Thursday, December 31, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 29, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending December 20, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded. 

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending December 20, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Cable news, syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Social Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

Below are the top 10 social ratings (based on total social media interactions) for programs airing on television the week ending Dec. 20, 2020. I'm inclined to believe there is an error with ranks 7 & 8 as they were both listed as the same program on the same day, but this is how Nielsen reported it.

  1. WWE Monday Night RAW (USA): 1,643,000
  2. Grey's Anatomy (ABC): 941,000
  3. WWE NXT (USA): 773,000
  4. WWE Friday Night Smackdown (FS1): 712,000
  5. The Voice-Monday (NBC): 585,000
  6. The Bachelorette-Tuesday (ABC): 549,000
  7. The Voice-Tuesday (NBC): 529,000
  8. The Voice-Tuesday (NBC): 501,000
  9. The Bachelorette-Monday (ABC): 452,000
  10. Saturday Night Live (NBC): 403,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 22, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Music Ratings: 'Evermore' wins Sales, 'Positions' tops Radio | w/e 12/17/20

We're doing something a little different than usual as an experiment, and posting some music ratings which include U.S. sales & streaming data and airplay on U.S. radio. Below are the top 20 songs on the radio U.S. Mainstream Top 40 chart and the top 25 albums on U.S. sales chart for the week of Dec. 11-17.

Leading the week on the radio was Ariana Grande's 'positions' which reached an audience of 53.4 million people through 16,487 radio plays across the U.S. this week. Only two artists had more than one song in the top 50 radio plays: Ariana Grande had '34+35' in addition to 'positions,' and Justin Bieber had 'Monster' in addition to 'Holy' & 'Lonely.' Other songs of note outside the top 20 list below include: Taylor Swift's 'willow' (2,427/7.40m), Conan Gray's 'Heather' (2,357/4.30m), Bad Bunny's 'DAKITI' (1,149/2.99m), and Shawn Mendes's 'Wonder' (620/1.60m). Topping the recurrent chart was Kane Brown's 'Be Like That' with 5,827 plays, and other songs of note from that chart include Harry Styles's 'Watermelon Sugar' (5,087) & 'Adore You' (3,944), Post Malone's 'Circles' (4,236), and Doja Cat's 'Say So' (3,002). 

Top 10 Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving week was a big week on the streaming platforms as six different programs logged over 1 billion minutes of watch time - more than any other week since Nielsen began releasing this data back in August. Per usual, Netflix took 9 out of the top 10 spots this week with the second week of fourth season availability for 'The Crown' ranking number one with 2.22 billion streaming minutes. In second place was 'The Christmas Chronicles 2,' a sequel to the 2018 film 'The Christmas Chronicles,' which delivered 1.52 billion minutes. The first three days of second season availability for 'Virgin River' propelled it to number three on the week with 1.3 billion minutes while the third week of availability for 'Hillbilly Elegy' finally placed it on the weekly list with 787 million. Also of note, 'The Queen's Gambit' dropped down to 6th place this week (from 2nd), but the week-to-week viewership numbers remained remarkably stable, to 1.07 billion this week from 1.09 billion the prior week. The only non-Netflix program to make the list this week was, again, Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' which saw a nice rise from the prior week to 1.21 billion minutes (vs. 939 million).

Friday, December 25, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 15, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 8, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Various Program Ratings (Showtime): 2000-2009

There are a number of Showtime programs from between 2000 and 2009 that have very limited ratings data available and not nearly enough to construct full posts about them individually. There is an especially limited amount of available data for Showtime programs from prior to 2004 as Showtime rarely, if ever, divulged the ratings data for their shows. In a Washington Post article from 2001, it's mentioned that Nielsen themselves were actually also forbidden from releasing Showtime viewership data per an agreement with the network. It's stated that this agreement was unique and no other network had an agreement like to this. As a result, ratings data for shows such as 'Queer as Folk' or 'Dead Like Me' from 2004 & before is very difficult to find and I've included all the publicly available viewership figures below. Starting between 2007 and 2009, Showtime data became a bit more widespread and since 2010 has been relatively easy to access. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 1, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 24, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 17, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nip/Tuck (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Nip/Tuck' premiered July 22, 2003 to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating with 3.7 million viewers and quickly established itself as the highest-rated new cable series among adults 18-49 averaging about 2.2 million (1.7 rating) and 3.25 million total viewers in its first season. A second season premiered in 2004 and built off that momentum, averaging a 2.0 18-49 rating and 3.8 million viewers, and the third season climbed even higher, pulling in a 2.1 rating and 3.9 million viewers, concluding to a series-high 5.68 million viewers. Ratings began to slightly decline in the fourth season (2006) where it delivered 3.6 million viewers, and then fell even harder in the fifth season (2007-09) to 2.83 million viewers. A sixth and final season aired in 2009 & 2010 and the show ended its run with a modest 0.9 rating with 1.88 million viewers. Note: due to a limited amount of episode-by-episode available for the first three seasons, viewership averages for those seasons are based on official published sources. 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Raising the Bar (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Raising the Bar' premiered September 1, 2008 to a dominating 2.1 adults 18-49 rating (2.837 million in that demo) and 7.74 million viewers, breaking the record for the biggest series launch ever on ad-supported cable (USA's 'The 4400' had the previous record of 7.407 million in 2004). The ratings tumbled hard after that, down to just 0.62 in the demo and 2.46 million viewers by the fifth episode of the season. A second season aired in the summer of 2009 and performed slightly better, regularly averaging between 0.7 & 0.9 in the demo and over 3 million viewers. Despite this, the show was cancelled and the final three episodes were burned off on Christmas Eve 2009 where they found a very small audience of just over a million. Note: ratings for the final four episodes of the first season are unavailable, as is an official published source listing the season averages. Due to the large audience of the first three episodes, any estimation of the average using just the data available will be very inflated and therefore was excluded. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 10, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Damages (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Damages' premiered July 24, 2007 to a 0.9/3 adults 18-49 rating and 3.66 million viewers, and despite rising in the demo in its second week (to 1.0/3), it lost about 600K viewers to 2.93 million. It slowly continued losing viewers throughout its first season, falling as low as 1.16 million, but ended up averaging just under 2 million and was renewed for a second season. The second season premiered in January 2009 to a solid 1.72 million viewers, but fell nearly 1 million viewers in its first two weeks, down to 761,000 by week 3. From then on, it remained fairly stable the rest of the season, averaging about 956,000 viewers and a 0.3 in the demo. A third season premiered in January 2010 and pulled virtually identical numbers as the second season among viewership (down only slightly to 928,000), but lost a bit among adults 18-49 (0.2 in the demo). A fourth and fifth season of the show aired on DirecTV's Audience Network which is not rated by Nielsen.  

Rellik (Cinemax) & Trackers (Cinemax): Ratings Recaps

Cinemax's 'Rellik' premiered April 13, 2018 to a minuscule 0.01 adults 18-49 rating and 58,000 viewers. It never really found an audience and concluded its six-episode run with an average of just 63,000 viewers. A different program, 'Trackers,' premiered June 5, 2020 to a dead zero 18-49 rating and 38,000 viewers, and somehow managed to crumble to a nearly invisible 11,000 viewers in its second week. Ratings were unavailable for the next three episodes of the program, but it concluded on a "high" note, registering a 0.01 in 18-49s and 48,000 viewers. 

Weeds (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Weeds' premiered August 7, 2005 to 538,000 viewers, holding the majority of its lead-in, the series-finale of 'Queer as Folk' (547,000). The first season was fairly unsuccessful, averaging just 380,000 viewers, but things began picking up the next few seasons, up to 540,000 viewers in its second season (2006), 675,000 in its third (2007), and 969,000 in its fourth (2008). It reached a peak in its fifth season where it averaged over 1 million viewers (1.05 million) for the first and only time, and then slowly drifted down to 673,000 for its eighth and final season. The show concluded to 864,000 viewers in September 2012 having aired a total of 102 episodes. Note: full episode-by-episode ratings were not available for seasons 1 and 2, so numbers are provided for the available episodes as well as the season averages (which come from official published sources). Additionally, the ratings for season 5 come directly from a source with access to Nielsen data and are not publicly available anywhere else. 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 3, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Hung (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Hung' premiered June 28, 2009 to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating with 2.83 million viewers, and rose to a series-high 1.9 rating with 3.6 million viewers in week two. As the season progressed, the show maintained its numbers, finishing with a 1.6 rating and 2.9 million viewers despite a huge lead-in from the season finale of 'True Blood' (2.9 rating, 5.11 million). A second season premiered in 2010 and was down about three-tenths in the demo and over 500K viewers year-to-year, to 1.3 and 2.46 million. A third and final season premiered in 2011 but tumbled in the ratings, averaging just a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.02 million viewers. A total of 30 episodes aired over the course of 3 seasons.

Monk (USA): Ratings Recap

USA Network's 'Monk' premiered July 12, 2002 to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating with 4.77 million viewers and averaged 4.5 million viewers in its first season. The show rose in the ratings in its second season, to 4.82 million, and continued its upward trajectory where it hit its best average viewership in the fourth season (5.22 million). It remained very successful throughout its run, averaging around or above 5 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating all the way through its final season. The show concluded in December 2009 to a series-high 2.4 rating and 9.44 million viewers.

Entourage (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Entourage' premiered July 18, 2004 to a 1.89 million viewers, about half of what its 'Six Feet Under' lead-in received (3.66 million), and remained around that mark throughout its first season where it averaged 1.9 million viewers. Things began to pick up in the latter half of its second season (2005) where the show began to regularly average over 2 million viewers, and the trajectory continued into 2006 when the first half of the third season averaged 2.6 million. The show peaked in the second-half of the third season where it aired behind the final season of 'The Sopranos' and pulled an average of 3.5 million viewers. Aside from one low-rated season in 2008 (1.7 million), the remaining seasons of the show all averaged between 2 and 3 million viewers, and it concluded in September 2011 to the tune of 2.61 million. Note: viewership & ratings figures for the majority of season 3A episodes are not available, but the averages provided in the table (2.6 million viewers & a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating) come from official published sources and do represent the average of all 12 episodes. Also note, the ratings in season 1 and 2 episode tables are based on households (HH) but switch to 18-49 beginning in season 3 as 18-49 data was not readily available prior to 2006.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 27, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Six Feet Under (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Six Feet Under' premiered June 3, 2001 to 4.97 million viewers, down about a million from its strong 'Sex and the City' lead-in (5.93 million). As the season progressed it began running much closer to 'Sex' with less than a 50K viewer difference in the Jul. 15, 2001 installment (5.37 million vs. 5.33 million). The show closed out its first season to a series-best 7.06 million viewers, and averaged nearly 5.5 million over the course of the season. Viewership peaked in its second season (2002) where it averaged 5.65 million, but fell sharply in seasons three and four where it averaged 4.8 million & 3.7 million respectfully. A fifth and final season premiered in the summer of 2005 but aired on Mondays instead of Sundays for its first 5 episodes where it struggled: averaging only 2.06 million viewers. The move back to Sundays didn't drastically improve things, but the viewership for the last 7 episodes did have a noticeable increase to 2.79 million. The program concluded on August 21, 2005 to 3.9 million viewers having aired a total of 63 episodes. Note: household (HH) ratings are used in lieu of 18-49 ratings as 18-49 ratings were not available for the vast majority of this program's episodes. 

Top 10 Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 2020

The first full week of fourth season availability pushed Netflix's 'The Crown' to the top spot on the weekly SVOD ratings. Its first day of release made it to last week's chart with 807 million minutes of watch time, but with a full seven days of data included now the show skyrocketed to 3.36 billion minutes. This ended the three-week #1 streak for 'The Queen's Gambit' which ticked down to the second spot this week with a still-impressive 1.09 billion minutes. Also of note, Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' ranked fourth with 939 million minutes, edged out by Netflix's fan-favorite 'The Office' which logged 1.07 billion minutes. Other programs on the list this week include 'Schitt's Creek' (733 million), 'Grey's Anatomy' (731 million), and 'Criminal Minds' (560 million). 

Sex and the City (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Sex and the City' premiered June 6, 1998 to a 2.9 household rating and 3.84 million viewers and remained around that mark throughout its first and second seasons. A third season premiered in 2000 to 4.2 million viewers and averaged about 4.3 million viewers in its 18-episode run. Ratings began to pick up in its fourth season (2001) which premiered to a then-high of 6.49 million viewers, averaged nearly 6 million viewers, and concluded with a strong 7.39 million. The show's fifth season continued the ratings climb, up over 1 million viewers on average to just over 7 million. The sixth and final season (2003-04) dipped just a bit to 6.6 million viewers, but the show concluded in February 2004 to a series-high 10.62 million. Note: full viewership figures were not available for seasons 1 or 2, so only episodes whose viewership was available are included in those tables. Also, the majority of household ratings for season 3 were also not available so only available figures were included. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 20, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 13, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 13, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending December 13, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Cable news, syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.  

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 13, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending December 13, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 6, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Sopranos (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'The Sopranos' premiered January 10, 1999 to 3.45 million viewers, but saw some moderate growth through its first season where it finished to the tune of 5.22 million (which was up over a million from the episode prior's 4.19 million). It steadily gained in the ratings for the next few seasons and peaked at 13.43 million viewers with a 7.3/17 adults 18-49 rating/share in its 2002 fourth season premiere. The show's sixth and final season aired in two parts, premiering in March 2006 to 9.47 million viewers (4.5/10 in 18-49) and concluding in June 2007 to 11.9 million. Note: household ratings are used in seasons three through five, and 18-49 ratings are used in season six; there were no HH or 18-49 ratings information available for seasons one and two. Additionally, viewership data was only available for three episodes of season one so the chart only includes the season premiere, finale, and average. The season-average viewership included in each of the tables all come official published sources and are not simply the averages of the data in these tables. 18-49 averages for each of the seasons are provided in a separate table at the bottom (they are expressed in millions of viewers), these also come from official published sources.

Top 10 Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: August - November 2020

Beginning with the week of August 3, 2020 Nielsen began releasing a weekly top 10 list of the top shows on streaming platforms (it currently measures Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) based on the total number of minutes streamed. Below are the week-by-week charts up through November 15, 2020 with the number of minutes streamed presented in millions (anything over 1,000 means billion). 

The top-rated program in this span was the first full week of the second season of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' which logged over 3 billion minutes of watch time during the week ending Aug. 9. Other top performers include 'Cobra' Kai,' also Netflix, which had nearly 2.2 billion minutes in week ending Sept. 6, and 'Lucifer' which delivered over 2 billion minutes in the prior week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 29, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 6, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending December 6, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Cable news, syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 6, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending December 6, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, December 4, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 2020

Below are the broadcast DVR ratings for the week ending November 22, 2020. Live+7 data is available for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday programs while Live+3 data is available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday programs. No DVR data was available for Sunday's programs. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 29, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 29, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, November 27, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending November 15, 2020

Below are the full Live+7 broadcast ratings for the week ending November 15, 2020. This data will not be made available on a regular basis this season so it will only be published sporadically. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 22, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 22, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, November 20, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending November 8, 2020

Below are the full Live+7 broadcast ratings for the week ending November 8, 2020. This data will not be made available on a regular basis this season so it will only be published sporadically. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 15, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 15, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 15, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 15, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Friday, November 13, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending November 1, 2020

Below are the full Live+7 broadcast ratings for the week ending November 1, 2020. This data will not be made available on a regular basis this season so it will only be published sporadically. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 8, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 8, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with full cable news ratings for the week which were heavy inflated by coverage of the 2020 Presidential Election from Tuesday through Saturday.

Full Election Week 2020 Ratings

Below are the Nielsen ratings for every hour of election coverage on the three major cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, in the week ending November 8, 2020. 

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 8, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 8, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 1, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 1, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week. 

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 1, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 1, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, October 30, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 25, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 25, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

2020 World Series Ratings

The 2020 World Series was the lowest rated and lowest viewed Series on record. The six-game series averaged just a 5.2/12 rating/share among households, down from 8.1/16 for the Nationals/Astros series last year, and 9.785 million viewers, also down from last year (13.959 million). Additionally, Game 3 of the series was officially the lowest-rated (4.3/10) and lowest-viewed (8.156 million) World Series game of all time.

The final game did pull relatively okay numbers at 6.8/15 among households, a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, and 12.627 million viewers. It was also the youngest-skewing game of the series with a median age of 54.8 which helped lower the series average to 56.2 - tying 2018 as the second oldest audience ever (only 2019's 56.9 was older). 

In the local markets, Los Angeles averaged a 21.2/40 rating share over the six games, including 27.5/48 for game 6 which was actually higher than any of the 2018 World Series games, and the highest for any Dodgers game since game 7 of the 2017 World Series (36.7/56). 

Tampa averaged a 15.2/29 over the six games including a 18.2/33 for game 6 which was the highest for a Rays game since the final game of the 2008 World Series (29.8/42) where the Rays lost to the Phillies.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 25, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 25, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Monday, October 26, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 22, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 18, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 18, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 18, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 18, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 15, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 11, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 11, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

DVR Ratings: Week Ending October 4, 2020

Below are the full Live+7 broadcast ratings for the week ending October 4, 2020. This data will not be made available on a regular basis this season so it will only be published sporadically. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 11, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 11, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 8, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 1, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 25, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, October 9, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending September 27, 2020

Below are the full Live+7 broadcast ratings for the week ending September 27, 2020. This data will not be made available on a regular basis this season so it will only be published sporadically. 

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 4, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 4, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 4, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 4, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded. Note: shares are not available for most Monday and Wednesday programs, and HUT data is also not available for those days.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 18, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, October 5, 2020

TV Ratings: First Presidential Debate (Sept. 29, 2020)

The first presidential debate of the 2020 election season delivered huge numbers. The program delivered 73.132 million total viewers, and 48.581 million households across 16 different networks, making it the second-most watched debate in U.S. history trailing only 2016's first contest (84.011 million). People over the age of 55 accounted for the majority of the viewership with 40.496 million in that demographic tuning in, equivalent to a 42.7 rating. Also of note, there were 20.292 million people aged 35-54 (25.5 rating), 8.42 million aged 18-34 (12.0), and 3.924 million people below the age of 18.

Fox News Channel led the networks across the board, including in the key adults 25-54 demo (4.39 rating), the 18-49 demo (3.36), and total viewers (17.812 million). The network also scored a dominating 10.94 rating in people over 50 and a 2.57 in adults 18-34. ABC's coverage was the closest competition, pulling a 4.0 in 25-54, a 3.2 in 18-49, a 2.2 in 18-34, and 12.62 million viewers.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 11, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 4, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 25, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 18, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending September 27, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 27, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 27, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 27, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending September 20, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 20, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 20, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 20, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending September 13, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 13, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 13, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 13, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, September 11, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 31, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (some to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 11, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending September 6, 2020

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 6, 2020. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 6, 2020

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 6, 2020. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday August 30, 2020

It was a busy Sunday night on the broadcast nets with a variety of different programming airing. ABC dedicated their entire programming bloc to honoring actor Chadwick Boseman after his tragic death last Friday. At 8pm an airing of his 2018 film 'Black Panther' scored the best broadcast numbers in quite a while with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.8 in 18-34, a 1.9 in 25-54, and 6.272 million viewers. In viewership it was beaten by only ABC World News Tonight (6.7 million) which was out of primetime. A lead-out special, 'A Tribute Fit for a King' also did very well with a 1.2 rating and 4.95 million viewers. Over at CBS, 'Big Brother' only found itself partially affected by the increased competition, down a tenth in the demo from last week (0.9 rating) and down slightly across the board in 18-34 (0.5), 25-54 (1.2), and total viewers (3.806 million) though still easily the day's third-highest rated program. Elsewhere, FOX was all in reruns, and NBC had decent numbers with game 4 of the Flyers/Islanders 'NHL Playoff' series (0.5 rating, 1.561 million).

TV Ratings: Saturday August 29, 2020

There wasn't much happening on the broadcast nets Saturday and NBC's evening coverage of 'NASCAR Cup Series Racing' easily beating out all primetime competition in adults 18-49 (0.6/5), adults 18-34 (0.3/4), adults 25-54 (1.0/6), and total viewers (3.869 million). Looking at the full day, ABC's 'World News Tonight' had the win among viewers (6 million) due to its usual sizable 50+ crowd (13 share). Over at CBS, the premiere of 'Love Island: More to Love' completely bombed, mustering just a 0.1 demo rating and not even close to a million viewers (698,000 to be exact) - the lowest-viewed program on all of broadcast. Finally, FOX was new with 'PBC Fight Night' which delivered a slightly-better 0.2 rating with 832,000 viewers (823,000 stuck around for the post game).

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday August 28, 2020

Friday was more of the same on the broadcast nets with FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' taking the nightly victory among adults 18-49 (0.6/4), adults 18-34 (0.3/4), and adults 25-54 (0.7/4). It also led in total viewers (2.144 million) among the originals, but was beaten out by reruns of CBS's 'Blue Bloods' (2.9 million) & 'MacGyver' (2.85 million), and ABC's 'Shark Tank' (2.7 million). Sandwiched between the CBS reruns was a new episode of 'Love Island' which held the 18-49 (0.3/2) and 18-34 (0.2/2) figures from those two programs, but tumbled in terms of total viewers (1.472 million) as the large 50+ crowd present for 'MacGyver' (5 share) & 'Blue Bloods' (6 share) abandoned ship for 'Island' (2 share). Elsewhere, ABC aired a new '20/20' (0.2/2, 1.919 million) while the CW had 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/1, 666,000) and two new episodes of 'Being Reuben' at 9pm (0.1/0, 298,000) & 9:30pm (0.0/0, 200,000). 

TV Ratings: Thursday August 27, 2020

CBS and the CW had the only non-convention original programming on the broadcast nets. 'Big Brother' led across the demos: adults 18-49 (1.0/7), adults 18-34 (0.7/7), adults 25-54 (1.4/7), and in total viewers (3.99 million). Per usual, the best numbers came from women 25-54 (1.7/8) and women 18-49 (0.9/9). Lead-out 'Love Island' lost more than half in the demo (0.4/2) and total viewers (1.47 million), but still easily out-performed the CW's 'Mysteries Decoded' (0.1/1, 781,000). 

In the 'RNC' ratings race, Fox News had a dominating victory among adults 25-54 (2.129 million) and, nearly equaling the combined totals of CNN (759,000), ABC (725,000), and NBC (720,000). Among total viewers, CNN (2.196 million), ABC (2.575 million), and NBC (2.271 million) combined for more than 7 million which Fox News easily singlehandedly out-rated (9.043 million). CBS and MSNBC were both pretty far behind in both 25-54 (461,000 & 388,000) and total viewers (1.784 million & 1.829 million).

Sunday, August 30, 2020

TV Ratings: Wednesday August 26, 2020

Per usual, CBS's 'Big Brother' lit up the ratings Wednesday, easily beating out everything on both broadcast and cable in adults 18-49 (1.1/7, 1.418M), adults 18-34 (0.8/8), and adults 25-54 (1.5/7). Among total viewers (4.224 million), it lost out only to NBC's 'America's Got Talent' (4.998 million) on the broadcast side and Fox News's 'RNC' coverage (6.973 million) & 'Hannity' (7.088 million) on the cable side. 'Got Talent' ranked second on broadcast in adults 18-49 (0.6/4, 730K) and ABC's 'United We Fall' (0.5/3, 642K) edged out 'Big Brother' lead-out 'Tough as Nails' (0.5/3, 596K) in both the demo and total viewers (3.022 million vs. 2.855 million). CBS's best retention between 'Brother' and 'Nails' came from men 18-34 which lost only 3-tenths (0.6/7 to 0.3/3); the worst retention was in both women 18-49 (1.3/8 to 0.5/3) and women 25-54 (1.8/9 to 0.8/3) with a loss of 8-tenths. Finally, the CW was new with a 'Women in Film' special (0.1/, 303,000 viewers) and 'Coroner' (0.1/0, 618,000) though neither were able to crack 100K 18-49 viewers (73K & 98K). 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday August 25, 2020

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' led the Tuesday broadcast ratings across the board, winning among adults 18-49 (0.7/5), adults 18-34 (0.4/4), adults 25-54 (1.1/5), and total viewers (5.633 million). It also easily led among both men & women 18-49 (0.6/4 & 0.9/5) and 25-54 (0.9/5 & 1.4/6). Over at CBS, the second episode of 'Love Island' tumbled nearly 200K 18-49 viewers, to 367,000 (0.3/2) from yesterday, and about a half million total viewers (to 1.483 million). The show also actually skewed fairly young for CBS (median age: 59.2) and had a sizable number of women 18-34 and adults 18-34 (both 0.3/2). Elsewhere on the original front, ABC was new with 'What Would You Do?' (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.167 million viewers), and the CW had 'Dead Pixels' (0.1/1, 387,000) and 'Tell Me a Story' (0.1/0, 314,000).

Friday, August 28, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday August 24, 2020

A rerun of NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior' led the Monday broadcast ratings among both adults 18-49 (578K, 0.4/3) and total viewers (2.504 million) while the season premiere of 'Love Island' ranked second in the demo (553K, 0.4/3) and logged just 1.89 million viewers. Those two programs also tied for victory among adults 18-34 (0.3/3) and adults 25-54 (0.6/3). Also new on the night was the CW's 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2/1, 927,000) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2/1, 1.013 million).

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 24, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

TV Ratings: Sunday August 23, 2020

CBS's 'Big Brother: All-Stars' again led the Sunday primetime broadcast ratings across the demos, winning among adults 18-49 (1.0/6), adults 18-34 (0.6/6), and adults 25-54 (1.4/7). In total viewers (4.117 million) it ranked second behind ABC's '20/20: The Ticket' special (0.7/4, 5.107 million). A rerun of 'America's Funniest Videos' (0.9/6, 4.7 million) also brought in strong numbers for ABC and actually beat out 'Big Brother' among men 18-49 (1.0/7) and men 25-54 (1.4/7) by a tenth & two-tenths respectively; 'Brother' led all programming among both women 18-49 (1.2/7) & women 25-54 (0.9/4). Elsewhere in primetime, NBC had decent numbers with coverage of the 'NHL Playoffs' between the Bruins & Lightning (0.5/3, 1.789 million) and delivered its best numbers in men 25-54 (1.0/5) & men 18-49 (0.7/5). Finally, the CW remained low with 'Fridge Wars' (0.1/0, 334,000). The most viewed program on the day was a rerun of CBS's '60 Minutes' (7.225 million). 

TV Ratings: Saturday August 22, 2020

Saturday was a sports-heavy day featuring games across the NHL, MLB, NBA, and MLS - and it still feels very odd to be reporting these numbers in August rather than in April & May, but this ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a very unusual year (to say the least). 

Leading the day was ABC's coverage of the 'NBA Playoffs' featuring the Lakers & Blazers which scored victories among adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), adults 18-34 (1.1), adults 25-54 (1.5), and total viewers (3.828 million). The top viewed broadcast program outside of prime-time was 'World News Tonight' (5.4 million) which also logged a sizable 12 share in people over 50. NBC was next with a Stars/Avalanche 'NHL Playoff' game (0.3, 1.229 million) and FOX had an 'MLS Soccer' match (Galaxy/LAFC) outside of primetime (0.1, 376,000) which led into a primetime 'PBC Fight Night' (0.2, 810,000). Of note: the soccer game received an additional 64,000 viewers on Fox Deportes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 17, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

TV Ratings: Friday August 21, 2020

FOX's 'Friday Night Smackdown,' one of the only originals airing on the broadcast nets Friday night, delivered the top numbers among adults 18-49 (0.6/4), adults 18-34 (0.4/4), and adults 25-54 (0.7/4). A rerun of CBS's 'Blue Bloods' led among total viewers (3.9 million), delivering nearly 2 million more than 'Smackdown' (2.198 million). Over at the CW, two episodes of 'Being Reuben' at 9pm & 9:30pm remained tiny in both the demo (61,000 18-49 & 62,000 18-49) and total viewers (226,000 & 219,000). 

It was the usual story for the spanish-language nets with 'Como Tu No Hay' (709,000 18-49, 1.718 million total) leading the way for Univision, 'Que Culpa Tiene Fatamagul' (177,000 18-49, 431,000 total) winning for Unimas, and 'Cennet' (389,000 18-49, 1.213 million) atop Telemundo.

TV Ratings: Thursday August 20, 2020

Aside from 'DNC Convention' coverage, CBS's 'Big Brother' was the one of the only originals airing on the broadcast nets, scoring the day's best numbers among adults 18-49 (1.0/7), adults 18-34 (0.6/6), adults 25-54 (1.3/7), and total viewers (3.907 million). Also airing was the premiere of CW's 'Mysteries Decoded' which bowed to OK numbers in both the demo (0.2/1, 214K) and total viewers (785,000). In convention numbers, ABC led the broadcast nets among total viewers (2.972 million), with NBC in second (2.154 million) and CBS in third (1.985 million). ABC also led among adults 18-49 (582,000) & adults 25-54 (799,000) with NBC next (423,000 & 568,000) and CBS last (391,000 & 473,000). Spanish-language nets Univision & Telemundo also aired the convention with the former edging out the latter among both adults 18-49 (346,000 vs. 266,000) and total viewers (1.001 million vs. 746,000).

Monday, August 24, 2020

TV Ratings: Wednesday August 19, 2020

CBS's 'Big Brother' led the Wednesday broadcast ratings in most major demos, including adults 18-49 (1.0/7, 1.3 million), adults 18-34 (0.7/7), and adults 25-54 (1.3/7), and NBC's 'America's Got Talent' ranked second in each (0.6/4, 0.4/3, 1.0/5), but won in total viewers (5.141 million) over 'Brother' (3.852 million) due to its higher share in people over 50 (8 share vs. 5 share). Elsewhere, CBS also had 'Tough as Nails' (0.4/2, 2.637 million), ABC was new with 'United We Fall' (0.5/3, 2.848 million), and the CW had 'The 100' (0.1/1, 541,000) and 'Coroner' (0.1/1, 600,000). A 9pm rerun of FOX's 'Masterchef' was the youngest-skewing program (median age: 53.3).

For night 3 of the 'Democratic National Convention' NBC led the broadcast nets in adults 18-49 (589,000), adults 25-54 (805,000), and total viewers (2.526 million). ABC was next with 470,000 adults 18-49, 638,000 adults 25-54, and 2.484 million viewers; while CBS ranked third, pulling just 384,000 18-49, 533,000 25-54, and 1.993 million viewers. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 10, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 4, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Tuesday August 18, 2020

Oh how the mighty have fallen; NBC's 'America's Got Talent' again notched a 0.7/5 adults 18-49 rating/share (960,000 in the demo) with 5.577 million viewers - a far cry from its heyday - but still enough to lead all programming in both metrics. It also scored a 0.4/4 in 18-34 and a 1.1/5 in 25-54, double what any other broadcast program received. Elsewhere, ABC had 'What Would You Do?' (0.3/2, 1.773 million) and the CW had 'Tell Me a Story' (0.1/0, 290,000) and the premiere of 'Dead Pixels' (0.1/1, 419,000), the latter of which was the youngest-skewing broadcast program (median age: 53.5). 

On the 10pm hour, NBC led the broadcast nets in 'Democratic Convention' coverage, averaging 592,000 adults 25-54, 401,000 adults 18-49, and 2.323 million viewers. ABC was a close second in both 25-54 (584,000) & total viewers (2.246 million), and topped in 18-49 (415,000). CBS ranked third, pulling in 482,000 adults 25-54, 337,000 adults 18-49, and 2.072 million viewers.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday August 17, 2020

Night one of the 'Democratic National Convention' ruled the TV ratings on both broadcast and cable Monday night. MSNBC led the networks among total viewers, delivering 5.169 million between 10pm and 11pm (the MSNBC ratings in the chart below are the average of 8pm-11pm), and CNN was close behind with 4.848 million. Next was ABC (2.442 million), NBC (2.282 million), Fox News (2.1 million), and CBS (1.987 million) though if you include the 127,000 who watched BET's airing of the CBS feed, then CBS beats out Fox News by 14K (2.114 million). Among adults 25-54, CNN easily led the pack (1.521 million), then MSNBC (1.02 million), NBC (676,000), ABC (650,000), Fox News (437,000), and CBS (425,000). Among adults 18-49, CNN was on top (0.92 rating), then MSNBC (0.49), NBC (0.4/2, 520K), and ABC (0.4/2, 484K). CBS (0.2/1, 312K), and Fox News (0.24) tied at the bottom. Outside of the convention, the CW had a new episode of 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2/1, 957,000) which had moderate returns.

Friday, August 21, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday August 16, 2020

CBS's 'Big Brother' took victory in the Sunday broadcast primetime ratings among  all major demos, including adults 18-49 (1.0/6), 18-34 (0.6/6), and 25-54 (1.3/6). Its 3.909 million viewers ranked it second behind a rerun of ABC's 'America's Funniest Home Videos' on ABC (4.45 million). Outside of primetime, ABC's 'World News Tonight' (7.8 million) and CBS's rerun of '60 Minutes' (7 million) were the day's most-viewed programs. Elsewhere, NBC brought OK numbers with a Flyers/Canadiens 'NHL Playoff' game (0.4/3, 1.369 million) and the CW was low with 'Fridge Wars' (0.1/1, 330,000). 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

TV Ratings: Saturday August 15, 2020

Coverage of 'MLB Baseball' and the 'NHL Playoffs' were the only two originals airing on the broadcast nets Saturday. FOX's Red Sox/Yankees baseball game (418,000 adults 18-49, 0.3/3) just narrowly edged out NBC's Golden Knights/Blackhawks hockey game (400,000, 0.3/2) in the demo, but took a wider lead in total viewers (1.802 million vs. 1.254 million) with help from the adults over 50 crowd (6 share vs. 2 share). The programs tied in men 18-34 (0.3), men 18-49 (0.4), and women 25-54 (0.3/2), but baseball s up a tenth out in men 25-54 (0.6/4) and hockey was up a tenth in both women 18-34 (0.2/2) and women 18-49 (0.3/2). Median age for baseball was 61.7, and was 55.4 for hockey.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 3, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 26, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 28, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday August 14, 2020

FOX's 'WWE Smackdown' (2.002 million viewers) again led the way in the Friday broadcast ratings taking the top spot in adults 18-49 (0.6/4), 18-34 (0.3/4), and 25-54 (0.7/4). It is also one of the very few broadcast programs with a majority-male audience, delivering a 0.7/5 in men 18-49 (vs. 0.4/3 in women), a 0.4/3 in M18-34 (vs. 0.2/2), and 0.8/5 in M25-54 (vs. 0.6/3). Over at CBS, 'Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.4/3 in 18-49) was the highest-viewed program on either broadcast or cable (3.831 million) and ranked third on the broadcast nets in 18-49 audience (542,000) behind 'Smackdown' (713,000) and a rerun of NBC's 'Dateline' (573,000). Finally, the CW had atrocious results from 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/1, 450,000) and two episodes of 'Being Reuben' at 9pm (0.0/0, 196,000) and 9:30pm (0.0/0, 161,000). None of the three were even able to muster over 100K adults 18-49 though 'Illusion' (97,000) came much closer than 'Reuben' (50,000 & 40,000). I can't even give the CW its usual credit for having the night's youngest-skewing show as that honor belongs to 'Smackdown' (median age: 54.3). 

TV Ratings: Thursday August 13, 2020

CBS's 'Big Brother' took victory Thursday on the broadcast nets with a 1.0/7 adults 18-49 rating/share and wins in adults 18-34 (0.8/7), 25-54 (1.3/4), and total viewers (4.019 million). It also easily led in the subdemos, scoring best in women 18-49 (1.3/8) and women 25-54 (1.6/8). ABC's line-up of 'Holey Moley' (0.6/4, 3.366 million), 'Don't' (0.5/3, 2.488 million), and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.6/4, 3 million) also brought in solid summer numbers with 'Moley' bringing in the day's second best numbers in men 25-54 (0.8/5) just behind 'Big Brother' (1.0/5). NBC had a 'Coronavirus and the Classroom' special which had moderate returns (0.4/2, 2.501 million) and was ever-so-slightly better than FOX's 'Thursday Night Baseball' (0.4/3, 1.593 million) among adults 18-49 (488,000 vs. 466,000). Finally, the CW had 'Killer Camp' (0.1/1, 407,000) which was notably the youngest-skewing program on the nets (median age: 52.9).

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Men of a Certain Age (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Men of a Certain Age' premiered December 7, 2009 to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and 5.4 million viewers, actually gaining in the demo from its 'The Closer' lead-in (1.4 rating). It gained from 'Closer' again in its second week (to 1.3 from 1.2), but began to fall after 'Closer' concluded for the season on Dec. 21. Without a strong lead-in, the show dropped to the mid-2 millions and below a 1.0 demo rating for the remainder of its first season. A second season premiered in Dec. 2010 and was on par with those numbers (0.6 rating, 2.4 million) for the first few episodes, but ultimately tumbled to well below 2 million viewers and to low demo ratings (0.3-0.4). The second season averaged a 0.44 rating with 1.87 million viewers and the program was cancelled.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 21, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 14, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Next Step Realty: NYC, Startup U, & Job or No Job (ABC Family): Ratings Recaps

In the summer & early fall of 2015 ABC Family aired a series of reality shows, 'Next Step Realty: NYC,' 'Startup U,' and 'Job or No Job.' 'Realty' and 'Startup' actually premiered to modest numbers: 0.26 & 518,000 for the former and 0.013 & 223,000 for the latter, but 'Job' began low at 0.06 & 138,000. 'Job' continued low for the rest of its run, hitting a high of only 0.07 in the demo and averaging 0.04 & 110,000 viewers. After their decent premieres, both 'Realty' and 'Startup' tumbled and ended up delivering figures on par with what 'Job' was doing. 'Realty' averaged 0.08 in the demo & 176,000 viewers over its 10 episodes while 'Startup' was even lower at 0.05 in the demo with 90,000 viewers. None of the shows were renewed for second seasons. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Musketeers (BBC America): Ratings Recap

'The Musketeers,' on BBC America, premiered June 22, 2014 to a low 0.07 adults 18-49 rating and 371,000 viewers. That would remain its series-high mark as it was never quite able to find a sizable audience, averaging just 0.05 in the demo with 209,000 viewers in its first season. A second season premiered in 2015 and actually performed slightly better, up a hundredth in the demo to 0.06 and 30K viewers to 239,000. The program received one additional season which aired on Hulu in May of 2016 and then it was cancelled. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 19, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 7, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Wednesday August 12, 2020

CBS's 'Big Brother' was victorious in the Wednesday broadcast ratings, leading easily in adults 18-49 (1.1/7 rating/share), adults 18-34 (0.8/7) and adults 25-54 (1.4/7); NBC's 'America's Got Talent' took victory among total viewers (6.15 million). Lead-out 'Tough as Nails' (3.05 million viewers) tumbled from its lead-in in adults 18-49 (0.5/3), and in major female demos: W18-49 (1.4/9 to 0.6/3), W18-34 (1.0/9 to 0.3/3), and W25-54 (1.7/8 to 0.9/4); it held up best in men 18-34 (0.5/5 to 0.2/2) losing only three tenths. 

NBC had a subpar performance from 'America's Got Talent' with only 942,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo (0.7/5), but 'World of Dance' had solid retention from its lead-in with 830,000 in the demo (0.6/4), and 4.07 million total viewers. Both shows pulled identical numbers in women 18-34 (0.8/5) and women 25-54 (1.2 rating). ABC was new with 'United We Fall' (0.5/3, 3.17 million) and the CW had 'The 100' (0.1/1, 581,000) & 'Coroner' (0.1/1, 655,000). Finally, the finale of 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' delivered a 0.3/2 with 1.46 million viewers. 

Friday, August 14, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday August 11, 2020

The first live show of the season for NBC's 'America's Got Talent' propelled it to another Tuesday victory on the broadcast nets: it led all programming in adults 18-49 (0.9/5 rating/share), 18-34 (0.5/5) & 25-54 (1.3/6). Out of its total 6.75 million viewers, only 1.12 million were in the 18-49 demo, as it was bolstered by a sizable audience of people over 50 (10 share). Lead-out 'World of Dance' (0.6/4, 3.77 million) ranked second on the day across the demos, skewed slightly younger (median age: 60.6 vs. 62.7) and saw its best 'Talent' retention among women 18-34 (0.4/4 vs. 0.5/4); its worst was in women 25-54 (1.1/5 vs. 1.6/7). Elsewhere, ABC was new with 'What Would You Do?' (0.4/2, 2.06 million) and the CW had 'Stargirl' (0.2/1, 860,000) and 'Tell Me a Story' (0.1/1, 407,000). 

Looking at the Spanish-language nets, Univision's 'Como Tu No Hay' was the most viewed and highest-rated program (0.5/3, 1.54 million) and Unimas's 'Noticiero Univision' was the youngest skewing (median age: 36.9).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 12, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third charts have DVR ratings for select broadcast programs and the top 10 cable programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 31, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 24, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Monday August 10, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' led the Monday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.7/4 adults 18-49 rating/share), and adults 18-34 (0.3/3); its 3.54 million viewers ranked it second on the day behind a rerun of CBS's 'The Neighborhood' (3.65 million). Also airing tonight was ABC's 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever' special which pulled moderate numbers (0.3/2, 1.84 million). 

On the cable side, TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Other Way?' led the day among adults 18-49 (0.80 rating), women of that demo (1.07), and females 12-34 (0.65). Its 2.92 million viewers ranked it above everything save for news telecasts, and its 0.58 adults 18-34 rating tied TNT's 'NBA Basketball' coverage for the lead.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday August 9, 2020

CBS walked away with the victory Sunday on the broadcast nets with 6-hour 'PGA Championship' coverage (0.8/7 in 18-49, 5.15 million viewers) and the premiere of 'Big Brother: All Stars' (0.8/5, 2.95 million) leading the night. ABC also pulled decent 18-49 scores with reruns of 'Funniest Home Videos' & 'Celebrity Family Feud' (both 0.6/4), 'Press Your Luck' (0.5/3), and 'Match Game' (0.4/3) while 'ABC World News Tonight' led in total viewers (6.3 million). The only other original on the night was the CW's 'Fridge Wars' (0.1/1, 363,000). A rerun of FOX's 'Family Guy' had the honor of being the night's youngest-skewing program (median age: 48.9).

On the cable side, TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' led among adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), women of that demo (1.28), adults 18-34 (0.68), and females 12-34 (0.82). Its 3.4 million viewers ranked it second behind only Paramount's 'Yellowstone' (3.83 million). That program also delivered the day's best numbers among men 18-49 (0.73), and adults over 50 (2.46).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 5, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third charts have DVR ratings for select broadcast programs and the top 10 cable programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 17, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The League (FX/FXX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'The League' premiered October 29, 2009 to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating with 994,000 viewers and its short first season averaged a strong 0.67 rating and 1.09 million viewers. The next two seasons, which aired in 2010 & 2011, both averaged just north of a million viewers and remained strong in the demo, each averaging a 0.65 rating. The fourth season (2012), dipped a bit, averaging a 0.52 with 820,000 viewers, but the fifth season (2013), tumbled hard, by nearly half, to 0.33 and 480,000. The show stabilized after that, pulling 432,000 viewers in its sixth season (2014) and 450,000 in its seventh (2015). It concluded to low fanfare in December 2015 with just a modest 0.27 rating and 456,000 viewers.   

TV Ratings: Saturday August 8, 2020

Nothing of serious note aired on the broadcast nets Saturday. CBS's 6-hour coverage of the 'PGA Championships' from 4pm-10pm tied ABC's 'World News Tonight' for the victory in the 18-49 demo (0.5 rating), but 'News' (6.2 million) had nearly twice the number of viewers (vs. 3.28 million). Elsewhere, FOX had 'PBC Figtht Night' (0.2, 885,000).

Coverage of 'NBA Basketball' led the cable ratings with TNT's Lakers/Pacers game leading among adults 18-49 (0.56 rating), men 18-49 (0.81), and males 12-34 (0.61). It tied ESPN's Brewers/Mavericks game for the lead in adults 18-34 (0.49) which itself was a close second among M18-49 (0.75) and M12-34 (0.58). Also scoring well in those respective demos was the Jazz/Nuggets game (0.57 & 0.41) and the Clippers/Trailblazers game (0.44 & 0.29).

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 29, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 10, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Friday August 7, 2020

It wasn't a super interesting night on the broadcast nets Friday, but FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' (1.96 million viewers) took victory in both the 18-49 demo (0.5/4) and 25-54 demo (0.7/4). It also easily led in major male demos: men 18-49 (0.6/5), men 18-34 (0.3/4), and men 25-54 (0.8/5) and was broadcast's youngest-skewing program (median age: 54.5). CBS was next with 'Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.4/3, 3.71 million) and the CW was dead last with 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/1, 532,000), and two premiere episodes of 'Being Ruben' at 9pm (0.04/0, 242,000) and 9:30pm (0.03/0, 199,000).

On the cable side, TNT's 'NBA Basketball' coverage between the Celtics & Raptors led among adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), men of that demo (0.58), adults 18-34 (0.33), and males 12-34 (0.36). The net's other game, Magic/76ers, was at 0.27 in 18-49, 0.39 in M18-49, and 0.25 in M12-34. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday August 6, 2020

ABC's 'To Tell the Truth' led all originals in the Thursday broadcast ratings among both adults 18-49 (0.6/4) and total viewers (2.95 million). Lead-ins 'Holey Moley' (0.5/4, 2.94 million) and 'Don't' (0.5/3, 2.43 million) also fared well. Over at FOX, a 'Thursday Night Baseball' game wasn't too far behind at 0.4/3 in the demo with 1.49 million viewers, tying both 'Holey' & 'Truth' for the lead in adults 18-34 (0.3/3). The night's other original belonged to the CW with 'Killer Camp' (0.1/1, 406,000) which did have the distinction of being the youngest-skewing program (median age of 52.2). 

On the cable side, TNT's Lakers/Rockets 'NBA Basketball' game led the day among adults 18-49 (0.71 rating), men of that demo (0.93), and males 12-34 (0.73). The Clippers/Mavericks game was at 0.59 in M18-49, and 0.44 in M12-34. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 22, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 3, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Wednesday August 5, 2020

The season premiere of CBS's 'Big Brother' strolled to an easy victory on the broadcast nets, delivering a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.8 in 18-34, and 3.64 million viewers. Lead-in 'Tough as Nails' only managed half the demo (0.5 rating) but was even among total viewers (3.64 million) due to its higher share in people over 50 (6 share vs. 4 share). ABC was new with 'United We Fall' (0.5, 3.27 million) and 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.25 million) and the CW had 'The Hundred' (0.1, 471,000) and the premiere of 'Coroner' (0.1, 715,000).

On the cable side, ESPN's 'NBA Basketball' coverage between the Thunder & Lakers led the day among adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), men 18-49 (0.74), adults 18-34 (0.53), and males 12-34 (0.67). The net's other game, Nets/Celtics was at 0.42 in 18-49 and at 0.60 & 0.55 in those respective male demos. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 15, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 26, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Hot Date (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Hot Date' premiered November 8, 2017 to a minuscule 0.01 adults 18-49 rating and 83,000 viewers and never really was able to find a sizable audience, averaging a 0.01 & 62,000 viewers over its first 10 episodes. Nevertheless the show was renewed for a second season which premiered September 20, 2019 to a 0.02 rating and 42,000 viewers. The second season actually averaged slightly higher in the demo than its first season (0.02) but was down by about half in viewership (37,000). It has yet to be renewed for a third season. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday August 4, 2020

A rerun of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' led the Tuesday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), 18-34 (0.5), 25-54 (1.2), and total viewers (6.16 million). Lead-out 'World of Dance' (0.7, 3.8 million) was close behind in the demo and held a healthy margin over ABC's 'What Would You Do?' (0.4, 2.13 million) and CBS's 'John Lewis Celebration' special (0.3, 2.93 million). The CW was also new with 'Stargirl' (0.2, 832,000) and 'Tell Me a Story' (0.1, 387,000).

TNT coverage of 'NBA Basketball' led the cable ratings with Rockets/Blazers on top (0.71 in 18-49, 1.56 million) and Celtics/Heat a few tenths behind (0.41, 981,000). Among men 18-49 the two games were at 1.02 & 0.59 ratings, and in males 12-34 it was 0.76 & 0.45.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 19, 2006

 Below are the Nielsen ratings for the ninth week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 23, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday August 3, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' led the nightly broadcast ratings Monday with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating with 3.66 million viewers. It also led among adults 18-34 (0.4) and 25-54 (1.0). Over at ABC, the 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever' special was at 0.3 in the demo with 1.7 million viewers and the CW had moderate returns from 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2, 899,000). 

On the cable side, TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Other Way' led the day among adults 18-49 (0.81 rating), women 18-49 (1.18), and females 12-34 (0.72). It also led all non-news programs among total viewers (2.9 million). Also on TLC was 'Pillow Talk' at 0.62 in W18-49 & 0.31 in F12-34, and 'Strikes Back  at 0.64 & 0.41 in those demos. Also scoring well in the W18-49 demo was Bravo's 'Below Deck Mediterranean' (0.74).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 8, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday August 2, 2020

ABC's coverage of 'NBA Basketball' between the Bucks & Rockets led the Sunday broadcast ratings with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.7 in 18-34, and 2.44 million viewers. Leading the night in total viewership was CBS's '60 Minutes' (7.13 million) which also ranked second among primetime programs among adults 18-49 (0.6). The other two originals on the night were the two CW programs 'Fridge Wars' (0.1, 398,000) and 'Taskmaster' (0.1, 212,000).

On the cable side, TLC's '90 Day Fiance' led among adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), women of that demo (1.24), adults 18-34 (0.71), and females 12-34 (0.81). Lead-outs 'Smothered' and 'Pillow Talk' also pulled decent numbers among W18-49 (0.52 & 0.47) and F12-34 (0.31 & 0.29).

TV Ratings: Saturday August 1, 2020

FOX's 'MLB Baseball' game between the Red Sox & Yankees led the primetime ratings on the broadcast nets, delivering a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, a 0.4 in 18-34, and 2.07 million total viewers. Outside of primetime, ABC's 'World News Tonight' led among adults 25-54 (0.8) and total viewers (5.99 million) with a huge 12 share among people over 50.

The cable ratings were ruled by three 'NBA Basketball' games on ESPN. Lakers/Raptors led in the demo (0.76 rating) and easily led in men 18-49 & males 12-34 (1.07 & 0.73). Both Jazz/Thunder (0.83, 0.60) and Heat/Nuggets (0.74, 0.56) also scored well in those two male demos.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 12, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 9, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday July 31, 2020

FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' led another boring Friday night on the broadcast nets, notching a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.3 in adults 18-34, and 1.89 million viewers. Leading among total viewers was the only other original on the night, CBS's 'Greatest #AtHome Videos' which averaged 3.26 million and a 0.4 in the demo.

On the cable side, two 'NBA Basketball' games, on ESPN, took the top two spots across the younger-than-50 demos and ranked only behind cable news programming among total viewers. Rockets/Mavericks led with a 0.74 adults 18-49 rating, 0.68 in 18-34, 1.09 in men 18-49, 0.86 in males 12-34, and 1.7 million viewers. Celtics/Bucks was at 0.52/0.43/0.77/0.54 in those respective demos and had 1.3 million viewers.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday July 30, 2020

ABC was back with originals Thursday with its usual summer line-up of: 'Holey Moley' (0.5 in 18-49, 2.9 million), 'Don't' (0.4, 2.3 million) and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.5, 2.9 million). The top-rated program on the night in 18-49s was a rerun of CBS's 'Young Sheldon' (0.6) which also led among total viewers (4.34 million) and tied FOX's 'MLB Baseball' (0.4, 1.9 million) for the lead in 18-34s (0.3). The only other original on the night was the CW's 'Killer Camp' (0.1, 473,000).

On the cable side, TNT's 'NBA Basketball' game between the Clippers & Lakers led among adults 18-49 (1.56 rating), men 18-49 (2.22), adults 18-34 (1.55), and males 12-34 (1.91). Its 3.35 million viewers ranked it third behind Fox News's 'Tucker Carlson' (4 million) and 'Hannity' (3.8 million). The other game, Jazz/Pelicans, was at 1.38 in M18-49, 1.3 in M12-34, and 2.1 million viewers.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 1, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 5, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sons of Anarchy (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' premiered September 3, 2008 to a 1.2/3 adults 18-49 rating/share with 2.53 million viewers and remained very stable throughout its first season, averaging a 1.0 rating & 2.19 million viewers. A second season premiered in 2009 to nearly double the ratings (2.3/9) and viewership (4.29 million) of the previous season, and cemented its place as a hit cable series. The show had a slight setback in its third season (2010), losing a bit of momentum from the second season, but bounced back in the fourth season (2011) hitting its then-best numbers in both the demo (2.02 rating) and viewers (3.87 million). The upward trajectory among total viewers continued in each of the remaining seasons, up to 4.38 million in season five (2012), 4.6 million in season six (2013), and 4.65 million in season seven (2014). It hit a high of 3.39 in the demo & 6.39 million viewers in its series-finale. A total of 92 episodes aired over the course of its seven seasons.

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 29, 2020

There was tough competition on the broadcast Wednesday 8pm hour with ABC's 'United We Fall' (0.5, 3.57 million viewers) and CBS's 'Tough as Nails' (0.5, 3.46 million) pulling similar numbers though 'Nails' won out in adults 18-34 (0.3 vs. 0.2). Between the two originals on the 9pm hour, FOX's 'Ultimate Tag' (0.4, 1.15 million) easily beat out the CW's 'Bulletproof' (0.1, 343,000), and on the 10pm hour, ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.31 million) was alone.

Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' took victory on the cable nets among adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), women 18-49 (0.70), adults 18-34 (0.31), and females 12-34 (0.31). Also scoring well in W18-49 & F12-34 was Lifetime's 'Married at First Sight' (0.43 & 0.24) and MTV's 'Challenge: Behind Total Madness' (0.36 & 0.28).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 2, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 29, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday July 28, 2020

Not including last week's "Best of Auditions Special" (which was tagged as a rerun), NBC's 'America's Got Talent' tied its series-low in the 18-49 demo on Tuesday (1.0 rating), and fell to its lowest numbers ever among total viewers (6.12 million). It still easily led night in both of those metrics as well as in adults 18-34 (0.5) and 25-54 (1.4). Lead-out 'World of Dance' (0.7, 3.59 million) remained fairly stable, as did the CW's 'Stargirl' (0.2, 738,000). ABC's lineup also didn't do too terribly with two 20/20 specials: 'Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro' (0.5, 3.62 million) and 'American Catastrophe' (0.6, 3.75 million) each pulling strong summer numbers. Other originals on the busy night were: 'What Would You Do' on ABC (0.5, 3.04 million) and the premiere of 'Tell Me a Story' on the CW (0.1, 434,000). 

Cable news programming led the daily cable ratings with Fox News's 'Tucker Carlson' taking the top spot in adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), men 18-49 (0.51), males 12-34 (0.34), and adults 25-54 (0.68). Lead-out 'Hannity' led in people over 50 (3.42) and total viewers (4.38 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 22, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 25, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Monday July 27, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' again ruled the Monday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.7 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.0), and tied a rerun of 'The Wall' for the lead in 18-34 (0.3). Additionally, its 3.69 million viewers ranked it above everything except for a rerun of CBS's 'The Neighborhood' (3.84 million). Other originals on the night include ABC's 'The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons' (0.2, 1.35 million) and the CW's 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2, 964,000) & a special 'Penn & Teller" Fool Us' (0.1, 654,000).

Per usual, TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Other Way' led the daily cable ratings in adults 18-49 (0.77), women 18-49 (1.03), adults 18-34 (0.48), and females 12-34 (0.57). It also beat everything in cable news among adults 25-54 (0.99). Lead-in 'Strikes Back' and lead-out 'Pillow Talk' were at 0.59/0.65 respectively in W18-49 & had twin 0.35s in F12-34.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday July 26, 2020

It was a night of all reruns on the broadcast nets Sunday though despite this, there was decent turnout for a number of programs. ABC's 'Celebrity Family Feud' led among adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), 18-34 (0.3), and 25-54 (0.9) while CBS's '60 Minutes Presents' led among total viewers (6.52 million). In the nightly news battle, ABC's 'World News Tonight' (6.17 million) edged out NBC's 'Nightly News' (5.34 million) though both programs tied in 18-49 (0.5) and 25-54 (0.8).

TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' strolled to an easy victory on the cable networks with dominating performances in adults 18-49 (1.06 rating), 18-34 (0.73), women 18-49 (1.41), and females 12-34 (0.94). Its 3.57 million viewers put it just behind Paramount's Yellowstone' (3.68 million). 'Yellowstone' ranked second on the day in 18-49 (0.73), but was victorious in men 18-49 (0.78) and people over 50 (2.29). Also airing on TLC was 'Smothered' and 'Pillow Talk' which were at 0.61/0.47 respectively in W18-49 and 0.39/0.32 in F12-34.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 15, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 22, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figuresThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Saturday July 25, 2020

FOX's 'Saturday Night Baseball' game between the Yankees and Nationals strolled to an easy victory on the broadcast nets with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating and 2.79 million viewers. Ranking second and third in the demo were FOX's 1pm (0.5, 1.91 million) and 5pm games (0.5, 1.97 million). The only other original on the day was NBC's 'Dateline' (0.3, 2.73 million) not including nightly news telecasts on ABC (5.69 million), NBC (4.74 million), and CBS (2.58 million).

Things weren't terribly more interesting on the cable nets as FOX's 'UFC Fight Night' led the day in adults 18-49 (0.35), men of that demo (0.51), and adults 25-54 (0.43). Adult Swim's 'Rick and Morty Short' led in adults 18-34 (0.29), males 12-34 (0.28), and females 12-34 (0.22). A rerun of 'Mom,' on Nick-at-Nite, led in women 18-49 (0.25).

Monday, July 27, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday July 24, 2020

It was quite the boring night on the broadcast nets with only two originals airing. Still, the originals put up the best numbers of the night with FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' (0.5, 1.92 million viewers) taking victory in the demo, and CBS's 'Greatest #AtHome Videos' (0.4, 3.49 million) leading in total viewers and in adults 25-54 (0.7). Both programs tied for the win in adults 18-34 (0.3). 

Things were a little more interesting on the cable nets with two 'MLB Baseball' games taking the top numbers among adults 18-49. Though Brewers/Cubs won in the demo (0.36 rating), Braves/Mets led in men 18-49 (0.49) and males 12-34 (0.38). Brewers/Cubs delivered 0.47/0.34 ratings in those respective demos.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 8, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 15, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Warrior (Cinemax): Ratings Recap

UPDATED DEC 2020: Cinemax's 'Warrior' premiered April 5, 2019 to a low 0.03 adults 18-49 rating with 157,000 viewers and remained very stable throughout its first season, ticking up to 0.04 & dipping to 0.02 one only one occasion each. Over the course of its first season it averaged 133,000 viewers - on par with what Cinemax programs have pulled recently. It was renewed for a second season which premiered October 2, 2020 to a series-low 0.01 adults 18-49 rating with 67,000 viewers. The numbers continued declining throughout the season, hitting as low as 0.00 in the demo and less than 50K viewers. It concluded in December 2020 having averaged just 70,000 and has the distinction of being Cinemax's final foray into original programming. 

Eastbound & Down (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Eastbound & Down' premiered February 15, 2009 to a moderate 0.3 adults 18-49 rating with 671,000 viewers, but ended up gaining an audience as the season progressed, hitting a viewership high of 950,000 viewers in the season's penultimate episode. A second season premiered in 2010 to a strong 1.0 rating with 1.68 million viewers and the season as a whole was the most viewed and highest rated at 0.83 in the demo with 1.36 million viewers. The third season premiered in 2012 to 0.87 in the demo with 1.27 million viewers, but tumbled to a low of 0.42 with 725,000, averaging just a still-solid 0.62 & 1.03 million. A fourth and final season aired in 2013 and was back down to season one numbers, averaging just 784,000 viewers. A total of 29 episodes aired over the course of four seasons. Note: I am missing 18-49 ratings for the majority of season one episodes. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 1, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 18, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday July 23, 2020

It was another summer night with few originals airing on the broadcast nets. Leading the 8pm hour was FOX's 'Celebrity Watch Party' whose 0.3 rating and 1.44 million viewers put it miles ahead of the CW's 'Killer Camp' (0.1, 401,000). NBC's 'Blindspot' put up OK numbers in the 9pm slot (0.3, 1.7 million) facing only rerun competition. The top viewership & demo on the night came from a 'Young Sheldon' (0.5, 4.11 million) rerun on CBS which found nearly a million more viewers than the second-ranked 'Mom' rerun at 9:30pm (3.13 million). 

The return of 'MLB Baseball' lit up the Thursday cable ratings with the Yankees/Nationals game delivering a sizable 1.22 adults 18-49 rating and 4.01 million viewers. The other match-up, Giants/Dodgers, wasn't too far behind at 0.94 with 2.78 million. Among men 18-49 & males 12-34, those two games were at 1.69/1.26 & 1.27/0.87 respectively.