Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday September 26, 2015:

ESPN's LSU/Syracuse COLLEGE FOOTBALL game took victory on the Saturday cables with a 1.12 adults 18-49 rating with 3.2 million viewers. The primetime Texas A&M/Arkansas game was at 0.97 in 18-49s (1.34 in men, 0.60 in women) and 3.11 million viewers. On Starz, SURVIVORS REMORSE ticked up to 355,000 viewers, and BLUNT TALK was up 10K to 179,000, but down to 0.03 in the 18-49s. On BBC America, DOCTOR WHO took an unusually fall, tumbling to 1.12 million, and on Hallmark, CEDAR COVE concluded its third season with a season-high 2.05 million viewers - way up from the 1.46 million for the season premiere, but exactly even with last season's finale. Finally, on Reelz, BEHIND THE SCREAMS began with 266,000 viewers, and FAME KILLS was at 193,000.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday September 25, 2015:

Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD led the Friday cable ratings with a 0.64 adults 18-49 rating, a strong 1.17 in F12-34, and 2.62 million viewers (up from 2.42 million last week). On the same net, DOG WITH A BLOG was 0.78 in F12-34 with 2.15 million viewers. Also doing well in that demo was Nickelodeon's SPONGEBOB (0.70) and Lifetime's two programs BRING IT! and STEP IT UP which were at 0.88 & 0.63 respectively. Both shows on Syfy were up over 100k viewers this week with Z NATION up to 990,000, and CONTINUUM up to 526,000. On TNT, COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES was up in both of its episodes, 840,000 at 8pm & 878,000 at 9pm. Finally, Cinemax's STRIKE BACK, on Cinemax had positive week-to-week rises in both the demo (0.12 rating) and total viewers (280,000) .

Monday, September 28, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday September 24, 2015:

NFL Network's simulcast of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL topped the daily cable ratings with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and 3.23 million viewers. Combined with its numbers from CBS, the game averaged an 8.2/29 rating/share in men 18-49 and a 6.8/30 in men 18-34. On MTV, TEEN MOM II delivered the highest numbers on the day in F12-34 (1.45 rating) and fell hard week-to-week to 1.53 million viewers; lead-out ARE YOU THE ONE was at 1.22 in that demo with 922,000. Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY ranked third in that demo but was still miles back from MTV's numbers (0.63 rating) In striped content, DOMINION, on Syfy, recovered some of its lost viewers up to 769,000 this week, MARRIED, on FX, was up slightly to 395,000, and THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, on TV Land, was at 238,000. Among lower-rated cables was ABC Family's STARTUP U (60,000) & JOB OR NO JOB (86,000), and RFD's SMALL TOWN BIG DEAL (37,000).

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Wednesday September 22, 2015:

SOUTH PARK, on Comedy Central, took victory on the Wednesday cable ratings across the demos, including in adults 18-49 (0.87 rating), 18-34 (1.08), & 25-54 (0.76); it ranked second in females 12-34 (0.54) and averaged 1.49 million total viewers. Leading in the F12-34 demo was the 8pm episode of ABC Family's YOUNG & HUNGRY at 0.63 (805,000 viewers); the 8:30pm episode notched a 0.53 with 678,000 viewers. Also scoring well in that demo was Lifetime's LITTLE WOMEN LA which logged a 0.42 with 931,000 viewers. On FXX, THE LEAGUE had a strong week-to-week gain, up to 547,000 (vs. 382K), but YOURE THE WORST dipped a bit to 233,000 (vs. 267K). One at TruTV, CARBONARO EFFECT leaped ~200K viewers to 755,000, and ROAD SPILL was at 313,000. Syfy continued to have strong numbers with GHOST HUNTERS which was back over 1 million this week (1.14 million) versus last week's 949,000; lead-out PARANORMAL WITNESS also had a nice rise, up to 760,000 (vs. 531K). Among lower-rated cables there was UP's TIES THAT BIND (140,000), and Esquire's CAR MATCHMAKER (73,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Tuesday September 22, 2015:

OWN's THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS led a busy Tuesday on cable across the demos, including in adults 18-49 (1.19 rating), 18-34 (0.88), 25-54 (1.43), females 12-34 (1.11), and total viewers (3.7 million). Lead-out IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG also fared well, ranking second in each of those demos, pulling its best numbers in 18-49 (0.98), F12-34 (1.0), and total viewers (2.9 million). The second week of THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, on FX, lost more than 1 million viewers from last week's premiere (2.12 million) down to 1.1 million and 0.39 in the demo. On Comedy Central both TOSH.0 (905,000 viewers) and DRUNK HISTORY (600,000) each pulled their best numbers in adults 18-34 (0.70 & 0.42), and both E!'s TOTAL DIVAS (795,000) and Bravo's BELOW DECK (1.1 million) were solid in F12-34 (0.55 & 0.54). Both BET programs had sizable drops from last week with REAL HUSBANDS dropping to 590,000 (from 753K), and PUNKD tumbling more than 200K to 405,000. On Syfy, FACE OFF was on par with last week at 936,000, and on TNT, PUBLIC MORALS took a huge hit down to 632,000 (from 781K). On the lower-rated networks was Esquire's THE AGENT (31,000), El Rey's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (61,000), and Showtime's A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME (55,000).

Don't Blink (POP): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Don't Blink' operated at relative obscurity, premiering in July 2015 with a 0.03 18-49 rating and 89,000 viewers. It aired two other episodes that night which were both at 0.03, and at 122,000 & 121,000 viewers. It hit a viewership low of 56,000 and a demo low of 0.01. It concluded with a 0.02 rating and 58,000 viewers. The show aired a total of 13 episodes over the course of a single season, and averaged 86,000 viewers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Monday September 21, 2015:

ESPN's coverage of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL between the Jets & Colts easily topped the Monday cable ratings with a 4.65 adults 18-49 rating (6.5 in men, 2.73 in women), a 4.1 in adults 18-34 (5.37 in men, 2.83 in women), and 12.48 million viewers. The game also led in the females 12-34 demo (2.24) though VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD was super close competition (2.01) despite having 5X fewer viewers (2.56 million). Lead-out BLACK INK CREW pulled a 1.43 rating in that demo with 2.05 million viewers. On ABC Family, SWITCHED AT BIRTH suffered at the hands of NFL Football: down 300K viewers, to 701,000 viewers (from 1 million), and CHASING LIFE fell about 140K to 538,000; among F12-34 the two programs were at 0.49 & 0.36. Over at MTV, AWKWARD lost over 200K viewers, to 532,000 (0.61 in F12-34), FAKING IT was down only slightly to 401,000 (0.50 in that demo), GIRL CODE was at 176,000, GIRL CODE LIVE was up over 100K to 260,000, and TODRICK logged 162,000. On Travel, the finale of 36 HOURS rose found 233,000 viewers, and UNCOMMON GROUNDS rose ~80K to 205,000. Other programs of note include Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC (1.85 million, 0.66 in F12-34), Disney XD's GRAVITY FALLS (909,000), and Pop's BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK (106,000).

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday September 20, 2015:

BROADCAST UPDATE: The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards averaged 11.87 million viewers.

On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD dominated the night again, this time with 6.62 million viewers (down from 7.19m last week). On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN was up slightly to 1.45m viewers (from 1.42), and MASTERS OF SEX was down to 548,000 (from 601,000) in their penultimate episodes of the season. On HBO, PROJECT GREENLIGHT fell to 113,000 viewers (from 154,000), still way down from the 2m+ it was getting back in 2003. DOLL & EM actually fell almost 100k viewers to 65,000 viewers (vs. 161k last week). On FX, THE STRAIN jumped to 1.41m viewers (from 1.3m), with only 2 episodes left this season. On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS returned, in the second half of its 10th season, to 1.29m viewers, down over 1m from the most recent episode on May 31st (2.37m). Among lower-rated cables, THE MISSING EVIDENCE, on Smithsonian was at 69,000 viewers (down from 140k last week), and THE ART OF, on Ovation, was at a mere 10,000 viewers (down slightly from 17,000 last week). This also makes the show the lowest I've ever reported.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday September 19, 2015:

On Starz, BLUNT TALK was just so bad that I had to prepare a separate paragraph just to explain the new level of awful: it fell to 169,000 viewers (from 221,000). At least SURVIVOR'S REMORSE is steady; it was up to 329,000 viewers (from 303,000). On BBC America, DOCTOR WHO premiered its ninth season to 1.97 million viewers, down from the eighth season premiere last year (2.19m). On Hallmark, CEDAR COVE was down to 1.69m (from 1.75m) in its penultimate episode of the season, and on Travel, GHOST ADVENTURES was up to 772,000 viewers (from 717,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday September 18, 2015:

It was a Disney-dominated Friday night with GIRL MEETS WORLD (2.42 million) rebounding from last week's series-low 1.85m by pulling its best numbers since May 13th (2.6 million).  JESSIE was up over 700K viewers this week, to 2.28m, I DIDNT DO IT was up to 1.92m (from 1.72m), but DOG WITH A BLOG returned down to 1.79m (from 2.01m on Aug. 21st). On Syfy, Z NATION again doubled the numbers of CONTINUUM: 882,000 vs. 424,000, and on Lifetime, BRING IT! fell to 1.06m (from 1.39m) while ATLANTA PLASTIC dropped to 914,000 (from 1.02m). On BBC America, the season 9 prequel of DOCTOR WHO was at 686,000 viewers, and the DOCTOR'S FINEST show was at 483,000. Finally, on Cinemax, STRIKE BACK dropped to its 2nd-lowest viewership ever (166,000) with only 3 episodes left in the series.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday September 17, 2015:

On NFL Network, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL began with 4.16 million viewers, way up from last year's game, which was at 2.34m. On FX, MARRIED was up to 323,000 viewers (from 251,000 last week), and SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL was up over 100k viewers to 487,000 (from 383,000). On Syfy, DOMINION took a hard hit down about 200k viewers to 641,000 (836k last week), and GEEKS WHO DRINK fell to 259,000 viewers (from 314k). On CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH rose to 468,000 viewers (from 421k), DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS was up slightly to 216,000 (from 188k), and GAINESVILLE increased from both of last week's episodes to 152,000 viewers (vs. 120k/55k). Finally, on ABC Family, JOB OR NO JOB jumped to 138,000 viewers (from 83k), but STARTUP U fell almost half to 58,000 viewers (vs. 106k).

Monday, September 21, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Wednesday September 16, 2015:

On CNN, THE GOP DEBATE dominated everything, with 23.056 million viewers! This; however, was down from the August 6 GOP Debate which was at 23.997 million on Fox News. On VH1, DATING NAKED was up all the way to 788,000 viewers (from 641,000), and TWINNING was up to 570,000 (from 538,000). On FXX, THE LEAGUE took a big fall, down about half to 382,000 viewers (from 720k), and YOURE THE WORST actually fell to its "worst" rating yet: 267,000 viewers (down from 303k, which was also a series low). On TV One, the season finale of HOLLYWOOD DIVAS was down to 435,000 viewers (from 597,000), and BORN AGAIN VIRGIN was up from last week's 300k in its first episode (339,000), but down its its second episode (279,000). On Velocity, DALLAS CAR SHARKS premiered to a modest 214,000 viewers at 10pm, but fell to 174,000 for its second episode at 10:30pm; WHEELER DEALERS was on par with last week's rating, only down 2k viewers to 298,000. Finally, among lower-rated cables, CAR MATCHMAKER, on Esquire, dropped heavily to 67,000 viewers (from 143,000), and TIES THAT BIND, on UP, fell to 107,000 viewers (from 133,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Tuesday September 15, 2015:

On FX, the pilot showing of THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER led the night with 2.12 million viewers (the movie IRON MAN 3 which aired just before was at 1.86m). On Oxygen, BAD GIRLS CLUB fell to 477,000 viewers (from 690,000), BOSS NAILS was down to 228,000 (from 274,00), and IT TAKES A SISTER actually dropped even further, this time to 149,000 (from 186,000). On BET, REAL HUSBANDS was down to 753,000 viewers (from 827,000), and PUNKD was also down, to 632,000 (vs. 717,000). On ABC Family, MONICA THE MEDIUM fell slightly to 411,000 (from 434,000), and NEXT STEP REALTY fell again, to 136,000 (vs. 152,00). On Syfy, FACE OFF was one of very few shows to actually increase from last week (albeit was very slightly): to 942,000 (from 940,000). Among the low rated cables, THE AGENT was up to 82,000 viewers (from 48,000), and on CNBC, WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB dropped to 204,000 viewers (from 285,000) with only 1 episode to go in the season (although it was already renewed for a second season). On El Rey, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN was down 20K viewers to 26,000.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Monday September 14, 2015:

On VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD dropped to 2.19 million viewers for its second episode of the season (from 2.39m), for reference the second episode of season 1 was at 2.37m. BLACK INK CREW fell just a bit to 1.91m (from 1.94m), and SHES GOT GAME fell about the same, to 1.52m (vs. 1.56m). On ABC Family, SWITCHED AT BIRTH jumped to above 1m viewers  (from 986,000), and CHASING LIFE was up to 697,000 viewers (from 591,000), with only 2 episodes left of the season. On MTV, AWKWARD was at 761,000 (up from 682,000), FAKING IT was at 439,000 (down from 584,000), GIRL CODE LIVE was at 134,000 (down from 217,000), and GIRL CODE was at 225,000. Finally, on Travel, 36 HOURS was up slightly to 199,000 viewers (from 197,000).

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday September 13, 2015:

On AMC, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD just dominated the night with a huge 7.19 million viewers; although this is still down from its 8.18m on 8/30, and 10.13m for the season premiere. For comparison, the third episode of THE WALKING DEAD (in 2010) received only 5.07m, but the third episode of last season was at a whopping 13.8m! On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN was up slightly to 1.43m (from 1.41m), and MASTERS OF SEX had similar success: up to 601,000 viewers (from 562,000). On Oxygen, SNAPPED dropped to 353,000 viewers (from 486,000 last week). PROJECT GREENLIGHT returned to HBO after a 12 year absence with a disappointing 154,000 viewers (but that's what happens when there's no promotion). This is massively down from the August 24, 2003 finale, which was at 2.56 million. DOLL & EM returned to only 161,000 viewers for its second season premiere (up from 123,000 for last year's premiere), and LAST WEEK TONIGHT fell to 694,000 viewers (from 1.03m on 8/30), still pretty good considering its lead-ins. Among lower rated cables, THE MISSING EVIDENCE, on Smithsonian was down to 140,000 viewers (from 170k), and THE ART OF, on Ovation, was up very slightly to 17,000 viewers for its second episode of the season (from 12,000).

Friday, September 18, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday September 12, 2015:

On Starz, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE fell to a season low 303,000 viewers (from 393,000), but BLUNT TALK rebounded slightly from last week's series low (204,000), to 221,000. On Travel, GHOST ADVENTURES dropped to 717,000 viewers (from 832,000), but on TBS, AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMAN was up to 500,000 viewers (from 458,000). On Hallmark, CEDAR COVE was up to 1.75 million viewers (from 1.58m), with only 2 episodes left to go in the season (for reference, the 9th episode of last season was at 1.76m, so the show is fairly steady). Finally, on HBO, FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD was at 438,000 viewers, probably lower than HBO wanted/expected.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday September 11, 2015:

On Lifetime, BRING IT! was up slightly to 1.39 million viewers (from 1.37m), and ATLANTA PLASTIC was up to 1.02m (from 981,000). On OWN, FOR BETETR OR WORSE began its seventh season with 2 all new episodes at 1.12m and 1.22m respectively (up from 781,000 for the sixth season premiere). On Syfy, CONTINUUM was at 459,000 viewers and Z NATION was about twice as good, with 943,000. On TNT, COLD JUSTICE was up massively to 1.28m (from 987,000), and COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES rose 90k viewers to 991,000. Finally, on Cinemax, STRIKE BACK was down to 234,000 viewers (vs. 251,000 for its most recent episode on 8/28).

Big Brother After Dark (Pop/TVGN): Ratings Recap (2013 & 2015)

Below, I have posted a side-by-side comparison of the daily ratings for 'Big Brother After Dark' from 2013 and 2015. BBAD aired on TVGN in 2013, and POP in 2015 (TVGN changed its name to POP in early 2015). I have been unable to compile enough of the 2014 data to include it here, but I do have the majority of the 2013 numbers, and will add more as I find/receive them. I do; however, have all of the 2015 data. Any line that says "DID NOT AIR" is only put into the table in order to ensure that the corresponding dates in each year line up. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday September 10, 2015:

On Syfy, DOMINION was up to 836,000 viewers (from 771,000), but GEEKS WHO DRINK fell slightly to 314,000 (from 326,000). On FX, MARRIED dropped over 150k viewers to 251,000, and SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL fell about 190k, to 383,000 viewers (from 573,000). On TruTV, FAMELESS fell to 358,000 viewers (from 502,000 on 8/27). On USA, GRACELAND rose slightly to 815,000 viewers (from 810,000). On ABC Family, STARTUP U jumped to 106,000 viewers for its first Thursday episode (from 63,000 viewers on 9/1), and JOB OR NO JOB fell a bit to 83,000 viewers (from 97,000). Finally, among lower-rated cables, DOCUMENTARY NOW, on IFC, dropped to 89,000 viewers (from 107,000), and COMEDY BANG! BANG! fell slightly to 39,000 viewers (from 44,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Wednesday September 9, 2015:

On FXX, THE LEAGUE began its seventh (and final) season with 720,000 viewers, up from the season six premiere (602,000) and finale (276,000), and was the highest rated episode since the fifth season premiere (786,000 on 9/4/13). YOU'RE THE WORST began its second season with a series-low 301,000 viewers, down from the series premiere (765,000), and season one finale (552,000), the previous low was 393,000 on 7/31/14. On TV One, HOLLYWOOD DIVAS jumped to 597,000 viewers (from 327,000), UNSUNG was up to 478,000 viewers (from 388,000), and BORN AGAIN VIRGIN leaped to an astounding 300,000 viewers (from 180,000), its highest rated episode since 8/12 (310,000). On VH1, DATING NAKED was up to 641,000 viewers (from 610,000), and TWINNING jumped to 538,000 (from 413,000). Among lower-rated cables, WHEELER DEALERS, on Velocity, was at 300,000 viewers (from 327,000), and CAR MATCHMAKER, on Esquire, was up to 143,000 viewers (from 120,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Tuesday September 8, 2015:

On TNT, PUBLIC MORALS fell to a dreadful 962,000 viewers (from 1.53m), in its first night without its RIZZOLI & ISLES lead-in. On USA, PLAYING HOUSE concluded its second season with 486,000 viewers at 10pm, and 386,000 viewers at 10:30pm, on par with last week's 484,000, but down from the season one finale (846,000/648,000). On Oxygen, BAD GIRLS CLUB fell to 690,000 viewers (from 827,000), BOSS NAILS was down to 274,000 (from 306,000), and IT TAKES A SISTER dropped to 186,000 viewers (from 243,000). On ABC Family, MONICA THE MEDIUM was up slightly to 434,000 viewers (from 425,00), but NEXT STEP REALTY was down to 152,000 viewers (from 165,000). Among lower-rated cables, GARAGE SQUAD on Velocity was at 242,000 viewers (from 254,000), THE AGENT on Esquire was down slightly to 48,000 (from 55,000), and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN was up 30K viewers to 46,000.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Monday September 7, 2015:

On ABC Family, SWITCHED AT BIRTH was up in its third episode to 986,000 viewers (from 871,000), but CHASING LIFE fell to 591,000 viewers (from 642,000). On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC was down to 1.88 million viewers (from 1.98m). MTV had an awful night: AWKARD led the night with 682,000 viewers (down from 1.28m!), followed by FAKING IT with 584,000 viewers (down from 922,000), GIRL CODE LIVE with 217,000 (down from 394,000), and finally TODRICK with a mere 237,000 viewers. On VH1, BLACK INK CREW fell 1 million viewers (!!!) to 1.94m and SHES GOT GAME fell a bit less to only 1.56m (from 1.72m). Finally, 36 HOURS on Travel dropped to 197,000 viewers (from 311,000).

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday September 6, 2015:

On TNT, THE LAST SHIP concluded its second season with 2.75 million viewers, down from 2.96m last week, and 2.94m for the season premiere. On FX, THE STRAIN was down from last week's 1.36m to 1.15m this week, with only 4 episodes left of the season. On Showtime, RAY DONOVAN was down slightly to 1.41 million viewers (from 1.44m), and MASTERS OF SEX dropped over 100k viewers to 562,000 viewers (from 688,000). On Oxygen, SNAPPED began its sixteenth season with 486,000 viewers (down from the 574,000 viewers for the previous season premiere). PERSON OF INTEREST continued its syndicated run on WGN America with 368,000/424,000 viewers at 2pm/3pm. Finally, THE ART OF on Ovation began its season with a dismal 12,000 viewers.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday September 5, 2015:

On Starz, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE rose to another series high with 393,000 viewers (from 340,000), but BLUNT TALK on the other hand dropped to a series low 204,000 viewers (from 341,000). On Hallmark, CEDAR COVE dropped slightly to 1.58 million viewers (from 1.61m). On BBC America, DOCTOR WHO: DOCTOR'S FINEST was up to 300,000 viewers this week (from 294,000). Finally, on Food Network, FARMHOUSE RULES fell to 1.11 million viewers (from 1.18m), PIONEER WOMAN was at 1.31m, and THE KITCHEN was at 1.03m.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday September 4, 2015:

On Lifetime, BRING IT! was up to 1.37 million viewers (from 1.32m), and ATLANTA PLASTIC was also up, to 981,000 viewers (vs. 879,000). On WeTV, KENDRA ON TOP dropped to 392,000 viewers, from 505,000 last week. On TNT, COLD JUSTICE fell dramatically to 987,000 viewers (from 1.45m), and COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES fell to 901,000 viewers (from 1.22m). On E!, THE COMMENT SECTION was up to 219,000 viewers (from 190,000). STRIKE BACK on Cinemax did not air this week.

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday September 3, 2015:

On FX, SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL was down to 573,000 viewers (from 785,000), and MARRIED fared similarly; down to 405,000 viewers (from 552,000). On CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH was up to 572,000 viewers (from 475,000), DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS was up to 337,000 viewers (from 304,000), and GAINESVILLE fared similarly to 220,000 viewers (all the way from 183,000). On UP TV, BRINGING UP BATES concluded its second season with 197,000 viewers, down from the 249,000 viewers last week, and from the 314,000 viewers for the season premiere. On Syfy, DOMINION was up to 771,000 viewers (from 749,000), and GEEKS WHO DRINK was also up, to 326,000 viewers (from 292,000). Among lower-rated cables, DOCUMENTARY NOW dropped over 100k viewers to 107,000, and COMEDY BANG! BANG! fell even further to an embarrassing 44,000 viewers (from 70,000).

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Wednesday September 2, 2015:

On USA, MR. ROBOT concluded its inaugural season with 1.21 million viewers, its second lowest ratings of the season (& down from the most recent episode: 1.32m). On VH1, TWINNING was down to 413,000 viewers (from 547,000), and DATING NAKED was also down this week, to 610,000 viewers (from 753,000). On TV One, HOLLYWOOD DIVAS dropped to 327,000 viewers this week (from 404,000), UNSUNG dropped 100k viewers, to 388,000 viewers, and BORN AGAIN VIRGIN dropped to 180,000 viewers in its sixth episode (from 240,000). On ABC Family, KEVIN FROM WORK was up to 378,000 viewers this week (from 261,000). On Velocity, WHEELER DEALERS was down to 327,000 viewers this week (from 391,000 last week). Among lower-rated cables, CAR MATCHMAKER, on Esquire, was at 120,000 viewers, and TIES THAT BIND on UP TV was down slightly to 166,000 viewers (from 180,000). Finally, on WGN America, PERSON OF INTEREST began its syndicated run with 331,000 viewers at 10pm, and 351,000 viewers at 11pm.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Tuesday September 1, 2015:

On FX, TYRANT concluded its second season with 1.25 million viewers, which was up from the season premiere (1.06m), but down from the season 1 finale (1.52m). On MTV, SCREAM finished its first season with 726,000 viewers, way down from the 1.03m for the series premiere on 6/30. On TNT, RIZZOLI & ISLES concluded the first part of its sixth season with 4.77m viewers, its highest rated episode of the season, and highest since the 9/2/14 episode (5.04m). On Oxygen, BAD GIRLS CLUB was up to 827,000 viewers (from 636,000), and BOSS NAILS was up to 306,000 viewers (from 213,000). Among lower rated cables, THE AGENT was up slightly in its fourth episode to 55,000 viewers (from 52,000), and START UP U on ABC Family was up to 63,000 viewers (from 47,000). On El Rey, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN was down dramatically to 16,000 viewers (from 63K). Finally, on BounceTV, IN THE CUT was up in its second episode, to 458,000 viewers (from 308,000).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Monday August 31, 2015:

On MTV, AWKWARD began its fifth season with 1.29 million viewers, down from the season 4 premiere (1.63m), but up from the season 4 finale (1.04m). FAKING IT began the second part of its second season up to 922,000 viewers (from 891,000 on 11/25/14). On Travel, 36 HOURS was up again in its third episode, to 311,000 viewers (from 274,000 last week, and 264,000 for the series premiere). On ABC Family, CHASING LIFE was down to 642,000 viewers (vs. 772,000 last week), and SWITCHED AT BIRTH dropped in its second episode of the season, to 871,000 viewers (from 979,000 for the season premiere).

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday August 30, 2015:

Week two of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD was victorious in the ratings on a very busy Sunday on cable. The show scored a strong 4.1 adults 18-49 rating and 8.2 million viewers despite being down about eight-tenths in the demo from last week's 4.93 premiere and nearly 2 million viewers (10.1 million). It also led the day in adults 18-34 (3.41 rating), adults 25-54 (4.23), and ranked second in females 12-34 (2.79) behind MTV's run of the MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (4.56) which itself ranked second in P18-34 (3.32). The VMA PRESHOW was at 2.37/1.64 in those respective demos. Other top F12-34 and P18-34 performers came from Adult Swim's RICK & MORTY (0.96/1.34 respectively), VH1's BASKETBALL WIVES (1.01/0.65), and MTV's CATFISH SPECIAL (0.77/0.60). Elsewhere, at FX, THE STRAIN bounced back from last week's viewership series low (949K) to 1.4 million while at Showtime, both RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX pulled in their second-highest viewership totals of the season with 1.4 million & 688,000 respectively. Finally, Smithsonian premiered their new show THE MISSING EVIDENCE to 0.02 in adults 18-49 and 120,000 viewers.

THE MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS pulled in a cumulative 9.827 million viewers across 10 different channels: MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, TV Land, Comedy Central, BET, Centric, Logo, and CMT. MTV pulled in the most viewers with 5 million, followed by VH1 with 1.1 million. On Twitter, the show pulled in 21.4 million tweets (up from 12.6 million tweets last year).


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday August 29, 2015:

DRAGON BALL Z, on Adult Swim, led Saturday cable in the key adults 18-49 demo with 0.83 rating and ranked second in total viewers (1.75 million) behind the mid-season finale of AMC's HELL ON WHEELS (1.85 million). The show may have also led in some of the sub-demos; however, it was listed as a re-run so that information isn't available. With that, its lead-out AKAME GA KILL appears to have led the day in both adults 18-34 (0.82 rating) and females 12-34 (0.69) while NFL Network's coverage of STEELERS/BILLS topped in adults 25-54 (0.67). Over at Hallmark, CEDAR COVE was fairly stable with 1.66 million viewers while an Starz, BLUNT TALK dropped to 341,000 in its second episode (from 446K), but SURVIVOR'S REMORSE was actually up ever-so-slightly to 340,000 (from 334K) which is a new series high.