Sunday, January 23, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 13, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th 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 May 23, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Gilmore Girls (WB/CW): Ratings Recap

I don't post broadcast "ratings recaps" very often, but I recently got into watching 'Gilmore Girls' and, after doing some research, realized the ratings had never been posted in full before. So with that, the WB's 'Gilmore Girls' premiered October 5, 2000 with a 1.9/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and 5.03 million viewers, but fell into the low 1.3-1.4 range and 3-4 million viewers for the majority of its first season. This first season aired on Thursdays as a lead-in for 'Charmed,' but it was moved to Tuesdays as a lead-in for 'Angel' in its second season where the ratings soared. That season saw the 18-49 figure leap to 2.4 on-average, with viewership up to 5.6 million. The numbers peaked in its third season, to 2.5 in the demo & 5.8 million viewers, but dipped back down to 2.0 & 4.9 million in its fourth season. Interestingly, the ratings rose again in the fifth season to season 2 levels despite holding the same 'One Tree Hill' lead-out from the fourth season, and those numbers remained relatively stable into the sixth season which logged a 2.4 & 5.5 million. A seventh and final season aired in 2006-07, averaging its lowest 18-49 rating (1.95) and viewership (4.38 million) since season 1. A four episode reboot titled 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' premiered in November 2016 on Netflix, but numbers were never released for its performance. The original 'Gilmore Girls' continues to perform well on Netflix where it relatively consistently ranks in the Nielsen (SVOD) top 10 lists. That full history is available here.

The Good Witch (Hallmark): Ratings Recap

Hallmark Channel's 'The Good Witch' premiered as a series of TV movies, the first of which began January 19, 2008 with a strong 4.23 million viewers. It aired a total of seven movies prior to its first season premiere which delivered a 0.27 adults 18-49 rating and 2.9 million viewers in its February 2015 premiere. The first season averaged a 0.17 rating and just over 2.1 million viewers, and the second season in 2016 held those viewership numbers, but interestingly saw a nice rise in the 18-49 demo (to 0.25). The next three seasons saw remarkable stability, each averaging about 2.1 million viewers and just over 0.2 in the demo, but that growth was halted in 2020's sixth season which dipped slightly to a 0.16 rating and 1.87 million viewers. A seventh and final season aired in 2021, falling to a 0.12 rating on-average and 1.58 million viewers.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 21, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th 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 August 6, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th 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.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 14, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th 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 July 30, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th 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 May 16, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending December 12, 2021

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending December 12, 2021. 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.

There were no new debuts among originals this week on the Nielsen SVOD ratings chart. Netflix's 'Lost in Space' held atop the chart for a second week with just over 1 billion minutes of watch-time, down slightly from the week prior's 1.2 billion while 'True Story' (also Netflix) fell from #2 to #9 among originals (607 million to 255 million), enabling Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' to rise 3-2 with solid retention for its third week (527 million). On the movie front, Disney+'s 'Home Alone' (307 million) and Hulu's 'Elf' (296 million) soared to take the top 2 spots, while on the acquired programming front, 'Cocomelon' ranked #1 for a seventh week (835 million).