Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thursday January 10, 2019 Nielsen Finals

TLC's 'Dr. Pimple Popper' easily topped the Thursday cable ratings with a 0.71 A18-49 rating and 2.79 million viewers, including the day's best ratings among women 18-49 (0.9) and females 12-34 (0.53). Coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Thunder and Spurs, on TNT, scored the day's best numbers in M18-49 (0.83) and M12-34 (0.61) with 1.45 million viewers, while the lead-in game, Celtics/Heat, was at 0.64/0.48 in those demos with 1.17 million viewers. On MTV, 'Floribama Shore' notched a 0.40 F12-34 rating with 719,000 viewers, while lead-in 'Ex on the Beach' was slightly higher at 0.45 in that demo with 683,000 viewers. Over at Bravo, 'Top Chef' averaged a 0.41 W18-49 rating with 977,000 viewers, while at Lifetime, two episodes of 'Rap Game' were at 0.28/0.25 in that demo with 512,000/434,000 total viewers. Other programs of note include: two episodes of WEtv's 'Growing Up Hip Hop' (623,000 & 555,000), TruTV's 'The Carbonaro Effect' (328,000), UP's 'Bringing Up Bates' (293,000), and two episodes of CMT's 'Music City' (107,000 & 65,000). 

Wednesday January 9, 2019 Nielsen Finals

ESPN's coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Bucks and Rockets topped the cable ratings Wednesday, scoring a 1.15 M18-49 rating, a 0.97 M12-34 rating, and 1.73 million viewers. The lead-out game, Pistons/Lakers, was at 1.08/0.90 in those demos with 1.46 million viewers. On VH1, 'Black Ink Crew Chicago' brought in the day's best ratings in the F12-34 demo (0.49), in addition to a 0.69 W18-49 rating and 960,000 viewers, while 'Love and Hip Hop Miami' was at 0.47/0.62 in those respective demos with 873,000 viewers. Over at Bravo, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' notched the best W18-49 rating (0.7) on the day with 1.29 million total viewers, while at MTV, 'Catfish' was at 0.41 in that demo (0.36 in F12-34) with 531,000 viewers, and at E!, 'Botched' managed 0.33/0.21 with 696,000 viewers. Finally, the fifth season premiere of FXX's 'You're the Worst' averaged a 0.08 A18-49 rating with 265,000 viewers, down a bit from it's fourth season premiere back in 2017 (0.14/298,000). 

Tuesday January 8, 2019 Nielsen Finals

FOX News's coverage of Trump's first Oval Office speech via 'Hannity' topped the Tuesday cable ratings with a 1.36 P25-54 rating in the key news demo and 7.13 million viewers. The program also brought in a huge 5.11 P50+ rating. Over at CNN, 'Cuomo Prime Time' saw a 1.09 P25-54 rating with 3.54 million viewers, and on MSNBC, 'The Rachel Maddow Show' notched a 0.72 rating in that demo with 4.36 million viewers. 'The Curse of Oak Island,' on History, had the highest numbers among all non-cable news ratings with a 0.83 A18-49 rating with 3.27 million viewers, while lead-out 'Project Blue Book' saw a 0.43 rating with 2.27 million viewers. On Bravo, 'Below Deck' scored a 0.69 W18-49 rating with 1.45 million viewers, and on OWN, 'The Haves and the Have Nots' was at 0.61 in that demo with 1.69 million viewers. Elsewhere, the Freeform premiere of 'Good Trouble' notched a 0.26 F12-34 rating with 413,000 viewers, and TLC's 'I Am Jazz' was at 0.19 in that demo (0.30 in W18-49) with 707,000 viewers. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 12/24 - 12/30/2018

The second season premiere of FOX's 'The Orville' topped the L+7 raw demo gains for notoriously slow final week of the year. The show rose 0.80 among adults 18-49 to 2.33, and ticked up 2.56 million viewers to 8.26 million within 7 days. The final 2 episodes of the season (and more than likely) series of 'I Feel Bad' were both up 0.16 in the demo, to 0.69 and 0.57, and rose 472,000 & 508,000 in total viewers to 2.96 million and 2.44 million. The only other scripted broadcast entry on the week was the finale of 'Midnight, Texas,' on NBC, which rose 0.24 to 0.66 in the demo and 818,000 viewers to 3.24 million. On the cable side, Bravo's 'Dirty John' again led the L+3 ratings, up 0.55 in the demo to 0.94 and 1.54 million viewers to 2.91 million. The 10 season 4 episodes of TBS's 'Angie Tribeca' were up between 0.01 and 0.03 in adults 18-49 and 52,000 to 101,000 among total viewers. 

Monday January 7, 2019 Nielsen Finals

Coverage of the 'College Football Championship' between Alabama and Clemson brought in huge numbers for ESPN on Monday cable, scoring a massive 7.63 A18-49 rating with over 24.32 million viewers. The game also easily topped every major sub demo on the day: men & women 18-49 (10.04/5.24 ratings), males & females 12-34 (7.47/3.67), people 18-34 (6.22), and people 25-54 (8.61). Three hours of 'WWE Entertainment,' on USA Network, were at 1.19/1.03/0.92 in M18-49, 0.74/0.61/0.57 in M12-34, and 2.61 million/2.29 million/2.07 million among total viewers. On Bravo, 'Vanderpump Rules' notched a 0.77 W18-49 rating with 1.3 million viewers, while on VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop' was at 1.0 in that demo with 1.33 million viewers and 'Cartel Crew' hit 0.7 with 953,000 viewers. Over at MTV, 'Teen Mom OG: Backstage' hit a 0.30 F12-34 rating with 506,000 viewers and 'Teen Mom OG: Ask Moms' managed a 0.24 rating with 390,000 viewers. Elsewhere was A&E's 'Gangland' (385,000), History's 'Ancient Aliens' (822,000), and Smithsonian's 'Eight Days that Made Rome' (71,000). 

Sunday January 6, 2019 Nielsen Finals

TLC's '90 Day FiancĂ©' took victory on Sunday cable with a 0.9 A18-49 rating and 2.59 million viewers, also leading the day in W18-49 (1.23 rating) and females 12-34 (0.83). On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' led-off the night with a 1.21 W18-49 rating and 2.12 million viewers, 'Married to Medicine' brought in a 0.77 rating in that demo with 1.47 million viewers, and drama-series 'Dirty John' stayed strong with a 0.62 demo rating and 1.49 million viewers. Over on premium cable, Showtime aired only 'Ray Donovan' (1.04 million), while Starz had both 'Outlander' (1.16 million) and 'Counterpart' (244,000). Other notables on the day include: Food Network's 'Worst Cooks' (1.68 million), Oxygen's 'Snapped' (407,000) & 'Snapped: Killer Couples' (372,000), and Smithsonian's 'Air Disasters' (223,000) & 'Eight Days that Made Rome' (129,000). 

Saturday January 5, 2019 Nielsen Finals

ESPN's coverage of the Colts/Texans AFC Wildcard game dominated the Saturday cable ratings, leading in adults 18-49 (2.09 rating), men 18-49 (2.98), males 12-34 (2.3), people 18-34 (1.94), and total viewers (6.1 million). On Lifetime, the final 2 episodes of 'Surviving R. Kelly' found the best ratings yet: scoring 1.20/1.29 ratings among women 18-49, twin 0.76 ratings in females 12-34, and 2.26 million/2.29 million in total viewers. Over at Hallmark Channel, 'Winter Castle' was at 0.5 in W18-49, 2.16 in P50+, and averaged 2.97 million viewers. Other programs of note include: Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger' (926,000) & 'Cousins for Life' (675,000), HBO's 'Sesame Street' (113,000), and Oxygen's 'Dateline: Secrets Uncovered' (319,000).

Friday January 4, 2019 Nielsen Finals

The second two episodes of Lifetime's exposĂ© 'Surviving R. Kelly' easily topped the night in adults 18-49 (0.93/0.92) as well as in a number of different subdemos including women 18-49 (1.24/1.28 ratings), people 18-34 (0.71/0.71), females 12-34 (0.78/0.84), and people 25-54 (1.02/1.02). The two episodes were at 2.09 million and 2.16 million viewers at 9pm and 10pm respectively. Coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Thunder and Blazers, on ESPN, topped the night both men 18-49 (0.85) and males 12-34 (0.68) with 1.39 million viewers, while the Mavericks/Celtics game was at 0.78/0.65 in those demos with 1.34 million viewers. Over at MTV, two episodes of 'Ridiculousness' were at 0.23/0.23 among W18-49, 0.19/0.19 in F12-34, and 589,000/597,000 in total viewers. Other programs of note include the 2 premiere episodes of VH1's 'Grown & Sexy' (169,000/119,000), GSN's 'America Says' (526,000), and Reelz's 'World's Most Evil Killers' (144,000).