Thursday, September 16, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 6, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 30, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending September 9, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending September 9, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 23, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth 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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 23, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 16, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

News Ratings: Week Ending September 5, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending September 5, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 5, 2021. 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.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 5, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 5, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending September 5, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending September 5, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Evening News Ratings: 2009

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 data for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2009. Note that both total viewership and 25-54 data are provided in millions.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 16, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth 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, September 9, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 9, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 2, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending September 2, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending September 2, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 25, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 18, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 9, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending August 29, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending August 29, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 29, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending August 29, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 29, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending August 29, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 29, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 11, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 4, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 2, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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, September 2, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 28, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 21, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending August 26, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending August 26, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 25, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first 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.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 18, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 14, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 7, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

News Ratings: Week Ending August 22, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending August 22, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 22, 2021. 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.

"Stand Up to Cancer" Nets 2.8 Million Viewers in 2021

"Stand Up to Cancer" is a yearly fundraising special that airs across a number of TV networks including the Big 4 broadcast nets and a litany of cable networks. On the four broadcast networks the program logged a combined 0.39 adults 18-49 rating with 2.496 million viewers on Saturday August 21st, and on cable it nabbed an additional 135,000 adults 18-49 (0.10 rating) and 350,000 viewers. Among all rated networks, it scored a 0.49 rating with just about 2.85 million viewers.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending August 22, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 22, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending August 22, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 22, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Top Program on Each Cable Network: Week Ending August 22, 2021

I'm doing something new this week that I've been wanting to try for a while now. The chart below includes highest-rated program on each of the 112 cable networks (whose ratings I have access to) for the week ending August 22, 2021. This is based off of a program's total number of viewers aged 18-49 with reruns included and labeled as such.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 30, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 23, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 11, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2004-05 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.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 4, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2004-05 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, August 26, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 16, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 9, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending August 19, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending August 19, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 28, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2004-05 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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 21, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 2, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 26, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

News Ratings: Week Ending August 15, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending August 15, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 15, 2021. 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.

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending August 15, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 15, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Evening News Ratings: 2008

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 data for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2008. Note that 25-54 data is provided in both viewership form (in millions) and in ratings form.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending August 15, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 15, 2021. 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.  

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Evening News Ratings: 2007

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 data for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2007. Note that 25-54 data is provided in both viewership form (in millions) and in ratings form, but there are a few scattered weeks where 25-54 viewership was unavailable.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 19, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 12, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending August 12, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending August 12, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Evening News Ratings: 2006

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 ratings for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2006. Note that no data was available for the weeks ending June 30th or September 15th.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 14, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 5, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 26, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 7, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2004-05 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.

Black Monday (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Black Monday' premiered January 20, 2019 to a relatively low 0.08 adults 18-49 rating with 327,000 viewers, hit a series-high 0.11/334K in its second week, and then remained around that 0.08 figure & ~290,000 viewers for the remainder of its first season. A second season premiered nearly a year later in March 2020, but the numbers plummeted: bowing to just a 0.02 rating & 81,000 viewers and only reaching as high as 0.03 & 156,000 over its 10 episodes. A third season aired in the summer of 2021 and remained at that level, averaging just a 0.02 rating with ~100,000 viewers. There is no word yet on a fourth season.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 19, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 12, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

The End (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'The End' premiered July 18, 2021 to a dismal 0.01 adults 18-49 rating and 61,000 viewers and really never was able to find an audience. It hovered just over 40K viewers throughout its run and concluded to series-low numbers (29K & 30K viewers). There is no word yet on whether it will be renewed for a second season.

News Ratings: Week Ending August 8, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending August 8, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 8, 2021. 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, a third chart includes ratings for Olympics programming, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending August 8, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 8, 2021. 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.  

Monday, August 16, 2021

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending August 8, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 8, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Nielsen Ratings

Below is a detailed breakdown of the Nielsen ratings for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which aired from July 23rd through August 8th. The top two charts include detailed demographic breakdowns of the primetime Olympic broadcasts that aired on NBC, and the third chart includes a breakdown of all broadcast dayparts including the morning, daytime, and late-night broadcasts. Olympics ratings on the cable networks can be found in the weekly cable roundup posts.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 31, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2004-05 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.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 5, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 29, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending August 5, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending August 5, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 22, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 15, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

News Ratings: Week Ending August 1, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending August 1, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 1, 2021. 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, a third chart includes ratings for Olympics programming, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending August 1, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 1, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending August 1, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 1, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 8, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 1, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 29, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 29, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 24, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2004-05 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, August 5, 2021

The Chi (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'The Chi' premiered January 7, 2018 to a decent 0.19 adults 18-49 rating with 533,000 viewers and saw impressive growth throughout its first season, rising in each of its next three episodes, and concluding to a 0.32 rating with 872,000 viewers. The ratings for this season were certainly helped by its strong 'Shameless' lead-in which it did not have for the following seasons. The second season aired in spring 2019 where it averaged a 0.13 rating with 398,000 viewers, and a third season aired in summer 2020 where it averaged a near-identical 0.13 rating & 399,000 viewers. A fourth season aired in summer 2021, but was unable to sustain those numbers, falling to just 0.08 in the demo & 278,000 viewers for its run. Nevertheless, it was renewed for a fifth season to air in 2022. 

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 25, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 18, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Little Birds, Death and Nightingales, & Men in Kilts (Starz): Ratings Recaps

Below are the Nielsen ratings for three of Starz's miniseries' that aired in the first half of 2021. 'Men in Kilts' premiered February 14, 2021 to an OK (for Starz) 0.03 adults 18-49 rating with 322,000 viewers, but was completely unable to maintain that number, falling to 137,000 in its second week, and to a 0.01 with 105,000 viewers by its conclusion. There is no word yet on whether or not it will receive a second season. 'Little Birds' premiered June 6th and averaged a 0.01 rating & 55,000 viewers over 6 episodes, and 'Death and Nightingales' premiered May 16th and averaged a zero rating & 59,000 viewers over 3 episodes. 

The Luminaries, The Gloaming, & Confronting a Serial Killer (Starz): Ratings Recaps

Below are the Nielsen ratings for three of Starz's miniseries' that aired in the winter and spring of 2021. 'The Luminaries' premiered February 14, 2021 to a minuscule 0.01 adults 18-49 rating with 154,000 viewers, but still managed to tumble to a dead zero in the demo and 63,000 viewers by the conclusion of its 6 episodes. 'The Gloaming' didn't perform much better: debuting to a 0.02 rating & 137,000 viewers, but remaining well below 100K viewers for the rest of its 8 episode run, and averaging just 75,000 & a 0.01. Finally, 'Confronting a Serial Killer' aired its 5 episodes in April & May where it averaged 0.01 & 59,000. 

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 11, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 4, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

Netflix's 'Manifest' again dominated the streaming ratings, logging over 2.06 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending June 27th. 'Manifest' aside, movies ran supreme this week, taking 3 of the top 5 spots on the chart. Disney+'s 'Luca' led with 1.71 billion, followed by Netflix's 'Fatherhood' (885 million) and 'The Ice Road' (714 million) ranking third and fourth on the week. 'Loki' from Disney+ was the lone original program to make the top 5 with 713 million minutes of watch-time while Netflix's 'Lucifer' (603 million) and Amazon's 'Bosch' (423 million) also performed well.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 17, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 27, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 20, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the ninth week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

News Ratings: Week Ending July 25, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 25, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 25, 2021. 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, a third chart includes ratings for Olympics programming, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 25, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 25, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 25, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 25, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 13, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 6, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 22, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 22, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 10, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 30, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 23, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 3, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 16, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 9, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Olympics Ratings (1960-present)

UPDATED WITH TOKYO 2020: The chart below contains the available Nielsen ratings for the Olympic games beginning with the first televised games - the 1960 Winter Olympics - all the way through the present-day. Household ratings are the only metric available until Calgary 1988 where viewership (in millions) is also provided. Beginning with Nagano 1998, there is also 18-49 data available for most days. For the first three televised Olympics, only ratings for the opening ceremonies were available, but beginning with Tokyo 1964, average ratings for the full olympics are provided through Montreal 1976. Full day-by-day numbers are available beginning with Lake Placid 1980.

Monday, July 26, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 18, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 18, 2021. 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.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 18, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 18, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 2, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 25, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 1988-89 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and both household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

In its first full week on the streaming service, Netflix's 'Manifest' dominated the streaming numbers with a huge 2.49 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending June 20th. This was more than double the second-best acquired program, 'Downton Abbey,' which scored a still-impressive 1.26 billion minutes. Second-best overall this week was Disney+'s new movie 'Luca' which scored 1.57 billion, miles ahead of Netflix's new movie 'Fatherhood' which delivered 877 million. Elsewhere, Disney+'s 'Loki' rose to the top spot among original programs with a full week of availability counted (886 million) while 'Lucifer' (703 million) and 'Sweet Tooth' (626 million) both remained solid for Netflix. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 15, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 15, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 26, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2004-05 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.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 18, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 11, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 19, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 4, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 28, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

The top of the weekly streaming chart did not look too dissimilar to last week with Netflix's 'Sweet Tooth' and 'Lucifer' again taking the top 2 spots among originals; however, 'Tooth' rose to the number one program in the week ending June 13th, overtaking 'Lucifer' by a margin of 1.43 billion to 1.01 billion. Also among originals, Disney+ premiered the first episode of 'Loki' on June 9th and the program scored 731 million minutes in its first five days while Netflix finally dropped a second batch of 'Lupin' episodes on June 11th which logged 237 million minutes in the first three days. 'Raya and the Last Dragon' again was the most watched streaming movie with 953 million, and Netflix's release of 'Manifest' garnered 1.11 billion minutes to easily rank atop acquired programming.   

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 6, 2021

Netflix's 'Lucifer' was again the most-watched program on streaming platforms with over 1.84 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending June 6th. This was up from the 1.28 billion minutes the previous week, but this also represents the first full week of availability for the show's new batch of episodes. Ranking second among originals was Netflix's new program 'Sweet Tooth' which launched Friday June 4th and logged an impressive 794 million minutes in just its first three days. On the movie front, Disney+'s 'Raya and the Last Dragon' soared to the top of the list with 1.08 billion minutes - up from 162 million the previous week - this was mostly due to Disney+ making the film available without an additional cost to their premier-level subscribers beginning on June 4th. Finally, 'Dirty John' led all acquired programming with the release of its second-season, scoring 761 million minutes to out-rate the usual suspects of 'Criminal Minds' (708 million) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (631 million). 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 21, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 14, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 12, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2004-05 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.

Monday, July 19, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 11, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 11, 2021. 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.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 5, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2004-05 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.

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 11, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 11, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 7, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 31, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that beginning with the w/e July 31, 1988 both the HH ratings and the viewership figures come from Nielsen.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 8, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 8, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 29, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2004-05 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.

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 1, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 22, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2004-05 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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 24, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 17, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

News Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 4, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 4, 2021. 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.  

Monday, July 12, 2021

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 4, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 4, 2021. Reruns are excluded from the regular weekly cable post, but since there is still value in how these programs perform, this data will be posted whenever it is made available to me. Chart is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 15, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Top 100 Cable Reruns: Week Ending June 27, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 100 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending June 27, 2021. I normally exclude all reruns from the charts on this site, so I don't know yet whether or not this will be a regular inclusion, but no other site publishes this data & perhaps some people find it interesting. Data is sorted by 18-49 rating and viewership is presented in thousands.

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 1, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 24, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 24, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 17, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 8, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2004-05 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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Monday, July 5, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 27, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 27, 2021. 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.  

Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Girlfriend Experience (Starz): Ratings Recap

Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience' premiered April 10, 2016 with a low 0.11 adults 18-49 rating and 363,000 & 334,000 viewers and stabilized around 0.06 in the demo and ~230,000 viewers throughout its first season. A second season aired more than a year later in fall 2017 and notably had a slight increase in ratings, up to 259,000 viewers and falling as low as only 0.04 in the demo (vs. the first season which fell as low as 0.03 on two occasions). There was a significant gap of nearly three-and-a-half years between the second and third seasons which may explain the major decline in ratings. The season premiered in May 2021 to a dead zero in the demo with 47,000 viewers and didn't end up doing much better than that - peaking once at 0.04 & 89,000 - but otherwise remaining at that 0.00 mark & ~50,000 viewers throughout. There was been no news yet on whether it will receive a fourth season.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

News Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

Note: I am trying something new with the weekly cable news ratings and testing it out to see if it works better. 

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on four cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NewsNation. The chart below has three columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands),  Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 30, 2021

Netflix's new drop of 'Lucifer' episodes on May 28th propelled the program to the top of the weekly streaming ratings. The show scored over 1.28 billion minutes of watch-time - the most for any streaming program since Amazon's 'Coming 2 America' logged 1.41 billion in the week ending March 7th - despite this new batch of season 5 episodes only being available for 3 days of the week. Also of note, the third and final season of Netflix's 'The Kominsky Method' delivered 495 million minutes of watch-time in its first three days of availability to rank second on the week among originals. 'Army of the Dead' was the most-viewed movie on the streaming platforms with 786 million minutes in its first full week, and 'Grey's Anatomy' (633 million) led the acquired programs.  

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 23, 2021

Netflix's 'Army of the Dead' scored the week's best numbers on the streaming platforms this week with 913 million minutes of watch-time in its first three days of availability. Acquired Netflix programming took the next five spots on the week with 'NCIS' (690 million), 'Startup' (657 million), and 'Criminal Minds' (644 million) taking the top 3 spots. Finally, it was a pretty slow week on the original programming front with Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' atop with 516 million and Netflix's 'Who Killed Sara' continuing to do well with 500 million. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 1, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2004-05 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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 19, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 53rd and final week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 20, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 20, 2021. 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.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 24, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2004-05 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.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 17, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 10, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 12, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 10, 2021

Music ratings are divided into two weekly posts: one for albums, and one for individual songs; this is the song post. Songs achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on three major metrics: sales, streaming, and airplay. Below are three charts: the top 25 songs of the week based on total U.S. sales and streaming consumption (using Rolling Stone points methodology), the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay according to Nielsen, and an additional radio chart with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 17, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2004-05 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.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 3, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes the household (HH) ratings & shares for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note: viewership data from AGB Television Research was not available for this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 27, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 5, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 20, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 13, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 29, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 10, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2004-05 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.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 6, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 22, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

News Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

Below are the ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) for the three major cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. There are three charts below, the first includes total viewership (presented in thousands), the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (the news demographic), and the final chart includes 18-49 ratings for the cable programs. I don't have 18-49 data for the broadcast news programs. Additionally, data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 13, 2021. 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.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

UPDATED A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 13, 2021. 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.  

Friday, June 18, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 14, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 10, 2021

Albums achieve their positions on the weekly Billboard & Rolling Stone lists based on total units sold; a metric which is the sum of of pure album sales (sales of the entire actual album), streaming-equivalent album units (SEA), and track-equivalent album units (TEA). One SEA unit is equal to 1,250 premium (paid) streams, or 3,750 free streams, and one TEA unit is equal to 10 purchased tracks. There are three charts below: the first one has the top 10 albums based on total weekly units sold according to both Billboard and Rolling Stone. The two sites have different sources of data, hence why their numbers are different (but close). A second chart includes the top 10 albums of the week according to Billboard based on pure album sales, and the third chart includes the top 25 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 16, 2021

Netflix's new show 'Jupiter's Legacy' exploded in its first full week availability with nearly 1.02 billion minutes of watch-time to rank as the top streaming program in the tracking week ending May 16th. Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' ranked a far second among originals (584 million) and Netflix's new program 'The Upshaws' was third with 560 million minutes in its first five days of availability. Second place overall belonged to Netflix's acquired program 'StartUp' which managed an impressive 760 million minutes in its first full week and even bested the usual top acquired programs 'Grey's Anatomy' (691 million), 'NCIS' (672 million), and 'Criminal Minds' (579 million). Finally, on the movie-front, Netflix's 'The Woman in the Window' was strong in its first 3 days of availability with 500 million minutes.