Monday, August 31, 2015

Live+7 Cable Ratings: Week Ending July 12, 2015

Here are a list of Select Live +7 Cable Ratings for the Week Ending July 12, 2015. Here is a link to more Cable Live+7 ratings from this week, courtesy of TV by the Numbers.

Live+7 Cable Ratings: Week Ending July 5, 2015

Here are a list of Select Live +7 Cable Ratings for the Week Ending July 5, 2015. Here is a link to more Cable Live+7 ratings from this week, courtesy of TV by the Numbers.


Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday August 28, 2015:

Lifetime's BRING IT! took victory on Friday cable in the adults 18-34 demo (0.53 rating), females 12-34 demo (0.57), and tied Disney Channel's DOC MCSTUFFINS (not in the chart) for the lead in adults 18-34 (0.41). Its 1.3 million viewers ranked it near the top of the day though it was edged out by a number of Fox News programs, Discovery's EDGE OF ALASKA (1.8 million) and TNT's COLD JUSTICE (1.45 million). Lead-out ATLANTA PLASTIC logged a 0.40 F12-34 rating, a 0.29 in P18-34, and 879,000 viewers. Also scoring well in the F12-34 demo was WEtv's line-up of MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS (0.39) and KENDRA ON TOP (0.23). On the scripted side, Syfy had the top three entries in the demo and total viewers with DEFIANCE on top (1.2 million) and two season finale episodes of DARK MATTER just behind (931,000 & 937,000). Finally, Cinemax's STRIKE BACK remained low with just 251,000 viewers.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015


TEEN MOM II, on MTV, was the uncontested winner on Thursday cable, winning across-the-board among adults 18-49 (1.00 rating), P18-34 (1.23), P25-54 (0.89), and females 12-34 (1.49). Its 1.7 million viewers put it behind only Fox News programming, History's MOUNTAIN MEN (2.7 million), ESPN's coverage of the LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES (2.4 million), Syfy's WWE SMACKDOWN (2.2 million), and Bravo's PROJECT RUNWAY (1.95 million). A TEEN MOM SPECIAL immediately following fell by half to 0.77 in F12-34 rating and 923,000 viewers. Elsewhere, WEtv saw strong returns from regulars BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES (0.43 in F12-34, 1.1 million viewers) and LA HAIR (0.40, 951,000) while TruTV saw week-to-week growth for IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (0.50 in 18-49, 979,000). FX's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL had the distinction of being cable's highest-rated scripted program (0.40 in 18-49) just ahead of lead-out MARRIED (0.32), but Cartoon Network's REGULAR SHOW took victory in total viewership (1.6 million). Other shows of note include: USA's GRACELAND (906,000), Syfy's DOMINION (749,000), Comedy Central's REVIEW (362,000), and IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW (246,000).

Friday, August 28, 2015


In a somewhat odd set of circumstances, HGTV's HOUSE HUNTERS led a very busy Wednesday on cable, delivering a 0.71 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.67 adults 18-34 rating, and just over 2.5 million viewers. This was about a tenth higher than second-ranked SUITS (USA Network) which logged a 0.62 in the key demo and 2.3 million viewers. SUITS also ranked second in adults 25-54 (0.77) behind History's AMERICAN PICKERS (0.82) and third in 18-34 (0.63). Over at Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN LA logged a 0.61 F12-34 rating with 1.6 million viewers, and two episodes of TERRA'S LITTLE FAM were at 0.45/0.40 in that demo with ~1.3 million viewers for each. Other top F12-34 returns were MTV's CATFISH with the day's best 0.82 rating, AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW (0.47), ABC Family's YOUNG & HUNGRY (0.61) and Nick's THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW (0.49). Other scripted programs of note include Comedy Central's KEY & PEELE (565,000), Nick's IMPASTOR (637,000), ABC Family's KEVIN FROM WORK (261,000), and TV Land's THE EXES (352,000). 

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Without any competition from Discovery's DEADLIEST CATCH, OWN's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS won out on Tuesday cable with a 0.98 adults 18-49 rating and 3.2 million viewers. The show also topped among females 12-34 (0.77 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.26) and ranked third among adults 18-34 (0.62) behind Comedy Central's TOSH.0 (0.85) and Spike's INK MASTER (0.71). Other top performances in the F12-34 category came courtesy of INK MASTER (0.68), Oxygen's BAD GIRLS CLUB (0.70), TLC's LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD (0.61), E!'s TOTAL DIVAS (0.60), and MTV's SCREAM: THE TV SERIES (0.54). Over at TNT, RIZZOLI & ISLES easily led the adults 50+ demo (3.48) and total viewers (4.6 million) though it didn't do much good for lead-out PUBLIC MORALS which tumbled to a 1.66 rating in that demo and 2.1 million. Elsewhere on the scripted front was FX's TYRANT (1.2 million) and USA's PLAYING HOUSE (439,000) while on the unscripted front, other top returns came from History's COUNTING CARS (1.9 million), Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC (1.4 million) & BELOW DECK (1.2 million), HBO's HARD KNOCKS (888,000), and Syfy's FACE OFF (951,000).


VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA pulled out a cable ratings victory on a very competitive Monday. The show scored a 1.66 adults 18-49 rating (which also beat out everything on broadcast except BACHELOR IN PARADISE's 1.78), and 3.3 million viewers. It also topped the day among females 12-34 (2.41) and adults 18-34 (1.77) with other strong performances coming from VH1's BLACK INK CREW (1.72/1.32 respectively) and SHE's GOT GAME (1.46/1.13). Over at ESPN, an NFL PRESEASON game between the Bengals and Buccaneers ranked second in the 18-49 (1.60) and adults 18-34 (1.39) demos while leading in adults 25-54 (1.72) and total viewers (4.2 million). Three hours of WWE ENTERTAINMENT, on USA Network, also did well among among total viewers, logging between 3.6 and 3.8 million to rank among the top 5 cable programs. Elsewhere, some strong females 12-34 numbers came from MTV's TEEN WOLF (0.92 rating), Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC (0.69), Lifetime's DEVIOUS MAIDS (0.59), and both ABC Family's SWITCHED AT BIRTH (0.51) & CHASING LIFE (0.49). Finally, other programs of note include TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST (1.8 million), Discovery's CUBAN CHROME (881,000), and Travel Channel's 36 HOURS (274,000).

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


The series-premiere of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD broke the cable record for the biggest ratings ever for a premiere, scoring a huge 4.93 adults 18-49 rating and 10.1 million viewers. The premiere also logged huge numbers among both men & women 18-49 (4.45/5.42), adults 18-34 (3.99), adults 25-54 (5.26), and females 12-34 (3.49). Lead-out TALKING DEAD had the night's second-best numbers in both the demo (1.95) and viewers (4.2 million). Other top programs of the day include Adult Swim's RICK AND MORTY which scored a 1.46 adults 18-34 rating and 2.1 million viewers, VH1's BASKETBALL WIVES, was at 1.06 in F12-34 with 1.4 million viewers, and Disney Channel's LIV AND MADDIE at 0.98 in that demo with 2.4 million. Elsewhere on the scripted side, TNT delivered strong numbers with THE LAST SHIP (2.7 million) and FALLING SKIES (1.8 million) while FX was solid with THE STRAIN (949,000). Over on premium cable, HBO's BALLERS and THE BRINK both concluded their first seasons with their lowest numbers: 1.4 million for the former and 872,000 for the latter. Finally, SHOW ME A HERO, also HBO, was down to 397,000 viewers for its second part, down from 443K last week. 


Adult Swim's DRAGON BALL Z KAI beat out NBC Sports Net's coverage of a NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE for the Saturday victory in the adults 18-49 demo (0.72 rating vs. 0.70), but the race easily topped all programming among total viewers (3.6 million). Subdemos were not available for DRAGON BALL as it was listed as a rerun, so Lifetime's movie UNAUTHORIZED FULL HOUSE appears as the day's top program among females 12-34 (0.74 rating) and lead-out BEHIND THE HEADLINES was two-tenths back at 0.54. The top Adult Swim program (listed as an original) in that demo was AKAME GA KILL which scored a 0.68 and led all programming in adults 18-34 (0.78 rating). Nickelodeon's noon telecast of POWER RANGERS DINO also scored well in F12-34 (0.66). Elsewhere, Food Network remained solid with its usual Saturday morning slate: PIONEER WOMAN (1.5 million), FARMHOUSE RULES (1.3 million), and THE KITCHEN (1.1 million), but VALERIE'S HOME COOKING at noon fell to 867,000 (from 1.1M). On the scripted side, Hallmark's CEDAR COVE tumbled in the demo to 0.11 (vs. 0.18), but was up slightly in total viewers from last week, to 1.66 million (vs. 1.65m). Finally, Starz's BLUNT TALK bowed low at 0.13 in the demo with 446,000 viewers, and the season-premiere of SURVIVOR'S REMORSE was even lower (0.12/334,000).

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


NFL Network's coverage of NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL between the Seahawks and Chiefs edged out a Friday cable ratings victory in both the 18-49 demo (0.53 rating) and 25-54 demo (0.63), narrowly beating out Discovery's EDGE OF ALASKA and TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE in the latter demo (0.62 & 0.59). The game also logged an OK 1.6 million viewers though was easily out-performed by Fox News's coverage a Trump campaign rally (3.113 million) as well as the two Discovery programs (1.9 million & 1.8 million respectively) and both Disney's GIRL MEETS WORLD (2.26 million) and BUNK'D (2.2 million). Speaking of which, Disney Channel delivered the day's best returns in the F12-34 demo with GIRL MEETS WORLD on top (0.93 rating) and BUNK'D (0.81) & DOG WITH A BLOG (0.74) not far behind. In adult scripted content, Syfy had control of the night with both DEFIANCE (1.13 million) and DARK MATTER (959,000) up from last week in total viewers and KILLJOYS (885,000) down just a tad. Other programs of note include TNT's COLD JUSTICE (1.3 million) & COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES (1.1 million), and Cinemax's STRIKE BACK (204,000). 

Saturday, August 22, 2015


NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL, on ESPN, was the day's strongest program, leading in adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), adults 25-54 (1.53), and total viewers (3.9 million). Ranking second in viewership was History's MOUNTAIN MEN (3 million) which also led in men over 50 (2.01 rating); lead-out ALONE was at 2.4 million with a 1.4 rating. Over at MTV, TEEN MOM II scored just under 1.7 million viewers was victorious in the younger demos, leading in adults 18-34 (1.26) and females 12-34 (1.54). Other top F12-34 programs were MTV's ONE BAD CHOICE (0.56 rating), Bravo's PROJECT RUNWAY (0.50), and both WEtv's BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES (0.45) and LA HAIR (0.33). Two episodes of Spike's LIP SYNC BATTLE ranked in the top 5 programs in adults 18-49 (0.67 at 10pm; 0.71 at 10:30pm) and were solid in total viewers (1.38 million & 1.42 million) while Syfy's WWE SMACKDOWN was just a smidge below in the demo (0.66), but up a million in viewership (to 2.4 million). On the scripted side, USA's GRACELAND led all scripted content with a 0.31 demo rating and 961,000 viewers with Syfy's DOMINION in third (0.26), and FX's MARRIED (0.19) in third. Other programs of note include UP's BRINGING UP BATES (374,000), two episodes of CMT's GAINESVILLE (188,000 & 144,000), and IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW! (70,000). 

Friday, August 21, 2015


A&E's DUCK DYNASTY topped the Wednesday cable ratings with a 1.04 adults 18-49 rating and 3.3 million viewers, also leading among both adults 18-34 (0.9 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.2). Lead-out WAHLBURGERS held about half of that, down to 0.58 in the demo with 1.5 million viewers and 0.42/0.64 in those aforementioned sub-demos. The top scripted program on the day was USA Network's SUITS which logged a 0.61 rating with 2.3 million viewers and MR. ROBOT held on to 0.49 in adults 18-49 and 1.3 million viewers. Over at MTV, CATFISH easily led the day among females 12-34 with a 0.96 rating while at Lifetime, LITTLE WOMAN LA was at 0.59 and two episodes of TERRA'S LITTLE FAM were at 0.42 & 0.41 at 10pm & 10:30pm. Other top numbers in that demo came courtesy of YOUNG & HUNGRY on ABC Family (0.78) and both VH1's DATING NAKED (0.40) and TWINNING (0.50). Other programs of note on the scripted side were TV Land's trio of THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW (580,000), IMPASTOR (489,000), and THE EXES (419,000), as well as Comedy Central's KEY & PEELE (731,000). 

Thursday, August 20, 2015


DEADLIEST CATCH, on Discovery, edged out a Tuesday victory on cable among both adults 18-49 (0.93 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.22). Over at OWN, THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS won out in adults 18-34 (0.62) & females 12-34 (0.71) and ranked second in total viewers (3.1 million) behind TNT's RIZZOLI & ISLES (4.5 million) which also led in men over 50 (3.3 rating). Leading out of ISLES was PROOF which tumbled by more than half to 0.33 in adults 18-49, 1.6 in M50+, and 2.1 million viewers. It was a strong night overall for programs catering to young females with the following programs all scoring solid returns in females 12-34: Lifetime's DANCE MOMS REUNION (0.68 rating), MTV's SCREAM: THE TV SERIES (0.66), Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC & E!'s TOTAL DIVAS (both 0.64), BET's REAL HUSBANDS (0.63), and Oxygen's BAD GIRLS CLUB (0.61). A few scripted programs of note include: TYRANT on FX (1.2 million) and CLIPPED on TBS (1.25 million) which were both down from last week; and PLAYING HOUSE on USA (440,000) which was up a bit (from 367K). Elsewhere, among lower-rated cables there was ABC Family's NEXT STEP REALTY (203,000) and STARTUP U (96,000), and Esquire's THE AGENT (90,000).  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA easily topped the Monday cable ratings among adults 18-49 (1.71 rating), adults 18-34 (1.88), and females 12-34 (2.25); its 3.3 million viewers ranked fourth on the day behind three hours of USA's WWE ENTERTAINMENT (3.65-3.95 million). Lead-out SHE'S GOT GAME logged a 1.55 F12-34 rating with 1.9 million viewers. Other strong numbers in F12-34 belonged to ABC Family's THE FOSTERS (1.17 rating) & CHASING LIFE (0.54), MTV's TEEN WOLF (1.04), and Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC (0.91), and Lifetime's DEVIOUS MAIDS (0.56). Elsewhere, Discovery had solid performances from VEGAS RAT RODS (1.2 million) and CUBAN CHROME (993,000), but TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST (1.9 million) was down from last week (2 million). Other programs of note include two episodes of MTV's GIRL CODE (391,000 & 305,000) and Animal Planet's GATOR BOYS (517,000 & 697,000).


On a busy summer Sunday night, Discovery's NAKED AND AFRAID XL was victorious on cable among adults 18-49 (1.13 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.40) and its 2.83 million viewers ranked third behind NBCSN's NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (4.3 million) and the 18-minutes of SPRINT CUP START (2.86 million). It did; however, just edge out TNT's THE LAST SHIP (2.81 million) and Food Net's FOOD NETWORK STAR (2.8 million). The SPRINT CUP RACE also led among men over 50 (2.91 rating) and was second in P25-54 (1.2). At Adult Swim, RICK & MORTY won among adults 18-34 (1.27) and females 12-34 (1.01) and was at just under 2 million viewers. Other top F12-34 performances came courtesy of Disney Channel's KC UNDERCOVER (0.87), VH1's BASKETBALL WIVES (0.86), E!'s I AM CAIT (0.63), and both Bravo's DON'T BE TARDY & the aforementioned FOOD NETWORK STAR (both 0.58). HBO's line-up didn't seem to suffer in its first week without a TRUE DETECTIVE lead-in: BALLERS remained strong with 1.6 million viewers (down from 1.7 million), and THE BRINK was slightly up to 935,000 (from 892K), as was LAST WEEK TONIGHT to 1.01 million (from 929K). Also on HBO, the premiere of limited-series SHOW ME A HERO was low at 443,000. Other programs of note include FX's THE STRAIN (1.4 million), TNT's FALLING SKIES (1.9 million), Showtime's RAY DONOVAN (1.6 million) & MASTERS OF SEX (734,000), and the finale of AMC's HUMANS (1.1 million). 

On the broadcast front, FOX's TEEN CHOICE AWARDS performed OK in adults 18-49 (0.78 rating), but delivered the best numbers in females 12-17 where it had a 4.2 rating/21 share. Male teens were decidedly not watching as the show only received a 1.0 rating/6 share in M12-17. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


It was a tight race atop the Saturday cable ratings with Starz's POWER narrowly beating out Adult Swim's AKAME GA KILL in adults 18-49 (0.66 vs. 0.65). POWER won by a much larger margin in adults 25-54 (0.80 vs. 0.51) and total viewers (1.5 million vs. 1.4 million), but AKAME led in both adults 18-34 (0.87 vs. 0.44) and females 12-34 (0.62 vs. 0.38). DRAGON BALL Z KAI was marked as a rerun so it isn't included in the chart below, but its 0.75 rating & 1.704 million viewers would've placed it first. Also scoring well on Adult Swim was SWORD ART ONLINE (1.24 million), MICHIKO & HATCHIN (0.58/1.298 million), NARUTO (0.48/992,000), ONE PIECE (0.42/837,000), and ATTACK ON TITAN (0.38/849,000). Elsewhere, HELL ON WHEELS, on AMC, was up a tick from last week in the demo, but led the day in total viewers (1.9 million) and CEDAR COVE, on Hallmark, was up slightly among both 18-49 (0.18 vs. 0.16) and total viewers (1.65 million vs. 1.59 million). Other programs of note include Discovery's MYTHBUSTERS (723,000), Food Network's PIONEER WOMAN (1.4 million), OWN's LIVIN LOZADA (477,000), and BBC America's DOCTOR WHO special (308,000).  

Monday, August 17, 2015


There was fierce competition at the top the Friday cable ratings with the day's top five programs all within three-hundredths of a demo point in adults 18-49. Discovery's TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE edged out a victory though with a 0.52 rating, a 0.62 in P25-54, and just under 1.6 million viewers. Lifetime's BRING IT! and two NFL PRESEASON games on NFL Network all tied for second among adults 18-49 (0.50 rating) though BRING led all programming in adults 18-34 (0.44) and was second in females 12-34 (0.79). Kind of interestingly, BRING IT! and the Titans/Falcons NFL GAME also tied among total viewers with both logging 1.369 million. Over at Disney Channel, GIRL MEETS WORLD won the day in both the F12-34 demo (1.08 rating) and total viewers (2.2 million), and was second in P18-34 (0.41). Lead-in & lead-out BUNK'D and I DIDN'T DO IT were at 0.73/0.71 in F12-34 and 1.8 million/1.6 million in total viewers respectively. Other programs of note include Syfy's DARK MATTER (844,000), DEFIANCE (1.1 million), & KILLJOYS (897,000), HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (1.1 million), and Cinemax's STRIKE BACK (221,000). 

Saturday, August 15, 2015


NFL Network coverage of NFL PRESEASON FOOTBALL between the Packers & Patriots won the Thursday cable ratings race with a 0.91 adults 18-49 rating, a 1.08 adults 25-54 rating, and 2.5 million viewers. The other game, Cowboys/Chargers, was a bit behind at 0.55 & 0.63 in those respective demos and 1.56 million viewers. Over at MTV, TEEN MOM II easily topped the adults 18-34 (0.94) and females 12-34 demos (1.21) with the closest compeitsh in the former coming from the Packers/Patriots PRESEASON GAME (0.79) and the closest primetime competish in the latter coming from Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY (0.58). Over at History, MOUNTAIN MEN led in total viewership (2.65 million) and ranked second in men over 50 (1.85 rating) just behind Fox News's THE O'REILLY FACTOR (1.89). MEN's lead-out ALONE actually lost more than a half-million viewers from its lead-in (1.9 million), but performed a tenth better in adults 18-49 (0.58 vs. 0.48). Other programs of note that aired today include TruTV's IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (923,000), USA's COMPLICATIONS (1.4 million) & GRACELAND (745,000), Syfy's DOMINION (919,000), and FX's MARRIED (290,000). Finally, among the low-rated, Pop's DON'T BLINK dropped to a minuscule 0.01 in the demo, but was up 5K viewers to 77,000. 

Friday, August 14, 2015


A&E's DUCK DYNASTY again led the Wednesday cable ratings in the key adults 18-49 demo, but by a much more comfortable margin this week: 0.84 vs. 0.68 for second-ranked SUITS from USA Network. Those two programs tied for second in adults 18-49 (both 0.65) with MTV's CATFISH atop in that demo (0.74) as well as in females 12-34 (0.99); DYNASTY also won out in adults 25-54 (0.97). Fox News's THE KELLY FILE took victory among all programming in total viewers (2.9 million), History's AMERICAN PICKERS led in unscripted programming (2.7 million), and the aforementioned SUITS topped the scripted (2.3 million). MR. ROBOT is proving to not be super compatible with its SUITS lead-in, losing over a million viewers (1.2 million) and large chunks of female viewership, especially among F12-34 (0.56 to 0.31), W18-34 (0.69 to 0.36), and W18-49 (0.78 to 0.45). It has been able to hold its male audience slightly better: M18-34 (0.62 to 0.42) and M18-49 (0.57 to 0.44). At ABC Family, week 2 of JOB OR NO JOB was actually up a hundredth in the demo from last week (to 0.07) and ~50K viewers (to 190,000) while two premiere episodes of KEVIN FROM WORK were not notable in either the demo (0.24/0.13), F12-34 (0.32), or viewers (583,000/365,000). A few strong performances in F12-34 include: Lifetime's LITTLE WOMEN LA (0.46), TERRA'S LITTLE FAM (0.37/0.37), MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW (0.40), and TLC's I AM JAZZ (0.37). 

Thursday, August 13, 2015


PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, on ABC Family, delivered a dominating victory on the Tuesday cable nets across the demos, winning among adults 18-49 (1.39 rating), adults 18-34 (2.05), and females 12-34 (3.83); it ranked third in total viewership (3.09 million) behind TNT's RIZZOLI & ISLES (4.3 million) and OWN's THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (3.12 million). Behind LIARS was the series-premiere of NEXT STEP REALTY: NYC which launched to a disastrous 0.26 in the demo (0.41 in F12-34) with 518,000 viewers; losing about 80% of its lead-in. START UP U, which finished off the night, fell even further to 0.13 in the demo (0.25 in F12-34) with 223,000 viewers. Other reality programs performed much better with Discovery's DEADLIEST CATCH leading in that genre in adults 25-54 (1.07 rating) & viewers (2.2 million), Spike's INK MASTER atop in adults 18-34 (0.64), and E!'s TOTAL DIVAS leading in females 12-34 (0.88) with Lifetime's DANCE MOMS just behind (0.85). Other programs of note include FX's TYRANT (1.35 million), TNT's PROOF (2.3 million), Oxygen's BAD GIRLS CLUB (615,000), and the premiere of Esquire's THE AGENT (51,000).  


VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA topped the Monday cable ratings among adults 18-49 (1.41 rating), adults 18-34 (1.59), and females 12-34 (2.03). It also had a top 5 performance among total viewers (2.9 million) behind TNT's MAJOR CRIMES (4.5 million) and three hours of USA's WWE ENTERTAINMENT (3.77-3.95 million). Those three hours led all of cable in adults 25-54 (1.41/1.43/1.41). Leading out HIP HOP was the series-premiere of SHE'S GOT GAME which logged 0.97 among 18-49, 1.5 in F12-34, and 1.95 million viewers. ABC Family had its usual success with THE FOSTERS and CHASING LIFE which were at 0.90 & 0.53 among F12-34 and 1.1 million & 752,000 in viewers. Other programs of note include Lifetime's DEVIOUS MAIDS (1.3 million), two episodes of Nat Geo's DIGGERS (773,000 & 586,000), and MTV's GIRL CODE (437,000 & 305,000).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE won the Sunday cable ratings in both adults 18-49 (1.21 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.40), but NBC Sports Net's NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE won in total viewers (4 million) with a sizable win over DETECTIVE (2.7 million). DETECTIVE also skewed heavily-male with a split of 1.34/0.70 ratings in 18-34, and 1.57/0.86 in 18-49. Lead-out BALLERS lost a few tenths in the demo and about 1 million viewers (to 1.7 million), and from that, THE BRINK fell by half to 892,000, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT closed out HBO's night with 929,000. Over at Adult Swim, RICK AND MORTY dominated the females 12-34 demo (1.20) though Disney's DESCENDENTS: SET IT OFF (1.01), AUSTIN & ALLY (0.97), & KC UNDERCOVER (0.96), and VH1's BASKETBALL WIVES (0.94) were not far behind. MORTY also led in adults 18-34 where it logged a 1.34. On TNT, THE LAST SHIP didn't have quite the gender disparity of DETECTIVE, logging 0.54/0.39 ratings in men & women 18-34 respectively and 0.80/0.71 in 18-49. Same can be said for lead-out FALLING SKIES which saw splits of 0.25/0.21 in 18-34 and 0.59/0.50 in 18-49. Both programs performed best in men over 50 where they were at 1.82 & 1.15 respectively. Other programs of note include FX's THE STRAIN (1.26 million), Showtime's RAY DONOVAN (1.3 million) & MASTERS OF SEX (552,000), and E!'s I AM CAIT (1.2 million) which wasn't too far off from last week's numbers. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Per usual, Adult Swim's late-night line-up scored some of the top numbers on Saturday cable with DRAGON BALL Z KAI winning both adults 18-49 (0.99) and total viewers (2.02 million). The rest of the line-up went as follows: AKAME GA KILL (0.93/1.82 million), MICHIKO & HATCHIN (0.74/1.464 million), SWORD ART ONLINE II (0.64/1.19 million), NARUTO (0.56/1.049 million), ONE PIECE (0.45/850,000), and ATTACK ON TITAN (0.47/917,000). Outside of that, Starz's POWER had a sizable increase from last week, up 0.15 in the demo (to 0.65), and over 300K viewers (to 1.37 million. The top viewership outside of Adult Swim came from the night's other major two scripted dramas: AMC's HELL ON WHEELS (2 million), and Hallmark's CEDAR COVE (1.6 million). Finally, the finale of BBC America's ATLANTIS logged 114,000 viewers, down from last week's 166K. 

Monday, August 10, 2015


ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE, on Discovery, easily topped the Friday cable ratings in both adults 18-49 (0.96 rating) and total viewers (3.2 million). It also probably led in a number of sub-demos; however, Nielsen mistakenly labeled it as a rerun so no sub-demo info was available. Lead-out TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE lost more than there-tenths in the demo (to 0.61) and more than 1 million viewers (to 1.7 million), but that was still strong enough to rank second on the day. In kids programming, Disney Channel had a busy night with four originals airing new episodes. It was led by GIRL MEETS WORLD which delivered a 1.11 females 12-34 rating (also number one on all of cable) and 2.3 million viewers, building off of its BUNK'D lead-in (0.82/2.1 million); I DIDN'T DO IT  was next (0.79/1.77 million) and DOG WITH A BLOG closed out the night (0.70/1.6 million). Other top F12-34 numbers came from Lifetime's BRING IT! (0.72) & ATLANTA PLASTIC (0.35), and WE's MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS (0.36). Elsewhere, Syfy aired its usual line-up of DEFIANCE (1.3 million), KILLJOYS (1.1 million), & DARK MATTER (984,000), TNT had COLD JUSTICE (1.5 million), and Cinemax was new with STRIKE BACK (275,000). 

Saturday, August 8, 2015


It was a huge night on the cable networks Thursday as Fox News's coverage of the first REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE smashed all competition from both broadcast & cable with a 5.27 adults 18-49 rating and 24 million viewers. This was also the highest-rated and most-viewed program in the history of Fox News Channel and is about 7x the number of viewers who turned in for the first Republican debate four years ago (3.2 million). The debate also easily led across the board in all major demos including females 12-34 (2.9), adults 18-34 (3.77 rating), both men & women 18-34 (4.41/3.13), men & women 18-49 (6.03/4.53), adults 25-54 (6.64), men & women 25-54 (7.48/5.83), and men over 50 (15.59). This provided a huge lift for lead-out THE KELLY FILE which logged a 2.13 adults 18-49 rating, a 2.79 in A25-54, and 10.9 million viewers. Outside of debate coverage was the series-finale of THE DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart at the helm; the show ranked third on the day in the key demo (1.43 rating) and delivered 3.47 million viewers. This was the second-highest viewership mark ever for the show, behind only the Oct. 29, 2008 interview of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama which logged 3.577 million viewers (& a 1.7 rating). Elsewhere, MTV's TEEN MOM II stayed strong in females 12-34 (1.38) as did Lifetime's PROJECT RUNWAY (0.64), and WE's BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES (0.50). Other programs of note include USA's COMPLICATIONS (1.2 million) & GRACELAND (639,000), FX's MARRIED (401,000), and the penultimate episode of the season of Sundance's RECTIFY (113,000).

Friday, August 7, 2015


A&E's DUCK DYNASTY pulled out a cable ratings victory on a highly-trafficked Wednesday, beating out second-ranked THE GAME (BET) by just a hundredth in the key 18-49 demo (0.75 vs. 0.74); thought the margin was much wider among total viewers (2.1 million vs. 1.8 million). THE GAME won the night in females 12-34 (0.93) despite close competition from MTV's CATFISH (0.84) ABC Family's MELISSA & JOEY (0.74) & BABY DADDY (0.69), and two episodes of TLC's I AM JAZZ (0.46/0.48). CATFISH did beat THE GAME in adults 18-34 (0.78 vs. 0.68) and led the night in that demo. Over at History Channel, AMERICAN PICKERS was cable's most-watched program (2.9 million) with Fox News's O'REILLY FACTOR (2.8 million) and KELLY FILE (2.45 million) taking the next two spots. Back at A&E, there seems to be a bit of a retention problem as WAHLBURGERS lost ~500K viewers from its DUCK DYNASTY lead-in (to 1.5 million), DONNIE LOVES JENNIE lost another ~300K (to 1.2 million), and LACHEY'S BAR closed out the night down to just 773,000. Elsewhere was USA's SUITS (2.1 million) & MR. ROBOT (1.15 million), TV Land's JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW (599,000), IMPASTOR (484,000), & THE EXES (343,000), and the finale of Sundance's DEUTSCHLAND 83 (107,000).

Thursday, August 6, 2015


THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS, on OWN, narrowly edged out a Wednesday cable victory among both adults 18-49 (0.90 rating) and adults 25-54 (1.16), beating out Discovery's DEADLIEST CATCH by a hundredth of a point in both demos (0.89/1.15). The margin was a bit wider among total viewers though as HAVES (3.2 million) easily beat CATCH (2.3 million) though TNT's RIZZOLI & ISLES won the night in that metric (4.2 million). Over at ABC Family, a new episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS scored a dominating win in both females 12-34 (2.27 rating) and adults 18-34 (1.12) though lead-out STITCHERS lost about two-thirds from that, logging 0.73/0.40 in those respective demos and 805,000 viewers (vs. 2 million). Other top performances in the F12-34 demo came from the aforementioned HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (0.77), Lifetime's DANCE MOMS & MTV's SCREAM (both 0.70), and E!'s TOTAL DIVAS (0.69). Elsewhere, CLIPPED, on TBS, was the night's top-rated comedy with a 0.53 A18-49 rating with 1.3 million viewers, easily beating PLAYING HOUSE, on USA, which managed only 0.16/0.12 ratings with 413,000/312,000 viewers. Other programs of note include FX's TYRANT (1.1 million), Syfy's FACE OFF (856,000), BET's NELLYVILLE (473,000), and Esquire's THE NEXT GREAT BURGER (52,000).

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA took victory in the Monday cable ratings, winning among adults 18-49 (1.46 rating), adults 18-34 (1.56), and females 12-34 (1.95). Lead-out AFTERPARTY LIVE lost a chunk in each of those demos, but still ranked second on the day in F12-34 (1.34) while net-mate T.I. & TINY took fifth place in that demo (0.91) behind ABC Family's THE FOSTERS (1.06) and MTV's TEEN WOLF (1.03). CHASING LIFE managed only a 0.47 and WOLF WATCH had 0.54. Among total viewers, HIP HOP (2.8 million) and AFTERPARTY (1.9 million) were a bit ahead of FOSTERS (1.2 million) & WOLF (1.1 million). Over at USA Network, three hours o WWE ENTERTAINMENT won the day in adults 25-54 (1.44/1.42/1.42 ratings) and ranked 2-4 in viewership (3.67 million - 3.73 million) behind only TNT's MAJOR CRIMES (4.6 million) which itself topped the men over 50 demo (3.38 rating). Other programs of note include Lifetime's DEVIOUS MAIDS (1.4 million/0.49 in F12-34) & UNREAL (790,000/0.40), Bravo's ODD MOM OUT (672,000), ABC Family's BECOMING US (219,000), and the finale of AMC's MAKING OF THE MOB: NY (968,000). 


RICK AND MORTY, on Adult Swim, narrowly edged out an 18-49 win on Sunday cable, logging a 1.12 rating versus 1.09 from Discovery's BAKED AND AFRAID XL which also ranked second on the day in total viewers (2.7 million) to NBC Sport Net's coverage of the NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (4.3 million). MORTY also won out among both adults 18-34 (1.42 rating) and females 12-34 (1.1) beating out close competition from VH1's BASKETBALL WIVES (0.76/1.01 respectively), and Food Network's FOOD NETWORK STAR (0.71/0.76). On E!, week two of I AM CAIT lost about half of its audience from last week's big premiere with major losses among females 12-34 (0.82 vs. 1.74), women 18-34 (0.92 vs. 1.95), women 18-49 (0.85 vs. 1.65), and total viewers (1.3 million vs. 2.7 million). Lead-out SYEWARTS & HAMILTONS also posted major declines, down to a 0.14 rating among 18-49s (from 0.37) and 416,000 viewers (from 938K). Elsewhere, HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE (2.2 million), BALLERS (1.6 million) hit season-lows among total viewers, but THE BRINK (999,000), and LAST WEEK TONIGHT (975,000) hit their usual numbers. Showtime's two programs, RAY DONOVAN (1.4 million) & MASTERS OF SEX (585,000) were about even with last week. Finally, the season finale of AMC's HALT AND CATCH FIRE delivered 485,000 viewers - its lowest since Jun. 21 (451K). 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Although technically listed as a rerun, Adult Swim's DRAGON BALL Z KAI topped the Saturday cable ratings among adults 18-49 (0.73 rating) and ranked second on the day among total viewers (1.6 million) behind only AMC's HELL ON WHEELS (1.7 million). Adult Swim also saw strong returns from SWORD ART ONLINE which logged a 0.47 rating with just over 1 million viewers. Elsewhere, Starz's POWER had a moderate week-to-week decline, down to 1.04 million viewers (from 1.26 million) while on the flip side, Hallmark's CEDAR COVE was actually up a couple hundredths in the demo (to 0.15) and up in viewers (1.62 million) from last week (1.57 million). Other programs of note include Food Network's PIONEER WOMAN (1.3 million) & THE KITCHEN (1.1 million), Discovery's MYTHBUSTERS (626,000), and OWN's LIVIN LOZADA (394,000). Finally, over at BBC America, the penultimate episode of ATLANTIS hit its best viewership in three weeks (166,000). 

Monday, August 3, 2015


Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS was the story of Friday night, easily winning the day among total viewers (6.55 million), and dominating major adult demos including adults 18-49 (1.40 rating), 18-34 (1.26), and 25-54 (1.24). The program also easily led among all of the major kid demos: teens 12-17 (5.26), females 12-17 (7.42), males 12-17 (3.19), kids 2-11 (3 million/7.57 rating), and tweens 9-14 (2.3 million/9.5 rating). This provided a huge lead-in for the series premiere of BUNK'D which delivered 4.24 million total viewers and saw strong retention in F12-34 (2.11 rating vs. 3.20), F12-17 (5.24), M12-17 (2.15), and K2-11 (2 million). Elsewhere, Discovery brought strong numbers from ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE: LOST which ranked second on the day in 18-49s (0.81) & 25-54s (1.07), and third among total viewers (3.02 million). BRING IT!, on Lifetime, had the top non-Disney ratings among F12-34 (0.87 rating) which saw solid growth over its BRING IT! SPECIAL lead-in (0.56). Other programs of note include Syfy's DARK MATTER (922,000), DEFIANCE (1 million), & KILLJOYS (841,000), as well as the season premiere of Cinemax's STRIKE BACK (237,000). 

Saturday, August 1, 2015


TEEN MOM II strolled to an easy victory on the Thursday cable ratings, winning in adults 18-49 (0.81 rating), females 12-34 (1.27), and adults 18-34 (1.05). It didn't seem to held lead-out ONE BAD CHOICE which was only able to hold 0.29 in the demo, 0.46 in F12-34, and 0.36 in P18-34. Among total viewers, the two programs were at 1.4 million & 539,000 respectively. Over at Syfy, WWE SMACKDOWN won the day among total viewers (2.8 million), but lead-out DOMINION was only able to hold about 1.05 million and GEEKS WHO DRINK was even less (451,000). Over at WEtv, BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES pulled a 0.48 F12-34 rating, running just above its 18-49 score (0.46), but LA HAIR ran just behind at 0.33 to 0.36. Also scoring well among F12-34 was TruTV's IMPRACTICAL JOKERS and Spike's LIP SYNC BATTLE (both 0.51). Other programs of note include USA's COMPLICATIONS (1.4 million) & GRACELAND (761,000), CNN's THE SEVENTIES (709,000), and FX's MARRIED (465,000). Among the micro-rated, two episodes of Pop's DON'T BLINK lost another hundredth in the demo, down to 0.01 & 59,000/56,000, but Sundance's RECITY was up to 0.03 & 177,000.