Friday, November 17, 2017

Orphan Black (BBC America): Ratings Recap

BBC America's 'Orphan Black' premiered in March 2013 to a 0.3 18-49 rating and 684,000 viewers. Season 1 averaged a 0.16 rating and 375,000 viewers over the course of 10 episodes. The series-high in viewership for the show came in the second episode of the second season (718,000), and the series-low in viewership came in the third episode of the fifth season (205,000). The show aired a total of 50 episodes over 5 seasons and concluded in 2017 with 376,000 viewers tuning in for the show's series-finale.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Underground (WGN America): Ratings Recap

WGN America's 'Underground' premiered in March 2016 to a 0.39 18-49 rating and 1.42 million viewers. It remained steady over the course of it's first season averaging a 0.32 rating and 993,000 viewers over the course of its 10 episodes. The second season premiered in 2017 to a 0.37 rating and 1.1 million viewers before taking a huge drop for the remainder of the season's episodes. Season 2 averaged a 0.19 rating and 567,000 viewers.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

The MLB American League Championship between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros dominated local TV ratings in both networks for the week ending Oct. 22, with all 5 games in the top 6 for both markets. Game 3 on Oct 16. with 1.394 million viewers in New York City and 471,000 in Houston. Game 7 notched 2.107 million New York viewers and 903,000 in Houston. 13.2% of all people in Houston were watching the game, and 11.2% of New Yorkers were. Only the final 3 games of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers aired this week, with the Dodgers wrapping things up in five games. The deciding game on Oct. 19, registered 1.122 million Angelenos (7%), which was actually fewer than Game 3 (1.226 million) and Game 4 (1.231 million). In Chicago, the deciding game had 668,000 viewers (7.7%), which, in a similar fashion, was lower than Game 3 (891,000) and Game 4 (968,000). 

Performance in "home" markets: 'The Good Doctor' made the top 30 this week in San Francisco (not in the list below), with 138,000 viewers in the Bay area. In Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' had 505,000 viewers, 'This Is Us' had 394,000 (178,000 in Pittsburgh), 'Modern Family' had 325,000, and 'NCIS: LA' had 298,000. In New York City, 'Will & Grace' had 561,000, 'Blue Bloods' had 531,000, 'Empire' had 530,000, and 'Law & Order: SVU' 420,000. In Chicago, 'Chicago Fire' had 300,000 and 'Chicago PD' had 233,000; in Atlanta, 'Star' had 212,000. Finally, in Washington D.C., 'Scandal' had 135,000 viewers. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: Week of 10/9 -10/15/2017

FOX's 'Empire' and Star' both topped the week with African-American viewers. 'Empire' brought in 3.862 million AA viewers for its October 11th telecast, representing about 62% of its total 5.931 million viewers. Following 'Empire,' 'Star' had about 3.043 million AA viewers, representing about 67% of its total 4.513 million viewers. The only other scripted series to make the top 10 this week was ABC's 'Scandal' which had 1.497 million AA viewers - about 30% of its 4.995 million viewer total.

In Sports, both NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and CBS's 'Thursday Night Football' again made the list this week. Both were practically even, with 'Sunday' narrowly edging out 'Thursday' in total AA viewers, 2.967 million to 2.913 million. The figure for 'Thursday Night' represented 20% of its total audience (14.585M), while the figure for 'Sunday Night' represented 18% (16.158M). 

'60 Minutes' had 1.796 million viewers for its Oct. 15th telecast, 13% of its audience.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

BET's '2017 Hip Hop Awards' dominated the social content ratings for the week of October 9, with a massive 5.802 million total interactions coming from 2.566 million unique social media accounts. In terms of total interactions, the show leaned more towards Facebook (3.203M) than Twitter (2.599M). The CW's 'Riverdale' was second on the week with 515,000 interactions from 209,000 unique accounts, and in contrast to the 'Hip Hop Awards,' was almost exclusively interacted with on Twitter (424,000 vs. 91,000). Rounding out the top 3 is USA Network's 'WWE Monday Night RAW' with 509,000 interactions and 209,000 uniques. It was practically even between Facebook and Twitter at 237,000 and 272,000 respectively.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 on U.S. cable. 

MONDAY
ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' led the entire night (including Broadcast) in the 18-49s (3.71), and was third on the night (highest on cable) in total viewers, with 10.28 million. It hit huge numbers in households (6.13), adults 25-54 (4.09), and adults 50+ (4.24). It led the entire night in males 18-49 (5.36), males 18-34 (3.74), males 12-34 (3.74), and adults 18-34 (3.02). The MLB ALDS game, on FS1, had a 2.68 household rating and 4.49 million viewers. It was second on cable in males 18-49 (1.63), males 18-34 (1.35), males 12-34 (1.22), adults 18-34 (1.03), adults 18-49 (1.24), adults 25-54 (1.42), and adults 50+ (2.32). The MLB NLDS (Dodgers/Diamondbacks), on TBS, had a 1.33 rating in households and 2.21 million viewers. It did a 0.66 in adults 18-49 (0.91 in males), a 0.56 in 18-34 (0.73 in males), a 0.50 in people 12-34 (0.70 in males), and a 0.76 in adults 25-54. On VH1, 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.62 in females 18-49 with 2.08 million viewers, and 'Black Ink Crew Chicago' had a 0.87 in females 18-49 with 1.12 million viewers. Ovation's 'The Halcyon' had a minuscule 0.01 in the 18-49s and 58,000 viewers.

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, 'The Big Bang Theory' was not enough to save CBS from dropping to third among the big 4 networks in the 18-49 ratings (1.3/5). NBC (2.0/7) beat out ABC (1.5/5) in the demo, but ABC won the night in total viewers (9.72 million). The highest airing on the broadcast networks was 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.9/11, 13.13M) and the lowest belonged to CW's premiere of 'Valor' (0.3/1, 1.2M). NBC's demo win was propelled by 'The Voice' (2.4/8, 10.91M), while ABC's viewership win was made possible with help from both 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.3/4, 9.25M), and 'The Good Doctor' (2.0/7, 10.69M). CBS's comedy block of '9JKL' (1.4/5, 7.04M), 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/4, 6.01M), and 'Me, Myself & I' (0.9/3, 4.33M) continued to underperform in week 3. The season premiere of 'Supergirl' on the CW, brought in 1.87 million viewers and a 0.5/2 18-49 rating/share. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Crow's Blood (El Rey): Ratings Recap

'Crow's Blood' is a Japanese horror drama miniseries that aired in the summer of 2016 in Japan. In the United States, it aired all 6 episodes on El Rey Network from 6pm - 12am on October 28, 2017. It premiered to a 0.01 18-49 rating and 46,000 viewers. It ended with 24,000 viewers from 11pm - 12am. 

SEASON 1 (2017)
EPISODE #
DATE
TIME
VIEWERS
1
OCTOBER 28, 2017
6:00PM
46,000
2
OCTOBER 28, 2017
7:00PM
38,000
3
OCTOBER 28, 2017
8:00PM
22,000
4
OCTOBER 28, 2017
9:00PM
23,000
5
OCTOBER 28, 2017
10:00PM
29,000
6
OCTOBER 28, 2017
11:00PM
24,000

Source: Nielsen Media Research, @SonoftheBronx