Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 2, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 26, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending November 21, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 21, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 21, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending November 21, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending November 21, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Caprica (Syfy): Ratings Recap

Syfy's 'Caprica' premiered January 22, 2010 with a mediocre 0.4/1 adults 18-49 rating/share and 1.6 million viewers. It wasn't able to sustain these numbers though, falling to 1.4 million in week 2 and down to around 1.1 million for most of the early-2010 episodes. The second-half of the season aired in fall 2010 to well below 1 million viewers (~800K) and Syfy removed the program from the schedule after airing just 4 episodes. The remaining 5 episodes were burned off from 6pm-11pm on January 4, 2011 and the show was canceled.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 26, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 19, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 21, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending November 18, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top songs in the week ending November 18, 2021. Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard chart based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 50 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (based on total revenue generated), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending November 18, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top albums in the week ending November 18, 2021. Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard charts based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to Billboard (and usually a small select number albums below the top 10). The second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 19, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 12, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 14, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 12, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 5, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 7, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 5, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 28, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 31, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Monday, November 22, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending November 14, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 14, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast Ratings: Week Ending November 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 14, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending November 14, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending November 14, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 26, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Song Ratings: Week Ending November 11, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top songs in the week ending November 11, 2021. Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard chart based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 50 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (based on total revenue generated), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending November 11, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top albums in the week ending November 11, 2021. Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard charts based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to Billboard (and usually a small select number albums below the top 10). The second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Deceived (Starz) & The Kings (Showtime): Ratings Recaps

Below are the ratings for two 4-episode miniseries programs that aired in the summer of 2021. 'The Deceived' is a British import which originally aired in August 2020 on Channel 5 in the UK. It made its U.S. debut on July 18, 2021 to a 0.02 adults 18-49 rating & 71,000 viewers, fell as low as 0.01 & 21,000, and averaged just 47,000 viewers. 

'The Kings' was an in-house Showtime program which premiered June 6, 2021 to a 0.01 adults 18-49 rating and 110,000 viewers. It faired slightly better than 'Deceived' among total viewers (averaging nearly 100K), but was worse in the demo, concluding to a zero rating.

In The Long Run (Starz): Ratings Recap

'In The Long Run' is a British comedy series that premiered March 29, 2018 on Sky TV in the UK. Starz picked up the American distribution rights to the series and it premiered the first two seasons in the U.S. in November & December of 2019 with back-to-back episodes each week. Those two seasons performed really poorly, averaging a tiny 0.01 in the demo and about 26,000 viewers. A third season which aired in early 2021 did a bit better, premiering to 0.05 & 177,000 and averaging 68,000 viewers. There is no word yet on the status of a fourth season.

Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Flatbush Misdemeanors' premiered May 23, 2021 to a minuscule 0.01 adults 18-49 rating and 79,000 viewers. It saw some nice growth in its second episode (to 0.04 & 130,000), but then tumbled back to obscurity, barely even able to crack 60K for the rest of its first season. Despite this, Showtime still renewed the program for a second season.

City on a Hill (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'City on a Hill' premiered June 16, 2019 to a 0.07 adults 18-49 rating with 532,000 viewers and remained relatively stable throughout its first season, going as high as 0.09 & 601,000 viewers and averaging 492,000 viewers. A second season premiered more than a year-and-a-half later, and was on par with its first season in the demo, but down 100K viewers on-average. It was renewed for a third season.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 24, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 19, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 21, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the ninth week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending November 7, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending November 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending November 7, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending November 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending November 7, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending November 7, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending November 7, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Yellowstone (Paramount) Marathon Ratings: 11/1 - 11/7/2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for every episode of Paramount Network's marathon re-airing of 'Yellowstone.' The network re-aired the full first three seasons of the program throughout the week, leading up to the much-anticipated fourth season premiere Sunday night. Unsurprisingly, the marathon saw its best numbers on Sunday in the hours leading up to the 8pm premiere with the 7pm episode ranking as the highest-rated (784,000 adults 18-49) and most-viewed (3.44 million) rerun on cable in the week. The 8pm fourth-season premiere episodes ranked second and third this week among adults 18-49 (2.114 million & 1.944 million) behind only ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' (4.335 million).

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 17, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending November 4, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top songs in the week ending November 4, 2021. Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard chart based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 50 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (based on total revenue generated), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending November 4, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top albums in the week ending November 4, 2021. Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard charts based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to Billboard (and usually a small select number albums below the top 10). The second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 14, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Fena: Pirate Princess (Adult Swim): Marathon Ratings Breakdown

I make a point of always including the early Sunday morning Adult Swim ratings in the weekly cable posts regardless of whether or not the programs are first-runs or reruns. I'm not familiar with the programming or the scheduling enough to provide any commentary on it, but the numbers from the most recent cable report I got caught my eye. As far as I'm aware, this early-10/31 marathon of Fena: Pirate Princess reruns is the lowest-viewed the Toonami line-up as ever been. I even went back to double check that I copied the correct column for total viewership because it was much lower than it usually is, but alas, the numbers are correct. Below is an age breakdown for each episode of the marathon. Not for any reason in particular, I suppose just to help validate that the numbers I reported yesterday are accurate. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 12, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 10, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

News Ratings: Week Ending October 31, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 31, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 31, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 31, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 31, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending October 31, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending October 31, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Halloween "Dexter" Rerun Ratings

Below are the Nielsen ratings for Showtime's full first season re-airing of "Dexter" from Halloween. The network aired the 12 episodes right in a row from 8:00am until 7:00pm, hitting an 18-49 high at 11:00am (36,000 in the demo/0.03 rating) and a viewership high at 4:00pm (142,000). The airings overall skewed fairly old with the 12 airings reaching a cumulative 227,000 adults 18-49, 398,000 adults 25-54, 725,000 people 55+, and only 52,000 people 2-24.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 3, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 27, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 20, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Friday, November 5, 2021

2021 World Series Ratings

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 2021 World Series. The games successfully avoided continuing the downward trend of the last few years, instead seeing a nice rise from last year. The six-game series averaged a 6.5 HH rating, up from 5.2 for the 2020 series, a 2.66 adults 18-49 rating, up slightly from 2.50 last year, and 11.74 million viewers, up from 9.79 million.

Where the series struggled though was with younger males. The 2021 series tied 2020's ratings-low in men 18-49 (3.2 rating) and logged a new low in men 18-34 (2.0), down 3 tenths from last year. On a positive note, every game this year averaged above 10 million viewers, and game 6 finished with the biggest audience (13.97 million) since 2019's game 7 (23.22 million).

In local market ratings, Atlanta slightly edged out Houston in the six-game average with a 27.8 rating, versus 25.4. Atlanta delivered its strongest numbers in game 6 (33.5/54) and beat out Houston in every game except game 2 (27.4/50 to 23.3/42). Though Houston's ratings were down significantly from the Astros' last appearances in the games (42.7/63 in 2019's game 7 loss), Atlanta was actually on par with the Braves' last appearance (34.5/46 in 1999's game 4 loss). 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 5, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Song Ratings: Week Ending October 28, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top songs in the week ending October 28, 2021. Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard chart based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (based on total revenue generated), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending October 28, 2021

Below is a breakdown of the top albums in the week ending October 28, 2021. Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard charts based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to Billboard (and usually a small select number albums below the top 10). The second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 7, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 1999-00 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 29, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 13, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Nielsen Ratings for the Lower-Rated Broadcast Nets: w/e Oct. 31, 2021

Below are the complete Nielsen ratings for a number of the lower-rated broadcast networks including Bounce TV, COMET, Court TV, COZI TV, GRIT, ION, LAFF, MeTV, and Start TV for the week ending October 31, 2021. I was given this data just for this week so it will not be a regular inclusion on the site, but I thought it would be interesting to see.

Monday, November 1, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending October 24, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending October 24, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending October 24, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending October 24, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending October 24, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending October 24, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending October 24, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.