Monday, July 6, 2020

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 1, 2020

CBS's 'Game On!' led the Wednesday broadcast ratings in the 18-49 demo (0.6 rating) and was the top-non NBC program among total viewers (3.21 million). 'On!' also led the day in adults 25-54 (0.8) and tied a rerun of FOX's 'Masterchef' in adults 18-34 (0.3 rating). NBC's entire line-up of 'Chicago' franchise programs was in reruns but 8pm's 'Chicago Med' led broadcast in total viewers (3.67 million). ABC brought in low numbers with 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.32 million) and the CW was even lower with 'The 100' (0.1, 642,000) and 'Bulletproof' (0.1, 346,000).

Over on cable, MTV's 'Challenge: Total Madness' (851,000 viewers) was the uncontested winner in adults 18-49 (0.47 rating) as well as in women 18-49 (0.62), adults 18-34 (0.48), and females 12-34 (0.55). The only other program do well in the major female demos was Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' (0.28, 991,000) which was at 0.33 in W18-49 & 0.19 in F12-34.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 28, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 23, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th and final week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: Summer 1982

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the summer of the 1981-82 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1989 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 815,000 (through w/e August 22) or 833,000 (w/e August 29 onward) as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, which was the only newspaper in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Full ratings for the week ending Sep. 5 were not available, so partial data from Broadcasting Magazine was provided. Images can be clicked to enlarge. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday June 30, 2020

The top-rated show of the summer, NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' again led the nightly broadcast ratings in all major demos including adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), 18-34 (0.7), 25-54 (1.7), and total viewers (8.44 million). Lead-out 'World of Dance' (0.8, 3.99 million) lost four rounded tenths in the demo from from 'Talent.' Over at ABC, 'Genetic Detective' (0.3 rating) beat out a slew of reruns among total viewers (2.43 million) and tied two 'Modern Family' reruns in 25-54 (0.5). Finally, the CW's 'Stargirl' (0.2, 987,000) mustered a bit of strength, but 'Happy Hour' (0.1, 337,000) faltered.

News programming led the cable side with 'Tucker Carlson' leading the day in 18-49 (0.35 rating), 25-54 (0.57), and total viewers (4.15 million). 'Hannity' (0.32/0.56, 4.07 million) was close behind, as was 'Ingraham Angle' (0.27/0.47, 3.45 million).

Thursday, July 2, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday June 29, 2020

NBC's Monday night line-up strolled to an easy victory on the broadcast nets with 'Titan Games' (0.7 in 18-49, 3.92 million) and 'The Wall' (0.7, 4.06 million) atop the ratings and the premiere of 'Cannonball' (0.6, 2.65 million) close behind. The former two programs also led in adults 18-34 (0.4) with the latter a tenth behind. ABC aired a three hour 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons' special which was at 0.4 in 18-49, 0.3 in 18-34, and 2.05 million viewers. Finally, the CW actually had not-terrible numbers with 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2, 1.04 million) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2, 1.02 million).

TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Other Way' led all of cable in adults 18-49 (0.82 rating), women 18-49 (1.13), people 18-34 (0.51), and females 12-34 (0.64), averaging 2.85 million viewers. Lead-in 'B90: Strikes Back' was at 0.52 in the demo (0.74 in women) with 2.15 million, and lead-out '90 Day Other Way: Pillow Talk' had 0.49 (0.66 in women) with 1.85 million.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 21, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.