Friday, February 26, 2016


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Monday February 22, 2016:

BETTER CALL SAUL, on AMC, fell to a series-low 2.23m viewers in the second week of its second season, down from 2.57m last week. In comparison, the second episode of the second season of BREAKING BAD only mustered 1.59m viewers back in 2009. WWE ENTERTAINMENT, on USA, led in total viewers, averaging 3.88 million viewers and a 1.74 Males 18-49 rating across its 3 hours. After taking last week off for THE GRAMMYS, all 4 VH1 shows returned this week: LOVE & HIP HOP dropped to 2.5m (from 2.6m two weeks ago), but everything else on the network rose: STEVIE J & JOSELINE to 2.13m, K MICHELLE: MY LIFE to 1.95m, and HIT THE FLOOR to 1.42m. In Females 18-49, the shows were at 2.06, 1.61, 1.45, and 1.08 respectively. MAJOR CRIMES, on TNT, rose to 3.19m viewers (from 3.03m), and had a robust 2.32 Adults 50+ rating, while VANDERPUMP RULES, on Bravo, rose 100K, to 1.55m, and was strongest in Females 18-49 (1.09). On TBS, AMERICAN DAD was about even with 1.05m (from 1.07m), FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE was up slightly to 565,000 in its third week (from 541K), and an ANGIE TRIBECA rerun ("Commissioner Bigfish") had 609,000 (from 573K). FULL FRONTAL's highest rating was a 0.28 in 25-54's & Males 18-34, while ANGIE's was a 0.45 in Females 12-34. THE FOSTERS, on Freeform, hit a series-low 788,000 viewers (beating the previous low of 789K), while RECOVERY ROAD dropped 24K, to 464,000. FOSTERS did; however, have a high 0.60 in Females 12-34. Syfy's THE MAGICIANS had 647,000 (& 0.44 in A 25-54), BITTEN had 355,000, and LOST GIRL had 320,000 (down from 748K, 466K, and 452K respectively). Finally, AGAINST THE ODDS, on AHC, began with 232,000, TOP GEAR: RACES, on BBC America, managed only 152,000, and the MOVIEGUIDE AWARDS, on Reelz, stumbled with only 44,000 viewers.

Program TitleChannel18-49
Viewers 2+
The BachelorABC2.482.48.671TIMES
NCIS: LACBS1.310.88.8229:30pm-10pm33.3
Biggest LoserNBC1.150.83.906A18-34 & W18-34:

Bachelor: 2.318 / 3.382
Castle: 0.727 / 0.942
Crazy Ex GirlfriendCW0.350.30.924
Source: Nielsen Media ResearchSource: Rick Kissell

Table is organized based on the show's 18-49 rating (which I do not list).
Program TitleChannelViewers 2+
WWE Entertainment (8pm)USA4.201
WWE Entertainment (9pm)USA4.055
Love & Hip HopVH12.497
WWE Entertainment (10pm)USA3.396
Stevie J & JoselineVH12.126
Street Outlaws: NOLADiscovery2.422
Better Call SaulAMC2.228
K Michelle: My LifeVH11.950
Diesel BrothersDiscovery1.887
Teen Mom (10pm)MTV1.485
Teen Mom (11pm)MTV1.352
Vanderpump RulesBravo1.552
Hit the FloorVH11.415
Kids Baking ChampionshipFood Network2.279
Swamp PeopleHistory2.065
American DadTBS1.048
Major CrimesTNT3.192
What What Happens LiveBravo1.114
Cake WarsFood Network1.358
Ellen's Design ChallengeHGTV1.738
House Hunters (10pm)HGTV1.587
College Basketball: Iowa St./W. VirginiaESPN1.260
College Basketball: Virginia/MiamiESPN1.144
House Hunters InternationalHGTV1.572
Daily ShowComedy0.905
House Hunters (8pm)HGTV1.516
MTV Suspect SpecialMTV0.554
The FostersFreeform0.788
Billion Dollar WreckHistory1.024
The MagiciansSyfy0.647
Angie TribecaTBS0.609
Murder Comes to TownID1.047
Wicked TunaNat Geo0.812
Nightly ShowComedy0.624
Vanity Fair ConfidentialID0.965
Full Frontal with Samantha BeeTBS0.565
NBA: Golden State/AtlantaNBA TV0.586
Fameless (10:30pm)TruTV0.364
Recovery RoadFreeform0.464
At MidnightComedy0.355
Fameless (10pm)TruTV0.350
NBA: Phoenix/LA ClippersNBA TV0.322
The Great Human RaceNat Geo0.351
Bitten Syfy0.355
Lost GirlSyfy0.320
The Age of AerospaceScience0.373
Justice by Any MeansTV One0.201
Fatal AttractionTV One0.260
Top Gear: RacesBBC America0.152
Against the OddsAHC0.232
Kitchen CrashersDIY0.187
MovieGuide AwardsReelz0.044
Sources: Nielsen, ShowBuzzDaily, Programming Insider

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