Monday, January 31, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 2, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 1999-00 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 January 23, 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: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending January 23, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending January 23, 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.

2022 Australian Open (ESPN2/Tennis Channel): Week 1 Ratings

Below are the full Nielsen ratings for U.S. telecasts of the 2022 'Australian Open' in the week of January 17-23, 2022. The full schedule of airings can be found here, but ESPN2 and Tennis Channel split duties airing the tournament with Tennis Channel covering 7am-2pm (ET) and 5pm-7pm, while ESPN2 covered 2pm-5pm and a late-night portion that usually went to around 2am or 3am. That late night portion is the live telecast while the 2pm-5pm portion is a re-airing of the previous night. Viewership is presented in thousands.

Top 200 Cable Reruns: Week Ending January 23, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending January 23, 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. TBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' again led the way this week with 21 spots in the top 200, including the entire top 15. The cut-off this week was 206,000 adults 18-49.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending January 23, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending January 23, 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. 

Nielsen SVOD Ratings: Netflix Originals (first charting 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 Netflix programs that had their first appearance on the charts in 2022. There are simply too many different Netflix programs to include all of the originals in one table, so they are being divided by the year they first appeared on the chart. There are other posts for Netflix "originals" that first charted in 2020 & 2021, and there are additional posts for "acquired" programs, and for "original" programs from other platforms. The first sheet is an index which lists of all of the available shows 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. Each show page can be accessed by clicking its hyperlink at the top of the sheet. (This is not the prettiest organization in the world, but it's the best that can be done as of right now).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 7, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second 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 25, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 1999-00 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, January 29, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 30, 2001

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first 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 18, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 1999-00 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, January 28, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 17, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 52nd and final week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 10, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 51st week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 6, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 11, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 1999-00 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 3, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 50th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 30, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 27, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 4, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 37th week of the 1999-00 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, January 25, 2022

Evening News Ratings: 2021

The charts below include the daily and weekly average total viewership & 25-54 viewership for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2021. Note that both total viewership and 25-54 data are provided in millions.

Evening News Ratings: 2020

The charts below include the daily and weekly average total viewership & 25-54 viewership for the evening news programs that aired on ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2020. Note that both total viewership and 25-54 data are provided in millions.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 20, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 48th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

News Ratings: Week Ending January 16, 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: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending January 16, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending January 16, 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 January 16, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending January 16, 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 January 16, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending January 16, 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. TBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' dominated this week, taking the top 18 spots on the chart, and it was a strong week overall for reruns with the cut-off point being 204,000 P18-49.

Adult Swim Full Saturday Ratings: January 15, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the full Adult Swim programming line-up from January 15th/16th, 2022. The chart below begins at 8:00pm Saturday evening and ends at 6:00am early Sunday morning. Viewership is expressed in thousands.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 28, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 36th week of the 1999-00 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 August 13, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 23, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Gilmore Girls (WB/CW): Ratings Recap

I don't post broadcast "ratings recaps" very often, but I recently got into watching 'Gilmore Girls' and, after doing some research, realized the ratings had never been posted in full before. So with that, the WB's 'Gilmore Girls' premiered October 5, 2000 with a 1.9/5 adults 18-49 rating/share and 5.03 million viewers, but fell into the low 1.3-1.4 range and 3-4 million viewers for the majority of its first season. This first season aired on Thursdays as a lead-in for 'Charmed,' but it was moved to Tuesdays as a lead-in for 'Angel' in its second season where the ratings soared. That season saw the 18-49 figure leap to 2.4 on-average, with viewership up to 5.6 million. The numbers peaked in its third season, to 2.5 in the demo & 5.8 million viewers, but dipped back down to 2.0 & 4.9 million in its fourth season. Interestingly, the ratings rose again in the fifth season to season 2 levels despite holding the same 'One Tree Hill' lead-out from the fourth season, and those numbers remained relatively stable into the sixth season which logged a 2.4 & 5.5 million. A seventh and final season aired in 2006-07, averaging its lowest 18-49 rating (1.95) and viewership (4.38 million) since season 1. A four episode reboot titled 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' premiered in November 2016 on Netflix, but numbers were never released for its performance. The original 'Gilmore Girls' continues to perform well on Netflix where it relatively consistently ranks in the Nielsen (SVOD) top 10 lists. That full history is available here.

The Good Witch (Hallmark): Ratings Recap

Hallmark Channel's 'The Good Witch' premiered as a series of TV movies, the first of which began January 19, 2008 with a strong 4.23 million viewers. It aired a total of seven movies prior to its first season premiere which delivered a 0.27 adults 18-49 rating and 2.9 million viewers in its February 2015 premiere. The first season averaged a 0.17 rating and just over 2.1 million viewers, and the second season in 2016 held those viewership numbers, but interestingly saw a nice rise in the 18-49 demo (to 0.25). The next three seasons saw remarkable stability, each averaging about 2.1 million viewers and just over 0.2 in the demo, but that growth was halted in 2020's sixth season which dipped slightly to a 0.16 rating and 1.87 million viewers. A seventh and final season aired in 2021, falling to a 0.12 rating on-average and 1.58 million viewers.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 21, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 35th week of the 1999-00 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 August 6, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 46th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 14, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 1999-00 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 30, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 45th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 16, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 34th week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending December 12, 2021

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending December 12, 2021. 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.

There were no new debuts among originals this week on the Nielsen SVOD ratings chart. Netflix's 'Lost in Space' held atop the chart for a second week with just over 1 billion minutes of watch-time, down slightly from the week prior's 1.2 billion while 'True Story' (also Netflix) fell from #2 to #9 among originals (607 million to 255 million), enabling Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' to rise 3-2 with solid retention for its third week (527 million). On the movie front, Disney+'s 'Home Alone' (307 million) and Hulu's 'Elf' (296 million) soared to take the top 2 spots, while on the acquired programming front, 'Cocomelon' ranked #1 for a seventh week (835 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 7, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 1999-00 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.

Euphoria Ratings: Discussion

    I've written extensively on the subject of ratings for streaming services, and in particular, the need for both transparency and 3rd party verification. Netflix has taken solid steps forward in regards to the former with the launch of their weekly top 10 website, and Nielsen has attempted to account for the latter with their weekly SVOD lists. But unfortunately, HBO Max does not regularly release their own data, nor are they accounted for in the weekly Nielsen SVOD lists. So when I see articles like this one from Variety I really start to question it.

    HBO reported that 2.4 million people watched the premiere of 'Euphoria' on Sunday January 9th, a number that apparently includes both live viewership on HBO as well as viewership on HBO Max. Now, this is an interestingly high number considering that only 254,000 people watched the program on HBO on the night of its premiere according to Nielsen data. An additional 86,000 watched its 11:30pm rerun, so that is a linear-TV-total of 340,000. With this, we are expected to believe that nearly 86% of the viewership (~2.06 million) came from HBO Max? It's totally possible that this is true, but we have to look at this number with some skepticism.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Saved (TNT): Ratings Recap

TNT's 'Saved' premiered June 12, 2006 behind the second-season premiere of 'The Closer,' logging 5.1 million viewers and a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating (versus 8.3 million & 2.0 for 'Closer'). While 'The Closer' averaged between 5.5 and 7 million viewers throughout the season, 'Saved' was only able to hold onto about half of that, ranging in the high 2-million to low 3-million range. It managed to conclude on a high-note with 3.94 million and the show averaged 3.4 million over its 13 episodes. This was apparently not high enough for TNT to warrant a second season renewal.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 23, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 44th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Adult Swim Full Saturday Ratings: January 8, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the full Adult Swim programming line-up from January 8th/9th, 2022. The chart below begins at 8:00pm Saturday evening and ends at 6:00am early Sunday morning. Viewership is expressed in thousands.

News Ratings: Week Ending January 9, 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: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending January 9, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending January 9, 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 January 9, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending January 9, 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 January 9, 2022

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending January 9, 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.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 9, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 33rd week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 30, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 1999-00 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, January 14, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 16, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 43rd week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending December 26, 2021

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 26, 2021

Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'm going to be receiving the full weekly cable data for the week of Dec. 20-26th, so this week's cable recap was done using ShowBuzzDaily's data. This means that the chart doesn't have all of the lower-rated numbers I usually include and also means I can't take any requests for this week. Sorry!

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending December 26, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. 
There is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 9, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 42nd week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 23, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 1999-00 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.

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1978-79 TV Season

Below are the weekly Nielsen ratings results for the 1978-79 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1988 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 745,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. 

Full weekly household ratings for every show weren't made available until 1981, so only partial results are available for this season. Only the top 10 results are available for the first seven weeks of the season (from the Raleigh News and Observer), but beginning with the w/e Nov. 5, 1978 there are the top 15 results available (from from The New York Times). Top 20 results are available starting with the w/e Mar. 25, 1979 (from Newsday) and are provided through the end of the season, save for 2 weeks (May 6, 1979 & Sept. 2, 1979) where only the top 15 is available.

Additionally, the second document includes full rankings (without ratings) from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and these are available for nearly every week of the proper season (not the summer) except for the following weeks: w/e Dec. 17, 1978, Dec. 24, 1978 (top 20 and bottom 10 are provided in the "ratings" document), Dec. 31, 1978, January 14, 1979 (top 20 and bottom 5), and January 21, 1979 (top 20 and bottom 10). The final week of full rankings is the week ending April 15, 1979.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

NFL Regular Season Local Market Ratings: 2021-22

Below are the full local market Nielsen ratings for all 30 NFL markets and all 18 weeks of the season. This data only accounts for households watching the NFL game featuring the team from that market.  There are two tables below: the first includes the percentage of TV homes, while the second table includes the total number of homes (in thousands). For example: 16.5% of homes in the Atlanta area (or 370,000 total households) watched the Falcons' week 1 game. New York and Los Angeles have two teams in their markets, so each market appears twice in the list with the viewership for the respective game. 

The data is in Live+1 as that is the standard that the Television Bureau of Advertising uses. This accounts for live viewing and viewing within 24 hours of the game broadcast. With sports programming specifically, there is virtually no difference between Live+Same day and timeshifted +1, +3, or +7 since the vast majority of people watch sports live. I'd obviously prefer a L+SD rating as I think using L+1 is goofy at best, but this is how the information is available. Note: I'm missing data from the New Orleans market for weeks 1 & 3. Also, I will update with week 18 when that data becomes available. I'm not going to include the data for week 18 because after looking at the report, I'm convinced that it is incorrect top-to-bottom. It shows essentially every single market being down from previous weeks which is at completely odds with the national ratings.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending July 2, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 41st week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Futurama's Return to Adult Swim: Full Week Ratings

It totally slipped my mind that last week marked the return of Futurama to syndication on Adult Swim for the first time in nearly 14 years. A good friend of mine is huge fan of the show (and she is trying very hard to get me into it), so in honor of its return, here are the full Nielsen ratings for all of its airings from Dec. 27, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022. I don't know how these numbers compare to what was there before, but with enough interest, I could potentially dig that up.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 16, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 30th week of the 1999-00 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, January 7, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending May 2, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 32nd week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

News Ratings: Week Ending December 19, 2021

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

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending December 19, 2021

Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'm going to be receiving the full weekly cable data for this week, so this week's cable recap was done using ShowBuzzDaily's data. This means that the chart doesn't have many of the lower-rated numbers I usually include and also means I can't take any requests for this week. Sorry!

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending December 19, 2021. This is merely a selection of original airings and does not include every single program that aired in the week. Syndicated programming, sports news, and non-original movies are not included in these charts. 
There is a separate post with cable news ratings from this week.

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending December 5, 2021

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending December 5, 2021. 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.

The third season drop of Netflix's 'Lost in Space' propelled it to the top of the streaming SVOD ratings for the week ending December 5th. The show logged 1.2 billion minutes of watch-time in the week, nearly double what the second-ranked original, 'True Story,' had (607 million). Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' took the third spot, losing about 300 million in its second week (to 560 million) while Amazon's 'The Wheel of Time' ranked 4th with 537 million. On the movie front, Netflix's new film 'The Power of the Dog' ranked #1 with 470 million minutes, ending the 3-week reign of 'Red Notice' which tumbled to #3 this week (and lost 600 million minutes). Finally, 'Cocomelon' spent a sixth week leading all acquired programming (786 million).   

Music Data: Week Ending December 30, 2021

Below are three charts with music data from the week ending December 30, 2021. The first chart includes the top 10 albums of the week based on total weekly units sold according to Billboard (and usually a small select number albums below the top 10). The next two charts document the top songs of the week based on total number of plays on U.S. pop radio. The top chart comes from Nielsen/BDS and includes the top 40 songs of the week, while the bottom chart comes from Mediabase and includes the top 50 songs of the week. The key difference between the charts is that Nielsen/BDS uses computers to monitor radio stations while Mediabase uses humans. Additionally, the Nielsen/BDS chart is what goes into the Billboard Hot 100 formula. Finally, note that the tracking week for album sales is Friday-Thursday while the tracking week for radio is Sunday-Saturday.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 25, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 40th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 9, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 29th week of the 1999-00 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, January 5, 2022

News Ratings: Week Ending January 2, 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: the first includes 18-49 ratings, the second and third include viewership among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 (presented in thousands), and the final column includes total viewership (also in thousands). Data only goes from Monday-Friday as I do not track weekend news ratings.

Ratings for NBC Sports Network's Last Day: December 31, 2021

Below are the full Nielsen ratings for the final day of NBC Sports Network which shut down at midnight on Dec. 31, 2021. The ratings begin at 12:00am on Friday (12/31), but the first several half-hours are listed as Thursday in the chart below as Nielsen's day starts and ends at 6:00am. Note: the final 8:00pm airing ended at 11:59pm.

Cable TV Ratings: Week Ending January 2, 2022

Below is a recap of the cable TV ratings for the week ending January 2, 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 January 2, 2022

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending January 2, 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 January 2, 2022

I still do not have full cable data for the weeks ending December 19th or 26th, but it will be posted if/when it is received.

Below are the Nielsen ratings for top 200 cable programs listed as reruns for the week ending January 2, 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.

Toonami (Adult Swim) Ratings: January 1, 2022

I still do not have full cable data for the weeks ending December 19th or 26th, but it will be posted if/when it is received.

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the Adult Swim programming line-up Toonami from January 1st/2nd, 2022. Included below are the ratings for the 11:30pm lead-in program and then the eight half-hours ending at 4am. Viewership is expressed in thousands.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Weekly Nielsen Ratings: 1979-80 TV Season

Below are the weekly Nielsen ratings results for the 1979-80 television season. Viewership wasn't reported by Nielsen until the fall 1988 season, so up until that point the only metric widely available was the household rating (which is what is reported here in this article). To calculate the estimated number of households watching, just multiply each rating by 763,000 as that is what 1 rating point represents. 

Full weekly household ratings for every show weren't made available until 1981, so only partial results are available for this season. Most weeks have the top 20 weekly ratings available, but 2 weeks have only the top 15 (Dec. 23, 1979 & Jan. 13, 1980) and 1 week has only the top 10 (May 4, 1980). The data for the top 20 programs comes from Newsday, data for the top 15 programs comes from The New York Times, and the data for the top 10 comes from the Raleigh News and Observer.

Additionally, the second document includes full rankings (without ratings) from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and these are available for nearly every week of the proper season (not the summer) except for the following weeks: w/e Dec. 23, 1979 (only top 20), Dec. 30, 1979, Jan. 6, 1980, and May 11, 1980. The final week of full rankings is the week ending May 18, 1980.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending June 18, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 39th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending April 2, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 28th week of the 1999-00 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 25, 2010

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 31st week of the 2009-10 television broadcast season. The first chart includes final household, 18-49, and 25-54 ratings, as well final viewership figures (most to three digits) for all first-run broadcast programs that aired during the weekThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week, and the final charts include time-shifted DVR ratings for both broadcast and cable programs (if available). Note: most reruns are excluded from these charts.

Broadcast TV Ratings: Week Ending December 26, 2021

Below is a recap of the broadcast TV ratings for the week ending December 26, 2021. With a few exceptions this chart includes programs that aired in primetime (8pm-11pm) on the broadcast networks in the week. All reruns and theatrical movies are excluded.  

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Top Streaming (SVOD) Ratings: Week Ending November 28, 2021

Below are the weekly streaming/video-on-demand (SVOD) ratings for the week ending November 28, 2021. 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.

After a mere 1-week reign atop the streaming originals chart, Amazon's 'Wheel of Time' fell to the 3rd spot this week with 663 million minutes of watch-time. Two new entries filled the top of the chart with Netflix's 'True Story' at #1 (943 million) and Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' at #2 (853 million). With 'Hawkeye,' Disney+ saw its best performance for an original since the week ending Jul. 18, 2021 when 'Loki' logged 1.01 billion minutes. Other original debuts this week include Disney+'s 'The Beatles: Get Back' (503 million) and Netflix's 'Selling Sunset' (549 million) & 'The Queen of Flow' (480 million). On the movie front, 'Red Notice' led for a third week (954 million) while 'Cocomelon' led the acquired programming chart for a fifth week (797 million).

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending March 26, 2000

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 27th week of the 1999-00 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 11, 2006

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 38th week of the 2005-06 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.