Thursday, January 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 14, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 30, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending December 12, 2021

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending December 12, 2021. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

There were no new debuts among originals this week on the Nielsen SVOD ratings chart. Netflix's 'Lost in Space' held atop the chart for a second week with just over 1 billion minutes of watch-time, down slightly from the week prior's 1.2 billion while 'True Story' (also Netflix) fell from #2 to #9 among originals (607 million to 255 million), enabling Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' to rise 3-2 with solid retention for its third week (527 million). On the movie front, Disney+'s 'Home Alone' (307 million) and Hulu's 'Elf' (296 million) soared to take the top 2 spots, while on the acquired programming front, 'Cocomelon' ranked #1 for a seventh week (835 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 7, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Euphoria Ratings: Discussion

    I've written extensively on the subject of ratings for streaming services, and in particular, the need for both transparency and 3rd party verification. Netflix has taken solid steps forward in regards to the former with the launch of their weekly top 10 website, and Nielsen has attempted to account for the latter with their weekly SVOD lists. But unfortunately, HBO Max does not regularly release their own data, nor are they accounted for in the weekly Nielsen SVOD lists. So when I see articles like this one from Variety I really start to question it.

    HBO reported that 2.4 million people watched the premiere of 'Euphoria' on Sunday January 9th, a number that apparently includes both live viewership on HBO as well as viewership on HBO Max. Now, this is an interestingly high number considering that only 254,000 people watched the program on HBO on the night of its premiere according to Nielsen data. An additional 86,000 watched its 11:30pm rerun, so that is a linear-TV-total of 340,000. With this, we are expected to believe that nearly 86% of the viewership (~2.06 million) came from HBO Max? It's totally possible that this is true, but we have to look at this number with some skepticism.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Saved (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Saved' premiered June 12, 2006 behind the second-season premiere of 'The Closer,' logging 5.1 million viewers and a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating (versus 8.3 million & 2.0 for 'Closer'). While 'The Closer' averaged between 5.5 and 7 million viewers throughout the season, 'Saved' was only able to hold onto about half of that, ranging in the high 2-million to low 3-million range. It managed to conclude on a high-note with 3.94 million and the show averaged 3.46 million over its 13 episodes. This was apparently not high enough for TNT to warrant a second season renewal. Note: the average viewership figure comes from official published sources and is not simply the average of the available data in the table.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 23, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Adult Swim Full Saturday Ratings: January 8, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the full Adult Swim programming line-up from January 8th/9th, 2022. The chart below begins at 8:00pm Saturday evening and ends at 6:00am early Sunday morning. Viewership is expressed in thousands.

News Ratings: Week Ending January 9, 2022

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.