Monday, February 26, 2024

Nielsen Pocketpiece: Week Ending September 27, 1987

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece for the week ending September 27, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their audience composition in VPVHs. To convert VPVHs to ratings, use the Pocketpiece calculator linked in the sidebar. The second half of the report is a grid which organizes the broadcast ratings by date and includes top-level weekly data for basic cable, superstations, PBS, independents, and pay cable.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: Week Ending September 20, 1987

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece for the week ending September 20, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their audience composition in VPVHs. To convert VPVHs to ratings, use the Pocketpiece calculator linked in the sidebar. The second half of the report is a grid which organizes the broadcast ratings by date and includes top-level weekly data for basic cable, superstations, PBS, independents, and pay cable.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: Week Ending September 13, 1987

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece for the week ending September 13, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their audience composition in VPVHs. To convert VPVHs to ratings, use the Pocketpiece calculator linked in the sidebar. The second half of the report is a grid which organizes the broadcast ratings by date and includes top-level weekly data for basic cable, superstations, PBS, independents, and pay cable.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: Week Ending September 6, 1987

Note: this is the first Pocketpiece report compiled with data from the Nielsen people meter. Prior to this, Household data was captured via the Nielsen audimeter and demographic information was collected via diaries. The change to the people meter allowed Nielsen to measure demographic information in real-time which enabled the Pocketpieces to begin to be put out weekly rather than biweekly. Because this is the first weekly Pocketpiece, I've included scans from every page of the report rather than just the ratings-only pages.

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece for the week ending September 6, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their audience composition in VPVHs. To convert VPVHs to ratings, use the Pocketpiece calculator linked in the sidebar. The second half of the report is a grid which organizes the broadcast ratings by date and includes top-level weekly data for basic cable, superstations, PBS, independents, and pay cable.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Nielsen Fast Weekly Household Report: August 24 - 30, 1987

Below is a Nielsen Fast Weekly Household Report (FWH) covering the week between the 2nd August 1987 and the Aug. 31-Sep. 6, 1987 Pocketpieces. Nielsen's Pocketpiece reports only covered 48 weeks out of the year, so there are 4 weeks in which only the FWH report was released. They include an alphabetical list of most programs that aired and and their HH rating information.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: August 1987 - 2nd Report

Note: this is the very last of the bi-weekly NTI Pocketpieces. There is a Fast Weekly Household Report for Aug. 24-30, 1987 and then the Pocketpieces become weekly beginning with Aug. 31-Sep. 6, 1987.

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece covering the 2nd half of August 1987. It features the complete Nielsen ratings for all television programs airing in the weeks ending August 16, 1987 and August 23, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their two-week average HH rating/impression. The second half of the report provides HH ratings information for individual telecasts each day.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: August 1987 - 1st Report

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece covering the 1st half of August 1987. It features the complete Nielsen ratings for all television programs airing in the weeks ending August 2, 1987 and August 9, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their two-week average HH rating/impression. The second half of the report provides HH ratings information for individual telecasts each day.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1968-69 TV Season

Below is a collection of scans of the Nielsen pocketpieces covering the the 1968-69 TV season. It features the complete primetime broadcast Nielsen ratings for all programs airing from September 2, 1968 through August 24, 1969. The weeks of Dec. 23-29, 1968, Apr. 21-27, 1969, Jun. 23-29, 1969 and Aug. 25-31, 1969 were a black weeks and not measured by Nielsen. The grids report both the "Total Audience" and the "Average Audience" but Average Audience is the standard Nielsen metric that should be used.

AFC and NFC Championship Ratings (1977-present)

Below are the Nielsen ratings for every NFL AFC and NFC Championship game back to the 1977-78 season. There are several columns of data in the chart below, including HH data (presented in ratings form & viewership form), P18-49 and P25-54 demo ratings, and average viewership for every game. Additional data prior to 1977-78 will be added over time as more Pocketpieces are scanned.

Nielsen Pocketpiece: July 1987 - 2nd Report

Below is a full Nielsen pocketpiece covering the 2nd half of July 1987. It features the complete Nielsen ratings for all television programs airing in the weeks ending July 19, 1987 and July 26, 1987. The first half of the report includes a full alphabetical list of all programs that aired and their two-week average HH rating/impression. The second half of the report provides HH ratings information for individual telecasts each day.