Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday August 30, 2018 Nielsen Finals

MTV's 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' topped the day on cable, averaging a 0.80 in adults 18-49 (1.03 rating in women 18-49, 0.94 in females 12-34) with 1.34 million viewers. Also on that network was 'Pretty Little Mamas' which had a 0.37 in women 18-49, a 0.35 in females 12-34, and 440,000 viewers. On Lifetime, two episodes of 'Bring It!' at 9pm and 10pm were at 0.25 and 0.24 in women 18-49, 0.26 and 0.23 in females 12-34, and at 472,000 and 494,000 in total viewers. Food Network's 'The Great Food Truck Race' found 1.09 million viewers, FX's 'Snowfall' was at 815,000, USA's 'Queen of the South' notched 1.18 million (0.45 in women 18-49), and 'Shooter' had 729,000. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday August 29, 2018 Nielsen Finals

VH1's 'Black Ink Crew' topped Wednesday cable, notching a 0.75 rating in women 18-49 with 1.1 million viewers, and two episodes of 'Martha & Snoop Potluck' were at 0.41 and 0.34 in that demo with 650,000 and 565,000 in viewers. On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of NYC' garnered a 0.72 rating in women 18-49 and a 0.64 in people 25-54 with 1.39 million viewers, and 'Real Housewives of Dallas' was at 0.42/0.37 in those demos with 753,000 viewers. On USA Network, 'The Sinner' and 'Suits' were virtually even in total viewers, at 1.14 million and 1.13 million respectively, and in people 25-54 (0.32 rating); however, 'Sinner' led in women 18-49 (0.38 vs. 0.25), while' Suits' led in men (0.18 vs. 0.21). Two season finale episodes of Freeform's 'Alone Together' were at 86,000 and 61,000 viewers, and El Rey's 'Lucha Underground' averaged 83,000. 

Cable Network Ratings: 8/20 - 8/26/2018

FOX News led all of primetime cable for the week ending August 26, 2018. The network averaged 2.32 million viewers, over 100K more than it's closest competition, MSNBC, which found 2.18 million viewers this week. Elsewhere on cable news, CNN ranked fifth on the week with 1.3 million viewers, HLN ranked 46th with 302,000 viewers, and FOX Business was in 74th with 104,000 viewers. Other networks averaging over 1 million viewers this week include USA Network (1.39 million), HGTV (1.38 million), History (1.09 million), ESPN (1.04 million), and Hallmark Channel (1.02 million. Both Investigation Discovery and Discovery Channel barely missed the 1 million threshold this week, averaging 987,000 and 980,000 respectively. 

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 8/20 - 8/26/2018

MTV's 'Video Music Awards' led all of television in terms of total social interactions, averaging 12.23 million social media interactions across Facebook (513,000), Instagram (6.66 million), and Twitter (5.06 million). Coverage of WWE took the second and third spots, with 'Monday Night RAW' averaging 2.79 million interactions and 'Smackdown' averaging 2.03 million. Both saw heavy activity on Instagram. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Canadian TV Ratings: 7/30 - 8/5/2018

'The Amazing Race Canada,' on CTV, topped the ratings for the week ending August 5, 2018, averaging 1.65 million viewers, leading both the Edmonton (81,000) and Calgary (68,000) markets. City's 'America's Got Talent' took second on the week, averaging 1.58 million viewers nationally, but took victory in Montreal (65,000), Toronto (380,000), and Vancouver (220,000).  On Global, 'Big Brother Wednesday' managed 1.35 million viewers nationally, but only made the top 5 in Toronto (338,000) and Edmonton (58,000). 

Tuesday August 28, 2018 Nielsen Finals

USA Network's 'WWE Smackdown' topped Tuesday cable, notching a 0.75 in adults 18-49 with 2.35 million viewers; it also had a 0.92 rating in men 18-49, a 0.61 in males 12-34, and a 0.87 in people 25-54. On Bravo, 'Below Deck Mediterranean' scored a 0.65 rating in women 18-49 with 1.39 million viewers, and 'Million Dollar Listing NY' managed a 0.28 in that demo with 735,000 viewers. 'The Haves and Have Nots,' on OWN, garnered a 0.63 rating in women 18-49 (0.32 in women 12-34) with 2.06 million viewers, and 'Greenleaf' was not far behind, averaging a 0.55 in that demo (0.29 in the latter) and 1.74 million viewers. Also airing was TV Land's 'Younger' (734,000), BET's 'Hit the Floor' (321,000), and WGN America's 'Carter' (242,000).

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 8/13 - 8/19/2018

AMC's 'Better Call Saul' topped the cable live+3 ratings for the week ending August 19, 2018 - rising 0.51 to 0.94, and 1.39 million viewers to 2.94 million. Paramount's 'Yellowstone' had the highest viewership gain, leaping 2.14 million viewers, up to 4.27 million. The season finale of Showtime's 'The Affair' rose 401,000 viewers, to 965,000, and the finale of TV Land's 'Teachers' was up 168,000 to 525,000. Other shows making big gains this week include FX's 'Snowfall,' up 940,000 to 1.87 million, USA's 'The Sinner,' up 1.45 million to 2.46 million, and AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead,' up 855,000 to 2.71 million. 

On the broadcast side, NBC's Tuesday 'America's Got Talent' led the live+7 ratings, growing 0.76 to 2.83, and 2.81 million viewers to 13.95 million. The Wednesday results show ranked fifth, rising 0.53 to 2.07 and 2.12 million to 11.98 million. ABC's Monday and Tuesday 'Bachelor in Paradise' ranked fourth and second on the week respectively, rising 0.57 & 0.66 to 1.84 & 1.69. On CBS, Thursday's 'Big Brother' ranked third rising 0.62 to 2.28. On the scripted side, 'Elementary' grew to 0.84 with 5.96 million viewers, and 'Shades of Blue' rose to 0.97 with 5.25 million viewers.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday August 27, 2018 Nielsen Finals

USA Network's 'WWE Entertainment' led Monday cable, averaging 0.89, 0.97, and 1.04 in adults 18-49 in its three hours, 1.17, 1.21, and 1.31 in men 18-49, and 2.63 million, 2.93 million, and 3.08 million in total viewers. On VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' scored a 1.39 rating in women 18-49 with 1.87 million viewers, and on MTV, 'Teen Mom II' and 'Florida Shore' were at 0.83 and 0.50 respectively in women 18-49, while Bravo's 'Real Housewives of OC' was at 0.77. Elsewhere, AMC's 'Better Call Saul' managed a 0.39 in the key demo (0.51 in men 18-49) with 1.53 million viewers (up from last week's 1.51 million), but 'Lodge 49' only was able to hold 0.10 and 445,000. 

Sunday August 26, 2018 Nielsen Finals

TLC's '90 Day Fiance' took victory on Sunday cable, averaging a 0.76 adults 18-49 rating (including a 1.08 in women 18-49) and 2.26 million viewers. 'Fear the Walking Dead,' on AMC, took second on the day with a 0.61 rating (0.71 in men 18-49, 0.84 in people 25-54) and 1.83 million viewers, and 'Preacher' managed a 0.29 rating (0.34 in men 18049) with about 1.02 million viewers. On Starz, 'Power' ranked just behind 'Fear,' scoring a 0.59 rating (0.71 in women 18-49) with 1.46 million viewers, and 'America to Me' notched a 0.09 rating with 223,000 viewers. 

The finale of HBO's 'Sharp Objects' capped four consecutive weeks of viewership growth, scoring a series-best 1.76 million viewers, up from the 1.54 million series-premiere. The series saw its best demo ratings in women 18-49 (0.57), people 25-54 (0.65), and people over 50 (0.94). Elsewhere on the network, 'Ballers' found 993,000 viewers (0.49 in men 18-49), and 'Insecure' found 783,000 (0.44 in women 18-49). The season finale of Showtime's 'Who Is America' had 249,000. 

Saturday August 25, 2018 Nielsen Finals

A&E's 'Live PD' topped a slow day on Saturday cable, notching a 0.67 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.08 million viewers. It saw success in women 18-49 (0.71 rating), people 25-54 (0.89), and people over 50 (1.02). The show also led the day in men 18-49 (0.62), people 18-34 (0.53), females 12-34 (0.43), and males 12-34 (0.42). On OWN, 'Iyanla, Fix My Life' had a 0.29 in women 18-49 with 606,000 viewers, while the Hallmark original movie, 'A Season For Love' had a 0.33 in that demo (1.78 in people over 50), with 2.37 million viewers. 

Breaking Bad vs. Better Call Saul Viewership Comparison

AMC's 'Better Call Saul' premiered back in February 2015 with 6.88 million viewers, almost five times higher than the January 2008 premiere of 'Breaking Bad' which only managed 1.41 million viewers. In its first two full seasons (first 20 episodes), 'Saul' remained comfortably ahead of 'Bad', averaging well over 2 million viewers an episode, while 'Bad' was averaging below 1.5 million in its first two seasons (also first 20 episodes). Starting with the third season premiere (episode 21 for both series), the viewership for 'Saul' began averaging less than 2 million viewers - on par with 'Bad's' figures in that same timespan (episodes 21-29), but whether this trend will continue remains to be seen. 

Disenchantment (Netflix): Season 1 Ratings

Netflix's 'Disenchantment' was released on the streaming platform Friday August 17, 2018, and averaged 4.4 million U.S. viewers within three days of its release according to data released by Nielsen Media Research. As can be expected, the show declined in viewership among each subsequent episode, and was seen by 759,000 viewers for its 10th episode. Among adults 18-49, the series averaged 1.57 million viewers, out of its 2.08 million total viewership average. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Friday August 24, 2018 Nielsen Finals

'Live PD,' on A&E' topped the Friday cable ratings, notching a 0.70 rating with 2.05 million viewers, including a 0.88 in people 25-54 and a 0.96 in adults over 50. On MTV, two episodes of 'Nick Cannon Wild N Out' were at 0.47 & 0.42 in women 18-49, at 0.48 and 0.45 in females 12-34, and at 701,000 & 632,000 viewers. 'Safeword' was at 0.32 and 0.30 respectively in those demos with 459,000 viewers. WEtv's 'Mama June: From Not to Hot' scored a 0.46 in women 18-49 (0.47 in adults over 50), with 1.04 million viewers. Other programs of note airing include Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' (480,000), 'Killjoys' (398,000), HBO's 'Animals' (210,000), and Cinemax's 'Outcast' (113,000). 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 8/6 - 8/12/2018

On cable, the season premiere of AMC's 'Better Call Saul' saw the largest 18-49 rise in the Live+3 day time shifted ratings, gaining 0.49 and 1.41 million viewers, up to a 1.05 rating with 3.18 million viewers. Paramount's 'Yellowstone' had the largest viewership increase, rising almost 2.35 million viewers, up to a 4.44 million 3-day total. Other notable increases include Starz's 'Power' which rose almost 600,000 viewers to sneak over 2 million total viewers, and USA's 'The Sinner' which jumped almost 1.5 million viewers, up to a 3-day total of 2.56 million.

On broadcast, NBC's 'America's  Got Talent,' CBS's 'Big Brother,' and ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise' topped the Live +7 day time shifted ratings. 'AGT' rose over 2.8 million viewers, to almost 13.9 million viewers, while 'Paradise' ticked up almost 1.8 million viewers, to just over 5.6 million. Three episodes of 'Big Brother' rose between 1.2 million and 1.8 million viewers, finishing at just around 7 million viewers each. In the demo, 'AGT' also topped the week, rising 0.74 to 2.68. 

Canadian TV Ratings: 7/23 - 7/29/2018

CTV's 'The Amazing Race Canada' topped the week in the ratings, notching 1.77 million Canadian viewers. This was despite only taking victory in the Edmonton market (98,000). City's 'America's Got Talent' took the second spot on the week with 1.59 million viewers nationally, but took the top spot in Montreal (69,000), Toronto (322,000), and Vancouver (211,000). CTV's 'Masterchef' led in Calgary (81,000), but only managed 1.13 million total viewers, below Global's 'Private Eyes' (1.14 million) and three episodes of 'Big Brother.' 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 7/30 - 8/5/2018

FOX's 'The Four' topped a slow week among African-American viewing with a 7.2 rating and 1.53 million AA viewers. 'NFL Preseason Football' took second on the week with 1.42 million viewers, while NBC's 'America's Got Talent' took fourth with a little over 1 million total viewers (1.003M). 'World of Dance' with its 836,000 also made the list, along with a rerun of CBS's 'NCIS: New Orleans' (723,000).

Cable Network Ratings: 8/13 - 8/19/2018

Eight channels topped 1 million viewers in primetime for the week ending August 19, 2018. Looking at cable news networks, FOX News was on top of the week, averaging 2.3 million viewers, while MSNBC took second with 1.83 million viewers, and CNN was in eighth with 1.01 million viewers. Other networks of note include USA (1.31 million), AMC (711,000), TV Land (631,000), Paramount (437,000), and Comedy Central (363,000).

Friday, August 24, 2018

Thursday August 23, 2018 Nielsen Finals

MTV's 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' that were nearly identical in the ratings. In women 18-49, the 8pm episode edged out the 9pm episode by one hundredth of a point (1.04 vs. 1.05); however, the latter episode's 0.96 females 12-34 rating topped the former's 0.94 rating. 'Braxton Family Values' found a 0.26 women 18-49 rating on WEtv, while FX's 'Snowfall' performed particularly well in males 18-49 (0.47). On USA, 'Queen of the South' saw big numbers in both women 18-49 (0.51) and people over 50 (0.55), while 'Shooter' only found success in the latter demo (0.41). Rachel Maddow's 2.75 rating in people over 50 and 3.67 million viewers topped the entire day on cable. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday August 22, 2018 Nielsen Finals

VH1's 'Black Ink Crew' topped Wednesday cable with a 0.51 adults 18-49 rating, including a 0.71 rating in women 18-49 and a 0.61 in females 12-34. Also airing on the network were two episodes of 'Martha and Snoop's Potluck' were at 0.34 and 0.26 in women 18-49. On Paramount, 'Yellowstone' was about even between men and women 18-49 (0.44 and 0.45 respectively), but strong in people over 50 (1.55). On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of NYC' had a 0.67 rating in women 18-49 and 'Real Housewives of Dallas' had a 0.41 in that demo. On MTV, 'Catfish' notched a 0.35 rating in females 12-34 and a 0.42 rating in women 18-49, while TLC's 'Dr. Pimple Popper' had a 0.43 rating in women 18-49. Finally, on OWN, 'Queen Sugar' had a 0.25 in women 18-49 and a 0.34 in people 25-54. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 7/30 - 8/5/2018

Paramount's 'Yellowstone' topped the cable L+3s for the week ending August 5, 2018; rising 0.44 and 2.2 million viewers, up to 0.81 and 4.31 million viewers. USA's 'The Sinner' saw a sizable 0.42 increase (+1.454 million viewers), up to 2.6 million viewers and a 0.73 rating, much higher than its lead-in counterpart, 'Suits,' which only managed to tick up 0.19 and 809,000 viewers, to a 0.43 with just under 2 million viewers. 'Power,' on Starz, averaged 1.9 million viewers in L+3 (up 567,000), and Showtime's 'The Affair' rose 408,000 viewers, to 915,000.

In the broadcast seven-day time shifted ratings, NBC's 'America's Got Talent' rose 0.72 and 2.96 million viewers up to 2.83 with 14.8 million viewers, leading all of broadcast on the week. Three episodes of CBS's 'Big Brother' took the second through fourth spots on the week, each rising about 0.55 and 1.4 million viewers, up to around 7 million viewers. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cable Network Ratings: 8/6 - 8/12/2018

FOX News topped the cable network ratings for the week ending August 12, 2018, averaging 2.18 million viewers in primetime. Other news net, MSNBC, was just behind at 1.75 million viewers, and CNN averaged just under 1 million viewers (992,000). HLN was at 256,000 and FOX Business had 84,000. Outside of cable news, HGTV (1.33 million), USA Network (1.25 million), History (1.06 million), and TBS (1.02 million) were the only nets to average above 1 million viewers. Despite being infused with the fourth season premiere of 'Better Call Saul,' AMC only managed 779,000 on average for the week. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 7/23 - 7/29/2018

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' led the week in African-American viewing, notching a 4.7 rating in that demographic with 1.004 million AA viewers. 'AGT's' lead-out, 'World of Dance' ranked second on the week with a 4.6 rating and 934,000 viewers, while ABC's '$100,000 Pyramid' took third with a 4.3 rating and 765,000. CBS's '60 Minutes' just sneaked into the top 10, averaging a 3.3 rating with 615,000 AA viewers. 

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 7/23 - 7/29/2018

Paramount's 'Yellowstone' topped the scripted cable Live +3 ratings for the week ending July 29, 2018, rising 0.45 in the 18-49 demo, to 0.77, and up 2.39 million viewers to 4.34 million. On TNT, 'Claws' ranked second on the week, up 0.38 to 0.8 and 878,000 to 2.18 million; 'Animal Kingdom' took fourth, up 0.34 to 0.69 and 1.01 million to 2.35 million. 'Snowfall,' on FX, was in third, rising 0.36 to 0.76 and 847,000 to 1.74 million. In finales, 'Nashville' closed to 0.35 and 1.65 million viewers in L+7, 'Colony' was at 0.25 with 1.21 million, and 'Drunk History' finished with 0.29 and 625,000. 

On the broadcast side, 'America's Got Talent' led the L+7 ratings for the week, rising 0.75 in the 18-49 demo and 2.83 million viewers, to 2.78 and 14.52 million viewers. Wednesday and Thursday episodes of CBS's 'Big Brother' rose 0.58 and 0.6 respectively to 2.12 and 2.14. In addition, they rose 1.48 million and 1.56 million to 7.18 million and 7.02 million viewers. On the scripted side, 'Shades of Blue' (up 0.47 to 0.96 and 2.26M to 5.24M) edged out 'Elementary' (up 0.42 to 0.81 and 2.56M to 6.01M). 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Louie (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Louie' premiered on June 29, 2010 with a 0.57 adults 18-49 rating and 1.1 million viewers. It remained relatively stable throughout its first season, averaging a 0.4 rating and 784,000 viewers over 13 episodes. A second season premiered in 2011 to a series-high 0.8 rating with 1.57 million viewers, but dropped over a million viewers by its season finale (573,000), averaging 937,000 viewers over the course of the season. The third season premiered in 2012 averaging a 0.4 rating and 797,000 viewers, and the fourth season premiered in 2014 averaging a 0.33 rating and 634,000 viewers with double episodes airing over the course of seven weeks. A short 8-episode fifth season aired in 2015 hitting a series-low 0.17 rating with 333,000 viewers in its fifth episode, and ultimately only averaging a 0.22 rating and 476,000 viewers. A sixth season is currently still in limbo.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Orange is the New Black (Netflix): Season 6 Ratings

The sixth season of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' premiered July 27, 2018 to a 3.6 U.S. households rating with 5.37 million U.S. viewers within three days. Approximately 993,000 people watched the final episode of the season within 3 days, and the season as a whole averaged 2.56 million viewers, including 1.87 million in the 18-49 demo. A seventh season will premiere in 2019. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 7/16 - 7/22/2018

The season premiere of FX's 'Snowfall' saw the largest Live+3 adults 18-49 ratings gain among scripted cable, rising 0.45 to 0.94, as well as up 1.05 million viewers to 2.22 million. Paramount's 'Yellowstone' ranked second on the day, up 0.39 to 0.7 and up 2.09 million to 3.99 million, and TNT's 'Claws' took third, increasing 0.37 to 0.83, and up 895K viewers to 2.2 million. The season premiere of 'Suits,' on USA Network, ticked up 0.2 and 918K viewers to 0.48 and 2.18 million viewers within 3 days. 

On the broadcast side, NBC's 'America's Got Talent' led the Live+7 18-49 and viewership gains, rising 0.83 to 2.91 in the demo, and 3.01 million to 14.34 million viewers. On CBS, 'Big Brother Sunday' took second on the week, up 0.6 to 2.07 in the demo, and up 1.47 million to 6.92 million in total viewers. This barely edged out ABC's 'The Bachelorette,' which rose 0.59 in the demo and 1.51 million viewers (to 2.15 and 7.83 million). On the scripted side, the finale of 'Code Black,' on CBS, rose 0.5 to 1.22, and 3.01 million viewers to 8.38 million. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

13 Reasons Why (Netflix): Season 2 Ratings

Season 2 of Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' premiered May 18, 2018 to 6.08 million viewers within its first three days, including 366,000 who were aged 2-11, 970,000 aged 12-17, and 3.19 million aged 18-34. Over 13 episodes, the series averaged 2.64 million viewers, including 1.96 million of which were under the age of 35: 74% of its audience. The series also skewed 65% female on average (1.72 million). The season finale was seen by 986,000 viewers within three days, include 641,000 females and 173,000 people aged 12-17.