Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 27, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2000-01 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, May 30, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 21, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2001-02 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 May 22, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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 May 22, 2022

Note: as an experiment this week, I included an additional chart with the top 200 reruns ranked on viewership instead of 18-49. There is significant overlap in the programs on each chart, but ranking on viewership includes a lot of the older-skewing syndicated programs that never make it when it's only ranked on 18-49.

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 175,000 A18-49.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

It was another slow ratings week in streaming with few notable debuts making waves. Netflix's 'The John Wayne Gacy' tapes was the lone exception, scoring 684 million minutes in its first 5 days. This ranked third among originals behind 'Bridgerton' (734 million) and 'Anatomy of a Scandal' (690 million). Disney+'s 'Encanto' again led among movies (444 million) and 'Better Call Saul' led acquired programming (821 million) with a total that actually led all of the streaming for the week. This is the first time that an acquired program led all of streaming since the week ending Aug. 29, 2021 when 'Manifest' topped the list (1.38 billion). Additionally, this is the first week where not a single program reached 1 billion minutes of watch-time since the week ending Nov. 28, 2021 when Netflix's movie 'Red Notice' topped the chart (954 million) 

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 17, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'The Ultimatum' led the ratings on a relatively quiet streaming week with about 1.1 billion minutes of watch-time, switching positions with 'Bridgerton' which fell by about half to 885 million. Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' (638 million) and Netflix's 'The Last Kingdom' held their #3 and #4 spots among originals from last week while Amazon's 'Outer Range' clocked in with 281 million in its first 3 days of availability. There weren't really any notable changes on the movie-front or acquired programming-front either with 'Encanto' (503 million) and 'Better Call Saul' (950 million) holding atop those respective categories. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 20, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2000-01 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.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 14, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2001-02 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, May 27, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 13, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2000-01 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, May 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 7, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2001-02 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 May 6, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2000-01 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, May 23, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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 May 15, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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. The cut-off this week was 173,000 adults 18-49. Interestingly: only 2 programs listed as reruns logged over 1 million viewers this week: Fox News's Saturday 7pm airing of 'Gutfeld' (0.08/1.108 million) and their Sunday 10pm airing of 'Sunday Night in America' (0.09/1.065 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 30, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2001-02 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.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 29, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2000-01 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, May 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 23, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2001-02 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, May 18, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 22, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2000-01 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, May 17, 2022

NBA Playoffs Round 2 Out-of-Home Estimation

I recently made a post examining the ratings for the first round of the NBA Playoffs from 2019 and 2022 and estimating the impact of out-of home (OOH). Now, I'm going to use the same methodology to look at the ratings for the recently-concluded second round of the playoffs.

In the previous post, I used household (HH) ratings and viewers-per-home (VPN) estimations to extract the portion of the OOH audience that is now lumped in with the in-home audience. The main purpose of this, for me, is to better compare the ratings this year with previous years when OOH wasn't yet included.

Monday, May 16, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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 May 8, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 186,000 A18-49.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 16, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2001-02 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 April 15, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2000-01 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.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 9, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2001-02 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, May 11, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 2, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2001-02 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, May 9, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 8, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2000-01 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.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 10, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 10, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Bridgerton' topped the weekly streaming (SVOD) ratings for a third consecutive time, collecting over 1.6 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending April 10th. Ranking second among originals was 'The Ultimatum' garnered 838 million in its first 5 days of availability, easily outdoing Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' which had 608 million in its first full week. There wasn't really anything interesting on the movie-front with 'Encanto' holding the top spot (611 million), but among acquired programming, Netflix's 'Better Call Saul' made a strong first appearance on the chart, ranking #1 with 915 million. No doubt, people were catching up with the fifth season prior to the show's linear 6th season premiere.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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 May 1, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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. The cut-off this week was 173,000 adults 18-49.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 26, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2001-02 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 April 1, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2000-01 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, May 6, 2022

NBA Playoffs Ratings and Out-of-Home

One of the major talking points on Sports Media Twitter recently has been the ratings for the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and in particular, how much of an impact out-of-home ratings have had in ballooning the viewership figures.

Nielsen began measuring out-of-home viewership in mid-2017, but initially would report those numbers separately from the linear ratings they put out each day. In September 2020, they began combining the out-of-home numbers with the daily linear numbers and reporting them as one. For scripted programming ratings this likely has had a negligible impact, but for sports programming - where communal viewing is much more common - there is a sizable impact. But how much exactly?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 19, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2001-02 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, May 4, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 25, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2000-01 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 May 12, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2001-02 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, May 3, 2022

All-Time Top 100 SVOD Weekly Ratings

Below is a chart of the top 100 streaming (SVOD) performances based on minutes of watch-time in a single week. The chart will update automatically each week as new data comes in from Nielsen and shows at the bottom will drop off the chart as more programs populate the list over time. Original programming, movies, and acquired programming are all eligible to make this chart and the data goes back to the week ending August 9, 2020 - the week that Nielsen first began releasing the top SVOD ratings publicly. 

There were 6 instances when a program logged over 3 billion minutes prior to August 9th and because Nielsen revealed those numbers, they are also included in this chart. Nielsen hasn't revealed the programs that had over 2 billion minutes prior to the August 9, 2020 list, so there are certainly programs/weeks that should be on this chart that aren't. Finally, this is just one of a series of streaming charts available on the site; for the rest of them, check out the Streaming Archive.

Evening News Ratings: 2002

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 ratings for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2002. Note that I don't have any 25-54 data for the weeks ending April 12th or December 20th, but this post will be updated if it is ever located.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 3, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 3, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Bridgerton' crushed all competition on the streaming platforms in the week ending April 3rd with a huge 3.2 billion minutes of watch-time. This is only the 13th time that a streaming program has logged over 3 billion minutes in a single week since Nielsen began measuring. Bridgerton's total ranks 11th overall, ahead of 'Squid Game' (3.02 billion in the w/e Oct. 10, 2021) and behind 'You' (3.24 billion in the w/e Jan. 5, 2020). The overall record still belongs to 'Tiger King' which had 5.3 billion minutes in the week ending March 29, 2020.

'The Last Kingdom' ranked a far distant second among originals (714 million) while 'Is It Cake?' dipped to third and 'Inventing Anna' held at fourth. Also of note among originals was Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' which debuted with 418 million minutes in its first five days. On the movie-front, 'Encanto' returned to the summit (744 million), outdoing both 'Turning Red' (650 million) & Netflix's 'The Adam Project' (475 million) which had each taken turns atop the chart in the previous weeks. Finally, acquired programming was led by 'NCIS' and 'Cocomelon' - both will well over 600 million minutes. 

News Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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 April 24, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 18, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2000-01 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.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 5, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2001-02 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.