Friday, July 30, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 13, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending November 6, 1988

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

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 22, 2021

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

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 22, 2021

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

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 10, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 30, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 23, 1988

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 3, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 16, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 9, 1988

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

Olympics Ratings (1960-present)

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

Monday, July 26, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 18, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 18, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 18, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 18, 2021

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending October 2, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 25, 1988

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

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

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

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 15, 2021

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

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 15, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 26, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 18, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 11, 1988

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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 19, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 4, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 28, 1988

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 21, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 14, 1988

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 12, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, July 19, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 11, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 11, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 11, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 5, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 11, 2021

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 7, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 31, 1988

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 8, 2021

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

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 8, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 29, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Song Ratings: Week Ending July 1, 2021

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

Friday, July 16, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 22, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 24, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 17, 1988

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

News Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 4, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 4, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 4, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Monday, July 12, 2021

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending July 4, 2021

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

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 1988

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

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 15, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 1988

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Top 100 Cable Reruns: Week Ending June 27, 2021

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

Album Ratings: Week Ending July 1, 2021

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

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 24, 2021

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

Album Ratings: Week Ending June 24, 2021

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

Song Ratings: Week Ending June 17, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 8, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 1988

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

Monday, July 5, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 27, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. A second chart includes the ratings for various sports programming that aired during the week, and there is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 27, 2021

UPDATED WITH A18-34 AND A25-54: Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 27, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Girlfriend Experience (Starz): Ratings Recap

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 1988

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

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 1988

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

News Ratings: Week Ending June 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 1, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.