Sunday, February 28, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 23, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 31, 2021

Netflix's 'Criminal Minds' ranked as the most-watched program on the streaming services in the week ending January 31st with about 984 million minutes of watch-time. This marks the first time that an acquired program ranked atop all of streaming since the week ending Dec. 13 when 'The Office' was at the summit (1.28 billion). The next two spots both went to Netflix originals with 'Bridgerton' ranking second with 936 million minutes (this is the first full week it logged below 1 billion minutes), and the first full week of availability for 'Fate: the Winx Saga' in a close third (918 million). Also of note among originals, Disney+ saw a solid week-to-week rise from 'Wandavision' (up to 431 million from 376 million), but Netflix's 'The Night Stalker' docuseries plummeted to 321 million (from 727 million). Finally, Netflix's 'The Next Three Days' was the top-viewed streaming movie of the week with 646 million minutes. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 12, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2003-04 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, February 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending February 18, 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 16, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending February 21, 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 February 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending February 21, 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.  

News Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 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. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 5, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2003-04 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, February 22, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 24, 2021

For the second week, Netflix's 'Bridgerton' led all streaming programs in total watch-time and was the only program to log more than a billion minutes in the week ending January 24th (1.06 billion). 'Cobra Kai' and 'The Night Stalker' tied for second on the week each with 727 million minutes, and 'Fate: The Winx Saga' dropped with 670 million minutes in its first three days of availability. Also among originals, Disney+'s 'Wandavision' dipped to 376 million minutes (from 434m) and Netflix's 'Lupin' was similarly down to 322 million (vs. 494m). Elsewhere, 'Outside the Wire' led among streaming movies (553 million) and 'Criminal Minds' topped acquired programs (939 million). 

Album Ratings: Week Ending February 18, 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.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 29, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 9, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 22, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 2, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 15, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2003-04 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 February 11, 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 24, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending February 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending February 14, 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 February 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending February 14, 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.  

Impeachment Vote Ratings: Saturday February 13, 2021

Below are the full-day hour-by-hour TV ratings for Saturday February 13, 2021. The day featured the Senate impeachment vote as well as hours of news coverage surrounding the vote. CNN led cable news in the adults 18-49 demo, taking the top 8 spots on the day, with the 4pm hour ranking atop the entire day with a 0.48 rating. CNN also topped the adults 25-54 ratings with said 4pm hour (0.74 rating) while MSNBC logged 0.51 as its best rating and Fox News was at 0.33 for its highest-rated hour (3pm). Leading in viewership was the 30-minute timeframe from 4:30pm-5pm on MSNBC which averaged 3.77 million viewers (narrowly edging out the 3.72 million from the CNN 4pm hour). On the broadcast nets, ABC won out in both Adults 18-49 (0.55 rating) & 25-54 (0.85), beating out NBC (0.47/0.83), and CBS (0.32/0.44). 

News Ratings: Week Ending February 14, 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. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending February 11, 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 8, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2003-04 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, February 15, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 17, 2021

Netflix ruled the ratings for streaming networks in the week ending January 17, 2021. Its 'Bridgerton' ranked atop all original programs with about 1.39 billion minutes of watch-time in the frame while week two of 'Cobra Kai' was at just over 1 billion minutes (1.005 billion). Also performing well was the first weeks of both docuseries 'Night Stalker' (867 million) & French import 'Lupin' (494 million) and the new season of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (442 million). The service also swept all 10 spots among acquired programs, lead by 'Criminal Minds' (853 minutes) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (711 million), and had the top 2 movies of the week with 'Outside the Wire' (556 million) and 'We Can be Heroes' (316 million). Disney+ did well with the launch of 'Wandavision' which logged 434 million minutes in its first three days, as well as with theatrical films 'Soul' (302 million) and 'Moana' (229 million). Finally, Amazon & Hulu each placed one program on the list with the film 'Killers' (106 million) being the first Hulu program to reach the chart since Nielsen began releasing the data back in August. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 17, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 1, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 10, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 10, 2021

As expected, Netflix's 'Cobra Kai' topped the weekly streaming ratings with a full week of new-season availability counting. The program logged just over 2.1 billion minutes of watch-time which put it miles ahead of its closest competition - 'Bridgerton' - which managed 1.67 billion minutes. Elsewhere among originals was 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' at 768 million, 'The Crown' (494 million), and Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' (411 million). The top streaming movie of the week belonged to Disney+ with 'Soul' (520 million) while Netflix's 'Criminal Minds' led among acquired programs (842 million). 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 25, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 3, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 18, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2003-04 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, February 11, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending February 4, 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 27, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending February 4, 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 two 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). The second chart includes the top 20 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending February 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending February 7, 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 February 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending February 7, 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.  

News Ratings: Week Ending February 7, 2021

This has been a long time coming, but this is the very first weekly TV news ratings recap. 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 (yet). 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 11, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 4, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2003-04 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.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 20, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: 2020

Among original programs, Netflix's 'Ozark' dominated the 2020 year-end streaming numbers with over 30.6 billion minutes of watch-time during the year. 'Lucifer' was a far second with almost 19 billion, 'The Crown' was third with 16.3 billion, and 'Tiger King' ranked fourth with 15.6 billion. 'The Mandalorian' from Disney+ was the lone non-Netflix program to make the top 10 (14.5 billion) ranking fifth. The year's strongest numbers came from Netflix's acquired programs with 'The Office' easily ranking atop that list, logging an enormous 57.1 billion minutes of watch-time. 'Grey's Anatomy' with its 39.4 billion ranked second overall, and 'Criminal Minds' (35.4 billion) was third. The movie list was where Disney+ showed its strength, taking seven of the top ten spots. 'Frozen II' ranked atop that category with 14.9 billion minutes and 'Moana' (also Disney+) was just behind at 10.5 billion. Disney+ also had success with 'Onward' (8.4 billion), 'Hamilton' (6.1 billion), and 'Aladdin' (5.2 billion).

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending January 3, 2021

Beginning this week, Nielsen will be releasing even more weekly data from the streaming services. After four months of releasing only the top 10 programs, they have now broken up the data into three separate batches: original programming, acquired programming, and movies, and they're releasing the top 10 programs in each of those categories. Nielsen also made a one-time exception last week when it included HBO Max's 'Wonder Woman 1984' in its report, but no more HBO Max programming will appear in the list for a while, but perhaps in the future they will add it.

In its first full week of availability, Netflix's 'Bridgerton' led all programming on the streaming services with nearly 2.65 billion minutes of watch-time. The third season drop of 'Cobra Kai' (also Netflix) on New Years Day propelled that program to the second spot of the week with 2.6 billion minutes of watch-time in its first three days. It will likely rank number one for the week ending January 10th with a full week being counted. Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' was the only non-Netflix program to rank among the top 10 original programs; it had 707 million minutes. Atop the movie list was Disney+'s 'Soul' (1.34 billion) and leading the acquired programs was the final few days of 'The Office' on Netflix (937 million). 

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1983-84 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1983-84 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1988 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 838,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, which was one of the only newspapers in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Full ratings for the weeks ending Jan. 29, Mar. 4, and Mar. 11 were not available in the LA Times, so full ratings were provided from The Fort Worth Star Telegram. Full ratings for the week ending May 20 were provided from the Miami Herald.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 13, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 27, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 6, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1982-83 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1982-83 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1988 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 833,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from the Los Angeles Times, which was the only newspaper in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Full ratings for the week ending Jul. 17 were not available in the LA Times, so full ratings were provided from The Miami Herald. Additionally, the LA Times article for the weeks ending Oct. 10, 1982 - Nov. 14, 1982 were extremely faded and very difficult to read, so typed-out versions of the articles are provided.

Song Ratings: Week Ending January 28, 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 25 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 20, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 30, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 23, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 16, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending January 31, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending January 31, 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 a third chart includes cable news ratings Mon-Fri for the 6pm-12am timeframe.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending January 31, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending January 31, 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, February 1, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending January 28, 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 two 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). The second chart includes the top 20 albums of the week, according to Alpha Data, with breakdowns of pure albums, SEA units, and TEA units.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 13, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2003-04 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 9, 2007

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final charts include timeshifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable if available. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR charts present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.