Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending March 25, 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.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 6, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st 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, March 28, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 2021

Netflix's new series 'Ginny & Georgia' was the most-viewed program on streaming in the week ending Feb. 28. Despite only having five full days of availability in the week, the show managed 953 million minutes of watch-time, comfortably beating out Disney+'s 'Wandavision' (732 million) among originals. 'Bridgerton' remained in the weekly top 5 originals (294 minion) along with 'Firefly Lane' (383 million), and 'Behind Her Eyes' (383 million) in its first full week of availability. On the movie front, 'I Care A Lot' saw a nice week-to-week rise from 790 million to 898 million, and the debut of 'Bigfoot Family' scored 335 million in its first three days. Elsewhere in movies, Hulu saw pretty solid returns from the first three days of their new film 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' which logged 124 million minutes. Finally, on the acquired front, 'Good Girls,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and 'Criminal Minds' all remained in the top 3.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 14, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth 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, March 27, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending March 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 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 29, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th 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 November 7, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh 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, March 25, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 22, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th 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 March 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending March 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending March 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. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending March 21, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending March 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.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 15, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th 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.

Bored to Death (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Bored to Death' premiered September 20, 2009 to an OK 0.5/1 adults 18-49 rating/share and just over 1 million viewers. It struggled to retain those figures, only logging above 1 million on one other occasion in the first season, and fell to 633,000 for the finale. It was somehow renewed for a second season which aired in 2010 and was surprisingly up in the ratings over its first season, averaging a 0.44 adults 18-49 rating (vs. 0.38) and 927,000 viewers (vs. 775,000). The third-to-last episode also had the show's series-high in viewership at 1.1 million. Things looked promising for the third season, but when it aired 2011 it had dismal numbers. The new season dropped to just 240,000 viewers, fell as low as 153,000, and averaged only 225,000 - a huge drop from the first two seasons. It was cancelled after three seasons.

Deadwood (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Deadwood' premiered March 21, 2004 behind the third-episode of the fifth season of 'The Sopranos'. The program logged an impressive 5.8 million viewers, holding more than half of its 'Sopranos' lead-in (10.1 million). The first season remained pretty solid, averaging about 4.5 million viewers, but concluded on a low-note (3.21 million) without a 'Sopranos' lead-in. A second season aired in 2005 and did have an expected viewership drop with the loss of a strong lead-in, but the show remained above 2 million viewers for every episode and averaged 2.4 million throughout the run. A third and final season premiered in 2006 and very little ratings data is available for this season. The season premiered right where the latter season left off - 2.4 million - but fell to a series-low by episode 4 (1.7 million) and ultimately concluded with just over 2 million viewers. It was not renewed for a fourth season, but HBO aired a 'Deadwood' movie in May 2019 which found 931,000 viewers.  

Album Ratings: Week Ending March 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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Carnivàle (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Carnivàle' premiered September 14, 2003 behind the mid-season finale of 'Sex and the City' and was able to retain a sizable chunk of that lead-in - logging a 2.6/7 adults 18-49 rating/share with 5.33 million viewers vs. 4.0/10 & 7.65 million for 'Sex'. The numbers remained relatively strong throughout the first season, only dropping below 3 million once, and averaging 3.6 million viewers over 12 episodes. A second season aired in 2005 to disappointing results - premiering with just 1.81 million viewers (& 1.5/3 in 18-49) and averaging just 1.7 million viewers over its run. It concluded on a high-note with 2.4 million, but that wasn't enough to warrant a renewal so the program was cancelled after just 2 seasons. Note: viewership average for season 2 comes from official published sources and is not calculated from the available data in the table.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Big Love (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Big Love' premiered March 12, 2006 behind the sixth season premiere of the hit series 'The Sopranos.' The program logged a solid 2.2/6 adults 18-49 rating/share and 4.56 million viewers though this was only about half of its 'Sopranos' lead-in (4.5/10 & 9.47 million). The show remained relatively stable through its first season, falling as low as only 3.4 million, but concluded on a strong note with 4.55 million. A second season aired in the summer of 2007 but aired on Mondays instead of Sundays without any notable lead-in or lead-out. As a result, the numbers tumbled, averaging just 1.93 million viewers vs. 4 million the year before. A third season aired in early 2009 and began quite low with just 1.16 million viewers, but steadily rose throughout the season and concluded up to 2.7 million, averaging about the same as the second season. The numbers trended downward in both the fourth season (2010) and fifth season (2011) with the latter averaging 1.15 million. The show was cancelled after five seasons. Note: very little 18-49 information is known for seasons 1 and 3, so averages are not included in the tables. 

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 2021

Netflix's acquired program 'Good Girls' led all programming on the streaming platforms in the week ending February 21, 2021. The show logged nearly 1.08 billion minutes of watch-time in the week and was the only program to have over 1 billion minutes. Netflix's other acquired programs, 'Grey's Anatomy' (892 million), 'Criminal Minds' (877 million), and 'iCarly' (862 million) ranked 2-4 on the week, and their original program 'The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel' rounded out the top 5 with 806 million. Also performing well this week was the second full week of the new season of 'Firefly Lane' (780 million) and Disney+'s 'Wandavision' which was up over 100 million minutes from last week to 720 million. Finally, Netflix's Feb. 19 drop of 'I Care A Lot' had 790 million minutes in its first three days, easily leading all streaming movies. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 8, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th 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.

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1984-85 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1984-85 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 849,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Miami Herald, and The Los Angeles Times, which were some of the only newspapers in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 31, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth 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, March 19, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending March 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 June 1, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th 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, March 17, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending March 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending March 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 & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 25, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th 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, March 16, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 18, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending March 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. 

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending March 14, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending March 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.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending March 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 October 24, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth 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.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 11, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd 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, March 13, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending February 14, 2021

The first full week of availability for the new season of Netflix's 'Firefly Lane' narrowly topped the streaming service ratings in the week ending February 14, 2021. The show scored 1.288 billion minutes of watch-time, slightly more than second-ranked 'The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel' which logged 1.286 billion in the Feb. 10 - Feb. 14 frame. Disney+'s 'Wandavision' retained its third position and was on par with last week's numbers (596 million vs. 589 million), but Netflix's 'Bridgerton' fell to 409 million minutes (from 659 million). On the movie front, the 2016 film 'War Dogs' launched on Netflix Feb. 7 and was the top streaming film in its first full week of availability, logging 326 million minutes. Finally, 'The Sinner' (1.23 billion) and 'Criminal Minds' (948 million) led all acquired programming. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 4, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd 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 October 17, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth 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, March 12, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending March 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. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 27, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st 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, March 11, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending March 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending March 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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending March 7, 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 TV Ratings: Week Ending March 7, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending March 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.  

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Flipping Out (Bravo): Ratings Recap

Bravo's 'Flipping Out' premiered July 31, 2007 to a 0.3/1 adults 18-49 rating/share and 470,000 viewers, rose as high as 830,000 and averaged 741,000 viewers and 544,000 18-49 (0.4 rating) over the course of its 7 episodes. A second season premiered in 2008 to 672,000 viewers and though viewership wasn't available for the next three episodes, it was reported that the first four episodes of the season together averaged 722,000 viewers and 500,000 18-49. It crossed the 1-million viewer threshold for the first time on July 15, 2008 when it logged 1.14 million viewers, and the season as a whole averaged 949,000 viewers and 664,000 18-49 (0.5). The ratings continued increasing in the next three seasons, ultimately peaking in the fifth season (2011) when it averaged a 0.7 rating and around 1.35 million viewers. The next several seasons all averaged just around the 1 million viewer mark, but the most-recent 11th season delivered the lowest-numbers since season 1 (764,000). There has been no official renewal or cancellation, but the program has been off the air since 2018. Note: viewership & 18-49 averages for seasons one and two come from official published sources and are not calculated from the available data in the respective tables.

Album Ratings: Week Ending March 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 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.

Dirt (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'Dirt' premiered January 2, 2007 to a 1.8/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and 3.74 million viewers, ranking as one of the top cable shows of the week. It fell to 2.4 million viewers in week two, and was down to just 1.4 million by its 9th episode. The season finished up on a high note - back to 2.4 million due to a famous cameo, but the season as a whole was reported to have averaged 1.9 million viewers. A short second season premiered in 2008 to 1.7 million viewers, but saw another downward trajectory, finishing just above 1 million viewers and averaging just about 1.4 million. It was cancelled after 2 seasons.

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Riches (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'The Riches' premiered March 12, 2007 to a strong 1.9/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and over 3.8 million viewers - solid numbers for a cable premiere at the time. The show was unable to retain that audience though and tumbled to under 2 million viewers by its third episode and seemed to hover around just above the 1.5 million viewer figure for the remainder of its first season based on the little data that's available. A short 7-episode second season aired in 2008 and bowed to 1.51 million viewers, on par with the previous season, but the numbers fell again and the season ultimately concluded with only 805,000 viewers. It was cancelled after two seasons. Note: averages are not included in these tables because there isn't enough available data to provide any accurate reflection of the true averages.  

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 20, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th 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 October 10, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third 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 Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending February 7, 2021

The premiere of Netflix's 'Firefly Lane' easily topped the streaming chart for the week ending February 7, 2021. The program logged over 1.3 billion minutes of watch-time, a healthy margin over the second-ranked 'Criminal Minds' which was at 904 million. Among originals, 'Bridgerton' totaled half of 'Firefly' with about 659 million minutes, and Disney+'s 'Wandavision' was just behind at 589 million. Elsewhere among originals was 'The Crown' (305 million), 'Longmire' (296 million), and 'Fate: The Winx Saga' (256 million). Netflix took the top two spots among movies with 'The Dig' (403 million) and 'Finding Ohana' (367 million) and Disney+ scored top 10 performances with 'Moana,' 'Frozen,' and 'Frozen 2'. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 13, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th 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, March 6, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 3, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 6, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th 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, March 5, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 26, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first 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 February 25, 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. 

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending February 28, 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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 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 TV Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending February 28, 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.  

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 30, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th 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.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending February 25, 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 19, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final 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.