Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (some to three digits). The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. DVR ratings were not available this week.
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Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2006-07 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures. The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.
Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 6, 2020. 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.
Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 6, 2020. 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.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
It was a busy Sunday night on the broadcast nets with a variety of different programming airing. ABC dedicated their entire programming bloc to honoring actor Chadwick Boseman after his tragic death last Friday. At 8pm an airing of his 2018 film 'Black Panther' scored the best broadcast numbers in quite a while with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, a 0.8 in 18-34, a 1.9 in 25-54, and 6.272 million viewers. In viewership it was beaten by only ABC World News Tonight (6.7 million) which was out of primetime. A lead-out special, 'A Tribute Fit for a King' also did very well with a 1.2 rating and 4.95 million viewers. Over at CBS, 'Big Brother' only found itself partially affected by the increased competition, down a tenth in the demo from last week (0.9 rating) and down slightly across the board in 18-34 (0.5), 25-54 (1.2), and total viewers (3.806 million) though still easily the day's third-highest rated program. Elsewhere, FOX was all in reruns, and NBC had decent numbers with game 4 of the Flyers/Islanders 'NHL Playoff' series (0.5 rating, 1.561 million).
There wasn't much happening on the broadcast nets Saturday and NBC's evening coverage of 'NASCAR Cup Series Racing' easily beating out all primetime competition in adults 18-49 (0.6/5), adults 18-34 (0.3/4), adults 25-54 (1.0/6), and total viewers (3.869 million). Looking at the full day, ABC's 'World News Tonight' had the win among viewers (6 million) due to its usual sizable 50+ crowd (13 share). Over at CBS, the premiere of 'Love Island: More to Love' completely bombed, mustering just a 0.1 demo rating and not even close to a million viewers (698,000 to be exact) - the lowest-viewed program on all of broadcast. Finally, FOX was new with 'PBC Fight Night' which delivered a slightly-better 0.2 rating with 832,000 viewers (823,000 stuck around for the post game).
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Friday was more of the same on the broadcast nets with FOX's 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' taking the nightly victory among adults 18-49 (0.6/4), adults 18-34 (0.3/4), and adults 25-54 (0.7/4). It also led in total viewers (2.144 million) among the originals, but was beaten out by reruns of CBS's 'Blue Bloods' (2.9 million) & 'MacGyver' (2.85 million), and ABC's 'Shark Tank' (2.7 million). Sandwiched between the CBS reruns was a new episode of 'Love Island' which held the 18-49 (0.3/2) and 18-34 (0.2/2) figures from those two programs, but tumbled in terms of total viewers (1.472 million) as the large 50+ crowd present for 'MacGyver' (5 share) & 'Blue Bloods' (6 share) abandoned ship for 'Island' (2 share). Elsewhere, ABC aired a new '20/20' (0.2/2, 1.919 million) while the CW had 'Masters of Illusion' (0.1/1, 666,000) and two new episodes of 'Being Reuben' at 9pm (0.1/0, 298,000) & 9:30pm (0.0/0, 200,000).
CBS and the CW had the only non-convention original programming on the broadcast nets. 'Big Brother' led across the demos: adults 18-49 (1.0/7), adults 18-34 (0.7/7), adults 25-54 (1.4/7), and in total viewers (3.99 million). Per usual, the best numbers came from women 25-54 (1.7/8) and women 18-49 (0.9/9). Lead-out 'Love Island' lost more than half in the demo (0.4/2) and total viewers (1.47 million), but still easily out-performed the CW's 'Mysteries Decoded' (0.1/1, 781,000).
In the 'RNC' ratings race, Fox News had a dominating victory among adults 25-54 (2.129 million) and, nearly equaling the combined totals of CNN (759,000), ABC (725,000), and NBC (720,000). Among total viewers, CNN (2.196 million), ABC (2.575 million), and NBC (2.271 million) combined for more than 7 million which Fox News easily singlehandedly out-rated (9.043 million). CBS and MSNBC were both pretty far behind in both 25-54 (461,000 & 388,000) and total viewers (1.784 million & 1.829 million).