Saturday, March 12, 2016

THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday March 3, 2016:

The third Fox News REPUBLICAN DEBATE led the night on both broadcast and cable, with a 3.62 18-49 rating, a whopping 10.91 People 50+ rating, and 16.83 million viewers, up from the January 28th debate (2.27/12.47m), but down from the huge August 6, 2015 debate (5.27/23.997m).

On TruTV, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS rose 100K viewers to 872,000 (from 774K), and THOSE WHO CAN'T was up to 384,000 viewers (from 293K). COLONY, on USA, fell from 1 million to 968,000, and WWE SMACKDOWN was up to 2.49m (from 2.4m). Bravo's TOP CHEF had 881,000 viewers (from 833K), and BASKETS, on FX, was at a disappointing 0.19 in 18-49's, and a season low 399,000 viewers (from 483K). A RIDICULOUSNESS SPECIAL, on MTV, found 439,000 viewers, the regularly scheduled episode had 745,000 (up from 652K), and GREATEST PARTY STORY EVER jumped to 551,000 (from 438K). On CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH tumbled to 361,000 (from 638K), and REDNECK ISLAND was down to 357,000 (from 431K). Velocity's AMERICARNA began its third season with 351,000 viewers, UP's BRINGING UP BATES rose to 253,000 (from 238K), and FXX's ANIMATION DOMINATION was at 170,000 viewers (from 121K). Finally, among lower rated cables, PORTLANDIA, on IFC, shed 20K viewers to 116,000, PREY, on BBC America, was identical with last week's 76,000, and the penultimate episode of DARK NET, on Showtime, doubled to 69,000 (from 37K).

BROADCAST UPDATE:
Program TitleChannel18-49
Rating
18-34
Rating
Viewers 2+
(millions)
PUT
(18-49)
Grey's AnatomyABC2.251.97.665TIMES
%
The FamilyABC1.481.05.6978pm-8:30pm28.1
How to Get Away w/ MurderABC1.371.04.5318:30pm-9pm30.1
Life in PiecesCBS1.831.08.3959pm-9:30pm31.6
MomCBS1.750.97.9809:30pm-10pm32.0
2 Broke GirlsCBS1.680.96.73510pm-10:30pm30.4
ElementaryCBS1.110.65.85410:30pm-11pm28.5
You, Me & the ApocalypseNBC0.520.32.33730 Minute Breakdowns:
Greys: 2.26, 2.23
Family: 1.48, 1.50
Murder: 1.44, 1.32
Shades of BlueNBC0.990.54.772
American IdolFOX1.961.38.737
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
Republican Debate
Fox News
16.834
3.62
NBA: Oklahoma City/Golden State
ESPN
3.614
1.61
WWE Smackdown
USA
2.491
0.77
NBA: San Antonio/New Orleans
ESPN
1.611
0.62
Flip or Flop
HGTV
2.073
0.60
Vikings
History
1.897
0.58
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.872
0.44
Top Chef
Bravo
0.881
0.38
Ridiculousness
MTV
0.745
0.35
House Hunters International
HGTV
1.550
0.35
Colony
USA
0.968
0.33
Beat Bobby Flay
Food Network
0.900
0.32
Project Runway All-Stars
Lifetime
1.121
0.29
Daily Show
Comedy
0.756
0.28
Motives & Murders
ID
1.075
0.28
Workaholics
Comedy
0.440
0.27
Five Day Flip
HGTV
1.076
0.27 
Greatest Party Story Ever
MTV
0.551
0.26
Conan
TBS
0.537
0.25
Mary Mary (9pm)
WeTV
0.619
0.22
Ridiculousness Special
MTV
0.439
0.22
College Basketball: Illinois/Maryland
ESPN
0.613
0.21
Nightly Show
Comedy
0.566
0.21
Those Who Can't
TruTV
0.384
0.20
Party Down South
CMT
0.361
0.20
Baskets
FX
0.399
0.18
Redneck Island
CMT
0.357
0.17
Idiotsitter
Comedy
0.302
0.17
Turnkey Renovation (2:30pm)
HGTV
0.645
0.16
Turnkey Renovation (2pm)
HGTV
0.582
0.16
Turnkey Renovation (1:30pm)
HGTV
0.601
0.16
Child Genius
Lifetime
0.524
0.15
Join or Die- Ferguson
History
0.469
0.15
Turnkey Renovation (1pm)
HGTV
0.552
0.14
At Midnight
Comedy
0.283
0.13
Mysteries at the Castle
Travel
0.484
0.11
Mary Mary (8pm)
WeTV
0.346
0.11
Bringing Up Bates
UP
0.253
0.09
Animation Domination
FXX
0.170
0.08
Americarna
Velocity
0.351
0.07
Machines: How They Work
Science
0.270
0.07
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Science
0.239
0.06
Portlandia
IFC
0.136
0.06
Prey
BBC America
0.076
0.02
Dark Net
Showtime
0.069
0.02
Sources: Nielsen, ShowBuzzDaily, Programming Insider

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