ESPN's coverage of COLLEGE FOOTBALL between LSU and Texas Tech easily took victory on a slow Tuesday cable day. The game notched a 1.57 rating in A18-49 with 4.96 million viewers, leading the day in men 18-49 (2.1 rating), males 12-34 (1.5), women 18-49 (1.05), females 12-34 (0.69), people 18-34 (1.24), people 25-54 (1.8), and people over 50+ (2.48). Outside of sports, History's CURSE OF OAK ISLAND notched a 0.95 A18-49 rating with 3.3 million viewers (1.16 in M18-49, 1.74 in P50+), and Discovery's MOONSHINERS special was at 0.55 in the demo with 1.7 million viewers (0.72 in M18-49). On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS ranked second in women 18-49 (1.04 rating) and averaged 1.78 million viewers, while GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE notched a 0.43 in that demo with 689,000 viewers. Other shows of note include: A&E's and FYI's MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (1.31 million, 497,000), Syfy's THE EXPANSE (633,000), Reelz's THE KENNEDY FILES (258,000), and Esquire's KNIFE FIGHT (110,000). Not in the list below was Showtime's INSIDE THE NFL (109,000).
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Thursday, December 31, 2015
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL between the Bengals and Browns, on ESPN, easily led the last Monday of 2015, scoring a 4.81 adults 18-49 rating with 15.81 million viewers. The game had a 6.32 rating in M18-49, a 4.44 rating in males 12-34, and a huge 8.0 rating in people over 50. On USA Network, three hours of WWE ENTERTAINMENT were at 1.53/1.54/1.48 in M18-49 and averaged 3.7 million/3.49 million/3.43 million viewers. VH1's LOVE AND HIP HOP took the second spot on cable in the women 18-49 demographic (2.17 rating) and averaged 2.81 million viewers. Two episodes of BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO were at 1.56 and 1.39 in that demo and averaged 1.96 million and 1.79 million viewers respectively. E!'s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM had a 0.29 rating in W18-49 with 597,000 viewers, and Discovery's RED DEVIL RACERS notched a 0.51 rating in M18-49 with 1 million viewers. Finally, the three series finale episodes of TNT's LEGENDS were at 515,000, 405,000, and 325,000 viewers.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA topped an otherwise slow day on cable, averaging a 1.43 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.98 million viewers. The program also did a 2.13 rating in W18-49 and a 1.33 rating in F12-34. VANDERPUMP RULES, which immediately followed, notched a 0.73 rating with 1.53 million viewers. In the women 18-49 ratings, the two shows were at 2.13 and 1.12 respectively. Over on TNT, THE LIBRARIANS averaged a 1.34 rating in people 50+ with 2.24 million viewers, and two episodes of AGENT X were at 0.76/0.74 in that demo and at 1.22 million/1.12 million viewers respectively. Elsewhere, E!'s THE ROYALS had a 0.4 rating in W18-49 with 671,000 viewers, and the after show, ROYAL HANGOVER had a 0.2 with 319,000 viewers. Finally, the series-finale of STARZ's FLESH AND BONE managed 93,000 total viewers.
NFL Network's Saturday edition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL easily strolled to a cable victory, notching a 2.54 rating in the key 18-49 demo with 8.15 million total viewers. The game again led all major demographics on cable including men & women 18-49 (3.43 rating and 1.66), males & females 12-34 (2.3, 1.32), and people 18-34 (2.09). Four college football games on ESPN took the second, third, fourth, and fifth spots on the day, at 1.35/1.11/0.91/0.75 ratings in M18-49, and ranging between 2.4 million and 4.05 million viewers. Over on Starz, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD stayed modest at 0.14 in the demo with 343,000 viewers, while the series-finale of DA VINCI'S DEMONS hit its highest viewership numbers since Nov. 14 (202,000). The only other scripted series of note was Esquire's SPOTLESS which averaged a 0.02 in the demo with 82,000 viewers.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
NBA BASKETBALL between the Spurs and Rockets, on ESPN, led Christmas Day cable with a 1.39 rating in adults 18-49 with 3.88 million viewers. The game topped the day in men & women 18-49 (1.81 and 0.97 ratings), people 18-34 (1.33 rating), females 12-34 (0.85 rating), people 25-54 (1.43 rating) and people over 50 (1.52 rating). The NBA game between the Pelicans and Heat had a 1.7 rating in M18-49, led cable in M12-34 (1.67 rating), and averaged 3.17 million viewers. The Clippers/Lakers game had a 1.47 rating in M18-49 wth 2.89 million viewers. The other major program of note was BBC America's DOCTOR WHO which averaged a 0.51 A18-49 rating with 1.24 million viewers. That program saw success in men & women 18-49 (0.57 and 0.45 ratings), as well as males & females 12-34 (0.45 and 0.42 ratings).
Monday, December 28, 2015
NFL Network's THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL topped a very slow Christmas Eve on cable. The game notched a 2.42 adults 18-49 rating with 7.08 million viewers and topped every major demographic on cable: men & women 18-49 (3.13 rating, 1.71 rating), males & females 12-34 (1.31, 1.29), people 18-34 (2.06), people 25-54 (2.73), and people over 50 (3.07). TIMELINE, which aired after the game had a 0.51 rating in the demo (0.76 in M18-49) with 1.3 million viewers. On ABC Family, 700 CLUB averaged a 0.49 rating in F12-34 with 869,000 viewers, and on TruTV, BILLY ON THE STREET took in 216,000 viewers. In lower-rated cables, Ovation's SECRET OF THE NUTCRACKER barely registered at 0.01 in the demo with 64,000 viewers.
Friday, December 25, 2015
ESPN's coverage of COLLEGE FOOTBALL between Georgia Southern and Bowling Green led a slow day on Wednesday cable. The game averaged a 0.65 adults 18-49 rating and led the day in men 18-49 (0.91 rating), males 12-34 (0.71 rating) and total viewers (2.34 million). On USA Network, WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS ranked second on the day with a 0.6 rating in the key demo (0.73 in M18-49) with 1.8 million viewers, and CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST took third with a 0.59 rating (0.65 in W18-49) and 1.48 million viewers. On MTV, CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES took third on the day in females 12-34 (0.45 rating) and averaged 691,000 viewers, CHALLENGE: SPECIALS took a 0.31 in that demo with 410,000 viewers. Finally, on Esquire, GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES notched a 0.02 rating with 84,000 viewers.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, on History, topped the Tuesday cable ratings with a 1.0 A18-49 rating with 3.4 million viewers, leading the day in men 18-49 (1.16 rating), females 12-34 (0.6), people 18-34 (0.72) and people 25-54 (1.24). USA Network's WWE SMACKDOWN took the third spot on the day, behind HGTV's FIXER UPPER (0.82/3.17M), with a 0.71 demo rating and 2.26 million viewers; SMACKDOWN led cable in males 12-34 (0.96 rating), and ranked second in M18-49 (0.92). Over on Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS led in the females 18-49 demo, notching a 1.1 rating, and averaged 1.59 million viewers; GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE had a 0.39 rating in that demo with 570,000 viewers. Elswhere, Syfy's THE EXPANSE dipped to 676,000 viewers, Discovery's MOONSHINERS had 1.98 million (0.9 rating in M18-49), and FYI's BLACK LOVE averaged 204,000 after a MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT lead-in (510,000).
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game between Lions and Saints led a slow day on Monday broadcast and cable. The game notched a 3.45 rating in adults 18-49 (4.83 rating in men 18-49) with 10.9 million viewers. The game also led in W18-49 (2.1), M18-34 (0.15), M12-34 (3.4), and F12-34 (1.4). On VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP notched a 1.8 rating in W18-49 with 2.29 million viewers, and BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO was at 1.2 in that demo with 1.65 million viewers. Bravo's VANDERPUMP RULES had a 0.9 W18-49 rating with 1.27 million viewers, VANDERPUMP AFTER SHOW had a 0.24 with 408,000 viewers, and APRES SKI had a 0.34 in that demo with 615,000 viewers. WWE ENTERTAINMENT, on USA Network, was at 1.59/1.58/1.61 ratings in M18-49 during its three hours, and at 3.44 million/3.37 million/3.32 million in total viewers. Finally, on TNT, MAJOR CRIMES had a 2.8 rating in P50+ with 3.69 million viewers, up hugely from last week's 3 million, while LEGENDS managed only a 0.54 in that demo with 824,000 viewers, also up big from last week (514K).
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA took victory on Sunday cable, averaging a 1.36 adults 18-49 rating (1.89 in W18-49) with 2.86 million viewers. WORK OUT NEW YORK had a 0.31 in that demo with 479,000 viewers. Over on E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS averaged a 1.32 W18-49 rating with 1.89 million viewers, and THE ROYALS notched a 0.45 W18-49 rating with 705,000 viewers. The season finale of Showtime's HOMELAND averaged 2.07 million viewers, its best numbers since Dec. 14, 2014 (2.11 million viewers). THE AFFAIR concluded its run with 1.11 million viewers. On TNT, THE LIBRARIANS scored a 1.12 rating in people over 50 with 1.94 million viewers, and AGENT X had a 0.76 rating in that demo with 1.21 million viewers. Finally, on STARZ, FLESH AND BONE had 116,000 viewers in its penultimate episode.
NFL Network's Saturday edition THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL led all programming on cable notching a 2.42 rating in the key demo with 7.41 million viewers. The game led in men 18-49 (3.3 rating), males 12-34 (2.44 rating) as well as a host of other demographics including people 18-34 (2.15) and people 25-54 (2.8). Hallmark's original movie, A CHRISTMAS MELODY took second in the people over 50 demo (2.8 vs. football's 3.49) and second in total viewers with 3.95 million. On the scripted side was STARZ's ASH VS. EVIL DEAD (465,000) & DA VINCI'S DEMONS (120,000), two episodes of TV Land's INSTANT MOM (189,000 & 201,000), Esquire's SPOTLESS (84,000), and Sundance's THE RETURNED (72,000).
Monday, December 21, 2015
GOLD RUSH, on Discovery, again led all of Friday cable, notching a 1.16 adults 18-49 rating with 3.78 million viewers. The program out delivered all other programming on both broadcast and cable in men 18-49 (1.6 rating), men 18-34 (1.02 rating), males 12-34 (0.93 rating), and and people 18-34 (0.84 rating). On the cable side, the show led all programming in W18-49 (0.71 rating), F12-34 (0.54 rating), people 25-54 (1.49 rating), and people over 50 (1.94 rating). On the scripted side was Syfy's Z NATION (0.48 in M18-49, 0.41 in M12-34) with 1.1 million viewers, USA Network's SATISFACTION (636,000), A&E's UNFORGETTABLE (1 million), and the series (?) finale of Cinemax's THE KNICK (275,000). On WEtv, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP had a 0.49 rating in W18-49 with 716,000 viewers, and DAVID TUTERA CELEBRATIONS had a 0.31 in that demo with 444,000 viewers.
Friday, December 18, 2015
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL coverage on NFL Network led Thursday cable with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers. The game led all of cable in the major demos: men & women 18-49 (2.92 rating, 1.09 rating), males & females 12-34 (0.76, 1.97), people 18-34 (1.57), people 25-54 (2.38), and people over 50 (2.81). Syfy's WWE SMACKDOWN was at 0.72 in M18-49 and 0.79 in M12-34 with 2.33 million viewers, and the two series-finale episodes of HAVEN were at 679,000 and 528,000 in total viewers. On Bravo, TOP CHEF was at 0.5 in W18-49 with 850,000 viewers, on Lifetime, PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR averaged 0.57 in that demo with 1.25 million viewers, and on MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS had 0.24 (0.20 in F12-34) with 592,000 viewers. Over at WEtv, TAMAR & VINCE notched a 0.45 in W18-49 with 684,000 viewers while SELLING IT IN THE ATL managed 431,000 viewers. Among the micro-rated, the season finale of RFD's SMALL TOWN BIG DEAL averaged just 34,000 viewers and a zero rating in the demo.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Discovery's ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE topped Wednesday cable notching a 1.08 adults 18-49 rating (1.19 in M18-49, 1.35 in P25-54, 1.77 in P50+) with 3.42 million viewers. ESPN's coverage of the SUNS/WARRIORS NBA game edged into second place with a 0.95 adults 18-49 rating, just ahead of FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY which had a 0.94. The NBA game led all of cable in M18-49 (1.51 rating), M12-34 (1.41), and P18-34 (1.1); it had 1.97 million viewers. The aforementioned AMERICAN HORROR STORY ranked third in the key demo with 1.85 million viewers, and led cable in both W18-49 (1.1 rating) and F12-34 (0.84). On Syfy, the series-premiere of THE MAGICIANS brought in a modest 0.26 18-49 rating (0.33 in M18-49, 0.19 in W18-49) with 916,000 viewers, and the third installment of CHILDHOOD'S END had a 0.33 rating with 1.28 million viewers.
CNN's coverage of the NEVADA GOP DEBATE marched to an easy victory on both broadcast and cable in both adults 18-49 (3.84 rating) and total viewers (18.17 million viewers). The debate also topped all of television in men 18-49 (4.6 rating), males 12-34 (2.9), people 18-34 (3.0), and people 25-54 (4.76), and ranked second behind THE VOICE in women 18-49 (3.1). On History, THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND ranked just behind debate coverage, averaging a 0.78 A18-49 rating with 2.47 million viewers, finding big ratings in men 18-49 (1.0) and people over 50 (1.23). Among programs robust in female viewers, Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS had the highest non-debate ratings in W18-49 (1.04) with 1.53 million viewers, and BET's BEING MARY JANE was just behind with its 1.03 rating in that demo with 1.66 million viewers; GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE had a 0.45 with 596,000 viewers. On Discovery, MOONSHINERS had a 0.77 rating in men 18-49 (third on cable outside of the debate) with 1.57 million viewers, and on Hallmark, the original movie A CHRISTMAS DETOUR notched a 0.8 in P50+ with 1.21 million viewers. Elsewhere, Syfy's miniseries CHILDHOOD'S END found 1.24 million viewers in its second episode, and THE EXPANSE had 854,000. In finales, the two series-finale episodes of MTV's FINDING CARTER was at 337,000 & 334,000, and the finale of WGN America's MANHATTAN ended low at 201,000.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Another MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game, another easy victory for ESPN on Monday cable. The Giants/Dolphins telecast led everything on television in the major male demographics: M12-34 (4.0 rating), M18-34 (4.5), and M18-49 (5.5), and ranked in the top three programs for major female demos: F12-34 (1.7), W18-34 (2.0), and W18-49 (2.2). In total viewers, the game had 11.55 million. On USA Network, WWE ENTERTAINMENT averaged 1.69/1.73/1.92 from 8pm-11pm in men 18-49, and was at 4.04 million/3.79 million/3.83 million in total viewers in that timeframe. Over at VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP tied FOOTBALL in the W18-49 demo (2.2), beat it in the F12-34 demo (1.8), all despite averaging almost 9 million less viewers (2.67 million). BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO returned from a two-week hiatus to a 1.3 rating in the W18-49 demo (#3 on cable) with 1.71 million viewers. On TNT, MAJOR CRIMES had a 2.24 rating in P50+ with 3 million viewers, while LEGENDS could only muster 514,000 viewers. Bravo's VANDERPUMP RULES, VANDERPUMP AFTER SHOW, and APRES SKI were at 0.98/0.28/0.35 respectively in the W18-49 demo, and at 1.29 million/448,000/469,000 in total viewers. The Syfy premieres of CHILDHOOD'S END and THE EXPANSE were at 1.45 million and 1.19 million viewers respectively - solid starts. Finally, the season finale of FARGO, on FX, hit a season-high 1.82 million viewers - the highest figures since the first season finale in June 2014 (1.98 million).
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA took victory on Sunday cable notching a 1.39 rating in the A18-49 demo (2.1 rating in W18-49) with 3.02 million viewers. Also on Bravo was WORK OUT NEW YORK (0.47 in W18-49) with 756,000 viewers and THEN AND NOW (0.36 in W18-49) with 606,000 viewers. On AMC, INTO THE BADLANDS ticked down to 0.96 in the demo (a strong 1.23 M18-49 skew) with 2.21 million viewers, and on Disney Channel, DESCENDANTS: WICKED WORLD averaged a 0.7 in females 12-34 with 1.6 million viewers. On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was at 1.45 in W18-49 with 2.05 million viewers while THE ROYALS hit 0.42 in that demo with 653,000 viewers. Over on premium cable, Showtime's HOMELAND had 1.84 million viewers and THE AFFAIR averaged 989,000; on HBO, GETTING ON managed 263,000 viewers while an airing of the HBO original movie THE NORMAL HEART struggled with only 118,000; and on STARZ, FLESH AND BONE had 73,000 viewers. Over at TNT, THE LIBRARIANS had a 1.15 rating in people over 50 with 2.21 million viewers, and AGENT X had 0.69 in that demo with 1.15 million viewers. Finally, the mid-season premiere of Sundance's CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER was at a dead-zero in the 18-49s with only 9,000 viewers.
ESPN's HEISMAN TROPHY presentation led all of Saturday cable with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 3.06 million viewers. The program also led cable in men 18-49 (1.27 rating), males 12-34 (1.06 rating), and adults 25-54 (0.98 rating). UFC PPC PRELIMS, on FS1, led cable in women 18-49 (0.55 rating / 1.14 in M18-49), females 12-34 (0.46 / 0.96 in M12-34), and adults 18-34 (0.89 rating), and averaged 1.93 million viewers. Over on Hallmark Channel, the original movie ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS led in the adults over 50 demographic (2.68 rating) and averaged 3.51 million viewers. Scripted series of note airing include STARZ's ASH VS. EVIL DEAD (452,000) & DA VINCI'S DEMONS (120,000), two episodes of TV Land's INSTANT MOM (297,000 & 293,000), Esquire's SPOTLESS (63,000), and Sundance's THE RETURNED (62,000). The Lifetime movie, BECOMING SANTA had a 0.29 rating in W18-49 with 1.15 million viewers.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Discovery's GOLD RUSH strolled to an easy victory on Friday cable averaging a 1.03 rating in the key demo (A18-49) with 3.75 million total viewers, doubling the performance of second-ranked NBA BASKETBALL between the Lakers and Spurs which averaged a 0.58 rating with 1.45 million viewers. RUSH led all of cable in most of the key sub demos: M18-49 (1.44 rating), W18-49 (0.62 rating), P18-34 (0.76), P25-54 (1.33), and tied BASKETBALL in M12-34 (0.81 rating). On the scripted side Friday was Syfy's Z NATION (826,000), USA Network's SATISFACTION (636,000), and Cinemax's THE KNICK (199,000). Elsewhere, A&E's UNFORGETTABLE was at 941,000, E!'s THE SOUP averaged 280,000, and GSN's THE CHASE had 602,000.
Friday, December 11, 2015
NFL Network's coverage of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL dominated Thursday cable with a 2.93 adults 18-49 rating and 8.74 million viewers. The coverage led all of television (broadcast included) in men 18-49 (4.02 rating) and people 18-34 (2.36 rating), and led all of cable in W18-49 (1.85), F12-34 (1.31), M12-34 (2.62), P25-54 (3.43) and people over 50 (4.17). Syfy's WWE SMACKDOWN lost 0.02 from last week to 0.55 in the demo with 2.13 million viewers. On Bravo, TOP CHEF averaged a 0.52 rating in W18-49 with 889,000 viewers, and on WEtv, TAMAR & VINCE notched a 0.59 in that demo with 790,000 viewers, while SELLING IT IN THE ATL was at 0.36 with 486,000 viewers. Over at MTV, RIDICULOUSNESS hit a 0.33 rating in F12-34 (0.38 in M12-34 surprisingly) with 673,000 viewers. The penultimate episode of Syfy's HAVEN found 741,000 viewers, while the season finale of IFC's COMEDY BANG! BANG! had just 36,000.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The season finale of Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK topped all of cable Wednesday with a 1.12 adults 18-49 rating (1.61 in M18-49, 1.46 in P18-34, 1.78 in M12-34) with 1.83 million viewers. While PARK led in the male demos, FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY led in the female demos, notching a 1.12 rating in women 18-49, and a 1.06 in females 12-34 with 2.14 million total viewers. On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE led cable in total viewers (3.77 million) and led all non-cable news programming in adults 50+ (2.03 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.4). On Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA had a 0.63 rating in W18-49 (tied for 3rd on cable) with 1.32 million viewers, and on MTV, CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES had a 0.48 rating in F12-34 with 556,000 viewers. Elsewhere, the series-finale of FXX's THE LEAGUE found 456,000 viewers, while the season finale of YOU'RE THE WORST rose to 269,000; both saw their highest viewership since Sept. 30 (634K and 294K).
History's CURSE OF OAK ISLAND led busy day on Tuesday cable, notching a 0.94 A18-49 rating with 3.22 million viewers. The program also led cable in men 18-49 (1.17 rating) and in people 25-54 (1.14 rating). On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS averaged 1.77 million viewers with a cable-best 1.02 rating in women 18-49, while GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE was at 0.4 in that demo with 628,000 viewers. Over on Discovery, MOONSHINERS had the second-best ratings in adults 18-49 (0.81), men 18-49 (1.13 rating), and males 12-34 (0.76 vs. NEON JOE's 0.77), as well as 2.12 million total viewers. CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, on USA, put forth solid numbers in the W18-49 demo (0.8, #4 on cable) and averaged 1.69 million viewers; DONNY! remained modest at 578,000 viewers. Other series of note include: BET's BEING MARY JANE (1.08 million), MTV's FINDING CARTER (358,000), Reelz's THE KENNEDY FILES (196,000), and the penultimate episode of WGN America's MANHATTAN (240,000). Not in the list below, but Showtime's INSIDE THE NFL averaged 156,000 viewers.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL again dominated the Monday cable ratings, notching a massive 4.81 adults 18-49 rating with 14.15 million total viewers. The game led all of television in major demographics: males 12-34, 18-34, and 18-49 (4.71 rating, 5.31, 6.55), and in females 12-34 and 18-34 (2.02 rating, 2.45), and ranked second to NBC's THE VOICE in women 18-49 (3.6 rating vs. 3.1). On VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD ranked second on cable in women 18-49 (1.93 rating) and females 12-34 (1.76), averaging a total of 2.52 million viewers, while VH1'S BIG IN 2015 had 1.29/1.25 in those demos with 1.69 million viewers. Three hours of USA Network's WWE ENTERTAINMENT were at 1.55/1.44/1.44 respectively in men 18-49, and at 3.27 million/3.04 million/2.85 million in total viewers. Among older-skewing shows, TNT's MAJOR CRIMES notched a 2.47 rating in people 50+ with 3.29 million viewers, while the penultimate episode of the season for FX's FARGO averaged a 0.76 in that demo with 1.31 million viewers. Finally, on Bravo, VANDERPUMP RULES was at 1.07 in W18-49 with 1.37 million viewers, VANDERPUMP AFTER SHOW was at 0.38 with 524,000 viewers, and APRES SKI had 0.42 with 586,000 viewers.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
In the first Sunday without WALKING DEAD, Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA took victory on cable with a 1.44 A18-49 rating (2.12 rating in W18-49) and 2.99 million viewers; WORK OUT NEW YORK had a 0.51 in the W18-49 demo with 804,000 viewers. Week two of INTO THE BADLANDS, on AMC, took a big hit without its monster lead-in, down to 1.04 in the demo (1.33 skew in M18-49, the highest on cable) and down by half in viewership to 2.42 million. On E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS notched a 1.72 W18-49 rating with 2.31 million viewers, while scripted-series THE ROYALS was at 0.48 in that demo with 627,000 total viewers. On premium cable, Showtime's HOMELAND stayed robust with a 0.63 rating and 1.74 million viewers as THE AFFAIR ticked down to 0.25 with 833,000 viewers. The top airings for Disney Channel on the night were AUSTIN & ALLY and LIV AND MADDIE which were at 0.71 and 0.69 ratings in F12-34 and at 1.51 million and 1.53 million viewers respectively. Other scripted offerings on the night include HBO's THE LEFTOVERS (993,000) & GETTING ON (318,000), STARZ's FLESH AND BONE (122,000), as well as TNT's THE LIBRARIANS (2.24 million/1.25 rating in P50+) & AGENT X (987,000).
ESPN's coverage of COLLEGE FOOTBALL between Texas and Baylor led Saturday cable with a 1.23 18-49 rating (1.92 in M18-49, 1.58 in W18-49) with 3.94 million viewers. The USC/Stanford game was at 0.93 and 0.68 in those demos with 2.58 million viewers. A Hallmark movie JUST IN TIME 4 CHRISTMAS had a 2.59 rating in adults over 50 with 3.46 million viewers. Over at BBC America, DOCTOR WHO averaged a 0.31 rating in both adults 18-49 (0.33 in M18-49, 0.29 in W18-49) and people 12-34 (0.35 in M12-34, 0.27 in F12-34) with 852,000 viewers. Two episodes of TV Land's INSTANT MOM were at 299,000 and 312,000, and Nickelodeon's MAKE IT POP averaged 1.27 million (0.35 rating in F12-34). Other scripted programs of note include SPOTLESS (99,000) on Esquire, and THE RETURNED (72,000) on Sundance.
Monday, December 7, 2015
GOLD RUSH, on Discovery, led the cable ratings on Friday with a 1.23 adults 18-49 rating and 4 million viewers. The program led all of broadcast and cable in men 18-49 (1.67 rating), and topped all of cable in women 18-49 (0.79 rating), and people 25-54 (1.64). ESPN's NBA BASKETBALL between Cleveland and New Orleans took second in the key demo (0.97 rating), but led all of broadcast and cable in people 18-34 (1.2 rating), and males 12-34 (1.4 rating). Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD topped the females 12-34 demo (1.08 rating) and averaged 2.07 million total viewers. BUNKD (1.5 million viewers) took third in the F12-34 demo with a 0.81 rating, while RADIO DISNEY FAMILY HOLIDAY (1.6 million viewers) took second with 0.88. Also airing on the scripted side was USA's SATISFACTION (612,000/0.22), Syfy's Z NATION (969,000/0.31), A&E's UNFORGETTABLE (921,000/0.13), and Cinemax's THE KNICK (266,000/0.05).
Sunday, December 6, 2015
NFL Network's THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL simulcast led all of Thursday cable, notching a 1.46 adults 18-49 rating (2.16 in M18-49, 1.36 in M12-34, 1.72 in P25-54) with 3.8 million total viewers. WWE SMACKDOWN, on Syfy, took second on the day with a 0.57 rating in the key demo (0.72 in M18-49, 0.71 in M12-34) and 2.04 million viewers, ranking second on the day in adults 18-34 (0.58 rating). Over on Lifetime, PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR had a 0.49 rating in W18-49 (0.28 in F12-34) with 1.1 million viewers, and on Bravo, TOP CHEF was at 0.41/0.22 in those demos with 841,000 viewers. In scripted, Syfy's HAVEN ticked up to a 0.15 key demo rating and averaged 626,000 viewers. Among lower-rated cables, two episodes of COMEDY BANG! BANG!, on IFC, both averaged 0.01 in the demo and were at 17,000 and 50,000 in total viewers.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL topped all of Wednesday cable, hitting a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 (1.42 in W18-49, 1.40 in F12-34) with 2.31 million total viewers. An ANDERSON COOPER 360 episode, on CNN (not in the chart below) took second on the day with a 1.1 rating (1.45 in P25-54) with 4.56 million viewers. On Discovery, ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE had a 1.03 rating in M18-49 (1.58 in P50+) with 3.02 million viewers, and on Comedy Central, the younger-skewing SOUTH PARK had a 1.36 rating in M18-49 (1.2 in P18-34, 1.56 in M12-34) with 1.43 million viewers. VH1's COUPLES THERAPY had a 0.38 rating in W18-49 with 583,000 viewers, and on Bravo, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA notched a 0.48 in that demo with 1.05 million viewers. Finally, FXX's THE LEAGUE brought in 406,000 viewers for its penultimate episode, while YOU'RE THE WORST was at 175,000.
History's CURSE OF OAK ISLAND topped Tuesday cable ratings, notching a 0.85 18-49 rating with 3.05 million viewers, and a 1.75 rating in people over 50. On Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS had a 1.3 W18-49 rating with 1.91 million viewers, BELOW DECK had a 0.81 rating in that demo with 1.29 million viewers, and GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE was at 0.5 with 707,000 viewers. On OWN, IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG averaged a 1.12 rating in women 18-49 with 2.51 million viewers, and on BET, BEING MARY JANE had a 0.93 with 1.39 million viewers. Over on USA Network, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST had a 0.58 rating in F12-34 (0.62 in W18-49) with 1.27 million viewers and DONNY! was at 0.25/0.26 in those demos with 528,000 viewers. Other series of note include: Nickelodeon's TALIA IN THE KITCHEN (1.009 million), MTV's FINDING CARTER (303,000), and WGN America's MANHATTAN (308,000).
ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL easily topped the Monday cable ratings averaging a 3.38 18-49 rating with 10.12 million viewers. The game led in men 18-49 (4.84 rating), males 12-34 (3.24), people 18-34 (2.75), and people 25-54 (3.86). VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD notched a 1.9 rating in W18-49 (#2nd on cable) with 2.59 million viewers, and BLACK INK CREW had a 1.36 rating in that demo with 1.93 million viewers. Three hours of USA Network's WWE SMACKDOWN were at 1.40/1.50/1.46 respectively in M18-49, and at 3.31 million/3.19 million/3.01 million viewers. Over on TNT, MAJOR CRIMES averaged 0.51 in the demo with 3.69 million viewers, and LEGENDS had a 0.14 rating with 721,000 viewers. On Bravo, VANDERPUMP RULES scored a 1.08 rating in 18-48 with 1.35 million viewers, and APRES SKI had a 0.33 with 535,000 viewers. Finally, on FX, FARGO had a 0.35 rating (0.39 in M18-49, 0.76 in P50+) with 1.32 million viewers.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
AMC's THE WALKING DEAD demolished all competition on Sunday cable bringing in a monster 7.02 adults 18-49 rating (7.7 in M18-49, 6.35 in W18-49) with 13.98 million viewers. DEAD also led all of cable in males & females 12-34 (6.83, 5.36), people 18-34 (6.38 rating), people 25-54 (7.23), people 50+ (2.79). INTO THE BADLANDS lost 4.5 from that lead-in, down to a still-positive 2.46 18-49 rating (2.8 in M18-49) with 5.17 million viewers. Looking at female-skewing networks: on Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA notched a 1.91 rating in W18-49 with 2.8 million viewers, and on E!, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS was at 1.37 in that demo with 1.98 million viewers while THE ROYALS was at 0.34 with 532,000 viewers. BET's SOUL TRAIN AWARDS had a 1.58 W18-49 rating with 3.02 million viewers and the Centric simulcast was at 0.2 in that demo with 395,000 viewers. On Showtime, HOMELAND had 1.42 million viewers, while THE AFFAIR had 916,000, and on HBO, THE LEFTOVERS had 861,000 and GETTING ON averaged 321,000. Also of note was TNT's THE LIBRARIANS (1.1 rating in P50+) which had 2.02 million viewers, and AGENT X (0.59 in P50+) which did 978,000. Finally, Nickelodeon's run of the HALO AWARDS had a 0.69 rating in F12-34 (0.3 in M12-34) with 1.79 million viewers. The awards brought in a combined 657,000 on the other four networks it aired on.
Saturday cable was very COLLEGE FOOTBALL-heavy, with three ESPN games taking the top 3 spots on the day. The Florida State/Florida game took the top spot with a 1.44 rating in the 18-49 demo (1.84 rating in M18-49) with 4.28 million viewers. Penn State/Michigan had a 1.68 M18-49 rating with 4.5 million viewers, and the Clemson/South Carolina game had a 1.23 rating in that demo with 2.94 million viewers. Outside of sports, BBC America's DOCTOR WHO notched a 0.3 18-49 rating (0.34 in W18-49, 0.31 F12-34) with 895,000 viewers, and LAST KINGDOM was at 0.09 in the demo with 371,000 viewers. Hallmark's A CHRISTMAS DETOUR notched a 1.01 rating in P25-54, and a 3.44 rating in P50+with 4.78 million viewers, while STARZ's ASH VS. EVIL DEAD had a 0.15 rating (0.21 in M18-49) with 430,000 viewers and DA VINCI'S DEMONS was at an almost invisible 0.02 rating with 191,000 viewers. Other programs of note include: Showtime's THE SPYMASTERS (201,000), Esquire's SPOTLESS (41,000), and Sundance's THE RETURNED (92,000).
ESPN's coverage of COLLEGE FOOTBALL between Baylor and TCU easily led all of cable on Friday, notching a 1.41 adults 18-49 rating with 5.11 million total viewers. The game also led all of cable in major key demos: men 18-49 (2.04 rating), males 12-34 (1.27), people 18-34 (1.04), and people 25-54 (1.72). Discovery's GOLD RUSH led cable in women 18-49 (0.81 rating, although its M18-49 audience of 1.44 was much larger) with 3.81 million viewers, while Hallmark's CROWN FOR CHRISTMAS led in adults over 50 (3.03 rating) and averaged 4.29 million viewers. In the females 12-34 demo, Disney Channel's BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER and BUNKD took the top spots on the day averaging 0.76 and 0.73 ratings respectively and at 1.72 million and 1.73 million viewers respectively. Also on scripted was USA's SATISFACTION (493,000), Syfy's Z NATION (917,000), and Cinemax's THE KNICK (347,000). Two episodes of A&E's UNFORGETTABLE were actually quite forgettable at 839,000 & 706,000, and seven episodes of WEtv's SOUTH OF HELL ranged regressed from 0.05 in the demo at 6pm down to 0.02 at midnight. In total viewers, it hit a high of 127,000 and a low of 82,000.
Syfy's WWE SMACKDOWN and Hallmark's original movie 12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS tied at the top of Thanksgiving cable ratings, each notching a 0.46 in the key 18-49 demo. SMACKDOWN led all of cable in men 18-49 (0.6 rating) and males 12-34 (0.54), while 12 GIFTS took victory on cable in women 18-49 (0.6 rating), females 12-34 (0.43), people 18-34 (0.36), people 25-54 (0.61), and people over 50 (2.22). The Hallmark movie also almost doubled SMACKDOWN's viewership (3.14 million viewers vs. 1.65 million). On scripted cable, the lone program was HAVEN, on Syfy, which averaged a 0.13 rating in adults 18-49 (0.2 in M18-49, 0.06 in W18-49) with 533,000 viewers.