Monday, March 1, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending February 25, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists 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 two charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A 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 September 19, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 2003-04 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.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 23, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 31, 2021

Netflix's 'Criminal Minds' ranked as the most-watched program on the streaming services in the week ending January 31st with about 984 million minutes of watch-time. This marks the first time that an acquired program ranked atop all of streaming since the week ending Dec. 13 when 'The Office' was at the summit (1.28 billion). The next two spots both went to Netflix originals with 'Bridgerton' ranking second with 936 million minutes (this is the first full week it logged below 1 billion minutes), and the first full week of availability for 'Fate: the Winx Saga' in a close third (918 million). Also of note among originals, Disney+ saw a solid week-to-week rise from 'Wandavision' (up to 431 million from 376 million), but Netflix's 'The Night Stalker' docuseries plummeted to 321 million (from 727 million). Finally, Netflix's 'The Next Three Days' was the top-viewed streaming movie of the week with 646 million minutes. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 12, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2003-04 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.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending February 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 & Rolling Stone lists 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 16, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending February 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 February 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending February 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.  

News Ratings: Week Ending February 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 six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) for the three major cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. There are three charts below, the first includes total viewership (presented in thousands), the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (the news demographic), and the final chart includes 18-49 ratings for the cable programs. I don't have 18-49 data for the broadcast news programs. Additionally, data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.