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Monday, October 30, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 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
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.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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).
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
'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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Below are the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 1, 2017. The first chart includes ratings based on households (HH), adults 18-34, adults 18-49 (to two-decimal places), adults 25-54, and total viewers (presented in millions) while the second chart presents sub-demographic ratings (divided by gender) for adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. A third chart is also provided which includes persons-using-television (PUT) 18-49 data for each day of the week (except Saturdays). Note: most reruns are excluded from the chart below.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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).
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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.
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