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. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The 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

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. 

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. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 25, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th 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 8, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Psych (USA): Ratings Recap

USA's 'Psych' premiered July 6, 2006 to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating with 6.06 million viewers, gaining nicely from its 'Monk' lead-in (1.4 rating, 5.09 mil). 'Psych' would continue to air behind 'Monk' for its first three and a half seasons (55 total episodes), losing an average of 882,000 viewers each week. The best demo and viewership figures for the show came in its first season where it delivered a 1.5 rating and 4.34 million viewers, and it managed to stay above a 1.0 in the demo all the way through its fifth season in 2010. Its sixth season ticked down to a 0.97 rating, and the show fell about two-tenths each of the next two seasons, with its eighth and final season bringing in just 0.64 with 1.68 million viewers. A total of 121 episodes aired over the course of eight seasons, and two additional movies have aired since the show concluded in 2014: one in 2017 on USA Network, and one on the Peacock streaming service in 2020. Note: the 18-49 season averages are calculated from the available data and in seasons with a lot of missing data (I am missing 18-49 data for nearly the entire summer 2008), the value in the table may not reflect the true season average. 

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 22, 2020

ABC's 'United We Fall' special led the ratings on broadcast nets among adults 18-49 (0.5 rating) and ranked a close second in total viewers (3.71 million) just behind a rerun of NBC's 'Chicago PD' (3.78 million). Also on ABC was 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.28 million) which actually did worse in the demo & in total viewers than the reruns of three ABC comedies preceding it. At CBS, 'Tough as Nails' (0.4, 3.44 million) and 'Game On' (0.3, 2.21 million) both performed OK, as did FOX's 'Ultimate Tag' (0.3, 1.15 million). The CW hit another rounded zero with a dismal showing from 'Bulletproof' (290,000). 

On the cable side, MTV's 'Challenge: Total Madness' led the day in key among adults 18-49 (0.45 rating), 18-34 (0.40), and females 12-34 (0.49), but ranked second in women 18-49 (0.61) behind Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (0.61).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 11, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 18, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th 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 1, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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, July 23, 2020

Project Runway (Bravo/Lifetime): Ratings Recap

'Project Runway' premiered on Bravo December 1, 2004 to a low 354,000 viewers and 0.2 adults 18-49 rating (219K in the demo). The first season saw tremendous growth, up to 1.07 million in the fourth episode, and to a huge 2.01 million viewers by the season finale (1.0 rating). The second season premiere, in December 2005, lost a million viewers down to 924,000 (0.5 rating);  however, a similar pattern of growth emerged: up to 1.8 million in episode six, 2.32 million in episode eight, and to a then-series-high 3.41 million for the second season finale (1.9 rating). The show aired on Bravo through season five before making a controversial move to Lifetime where it aired for the next 11 seasons. It moved back to Bravo beginning with season 17 in 2019. Note: there isn't enough ratings data available to provide full episode-by-episode ratings for seasons one and two, but the data for the premieres, finales, and averages is provided. Also, reunion specials are excluded from the season averages in seasons 11-16.

TV Ratings: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Despite being in reruns, NBC's 'America's Got Talent' still pulled off a nightly victory in both the 18-49 demo (0.7 rating) and total viewers (5.08 million). Lead-out 'World of Dance,' which was new, delivered the night's second best numbers in both of those metrics (0.5, 3.28 million) and was only two-tenths behind in 18-34 (0.3 vs. 0.5). Over at ABC, 'What Would You Do?' (0.3, 2.36 million) brought in OK numbers, but the CW continued to struggle with 'Stargirl' (0.2, 766,000) and 'Happy Hour' (0.1, 268,000). 

News programming led the cable ratings with Fox News's 'Tucker Carlson' taking a nightly victory in adults 18-49 (0.37) and 25-54 (0.60); lead-out 'Hannity' led in total viewers (4.16 million). Afternoon cable news coverage also did quite well with Fox News's 5pm hour topping 'Ingraham Angle' in total viewers (4 million) and CNN's 5pm hour out-rating its entire primetime line-up (1.93 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 11, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th 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 September 24, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first 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, July 22, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday July 20, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' again, unsurprisingly, led the Monday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), adults 18-34 (0.4), and total viewers (3.82 million). Lead-out reruns of 'The Wall' and 'Dateline' actually did fairly well themselves at twin 0.5s in the demo with 3.01 million & 3.38 million viewers. Elsewhere, ABC was new with its 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons' weekly spec (0.3, 1.8 million) and the CW had 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2, 934,000) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2, 1.02 million). 

On the cable side, TLC's '90 Day: Other Way' led in adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), adults 18-34 (0.56), women 18-49 (1.25), and females 12-34 (0.70). Lead-in 'Strikes Back' also did well at 0.69/0.49 in those female demos, and lead-out 'Pillow Talk' was at 0.59/0.37. Also scoring well was Bravo's 'Below Deck Mediterranean' which delivered the second-best cable scores in adults 18-49 (0.54) and tied 'Strikes Back' in W18-49.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 4, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th 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 4, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Ripper Street (BBC America): Ratings Recap

BBC America's 'Ripper Street' premiered January 19, 2013 to a 0.12 adults 18-49 rating with 552,000 viewers - a mark that would remain its series-high in both metrics. The first season actually didn't do too badly in BBC America standards, averaging a 0.08 with 373,000 viewers, but it was only downhill from there. A second season premiered in 2014 and lost 0.03 in the demo on average, and more than 150K viewers to 218,000. The show lost 0.02 in the demo in its third season, but was relatively stable among total viewers at 190,000; the opposite was the case in its fourth season which was stable in the demo (0.03) but fell to 125,000 viewers. A fifth and final season premiered in 2017 to its lowest numbers ever, mustering a 0.02 average and concluding to just 0.01 with 76,000 viewers. 

TV Ratings: Sunday July 19, 2020

Sunday was just as bleak as Saturday with only one original program airing on the broadcast nets in primetime. That program was NBC's 'Cannonball' which delivered a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and 2.09 million viewers. Outside of primetime, ABC's 'World News Tonight' led the day in total viewers (6.62 million) and tied an 8pm rerun of 'Celebrity Family Feud' for the lead in the demo (0.6). Afternoon golf coverage on CBS logged an OK 0.4 rating with 3.23 million viewers and tied 'World News' & 'Feud' in adults 18-34 (0.3). 

There was a lot more action on the cable side with TLC's '90 Day Fiance: More to Love?' leading the way in adults 18-49 (0.94), women 18-49 (1.27), adults 18-34 (0.66), and females 12-34 (1.19). Lead-out 'Smothered' delivered 0.48 & 0.30 in those respective female demos, and 'Pillow Talk' was at 0.39 & 0.25.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 28, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th 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 21, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th 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 March 28, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Saturday July 18, 2020

NBC's 'Dateline' was the lone original airing on the broadcast nets Saturday night. The program delivered a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.509 million total viewers. Outside of primetime, ABC's 'World News Tonight' tied NBC's 'Nightly News' for top demo rating on the day (0.4), but 'World News' edged out a victory in total viewership (5.68 million). 

It was another slow Saturday on the cable nets with Golf Channel's coverage of the 'PGA Tour' leading the day in adults 18-49 (0.20 rating) and men of that demo (0.27). It also tied Nickelodeon's 'Young Dylan' for the lead among adults 18-34 (0.19) though 'Dylan' was alone at the top of the F12-34 demo (0.24). Lead-out 'Nick Unfiltered' delivered a 0.19 in that demo.

TV Ratings: Friday July 17, 2020

It was another Friday night with light original fare. FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' (0.5 in 18-49, 1.91 million viewers) led in the demo while ABC's '20/20' (0.4, 2.42 million) led in total viewers. Including reruns, CBS's 'Magnum PI' (0.3, 3.75 million) delivered the most viewers. The only other original was the CW's 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1, 719,000) which remained low.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 14, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th 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 March 21, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday July 16, 2020

ABC's 'Holey Moley' led the 8pm hour on the broadcast nets Thursday in the demo (0.5 rating, 3.41 million), but a rerun of 'Young Sheldon,' on CBS, led in total viewers (4.08 million). At FOX, 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.3, 1.37 million) remained strong in adults 18-34, tying 'Moley' (0.2 rating), but at CW, 'Killer Camp' premiered very low (0.1, 483,000). The only other original in the hour was NBC's '30 Rock Special' which didn't do much of anything at only 0.2 in 18-49s with 878,000 viewers. ABC also won the rest of the night with 'Don't' (0.5, 2.62 million) easily defeating FOX's 'Labor of Love' (0.2, 950,000) at 9pm, and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.4, 2.93 million) alone at 10pm.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 7, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th 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 March 14, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 15, 2020

ABC's 'United We Fall' led the broadcast 8pm hour Wednesday night delivering a 0.6 rating with 4.23 million viewers in its first half-hour and a 0.5 with 3.61 million in the second. Second on the hour was CBS's 'Tough as Nails' (0.4, 3.45 million), and then CW's 'The 100' (0.2, 605,000). On the 9pm hour, CBS's 'Game On!' (0.3, 2.33 million) and FOX's 'Ultimate Tag' (0.3, 1.16 million) brought in similar numbers in the demo, but CW's 'Bulletproof' (0.1, 359,000) remained dangerously low. The only original on the 10pm hour was ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.38 million).

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Closer (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'The Closer' premiered June 13, 2005 to 7.03 million viewers and 2.57 million adults 18-49 (2.0 rating) which was, at the time, the highest numbers for a cable premiere ever. It held the record for over 10 years until the Aug. 2015 premiere of AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' (10.13 million). Throughout its run, 'Closer' was a cable ratings juggernaut, regularly ranking as the most-viewed weekly program. The show saw growth in its first couple years, hitting a peak in 2007 when its third season averaged 1.7 in the 18-49 demo and over 7.5 million viewers. Even as it steadily declined the rest of its run, it maintained an average of over 1.0 in the demo and more than 6 million viewers. It finally concluded August 13, 2012 to a 1.6 rating with 9.08 million viewers - a series-high in viewership. Over the course of its seven seasons, 'Closer' aired a total of 109 episodes.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 30, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th 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 March 7, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Tuesday July 14, 2020

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' again led the Tuesday broadcast ratings with a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating with 7.63 million viewers though this was a season low in both metrics for the program. Lead-out 'World of Dance' ranked second on the day in 18-49 (0.7) and logged 3.76 million total viewers. Elsewhere, ABC had 'What Would You Do?' (0.4, 2.68 million) and the CW had 'Stargirl' (0.2, 827,000) and 'Happy Hour' (0.1, 306,000).

Saving Grace (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Saving Grace' premiered July 23, 2007 to a 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating/share and 6.42 million viewers, holding the full demo from its 'The Closer' lead-in. Those would end up being its best ratings as it wasn't able to keep up with the juggernaut cable ratings 'Closer' was bringing in. Despite hovering in the 4-5 million viewer range throughout the summer, the final four episodes of the first season aired in December to low audiences. The Dec. 3rd episode, for instance, had a 'Closer' lead-in (1.3 rating, 6.05 million), yet tumbled by 50% to 0.7 with 3.04 million viewers. Things started to look better at the start of the second season in 2008 with the premiere delivering 1.2 in the demo with 5.16 million viewers. The summer '08 portion the season was pretty promising as well, mostly staying in the 4-5 million range, but the second portion of the season which aired in the spring of 2009 fell hard to the low 2-millions and wasn't able to recover. A third and final season aired in the summer of '09 & spring of 2010 averaging just 0.6 in the demo with 2.57 million viewers. The show was cancelled after three seasons. Note: we do not have 18-49 data for every episode, but it was available for the majority of them. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 23, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the ninth 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 February 29, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Monday July 13, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' again led the Monday broadcast ratings in the 18-49 demo (0.7 rating), total viewers (3.75 million), and among both adults 18-34 (0.4) & 25-54 (1.0). Lead-out 'The Wall' (0.5, 2.95 million) was a rerun. At ABC, a 'CMA Best of Fest' special also pulled solid numbers in the key demo (0.5 rating) & total viewers (3.5 million) - much better than the CW's two original offerings, 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2, 919,000) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2, 944,000).

On the cable nets TLC's '90 Day Other Way' took victory among adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), women of that demo (1.23), adults 18-34 (0.62), and females 12-34 (0.78). Its 3.15 million viewers ranked it above everything outside of Fox News programming. Lead-in 'Strikes Back' (0.48, 2.07 million) and lead-out 'Pillow Talk' (0.49, 1.91 million) were similarly strong among W18-49 with twin 0.68s.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

TV Ratings: Sunday July 12, 2020

ABC had nearly sole control of the Sunday broadcast ratings with 'Celebrity Family Feud' leading in the 18-49 demo (0.7 rating), the 18-34 demo (0.4), and had the best viewership among originals (5.13 million). Lead-outs 'Press Your Luck' (0.6, 3.62 million) and 'Match Game' (0.5, 3.23 million) tied a rerun of '60 Minutes' in adults 18-34 (0.3) though 'Minutes' led both broadcast & cable in total viewership (7.05 million). The only other original on the broadcast nets came from NBC's 'Cannonball' at 0.4 in the demo with 1.83 million viewers.

TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' led the cable ratings across most of the major demos including adults 18-49 (0.94), women 18-49 (1.29), adults 18-34 (0.77), and females 12-34 (0.95). Among total viewers (3.38 million), it ranked second behind Paramount's 'Yellowstone' (3.55 million). Lead-outs 'Smothered' (0.44, 1.72 mil) and 'Pillow Talk' (0.37, 1.61 mil) both also had strong returns in W18-49 (0.58 & 0.48).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 16, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth 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 February 22, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. Of note this week was the series finale of HBO's 'Sex and the City' which delivered 10.618 million viewers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

TV Ratings: Saturday July 11, 2020

There were no primetime originals airing on the broadcast networks Saturday evening, but looking at total day, the top ratings came from ABC's 6:30pm 'World News Tonight' which notched a 0.5 in the demo, a 13 share in people over 50, and 6.22 million viewers.

Things weren't all that much more interesting on the cable nets. ESPN's 'UFC PPV Prelims' (809,000 viewers) led across the demos, scoring top numbers in adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), men of that demo (0.47), adults 18-34 (0.24), and males 12-34 (0.30).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 9, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh 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 cable news data for Tuesday's Presidential election, a third chart has ratings for other cable programs this week, and the fourth chart has DVR ratings for select broadcast programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 15, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Friday July 10, 2020

It was a boring Friday night on the broadcast nets with only two originals airing on the night: FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' and the CW's 'Masters of Illusion.' The former had more than double the numbers of the latter in both adults 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.2) and total viewers (1.9 million vs. 727,000), and triple the numbers in adults 25-54 (0.6 vs. 0.2). The most viewed program on the whole night came from a 9pm rerun of CBS's 'Magnum PI' (3.78 million).

On the cable side, Fox News's primetime line-up took the top 3 spots on the day in adults 18-49 and 25-54 with 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' on top (0.29 in 18-49/0.50 in 25-54, 3.76 million) and 'Hannity' (0.26/0.44, 3.39 million) & 'Ingraham Angle' (0.25/0.45, 2.91 million) not far behind. MSNBC's 'Rachel Maddow' was right up there too with just a hundredth behind 'Ingraham' in 18-49 (0.24), less than a tenth in 25-54 (0.37), and actually ~350K viewers greater (3.25 million). On that same net was 'Lawrence O'Donnell' (0.17/0.25, 2.11 million) and 'Chris Hayes' (0.14/0.20, 2.02 million).

Monday, July 13, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday July 9, 2020

ABC's 'Don't' led the Thursday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), ahead of both lead-in 'Holey Moley' and lead-out 'To Tell The Truth' (0.6) though those two programs were up in total viewers at 3.7 million and 3.27 million respectively (vs. 3.24 mil for 'Don't'). NBC had two new episodes of 'Blindspot' at 8pm (0.3, 2.37 million) and 9pm (0.2, 1.78 million) which brought their usual low numbers. Elsewhere, FOX was new with 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.3, 1.45 million) and 'Labor of Love' (0.2, 908,000) while CW had 'Burden of Truth' (0.1, 457,000) & 'In the Dark' (0.1, 400,000). 

On the cable side, 'Hannity' actually out-delivered 'Tucker Carlson' across the board including in adults 18-49 (0.42 vs. 0.37), 25-54 (0.69 vs. 0.59), P50+ (3.38 vs. 3.07) and total viewers (4.47 million vs. 4.06 million). Closing out the night was 'Ingraham Angle' (0.31 in 18-49/0.51 in 25-54, 3.45 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 2, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth 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 February 8, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 8, 2020

CBS's premiere of 'Tough as Nails' led the Wednesday broadcast ratings among adults 18-49 (0.6 rating) and total viewers (4.09 million), tying with FOX's 'Ultimate Tag' (0.5, 1.52 million) in adults 18-34 (0.3). Elsewhere, ABC had moderate returns for 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.3, 1.39 million) and the CW had its usual low numbers from 'The 100' (0.2, 669,000) and 'Bulletproof' (0.1, 397,000). 

On the cable side, MTV's 'Challenge: Total Madness' led among adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), women of that demo (0.65), adults 18-34 (0.50), and females 12-34 (0.59) though it still averaged less than 1 million viewers (937,000). Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (0.46, 1.38 million) was just a hundredth behind in W18-49 (0.64), but trailed a bit more among 18-34 (0.29) and F12-34 (0.3).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 26, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth 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 February 1, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, July 10, 2020

XIII (Reelz): Ratings Recap

'XIII' is a Franco-Canadian television series that first premiered as two 2-hour specials (not included in the chart below) in February of 2009 on NBC (it first broadcast in France in October 2008). The first special aired February 8, 2009 and scored a 1.3/3 18-49 rating/share with 6.29 million viewers; the second one aired a week later at 1.0/2 with 4.26 million viewers. The first season of the show aired on Reelz in the summer of 2012 to low ratings. It premiered at 0.07 in the demo with 308,000 viewers, but fell as low as 0.01 in the demo and averaged just 0.03 with 153,000 over 13 episodes. Nevertheless, it was renewed for a second season which premiered in the spring of 2013. The second season didn't fare any better, actually losing a hundredth in the demo to 0.02 and averaging just 145,000 viewers. It wasn't renewed for a third season.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 19, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth 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 January 25, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Tuesday July 7, 2020

A rerun of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' led the Tuesday broadcast ratings in adults 18-49 (0.6 rating) and 18-34 (0.3) while a rerun of CBS's 'NCIS' led among total viewers (5.52 million). Among the few originals airing on the night was ABC's 'What Would You Do?' which was at 0.4 in the demo with 2.89 million viewers. Elsewhere, the CW had 'Stargirl' (0.2, 961,000) and 'Happy Hour' (0.1, 347,000). 

News programming led on the cable side with 'Tucker Carlson' and 'Hannity' taking victory in adults 18-49 (0.39 & 0.38 ratings), 25-54 (0.61 & 0.57), and total viewers (3.96 million & 3.96 million). 'Ingraham Angle' (0.29/0.46, 3.3 million) was step behind in each of those metrics.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday July 6, 2020

NBC's 'Titan Games' led the Monday broadcast ratings in adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), 18-34 (0.4), and 25-54 (1.1); its 3.85 million viewers put it second behind a rerun of CBS's 'The Neighborhood' (4.12 million). A lead-out rerun of 'The Wall' was just a step behind at 0.6 in the demo with 3.31 million viewers. ABC had low numbers with another 3-hour 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons' spec (0.3, 2.01 million) but the CW did OK with 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.2, 1.05 million) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2, 932,000).

On cable, TLC's '90 Day Fiance: The Other Way' (2.85 million viewers) led among adults 18-49 (0.79 rating), W18-49 (1.07), P18-34 (0.5), and F12-34 (0.6). Lead-in 'B90: Strikes Back' (0.52, 2.14 million) was at 0.72 in W18-49 and lead-out '90 Day Other Way: Pillow Talk' (0.47, 1.87 million) notched 0.62 in that demo.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 12, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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 January 18, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

TV Ratings: Sunday July 5, 2020

With no originals airing in primetime on the broadcast nets, we have to expand our search into earlier parts of the day to find ratings successes. NBC's afternoon coverage of the 'NASCAR Cup Series' delivered a 0.62 rating in adults 18-49, a 0.3 in adults 18-34, and 4.34 million viewers. This beat out everything in primetime except for a 7pm rerun of '60 Minutes' on CBS (6.09 million). The highest-viewed program on broadcast for the day came from ABC's 'World News Tonight' (7.94 million) which also saw decent numbers in 18-49 (0.6) and 18-34 (0.3). In adults over 50 it had the highest share among all evening programs (15 share) and in total day it was only eclipsed by CBS's 'Sunday Morning' at 9am (16 share).

As how it tends to be in the summer, things were much more interesting on the cable side. TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' led the day in most major demos including adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), women of that demo (1.16), adults 18-34 (0.61), females 12-34 (0.74), and adults 25-54 (1.09). It tied Adult Swim's 'Robot Chicken' (0.33, 615,000) for the lead in men 12-34 (0.29), and it was also the second-most-viewed program (3.03 million).

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

TV Ratings: Saturday July 4, 2020

The ever-so-deadly combination of a Saturday holiday equates to both a lack of original programming and low overall ratings. This weekend's Fourth of July was no exception with the only original telecast on the broadcast nets coming from NBC's coverage of the 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks' in New York. The program actually did fairly OK, easily taking the top spot among all programming (cable included) in adults 18-49 (0.69 rating), 18-34 (0.4), 25-54 (0.9) and total viewers (4.76 million). The re-airing at 10pm also did quite well at 0.55 in the demo and 3.23 million viewers.

On the cable side, ESPN's airing of the 'Hot Dog Eating Contest' won among adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), men of that demo (0.42), and 18-34 (0.24). Its 966,000 viewers placed it below cable news programming, but above almost everything else.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 5, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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 January 11, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

TV Ratings: Friday July 3, 2020

There wasn't much in terms of originals airing on the broadcast nets the Friday before the holiday and the ratings for the night weren't too pretty. Among the three originals airing, FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' led the demo (0.40 rating) but was nearly 2 million viewers back on CBS's 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Carl Reiner tribute special (3.76 million vs. 1.78 million) which itself was OK in the demo (0.29). Finally, the CW had an 'iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ' special which was low at 0.11 with 588,000 viewers.

On the cable side, Fox News had a stellar night with its 8pm-12am programming taking the top 4 spots on the day among adults 18-49, 25-54, and total viewers. 'Fox News at Night' at 11pm led in 18-49 (0.53 rating) & 25-54 (0.86) while 'Ingraham Angle' led among total viewers (5.69 million vs. 5.39 million) and was close behind in the demos (0.49 & 0.82). 'Hannity' (0.34/0.60, 4.41 million) & 'Tucker Carlson' (0.27/0.45, 3.48 million) finished things off.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 28, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first 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 January 4, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, July 6, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday July 2, 2020

CBS and ABC were in full rerun mode as the July 4th holiday approached, but NBC continued with new episodes of 'Council of Dads' (0.34, 2.75 million) and 'Blindspot' (0.26, 1.86 million) bringing in OK numbers. FOX was also new with 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.30, 1.24 million) and 'Labor of Love' (0.17, 711,000) as was the CW's 'Burden of Truth' (0.08, 490,000) and 'In the Dark' (0.08, 458,000). The top broadcast numbers on the day came from a rerun of 'Young Sheldon,' on CBS, which was at 0.48 in the demo with 4.26 million viewers.

'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' on Fox News, led the daily cable ratings in adults 18-49 (0.34), 25-54 (0.58), people 50+ (3.24), and total viewers (4.21 million). Second on the night was 'Hannity' (0.30/0.53, 3.75 million) and 'Ingraham Angle' (0.27/0.49, 3.26 million) was close behind.

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: Summer 1981

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the summer of the 1980-81 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1989 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 778,000 (through w/e June 28) or 799,000 (w/e July 5 onward) as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, which was the only newspaper in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Images can be clicked to enlarge. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 28, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 23, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th and final week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: Summer 1982

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the summer of the 1981-82 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1989 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 815,000 (through w/e August 22) or 833,000 (w/e August 29 onward) as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, which was the only newspaper in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Full ratings for the week ending Sep. 5 were not available, so partial data from Broadcasting Magazine was provided. Images can be clicked to enlarge. 

TV Ratings: Wednesday July 1, 2020

CBS's 'Game On!' led the Wednesday broadcast ratings in the 18-49 demo (0.56 rating) and was the top-non NBC program among total viewers (3.21 million). 'On!' also led the day in adults 25-54 (0.8) and tied a rerun of FOX's 'Masterchef' in adults 18-34 (0.3 rating). NBC's entire line-up of 'Chicago' franchise programs was in reruns but 8pm's 'Chicago Med' led broadcast in total viewers (3.67 million). ABC brought in low numbers with 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' (0.30, 1.32 million) and the CW was even lower with 'The 100' (0.15, 642,000) and 'Bulletproof' (0.08, 346,000).

Over on cable, MTV's 'Challenge: Total Madness' (851,000 viewers) was the uncontested winner in adults 18-49 (0.47 rating) as well as in women 18-49 (0.62), adults 18-34 (0.48), and females 12-34 (0.55). The only other program do well in the major female demos was Food Network's 'Guy's Grocery Games' (0.28, 991,000) which was at 0.33 in W18-49 & 0.19 in F12-34.

Friday, July 3, 2020

TV Ratings: Tuesday June 30, 2020

The top-rated show of the summer, NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' again led the nightly broadcast ratings in all major demos including adults 18-49 (1.22 rating), 18-34 (0.7), 25-54 (1.7), and total viewers (8.44 million). Lead-out 'World of Dance' (0.79, 3.99 million) lost four rounded tenths in the demo from from 'Talent.' Over at ABC, 'Genetic Detective' (0.31 rating) beat out a slew of reruns among total viewers (2.43 million) and tied two 'Modern Family' reruns in 25-54 (0.5). Finally, the CW's 'Stargirl' (0.23, 987,000) mustered a bit of strength, but 'Happy Hour' (0.07, 337,000) faltered.

News programming led the cable side with 'Tucker Carlson' leading the day in 18-49 (0.35 rating), 25-54 (0.57), and total viewers (4.15 million). 'Hannity' (0.32/0.56, 4.07 million) was close behind, as was 'Ingraham Angle' (0.27/0.47, 3.45 million).

Thursday, July 2, 2020

TV Ratings: Monday June 29, 2020

NBC's Monday night line-up strolled to an easy victory on the broadcast nets with 'Titan Games' (0.74 in 18-49, 3.92 million) and 'The Wall' (0.69, 4.06 million) atop the ratings and the premiere of 'Cannonball' (0.59, 2.65 million) a tenth behind. The former two programs also led in adults 18-34 (0.4) with the latter also a tenth behind. ABC aired a three hour 'Bachelor: Greatest Seasons' special which was at 0.36 in 18-49, 0.3 in 18-34, and 2.05 million viewers. Finally, the CW actually had not-terrible numbers with 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' (0.20, 1.04 million) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.18, 1.02 million).

TLC's '90 Day Fiance: Other Way' led all of cable in adults 18-49 (0.82 rating), women 18-49 (1.13), people 18-34 (0.51), and females 12-34 (0.64), averaging 2.85 million viewers. Lead-in 'B90: Strikes Back' was at 0.52 in the demo (0.74 in women) with 2.15 million, and lead-out '90 Day Other Way: Pillow Talk' had 0.49 (0.66 in women) with 1.85 million.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 21, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.

TV Ratings: Sunday June 28, 2020

On Sunday, ABC's 'Celebrity Family Feud' led the broadcast nets among adults 18-49 (0.76 rating) and tied CBS's '60 Minutes' for the lead among 18-34s (0.4). Among total viewers, 'Minutes' (0.70, 7.89 million) had the edge over 'Feud' (5.56 million). Also at ABC, both 'Press Your Luck' (0.60, 3.79 million) and 'Match Game' (0.51, 3.38 million) had solid deliveries, and at CBS, the 'BET Awards Show' (0.37, 1.89 million) did OK. The only other original on the night was NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night' which was low in both the demo (0.23) and total viewers (1.71 million).

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 14, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. All 18-49 ratings are colored green while household ratings are colored black. Household ratings were only used if 18-49 data was not available for that program this week. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 9, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week. Available 18-49 data is included in a separate chart below the cable ratings.