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.