Monday, May 31, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 20, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 23, 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. Note: daily ratings for broadcast evening news are currently unavailable for this week so the full-week average is provided instead.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 23, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 23, 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 May 23, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 23, 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, May 30, 2021

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Hallmark): Ratings Recap

Hallmark Channel premiered 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' as a television movie on Oct. 12, 2013 where it scored a fairly solid 0.20 adults 18-49 rating and 1.72 million viewers. Following this success, it was green-lit as a television series which premiered April 20, 2014 to 1.7 million viewers - on par with the movie. The series as a whole remained fairly stable, falling as only low as 1.26 million viewers and averaging 1.5 million over its 10 episodes. After the season concluded, Hallmark made an interesting decision and rather than renewing it for an additional season, they instead commissioned a number of TV movies. The first aired November 23, 2014 to just 755,000 viewers, but those numbered climbed to over 1 million by the sixth movie in July 2016 and back up to nearly 1.5 million by the 11th movie in 2018. It was reported that a 12th movie was going to air in 2020, but due to the impacts of COVID-19 it has been delayed indefinitely. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 13, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Song Ratings: Week Ending May 13, 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. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 25, 2021

Netflix's ever-popular acquired program 'NCIS' was the week's most-viewed streaming program with approximately 890 million minutes of watch-time in the week ending April 25. The season finale of Disney+'s 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' ranked second-overall and first among originals with 796 million minutes and the first 3 days of availability for Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' was quite strong with 721 million minutes. The second batch of episodes for this new second season of 'The Circle' was third on the week with 630 million while 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me' tumbled to 146 million in its first full week. Finally, the top movie of the week was Netflix's 'Stowaway' (359 million).

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 18, 2021

For the second consecutive week Disney+'s 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was the most-viewed program on the streaming services with 855 million minutes of watch-time in the week ending April 18. Among original programming, Amazon Prime's 'Them' ranked second with 670 million, the first four episodes of the second season of Netflix's 'The Circle' logged 443 million minutes to rank third, and 'Dad Stop Embarrassing Me' scored 330 million in its first five days. Netflix's 'Thunder Force' led on the movie-front with 742 million, and 'NCIS' ranked atop the acquired programming (779 million). 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 6, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 20, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd 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 August 30, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending May 20, 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 16, 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. Note: daily ratings for broadcast evening news are currently unavailable for this week so the full-week average is provided instead. 

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 16, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 16, 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 May 16, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 16, 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. Note: adults 18-34 and 25-54 ratings are currently unavailable for this week.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 13, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st 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 August 23, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 6, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th 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, May 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 16, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1997-98 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1997-98 television season. There are four different sets of data posted below and there is a chart at the bottom of the post to help make clear what types of data are available in each of the season's 51 weeks. The first document includes clippings from the USA Today which have HH rating/share and viewership to 1-decimal place for every show of the week. This data was previously posted over at the TVAholics blog; however, the links are dead, so I've decided to post them here so they are at least available somewhere on the internet. USA Today clippings were not available for the weeks ending Feb. 15, 1998, Jul. 5, 1998, or Sept. 6, 1998, so HH ratings are provided from Broadcasting & Cable Magazine.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 9, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 30, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th 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, May 21, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 2, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ruby & the Rockits (ABC Family): Ratings Recap

ABC Family's 'Ruby & the Rockits' premiered July 21, 2009 to 1.6 million viewers and a 0.5/2 adults 18-49 rating/share. It built upon its '10 Things I Hate About You' lead-in in both total viewers (1.59 million) and adults 18-49 (654,000 vs. 616,000). The show was relatively stable in its second week with about 1.52 million, but then fell to just around 1 million viewers for its next several episodes and concluded to a series-low 0.2/1 in the demo and 564,000 viewers. It was cancelled after a single season. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 26, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 19, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending May 13, 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 12, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 5, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending May 6, 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. An additional radio chart is also included with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase which uses different methodology than Nielsen who compiles the regular chart. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 23, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th 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 June 28, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 16, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th 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 June 21, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 9, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 9, 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 May 9, 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 January 9, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th 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 TV Ratings: Week Ending May 9, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 9, 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.  

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 2, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th 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, May 12, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 11, 2021

Netflix's new movie 'Thunder Force' was easily the most-viewed streaming program in the tracking week ending April 11 with approximately 950 million minutes of watch-time in its first three days of availability. 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' over at Disney+ was the most-watched original program on the streaming platforms and second-most watched overall with 748 million, and 'NCIS' back over at Netflix was the top-viewed acquired program (701 million) and third-most watched overall. Elsewhere on the original front, Amazon Prime's new series 'Them' logged 439 million minutes in its first three days (released Apr. 9), Netflix's 'This is a Robbery' had 355 million in its first 5 days (released Apr. 7), and 'The Serpent' hit 406 million in its first full week (released Apr. 2). 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 14, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2008-09 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings are provided, as are final viewership figures (most to three digits)The second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the third chart includes cable DVR ratings for the top 10 programs.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending May 6, 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.

John From Cincinnati (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'John From Cincinnati' premiered June 10, 2007 to a strong 1.5/4 adults 18-49 rating/share and over 3.42 million viewers. Unfortunately it fell by nearly two-thirds in week 2 down to 1.21 million but it stabilized at that number for the rest of its season, falling as low as only 1.05 million. It concluded its run to 1.2 million viewers and averaged just under 1.5 million for its 10-episodes. It was not renewed for a second season. 

John Adams (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's limited series 'John Adams' premiered March 16, 2008 to a solid 0.6/2 adults 18-49 rating/share and 2.52 million viewers, and hit a high of 0.7/2 with 2.8 million viewers in its second week. It wasn't able to hold those numbers, but it stabilized at 0.5/1 in the demo and ~1.6 million viewers for its final 3 episodes, and averaged 2.05 million viewers over all 7.

The Starter Wife (USA): Ratings Recap

USA's 'The Starter Wife' began as a limited series in 2007, scoring a strong 2.2/6 adults 18-49 rating/share and 5.39 million viewers in its 2-hour debut. It dropped as low as 1.0/3 and 2.8 million viewers and averaged 3.76 million viewers in its inaugural six hours. It was renewed for a second season which aired in the fall of 2008, but scored much lower ratings, averaging just 1.9 million viewers and concluding to 2.1 million. It was not renewed for a third season. 

Shear Genius (Bravo): Ratings Recap

Bravo's 'Shear Genius' premiered April 11, 2007 to 1.1 million viewers and was reported to have averaged about 972,000 viewers and 641,000 adults 18-49 (0.5 rating) over the course of its first seven episodes. Its first season concluded on a high-note with a 0.7 rating & 1.3 million viewers and averaged just over 1 million viewers. A second season aired in 2008 where it delivered its best numbers: averaging 1.8 million viewers and hitting a series-high 1.3/4 adults 18-49 rating/share and 2.54 million viewers for its finale. A third and final season aired in 2009 but fell back down to its first season numbers, pulling in a 0.5 rating and 1.06 million viewers on average. Note: averages in the season one table come from official published sources and reflect the entire season.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 21, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart 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 26, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th 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, May 10, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 14, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 19, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chart, but HH data was unavailable for this weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Top 10 Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: w/e March 15, March 22, March 29, 2020

Nielsen didn't officially began releasing the weekly streaming (SVOD) ratings until the week ending August 9, 2020; however, this data was also made public for the first three weeks of the COVID-19 quarantine last year, so below are the top 10 lists for the weeks ending March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2020. As far as I know, there is no other data available after March 29 until the August 9 list. 

Song Ratings: Week Ending April 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, the top 25 based on total U.S. streaming and the top 40 songs of the week based on U.S. pop radio airplay. An additional radio chart is also included with the top 50 songs of the week according to Mediabase which uses different methodology than Nielsen who compiles the regular chart. 

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 2, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 2, 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 September 7, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th 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, and a third chart includes cable ratings data for the four nights of the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC). The final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 12, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 2, 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 May 2, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 2, 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.  

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1996-97 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1996-97 television season. There are four different sets of data posted below and there is a chart at the bottom of the post to help make clear what types of data are available in each of the season's 53 weeks. The first document includes clippings from the USA Today which have HH rating/share and viewership to 1-decimal place for every show of the week. This data was previously posted over at the TVAholics blog; however, the links are dead, so I've decided to post them here so they are at least available somewhere on the internet. USA Today clippings were not available for the weeks ending Dec. 22, 1996, Mar. 9, 1997, or Apr. 13, 1997, so HH ratings are provided from Broadcasting & Cable Magazine.

The second document includes weekly viewership results to 2-decimal places. From w/e Sept. 22, 1996 through w/e Dec. 29, 1996, two-decimal viewership data is only available for the top 20 shows and comes from the archives of UltimateTV.com (note: the documents say "households" but the numbers are actually total viewers/persons 2+). Beginning with the w/e Jan. 5, 1997, two-decimal viewership is available for every broadcast program and comes from the Los Angeles Times. The third document includes the weekly top 50 basic cable ratings from Broadcasting & Cable magazine, but there are a few scattered weeks in which only the top 15 basic cable ratings were available. The final document includes the weekly top 5 pay cable ratings (essentially just HBO) and they are available for 45/53 weeks. Utilize the "+" icon to zoom in on any pages that are difficult to read. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 31, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th 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, and a third chart includes cable ratings data for the four nights of the 2008 Democratic National Convention (DNC). The final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1986-87 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1986-87 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 874,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are clippings from Broadcasting Magazine and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which were two of the few publications in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Note: article clippings that did not include the date for that week's ratings were edited to include the dates.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 24, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th 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, but note that DVR ratings were not available.

Album Ratings: Week Ending April 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 December 5, 2004

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th 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, May 2, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 17, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 4, 2021

The first full week of availability for Netflix's 'The Irregulars' propelled it to the top the streaming ratings, scoring 643 million minutes of watch-time in the week ending April 4. Disney+'s 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' was identical with last week's numbers (628 million), but ranked second overall this week due to declines among the acquired programs. Not including movies, the last time two original programs topped the weekly streaming chart was the week ending Feb. 14 where 'Firefly Lane' and The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel' reigned at the summit. Elsewhere in originals, Netflix's 'Who Killed Sara' logged a solid 553 million minutes and the first full week for the second season of Hulu's 'Solar Opposites' delivered 171 million. Finally, per usual, 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'NCIS' topped the acquired programming with 580 million & 535 million minutes of watch-time respectively.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending April 25, 2021

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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1985-86 TV Season

Below are the full weekly ratings results for the entire 1985-86 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 859,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. The following are newspaper clippings from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Los Angeles Times, which were some of the only newspapers in the United States to publish full weekly TV ratings results. Note: article clippings that did not include the date for that week's ratings were edited to include the dates.

News Ratings: Week Ending April 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 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 April 25, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 10, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th 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 chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.