Friday, February 26, 2016

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday February 21, 2016:

AMC's THE WALKING DEAD commanded the day, beating everything on both broadcast and cable with 13.48M viewers & a 6.58 in the 18-49s (down from last week's 13.74M/6.75). TALKING DEAD scored well with 5.69M viewers (down from 6.44M), and with a 2.68 18-49 rating (down from 3.1), it beat everything on the broadcast networks. LAST WEEK TONIGHT, on HBO, dropped to 919K (from 1.02M), and the season premiere of GIRLS notched 489,000 viewers - down from last year's premiere (680K), and finale (687K), and was the fifth-least watched episode in the shows history. Showtime's SHAMELESS ticked up to 1.66M (from 1.59M), BILLIONS rose to 1.17M (from 1.01M), and THE CIRCUS was up to 198,000 (from 162K). A SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED special on HMM brought in 807,000 viewers, up slightly from the 2 most recent specials on September 13, 2015 (806K), and October 4, 2015 (798K). Among lower-rated cables, Smithsonian's AIR DISASTERS was up to 256,000 (from 209K), and SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD jumped to 131,000 (from 69K). Finally, on Ovation, RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY ticked up to 28,000 (from 25K), but LILY COLE'S ART MATTERS was down to 2,000 (from 5K).

On HBO, VINYL dropped to 667,000 in its second week (from 764K), an 87% retention week-to-week. In terms of HBO dramas, only 3 have had better retention going from the series premiere to week 2; TRUE BLOOD began with 1.44M viewers for its premiere in 2008 and rose to 1.79M in week 2 (124%), GAME OF THRONES began with 2.22M in 2011 and was at 2.20M in week 2 (99%), THE LEFTOVERS began with 1.767M in 2014 and was at 1.553M in week 2 (88%). TELL ME YOU LOVE ME had the same 87% retention, scoring 910K for its series premiere, then 793K in week 2. For the record, the 2 HBO dramas with the worst retention for the first 2 episodes were and LUCK with 37% (1.143M to 425K), and JOHN FROM CINCINNATI with 37% (3.42M to 1.21M).

BROADCAST UPDATE:
Program TitleChannel18-49
Rating
18-34
Rating
Viewers 2+
(millions)
PUT
(18-49)
Disneyland 60ABC1.791.36.908TIMES
%
Shark TankABC1.150.84.0238pm-8:30pm31.6
60 MinutesCBS1.120.610.6708:30pm-9pm33.6
Madam SecretaryCBS1.220.710.7259pm-9:30pm35.3
The Good WifeCBS0.980.57.9149:30pm-10pm35.7
CSI: CyberCBS0.950.46.69110pm-10:30pm33.0
DatelineNBC1.160.66.01310:30pm-11pm29.9
Tribute to James BurrowsNBC1.330.85.48630 Minute Breakdowns:

Madam: 1.27, 1.16
Wife: 1.05, 0.92
Cyber: 0.96, 0.91
Dateline: 0.94, 1.04,
                1.25, 1.39
Burrows: 1.45, 1.34,
                1.28, 1.27
Bob's BurgersFOX1.060.92.292
SimpsonsFOX1.381.03.097
Cooper BarrettFOX0.820.71.871
Family GuyFOX1.331.12.719
BordertownFOX0.730.61.718
Source: Nielsen Media ResearchSource: Rick Kissell

CABLE:
Table is organized based on the show's 18-49 rating.
Program Title
Channel
Viewers 2+
(millions)
18-49
Rating
The Walking Dead
AMC
13.483
6.58
Talking Dead
AMC
5.693
2.68
Real Housewives Atlanta
Bravo
3.170
1.40
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
E!
1.900
0.91
Shameless
Showtime
1.658
0.72
Real Housewives Potomac
Bravo
1.619
0.69
NBA: LA Lakers/Chicago
ESPN
1.645
0.68
Venture Brothers
Adult Swim
1.075
0.57
Ax Men
History
1.715
0.46
What What Happens Live
Bravo
1.116
0.45
Beachfront Bargain Hunt (8:30pm)
HGTV
1.776
0.44
Hollywood Medium
E!
1.062
0.41
Cutthroat Kitchen
Food Network
0.984
0.41
Beachfront Bargain Hunt (8pm)
HGTV
1.611
0.39
Guy's Grocery Games
Food Network
1.171
0.39 
Billions
Showtime
1.172
0.38
All-Star Academy
Food Network
1.175
0.37
Caribbean Life (9pm)
HGTV
1.548
0.35
Comic Book Men
AMC
0.721
0.35
Last Week Tonight
HBO
0.919
0.34
Evil Lives Here
ID
1.227
0.34
Caribbean Life (9:30pm)
HGTV
1.495
0.34
Island Life (10pm)
HGTV
1.483
0.32
Island Life (10:30pm)
HGTV
1.491
0.32 
Liv and Maddie
Disney
1.806
0.32
Best Friends Whenever
Disney
1.643
0.30
Long Island Medium
TLC
1.162
0.29
Vinyl
HBO
0.667
0.27
Unusual Suspects
ID
1.130
0.26
Brunch at Bobby's
Food Network
0.792
0.25
Hoarders
A&E
0.846
0.25
Married By Mom & Dad
TLC
0.818
0.23
Girls
HBO
0.489
0.23
NHL: Detroit/NY Rangers
NBCSN
0.694
0.22
When Calls the Heart
Hallmark
1.702
0.22
Broken Skull Challenge
CMT
0.485
0.21
North Woods Law
Animal
0.735
0.19
Miraculous: Tales of Lady
Nickelodeon
1.138
0.18
Brain Games
Nat Geo
0.427
0.17
Togetherness
HBO
0.430
0.15
Snapped
Oxygen
0.392
0.14
Curse of the Frozen Gold
Animal
0.483
0.13
Candidates Talk Back
BET
0.434
0.12
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
HMM
0.807
0.10
Generation X
Nat Geo
0.254
0.09
A Haunting
Destination America
0.234
0.08
Perus Wild Kingdom
Nat Geo Wild
0.407
0.08
The Circus
Showtime
0.198
0.07 
Amazon Underworld
Nat Geo Wild
0.305
0.06
Wild Colombia
Nat Geo Wild
0.287
0.06
Tech Garage
Velocity
0.145
0.06
Air Disasters
Smithsonian
0.256
0.05
Supercar Superbuild
Smithsonian
0.131
0.03
Rachel Hunter's Tour or Beauty
Ovation
0.028
0.01
Lily Cole's Art Matters
Ovation
0.002
0.00
Sources: Nielsen, ShowBuzzDaily, Programming Insider

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