Friday, March 30, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 3/12 - 3/18/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of March 12, 2018 - March 18, 2018 in the U.S.

CBS broke ABC's two-week victory in the demo, averaging a 1.3/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and 6.97 million viewers. NBC took the second spot (1.1/5, 5.6 million), followed by ABC (1.0/4, 4.7 million), FOX (0.7/3, 2.64 million), and the CW (0.3/1, 960,000). Coverage of the 'NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament' between Texas A&M and North Carolina (2.8/14, 9.38 million viewers) led the week for CBS, followed by 'Survivor' (1.7/7, 8.39 million) and 'NCIS' (1.5/6, 13.26 million). 

Sunday & Monday episodes of 'American Idol' (1.85/7, 8.41 million; 1.76/6, 7.81 million), Thursday's 'Grey's Anatomy' (1.8/8, 7.18 million), and Monday' 'The Good Doctor' (1.8/7, 9.88 million) all brought in solid numbers for ABC, though couldn't out-perform the top of NBC's line-up: 'The Voice' (2.4/9, 11.87 million; 2.3/9, 11.17 million) & the season finale of 'This Is Us' (2.8/10, 10.94 million). As has been the trend this part of the season, FOX could only muster up strength via '9-1-1' (1.6/7, 6.55 million), while the CW found is usual success with 'The Flash' (0.7/3, 2.08 million). 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 3/12 - 3/18/2018

NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the raw demo L+7 gains for the week ending March 18, 2018, jumping 2.15 to 4.92 in adults 18-49. In raw viewership gains, the show ranked second on the week, up 6.13 million viewers to 17.07 million. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' took the top spot in viewership gains, rising 6.23 million to 16.12 million, and ranked third in demo gains, up 1.52 to 3.31. Among percentage gains, CBS's 'Criminal Minds' rose 128% in the demo, from 0.90 to 2.05, and ABC's 'Designated Survivor' topped the percentage viewership gains, up 114% from 3.69 million viewers to 7.89 million. On the cable side, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led the L+3 demo and viewership gains, rising 1.41 in the demo and 3.1 million viewers. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 3/5 - 3/11/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018 in the U.S.

ABC topped the week ending March 11 in the demo (1.3/5 adults 18-49 rating/share) and ranked second in total viewers (5.34 million). CBS led in total viewers (7.21 million) and ranked third in the demo (0.9/4), while NBC was second in the demo (1.1/5) and third in viewers (5.13 million). FOX was fourth in both (0.8/3, 3.09 million) and the CW was in fifth (0.4/2, 1.15 million). 

The alphabet was propelled by big performances by unscripted programs. The season premiere of 'American Idol' (2.3/9, 10.48 million) saw the biggest numbers for the week on the net, followed by two finale episodes of 'The Bachelor' (2.25/9, 7.94 million; 2.23/9, 7.77 million). Over at CBS, 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.6/11, 13.88 million) and 'Young Sheldon' (2.1/9, 12.52 million) had dominant performances, and on NBC, 'The Voice' (2.5/9, 11.62 million; 2.1/9, 10.09 million) and 'This Is Us' (2.3/8, 8.9 million) led. '9-1-1' (1.6/6, 6.05 million) led the week for FOX, and 'The Flash' (0.7/3, 2.04 million) took victory on the CW. 

Snowfall (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Snowfall' premiered July 5, 2017 to a 0.58 adults 18-49 rating and 1.36 million viewers, which remains its series-high in both demographics. The first season concluded to a 0.39 rating with 854,000 viewers and averaged 966,000 viewers over its 10 episodes. A second season premiered in 2018 to a 0.48 adults 18-49 rating with 1.16 million viewers. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 3/5 - 3/11/2018

NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the demo and raw viewership gains for the week ending March 11, 2018, rising 2.32 to 4.58 and up 6.57 million viewers to a L+7 total of 15.46 million. 'The Big Bang Theory' (up 1.65 to 4.27) ranked second in raw demo gains while 'Chicago PD' (up 6.65 million to 10.62 million) took second in viewership gains. ABC's 'Designated Survivor' topped the percentage gains for the week, rising 138% in the demo from 0.63 to 1.5 and 122% in total viewers from 3.61 million to 8.02 million. CW's 'Jane the Virgin' ranked second in percentage gains, up 132% in the demo and 93% in viewership. On cable, 'The Walking Dead,' on AMC, led in L+3 raw gains, rising 1.29 to 4.1 in the demo and 2.78 million to 9.38 million viewers.

American Crime Story (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson' premiered February 2, 2016 to a 1.96 adults 18-49 rating with over 5.11 million viewers, never fell below a 1.0 rating and averaged a 1.33 rating with 3.29 million viewers over 10 episodes. A second season, titled 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' premiered in 2018 to a 0.72 rating with 2.22 million viewers, and averaged only a 0.37 rating with 1.22 million viewers over 9 episodes, an almost 1 point ratings drop and a loss of over 2 million viewers from the previous season. A third season of the show is expected to premiere in 2019. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 2/26 - 3/4/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018 in the U.S.

ABC's coverage of the '90th Oscar Awards' (6.8/25, 26.41 million viewers) propelled the network to the top of the week in both the demo (1.9/8) and total viewers (7.63 million). NBC ranked second in the demo (1.1/4), followed by CBS (0.9/3), FOX (0.8/3), and the CW (0.4/2). Among total viewers, CBS ranked second (6.76 million), then NBC (5.06 million), FOX (2.82 million), and CW (1.16 million). Aside from the awards show, ABC found success this week from 'Grey's Anatomy' (2.0/8, 7.52 million) and also saw 'The Goldbergs' (1.33/6, 5.44 million) narrowly out-rate 'Modern Family' (1.28/5, 4.96 million). 

NBC's week was topped by Monday (2.8/11, 12.31 million) and Tuesday (2.4/10, 10.84 million) airings of 'The Voice,' and the season premiere of 'Good Girls' (1.5/6, 5.98 million). Also of note, 'Chicago Fire' (1.4/6, 7.27 million) out delivered 'Chicago Med' (1.1/5, 5.67) by over three tenths.  The top programs on the week for CBS were: 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.5/11, 13.75 million), 'Young Sheldon' (2.1/9, 12.42 million), and 'Survivor' (1.7/7, 8.19 million), while FOX found its best numbers with '9-1-1' (1.5/6, 5.95 million). 'The Flash' (0.7/3, 2.12 million), 'Supernatural' (0.6/2, 1.61 million), and 'Black Lightning' (0.6/2, 1.62 million) led for the CW. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 2/19 - 2/25/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of February 19, 2018 - February 25, 2018 in the U.S.

The second week of coverage of the '2018 Winter Olympics' held NBC at the top of the ratings. For the week as a whole, NBC (3.1 rating/13 share, 14.19 million viewers) beat its closest network competition, CBS (0.9/4, 4.83 million) by over 2 full ratings points and over 9 million viewers. NBC found its best numbers this week from Tuesday's Olympic primetime coverage (3.96/16, 17.52 million), but those sank down to 2.22/10 by Saturday. Sunday's closing ceremony (2.96/11, 14.78 million) performed well, and was down only slightly from the 2014 Olympic closing ceremony (3.23/8 , 15.12 million). 


ABC (0.9/4, 3.47 million) was just behind CBS for the week, pulling in great numbers for Monday's 'The Bachelor' (1.68/6, 6.27 million), and finding moderate success for Tuesday's 'Bachelor Winter Games' (0.88/3, 3.26 million). 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World' (0.38/2, 1.55 million) hit a series-low. CBS's best numbers of the week came from Wednesday's run of 'Celebrity Big Brother' (1.4/6, 5.54 million). FOX (0.5/2, 2.04 million) aired no original programs for the week, and the CW (0.2/1, 835,000) aired only 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.42/2, 1.4 million). 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Live +7 Ratings: 2/26 - 3/4/2018

NBC's 'This is Us' topped the broadcast L+7 raw demo gains for the week ending March 4, 2018, rising 2.03 to 4.5, and up 5.65 million viewers to 15.39 million. 'The Good Doctor,' on ABC, led the L+7 viewership increases, up 6.83 million viewers to 14.66 million. In percentage gains, ABC's 'Designated Survivor' led in the demo, rising 158% from 0.62 to 1.6, and up 126% in viewership, from 3.72 million viewers to 8.43 million. On cable, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led in the L+7 raw demo and viewership gains, rising 1.7 to 4.6 in the 18-49s, and up 3.8 million viewers to 10.63 million. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 2/12 - 2/18/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of February 12, 2018 - February 18, 2018 in the U.S.

Coverage of the '2018 Winter Olympics' propelled NBC to an easy and dominant victory in the week ending Feb. 18, 2018. NBC averaged a 4.3 rating/17 share in the key 18-49 demographic with 17.62 million viewers for the week. CBS ranked second on the week in both metrics (0.7/3, 4.48 million), ABC was third (0.7/3, 3.21 million), FOX fourth (0.4/2, 1.65 million), and CW sixth (0.3/1, 927,000). Interestingly, though Ion only aired one original series this week, 'Private Eyes' (0.25/1, 1.29 million), the network as a whole (0.3/1, 1.3 million) averaged higher ratings than CW. 


The top draw of the week was NBC's Tuesday coverage of the Winter Olympics which saw a massive 5.21/20 rating/share and 20.5 million viewers. Saturday's coverage (3.46/14, 14.52 million) saw the lowest ratings of the week for the network, though still quite solid. Among scripted series, the CW aired only 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.48/2, 1.5 million), 'Black Lightning' (0.55/2, 1.81 million), and the season finale of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' (0.18/1, 602,000). Finally, ABC's Monday episode of 'The Bachelor' (1.54/5, 5.94 million) actually performed very well against the Olympics. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Live+7 Ratings: 2/5 - 2/11/2018 and 2/12 - 2/25/2018

NBC's 'This is Us' remained atop the broadcast L+7 raw demo gains in the week ending February 11, 2018, rising 2.2 to 4.9, and up 6.03 million viewers to 16.17 million. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' returned to the top spot in L+7 viewership growth, rising 7.07 million viewers to 16.71 million. 'How to Get Away with Murder' topped the percentage gains in the demo, jumping 125% from 0.8 to 1.8 (up 78% in viewers from 3.26 million to 5.81 million). Over on the CW, 'The Flash' led the L+7 percentage viewership growth, rising 87% from 2.29 million viewers to 4.28 million. On the cable side, TNT's 'The Alienist' led all scripted series in L+7 raw demo growth for the week ending February 11 (up 0.6 to 1.5) and in raw viewership growth (up 1.8 million to 3.44 million). NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in the weeks ending February 18 and 25, 2018 made it so only a very small number of regular scheduled network programming aired, including 'AP Bio,' 'Black Lightning,' 'Legends of Tomorrow,' and 'Match Game.' 

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 2/5 - 2/11/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of February 5, 2018 - February 11, 2018 in the U.S.

The start of NBC's 2018 Winter Olympic coverage paved the way to an easy weekly victory for the network which averaged a 3.6 rating/14 share in the demo, and 15.82 million viewers. ABC (1.0/4) took second in the demo, but third in viewers (4.04 million), while CBS took third in the demo (1.0/4) and second in viewers (5.55 million). FOX ranked fourth in both (0.8/3, 2.85 million). NBC's week was led by Friday's 'Opening Ceremonies' (6.5/27, 27.84 million viewers), as well as both Saturday's (4.8/20, 21.39 million) and Sunday's (5.4/19, 22.68 million) primetime Olympic coverage. The top scripted airing on the week for NBC was 'This is Us' (2.7/10, 10.13 million).


ABC found its usual weekly success with 'Grey's Anatomy' (2.0/8, 7.32 million), 'The Bachelor' (1.8/7, 6.82 million), and 'The Good Doctor' (1.7/7, 9.63 million). On CBS, 'NCIS' (1.5/6, 13.89 million), Wednesday's 'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition' (1.8/7, 7.27 million), and 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/5, 6.95 million) were most dominant on the week. FOX's best performers were '9-1-1' (1.7/6, 6.64 million), 'The Four' (1.3/5, 3.92 million), and 'Lethal Weapon' (1.1/4, 4.35 million). The top shows on the week for CW were 'The Flash' (0.8/3, 2.28 million) and 'Black Lightning' (0.6/2, 1.88 million).

Monday, March 5, 2018

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 1/29 - 2/4/2018

Ratings highlights for the week of January 29, 2018 - February 4, 2018 in the U.S.

The week ending February 4, 2018 was bookended by the highest-rated event of the year in the United States: Super Bowl LII. The Super Bowl averaged a 43.1/68 rating/share in households (down from 45.3 last year) as well as a 33.4/78 in adults 18-49. In viewers, the game averaged 103.39 million viewers and had a total audience delivery (TAD) of 159.1 million. Both of those figures are down from last year's game, which averaged 111.3 million viewers and a TAD of 172 million. An additional 2.02 million people streamed the game on NBC Platforms. The top local markets for the game were Buffalo, NY (56.4/78), Philadelphia, PA (56.2/81), and Boston, MA (55.9/81). The post-Super Bowl episode of 'This Is Us' notched a 9.3/32 rating/share in the key demo with 26.97 million viewers. 


Looking at the week as a whole, NBC easy took victory in both adults 18-49 (7.1/25) and total viewers (23.08 million) due to airing the Super Bowl. CBS ranked second (1.4/4, 6.08 million), ABC third (1.2/3, 3.77 million), and FOX fourth (1.0/3, 2.87 million). The top shows of the week for CBS were 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.9/12, 14.69 million), 'Young Sheldon' (2.3/9, 12.92 million), and 'Mom' (1.55/6, 9.11 million). On ABC, the top airings belonged to 'Grey's Anatomy' (2.3/9, 8.93 million), 'The Bachelor' (1.7/6, 6.36 million), and 'Scandal' (1.4/5, 5.62 million). A slow week on FOX was led by '9-1-1' (1.65/6, 6.21 million), and 'The Four' (1.3/5, 2.76 million). 'The Flash' (0.9/3, 2.6 million) led the week on CW.