Sunday, September 25, 2022

New Calculators Added to the Site

Several months ago I added 2 calculators here on the site which enabled the conversion between ratings and impressions (viewers) within the 18-49 demographic. The key driver behind adding this was the fact that most of the weekly ratings posts between 2001-2006 include a cable A18-49 top 10 presented in impressions (000s) and I wanted to make it easy to convert those figures into ratings points.

Today, I have added 2 more converters that enable conversion between ratings and impressions for households (HH). All weekly ratings prior to the 1987-88 season only include the HH rating, but no impression information, so this allows the seamless extraction of impression info. Similar to the 18-49 calculators, when converting from ratings to impressions the calculator will return a range of values that fit within that rating. 

The 18-49 calculators are programmed back to the 2000-01 TV season, but the HH calculators are able to go back to the 1977-78 season, and may be pushed back even further over time. Both calculators are compatible with 1, 2, or 3 decimal place ratings. Click the links below or see the sidebar for access to the new calculators.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 30, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Kids Choice Awards Ratings (1994-present)

Below are the Nielsen ratings for every televised Kids Choice Awards telecast beginning with 1994. HH ratings and viewership are included for every show, but 18-49 data isn't available until 2008. Ratings peaked back in 2009 when the show delivered a 1.5 P18-49 rating and 7.68 million viewers, but has fallen in recent years, pulling just a 0.18 rating & 593,000 viewers in 2022.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 28, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending August 28, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 21, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending August 21, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 14, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending August 14, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 23, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 16, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 9, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 2, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Friends (NBC): Ratings Recap

NBC's 'Friends' premiered Sept. 22, 1994 to a 14.7/23 HH rating/share with 21.5 million viewers and from the get-go was one of the highest-rated and most-viewed TV programs of the 1990s and early 2000s. The show peaked in its second-season where it averaged 30.8 million viewers, but even after that, it pulled incredibly high numbers in all subsequent seasons. Seasons three through five were all at 13.0 and above in the A18-49 demo, and even in the last 5 seasons, the show only averaged below an 11.0 rating once (season 7). In all 10 seasons the show remained above 20 million viewers, and it concluded in May 2004 to an astounding 24.9/54 demo score & 52.5 million viewers. Note: HH ratings are used in seasons 1 & 2 but switch to A18-49 beginning with season 3.

The Big C (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'The Big C' premiered August 16, 2010 to a 0.5 A18-49 rating & 1.15 million viewers, strong retention behind the fifth season premiere of 'Weeds' lead-in (0.6 & 1.26 million). The show actually had good retention throughout its first season, averaging a 0.38 rating & 831,000 viewers vs. 0.46 & 938,000 for 'Weeds.' Its second season saw significant declines, down to 0.22 & 574,000 on-average, and the third season dipped even further to 0.19 & 480,000. A short 4-episode fourth season aired in 2013 down to 0.1 in the demo with 283,000 viewers and the show was cancelled.

American Horror Story (FX): Ratings Recap

FX's 'American Horror Story' premiered October 5, 2011 to a solid 1.6 A18-49 rating with 3.18 million viewers and held in the high-2 millions throughout its first season, ultimately averaging a 1.6 & 2.82 million viewers. Following a slight decline in its second season, the show's ratings peaked in its third where it logged a 2.2 rating & 4 million viewers. Its fourth season dipped a bit to a still-great 1.9 rating & 3.9 million viewers, but then lost a million viewers down to 2.9 million in its fifth and sixth seasons. Numbers declined pretty consistently for the next few seasons, and its most-recent 10th season pulled just a 0.23 rating & 652,000 viewers in fall 2021. FX has renewed the series through season 13.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 23, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

The Artful Detective/Murdoch Mysteries (Ovation): Ratings Recap

'Murdoch Mysteries' is a Canadian drama series that premiered January 20, 2008 on Bravo! in Canada. It made its U.S. debut on Ovation network on July 27, 2013 under the title 'The Artful Detective' and aired under that title until season 12 when it reverted to 'Murdoch Mysteries.' U.S. viewership data is unavailable for the first seven seasons which Ovation burned through quickly by airing the program weekly from Jul. 27, 2013 through Feb. 14, 2015. The 8th season was the first to air closely in-line with the Canadian broadcast and continued to do so for all subsequent seasons. The ratings have been relatively steady throughout its U.S. run albeit not good. In the 18-49 demo, it averaged a 0.01 demo rating in seasons eight through 15, but fell to a zero rating for 2022's 16th season. In viewership, it has been consistent at between 100K-200K viewers except for a slightly higher-viewed 15th season which logged 234,000. A 16th season is expected to air in 2023.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending August 7, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending August 7, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Girls (HBO): Ratings Recap

HBO's 'Girls' premiered April 15, 2012 to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 872,000 viewers and rather than seeing any significant declines, it actually improved its ratings throughout its first season: concluding to a 0.5 and over 1 million viewers. It remained relatively steady throughout its next two seasons, both averaging a rounded 0.4 demo rating, but then dipped to 0.3 for its last three seasons. In viewership, the show consistently put up solid numbers for HBO with nearly every season well over 600,000 except for 2016's fifth season which had the show's lowest numbers (543,000). It aired a total of 62 episodes over the course of six seasons and concluded in 2017.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 10, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 2010-11 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 broadcast and cable programs. Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 16, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 9, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 20th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Band of Brothers (HBO): Ratings Recap

'Band of Brothers' was an HBO miniseries that premiered Sept. 9, 2001 with a really strong 9.9 million viewers - one of HBO's highest-rated premieres ever. Viewership dipped in the following weeks to 7.27 million and 6.29 million and it's hard to know if this was just normal loss of interest or whether it had partially to do with the events of 9/11 which happened two days after the first episode. 'Band of Brothers' was one of few programs that continued airing as scheduled after 9/11 as most everything on the broadcast networks were delayed a week. Either way, the show concluded with the lowest numbers of its run (3.2 HH rating & 5.05 million viewers) though even these numbers would've gotten any regular HBO series easily renewed.  

Impress Me (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Impress Me' premiered March 18, 2015 with a relatively good 'Schitt's Creek' lead-in (161,000 & 0.05) though was only able to hold about a quarter of that audience (48,000) and less than half of the demo (0.02). Things didn't improve from there, falling as low as 0.01 in the demo & 21,000 viewers and averaging just 44,000 viewers over 13 episodes. Needless to say, it was not renewed for a second season.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending July 31, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending July 31, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Man at Arms: Art of War (El Rey): Ratings Recap

'Man at Arms: Art of War' premiered June 8, 2017 on the micro-rated El Rey Network to a 0.02 adults 18-49 rating and 85,000 viewers. Though the first season numbers (0.02 rating & 57,000 viewers on-average) look bad, they were actually not terrible for El Rey. Unfortunately, the numbers plummeted in its second season down to zero adults 18-49 and just 25,000 viewers which led to its cancellation.

Rock This Boat (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Rock This Boat' premiered January 14, 2015 with an hour-long episode which logged a 0.09 adults 18-49 rating with 219,000 viewers - solid numbers for Pop network. It fell into the mid-100Ks for the rest of its first season, ultimately averaging a 0.06 & 170,000 viewers. A second season aired in summer 2016 and began very low (68,000) but recovered up to 125,000 on-average & a 0.04 rating, neither of which were good enough to warrant a third season renewal.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 2, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 19th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending July 24, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending July 24, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Wolf Creek (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Wolf Creek' premiered October 14, 2016 to a tiny 0.01 in the demo and 68,000 viewers. It had a really short run of only 6 episodes, but high a ratings high in its final episode where it scored a 0.03 rating & 160,000 viewers which helped push its series average to 105,000. It was not renewed for additional seasons.

Cleverman (Sundance TV): Ratings Recap

Sundance TV's 'Cleverman' was an Australian import that premiered June 1, 2016 to a 0.04 adults 18-49 rating & 197,000 viewers. It held most of its audience that season, averaging a 0.04 and about 150,000 viewers - not terrible numbers for Sundance. However the numbers tumbled by half in show's second season (2017) to a 0.02 rating and ~70,000 viewers.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Return of the Mac (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop Network's 'Return of the Mac' was a short-lived series that aired in spring 2017. The show debuted with a 0.02 demo rating & 69,000 viewers and basically remained around that mark through its 8 episodes. It hit a demo & viewership high in its second episode (0.03 & 91,000), but concluded to just 44,000 viewers and averaged 60,000 which was not enough to warrant a second season renewal.

Hollywood Darlings (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Hollywood Darlings' premiered a preview episode on April 5, 2017 to a 0.03 adults 18-49 rating & 103,000 viewers and pulled similar numbers for its regular timeslot premiere a week later (0.03 & 118,000). In relation to Pop scripted programming, the show actually pulled OK numbers, averaging a 0.03 rating in both seasons and well over 100K viewers, but it was not renewed for a third season.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 26, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 18th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending July 17, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending July 17, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Nightcap (Pop): Ratings Recap

Pop's 'Nightcap' premiered November 16, 2016 with a double episode at 0.02/0.01 in the demo and 146,000/74,000 viewers. Interestingly, ratings for the remainder of the first season were much more in-line with that first episode rather than the second, holding well above 130,000 viewers. A second season aired in summer 2017 and fell to a minuscule 0.01 demo rating and just over 100K viewers which was apparently not enough to warrant a third season.

Gomorrah (Sundance TV): Ratings Recap

'Gomorrah' is an Italian drama series that aired in U.S. on SundanceTV. It bowed August 24, 2016 to a 0.03 adults 18-49 rating with 126,000 viewers, but only averaged a 0.02 & 94,000 over its first 6 episodes. Sundance aired a second season in 2017 and the numbers did not get any better - falling to 0.01 & 63,000 on-average, and the last 3 seasons of the show never aired on linear TV in the U.S. They were; however, launched on HBO Max in 2021 and 2022 though obviously no viewership data is available for it. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Circus (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'The Circus' is a political docuseries that premiered January 17, 2016 with the initial goal of documenting the 2016 presidential election though that scope broadened in subsequent seasons. It has been a fairly consistent ratings performer for the network, consistently at or above 0.03 in the 18-49 demo and 200,000 viewers which is more than can be said about most of Showtime's scripted originals at the moment. The show peaked in its fourth season (2019) when it averaged a 0.05 rating & nearly 250,000 viewers, but has dipped to 0.02 & ~180,000 viewers in the first half of its current 7th season. The second half of the season is scheduled to air fall 2022. 

Couples Therapy (Showtime): Ratings Recap

Showtime's 'Couples Therapy' premiered September 6, 2019 to a low 0.02 adults 18-49 rating & 87,000 viewers which would actually end up being the best it would do in its first season which averaged just 0.01 & 48,000. A second season aired in 2021 and was modestly better at 65,000 viewers, but the third season (2022) crumbled to zero in the demo and 35,000 viewers. The status of a fourth season is uncertain.

Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC): Ratings Recap

IFC's 'Baroness Von Sketch Show' premiered August 2, 2017 to a minuscule 0.03 adults 18-49 rating with 130,000 viewers, on par with what IFC originals tend to pull. Its first three seasons all delivered similar numbers, averaging about 0.03 in the demo and ~100,000 viewers, but viewership fell by almost half in its fourth season (2019) to 51,000. A fifth aired in 2020 & 2021 and recovered some lost viewership (up to 81,000), but the show was not renewed for a sixth season.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

This Close (Sundance TV): Ratings Recap

The first season of Sundance's 'This Close' premiered exclusively on the Sundance NOW streaming platform February 14, 2018, so there is no ratings data available for it. However, the second season of the program aired on Sundance TV in late-summer 2019 with 2 episodes airing on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. It started off OK with a 0.03 rating & 154,000 viewers, but wasn't able to hold those numbers - finishing with a 0.01 & 50,000 viewers. 

The A Word (Sundance TV): Ratings Recap

Sundance TV's 'The A Word' first premiered in July 2016 to a minuscule 0.02 adults 18-49 rating & 100,000 viewers which would end up being the peak of its ratings performance. The remainder of the season pulled about half that and despite averaging just 62,000 viewers it was renewed for a second season. The second season aired in fall 2017 and the third season aired in fall 2020, both of which delivered near-identical numbers to the first. There is no word yet on a fourth season.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 19, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 17th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending July 10, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 3, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 2010-11 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 broadcast and cable programs. Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending July 3, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 12, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 16th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 26, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 2010-11 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 broadcast and cable programs. Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending January 5, 2003

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 15th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 29, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 14th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 22, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 13th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 15, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 12th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending June 26, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending June 19, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 8, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 11th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Important Update Regarding Ratings

    There have been some major changes in my life recently that, sadly, are going to affect what I do here on this site. I graduated from college this past May, and after 5 years of living in Boston, I'm moving to NYC to pursue a very exciting job opportunity in the field of television advertising. Due to the nature of this company and this role, it's a conflict of interest for me to continue posting current-day Nielsen ratings data even if I'm not using my access as the source for it. So, unfortunately I'm no longer going to be able to post weekly rerun, broadcast, cable, and news data here. And also going forward, all requests will have to go through the "contact me" form in the sidebar, not Disqus.

    On a positive note, Andy over at SpoilerTV has graciously agreed to start posting a lot of this data over at his site. SpoilerTV will be doing a weekly top 200 reruns post, a weekly top 400 cable originals post, and a weekly top 200 cable sports post. So, nearly all of the data I was posting before will still be available, it just will be on SpoilerTV rather than here. Additionally, the 18-49 data there will be to 3-decimal places rather than the previous 2.

    Here is a link to the first weekly rerun recap at SpoilerTV for the week of July 18-24: https://www.spoilertv.com/2022/07/top-200-cable-reruns-week-ending-24th.html

    Here is a link to the first weekly cable top 400 originals for the week of July 18-24: https://www.spoilertv.com/2022/07/top-400-cable-shows-week-ending-24th.html

    Here is a link to the first weekly top 200 cable sports programs for the week of July 18-24: https://www.spoilertv.com/2022/07/top-200-cable-sports-week-ending-24th.html

    I'm still planning on continuing to post the historical data here for now, so now my efforts will now be solely focused on that because there is still quite a lot more to finish. My (ambitious) goal is still to have the 2002-03 season completed by the end of the summer and the 2010-11 season started and completed by the end of the year. I'm really glad people are using these archives, and find them helpful.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending December 1, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 10th week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 24, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the ninth week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending June 12, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Stranger Things' spent a third consecutive dominant week atop the Nielsen SVOD ratings with over 4.2 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending June 12th. This was down from the previous week's record-breaking 7.2 billion minutes, but still ranks at #6 all-time. With numbers from 'The Lincoln Lawyer' (683 million) & Disney+'s 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (682 million) falling, Amazon's 'The Boys' rose to #2 this week among originals, logging 919 million minutes in the first full week of third season availability. Also of note among originals, Netflix's 'Peaky Blinders' made its first ever chart appearance (635 million) with the drop of its final season on Jun. 10th, and Disney+'s 'Ms. Marvel' debuted with 249 million in its first 3 days. On the movie-side, Netflix's 'Hustle' roared to the top with 1.22 billion minutes in its first full week despite missing the chart completely the previous week, but 'Interceptor' managed far fewer at 413 million. Finally, 'All American' again led acquired programming (1.15 billion) with 'NCIS' and 'Cocomelon' just behind. 

Monday, July 18, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 10, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 10, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 10, 2022. 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 10, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 10, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 172,000 A18-49.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2002-03 Season on Temporary Pause

UPDATED: this is complete!

I've recently uncovered an additional data source for 2001-2003 which provides more detailed information regarding airdates and airtimes of cable programs. Most of the cable charts I've posted so far from that timeframe do not specify the time that a program aired and about half do not even specify the date that a program aired. This can make it problematic & confusing when there are multiple listings for a single program in a given week. With the data from this new data source, I'm going to go back into the previous 2 seasons worth of posts and update the charts. These updates will include:
  • More detailed information regarding airdates and airtimes in the cable viewership and HH charts (w/e May 27, 2001 through Nov. 17, 2002)
  • Weekly top 10 cable 18-49 charts for most of the weeks that were previously missing them (Jul. 29, 2001, Sept. 30, 2001, Oct. 28, 2001, Nov. 18, 2001, Nov. 25, 2001, Dec. 30, 2001, Mar. 31, 2002, Jun. 30, 2002)
  • Including the top 40 weekly cable programs by HH instead of just top 20 (Jun. 16, 2002 through Nov. 17, 2002)
  • Broadcast sports ratings for programs outside of primetime (Oct. 8, 2000 through Jun. 24, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2001 through Dec. 23, 2001)
I've already started this process beginning with fall 2001 - all of the posts from Sept. 30 - Nov. 25, 2001 have already been updated. But to make all of these updates, I'm going to have to temporarily pause posting the 2002-03 ratings for about a week or 2.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 23, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st and final week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 16, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2000-01 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final 18-49 and viewership data is not available for Tuesday or Friday on ABC, CBS, NBC, & FOX, and just Tuesday for UPN & WB. Due to the events of Tuesday September 11, 2001, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX aired wall-to-wall news programming from Tuesday through Friday (UPN & WB only did this on Tuesday) so Nielsen did not report the final ratings for Tuesday. Overnight ratings were available for those days so those are provided in the second chart along with the cumulative news viewership that Nielsen did report. Cable ratings for this week (presented in both households & total viewers) are included in charts below the broadcast ratings as are a plethora of other random charts. Note: all broadcast viewership for this week was only available to the first decimal-place and reruns are included in the list this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 9, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 17, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the eighth week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 2, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending July 3, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Adult Swim Full Saturday Ratings: July 2, 2022

I always try to make a point of including the full Adult Swim ratings whenever ShowBuzzDaily doesn't, so below are the Nielsen ratings for the full Adult Swim programming line-up from July 2nd/3rd, 2022. The chart below begins at 8:00pm Saturday evening and ends at 6:00am early Sunday morning. Viewership is expressed in thousands.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending July 3, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending July 3, 2022. 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 3, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending July 3, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week is 167,000 A18-49.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 26, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 19, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 10, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending June 5, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

With a full-week of season 4 availability in the books, Netflix's 'Stranger Things' obliterated the Nielsen SVOD record for most minutes of watch-time in a single week. The show recorded over 7.2 billion minutes in the week ending June 5th - almost 2 billion more than the previous record holder: 'Tiger King' in the w/e Mar. 29, 2020 (5.34 billion). 'Stranger Things' now holds two of the top 5 spots all-time in the weekly SVOD ratings with last week's total (5.1 billion) ranking #4. 'The Lincoln Lawyer' (Netflix) and 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (Disney+) held at #2 & #3 among originals despite both being down from last week, and Amazon Prime's 'The Boys' returned to the chart at #4 with the launch of of its third season on June 3rd. 'Boys' logged 949 million minutes of watch-time in the week, slightly up from the 891 million minutes it had in its second season's launch frame (w/e Sep. 6, 2020).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 12, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 3, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 5, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 27, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 29, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 20, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, July 4, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 26, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 26, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 26, 2022. 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 June 26, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending June 26, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 173,000 adults 18-49.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 22, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 15, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 13, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Nielsen SVOD Ratings: Movies Archive (first charted in 2022)

Below is an archive of Nielsen streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings organized by program title (A-Z). This post in particular includes only programs that are listed as "movies" that made their first chart appearance in 2022. There are other archives posted with "original" programs, "acquired" programs and for "movies" that first charted in other years. These tables include every single week of SVOD data that Nielsen has put out since the week ending Jan. 2, 2022. The first sheet is an index which lists of all of the available movies with data, how many weeks each has appeared in the Nielsen chart, as well as both the most-recent week they've appeared and the first week they appeared. Unlike the archives for original and acquired programs, there are simply too many movies for there to be a tab for each one individually, so they are sorted by distribution platform and then organized alphabetically within each platform tab. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Nielsen SVOD Ratings: Movies Archive (first charted 2020 or 2021)

Below is an archive of Nielsen streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings organized by program title (A-Z). This post in particular includes only programs that are listed as "movies" that made their first chart appearance in either 2020 or 2021. There are other archives posted with "original" programs, "acquired" programs and for "movies" that charted after 2021. These tables include every single week of SVOD data that Nielsen has put out since the week of Aug. 3-9, 2020. The first sheet is an index which lists of all of the available movies with data, how many weeks each has appeared in the Nielsen chart, as well as both the most-recent week they've appeared and the first week they appeared. Unlike the archives for original and acquired programs, there are simply too many movies for there to be a tab for each one individually, so they are sorted by distribution platform and then organized alphabetically within each platform tab. 

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending May 29, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

For some reason, Nielsen never officially released the SVOD streaming ratings for the week ending May 29th - their public website skipped from w/e May 22 to w/e June 5th, so I had to dig up as many of the ratings as I could from trade publications. I've reached out to some people to see if I can get the rest of the week's top 10s, and this post will be updated if I get them. UPDATED WITH FULL CHART

Friday, July 1, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending May 22, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's new program 'The Lincoln Lawyer' overtook 'Ozark' atop the SVOD ratings chart for the week ending May 22nd. The show scored 1.85 billion minutes of watch-time in its first full week of availability, easily outdoing 'Ozark's' 1.08 billion. 'The Circle' (467 million) eked up to #3 among originals, while Hulu's 'Candy' (359 million) dipped to #8 in its second week. Disney+'s 'Encanto' fell to its lowest rank among movies (#4) since its premiere in the w/e Dec. 26, 2021 (#7) despite being slightly up in watch-time from last week (388 million vs. 382 million). Ahead of it was the first full week of 'Senior Year' (767 million), and the debuts of 'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers' (594 million in first 7 days) and 'A Perfect Pairing' (442 million in first 4 days). Finally, in acquired programming, 'Cocomelon' spent a fourth consecutive week leading.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 8, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 2022

I don't have the full cable ratings for this week, so the charts below don't have all of the data they usually have. No NewsNation programming is available for Saturday or Sunday, 18-49 data is presented in ratings form and not viewership form, no 18-49 data is available for NewsNation programs, and there is no P55+ data available at all. The cable chart will be updated if I end up receiving the full data. 

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 2022

Unfortunately I still haven't received the full cable ratings for this week, so all data below is from ShowBuzzDaily. This post will be updated with additional data if I end up receiving it at some point.

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 19, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 6, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending May 15, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Ozark' spent a third consecutive week atop the Nielsen SVOD ratings chart, logging 1.73 billion minutes of watch-time in the w/e May 15th. Though this was down by about half from last week's 3.33 billion, it was still more than double second-ranked 'The Lincoln Lawyer' which managed 884 million in its first 3 days of availability. With that 'Grace and Frankie' (584 million) dipped to 3rd among originals, just ahead of Hulu's 'Candy' which had 577 million in its first week. We had new faces atop the movie chart with Netflix's 'Senior Year' taking the top spot with 797 million in its first 3 days and 'Our Father' ranking second with 450 million in its first 5 days. This pushed Disney+'s 'Encanto' down to #3, its lowest ranking since the w/e March 27th (also #3). Finally, things were relatively steady in acquired programming with 'Cocomelon' again at the top though 'Outlander' made its first appearance since the w/e February 28, 2021.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 1, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending May 8, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

In the first full week of availability of its final drop of episodes, Netflix's 'Ozark' logged a huge 3.33 billion minutes of watch-time, easily ranking atop the chart. This was up from last week's already sizable 2.57 billion and actually ranks #8 all-time since Nielsen began tracking SVOD ratings. 'Grace and Frankie' ranked a distant-second, up slightly from last week, and Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' held the third spot. On the movie-front, the 1998 film 'U.S. Marshals' registered 354 million minutes in its first week on the streamer, ranking second behind 'Encanto' which had 449 million. Finally, 'Cocomelon' (701 million) again led all acquired programming and 'Gilmore Girls' returned to the chart for the first time since the w/e March 27th. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 29, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first week of the 2002-03 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending June 19, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending June 19, 2022. 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 22, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 15, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 19, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 19, 2022. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

NBA Finals Ratings (1998-present)

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the last 25 years of NBA Finals, back to 1998. Household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, viewership, and M18-49 ratings have been provided for each year. The color-coding works exactly how it works in the World Series post with each metric compared against each other: i.e. all HH ratings are compared, and all 18-49 ratings are compared. The greener the chart, the better the ratings. Note: I've included both the undercount viewership and revised viewership for 2020 and 2021; this post will be updated if/when additional data is located and/or to add older years.

2022 NBA Finals & Out-of-Home

Last month I made two posts looking at the ratings of the first and second rounds of the NBA Playoffs from 2019 and 2022 and estimating the out-of home (OOH) viewership. Nielsen began including OOH viewership as part of the linear ratings reporting beginning in September 2020, so it's been difficult to make meaningful comparisons between today's ratings and ratings from before Sept. 2020. And since Nielsen doesn't ever provide a breakout of the OOH from the in-home viewership, I used household (HH) ratings and viewers-per-home (VPN) estimations to extract the portion of the OOH audience that is now lumped in with the in-home audience.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 8, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 1, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 24, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 25, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 17, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 18, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 10, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 12, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 12, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 12, 2022. 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 June 12, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending June 12, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 177,000 adults 18-49.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 11, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending June 5, 2022. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending June 5, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending June 5, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending June 5, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending June 5, 2022. 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.

Short hiatus

Hello,

I've had a lot going on in my life in the last week and in addition to that, I am traveling until Thursday, so the weekly broadcast, cable, and news posts will be delayed until later this week unfortunately. I will resume posting the older 2001 & 2002 data hopefully by this weekend or next week.

Monday, June 6, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 29, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 29, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 29, 2022. 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 May 29, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 29, 2022. 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, June 5, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 4, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 3, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending May 1, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

With the final batch of episodes dropped Apr. 29th, Netflix's 'Ozark' was propelled to the top of the streaming (SVOD) chart for the week ending May 1st. The show logged 2.58 billion minutes of watch-time during the week, though the new episodes were only available for the last 3 days. This was Ozark's best total since the week ending Jan. 30, 2022 (4.1 billion) - the first full week of availability for the first-half of the fourth season. Notably, this week's figure was significantly lower than the previous 2 release-week frames of w/e Jan. 23, 2022 (2.9 billion) and w/e Mar. 29, 2020 (3.5 billion) though it still ranks #19 all-time. 

Elsewhere this week, 'Grace and Frankie' ranked second among originals with 701 million minutes of watch-time due to the release of its final batch of episodes. This is a sizable jump from the 465 million minutes that the show garnered in the w/e Aug. 15, 2021 when the season's first set of episodes were released. On the movie side, Disney+'s 'Encanto' remained atop (439 million), and in acquired programming, Netflix's 'Cocomelon' reclaimed its spot at the summit (767 million) for the first time since the w/e Jan. 9, 2022.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 28, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 27, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 21, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 22, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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 May 22, 2022

Note: as an experiment this week, I included an additional chart with the top 200 reruns ranked on viewership instead of 18-49. There is significant overlap in the programs on each chart, but ranking on viewership includes a lot of the older-skewing syndicated programs that never make it when it's only ranked on 18-49.

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 22, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 175,000 A18-49.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

It was another slow ratings week in streaming with few notable debuts making waves. Netflix's 'The John Wayne Gacy' tapes was the lone exception, scoring 684 million minutes in its first 5 days. This ranked third among originals behind 'Bridgerton' (734 million) and 'Anatomy of a Scandal' (690 million). Disney+'s 'Encanto' again led among movies (444 million) and 'Better Call Saul' led acquired programming (821 million) with a total that actually led all of the streaming for the week. This is the first time that an acquired program led all of streaming since the week ending Aug. 29, 2021 when 'Manifest' topped the list (1.38 billion). Additionally, this is the first week where not a single program reached 1 billion minutes of watch-time since the week ending Nov. 28, 2021 when Netflix's movie 'Red Notice' topped the chart (954 million) 

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 17, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'The Ultimatum' led the ratings on a relatively quiet streaming week with about 1.1 billion minutes of watch-time, switching positions with 'Bridgerton' which fell by about half to 885 million. Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' (638 million) and Netflix's 'The Last Kingdom' held their #3 and #4 spots among originals from last week while Amazon's 'Outer Range' clocked in with 281 million in its first 3 days of availability. There weren't really any notable changes on the movie-front or acquired programming-front either with 'Encanto' (503 million) and 'Better Call Saul' (950 million) holding atop those respective categories. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 20, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 14, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 13, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 7, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 6, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, May 23, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 15, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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 May 15, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 15, 2022. 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. The cut-off this week was 173,000 adults 18-49. Interestingly: only 2 programs listed as reruns logged over 1 million viewers this week: Fox News's Saturday 7pm airing of 'Gutfeld' (0.08/1.108 million) and their Sunday 10pm airing of 'Sunday Night in America' (0.09/1.065 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 30, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 29, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 23, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 22, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NBA Playoffs Round 2 Out-of-Home Estimation

I recently made a post examining the ratings for the first round of the NBA Playoffs from 2019 and 2022 and estimating the impact of out-of home (OOH). Now, I'm going to use the same methodology to look at the ratings for the recently-concluded second round of the playoffs.

In the previous post, I used household (HH) ratings and viewers-per-home (VPN) estimations to extract the portion of the OOH audience that is now lumped in with the in-home audience. The main purpose of this, for me, is to better compare the ratings this year with previous years when OOH wasn't yet included.

Monday, May 16, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 8, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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 May 8, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 8, 2022. 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. Cut-off this week was 186,000 A18-49.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 16, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 15, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 9, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 2, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 8, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 10, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 10, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Bridgerton' topped the weekly streaming (SVOD) ratings for a third consecutive time, collecting over 1.6 billion minutes of watch-time in the week ending April 10th. Ranking second among originals was 'The Ultimatum' garnered 838 million in its first 5 days of availability, easily outdoing Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' which had 608 million in its first full week. There wasn't really anything interesting on the movie-front with 'Encanto' holding the top spot (611 million), but among acquired programming, Netflix's 'Better Call Saul' made a strong first appearance on the chart, ranking #1 with 915 million. No doubt, people were catching up with the fifth season prior to the show's linear 6th season premiere.

News Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending May 1, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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 May 1, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending May 1, 2022. 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. The cut-off this week was 173,000 adults 18-49.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 26, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 1, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 26th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, May 6, 2022

NBA Playoffs Ratings and Out-of-Home

One of the major talking points on Sports Media Twitter recently has been the ratings for the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and in particular, how much of an impact out-of-home ratings have had in ballooning the viewership figures.

Nielsen began measuring out-of-home viewership in mid-2017, but initially would report those numbers separately from the linear ratings they put out each day. In September 2020, they began combining the out-of-home numbers with the daily linear numbers and reporting them as one. For scripted programming ratings this likely has had a negligible impact, but for sports programming - where communal viewing is much more common - there is a sizable impact. But how much exactly?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 19, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 25, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 25th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 12, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

All-Time Top 100 SVOD Weekly Ratings

Below is a chart of the top 100 streaming (SVOD) performances based on minutes of watch-time in a single week. The chart will update automatically each week as new data comes in from Nielsen and shows at the bottom will drop off the chart as more programs populate the list over time. Original programming, movies, and acquired programming are all eligible to make this chart and the data goes back to the week ending August 9, 2020 - the week that Nielsen first began releasing the top SVOD ratings publicly. 

There were 6 instances when a program logged over 3 billion minutes prior to August 9th and because Nielsen revealed those numbers, they are also included in this chart. Nielsen hasn't revealed the programs that had over 2 billion minutes prior to the August 9, 2020 list, so there are certainly programs/weeks that should be on this chart that aren't. Finally, this is just one of a series of streaming charts available on the site; for the rest of them, check out the Streaming Archive.

Evening News Ratings: 2002

Below are the weekly average viewership and 25-54 ratings for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2002. Note that I don't have any 25-54 data for the weeks ending April 12th or December 20th, but this post will be updated if it is ever located.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending April 3, 2022

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending April 3, 2022. The chart below includes the top 10 original programs, top 10 movies, and top 10 acquired programs from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ measured on total minutes of watch-time. The data represents only viewing within the U.S. and comes from Nielsen Media Research.

Netflix's 'Bridgerton' crushed all competition on the streaming platforms in the week ending April 3rd with a huge 3.2 billion minutes of watch-time. This is only the 13th time that a streaming program has logged over 3 billion minutes in a single week since Nielsen began measuring. Bridgerton's total ranks 11th overall, ahead of 'Squid Game' (3.02 billion in the w/e Oct. 10, 2021) and behind 'You' (3.24 billion in the w/e Jan. 5, 2020). The overall record still belongs to 'Tiger King' which had 5.3 billion minutes in the week ending March 29, 2020.

'The Last Kingdom' ranked a far distant second among originals (714 million) while 'Is It Cake?' dipped to third and 'Inventing Anna' held at fourth. Also of note among originals was Disney+'s 'Moon Knight' which debuted with 418 million minutes in its first five days. On the movie-front, 'Encanto' returned to the summit (744 million), outdoing both 'Turning Red' (650 million) & Netflix's 'The Adam Project' (475 million) which had each taken turns atop the chart in the previous weeks. Finally, acquired programming was led by 'NCIS' and 'Cocomelon' - both will well over 600 million minutes. 

News Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending April 24, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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 April 24, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending April 24, 2022. 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.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 18, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 24th week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 5, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 11, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 23rd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 28, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 4, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 22nd week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 21, 2002

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 2001-02 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.

Monday, April 25, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 2022

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 (all presented in thousands): P18-49 viewers, P25-54 viewers, P55+ viewers, and total viewers. To calculate the 18-49 ratings based on the viewership, feel free to use the conversion tool in the right sidebar or calculate by hand by using the 18-49 Universe Estimate.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending April 17, 2022. 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 ratings data for cable sports telecasts that aired this week, and there is a separate post for cable news ratings.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending April 17, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending April 17, 2022. 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 April 17, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending April 17, 2022. 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. The cut-off this week was 185,000 adults 18-49

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending February 25, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 21st week of the 2000-01 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 bottom charts include data for cable programs that aired this week.