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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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. DVR ratings were not available this week.

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 chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast 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 chart had DVR ratings for select broadcast 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 and final 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.

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. 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.

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. 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, 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. 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 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.