Saturday, December 30, 2017

Live +7 Ratings: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

NBC's 'This is Us' continued its 18-49 L+7 dominance, topping the week for the ninth straight time. The series grew 2.0 to 4.5 factoring in seven-day delayed viewing, and also rose 5.72 million viewers to a total of 15.06 million. Only 'The Good Doctor,' on ABC, had larger viewership growth, up 7 million viewers to almost 17 million (as well as up 1.8 to 3.6). Among percentage gains, CW's 'Supernatural' led in the 18-49 growth, up 167% from 0.3 to 0.8 (+0.5), and 'Arrow' led in viewership growth, up 98% from 1.094 million to 2.165 million (+1.071 million). On cable, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led in both 18-49 growth and viewership growth, up 2.1 to 5.7, and up 4.44 million to 12.73 million. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

Hallmark Channel movies weren't particularly popular in all markets in the country; however, they did well in Washington D.C., Tampa Bay, Orlando, Cleveland, and Baltimore. Sunday's original movie had 123,000 viewers in the Nation's capital (1.9/5), while Saturday's episode had 122,000 (1.9/5). Friday's Hallmark movie made the list in both Tampa Bay and Orlando notching 99,000 (2.2/6) and 85,000 (2.2/7) respectively. Saturday's episode had 115,000 in Tampa while Sunday's had 106,000 in Orlando. Sunday's Hallmark movie also did 100,000 viewers in Cleveland and 63,000 in Baltimore.

Basic cable shows don't often make the top 30 listings but with fewer new episodes on the broadcast networks due to the holiday week, more cable listings made it to the lists this week. In Boston, four airings of Celtics basketball on the local NBC Sports Network affiliate ranged in viewers from 152,000 on Saturday to 221,000 on Wednesday. Three airings of the 'Rachel Maddow Show' on MSNBC made the list in Washington D.C, ranging from 131,000 to 143,000 in total viewers. In Seattle, a MLS Playoffs Game on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday had 133,000 local viewers, and in Atlanta, a new episode of Sunday's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' scored 199,000 viewers in the city. A Monday night NHL game on NBC Sports Network had 94,000 viewers in St. Louis and an episode of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' had 62,000 viewers in Baltimore.

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

'The Soul Train Awards' won the week on social media with approximately 1.173 million total interactions, 768,000 from Facebook and 404,000 from Twitter. USA's 'WWE Monday Night RAW' took the second spot with 874,000 interactions, and the net's other showing 'WWE Smackdown' took the fifth spot with 370,000 interactions. 

Two episodes of 'The Voice' took the third and seventh spots in the top 10. The Monday episode had 348,000 interactions and Tuesday's results episode had 548,000. Two episodes of 'Dancing with the Stars' took the fourth and ninth spots on the week with Monday's episode at 289,000 interactions, and Tuesday's episode at 373,000. 

On the scripted side, NBC's 'This Is Us' had the sixth spot on the list with 369,000 interactions (282K from Facebook), and AMC's 'The Walking Dead' had the eighth spot with 336,000. PBS's Monday episode of 'Charlie Rose' rounded out the top 10 with 148,000 total interactions.

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' topped the week among African-American viewers notching a 13.6 rating and 2.832 million AA viewers, approximately 14.9% of its total 18.954 million viewers. NBC's Thanksgiving 'Thursday Night Football' was second on the week with an 11.2 rating and 2.79 million AA viewers, 16.5% of its 16.905 million viewership total.

Outside of sports, CBS's '60 Minutes' ranked fifth on the week with a 7.2 rating and 1.429 million AA viewers, 11.7% of its total viewership (12.258M). ABC's Monday episode of 'The Good Doctor' ranked seventh on the week with a 6.0 rating and 1.192 million AA viewers, about 11.9% of its total (9.969M).

Reruns of 'The Big Bang Theory' on Thanksgiving Night and 'Empire' on Thanksgiving Eve took the eighth and ninth spots on the week. 'Big Bang' notched a 5.8 rating with 1.506 million AA viewers and 'Empire' scored the same 5.8 rating with 1.187 million AA viewers.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017 on U.S. cable. 

AMC'S 'The Walking Dead' again dominated the entire week on cable, notching a 3.57 adults 18-49 rating with 8.28 million viewers. It led the week in females 18-49 (3.3), females 12-34 (2.13), and adults 25-54 (4.11). ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' was just behind 'Dead' in the demo (3.53) but had 2.5 million more viewers (10.76M). It led the week in males 18-49 (4.97), males 12-34 (3.36), adults 18-34 (2.89), and adults over 50 (4.92). 'Talking Dead' notched a 1.32 demo rating with 3.22 million viewers, it scored a 0.95 rating in adults 18-34 and a 1.55 in 25-54s.

Scream (MTV): Ratings Recap

MTV's 'Scream' premiered in 2015 to a 0.45 adults 18-49 rating with 1.03 million viewers. It concluded its inaugural season to a 0.34 rating with 756,000 viewers and averaged a 0.34 & 754,000 viewers. A second season premiered in 2016 with a 0.22 rating & 402,000 viewers and averaged a 0.18 rating & 365,000 viewers. A third season is scheduled to premiere in 2018.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 11/20 - 11/26/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017 in the U.S.

NBC took victory in both the 18-49 demographic (2.3 rating/9 share) and in total viewers (8.91 million) for the week ending November 26, 2017. NBC was helped from two episodes of 'The Voice' (1.7/6, 9.15M, and 1.7/6, 9.36M), 'This is Us' (2.5/10, 9.34M), 'Thursday Night Football' (5.1/21, 16.91M), and 'Sunday Night Football' (6.0/20, 18.95M). 'The Good Doctor' (1.8/7, 9.97M) and 'Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' (1.7/7, 6.68M) led the way for the alphabet, while Thanksgiving Day episodes of 'Young Sheldon' (2.6/11, 11.43M) and 'Mom' (1.8/7, 7.89M) led the week for CBS. The highest rated program for FOX was Sunday's 'Miss Universe Pageant' (1.1/4, 4.46M), and 'The Flash' (0.8/3, 2.2M) topped the week for the CW. 

Among younger skewing holiday programming, NBC's 'Trolls Holiday' scored a 3.1 rating and 15 share in kids aged 2-11. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' had a 1.9/10 in that demo, 'Frosty the Snowman' had a 1.0/5, 'Frosty Returns' had a 0.7/3, and 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' was at 0.6/3. 

Outside of primetime, CBS's 4 p.m. 'NFL Football' coverage led all of sports on Sunday with an 11.63 household rating and 19.901 million viewers (7.217 million in the key demo). FOX's 1 p.m. coverage notched an 8.94 HH rating with 15.361 million viewers and CBS's 1 p.m. coverage had a 6.51 HH rating with 10.91 million viewers.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Live +7 Ratings: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

NBC's 'This is Us' topped the L+7 18-49 gains for the week ending November 19, 2017, growing 2.2 up to 4.8 and 6.1 million to 16.15 million. On ABC, 'The Good Doctor' led in viewership gains, rising almost 7 million viewers up to 17.14 million viewers, and up 1.9 to 3.8 in the 18-49 demo. The CW's 'Jane the Virgin' led the 18-49 percentage gains, rising 0.3 to 0.5 and 550,000 to 1.16 million. ABC's 'Designated Survivor' led the viewership percentage gains, growing 4.47 million to 8.52 million, and up 0.9 to 1.7 in the demo. Cable timeshifted ratings for the week were not available. 

Awkward (MTV): Ratings Recap

MTV's 'Awkward' premiered in 2011 with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating with 1.72 million viewers and concluded its inaugural season with a 1.2 rating & 2.24 million viewers; averaging 1.99 million over 12 episodes. A second season premiered in 2012 and averaged a 0.9 with 1.87 million viewers, a third season premiered in 2013 and averaged a 0.6 with 1.28 million viewers, and a fourth season premiered in 2014 averaging a 0.5 rating with 1.13 million viewers. The fifth season aired in two parts in in 2015 and 2016 averaging 729,000 and 535,000 viewers respectively. The series aired a total of 89 episodes over the course of 5 seasons.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Top 15 Shows in the Top 15 Markets: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

ABC's coverage of the American Music awards did very well in the northern cities of the United States, but not nearly as well in the south. The awards show was the top airing of the week in New York with a 5.3/14 persons 2+ rating/share and 994,000 viewers. It made the top 15 lists in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis. Here is how it did in the other cities: Philadelphia (3.0/6, 223,000), Washington DC (2.5/7, 160,000), Houston (2.5/7, 173,000), Tampa (2.9/7, 128,000), and Phoenix (3.0/8, 152,000). The awards didn't make the top 30 in Dallas, but they did less than a 2.3/6 and 166,000. Outside the top 15 markets, the awards show did quite well in Miami (4.0/11, 177,000), Cleveland (3.8/9, 131,000), and Pittsburgh (5.0/11, 128,000).

Performance in "home" markets: In New York City, 'Blue Bloods' did 502,000 viewers (2.7/8), and 'Empire' had 518,000 (2.8/8). In Los Angeles, 'This is Us' had 281,000 viewers (166,000 in Pittsburgh), 'The Big Bang Theory' had 416,000, and 'Modern Family' had 326,000. 'Chicago PD' had 311,000 viewers in Chicago (3.6/11), 'The Goldbergs' had 262,000 in Philadelphia (3.6/9), 'Star' had 181,000 in Atlanta (2.8/8), and 'Grey's Anatomy' had 141,000 in Seattle (3.1/8). In Dallas, 'Young Sheldon' had 313,000 and in Houston it had 218,000.

Cable Network Ratings: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

Recap of top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending November 19, 2017. 

ESPN took the primetime victory in total viewers for the week, averaging 2.774 million viewers. Fox News took second with 2.319 million viewers, and Hallmark Channel took third place with 2.173 million. 


On the scripted side, USA (#5) averaged 1.327 million viewers in primetime, TBS (#6) was just behind at 1.215 million, and AMC (#10) barely edged over 1 million (1.053M) this week with a lot of help from Sunday's 'The Walking Dead.' HGTV took the ninth spot with 1.105 million viewers and Discovery just barely squeezed into the eighth position with 1.106 million. History's 1.147 million viewers were enough to notch seventh place. 

Among cable news outlets, MSNBC (#4) averaged 1.746 million viewers in primetime for the week, which was over 900,000 more than the 833,000 that CNN (#16) could muster. HLN (#50) had 261,000, and Fox Business (#85) had 84,000. 

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

It was a big week on social media with every day except Friday seeing at least 2 shows with over 100,000 interactions. The top 5 shows from Monday through Thursday all saw over 100,000 interactions. 

Sunday's 'American Music Awards' eviscerated the competition with over 7.9 million total interactions, including almost 2.25 million from Facebook and 5.67 million from Twitter. The 'Latin Grammy Awards' had the second highest number of interactions on the week (902,000), and 'WWE' coverage on Monday (668,000) and Tuesday (456,000) took the third and fourth spots for the week.

On the scripted side, 'The Walking Dead' led all series with 400,000 interactions for its episode on Sunday. It was closely followed by Tuesday's 'This is Us' (384,000) and Wednesday's 'Empire' (292,000). All three Shondaland entries made the list, with 'How to Get Away with Murder' (240,000) in front and 'Grey's Anatomy' (233,000) 'Scandal' (225,000) just behind. Both 'Scandal' & 'Murder' were more interacted-with on Twitter, while the 'Grey's' fanbase seemed to prefer Facebook. Saturday's 'Outlander' had 63,000 interactions and was about even between Facebook and Twitter.

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

FOX's 'Empire' again led the week among African-American viewers, averaging a 17.8 rating and 3.859 million viewers for the Nov. 15 episode. That figure represents 63.8% of its total 6.051 million viewers. 'Star' had a 11.9 rating with 2.513 million AA viewers, approximately 67.2% of its 3.741 million viewers. 

ABC's 'American Music Awards' ranked eighth on the list with a 7.3 rating and 1.603 million AA viewers, 17.5% of the total audience (9.109M). Thursday's 'Scandal' ranked just above the awards show with a 7.5 rating and 1.377 million AA viewers, 27.7% of its audience. Outside of sports, the only other airing to make the top 10 was CBS's '60 Minutes' which notched a 6.6 rating and 1.338 million AA viewers (11.7%). 

On the sports side, 'Sunday Night Football' had a 17.1 rating and 3.72 million AA viewers, ranking second on the week. 'Thursday Night Football' mustered a 10.7 rating with 2.142 million AA viewers. The former represented 17.7% of the audience, and the latter was 16.3%.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017 on U.S. cable.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' topped all of cable for the week ending November 19. The show notched a 3.42 adults 18-49 rating and 7.85 million total viewers. It topped the week in females 18-49 (3.17), adults 18-34 (2.52), adults 25-54 (3.91), and females 12-34 (2.06). It took second in both males 18-49 (3.67) and males 12-34 (2.40). ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' took victory in those two demographics at 4.39 and 3.11 respectively. 

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 11/13 - 11/19/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017 in the U.S.

NBC won the week ending November 19 in both the 18-49 demographic (2.3/9) and total viewers (8.79 million). ABC took second in the demo (1.3/5), while CBS took the silver in viewership (7.83 million). NBC's victory was sealed with help from 'The Voice' (2.0/7, 9.6M & 2.0/8, 9.98M), 'This Is Us' (2.6/10, 10.05M), as well as both 'Thursday Night Football' (4.2/16, 13.16M) and 'Sunday Night Football' (7.0/23, 21.06M). 

ABC's 'The Good Doctor' (1.9/7, 10.15M) was as strong as ever on Monday, gaining 0.41 from its 'Dancing with the Stars' lead-in (1.5/5, 9.9M). On the comedy side, the alphabet net was led by 'Modern Family' (1.7/6, 5.94M), 'The Goldbergs' (1.5/6, 5.63M), and 'The Middle' (1.4/5, 5.71M). On CBS, 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.6/10, 13.44M) led the week in both the demo and total viewers with 'Young Sheldon' (2.1/8, 11.83M) and 'NCIS' (1.5/6, 13.09M) close behind. On Fox, 'Empire' (2.0/8, 6.05M) reigned supreme, leading the network in both the demo and total viewers for the week. The CW's 'Jane the Virgin' was the lowest viewed show on broadcast for the week (613,000), followed by 'Dynasty' (635,000), and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' (657,000); 'Dynasty' was the lowest rated; however, with a mere 0.17/1 adults 18-49 rating/share. 

Outside of primetime, on Sunday, CBS's 4 p.m. 'NFL Football' coverage notched a 10.88 rating in households with 19.026 million viewers (7.447M in demo). FOX's 1 p.m. coverage had a 9.36 HH rating with 15.708 million viewers while CBS's 1 p.m. coverage had a 6.52 HH rating and 10.709 million viewers. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cable News Ratings: December 12, 2017

Below are the full day cable news ratings for CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC for Tuesday December 12, 2017. Coverage of the Alabama Senate Special Election dominated news coverage in primetime. CNN's 10:00pm airing of 'Anderson Cooper 360' led the entire day in the adults 18-49 demographic (0.96), and the adults 25-54 demographic (1.25). At the 10:00 p.m. hour, 'Cooper' had 1.514 million adults 25-54 watching, while 'O'Donnell' had 1.019 million (0.84), and 'Ingraham' had 889,000 (0.74). 

In terms of total viewers at the 10 p.m. hour, O'Donnell's 3.745 million edged out Cooper's 3.493 million and Ingraham's 3.486 million. 'Hannity' at the 9 p.m. hour on Fox News led all of cable with 3.798 million (831,000 adults 25-54). On HLN, the highest viewed airing belonged to an 11 p.m. 'Forensic Files' which had 416,000 viewers. 

Chesapeake Shores (Hallmark): Ratings Recap

Hallmark's 'Chesapeake Shores' premiered in 2016 to a 0.31 adults 18-49 rating and 1.94 million viewers. It hit a season-high of 2.23 million viewers, and concluded its first season with a 0.30 rating and 1.72 million viewers. The inaugural season averaged a 0.29 rating and 2 million viewers. A second season premiered in 2017 and averaged a 0.23 rating and 1.78 million viewers. It has not yet been renewed for a third season.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

ABC's coverage of the '51st Annual CMA Awards' led all of television on social media for the week ending November 12. The awards show garnered 5.249 million total interactions, with the vast majority (4.315M) coming from Facebook. Thursday's episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' was second on the week with 713,000, and 'The Walking Dead' took the third spot with 647,000.

Fox News' 'Hannity' made the top 10 at #7 for its Thursday episode, averaging 339,000 total interactions, a majority of which (312K) came from Twitter. NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (#8) had 322,000 and FOX's 'Empire' (#9) had 315,000

The only data available for Monday (11/6) and Tuesday (11/7) was from the top 10 list for the week. USA's 'Monday Night RAW' had 422,000 total interactions (#5) while 'WWE Smackdown' had 383,000 (#6); both were heavy on Facebook. ESPN's '30 for 30' (#4) was the top series on social media for Tuesday with 588,000 interactions, while 'This is Us' (#10) ranked third on that day with 302,000 interactions.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

Recap of top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending November 12, 2017. 

ESPN took victory among all cable networks in primetime averaging 3.376 million viewers for the week ending 11/12. Also averaging over 1 million viewers was Hallmark Channel (#3, 2.056 million), USA Network (#5, 1.273M), History (#6, 1.182M), HGTV (#7, 1.12M), TBS (#8, 1.112M), AMC (#9, 1.059M), and Discovery (#10, 1.043M). 


Among cable news networks, Fox News (#2) took victory on the week with 2.387 million viewers on average in primetime. MSNBC (#4) was second among cable news networks with 1.775 million viewers. CNN ranked #13 on the week with 913,000 viewers, while HLN (#51) had 258,000, and Fox Business (#81) had 96,000. 

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

The return of 'Empire' topped the week among African-Americans for the week ending November 12, 2017. The show notched a 17.6 AA rating, which approximates to 3.597 million AA viewers (66.6% of its 5.4 million viewers). 'Star,' which immediately followed 'Empire' had a 12.6 AA rating with 2.537 million AA viewers, 67.4% of its 3.761 million total viewers.

Other scripted originals that made the list this week include ABC's 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder.' 'Scandal' had a 7.2 rating with 1.437 million AA viewers for its Nov. 9 episode, which equates to 28.7% of its 5.000 million total viewers, while 'Murder' mustered a 6.6 rating with 1.264 million AA viewers, about 34.1% of its total (3.708 million).

Among sports broadcasts, 'Sunday Night Football' topped the week among African-American viewers, scoring a 11.9 rating and 2.524 million viewers. 'Thursday Night Football' had a 9.7 rating and 1.879 million AA viewers. The former represented 14.4% of its total (17.51M) and the latter represented 14.3% of its total (13.101M). FOX's 'The OT' was fourth on the week with an 11.2 rating and 2.434 million AA viewers. 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Ghost Wars (Syfy): Ratings Recap

Syfy's 'Ghost Wars' premiered in 2017 to a 0.10 adults 18-49 rating and 512,000 viewers. It remained stable in week 2 at 505,000 viewers. The first season concluded in January 2018 and averaged a 0.09 rating and 376,000 viewers over the course of 13 episodes.

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Halcyon (Ovation): Ratings Recap

Ovation's 'The Halcyon' premiered in October 2017 to a 0.02 adults 18-49 rating and 111,000 total viewers. It remained at 0.01 for the next 4 episodes and dropped as low as a 0.00 rating. The eight episode first season concluded to a 0.02 rating and 96,000 viewers. It has yet to be renewed for a second season.

Live +7 Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

'This is Us,' on NBC, led the L+7 tome shifted ratings for the week ending November 12, 2017 in both adults 18-49 (up 2.3 to 4.8) and total viewers (up 6.3 million to 16.17 million). In 18-49 percentage gains, NBC's 'Chicago PD' led the week, jumping 122% from 0.9 in L+SD to 2.0, (plus up 4.13 million to 9.3 million). Among viewership percentage gains, 'Jane the Virgin' led the way, up 95% from 647,000 to 1.26 million. Cable time shifted ratings were not available this week. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Top 20 Shows in the Top 10 Markets: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

Note: I only received market data for the top 10 markets for the week ending November 12.

NFL Sunday Afternoon Football topped the market charts in all major markets, not including San Francisco and Boston. FOX coverage at 4 p.m. notched a 6.3/20 in New York City (1.178 million viewers), a 5.3/17 in Los Angeles (838,000), and a 5.6/18 in Chicago (480,000). The Rams' win over the Houston Texans was seen by 518,000 Houstonians, and the Falcons' win over the Cowboys was seen by 1.082 million people in Dallas and 909,000 in Atlanta. 

The 'CMA Awards' made the lists for all top 10 cities. It performed best in Dallas where it scored a 5.2/15 persons 2+ rating/share, and ranked third on the week.

Performance in "home" markets: in New York City, 'Blue Bloods' had 632,000 viewers and 'Law & Order: SVU' had 436,000 (2.3/6). In Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' found 435,000, 'NCIS: LA' had 360,000, and 'This Is Us' did 350,000. 'Chicago PD' had 233,000 viewers in its namesake city, while 'Young Sheldon' did 244,000 in Dallas and 213,000 in Houston. In Washington D.C., 'Scandal' had 133,000 and in Atlanta, 'Star' had 183,000.  

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led all of cable in adults 18-49 with a 3.87 rating, and had 8.69 million viewers. The show topped the day in all major demos: males & females 18-49 (4.1/3.64), males & females 12-34 (2.81/2.39), adults 18-34 (2.87) and adults 25-54 (4.38). 'Talking Dead' notched a 1.28 rating and 3.12 million viewers; fourth on the week. FXX's 'You're the Worst' had 205,000 viewers on Wednesday. On Disney Channel, 'And Mack' notched a 1.20 rating in teens 12-17 with 1.4 million total viewers, and 'K.C. Undercover' had a 0.95 teens 12-17 rating with 1.34 million viewers.

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of November 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 in the U.S.

Primetime sports held the top two spots for the week in the 18-49s. NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' topped the week with a 5.8/20 adults 18-49 rating/share and 17.51 million viewers. 'Thursday Night Football' was second on the week with 4.0/16 demo rating & 13.1 million viewers; ABC's 'CMA Awards' notched a 3.2/12 & 14.27 million viewers.


On the scripted side, CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.8/11, 13.8M) topped the week, followed by NBC's 'This is Us' (2.6/9, 9.89M) and CBS's 'Young Sheldon' (2.2/8, 12.39M). On the CW, 'Dynasty' (0.22 18-49) dropped below 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' (0.24) to become the lowest-rated broadcast scripted series while 'Jane the Virgin' (647,000) was the lowest viewed. ABC's week was topped by 'Grey's Anatomy' (1.9/8, 8.13M) on the drama side, and 'The Middle' (1.3/5, 5.63M) on the comedy side. 'Empire' (1.8/7, 5.4M) and 'The Simpsons' (1.9/6, 4.75M) topped the week for FOX, while 'The Exorcist' (0.4/2, 1.27M) provided the net's low point. Other shows of note include NBC's 'The Blacklist' (0.9/3, 5.04M) and ABC's 'Scandal' (1.1/4, 5M) both of which performed modestly.

On Sunday, FOX's 4 p.m. 'NFL Football' coverage notched a 12.8 household rating with 21.963 million total viewers (8.62M in the demo). FOX's 1 p.m. coverage had a 7.43 HH rating with 12.35 million viewers, and CBS's 1 p.m. coverage was slightly lower with a 7.21 HH rating and 11.827 million viewers.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

Recap of top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending November 5, 2017. (Note: there was no cable network rankings available for the week ending October 29, 2017)

Fox News topped the week with an average of 2.73 million viewers in primetime. ESPN took the second spot on the week with 2.316 million viewers, and Hallmark Channel took the fourth spot with 1.867 million viewers. The third spot belonged to MSNBC with its 1.906 million viewers.

USA Network took the fifth spot for the week averaging 1.24 million viewers, while AMC, with help from 'The Walking Dead' ranked sixth with 1.163 million viewers. TBS (#7) had 1.112 million viewers, while HGTV (#8, 1.064 million), barely edged out History (#9, 1.060 million).

Other cable news network ratings include: CNN (#10, 1.019M), HLN (#50, 261,000), and Fox Business (#81, 91,000).

White Famous (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'White Famous' premiered on Showtime platforms on September 29, 2017, and its double-episode television premiere brought in a 0.06/0.04 with 154,000/129,000 on October 15, 2017. It rose to a series-high 0.12 with 339,000 viewers, but concluded down to 0.12 with 333,000 viewers. It averaged a 0.09 an 249,000 over its 10 episodes, and wasn't renewed for a second season.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led the week on social media with approximately 506,000 viewers for its episode on Sunday, from 266,000 unique accounts. Showtime's 'Shameless' had 242,000 (#4) and CW's 'The Flash' had 242,000 (#6). 

Also in the top 10 were NBC's 'This is Us' and USA's 'WWE Smackdown', both on Tuesday. 'This is Us' had 226,000 interactions (#9) from 148,000 unique accounts, and 'Smackdown' had 229,000 (#7) from 139,000 uniques. Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' had 228,000 on Sunday (#8). 

The only data available for Monday (10/30) and Saturday (11/4) were from the weekly top 10 list and are not in the list below. On Monday, 'WWE Monday Night RAW' had 362,000 interactions (#2), 'Hannity' had 315,000 (#3), and 'Love & Hip Hop' had 266,000 (#5). On Saturday, 'Saturday Night Live' (not in the list below) had 190,000 total interactions (#10) from 110,000 uniques. 

Live +7 Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

NBC's 'This is Us' topped the L+7 18-49 increases for the week ending November 5, 2017, growing 2.4 to 4.4 and 6.5 million viewers to 14.94 million. On ABC, 'The Good Doctor' topped the viewership gains, rising almost 7 million viewers to 17.5 million, in addition to its 2.0 18-49 growth (to 3.9). The CW's 'Jane the Virgin' topped the percentage 18-49 gains, growing 0.3 to 0.5 and 557,000 to 1.25 million, while ABC's 'Designated Survivor' led the percentage viewership gains, rising 4.3 million viewers to 8.23 million. On cable, 'The Walking Dead' led the 18-49 and viewership L+7 growth, rising 2.2 and 4.47 million to 6.0 and 13 million. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

Another week without 'Empire', pushed 'Sunday Night Football' to the top of the ratings for African Americans (AA). 'Sunday Night Football' notched an 11.8 AA rating (2.445 million AA viewers) representing about 17% of its 14.36 million viewership total. Saturday Night Football between LSU and Alabama scored a 6.2 AA rating (1.316 million) representing 19.6% of its total 6.73 million viewers.

On the scripted side, ABC's 'Scandal' had 1.509 million AA viewers for its Nov. 2nd episode, about 30.9% of its total viewership (4.89M). On the same night, 'How to Get Away with Murder' had 1.277 million AA viewers which represents 35.8% of its 3.56 million total viewers. Finally, 'The Good Doctor' had 1.329 million AA viewers for its episode on Monday. That figure is 12.5% of its 10.6 million total viewers. 

Games 6 and 7 of the World Series on FOX, had 1.632 million and 1.991 million AA viewers respectively. The former figure was 7.3% (22.29M) and the latter was 7.1% (28.24M). Finally, CBS's '60 Minutes' brought in 1.821 million African-American viewers, approximately 12.1% of the 15.09 million total. 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017 on U.S. cable.

MONDAY
ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' led all of television with a 3.51 adults 18-49 rating and 10.42 million viewers. It had a monstrous 5.0 rating in males 18-49 and a 2.0 in women. The game between the Broncos and Chiefs also led all of cable in adults 18-34 (2.96), adults 25-54 (4.06), and adults over 50 (4.63). VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' had a 1.62 rating in females 18-49 & 2.22 million total viewers, 'Scared Famous' had a 0.95 rating in that demo with 1.22 million viewers, and 'Martha & Snoop Potluck' had a 0.77 rating & 1.02 million. Three hours of 'WWE Entertainment', on USA, ranged between 0.87 and 0.98 in adults 18-49 (1.13 - 1.69 in males) and between 2.52M and 3.1M viewers. On the scripted side, Ovation's 'The Halcyon' had an invisible 0.01 rating and 104,000 viewers.

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, ABC took victory in both the 18-49 demo (1.6/5) and total viewers (10.15M) with help from 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.4/5, 9.93M) and 'The Good Doctor' (1.9/7, 10.6M). NBC's coverage of 'The Voice' (1.9/7, 9.62M) aided it towards a second-place finish. CBS's line-up severely underperformed, scoring its best numbers with 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/5, 6.35M) and its worst with 'Me, Myself, and I' (0.7/2, 3.91M). The season premiere of 'Superior Donuts' managed a 0.8/3 and 4.76 million viewers. On FOX, 'The Gifted' (1.1/4, 3.43M) gained 0.2 from its 'Lucifer' (0.9/3, 3.37M) lead-in. 

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

The World Series Games 6 and 7 dominated every major market in the United States. In Los Angeles, game 6 notched a 18.5/56 persons 2+ rating/share with 2.95 million viewers, and in Houston, the game had a 25.2/58 rating/share with 1.72 million viewers. In nearby markets, Game 6 had a 9.2/35 (596,000) in San Francisco and a 9.2/27 (656,000) in Dallas. In game 7, Los Angeles hit a huge 22.8/56 rating with 3.63 million viewers and Houston was at 28.0/63 with 1.91 million viewers. In San Francisco, game 7 had a 12.1/41 (814,000) and in Dallas, it had a 12.1/35 (862,000). 

Performance in"home" markets: in Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' had 507,000 viewers, and 'This Is Us' had 284,000 (166,000 in Pittsburgh). In Seattle, 'Grey's Anatomy' had 123,000 viewers, 'Young Sheldon' had 348,000 in Dallas (226,000 in Houston), and 'The Goldbergs' had 230,000 in Philadelphia. In Chicago, 'Chicago Fire' had 268,000 viewers, and in New York, 'Blue Bloods' had 581,000, 'Will & Grace' had 567,000. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

With no 'Empire' airing this week, the highest-rated airing among African-Americans (AA) belonged to NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' which averaged approximately 2.634 million AA viewers on Oct. 29th, accounting for 19% of its 13.862 million viewership total. 

CBS & NFL Network's 'Thursday Night Football' averaged 1.953 million AA viewers on Oct. 26th, accounting for 17.3% of its 11.363 million viewers. In other sports news, FOX's coverage of game 5 of the World Series had 1.584 million AA viewers, which was only about 8.3% of its total viewers (18.94M). 

On the scripted side, 'Scandal' had about 1.416 million AA viewers for its Oct. 26th broadcast, and 'How to Get Away with Murder' had about 1.204 million AA viewers for its episode on that same day. The figure for 'Scandal' represents 29% of its total viewership (4.875M), and the figure for 'Murder' represents 33.8% of its total (3.562M).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Versailles (Ovation): Ratings Recap

'Versailles' premiered on Ovation on October 1, 2016 with 2 episodes. The beginning two episodes were at 0.05 and 0.03 in the 18-49 demo and had 260,000 and 212,000 viewers respectively. The first season concluded with a double episode again, averaging 0.04 & 0.02 and 173,000 & 139,000. The second season premiered in 2017 to a 139,000 viewers and concluded with 160,000. Note: The ratings for the first season come directly from a source with Nielsen ratings access and are not available publicly anywhere else.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led the entire week with 706,000 total interactions - 471,000 from Facebook and 235,000 from Twitter. The total number of unique accounts interacting was about 416,000 with 356,000 from Facebook and 60,000 from Twitter. USA's 'Monday Night RAW' was second on the week with 417,000 total interactions, and the 'Latin American Music Awards' had 311,000 total interactions. 'RAW' was Twitter heavy (254K), while the Awards were Facebook-heavy (173K). 

Other scripted series that made the list this week were NBC's 'This is Us' (242,000), CW's 'Riverdale' (154,000), and USA's 'Queen Sugar' (111,000). All three Shondaland shows made the list this week, with 'Scandal' leading the night at 158,000 total interactions, followed by 'Grey's Anatomy' (133,000), and 'How to Get Away with Murder' (78,000). All three shows saw more interactions on Twitter than on Facebook. 

Finally, FX's 'American Horror Story: Cult' had a total of 108,000 interactions with 31,000 coming from Facebook and 77,000 from Twitter.

Live +7 Ratings: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the weekly seven-day time shifted ratings, rising 2.2 in adults 18-49, to 5.0, and 6.1 million viewers to 16.7 million. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' topped the viewership increases, rising 7.1 million viewers to 17.5 million in L+7 (also up 1.8 to 3.8). Atop percentage gains was 'Designated Survivor' which rose 1.0 to 0.7 (143%) and 4.6 million to 8.54 million viewers (117%). On cable, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' topped the L+7 ratings, rising 2.0 in adults 18-49, to 6.0, and 4.16 million viewers, to 13.1 million.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017 on U.S. cable.

MONDAY
ESPN's coverage of 'Monday Night Football' between the Redskins and Eagles led all of television on Monday with a 3.89 18-49 rating, and beating everything except 'The Big Bang Theory' in total viewers, with 11.26 million. The game notched a 10.1/24 persons 2+ rating/share on ESPN (736,000 viewers), and an 8.9/22 rating/share (649,000) on the local affiliate WPHI IND. In Washington DC, the game had a 5.6/16 rating/share (363,000 viewers) on ESPN, and a 5.5/16 (353,000) on the local ABC affiliate. VH1's 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' trailed only 'Monday Night Football' in the female 18-49 demo (1.59), and was fourth on cable in the adults 18-49 demo (1.09); it had 2.14 million viewers. Three hours of 'WWE Entertainment' all made the top 10 on cable in adults 18-49 (1.15, 1.09, 0.94 respectively), and notched 3.33M, 2.97M, and 2.56M respectively in total viewers. In males 18-49, it did 1.45, 1.28, and 1.18. The season premiere episodes of Disney XD's 'Pickle and Peanut' were at 0.01 and 0.02 at 7AM & 7:30AM respectively, and at 71,000 & 65,000 viewers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, NBC led the day in the 18-49 demo (1.8/7), but ABC took victory in total viewers (9.56 million). CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.8/10, 13.2M) led the night, but that was the lone bright spot for the network: '9JKL' (1.4/5, 7.17M) lost almost half of its lead-in, and 'Scorpion' (0.8/3, 5.15M) had the lowest demo for the net. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' (1.8/7, 10.39M) gained 0.5 from its 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.3/5, 9.15M) lead-in, but NBC's 'The Brave' (1.0/4, 5.19M) lost 1.2 from its 'The Voice' (2.2/8, 10.1M) lead-in. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Zealand TV Ratings: Week of 11/17 - 11/23/2017

Quick recap of Top Shows in New Zealand for the Week Ending November 23, 2017 (reruns excluded): 

1. Hyundai Country Calendar (TVNZ1): 662,700
2. DNA Detectives (TVNZ1): 286,600
3. 7 Days (Three): 241,300
4. The Brokenwood Mysteries (PRIME): 128,000
5. Q+A (TVNZ1): 91,600
6. The Barefoot Bandits (TVNZ2): 75,600
12. Praise Be (TVNZ1): 39,800
16. Tagata Pasifika (TVNZ1): 34,900
18. The Nation (Three): 30,500
19. The Adam & Eve Show (TVNZ2): 30,300

Source: New Zealand On Air

Friday, November 24, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

Game 1 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros aired on October 24th, and notched 1.15 million viewers in Houston. Game 2 had 2.47 million viewers in Los Angeles and 1.13 million in Houston. All five games of the series that aired this week notched huge ratings in both cities, with game 5 hitting a 53% share in Los Angeles and 50% share in Houston. The top game in LA was game 5 with 3.28 million viewers, and the top game in Houston was game 3 with 1.41 million viewers (55% share). 

Performance in "home" markets: ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' had a 2.9/8 persons 2+ rating/share and 132,000 viewers in Seattle. In Chicago, 'Chicago PD' had 304,000 viewers (barely missing the top 15), and 'Chicago Fire' had 293,000 viewers. In Los Angeles, 'This Is Us' had 483,000 viewers (176,000 in Pittsburgh), and 'Big Bang Theory' had 434,000. In New York, 'Will & Grace' had 751,000, and 'Blue Bloods' had 528,000. In Philadelphia, 'The Goldbergs' had 201,000, in San Francisco, 'The Good Doctor' had 155,000, and in Washington D.C. 'Scandal' had 152,000. 

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led social media for the week ending Oct. 22. The season premiere brought in 2.539 million interactions from 1.513 million unique social media accounts. The show was Facebook-heavy, with 1.971 million interactions & 1.371 million uniques coming from that platform versus 569,000 & 142,000 from Twitter.

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

FOX's 'Empire' again led the week in total African-American viewers, averaging 3.611 million for its Oct. 18th episode. This accounted for 64% of its total audience (5.646 million). 'Star,' which immediately follows it, had approximately 2.822 million AA viewers; which was 67% of its total 4.217 million viewers. 

Also on the scripted side was ABC's 'Scandal' and 'The Good Doctor.' The Oct. 19th episode of 'Scandal' attracted 1.334 million AA viewers, 28% of its audience (4.704 million). 'The Good Doctor' averaged 1.291 million AA viewers which was 12% of its 10.595 million. On CBS, '60 Minutes' had 1.978 million AA viewers for the Oct. 22 telecast, 14% of its total.

On the sports side, 'Sunday Night Football' beat out 'Thursday Night Football' by over 1 million AA viewers. 'Sunday' averaged about 3.387 million, while 'Thursday' had 2.379 million. The former represented 18% and the latter 17% of its audience.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Live +7 Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the 18-49 increases for the week ending October 22, 2017, gaining 2.3 in 7-day time shifted ratings, up to 5.2 and 16.971 million total viewers. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' led the viewership increases, up 7.343 million viewers, to 17.956 million, and up 2.1 to 4.1. On the cable side, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' topped in the 18-49 gains, up 2.2, to 7.2, and up 4.28 million viewers, to 15.736 million.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Recap of top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 22, 2017

Coverage of the Major League Baseball Playoffs on Fox Sports 1 led the week among all basic cable networks averaging 3.952 million viewers in primetime. TBS and ESPN followed right behind it at 2.663 million and 2.164 million viewers respectively in primetime. 

Among networks airing scripted programming, TNT ranked fifth on the week with 1.746 million viewers, AMC ranked seventh with 1.61 million, and USA Network ranked eighth on the week with 1.185 million. Also averaging over 1 million were HGTV (1.154M), Discovery (1.073M), and Hallmark (1.06M). 

Fox News led all of cable news networks with an average of 2.03 million viewers in primetime (#4). MSNBC (#6) had 1.615 million, CNN (#16) had 809,000, HLN (#50) had 246,000, and Fox Business (#74) had 117,000.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017 on U.S. cable.

MONDAY
ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans notched a 2.89 18-49 rating and 8.38 million viewers. In the 18-49s, it was the top airing for the whole day on both broadcast and cable. The game led the entire day in adults 18-34 (2.38), and trailed only 'The Big Bang Theory' in adults 25-54 (4.0 vs. 3.3). Coverage on the MLB ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros was second on cable for the day with a 1.28 18-49 rating (1.71 in males), and 5.11 million viewers. In New York City, the game had 1.39 million viewers, and in Houston, the game notched 471,000. The season finale of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.6 females 18-49 rating and 2.12 million viewers; and part 1 of the 'Reunion' special followed at a 1.71 females 18-49 rating and 2.25 million viewers. The season 2 premiere of 'Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party' found 1.35 million viewers and a 0.94 in females 18-49. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, NBC won the night in the 18-49 demo (1.9/7), but CBS took victory in total viewers (6.61 million). NBC was propelled by 'The Voice' which averaged a 2.4 rating and 10.37 million viewers, and 'The Brave' (1.0/4, 4.97M). CBS was led by 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.8/11, 13.07M), which was followed by: '9JKL' (1.2/5, 6.66M), 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.1/4, 5.96M), 'Me, Myself and I' (0.9/3, 4.28M), and 'Scorpion' (0.8/3, 4.84M). ABC was propelled by 'The Good Doctor' which had a 2.0/8 rating/share, and 10.6 million viewers.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Better Things (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Better Things' premiered September 8, 2016 to a 0.31 adults 18-49 rating with 671,000 viewers, it dropped a tenth to 0.21 in week 2 (570,000), and concluded its first season to a 0.24 rating and 547,000 viewers. A second season premiered in 2017 to a 0.17 rating with 528,000 viewers, and averaged a 0.15 rating and 459,000 viewers. A third season is scheduled to premiere in 2018. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Van Helsing (Syfy): Ratings Recap

Syfy's 'Van Helsing' premiered in 2016 to a 0.35 adults 18-49 rating and 1.24 million viewers in a special sneak peak time slot, and averaged a 0.22 & 890,000 in its regular time slot premiere. The first season concluded to a 0.12 rating & 561,000 viewers, and the season averaged 672,000 viewers. The second season premiered in 2017 to a 0.15 rating with 459,000 total viewers and concluded to a 0.14 rating with 477,000 viewers. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

The MLB American League Championship between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros dominated local TV ratings in both networks for the week ending Oct. 22, with all 5 games in the top 6 for both markets. Game 3 on Oct 16. with 1.394 million viewers in New York City and 471,000 in Houston. Game 7 notched 2.107 million New York viewers and 903,000 in Houston. 13.2% of all people in Houston were watching the game, and 11.2% of New Yorkers were. Only the final 3 games of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers aired this week, with the Dodgers wrapping things up in five games. The deciding game on Oct. 19, registered 1.122 million Angelenos (7%), which was actually fewer than Game 3 (1.226 million) and Game 4 (1.231 million). In Chicago, the deciding game had 668,000 viewers (7.7%), which, in a similar fashion, was lower than Game 3 (891,000) and Game 4 (968,000). 

Performance in "home" markets: 'The Good Doctor' made the top 30 this week in San Francisco (not in the list below), with 138,000 viewers in the Bay area. In Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' had 505,000 viewers, 'This Is Us' had 394,000 (178,000 in Pittsburgh), 'Modern Family' had 325,000, and 'NCIS: LA' had 298,000. In New York City, 'Will & Grace' had 561,000, 'Blue Bloods' had 531,000, 'Empire' had 530,000, and 'Law & Order: SVU' 420,000. In Chicago, 'Chicago Fire' had 300,000 and 'Chicago PD' had 233,000; in Atlanta, 'Star' had 212,000. Finally, in Washington D.C., 'Scandal' had 135,000 viewers. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Recap of the top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 15, 2017.

Coverage of MLB Baseball pushed TBS and Fox Sports 1 to the top of the basic cable networks for the week ending Oct. 15. TBS took victory with 3.315 million viewers on average in primetime, and FS1 was close behind averaging 2.923 million viewers for the week. That pushed ESPN to third-ranked with 2.722 million viewers over the course of 7 days. Other channels that averaged over 1 million viewers this week were: Fox News (2.170 million), MSNBC (1.565M), USA Network (1.322M), HGTV (1.177M), Discovery (1.040M), and History (1.001M). 

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

In L+7 ratings, both 'This Is Us' and 'The Good Doctor' led the week in total 18-49 ratings gain, each rising 2.2 from their L+SD totals. 'The Good Doctor' also led in total viewership gain, adding 7.525 million viewers in 7 days; 'This Is Us' added 6.113 million. 'Designated Survivor' led the total percentage gain, rising 1.1 in L+7 to 2.0, and 5.067 million to 9.682 million. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: Week of 10/9 -10/15/2017

FOX's 'Empire' and Star' both topped the week with African-American viewers. 'Empire' brought in 3.862 million AA viewers for its October 11th telecast, representing about 62% of its total 5.931 million viewers. Following 'Empire,' 'Star' had about 3.043 million AA viewers, representing about 67% of its total 4.513 million viewers. The only other scripted series to make the top 10 this week was ABC's 'Scandal' which had 1.497 million AA viewers - about 30% of its 4.995 million viewer total.

In Sports, both NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and CBS's 'Thursday Night Football' again made the list this week. Both were practically even, with 'Sunday' narrowly edging out 'Thursday' in total AA viewers, 2.967 million to 2.913 million. The figure for 'Thursday Night' represented 20% of its total audience (14.585M), while the figure for 'Sunday Night' represented 18% (16.158M). 

'60 Minutes' had 1.796 million viewers for its Oct. 15th telecast, 13% of its audience.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

BET's '2017 Hip Hop Awards' dominated the social content ratings for the week of October 9, with a massive 5.802 million total interactions coming from 2.566 million unique social media accounts. In terms of total interactions, the show leaned more towards Facebook (3.203M) than Twitter (2.599M). The CW's 'Riverdale' was second on the week with 515,000 interactions from 209,000 unique accounts, and in contrast to the 'Hip Hop Awards,' was almost exclusively interacted with on Twitter (424,000 vs. 91,000). Rounding out the top 3 is USA Network's 'WWE Monday Night RAW' with 509,000 interactions and 209,000 uniques. It was practically even between Facebook and Twitter at 237,000 and 272,000 respectively.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 on U.S. cable. 

MONDAY
ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' led the entire night (including Broadcast) in the 18-49s (3.71), and was third on the night (highest on cable) in total viewers, with 10.28 million. It hit huge numbers in households (6.13), adults 25-54 (4.09), and adults 50+ (4.24). It led the entire night in males 18-49 (5.36), males 18-34 (3.74), males 12-34 (3.74), and adults 18-34 (3.02). The MLB ALDS game, on FS1, had a 2.68 household rating and 4.49 million viewers. It was second on cable in males 18-49 (1.63), males 18-34 (1.35), males 12-34 (1.22), adults 18-34 (1.03), adults 18-49 (1.24), adults 25-54 (1.42), and adults 50+ (2.32). The MLB NLDS (Dodgers/Diamondbacks), on TBS, had a 1.33 rating in households and 2.21 million viewers. It did a 0.66 in adults 18-49 (0.91 in males), a 0.56 in 18-34 (0.73 in males), a 0.50 in people 12-34 (0.70 in males), and a 0.76 in adults 25-54. On VH1, 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.62 in females 18-49 with 2.08 million viewers, and 'Black Ink Crew Chicago' had a 0.87 in females 18-49 with 1.12 million viewers. Ovation's 'The Halcyon' had a minuscule 0.01 in the 18-49s and 58,000 viewers.

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, 'The Big Bang Theory' was not enough to save CBS from dropping to third among the big 4 networks in the 18-49 ratings (1.3/5). NBC (2.0/7) beat out ABC (1.5/5) in the demo, but ABC won the night in total viewers (9.72 million). The highest airing on the broadcast networks was 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.9/11, 13.13M) and the lowest belonged to CW's premiere of 'Valor' (0.3/1, 1.2M). NBC's demo win was propelled by 'The Voice' (2.4/8, 10.91M), while ABC's viewership win was made possible with help from both 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.3/4, 9.25M), and 'The Good Doctor' (2.0/7, 10.69M). CBS's comedy block of '9JKL' (1.4/5, 7.04M), 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/4, 6.01M), and 'Me, Myself & I' (0.9/3, 4.33M) continued to underperform in week 3. The season premiere of 'Supergirl' on the CW, brought in 1.87 million viewers and a 0.5/2 18-49 rating/share. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Crow's Blood (El Rey): Ratings Recap

'Crow's Blood' is a Japanese horror drama miniseries that aired in the summer of 2016 in Japan. In the United States, it aired all 6 episodes on El Rey Network from 6pm - 12am on October 28, 2017. It premiered to a 0.01 18-49 rating and 46,000 viewers. It ended with 24,000 viewers from 11pm - 12am. 

SEASON 1 (2017)
EPISODE #
DATE
TIME
VIEWERS
1
OCTOBER 28, 2017
6:00PM
46,000
2
OCTOBER 28, 2017
7:00PM
38,000
3
OCTOBER 28, 2017
8:00PM
22,000
4
OCTOBER 28, 2017
9:00PM
23,000
5
OCTOBER 28, 2017
10:00PM
29,000
6
OCTOBER 28, 2017
11:00PM
24,000

Source: Nielsen Media Research, @SonoftheBronx

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Episodes (Showtime): Ratings Recap

'Episodes' premiered on January 9, 2011 on Showtime in the United States. It began with a 0.4 18-49 rating and 768,000 viewers, and ended its run on October 8, 2017 with a 0.07 18-49 rating and 263,000 viewers. Its series low in viewers (239,000) occurred 3 times - July 29, 2012, August 20, 2017, and August 27, 2017. Its series-low in 18-49s was a 0.04 which occurred on August 27, 2017 and September 10, 2017. Over the course of 5 seasons, the show aired 41 episodes. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

ABC's 'The Good Doctor' continued its dominance in week 2, growing over 7.210 million viewers in the Live +7 ratings, from 10.908 million to 18.118 million. In the demo, it ranked second with a 2.1 rating increase, from 2.2 to 4.3. NBC's 'This Is Us' rose 2.4 in the demo, from 3.1 in L+SD, to 5.5 in L+7. In viewers, it ranked second, rising from 11.062 million viewers to 17.208 million (+6.146 million) in 7-day viewing. Of particular note was 'Designated Survivor' which grew over 108% from its L+SD total, from 4.799 million viewers, to just over 10 million (+5.204 million).

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

MLB Playoff Baseball won in many markets across the United States. Game 4 between the Yankees and the Indians had 1.32 million viewers in New York and 482,000 in Cleveland; Game 5 had 1.54 million in New York and 620,000 in Cleveland. Game 1 against the Astros had 1.39 million viewers in New York and 533,000 in Houston; Game 2 had 404,000 in New York (TBS), but didn't make the Top 30 in Houston. The Dodgers' series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks notched 793,000 viewers in Los Angeles and 286,000 in Phoenix. The first 2 games of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs had 986,000 & 1.14 million viewers respectively in LA, and 1.06M & 1.13M in Chicago. Games 4 and 5 of the Cubs' series versus the Nationals had 695,000 & 1.18M viewers in Chicago and 317,000 & 479,000 in Washington D.C. respectively. 

Performance in "Home" Markets: In Seattle, 'Grey's Anatomy' had 137,000 viewers, in Chicago, 'Chicago PD' had 240,000, in Philadelphia, 'The Goldbergs' had 246,000 viewers, and in Atlanta, 'Star' had 202,000. In Washington D.C., 'NCIS' had 229,000 viewers,  and 'Scandal' had 120,000. In New York City, 'Will & Grace' had 578,000, and 'Empire' had 615,000. In Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' had 496,000, 'NCIS: LA' had 400,000, 'This Is Us' had 372,000 (162,000 in Pittsburgh), and 'Modern Family' had 253,000, 'The Good Doctor' did not make the top 30 in the San Francisco/San Jose area.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Recap of the top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 8, 2017.

ESPN again led all of the basic cable networks in primetime this week, with an average of 3.744 million viewers over the course of 7 days. Other networks that did over 1 million viewers were, in order: Fox News (2.451 million), TBS (2.382 million), Fox Sports 1 (1.618 million), Nickelodeon (1.528 million), MSNBC (1.480 million), CNN (1.175 million), USA Network (1.139 million), and HGTV (1.133 million). TNT took rank #11 with 912,000 (tied with Food Network), FX took was #16 with 809,000, Freeform was #28 with 485,000, and FXX was #57 with 233,000. With the MLB Playoffs in full force, 'MLB Network' was ranked #24 with 597,000 viewers; by comparison, NFL Network was ranked #21 with 648,000, and NBA-TV was #67 with 151,000. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 on U.S. cable.

MONDAY
ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' coverage between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins led the entire day (broadcast & cable) in the 18-49s, and beat everything in total viewers except for 'The Big Bang Theory'. The game averaged a 4.27 18-49 rating with 11.94 million viewers on ESPN, and an additional 129,000 on ESPN Deportes (61K), and ESPN 2 (68K). In metered markets, the game averaged a 23.2 rating in Washington D.C. and a 42.1 rating in Kansas City. In Richmond, the game had a 17.0, and in Baltimore, it had an 11.5. The game also had the day's highest ratings in males 18-49 (6.2), adults 18-34 (3.6), males 18-34 (5.3), and adults 25-54 (4.7). In adults 50+, it averaged a 5.1 rating. 

On VH1, 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.5 rating in females 18-49 and had 1.98 million total viewers. Three episodes of 'Hip Hop Squares' averaged a 0.9/1.24M, 0.84/1.11M, and 0.75/933,000. 'Teen Mom II', on MTV, averaged a 0.88 in females 18-49 (0.87 in females 12-34), and 1.05 million viewers; 'Siesta Key' had 520,000 viewers, and 'TRL' averaged 166,000. News coverage was especially heavy on Monday due to the terrorist attack in Las Vegas, see the table at the bottom.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

In week 2 of the 2017-18 TV season, the winner was .... Pay-Per-View. 'WWE Hell in a Cell' won the entire week in both Uniques (186,000) and total interactions (645,000). Among all interactions, 435,000 of them came from Twitter, and 211,000 from Facebook. 'WWE Monday Night RAW', on USA Network, was second on the week in Uniques (151,000) and Interactions (362,000), with 211,000 of those interactions coming from Twitter, and 151,000 from Facebook. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, NBC won the evening in the 18-49 demo (2.1/7), and ABC won in total viewers (9.68 million). NBC was bumped up by 'The Voice' (2.6/9, 11.04M), while ABC was enjoyed success from its new hit drama 'The Good Doctor' (2.2/8, 10.93M). On CBS, everything that aired after 'The Big Bang Theory' (3.2/12, 14.06M) fell completely flat. The new comedy series '9JKL' lost more than 50% of 'Big Bang's' 18-49 demo (3.15 vs. 1.56), and lost almost 6 million viewers - notching 8.21 million for its premiere. Fox saw the season premieres of both 'Lucifer' and 'The Gifted'. 'The Gifted' (1.5/5, 4.9M) surprisingly gained almost 35% of it's 'Lucifer' (1.1/4, 3.92M) lead-in. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

ABC's 'The Good Doctor' has cemented it's place as this season's first new hit series. The show surprised with 11.35M live+same day (L+SD) viewers for its premiere Monday Sept. 25, and that number grew to over 19.21 million in live+7 day viewing (L+7). Its 7.86M viewer increase was the highest among all shows for the week. NBC's 'This Is Us' rose 6.94M viewers in L+7 to 19.87M, and rounding out the top 3 was ABC's 'Designated Survivor' which rose 5.84M to 11.34 million. 

The return of 'Will & Grace' (NBC) rose to 15.85 million viewers in the 7 day timeshifting (+5.65M), and the series premiere of 'Seal Team' (CBS) rose to 14.25M (+4.37M). On CBS, the premiere of 'Young Sheldon' ticked up 5.25M to 22.47 million, and the season premiere of 'The Big Bang Theory' hit a huge 23.08 million L+7 viewers, an increase of 5.42M from its L+SD performance. On NBC, the season 5 premiere of 'The Blacklist' rose to 9.71 million viewers in L+7 (+3.32M), the series premiere of 'The Brave' rose to 9.67M (+3.71M), and 'Chicago PD' ticked up to 10.16M (+4.05M). 

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: Week of 10/2 - 10/8/2017

FOX's 'Empire' led the week ending October 8th among African-American viewers with 3.88 million total African-American viewers. That is 66% of the show's total 5.89 million total viewers Wednesday. 'Star', which airs immediately after it was second on the week with 3.2 million AA viewers, 70% of it's 4.56 million viewer total. 

Other non-sports shows which made the Top 10 include ABC's 'Scandal' and 'Blackish'. 'Scandal' brought in 1.68 million AA viewers, 30% of it's 5.52 million total, and 'Blackish' had 1.58 million AA viewers, which was 33% of its 4.71 million total. 

Both primetime broadcast NFL games made the top 10 for the week. NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' had 2.94 million AA viewers, good for 18% of its 16.73M total. Finally, CBS's 'Thursday Night Football' saw 2.67 million AA viewers out of its 15.43M total (17%). 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

United Kingdom Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 in the UK. 

BBC1
'EastEnders' was the top show on BBC1 on Monday, Thursday and Friday. The show had 6.70 million, 6.48 million, and 6.47 million viewers respectively. Although it wasn't the highest rated show on Tuesday, it still did relatively well, notching 6.57M. Tuesday's highest rated show; however, was 'Doctor Foster' which had 9.78 million viewers (#2 on the week for the network). On Wednesday, 'The Apprentice' had 6.49 million. 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'Strictly Come Dancing: The Results' were the highest airings on both Saturday and Sunday respectively. The show itself scored the highest numbers for the week on BBC1, with 11.15 million viewers tuning in to watch. The Results show on Sunday was slightly lower at 9.64M. 

French Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 in France.

MONDAY
The top show of the night belonged to TF1, with 2 airings of 'Camping Paradis' which were seen by 4.48 million and 4.2 million viewers respectively (~17% share). On France 2, 'Rizzoli & Isles' had 3.87 million (15%), and on France 3, 'Thalassa' brought in 1.86M. 'L’amour est dans le pré' had 4.18 million and 3.7 million viewers for its 2 episodes on M6 (16.5% & 18.9%), and 'American Pickers' brought in 142,000 on CSTAR. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Australian Ratings: 10/2 - 10/8/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 in Australia.

MONDAY
Nine's 'The Block' led Monday, averaging 1.404 million viewers across Australia (643K in 18-49 demo), with 463,000 of those coming from Melbourne (385K from Sydney). Also on Nine was 'Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders' which had 687,000 viewers and 'Hot Seat' which did 460,000. On Seven Network, 'Home and Away' notched 685,000 viewers (almost even between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), 'The Chase' had 619,000 & 392,000, and 'Criminal Minds; Beyond Borders' had 254,000 viewers. On TEN, 'Have You Been Paying Attention?' brought in 721,000 viewers (409K in demo), 'Australian Survivor' had 617,000 (333K in demo), 'The Project' was at 542,000/348,000, and 'Man with a Plan' had 330,000. 

Canadian Ratings: 10/2/17 - 10/8/17

Ratings highlights from the week of October 2, 2017 - October 8, 2017 in Canada:

On Monday, CTV led with both 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'The Good Doctor.' 'Big Bang' brought in approximately 3.11 million viewers across Canada for its initial airing, and 'The Good Doctor' had 2.65 million. Also airing on that network was 'The Gifted', which had 1.56 million. Other Monday shows in the top 30 were CBC's 'Murdoch Mysteries' (1.25M), and Global's 'The Brave' (1.22M).

Sunday, October 22, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 on US cable. 

MONDAY
The top show of the night on cable was ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' which featured the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Arizona Cardinals  The game had a 5.1 18-49 rating and 13.691 million US viewers, as well as a 7.0 in males 18-49 (3.1 in females). It also had an 8.2 household rating and a 4.2 18-34 rating (5.8 males vs. 2.6 females). In Dallas, it notched a 29.0 rating and in Phoenix it did a 22.2. In San Antonio, the game did a 20.9 and in Austin it was at 20.3.

'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' (VH1) did a 1.1 with 2 million viewers, and 3 episodes of 'Hip Hop Squares' were at 0.64/1.18M, 0.6/1.08M, and 0.53/955,000. 'Teen Mom II' (MTV) had a 0.73 with 1.21 million viewers, and 'Siesta Key' did 0.38/598,000. On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of OC' had a 1.61 & 1.59M viewers while 'Real Housewives of Dallas' was almost half of that at only 0.35 & 832,000. Comedy Central saw the series premiere of 'The Opposition' which notched a 0.24 and 532,000 viewers. By comparison, that timeslot's previous owner, 'The Nightly Show,' premiered to 0.45/963,000 back in January 2015 was at 0.21/625,000 for its series finale. 'The Daily Show' had 995,000. Other shows of note include: 'I Am Frankie' (Nickelodeon) which had 1.17 million viewers, 'Fatal Attraction' (TV One) which did 294,000, and 'It Takes a Killer' (Oxygen) which found 187,000. 

Cable Network Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Recap of the top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 1, 2017

ESPN led the cable networks in primetime this week, averaging over 3.14 million viewers in primetime. The only other networks that averaged over 1 million viewers were: Fox News (2.29 million), MSNBC (1.68 million), USA Network (1.36 million), HGTV (1.16 million), and TBS (1.11 million). CNN was just behind at 970,000 viewers. WGN America, which is no longer airing scripted originals, was at #44 for the week, with 299,000 viewers. With help from 'American Horror Story: Cult' FX averaged 752,000 in primetime for the week. FXX averaged 311,000. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC): Ratings Recap

AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' premiered in 2015 to a 4.93 adults 18-49 rating with 10.13 million viewers. The first 6-episode season concluded to a 3.37 rating with 6.86 million viewers and averaged a 3.8 rating with 7.61 million viewers. A second season premiered in 2016 to a 3.08 rating with 6.67 million viewers and averaged a 1.83 rating and 4.19 million viewers across 16 episodes. The third season premiered in 2017 and averaged a 0.88 rating and 2.36 million viewers. The fourth season is scheduled to premiere in 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Facebook and Twitter were abuzz on premiere week. On Monday, the premiere of 'The Voice' (NBC) led the social content ratings with 361,000 unique post authors on Facebook, 38,000 unique tweet authors, and a total of 552,000 interactions. The series premiere of 'The Good Doctor' (ABC) saw 122,000 uniques on Facebook and 38,000 on Twitter, with over 285,000 interactions. Also on Monday was 'The Big Bang Theory' (CBS) which had 98,000 cumulative uniques and 131,000 interactions. 

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in the US.

It was premiere week for most of the broadcast networks this week. On Monday, CBS led in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic and in total viewers, averaging a 2.3/8 and 10.68 million viewers. It was aided by the season premiere of 'The Big Bang Theory' (4.1/16, 17.65m) and the series premiere of 'Young Sheldon' (3.8/14, 17.21m) - the second largest premiere for a comedy since 2001's 'Inside Schwartz' (11.1/29 in 18-49s, 14.1/22 in households, 22.515 million) & 2011's '2 Broke Girls' (7.1/16, 19.37m). NBC was in close second with a 2.2/8 and 9.06 million viewers, aided by 'The Voice' (2.6/9, 10.57m) and the premiere of 'The Brave' (1.3/5, 5.96m). The biggest surprise of the night was ABC's 'The Good Doctor' which put up a 2.2/8 in the 18-49s and 11.2 million viewers.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

United Kingdom Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in the UK. UK ratings reporting will consist the top show of the day for each of the major networks. 

BBC1
The top show on BBC1 Monday was 'EastEnders' which found 6.89 million total viewers. The show remained on top for the network on Thursday (6.27M) and Friday (6.17M) as well. On Tuesday, 'Doctor Doctor' led the day with 8.81 million viewers, and on Wednesday, 'The Six O'clock News' did 4.36M. 'Strictly Come Dancing' led the network on both Saturday (10.79M), and Sunday (9.33M).

French Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in France

MONDAY
On France 2, 'Rizzoli & Isles' aired 2 episodes which were at 3.69 million viewers and 3.4M across France. On TF1, 2 episodes of 'Camping Paradis' found 4.44 million and 3.96M. The season 12 premiere of 'L’amour est dans le pré' notched 4.59 million viewers on M6, and was followed by 'Karine le Marchand' which did 4.15M. On France 3, 'Faut pas rêver' had 1.709 million. Other shows of note include: 'American Pickers' (CSTAR) which had 151,000 viewers, and an airing of 'Kick Ass 2' on TWC which did 616,000. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Australian Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in Australia.

MONDAY
Nine's 'The Block' led the day with 1.122 million viewers across Australia, and was virtually even between Sydney and Melbourne - 334,000 vs. 333,000. Also on Nine was 'Hot Seat' which did 497,000. On Seven Network, the '2017 AFL Brownlow Medal' did 1.089 million, and hit huge numbers in both Melbourne (654,000) and Adelaide (190,000). 'Home and Away' did 578,000 (did not air in Adelaide or Perth), 'The Chase Australia' did 537,000, and 2 episodes of 'Highway Patrol' scored 384,000 & 376,000 despite not airing in Melbourne or Adelaide. On Network TEN, 'Australian Survivor' had 625,000 viewers, 'Have You Been Paying Attention' did 579,000, 'The Project' notched 559,000, and 'Life in Pieces' was a dismal 179,000. 

Canadian Ratings: Week of 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights from the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in Canada:

On Monday, CTV's 'The Big Bang Theory' began its 11th season with 3.85 million viewers across Canada, a rise from the season 10 finale back in May, which had 3.7 million. 'Young Sheldon' premiered with 3.56 million viewers, 'Me Myself & I' had 1.45 million, and 'The Good Doctor' did 2.61 million. On Global, 'The Brave' premiered to 1.24 million, and 'NCIS: New Orleans' had 1.12M. On CBC, 'Murdoch Mysteries' ('The Artful Detective in the United States) did 1.21 million

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dice (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Dice' premiered on April 10, 2016 to a 0.11 rating with 254,000 viewers, hit a season-low of 0.04 with 155,000 viewers, and concluded its first season to a 0.07 with 220,000 viewers, averaging that same rating with 191,000 viewers over its first 6 episodes. The second season premiered in 2017 to 0.03 with 177,000 viewers, dropped to a series-low 0.01 with 105,000 viewers half-way through, and concluded to a 0.03 and 115,000 viewers. The series aired a total of 13 episodes, and wasn't renewed for a third season. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Strain (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'The Strain' premiered in 2014 to a 1.18 adults 18-49 rating with almost 3 million viewers. It lost around 900,000 viewers over the course of its inaugural season, concluding to a 0.07 rating with 2.09 million viewers, and averaging 2.21 million viewers. A second season premiered in 2015 and averaged a 0.59 rating with 1.34 million viewers, and a third season premiered in 2016 and averaged a 0.42 rating with 961,000 viewers. A fourth and final season premiered in 2017 and averaged a 0.37 rating with 985,000 viewers, with 995,000 viewers tuning in for the show's final episode. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Blood Drive (Syfy): Ratings Recap

Syfy's 'Blood Drive' premiered in June 2017 to a 0.24 adults 18-49 rating and 834,000 viewers. It dropped in week 2 to a 0.18 & 627,000 viewers and fell further in week 3 to a 0.13 & 444,000 viewers. The series concluded with a 0.11 rating & 364,000 viewers and the season averaged a 0.13 & 457,000 viewers. It aired a total of 13 episodes over the course of a single season and wasn't renewed for a second season.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Twin Peaks: The Return' premiered May 21, 2017 with a double episode, averaging a 0.15 in adults 18-49 and 506,000 viewers. Save for the second week (195,000), the series stayed above 200,000 viewers for the remainder of its 18 episode run, ultimately concluding to a 0.09 rating with 240,000 viewers. It averaged a 0.10 rating and 287,000 viewers, but has yet to be renewed for another season.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX/FXX): Ratings Recap

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' premiered August 4, 2005 on FX to 1.42 million viewers. It fell to 840,000 viewers in its second episode and averaged 1.14 million viewers over its 7-episode first season. Full ratings information is not available yet for the first three seasons of the show; however, the season averages do tell a story of growing success. The second season premiered in 2006 to 1.6 million viewers, averaging 1.24 million viewers, and the third season premiered in 2007, averaging 1.28 million viewers. Viewership growth continued in seasons four and five (in 2008 and 2009), averaging 1.32 million and 1.79 million viewers respectively; however, ticked down to 1.5 million in its sixth season (2010). Between 2011 and 2013, the series lost two-thirds of its audience, going from 1.61 million viewers in its seventh season, to 1.07 million in its eighth, and finally to 531,000 in its ninth. Since then, the show has seen moderate growth, rising to 538,000 in 2015, 540,000 in 2016, and 601,000 in 2017. The thirteenth season premiered in 2018 to 606,000 viewers.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Feud (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Feud' premiered March 5, 2017 to a 0.52 adults 18-49 rating with 2.26 million viewers, but fell by almost half in week 2, to a 0.3 rating with 1.32 million viewers. It held above 1 million viewers each episode of its first season, and concluded to a 0.3 rating with 1.3 million viewers. The first season averaged a 0.34 rating and 1.36 million viewers. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Huge (ABC Family): Ratings Recap

ABC Family's 'Huge' premiered June 28, 2010 to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, a 2.9 teens 12-17 rating, and 2.53 million viewers. It steadily declined throughout its run, hitting a series-low 1.3 T12-17 rating, 0.5 A18-49 rating, and 1.34 million viewers in its eighth week, but ticked up to 1.45 million viewers by its finale. The series aired a total of 10 episodes over a single season and wasn't renewed for a second. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dexter (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Dexter' premiered October 1, 2006 to 603,000 viewers, fell to 381,000 by its third week, but dramatically rose throughout the rest of the season, concluding its first season to 1.08 million viewers, after hitting 760,000 the week prior. The series aired a total of 96 episodes over the course of eight seasons, ultimately concluding in 2013 to a 1.28 18-49 rating with a series high 2.8 million total viewers. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Taboo (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Taboo' premiered January 10, 2017 to a 0.63 adults 18-49 rating with 1.84 million viewers. It held above 1 million viewers for every episode of its 8-episode inaugural season, concluding to a 0.38 rating with 1.02 million viewers and averaging a 0.43 rating with 1.19 million viewers. It was renewed for a second season. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Game of Thrones (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' premiered April 17, 2011 to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 2.22 million viewers. It hit its series-low in viewers in its second episode (2.2 million), but steadily climbed throughout its run, averaging a 1.1 rating with 3.04 million viewers in its first season. It rose dramatically in each subsequent season, reaching a massive 5.7 rating with 12.07 million viewers for its seventh season finale in 2017. An eighth and final season is scheduled to premiere in 2019. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fargo (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Fargo' premiered in 2014 to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.65 million viewers, never dropping below 1.5 million viewers in its first season, and concluding to a 0.61 rating with 1.98 million viewers. A second season premiered in 2015 to a 0.48 rating with 1.59 million viewers, dropped to 962,000 viewers in week 2, and concluded to 1.82 million viewers. After a long break, a third season premiered in 2017 to a 0.40 rating with 1.42 million viewers, and averaged 1.13 million viewers. It was renewed for a fourth season to air in 2019. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Last Ship (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'The Last Ship' premiered in 2014 to a 1.18 adults 18-49 rating with 5.33 million viewers, but ticked down to a 1.01 rating with 4.38 million viewers by its inaugural season finale, averaging a 1.05 rating with 4.43 million viewers over its first 10 episodes. A second season premiered in 2015 to a 0.69 rating with 2.94 million viewers, averaging a 0.72 rating with 2.91 million viewers. A third season premiered in 2016, averaging a 0.5 rating with 2.22 million viewers, and a fourth season premiered in 2017, averaging a 0.31 rating with 1.53 million viewers. It was renewed for a fifth season. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Animal Kingdom (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Animal Kingdom' premiered in 2016 to a 0.45 adults 18-49 rating with 1.31 million viewers. It remained very stable over the course of the season, hitting a high of 1.51 million viewers by its inaugural season finale, averaging a 0.43 rating with 1.27 million viewers over the course of its first season. A second season premiered in 2017 with a 0.44 rating and 1.19 million viewers, hitting a low of 0.34 with 960,000 viewers, but finishing strong with a 0.43 and 1.41 million viewers. It was renewed for a third season.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land): Ratings Recap

TV Land's 'The Jim Gaffigan Show' premiered in 2015 to a 0.20 18-49 rating with 850,000 viewers on TV Land and a 0.24 rating with 731,000 viewers for its Nick-at-Night simulcast. The first season averaged 1.2 million viewers over the course of 11 episodes simulcast on both networks. A second season premiered in 2016 with a 0.11 rating and 471,000 viewers on TV Land (0.25 rating with 956,000 viewers across both networks) and averaged a 0.11 rating with 440,000 viewers for its 12 TV Land runs. It was cancelled after 2 seasons.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Impastor (TV Land): Ratings Recap

TV Land's 'Impastor' premiered in 2015 to a 0.11 adults 18-49 rating and 382,000 viewers in its sneak peak episode; it rose to a 0.13 rating with 619,000 viewers in its regular time slot premiere. The first season simulcast on Nick-at-Night and averaged 930,000 viewers and a 0.25 rating over the course of 10 episodes. A second season premiered in 2016 and averaged a 0.08 adults 18-49 rating with 362,000 viewers. It was cancelled after two seasons.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Younger (TV Land): Ratings Recap

TV Land's 'Younger' premiered in 2015 to a 0.17 adults 18-49 rating with 504,000 viewers for its first episode and a 0.18 rating with 463,000 viewers for its second episode. The two episodes simulcast on Nick-at-Night and Nick Jr. and saw a 0.16/662,000 & 0.16/588,000 on NAN, and 0.04/220,000 & 0.03/144,000 on Nick Jr. The first season averaged 1.16 million viewers and a 0.37 rating among the first season's 12 episodes airing on both NAN and TV Land. A second season averaged 602,000 viewers just on TV Land, a third season averaged 563,000 viewers and a fourth season averaged 735,000. It was renewed for a fifth season. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Outcast (Cinemax): Ratings Recap

Cinemax's 'Outcast' premiered in 2016 with a 0.06 adults 18-49 rating and 152,000 viewers. It remained very stable throughout its run, hitting as high as 0.08 and 249,000 viewers, and not going lower than 0.03 and 145,000 viewers. The inaugural season averaged a 0.06 rating and 174,000 viewers, and a second season is scheduled to air in 2018.