Without the usual top gainers airing this week, ABC's 'Modern Family' saw the week's best 7-day rise in the adults 18-49 demo, up 1.13 to 2.52. Among raw viewership gains, the show was less impressive, up only 3.09 million viewers to 8.78 million. Atop the viewership gains was CBS's 'Bull' which rose 4.65 million viewers to 12.05 million in 7-day delayed viewing. Leading the percentage demo gains was 'A Million Little Things,' on ABC, which jumped 136% from 0.73 to 1.71 - almost a full demo point. The program also led in percentage viewership gains, up 100% from 3.37 million viewers to 6.74 million. On the cable side, Bravo's 'Dirty John' again led both the L+3 demo and viewership gains, seeing a rise of 0.53 among adults 18-49 (to 0.83), as well as an increase of 1.55 million viewers to 2.69 million.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
ESPN again led all cable networks in the primetime ratings for the week ending December 16, averaging 2.47 million viewers, joining only FOX News (2.09 million) and Hallmark Channel (2.04 million) in networks averaging over 2 million viewers. On the cable news side, MSNBC (1.97 million) ranked fourth, followed by CNN at 7th (1.08 million), CNBC at 44th (276,000), HLN at 47th (255,000), and FOX Business at 71st (101,000). Rounding out the networks scoring above 1 million viewers was NFL Network (1.55 million), USA Network (1.26 million), HGTV (1.07 million), A&E (1.04 million), ID (1.03 million), and History (1.01 million).
Without the presence of either 'Manifest' or 'This is Us', CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' topped the week in the L+7 broadcast raw demo gains, rising 1.58 among adults 18-49 to a 3.71 rating. The show ranked second among raw viewership gains, up 4.76 million viewers to 17.29 million within 7 days. Atop the raw viewership gains was ABC's 'The Good Doctor' which ticked up 5.47 million viewers to 11.61 million. 'A Million Little Things,' on ABC, led the week in both the percentage demo and viewership gains, up 147% from 0.71 to 1.74 in adults 18-49, and 108% from 3.18 million viewers to 6.6 million. On the cable side, Bravo's 'Dirty John' again led in both the demo and viewership L+3 gains, up 0.43 to 0.83 in adults 18-49, and 1.39 million viewers to 2.67 million.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
USA Network's 'WWE Monday Night RAW' topped the social content ratings for the week ending December 16, averaging 1.42 million interactions. On the same net, 'WWE Smackdown!,' was at second on the week with 1.03 million viewers. Other programs of note include Monday (666,000) and Tuesday (776,000) episodes of 'The Voice' and 'CMA Country Music' (380,000). The only scripted series' to make the list this week were the CW's 'Riverdale' (678,000) and 'Arrow' (380,000).
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
NBC's 'This is Us' topped the L+7 broadcast ratings in raw demo gains, up a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 to 3.77, and ranked third among raw viewership gains up 5.16 million viewers to 14.16 million. Leading the raw viewership gains was ABC's 'The Good Doctor' which rose 5.55 million viewers to 12.22 million. Among percentage gains, 'A Million Little Things' was atop both the demo and viewership gains, seeing a rise of 135% from 0.79 to 1.84 in adults 18-49, and 102% from 3.47 million to 7.02 million in total viewers. On the cable side, Bravo's 'Dirty John' led both the demo and viewership L+3 gains, up 0.39 to 0.78 in the demo, and 1.26 million viewers to 2.5 million.
Below are the daily Nielsen ratings for Sunday December 9, 2018. In lieu of the daily text, an additional cable subdemos chart has been added below the normal cable ratings chart and includes information that would've otherwise been included in the text
Below are the daily Nielsen ratings for Saturday December 8, 2018. In lieu of the daily text, an additional cable subdemos chart has been added below the normal cable ratings chart and includes information that would've otherwise been included in the text
ESPN topped the ratings for week ending December 9 among all cable networks, averaging 2.57 million viewers in primetime. Impressively, three other networks averaged over 2 million viewers this week; Fox News (2.18 million), MSNBC (2.06 million), and Hallmark Channel (2.03 million). Looking at other cable news nets, CNN ranked 9th (1.04 million), CNBC was 42nd (319,000), HLN was 46th (274,000), and FOX Business was 75th (104,000). Other nets to average above 1 million viewers include: USA Network (1.22 million), A&E Network (1.09 million), HGTV (1.07 million), TBS (1.05 million), and History (1 million).
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
'X Company,' on Ovation, premiered February 19, 2018 to a 0.01 adults 18-49 rating with 109,000 viewers, and ended its 8-episode first season down at a dead zero with 67,000 viewers. The show hit a series-high 0.02 A18-49 rating only a single time, and aside from the series-premiere, went as high as 96,000 viewers. The show's second season premiered May 7, 2018 to a 0.00 rating with 55,000 viewers, and the third season premiered August 20, 2018 to a 0.01 rating with 44,000 viewers. It concluded its run on October 29, 2018 to a 0.01 rating with 80,000 viewers, airing a total of 28 episodes over 3 seasons.
Below are the daily Nielsen ratings for Friday December 7, 2018. In lieu of the daily text, an additional cable subdemos chart has been added below the normal cable ratings chart and includes information that would've otherwise been included in the text.
Coverage of the 'Heisman Trophy Ceremony' topped all programming on the social platforms, averaging 1.47 million interactions, including 812,000 from Instagram and 584,000 from Twitter. On USA Network, 'WWE Monday Night RAW' and 'WWE Smackdown' ranked second and third on the week, at 1.22 million and 1.0 million interactions respectively. The only scripted series to make the list this week were: CW's 'The Flash' (493,000), & 'Riverdale' (423,000), and NBC's 'The Good Place' (223,000).
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Below are the daily Nielsen ratings for Thursday December 6, 2018. In lieu of the daily text, an additional cable subdemos chart has been added below the normal cable ratings chart and includes information that would've otherwise been included in the text.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
ESPN's 'NBA Basketball' between the Spurs and Lakers, led the Wednesday cable ratings with a 0.83 A18-49 rating with 1.82 million viewers. The game also topped in men 18-49 (1.26 rating), males 12-34 (1.06), people 18-34 (0.86), and people 25-54 (0.83), while the Sixers/Raptors game ranked second in each of those demos (1.13/0.97/0.77/0.69) and averaged 1.64 million viewers. Over at Bravo, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' scored the day's best rating among women 18-49 (0.66 rating) with 1.15 million viewers, and 'Real Housewives of Dallas' was at 0.48 in that demo with 810,000 viewers. On Comedy Central, 'South Park' was solid among both M18-49 (0.58) and M12-34 (0.46) with 769,000 viewers, while on VH1, 'Black Ink Crew' impressed in both W18-49 (0.64) and F12-34 (0.46) with 1.04 million viewers.
Friday, December 7, 2018
ABC's coverage of the 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' dominated the week's social ratings, averaging 5.77 million total interactions across Facebook (41,000), Instagram (5.36 million), and Twitter (362,000). On USA Network, 'WWE Smackdown!' and 'WWE Monday Night RAW' averaged 1.49 million and 1.47 million interactions respectively, ranking second and third on the week. On the scripted side, Freeform original movie 'Life-Size 2' did well with 392,000 interactions, NBC's 'This Is Us' was solid at 539,000, and CW's 'Riverdale' scored 466,000.
History's 'The Curse of Oak Island' topped the Tuesday cable ratings with a 0.74 A18-49 rating and 3.3 million viewers, leading also among men 18-49 (0.9 rating), and people 25-54 (1.02). On Bravo, 'Below Deck' scored the best numbers of the day in both women 18-49 (0.89) and females 12-34 (0.53), averaging 1.81 million viewers in the process; while on MTV, 'The Challenge: Final Reckoning' notched 0.44/0.38 in those respective demos with 671,000 viewers. Over at USA Network, 'WWE Smackdown' averaged a 0.81 M18-49 rating, a 0.49 M12-34 rating, and 1.95 million viewers, with two lead-out episodes of 'Chrisley Knows Best' at 0.39/0.36 among W18-49 and 1.09 million/956,000 among total viewers. Other notable entries on the day include TBS's 'The Guest Book' (853,000), Food Network's 'Chopped' (951,000), BET's 'The Family Business' (582,000), and A&E's 'Leah Remini: Scientology' (927,000).
Thursday, December 6, 2018
ESPN's coverage of 'Monday Night Football' between the Redskins and Eagles easily topped the Monday cable ratings with a 3.62 A18-49 rating and 11.24 million viewers. The game also led in all major subdemos: men & women 18-49 (5.08/2.19 ratings), males & females 12-34 (3.39/1.56), and people 18-34 (2.92) & P25-54 (4.26). On USA Network, three hours of 'WWE Entertainment' were at 0.97/1.14/1.07 in M18-49 and averaged 2.26 million/2.4 million/2.2 million viewers. Lead-out, 'Real Country' dipped to 0.28 among M18-49 with 683,000 viewers. Over at VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop' scored a 1.14 W18-49 rating with 1.61 million viewers, and 'T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle' managed a 0.68 in that demo with 1.04 million viewers. 'Teen Mom,' on MTV, was at 0.81 among W18-49, 0.64 in F12-34, and 986,000 viewers, while 'Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant' was at 0.48/0.45 respectively with 583,000 viewers. Bravo's 'Vanderpump Rules' also performed solid in both demos (0.76/0.45) as well as in total viewers (1.25 million). Finally, 'My Brilliant Friend,' on HBO, averaged 210,000 viewers.
Without competition from 'The Walking Dead,' Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' topped the Sunday cable ratings with a 0.73 A18-49 rating and 1.94 million viewers. The show also secured the day's best numbers in women 18-49 (1.07 rating) and the second-best ratings in females 12-34 (0.58). Lead-out 'Real Housewives of OC' scored a 0.66 demo rating, 0.97 in W18-49, and 1.71 million viewers, while 'Dirty John' impressed at 0.54 in W18-49 with 1.23 million viewers. On TLC, '90 Day Fiancé' was at 0.87 in W18-49 with 1.8 million viewers, and on E!, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' hit a 0.65 with 941,000 viewers. Over on Freeform, original movie 'Life Size 2' topped the F12-34 ratings (0.92) and averaged 1.26 million viewers. The Hallmark original movie, 'A Majestic Christmas,' scored a 0.58 W18-49 rating, a 1.78 P50+ rating, and 2.63 million viewers, while a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, 'Once Upon a Christmas Miracle' hit 0.37/1.55 in those demos with 2.15 million viewers. Over on premium cable, HBO aired 'My Brilliant Friend' (291,000), 'Sally4Ever' (133,000), and the season finale of 'Camping' (308,000); Showtime had 'Ray Donovan' (1.05 million), 'Escape at Dannemora' (559,000), and 'Enemies' (142,000); and STARZ had 'Outlander' (958,000).
ESPN reigned supreme in the cable network ratings for the week ending December 2, averaging just over 2.16 million viewers in primetime. Hallmark Channel was close behind at 2.11 million viewers, while sister net Hallmark Movies & Mysteries saw 1.08 million. Among cable news networks, FOX News (2.07 million) led the way, followed by MSNBC (1.95 million), CNN (1.04 million), HLN (284,000), CNBC (242,000), and FOX Business (93,000). Other networks with over 1 million viewers for the week include USA Network (1.18 million), HGTV (1.11 million), History (1.08 million), AMC (1.06 million), Food Network (1.04 million), ID (1.02 million), and TBS (1.01 million).
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
ESPN's 9am program 'College Gameday' led a very slow day on Saturday cable, averaging a 0.58 A18-49 rating with 1.8 million viewers, while A&E's 'Live PD' took the second spot with a 0.57 and 1.87 million viewers. Christmas-themed movies were highly prevalent with Hallmark's 'Mingle All the Way' pulling the day's best numbers in women 18-49 (0.83 rating), females 12-34 (0.48), people over 50 (2.64), and total viewers (3.87 million). On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, original movie 'Christmas Wonderland' was at 0.23/0.09/1.08 in those demos with 1.49 million viewers, on Lifetime, 'A Twist of Christmas' was at 0.25/0.16/0.91 with 1.33 million viewers, and on BET, 'Running Out of Time' notched 0.21/0.19/0.31 with 603,000 viewers. Other basic cable offerings included: Bravo's 'Married to Medicine' (622,000), Animal Planet's 'Pitbulls and Parolees' (675,000), and OWN's 'Ready to Love' (328,000). Finally, 'Versailles,' on Ovation, found 129,000.
NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the L+7 raw demo gains for the week ending November 25, rising 2.02 to a 3.84 rating among adults 18-49. The show also led the raw viewership gains, up 6.1 million viewers to 14.02 million within 7 days. 'Manifest,' also on NBC, took second in both categories, up 1.46 in the demo and 5.95 million viewers. CW's 'Charmed' found its way atop both the percentage demo gains and percentage viewership gains, jumping 166% from 0.24 to 0.63 in the demo, and 110% from 869,000 viewers to 1.82 million. Over on cable, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led the L+3 ratings on a relatively slow week, up 1.29 in the demo to 3.25, and 2.79 million viewers to 7.88 million. Bravo's new drama series, 'Dirty John' rose 0.28 to 0.64, and 867,000 viewers to 2.09 million.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Discovery's 'Gold Rush' found its way atop the Friday cable ratings on the last day of November, averaging a 0.64 A18-49 rating with 2.5 million viewers. The program also pulled cable-best numbers in both men 18-49 (0.8 rating) and people 25-54 (0.88). 'Live PD,' on A&E, was second at 0.62 in the key demo, cable best numbers in P18-34 (0.51), and 1.96 million viewers. On MTV, three episodes of 'Ridiculousness' were at 0.21/0.29/0.23 in F12-34 and 631,000/741,000/724,000 among total viewers. Over at Disney Channel, 'Andi Mack' found cable-best numbers among F12-34 (0.46), and showed upward promise among total viewers (833,000), as did 'Raven's Home' (747,000) to some extent. Elsewhere on basic cable was Syfy's 'Z Nation' (436,000) & 'Van Helsing' (318,000), Animal Planet's 'Tanked' (299,000), and OWN's 'The Paynes' (456,000). Finally, on premium cable, 2 episodes of HBO's 'Room 104' were at 164,000 & 135,000, and Cinemax's 'Tales from the Tour Bus' was at 94,000.
NFL Network's 'Thursday Night Football' topped the Thursday cable ratings with a 1.1 A18-49 rating and 3.2 million viewers, leading also in men 18-49 (1.59 rating), males 12-34 (1.05), people 18-34 (0.86), and people 25-54 (1.28). On MTV, 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' pulled a 0.81 W18-49 rating, a 0.77 F12-34 rating, and averaged 1.13 million viewers. Two lead-out episodes of 'Floribama Shore' were at 0.49/0.35 in F12-34 and 727,000/569,000 in total viewers. Over at Bravo, 'Shahs of Sunset' notched a 0.43 W18-49 rating with 876,000 viewers, and at TruTV, 'Impractical Jokers' was at 0.28 in M18-49 with 495,000 viewers. Coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Warriors and Raptors, on TNT, managed a 0.63 M18-49 rating, a 0.45 M12-34 rating, and 1.14 million viewers. Finally, among lower-rated cables, two episodes of IFC's 'Baronness Von Sketch Show' were at 79,000 & 69,000.
Monday, December 3, 2018
ESPN's coverage of 'College Basketball' between North Carolina and Michigan was atop the Wednesday cable ratings, averaging a 0.55 A18-49 rating with 1.56 million viewers along with the day's best numbers in men 18-49 (0.81 rating), and males 12-34 (0.62). Comedy Central's 'South Park' had the second-best ratings in those demos (0.72/0.61 respectively), the best P18-34 rating (0.53), and 832,000 viewers. 'Black Ink Crew,' on VH1, led the W18-49 demo with a 0.72 rating and 996,000 overall viewers, 'Real Housewives of New Jersey,' on Bravo, was second with a 0.62 and 1.14 million viewers, and 'Chrisley Knows Best,' on USA, took third with 1.09 million viewers. 'Real Housewives of Dallas,' also on Bravo, managed only a 0.40 in that demo with 667,000 viewers, while MTV's 'Catfish' was solid among F12-34 (0.34) and averaged 512,000 viewers. Finally, on History, 'Vikings' notched a 0.66 P25-54 rating with 1.94 million viewers, and lead-in 'Vikings: Specials' was at 0.5 in that demo with 1.57 million viewers.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
'WWE Smackdown,' on USA Network, topped the cable ratings on Tuesday with a 0.81 A18-49 rating and 2.26 million viewers, pulling the day's top numbers in men 18-49 (0.97 rating), and people 18-34 (0.57). On History, 'Curse of Oak Island' had a 0.76 key demo rating with 3.41 million viewers and had the day's best numbers in people 25-54 (1.07). Looking at female-skewing programming, Bravo's 'Below Deck' scored a 0.84 W18-49 rating with 1.67 million viewers, and MTV's 'Challenge: Reckoning Reunion' was at 0.5 in F12-34 with 686,000 viewers; both were on top in their respective demos. Other programs airing include: TBS's 'The Guest Book' (1 million), Motor Trend's 'Bitchin' Rides' (461,000), and USA's 'Real Country' (777,000).
Saturday, December 1, 2018
ESPN was the highest-rated cable network during Thanksgiving week, averaging 4.42 million viewers in primetime. Hallmark Channel was propelled to second on the week with 2.62 million viewers, and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries leaped to 6th with 1.09 million viewers. In cable news, FOX News was in third at 1.58 million viewers, MSNBC ranked fourth (1.21 million), CNN was 18th (696,000), HLN was 47th (269,000), CNBC took 54th (214,000), and FOX Business ranked 81st (74,000). Other networks averaging over 1 million viewers include USA Network (1.1 million), HGTV (1.06 million), A&E Network (1.05 million), and TBS (1.04 million).
ESPN's coverage of 'Monday Night Football' between the Titans and Texans dominated Monday cable, notching a 3.08 A18-49 rating with 9.74 million viewers. The game also led in all major sub demos: men & women 18-49 (4.36/1.81 ratings), males & females 12-34 (2.92/1.07), people 18-34 (2.39), and people 25-54 (3.65). On VH1, 'Love & Hip Hop' scored a 1.31 W18-49 rating with 1.85 million viewers, and 'T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle' was at 0.79 in that demo with 1.13 million viewers. Over on USA Network, three hours of 'WWE Entertainment' averaged 1.07/1.0/0.94 among M18-49, and 2.61 million/2.38 million/2.11 million among total viewers. 'Teen Mom,' on MTV, had a 0.83 W18-49 rating, a 0.63 F12-34 rating and 1.06 million viewers, while 'Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant' was at 0.46/0.37 in those demos with 563,000 viewers. Finally, on HBO, 'My Brilliant Friend' found 151,000 viewers.
The midseason finale of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' took an easy victory on Sunday cable with a 1.96 A18-49 rating and 5.09 million viewers. Per usual, the show led in all major sub demos including: men & women 18-49 (2.02/1.9 ratings), males & females 12-34 (1.03/1.07), people 18-34 (1.12), and people 25-54 (2.44). Lead-out 'Talking Dead' ranked second on the day with its 0.81 rating and 2.29 million viewers. On Bravo, 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' notched a 1.09 W18-49 with 1.86 million viewers, 'Real Housewives of OC' had a 0.85 rating in that demo with 1.51 million viewers, and the series-premiere of scripted drama series 'Dirty John' began with a solid 0.53 and 1.22 million viewers. Over on E!, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' found a 0.82 W18-49 rating with 1.1 million viewers, on Hallmark Channel, movie 'A Shoe Addict's Christmas' scored a 1.02 rating in that demo (2.77 rating in P50+) with 4.24 million viewers, and on Freeform, 'The Truth About Christmas' was at 0.26 in F12-34 with 562,000 viewers. Elsewhere on basic cable was BBC America's 'Doctor Who' (867,000), Oxygen's 'Snapped' (413,000) & 'Snapped: Killer Couples' (474,000) and Nickelodeon's 'Spongebob' (1.34 million). On premium cable, HBO had 'My Brilliant Friend' (244,000), 'Camping' (298,000), & 'Sally4Ever' (152,000), Showtime aired 'Ray Donovan' (989,000), 'Escape at Dannemora' (487,000), & 'Enemies' (136,000). Finally, 'Outlander,' on Starz, had 960,000 viewers.