Thursday, December 31, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 29, 2007

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

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

Monday, December 28, 2020

Social Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 2020

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

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 22, 2007

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

Saturday, December 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 25, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 15, 2007

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

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 8, 2007

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Various Program Ratings (Showtime): 2000-2009

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 1, 2007

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 24, 2007

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

Monday, December 21, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 17, 2007

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

Nip/Tuck (FX): Ratings Recap

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

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Raising the Bar (TNT): Ratings Recap

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 10, 2007

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

Damages (FX): Ratings Recap

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

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

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

Weeds (Showtime): Ratings Recap

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

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 3, 2007

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

Hung (HBO): Ratings Recap

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

Monk (USA): Ratings Recap

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

Entourage (HBO): Ratings Recap

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

Friday, December 18, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 27, 2007

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

Six Feet Under (HBO): Ratings Recap

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

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

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

Sex and the City (HBO): Ratings Recap

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

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 20, 2007

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 13, 2007

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 13, 2020

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

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 13, 2020

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 6, 2007

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Sopranos (HBO): Ratings Recap

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

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

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

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 29, 2007

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 6, 2020

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

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 6, 2020

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

Friday, December 4, 2020

DVR Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 2020

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

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 2020

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 2020

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