Friday, October 30, 2020

2020 World Series Ratings

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 26, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 22, 2007

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

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 15, 2007

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Top 10 Streaming Ratings: Week Ending September 13, 2020

Netflix's 'Cobra Kai' again led the weekly streaming ratings with 1.655 billion minutes of watch-time, down a bit from last week's monster 2.2 billion, but still atop all competition. Also on Netflix, 'Away' more than doubled its viewership from last week, delivering 1.366 billion minutes (vs. 631 million) while 'Lucifer' was down ~300M to 1.12 billion minutes but was still good enough for third place. Amazon's 'The Boys' was the only other program with over 1 billion minutes (1.06B).

Other top performers of the week include the usual suspects: 'The Office' (947 million), 'Criminal Minds' (783 million), 'Grey's Anatomy' (705 million), 'NCIS' (587 million), and 'Shameless' (556 million). Finally, 'Sister, Sister' snuck into the 10th spot with 432 million. 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 8, 2007

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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 1, 2007

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

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 25, 2007

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Top 10 Streaming Ratings: Week Ending September 6, 2020

Netflix took 8 of the top 10 spots this week in the Nielsen top 10 ratings of programs on streaming services. 'Cobra Kai' (NET) dominated with 2.171 billion billion minutes of watch time, about 1/3 more than second-ranked 'Lucifer' (NET) which was at 1.415 billion minutes. The second-season premiere of Amazon's 'The Boys' logged 891 million minutes, just ahead of Netflix's stalwart 'The Office' at 843 million. Also of note, Disney+ just barely made the list with 'Mulan' taking the 10th spot on the week (525 million minutes).

Other programs in the top 10 this week all come from Netflix: 'Criminal Minds' (675 million), 'Shameless' (639 million), 'Away' (631 million), 'Grey's Anatomy' (616 million), and 'The Legend of Korra' (541 million). 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 18, 2007

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

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

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

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 11, 2007

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

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 4, 2007

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

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 25, 2007

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 18, 2007

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