Thursday, May 26, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of May 10 - 16, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending May 16, 2016

Today was my last day of High School, so to celebrate, I'm going to provide some Twitter ratings.

THE VOICE led the week in both authors (107,000) and total tweets (582,000), and EMPIRE's second-place finish really wasn't even close with 77,000 authors and 298,000 tweets. GAME OF THRONES was third in total tweets (200,000), but managed to pull ahead of EMPIRE with authors (84,000). EMPIRE had a very high 3.9 tweets per person though, compared to THRONES's 2.4. The season finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND raked in 51,000 tweets and 8,000 authors, while Starz's old-skewing OUTLANDER could only manage 19,000 tweets & 3,000 authors. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunday May 22, 2016 Nielsen Finals

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' again topped the Sunday cable ratings with a dominating 3.96 adults 18-49 rating and 7.9 million viewers. It also edged out TNT's Warriors/Thunder 'NBA Basketball' game among men 18-49 (4.58 vs. 4.07) though basketball led in males 12-34 (3.51 vs. 3.06) and viewers (8 million). Also on HBO, 'Silicon Valley' (1.7 million), 'Veep' (918,000), and 'Last Week Tonight' (1.3 million) delivered their usual strong numbers. Over at AMC, 'Fear the Walking Dead' (4.4 million) had nearly double the numbers of lead-out 'Preacher' (2.4 million) and both pulled solid numbers in men 18-49 (1.97 & 1.02 respectively). On E!, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' scored a 1.14 women 18-49 rating with 1.55 million viewers, nearly three times the numbers of lead-out 'Richkids of Beverly Hills' (0.39 in that demo, 587,000 viewers). Elsewhere, Disney Channel had a rough night with sub-par performances from 'Liv and Maddie' (1.3 million), 'KC Undercover' (1.1 million), and 'Best Friends Whenever' (1.2 million) as did Showtime with 'Penny Dreadful' (482,000) and 'House of Lies' (256,000). In lower-rated cables Starz had 'The Girlfriend Experience' (226,000) and Ovation was nearly invisible with 'Celebrity Conversations' (9,000). 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Saturday May 21, 2016 Nielsen Finals

'NBA Playoffs' coverage between the Cavaliers & Raptors gave ESPN an easy victory on the cable nets, delivering a solid 2.06 adults 18-49 rating, a 2.73 in men of that demo, and 5.4 million total viewers. FS1's 'NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing' ranked second on the day in each of those demos (0.73 in 18-49, 0.91 in men), and logged 3.3 million viewers. In scripted content, a Hallmark original movie, 'Date for Love' was strong in people over 50 (1.4 rating) and total viewers (1.9 million) while Starz's 'Outlander' managed about half in that demo (0.71) and 1.1 million viewers. In kids programming, two episodes 'Paw Patrol,' on Nick Jr., were at 0.22/0.23 in females 12-34 and at 736,000/729,000 in total viewers at 11am/11:30am respectively. At Nickelodeon, 'Game Shakers' was more robust in that demo (0.51) as well as in males 12-34 (0.44) and total viewers (1.7 million). Other programs of note on the day include Ovation's 'The Artful Detective' (181,000) and Food Network's usual line-up of 'The Kitchen' (1.2 million), 'Pioneer Woman' (1.3 million), and 'Farmhouse Rules' (1 million). 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday May 20, 2016 Nielsen Finals

On a rare night without 'NBA Basketball,' NBC Sports Net found its way atop the Friday cable ratings with wins among adults 18-49 (0.57) and men 18-49 (0.72). Its 1.6 million viewers ranked it below both Discovery's 'Alaskan Bush People' (2.7 million) and Nickelodeon's 'Loud House' (1.7 million). 'Bush People' was a close second among M18-49 (0.66), but actually ranked first in women of that demo (0.48) with a narrow lead over 'House' (0.47) 'NHL' (0.43), and TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress' (also 0.43). 'Loud House' did score an easy victory though among females 12-34 (0.61) and ranked third in males 12-34 (0.40) behind ESPN's 'Pardon the Interruption' (0.43) & 'Around the Horn' (0.41) neither of which I usually include in the charts. All four of Disney Channel's entries delivered solid F12-34 numbers with 'Stuck in the Middle' on top (0.56) and 'Backstage' (0.51) & 'Bunk'd' (0.50) not far behind; 'Mako Mermaids' lagged a bit behind at 0.38 and was the only one of those programs to deliver less than a million viewers (916,000). Other programs of note include Cinemax's 'Banshee' (500,000), Syfy's Wynonna Earp' (574,000), and Oxygen's 'Quit Your Day Job' (22,000).

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thursday May 19, 2016 Nielsen Finals

Unsurprisingly, coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs' led the Thursday cable ratings with ESPN's Raptors/Cavaliers game easily taking the top spot among adults 18-49 (2.16 rating), men 18-49 (2.93), and total viewers (5.5 million). Also scoring well among M18-49 was USA's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.76 rating) and FX's 'Archer' (0.56); in total viewers they were at 2.3 million & 704,000 respectively. Elsewhere, 'Braxton Family Values,' on WEtv, delivered solid W18-49 numbers (0.60) as did Spike's 'Lip Sync Battle' (0.50), and Bravo's 'Million Dollar Listing NY' (0.49) though 'Listing' won out among the three in total viewers (1.1 million). On the scripted side, Nickelodeon logged solid F12-34 (0.68) and viewership (1.8 million) numbers with 'Loud House.' while BBC America struggled with 'Orphan Black' (248,000). Other programs of note on the day include History's 'Alone' (1.75 million) & 'Mountain Men' (1.8 million), Comedy Central's 'Inside Amy Schumer' (501,000), MTV's 'Real World' (372,000), and Showtime's 'Submission' (106,000). Finally, Ovation's 'The Millennials' managed 39,000.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Nielsen Finals

'NBA Playoff' coverage again topped the daily cable ratings; this time it was TNT's Thunder/Warriors matchup atop the charts with a huge 3.11 adults 18-49 rating, a 4.24 in men 18-49, and nearly 7.6 million viewers. The game out-rated everything on broadcast in men 18-49, and was second behind FOX's 'Empire' in adults 18-49 (4.24). Also on TNT was 'The Dunk King' which ranked second on cable in men 18-49 (0.97) and logged 1.7 million viewers. NBCSN had fairly solid returns with its Penguins/Lightning 'NHL Playoff' game delivering a 0.85 M18-49 rating & 1.8 million viewers. On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of NYC' was at 0.64 in W18-49 with 1.3 million viewers, slightly better than Lifetime's two programs 'Little Women LA' (0.52) and 'Little Women NY' (0.48). At MTV, 'Challenge: Rivals III' scored its usual robust numbers in females 12-34 (0.66) and managed 735,000 total viewers. Some scripted programs of note include: FX's 'The Americans' (817,000), TV Land's 'Lopez' (442,000) & 'The Soul Man' (391,000), and Pop's 'Schitt's Creek' (206,000). Finally, IFC had low returns with 'Maron' (60,000).

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday May 17, 2016 Nielsen Finals

ESPN's coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Raptors & Cavaliers dominated the Tuesday cable ratings with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, a 3.16 in men of that demo, and 5.4 million total viewers. Also on ESPN was the 'NBA Draft Lottery' which delivered a 1.76 men 18-49 demo with 2.7 million viewers. Over at Discovery, 'Deadliest Catch' pulled a strong 0.90 rating in men 18-49 with 2.1 million viewers coverage of the 'NHL Playoffs' between the Sharks & Blues, on NBCSN delivered a 0.60 in that demo with 1.1 million viewers. Scoring well in the women 18-49 demo was USA's 'Chrisley Knows Best' (0.85 rating), OWN's 'If Loving You is Wrong' (0.90), and E!'s 'Botched' (0.64). Among females 12-34, top performers were 'Awkward,' on MTV, at 0.66 and 'Loud House,' on Nickelodeon, at 0.58. Other programs on the night include Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club' (608,000), TBS's 'Separation Anxiety' (377,000), Freeform's 'Stitchers' (374,000), and AMC's 'The Night Manager' (678,000). 

Monday May 16, 2016 Nielsen Finals

TNT coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Thunder & Warriors dominated the Monday cable ratings with a huge 3.65 rating among adults 18-49, a 4.86 rating in men of that demo, and 8.7 million total viewers. 'The Dunk King,' also on TNT, logged a 1.15 rating in M18-49 with 1.8 million viewers. Also scoring well among M18-49 were three hours of USA's 'WWE Entertainment' (1.48/1.52/1.35), NBCSN's 'NHL Playoffs' (0.88), and TBS's 'American Dad' (0.60). VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' led the day among females 12-34 (2.16 rating) and was a close second in W18-49 (2.18) behind basketball (2.46). Lead-out 'Black Ink Crew' was at 1.55/1.57 in those respective demos with 2.06 million viewers. Also scoring well in W18-49 was MTV's 'Teen Mom II' (1.24) & 'Teen Mom II Special' (0.70), A&E's 'Bates Motel' (0.63), and Bravo's 'Southern Charm' (0.64) & 'Real Housewives of Dallas' (0.54). Other programs of note include TBS's 'The Detour' (695,000), AMC's 'TURN' (504,000), Syfy's '12 Monkeys' (367,000) & 'Hunters' (288,000), and Logo's 'Gay for Play' (116,000). 

Sunday May 15, 2016 Nielsen Finals

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' again dominated the Sunday cable ratings and also saw a nice rise in the 18-49 demo to 3.92 (from 3.7) and in total viewers to 7.82 million (from 7.28 mil). The show also led the day in men & women 18-49 (4.51 & 3.33) and males & females 12-34 (2.86 & 2.35). On that same net, 'Silicon Valley' was also up from last week to 1.0 in the demo and 1.89 million viewers (from 0.91/1.69 mil), but 'Veep' was about even at 0.44 & 974,000 (vs. 0.46/968,000). At AMC, 'Fear the Walking Dead' had the second-best demo score (1.94) and viewership (4.49 million) on the day and was virtually even between males & females 12-34 (1.21 & 1.29 ratings). In the women 18-49 demo, top scores on the day came from E!'s 'Keeping Up with the Kardashian' (1.24) & 'Richkids of Beverly Hills' (0.47), and Bravo's 'Shah's of Sunset' (0.67). In the females 12-34 demo, top returns came from Disney Channel with 'KC Undercover' (0.80) and 'Best Friends Whenever' (0.78). Other scripted content on the night include Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' (599,000) & 'House of Lies' (383,000), USA's 'Motive' (841,000), and Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience' (222,000). 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saturday May 14, 2016 Nielsen Finals

On a night without basketball, there was a new face atop the daily cable ratings Saturday. 'Dimension W,' on Adult Swim, notched the day's best adults 18-49 rating (0.51) and was strong among total viewers as well with 1.16 million. At ESPN, an original documentary (844,000 viewers) brought in the second-best numbers in the demo (0.36) and was also strong in men 18-49 (0.51); the simulcast on ESPN2 was at 0.09 in 18-49s and 193,000 viewers (1.04 mil cumulative). Over at Hallmark Channel, an original movie, 'Tulips in Spring' was at 0.33 in women 18-49 and logged the best viewership of the day (2.07 million). Other programs of note include Starz's 'Outlander' (1.03 million), HBO's 'Boxing' (767,000), Oxygen's 'Snapped: She Made Me Do it' (145,000), and Ovation's 'The Artful Detective' (250,000). 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Friday May 13, 2016 Nielsen Finals

As has been the pattern of late, coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs' again took victory on the daily cable ratings with Friday's ESPN Raptors/Heat game logging a 1.43 18-49 rating (1.89 in men, 0.98 in women) with 3.74 million viewers. At NBC Sports Net, coverage of the 'NHL Playoffs' between the Lightning & Penguins didn't fare nearly as well with 0.65 in the demo (0.89 in men) and 1.72 million viewers. Outside of sports, Disney Channel had a strong night in the F12-34 demo with 'Bunk'd' (0.53 rating), 'Stuck in the Middle' (0.54), 'Backstage' (0.47), and 'Mako Mermaids' (0.40); in total viewers those four programs were at 1.29 mil, 1.34 mil, 1.11 mil, and 893,000. On WEtv, two episodes of 'Kendra on Top' were at 0.29 & 0.28 in W18-49 and 461,000 & 467,000 in viewers. Other programs of note include HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher' (1.27 million), Animal Planet's 'Tanked' (567,000), and Cinemax's 'Banshee' (424,000).

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thursday May 12, 2016 Nielsen Finals

Coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs' again led the Thursday cable ratings though this time it was ESPN on top with the Spurs/Thunder delivering a robust 2.07 adults 18-49 rating, a 2.92 rating in men of that demo, and 5.23 million viewers. At FX 'Archer' notched a 0.41 adults 18-34 rating, a 0.48 in males 12-34, and 760,000 viewers, and at USA Network, 'WWE Smackdown' was at 0.79 in men 18-49 with 2.26 million viewers. Nickelodeon had strong F12-34 returns with 'Loud House' (0.67 rating, 1.77 million), but two episodes of MTV's 'Real World Go Big or Go Home' were a bit lower at 0.32/0.36 and 406,000/398,000 in total viewers. Elsewhere, TruTV was new with 'Impractical Jokers' (843,000), Spike had 'Lip Sync Battle' (996,000), and CNN had 'The Eighties' (712,000). Among the limited scripted fare was Comedy Central's 'Inside Amy Schumer' (548,000) BBC America's 'Orphan Black' (223,000), and the premiere of Showtime's 'Submission' (55,000). 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Wednesday May 11, 2016 Nielsen Finals

An 'NBA Playoff' game between the Blazers and Warriors strolled to an easy victory in the Wednesday cable ratings, scoring a 2.58 rating among adults 18-49 (huge 3.59 in men) with 6.25 million viewers. This bested the second-place Heat/Raptors game which was at 1.6 in the demo (2.21 in men) and had 4 million viewers. Bravo's 'Real Housewives of NYC' (1.31 million) notched the day's best non-NBA numbers among women 18-49 (0.68), and Lifetime's 'Little Women NY' (977,000) and 'Little Women LA Special' (1.04 million) were close behind with twin 0.51s. MTV had decent F12-34 returns with 'Catfish' (0.67) and 'Challenge: Rivals III' (0.64) though both were well below 1 million total viewers (661,000 & 704,000 respectively). In scripted content there was WGN America's 'Underground' (1.01 million), FX's 'The Americans' (895,000), TV Land's 'Lopez' (389,000) & 'The Soul Man' (276,000), and Pop's 'Schitt's Creek' (252,000). In lower-rated cables, 'Maron,' on IFC, managed 111,000 viewers and Sundance's 'The Last Panthers' was minuscule at 38,000.  

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of May 3 - 9, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending May 9, 2016

Among scripted series, EMPIRE led the week with 199,000 tweets, but was edged out by GAME OF THRONES in unique authors (44,000 vs. 70,000); THRONES was second in total tweets (154,000). GREY'S ANATOMY again beat SCANDAL this week in total tweets (74,000 to 65,000), and had almost twice as many authors (33,000 to 18,000). The season finale of BLUE BLOODS generated 12,000 tweets written by 2,000 authors, and the penultimate episode of UNDERGROUND had 26,000 tweets and 4,000 authors. For some reason, THE GOOD WIFE series finale didn't make the list this week, but by the end of the broadcast, #TheGoodWife had 10.4K tweets and #GoodWifeFarewell had 7,724, for a total of about 18,000.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tuesday May 10, 2016 Nielsen Finals

Coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs,' on TNT, topped the Tuesday cable ratings with the Thunder/Spurs game delivering a solid 1.87 adults 18-49 rating (2.6 in men) and 4.61 million total viewers. At NBC Sports Net an 'NHL Playoff' game between the Capitals and Penguins was about a point behind in the demo at 0.80 (1.08 in men) with 2.01 million viewers. Over at OWN, 'If Loving You is Wrong' pulled strong numbers in W18-49 (0.93 rating) with 2.38 million viewers, and at USA Network, 'Chrisley Knows Best' was also solid in that demo (0.88) and averaged 1.69 million viewers. Among females 12-34, top returns came from Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club' (0.60 rating), Nickelodeon's 'Loud House' (0.53), and MTV's 'Awkward' (0.52). Other programs of note on the day include TLC's 'OutDaughtered' (1.25 million), TBS's 'Separation Anxiety' (421,000), and AMC's 'The Night Manager' (725,000). 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

African-American and Hispanic Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 6, 2016

Select Ratings from Original telecasts for week ending March 6, 2015:

NOTE: I only received the data for the top 10 shows based on African-American household rating. I did not get any Hispanic data.

FOX's ROSEWOOD led the week in percentage of black viewers, with almost 43% of its audience in that demographic (1.5 million). ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER led in total black viewers with 1.64 million, accounting for about 36% of its total audience. The brand new series THE FAMILY which aired in place of SCANDAL, pulled in 1.36 million African-American viewers (24%), and the long running GREY'S ANATOMY had 1.37m, or about 18% of its viewing audience. Finally, CBS's NCIS had over 1.28 million African-American viewers, but because of its huge overall audience size, it only equated to about 8%.

Monday May 9, 2016 Nielsen Finals

TNT's airing of the 'NBA Playoffs' led the day's cable ratings, as had been standard the past couple weeks. Monday's Warriors/Blazers game notched a 2.56 adults 18-49 rating (including 3.57 in men of that demo) with 6.16 million viewers, and the Raptors/Heat game was at 1.63 ini the demo (2.28 in men) with 4.01 million. Over at USA Network, three hours of 'WWE Entertainment,' delivered 1.39, 1.50, 1.38 ratings in M18-49 and 3.35 mil/3.36 mil/3.01 mil among total viewers. On Bravo, both 'Southern Charm' (1 million) and 'Real Housewives of Dallas' (789,000) logged decent numbers in W18-49 (0.60 & 0.48 ratings), but VH1's 'Black Ink Crew' (2.2 million) fared the best (1.67). In scripted content there was A&E's 'Bates Motel' (1.4 million) & 'Damien' (405,000), Syfy's '12 Monkeys' (425,000) & 'Hunters' (367,000), and AMC's 'TURN' (580,000). In lower-rated cables there was HBO's 'After the Thrones' (222,000) and Logo's 'Bianca Del Rio's Rolodex of Hate' (75,000).

Sunday May 8, 2016 Nielsen Finals

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' took victory on Sunday cable with 3.7 in the demo (4.27 in men, 3.14 in women) and 7.28 million total viewers. Lead-outs 'Silicon Valley' and 'Veep' were at 0.91 & 0.44 in the demo and 1.69 million & 968,000 in total viewers; 'Last Week Tonight' closed out the night with 0.6 & 1.42 million viewers. On VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' scored a 1.25 W18-49 rating with 1.75 million viewers, and on E!, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' was at 1.13 in that demo with 1.56 million. Disney Channel found its usual strength in F12-34 with 'Liv and Maddie' (0.79), 'KC Undercover' (0.56), and 'Best Friends Whenever' (0.56); among total viewers they were at 1.65 million, 1.36 million, and 1.33 million. Elsewhere in scripted content was Hallmark's 'The Good Witch' at 0.36 in W18-49 with 1.92 million viewers, and USA's 'Motive' at 0.34 in that demo with 878,000 viewers. In premium cable, Showtime had 'Penny Dreadful' which ticked up to 554,000, 'House of Lies' which lost about 100K to 258,000, and 'Dice' dropped to a series-low 155,000. Finally, Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience' had 196,000.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of April 26 - May 2, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending May 2, 2016

The 2016 NFL DRAFT easily won the week on Twitter with over 2.51 million tweets on Thursday with the first round, and 1.12 million tweets on Friday with rounds two and three. About 728,000 people tweeted on Thursday, while 384,000 joined in on Friday. GAME OF THRONES was dominant in its second week with over 153,000 unique authors contributing to a massive 338,000 tweets. EMPIRE was also strong, delivering 128,000 tweets and 31,000 authors, but THE FLASH could only muster up 29,000 tweets and 8,000 authors. Finally, on TGIT, GREY'S ANATOMY edged out SCANDAL in tweets (57,000 vs. 53,000) and in authors (31,000 vs. 16,000).

Saturday May 7, 2016 Nielsen Finals

As has been the pattern this week, 'NBA Playoffs' coverage topped the day's cable ratings though it was by a much smaller margin than usual. Saturday's Raptors/Heat game delivered a 0.89 key demo rating (1.35 in men) with 2.33 million viewers. On FS1, 'NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing' ranked second in the demo (0.67) and men 18-49 (0.83), but led the day in total viewers (3.14 million). Nickelodeon had solid F12-34 returns with 'Henry Danger' (0.41 rating), 'School of Rock' (0.35), and 'Bella and the Bulldogs' (0.33); viewership was at 1.37 million, 1.11 million, and 900,000 respectively. In scripted content, Starz had 'Outlander' (1.13 million), HBO had 'Sesame Street' (155,000), and Ovation had 'The Artful Detective' (180,000). Other programs of note include Food Network's 'Pioneer Woman' (1.45 million), Reelz's 'Autopsy' (266,000), and Oxygen's 'Snapped: She Made Me Do It' (162,000). 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Friday May 6, 2016 Nielsen Finals

For the second night in a row ESPN led the cable ratings with coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs.' The Spurs/Thunder game scored a dominating 2.07 adults 18-49 rating (2.96 in men) with nearly 5 million viewers (4.99 mil). The net's other game, Cavaliers/Hawks, was at 1.23 in the demo (1.76 in men) and 3.18 million. Nickelodeon pulled solid numbers in F12-34 with both 'Spongebob' (0.74) and 'Loud House' (0.68); among total viewers those two programs were at 1.8 million & 1.74 million respectively. Over at OWN, 'For Better or Worse' was at 0.28 in W18-49 with 716,000 viewers and on Animal Planet, 'Tanked' notched 0.21 in that demo (0.22 in men) with 542,000. On the scripted side was Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' (548,000), Disney Channel's 'Backstage' (847,000), and Cinemax's 'Banshee' (425,000). 

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of April 19 - 25, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending April 25, 2016

Beyonce's LEMONADE ruled the week on Twitter with 696,000 tweets and 204,000 unique authors. NBC's THE VOICE was close behind with 507,000 tweets and 126,000 authors, but FOX's hit EMPIRE could only manage 149,000 tweets and 35,000 authors, enough for fourth on the week. UNDERGROUND, on WGN America, had a solid 31,000 tweets written by 5,000 authors, but OUTLANDER, on Starz, could only manage 17,000 tweets and 3,000 authors. Finally, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD was much lower than its parent series, bringing in only 34,000 tweets and 12,000 authors.

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of April 12 - 18, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending April 18, 2016

The CNN DEMOCRATIC DEBATE easily won the week on Twitter with 920,000 tweets and 181,000 unique authors, this was 6 times more than EMPIRE which had 163,000 tweets and 38,000 unique authors. HBO's CONFIRMATION did well socially, with 59,000 tweets written by 17,000 people. The season finale of SUPERGIRL generated 29,000 tweets and 8,000 authors, while the finale of IZOMBIE generated only 20,000 tweets and 4,000 authors. Other notables include OUTLANDER which had 21,000 tweets, and the finale of GIRLS which had just 8,000.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thursday May 5, 2016 Nielsen Finals

'NBA Playoff' coverage, again led the cable ratings. Thursday's Heat/Raptors match-up on ESPN was at 1.36 among adults 18-49, 2.02 in men 18-49, and 3.5 million viewers. The second-highest rated cable program, A&E's '60 Days In,' was about half that, at 0.78 in the demo and 1.63 million viewers. In scripted fare, FX had 'Archer' with 0.4 in 18-49 (0.55 in men) and 834,000 viewers, Comedy Central had 'Inside Amy Schumer' at 0.25 (0.27) with 533,000, and BBC America had 'Orphan Black' with 0.08 & 218,000. Elsewhere was TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers' (753,000), History's 'Alone' (1.64 million), Lifetime's 'Project Runway All Stars' (1.49 million), and Animal Planet's 'River Monsters' (801,000). In lower-rated cables, Showtime's 'Gigolos' had 112,000, Fuse's 'Fluffy Breaks Even' was at 78,000, and Ovation's 'Millenials' logged just 10,000.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: April 5 - 11, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending April 11, 2016

THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS led the week with 403,000 tweets and 219,000 unique authors. The finale of AMERICAN IDOL was a close second with 401,000 tweets, but was much lower with 123,000 unique authors. FEAR THE WALKING DEAD premiered its second season with 79,000 tweets (27,000 unique authors), and the second week of EMPIRE's return brought in 228,000 tweets.  The second season premiere of OUTLANDER had 30,000 tweets written by 7,000 people, and WGN America's UNDERGROUND had 27,000 tweets and 5,000 authors.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 Nielsen Finals

Coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs,' on TNT, again took victory on cable; the Hawks/Cavaliers game scored a 1.4 18-49 rating (1.92 in M18-49) with 3.51 million viewers, almost double the ratings of the NBCSN coverage of the 'NHL Playoffs' which were at 0.73 in 18-49 (0.99) with 1.82 million viewers. On Lifetime, 'Little Women LA Reunion' logged a 0.79 W18-49 rating with 1.31 million viewers and 'Little Women NY' was at 0.66 in that demo with 1.15 million viewers. Bravo had 'Real Housewives of NYC' which notched a 0.69 in W18-49 with 1.32 million, and MTV had 'Catfish' which scored solid numbers in F12-34 (0.61) and 760,000 viewers. In scripted content there was FX's 'The Americans' (1.02 million), WGN America's 'Underground' (905,000), TV Land's 'Lopez' (456,000) & 'The Soul Man' (311,000), and Pop's 'Schitt's Creek' (211,000). Finally, there were two Heath Ledger specials on Reelz, 'Autopsy' had 164,000 viewers, and 'Heath Ledger's Legacy' had 151,000.

Top Cable Networks: Week Ending March 20, 2016

Fueled by THE WALKING DEAD and BETTER CALL SAUL, AMC pulled 1.67 million viewers in primetime over the course of the week, but only managed 585,000 in total day. FOX NEWS was the top overall network with 2.62 million primetime viewers and 1.41 million viewers in total day. With the new original series SLASHER, CHILLER pulled in 66,000 primetime viewers, and with THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON, FX raked in 1,07 million viewers in primetime.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of March 29 - April 4, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending April 4, 2016

The GOP TOWN HALL had a unique audience of 5.21 million people, and 724,000 total tweets. EMPIRE stayed dominant in its spring premiere with 471,000 tweets and 2.66 million unique views. IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS pulled in over 3.27 million total tweets written by 306,000 unique authors, and THE WALKING DEAD had 932,000 tweets contributed by 265,000 people. On CBS, CRIMINAL MINDS led the week with a unique audience of 1.22 million & 36,000 tweets; CARPOOL KARAOKE had 982,000 impressions and 13,000 tweets.

Tuesday May 3, 2016 Nielsen Finals

TNT again led the daily cable ratings with 'NBA Basketball,' this time it was a Blazers/Warriors match-up atop the day with a 2.23 adults 18-49 rating, a 3.14 in men of that demo, and 5.21 million viewers. The top non-sports program was Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch' at 0.73 (0.91 in men) and 2.21 million viewers; on that same net was 'The Last Alaskans' at 0.36 (0.47) and 1.29 million. In female-skewing programming, OWN had 'If Loving You is Wrong which found 0.91 among W18-49 with 2.3 million viewers, Bravo had 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' close behind at 0.89 with 1.68 million, and Lifetime had 'Dance Moms' at 0.73 (though was slightly higher in F12-34 with 0.77) and 1.41 million. On Oxygen, 'Bad Girls Club' was solid among F12-34 with 0.54 (573,000 total viewers) as was both MTV's 'Awkward' (0.74) and 'Faking It' (0.50) though the latter was much less viewed (472,000 vs. 703,000). Other programs of note on the night include Nickelodeon's 'Spongebob' (1.76 million) & 'Loud House' (1.79 million), AMC's 'The Night Manager' (806,000), and Freeform's 'Stitchers' (356,000).

Monday May 2, 2016 Nielsen Finals

TNT's 'NBA Basketball' coverage between the Thunder and Spurs strolled to an easy victory on Monday cable. The game notched a 2.38 adults 18-49 rating (including a 3.31 in men) with 5.2 million viewers; the other game, Hawks/Cavaliers was at 1.47 in the demo (2.06 in men) with 3.64 million viewers. On VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' delivered cable's best numbers among both women 18-49 (2.14) & females 12-34 (2.03) with 2.73 million viewers; 'Black Ink Crew' was at 1.79 & 1.71 in those demos with 2.29 million viewers. Three hours of 'WWE Entertainment,' on USA Network, notched 1.48/1.58/1.55 ratings among men 18-49 and were at 3.46 million (8-10pm)/3.38 million (10-11pm). Nickelodeon had solid F12-34 returns with 'Spongebob' (0.74 rating) and 'Loud House' (0.80); in total viewers they were at 1.96 million & 2.07 million. Elsewhere was TBS's 'American Dad' (823,000), A&E's 'Bates Motel' (1.52 million) & 'Damien' (406,000), Logo's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' (358,000), and AMC's 'TURN' (458,000). 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sunday May 1, 2016 Nielsen Finals

'Game of Thrones,' on HBO, again dominated the Sunday cable ratings; it hit a huge 3.67 rating among adults 18-49 (4.31/3.04 split between men & women) and 7.29 million total viewers. Lead-outs 'Silicon Valley' (0.92, 1.72 million) and 'Veep' (0.47, 1.01 million) also delivered strong numbers. On AMC, 'Fear the Walking Dead' delivered the second-best numbers on the day in 18-49 (2.15) and total viewers (4.8 million), seeing its best numbers in men 18-49 (2.23). Over at E!, 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' was solid in women 18-49 (1.63) and females 12-34 (1.62) with 2.19 million viewers, and at Bravo, 'Shahs of Sunset' also saw strength in those demos (0.80/0.52) and logged 1.35 million viewers. In scripted content, there was Hallmark's 'The Good Witch' (1.97 million), USA's 'Motive' (841,000), Showtime's 'House of Lies' (357,000) & 'Dice' (171,000), and Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience' (163,000).  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Saturday April 30, 2016 Nielsen Finals

An 'NBA Basketball' game between the Thunder and Spurs scored cable's top numbers in the key demo (1.41 rating), men 18-49 (2.02), and total viewers (3.58 million). It did about twice as well as ESPN's 'NFL Draft' in each of those demos (0.72/1.16) and in viewership (1.71 million). On Nickelodeon, 'Henry Danger' led among females 12-34 (0.57) and averaged 1.83 million viewers; also on that net was 'School of Rock' (0.43, 1.41 million) and 'Bella and the Bulldogs' (0.44, 1.31 million). Food Network had its usual line-up of 'The Kitchen' (1.25 million) & 'Pioneer Woman' (1.37 million) while Reelz was new with 'Autopsy' (248,000), and 'Case Closed with AJ Benza' (201,000). Other programs of note include Starz's 'Outlander' (1.17 million), OWN's 'For Peete's Sake' (479,000), and Ovation's 'The Artful Detective' (182,000). 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Friday April 29, 2016 Nielsen Finals

ESPN's 'NBA Playoff' game featuring the Clippers and Blazers took victory in the Friday cable ratings, scoring top numbers among men 18-49 (1.78), males 12-34 (1.68), and total viewers (2.91 million). It did slightly better than coverage of the 'NFL Draft' which was at 1.54/1.33 in those demos with 2.41 million viewers. Lifetime's 'Atlanta Plastic' pulled OK numbers in women 18-49 (0.30) as did OWN's 'For Better or Worse' (0.28); among total viewers those two shows were at 571,000 & 697,000. On Disney Channel there was 'Bunk'd' (0.54 in F12-34, 1.48 million viewers), 'Stuck in the Middle' (0.57, 1.54 million), 'Mako Mermaids' (0.41, 1.11 million), and 'Backstage' (0.52, 1.18 million). Elsewhere was HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher' (1.05 million), Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' (643,000), and Cinemax's 'Banshee' (390,000).