Thursday, September 30, 2021

Song Ratings: Week Ending September 23, 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 September 23, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 11, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 8, 2021

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending July 4, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. Netflix's 'Outer Banks' dominated the streaming rankings this week with 2.1 billion minutes of watch-time in its first full week of availability for its new season. 'All American' again led the acquired programming this week with just under 1.16 billion minutes while 'Vivo' topped among movies (493 million).

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 1, 2021

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending August 1, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. Netflix's acquired program 'All American' narrowly edged out a victory on the streaming services with 1.43 billion minutes of watch-time in the week, beating out the second-season drop of 'Outer Banks' which scored 1.42 billion minutes in its first three days of availability. Netflix's 'Virgin River' (782 million) was the next-top program this week and Disney+'s 'Luca' was the most-watched non-Netflix program (371 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 4, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 6, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 2005-06 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, September 28, 2021

News Ratings: Week Ending September 19, 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 four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and 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 September 19, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 19, 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 September 19, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 19, 2021; this is the 52nd and final week of the 2020-21 TV broadcast season. 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 September 19, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending September 19, 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.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 27, 2009

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 17, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final 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 10, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st 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 July 25, 2021

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending July 25, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. Netflix's 'Virgin River' was again the most-watched program of the week, and the only one to garner more than 1 billion minutes (1.27 billion). On the same service 'Never Have I Ever' ranked second among originals with 567 million while on Disney+, 'Loki' tumbled to 386 million after scoring over 1 billion the prior week. Finally, 'Luca' was the most watched movie of the week (454 million) and 'Manifest' retained the top spot in acquired programming (939 million).

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

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending July 18, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. Netflix's 'Virgin River' dominated the week with over 2.1 billion minutes of watch-time, easily beating everything on streaming. Additionally, it was one of only three programs to log more than 1 billion minutes - the others being 'Manifest' (1.29 billion) and Disney+'s 'Loki' (1.01 billion). Other strong performances this week came from Netflix's 'Atypical' (603 million), 'Gunpowder Milkshake' (543 million), and 'Grey's Anatomy' (793 million).

Song Ratings: Week Ending September 16, 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 September 16, 2021

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending September 3, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th 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 August 27, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th 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 July 11, 2021

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending July 4, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. The week's top performing program was Netflix's 'Manifest' which logged over 1.8 billion minutes, a sizable lead over second-ranked 'Virgin River' (also Netflix) which scored 1.45 billion minutes. Other top programs this week were: Amazon's 'The Tomorrow War' (1.1 billion) and Disney+'s 'Loki' (1.08 billion). 

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

Below are the weekly top programs on the four major streaming services for the week ending July 4, 2021. Programs are measured based on total minutes of watch-time during the week, measured in millions. The week's top performing program was Netflix's 'Manifest' which clocked in at 1.87 billion minutes, while Amazon's 'The Tomorrow War' ranked second with 1.23 billion. Other top programs this week were: Disney+'s 'Luca' (1.16 billion) & 'Loki' (813 million), and Netflix's 'Cocomelon' (708 million). 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 30, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth week of the 2005-06 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, September 20, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 20, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th 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 August 13, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending September 12, 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 four columns of data: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and 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 September 12, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 12, 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 September 12, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 12, 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 September 12, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending September 12, 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.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending August 6, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th 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 July 30, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th 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 September 9, 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 September 9, 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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 23, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth week of the 2005-06 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, September 14, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 23, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th 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 July 16, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd 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.

News Ratings: Week Ending September 5, 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 September 5, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending September 5, 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.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending September 5, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending September 5, 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 September 5, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending September 5, 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.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Evening News Ratings: 2009

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 data for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2009. Note that both total viewership and 25-54 data are provided in millions.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 16, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth week of the 2005-06 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, September 9, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending July 9, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd 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 July 2, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st 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 September 2, 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 September 2, 2021

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 25, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th 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 June 18, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 9, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 2005-06 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 August 29, 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 August 29, 2021

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending August 29, 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 August 29, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending August 29, 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 August 29, 2021

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending August 29, 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, September 5, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending June 11, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th 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 June 4, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th 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.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 2, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 2005-06 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, September 2, 2021

Nielsen Ratings: Week Ending May 28, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th 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 May 21, 1989

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th 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 August 26, 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 August 26, 2021

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

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 25, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 2005-06 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.