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.