Thursday, November 30, 2017

New Zealand TV Ratings: Week of 11/17 - 11/23/2017

Quick recap of Top Shows in New Zealand for the Week Ending November 23, 2017 (reruns excluded): 

1. Hyundai Country Calendar (TVNZ1): 662,700
2. DNA Detectives (TVNZ1): 286,600
3. 7 Days (Three): 241,300
4. The Brokenwood Mysteries (PRIME): 128,000
5. Q+A (TVNZ1): 91,600
6. The Barefoot Bandits (TVNZ2): 75,600
12. Praise Be (TVNZ1): 39,800
16. Tagata Pasifika (TVNZ1): 34,900
18. The Nation (Three): 30,500
19. The Adam & Eve Show (TVNZ2): 30,300

Source: New Zealand On Air

Friday, November 24, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/23 - 10/29/2017

Game 1 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros aired on October 24th, and notched 1.15 million viewers in Houston. Game 2 had 2.47 million viewers in Los Angeles and 1.13 million in Houston. All five games of the series that aired this week notched huge ratings in both cities, with game 5 hitting a 53% share in Los Angeles and 50% share in Houston. The top game in LA was game 5 with 3.28 million viewers, and the top game in Houston was game 3 with 1.41 million viewers (55% share). 

Performance in "home" markets: ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' had a 2.9/8 persons 2+ rating/share and 132,000 viewers in Seattle. In Chicago, 'Chicago PD' had 304,000 viewers (barely missing the top 15), and 'Chicago Fire' had 293,000 viewers. In Los Angeles, 'This Is Us' had 483,000 viewers (176,000 in Pittsburgh), and 'Big Bang Theory' had 434,000. In New York, 'Will & Grace' had 751,000, and 'Blue Bloods' had 528,000. In Philadelphia, 'The Goldbergs' had 201,000, in San Francisco, 'The Good Doctor' had 155,000, and in Washington D.C. 'Scandal' had 152,000. 

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' led social media for the week ending Oct. 22. The season premiere brought in 2.539 million interactions from 1.513 million unique social media accounts. The show was Facebook-heavy, with 1.971 million interactions & 1.371 million uniques coming from that platform versus 569,000 & 142,000 from Twitter.

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

FOX's 'Empire' again led the week in total African-American viewers, averaging 3.611 million for its Oct. 18th episode. This accounted for 64% of its total audience (5.646 million). 'Star,' which immediately follows it, had approximately 2.822 million AA viewers; which was 67% of its total 4.217 million viewers. 

Also on the scripted side was ABC's 'Scandal' and 'The Good Doctor.' The Oct. 19th episode of 'Scandal' attracted 1.334 million AA viewers, 28% of its audience (4.704 million). 'The Good Doctor' averaged 1.291 million AA viewers which was 12% of its 10.595 million. On CBS, '60 Minutes' had 1.978 million AA viewers for the Oct. 22 telecast, 14% of its total.

On the sports side, 'Sunday Night Football' beat out 'Thursday Night Football' by over 1 million AA viewers. 'Sunday' averaged about 3.387 million, while 'Thursday' had 2.379 million. The former represented 18% and the latter 17% of its audience.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Live +7 Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

NBC's 'This Is Us' topped the 18-49 increases for the week ending October 22, 2017, gaining 2.3 in 7-day time shifted ratings, up to 5.2 and 16.971 million total viewers. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' led the viewership increases, up 7.343 million viewers, to 17.956 million, and up 2.1 to 4.1. On the cable side, AMC's 'The Walking Dead' topped in the 18-49 gains, up 2.2, to 7.2, and up 4.28 million viewers, to 15.736 million.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Recap of top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 22, 2017

Coverage of the Major League Baseball Playoffs on Fox Sports 1 led the week among all basic cable networks averaging 3.952 million viewers in primetime. TBS and ESPN followed right behind it at 2.663 million and 2.164 million viewers respectively in primetime. 

Among networks airing scripted programming, TNT ranked fifth on the week with 1.746 million viewers, AMC ranked seventh with 1.61 million, and USA Network ranked eighth on the week with 1.185 million. Also averaging over 1 million were HGTV (1.154M), Discovery (1.073M), and Hallmark (1.06M). 

Fox News led all of cable news networks with an average of 2.03 million viewers in primetime (#4). MSNBC (#6) had 1.615 million, CNN (#16) had 809,000, HLN (#50) had 246,000, and Fox Business (#74) had 117,000.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017 on U.S. cable.

ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans notched a 2.89 18-49 rating and 8.38 million viewers. In the 18-49s, it was the top airing for the whole day on both broadcast and cable. The game led the entire day in adults 18-34 (2.38), and trailed only 'The Big Bang Theory' in adults 25-54 (4.0 vs. 3.3). Coverage on the MLB ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros was second on cable for the day with a 1.28 18-49 rating (1.71 in males), and 5.11 million viewers. In New York City, the game had 1.39 million viewers, and in Houston, the game notched 471,000. The season finale of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.6 females 18-49 rating and 2.12 million viewers; and part 1 of the 'Reunion' special followed at a 1.71 females 18-49 rating and 2.25 million viewers. The season 2 premiere of 'Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party' found 1.35 million viewers and a 0.94 in females 18-49. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, NBC won the night in the 18-49 demo (1.9/7), but CBS took victory in total viewers (6.61 million). NBC was propelled by 'The Voice' which averaged a 2.4 rating and 10.37 million viewers, and 'The Brave' (1.0/4, 4.97M). CBS was led by 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.8/11, 13.07M), which was followed by: '9JKL' (1.2/5, 6.66M), 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.1/4, 5.96M), 'Me, Myself and I' (0.9/3, 4.28M), and 'Scorpion' (0.8/3, 4.84M). ABC was propelled by 'The Good Doctor' which had a 2.0/8 rating/share, and 10.6 million viewers.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Better Things (FX): Ratings Recap

UPDATED 2020: FX's 'Better Things' premiered September 8, 2016 to a 0.31 adults 18-49 rating with 671,000 viewers, and concluded its to a 0.24 rating and 547,000 viewers, averaging 0.2 & 474,000 over its first 10 episodes. A second season premiered in 2017 to a 0.17 rating with 528,000 viewers, and dropped a half point on average, to a 0.15 rating, but lost only a bit in viewership, to 459,000. A third season premiered in 2019 and initially appeared to be stable with the first tow seasons, as the premiere episode brought in 0.19 with 450,000 viewers; however, the ratings tumbled and its 12 episodes averaged 0.12 & 334,000. A fourth season premiered in 2020 and dropped even lower, shedding a hundredth in the demo, to 0.11, and falling below 300K viewers (294,000). It was renewed for a fifth season.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Van Helsing (Syfy): Ratings Recap

Syfy's 'Van Helsing' premiered in 2016 to a 0.35 adults 18-49 rating and 1.24 million viewers in a special sneak peak time slot, and averaged a 0.22 & 890,000 in its regular time slot premiere. The first season concluded to a 0.12 rating & 561,000 viewers, and the season averaged 672,000 viewers. A second season premiered in 2017 and dropped to an average 0.13 in the demo with 428,000 viewers, and the third season in 2018 was down even more to 0.09 in the demo with 384,000 viewers. A fourth season premiered in 2019 and continued the decline, down another tick in the demo and nearly 100K more viewers to 296,000. It was renewed for a fifth season.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Top 15 Shows in Top 15 Markets: 10/16 - 10/22/2017

The MLB American League Championship between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros dominated local TV ratings in both networks for the week ending Oct. 22, with all 5 games in the top 6 for both markets. Game 3 on Oct 16. with 1.394 million viewers in New York City and 471,000 in Houston. Game 7 notched 2.107 million New York viewers and 903,000 in Houston. 13.2% of all people in Houston were watching the game, and 11.2% of New Yorkers were. Only the final 3 games of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers aired this week, with the Dodgers wrapping things up in five games. The deciding game on Oct. 19, registered 1.122 million Angelenos (7%), which was actually fewer than Game 3 (1.226 million) and Game 4 (1.231 million). In Chicago, the deciding game had 668,000 viewers (7.7%), which, in a similar fashion, was lower than Game 3 (891,000) and Game 4 (968,000). 

Performance in "home" markets: 'The Good Doctor' made the top 30 this week in San Francisco (not in the list below), with 138,000 viewers in the Bay area. In Los Angeles, 'The Big Bang Theory' had 505,000 viewers, 'This Is Us' had 394,000 (178,000 in Pittsburgh), 'Modern Family' had 325,000, and 'NCIS: LA' had 298,000. In New York City, 'Will & Grace' had 561,000, 'Blue Bloods' had 531,000, 'Empire' had 530,000, and 'Law & Order: SVU' 420,000. In Chicago, 'Chicago Fire' had 300,000 and 'Chicago PD' had 233,000; in Atlanta, 'Star' had 212,000. Finally, in Washington D.C., 'Scandal' had 135,000 viewers. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cable Network Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Recap of the top basic cable networks in primetime for the week ending October 15, 2017.

Coverage of MLB Baseball pushed TBS and Fox Sports 1 to the top of the basic cable networks for the week ending Oct. 15. TBS took victory with 3.315 million viewers on average in primetime, and FS1 was close behind averaging 2.923 million viewers for the week. That pushed ESPN to third-ranked with 2.722 million viewers over the course of 7 days. Other channels that averaged over 1 million viewers this week were: Fox News (2.170 million), MSNBC (1.565M), USA Network (1.322M), HGTV (1.177M), Discovery (1.040M), and History (1.001M). 

Live +3 and Live +7 Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

In L+7 ratings, both 'This Is Us' and 'The Good Doctor' led the week in total 18-49 ratings gain, each rising 2.2 from their L+SD totals. 'The Good Doctor' also led in total viewership gain, adding 7.525 million viewers in 7 days; 'This Is Us' added 6.113 million. 'Designated Survivor' led the total percentage gain, rising 1.1 in L+7 to 2.0, and 5.067 million to 9.682 million. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: Week of 10/9 -10/15/2017

FOX's 'Empire' and Star' both topped the week with African-American viewers. 'Empire' brought in 3.862 million AA viewers for its October 11th telecast, representing about 62% of its total 5.931 million viewers. Following 'Empire,' 'Star' had about 3.043 million AA viewers, representing about 67% of its total 4.513 million viewers. The only other scripted series to make the top 10 this week was ABC's 'Scandal' which had 1.497 million AA viewers - about 30% of its 4.995 million viewer total.

In Sports, both NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and CBS's 'Thursday Night Football' again made the list this week. Both were practically even, with 'Sunday' narrowly edging out 'Thursday' in total AA viewers, 2.967 million to 2.913 million. The figure for 'Thursday Night' represented 20% of its total audience (14.585M), while the figure for 'Sunday Night' represented 18% (16.158M). 

'60 Minutes' had 1.796 million viewers for its Oct. 15th telecast, 13% of its audience.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

BET's '2017 Hip Hop Awards' dominated the social content ratings for the week of October 9, with a massive 5.802 million total interactions coming from 2.566 million unique social media accounts. In terms of total interactions, the show leaned more towards Facebook (3.203M) than Twitter (2.599M). The CW's 'Riverdale' was second on the week with 515,000 interactions from 209,000 unique accounts, and in contrast to the 'Hip Hop Awards,' was almost exclusively interacted with on Twitter (424,000 vs. 91,000). Rounding out the top 3 is USA Network's 'WWE Monday Night RAW' with 509,000 interactions and 209,000 uniques. It was practically even between Facebook and Twitter at 237,000 and 272,000 respectively.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 on U.S. cable. 

ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' led the entire night (including Broadcast) in the 18-49s (3.71), and was third on the night (highest on cable) in total viewers, with 10.28 million. It hit huge numbers in households (6.13), adults 25-54 (4.09), and adults 50+ (4.24). It led the entire night in males 18-49 (5.36), males 18-34 (3.74), males 12-34 (3.74), and adults 18-34 (3.02). The MLB ALDS game, on FS1, had a 2.68 household rating and 4.49 million viewers. It was second on cable in males 18-49 (1.63), males 18-34 (1.35), males 12-34 (1.22), adults 18-34 (1.03), adults 18-49 (1.24), adults 25-54 (1.42), and adults 50+ (2.32). The MLB NLDS (Dodgers/Diamondbacks), on TBS, had a 1.33 rating in households and 2.21 million viewers. It did a 0.66 in adults 18-49 (0.91 in males), a 0.56 in 18-34 (0.73 in males), a 0.50 in people 12-34 (0.70 in males), and a 0.76 in adults 25-54. On VH1, 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood' had a 1.62 in females 18-49 with 2.08 million viewers, and 'Black Ink Crew Chicago' had a 0.87 in females 18-49 with 1.12 million viewers. Ovation's 'The Halcyon' had a minuscule 0.01 in the 18-49s and 58,000 viewers.

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/9 - 10/15/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, 'The Big Bang Theory' was not enough to save CBS from dropping to third among the big 4 networks in the 18-49 ratings (1.3/5). NBC (2.0/7) beat out ABC (1.5/5) in the demo, but ABC won the night in total viewers (9.72 million). The highest airing on the broadcast networks was 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.9/11, 13.13M) and the lowest belonged to CW's premiere of 'Valor' (0.3/1, 1.2M). NBC's demo win was propelled by 'The Voice' (2.4/8, 10.91M), while ABC's viewership win was made possible with help from both 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.3/4, 9.25M), and 'The Good Doctor' (2.0/7, 10.69M). CBS's comedy block of '9JKL' (1.4/5, 7.04M), 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/4, 6.01M), and 'Me, Myself & I' (0.9/3, 4.33M) continued to underperform in week 3. The season premiere of 'Supergirl' on the CW, brought in 1.87 million viewers and a 0.5/2 18-49 rating/share. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Crow's Blood (El Rey): Ratings Recap

'Crow's Blood' is a Japanese horror drama miniseries that aired in the summer of 2016 in Japan. In the United States, it aired all 6 episodes on El Rey Network from 6pm - 12am on October 28, 2017. It premiered to a 0.01 18-49 rating and 46,000 viewers. It ended with 24,000 viewers from 11pm - 12am. 

Crow's Blood Ratings (2017)
Episode DateTimeViewers (millions)18-49 rating
Oct. 28, 20176:00 PM0.0460.00
7:00 PM0.0380.00
8:00 PM0.0220.00
9:00 PM0.0230.00
10:00 PM0.0290.00
11:00 PM0.0240.00

Source: Nielsen Media Research via @SonoftheBronx

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Episodes (Showtime): Ratings Recap

'Episodes' premiered on January 9, 2011 on Showtime in the United States. It began with a 0.4 18-49 rating and 768,000 viewers, and ended its run on October 8, 2017 with a 0.07 18-49 rating and 263,000 viewers. Its series low in viewers (239,000) occurred 3 times - July 29, 2012, August 20, 2017, and August 27, 2017. Its series-low in 18-49s was a 0.04 which occurred on August 27, 2017 and September 10, 2017. Over the course of 5 seasons, the show aired 41 episodes.