Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 1988

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 19, 1999

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

Monday, June 28, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 1988

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

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 20, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 20, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 24, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 17, 2021

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 10, 1988

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 12, 1999

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

Friday, June 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 10, 2021

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 17, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending April 3, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 27, 1988

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 5, 1999

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 20, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 13, 1988

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 29, 1999

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

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 10, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending March 6, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 28, 1988

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 22, 1999

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

News Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 13, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 13, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 13, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Friday, June 18, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 21, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 14, 1988

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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 10, 2021

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

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

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 3, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending February 7, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 31, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 15, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Saturday June 5, 2021 TV Ratings: Top 150 Cable Originals

Below are the top 150 original cable telecasts for Saturday June 5, 2021. This will very much not be a regular thing because SpoilerTV began posting Saturday numbers, but since ShowBuzzDaily shut down, I haven't seen any other site post the full numbers for either June 5th, so here they are.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 24, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 17, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 3, 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. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 8, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Saturday May 22, 2021 TV Ratings: Top 150 Cable Originals

Below are the top 150 original cable telecasts for Saturday May 22, 2021. This will very much not be a regular thing because SpoilerTV began posting Saturday numbers beginning with May 29th. But since ShowBuzzDaily shut down, I haven't seen any other site post the full numbers for either May 15th or 22nd, so here they are.

Saturday May 15, 2021 TV Ratings: Top 150 Cable Originals

Below are the top 150 original cable telecasts for Saturday May 15, 2021. This will very much not be a regular thing because SpoilerTV began posting Saturday numbers beginning with May 29th. But since ShowBuzzDaily shut down, I haven't seen any other site post the full numbers for either May 15th or 22nd, so here they are.

Under-the-Radar Ratings: Last Several Weeks

With the unfortunate demise of ShowBuzzDaily in early May, there have been a lot of ratings for various TV shows that have gone unreported over the last several weeks. Fortunately, SpoilerTV has picked up the slack and have been posting 200 originals daily beginning with May 31st. Here are some numbers for a few shows of note in the month of May that I haven't seen posted anywhere else. Request away in the comments if you want anything added.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 27, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th 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 1, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 10, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending January 3, 1988

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 25, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 27, 1987

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 20, 1987

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 9, 2021

It was another rather slow week on the streaming services as only 1 program was able to reach 800 million minutes of watch-time. With that, Netflix's new movie 'The Mitchells vs. The Machines'took victory as the most-watched streaming program in the tracking week ending May 9th with 853 million minutes, easily besting 'Grey's Anatomy' (733 million) and NCIS' (721 million) which ranked second and third. Elsewhere, 'Jupiter's Legacy' scored 696 million minutes for Netflix in its first three days of availability to lead amongst originals while Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' collected 690 million in the first full week of availability for its new season (down from 1.04 billion the prior week). Other originals of note include: Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' (639 million) & 'Shadow and Bone' (555 million), and Disney+'s 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' (251 million). 

News Ratings: Week Ending June 6, 2021

Below are the weekly average ratings for the evening news telecasts on the three major broadcast networks: ABC (World News Tonight), CBS (CBS Evening News), and NBC (NBC Nightly News), as well as the daily ratings for six hours of evening/night ratings (6pm-12am) on 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: broadcast evening news ratings exclude Monday because of Memorial Day and CBS's average also excludes Friday.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 6, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 6, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 6, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 6, 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 July 18, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 13, 1987

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending December 6, 1987

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 29, 1987

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th week of the 1987-88 television broadcast season. The chart below includes viewership and household (HH) ratings for every broadcast program that aired during the week with reruns included. Note that the HH ratings & shares come from Nielsen, but for this TV season only (until the w/e July 31, 1988), the viewership figures come from a different company called AGB Television Research, not Nielsen.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 3, 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 March 20, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th 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 July 11, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 22, 1987

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 15, 1987

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

Monday, June 7, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 13, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th 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 July 4, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Song Ratings: Week Ending May 27, 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. 

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 8, 1987

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 1, 1987

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

Sunday, June 6, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending May 30, 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 two charts below, the first includes total viewership (presented in thousands), and the second includes viewership among adults 25-54 (the news demographic). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 2, 2021

The first full week of availability for Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' propelled it to the summit of the streaming ratings for the week ending May 2nd. The program logged just under 1.2 billion minutes of watch-time during the week to outpace second-ranked 'The Handmaid's Tale' from Hulu which scored 1.04 billion minutes from five days of availability for its fourth-season premiere (Apr. 27). Also in originals, 'The Circle' (641 million) held the third spot and was on par with last week's numbers (630 million), but Disney+'s 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' plunged to 364 million (vs. 796 million) in its first week without a new episode. On the acquired programming side, there was no surprises as 'NCIS' retained the top spot (872 million) followed by 'Grey's Anatomy' (746 million), and 'Criminal Minds' (680 million). Finally, Amazon Prime's new film 'Without Remorse' led all movies with a strong 760 million. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 27, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 25, 1987

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 18, 1987

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

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 30, 2021

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

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 30, 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 March 6, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th 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 20, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 11, 1987

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 4, 1987

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 27, 1987

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

Friday, June 4, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 13, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 27, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd 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, June 3, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 6, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Album Ratings: Week Ending May 27, 2021

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

Song Ratings: Week Ending May 20, 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. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 30, 1999

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.