Ratings Archive

     Welcome to my archive of Nielsen Ratings! This has been a project of mine since June of 2015, and my goal is archive all of ratings for every episode of every broadcast series and as many cable series as possible from 1998-2019. These are two arbitrary years; however, having this 21-year constraint makes this project feel possible. It's impossible for me to keep up with the daily ratings and at the same time work backwards, therefore, January 20, 2019 is the upper-bound for this archive. Though I do have the ratings for all broadcast series from fall 1989 through 1997, they're already posted at www.tvaholics.blogspot.com under the "USA Today Archives" tab, so it doesn't feel important to me to recreate the wheel. I will also occasionally add weekly ratings results from the 1980s as I do have a fair amount of that data as well. 

     There are 2 parts of this archive, the first of which is an archive of individual program ratings, and the second of which is an archive of the weekly ratings organized by TV season. As of right now, the first archive is only being used to archive cable programs, though my current plan is to add ratings for individual broadcast programs at some point in the future. For now, www.spottedratings.com is the best resource for episode-by-episode ratings for broadcast programs. The second archive does include both broadcast and cable ratings. 

Projects in-progress:
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 2006-07 TV season
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the summer 2009 TV season
  • Update the daily ratings posts from August 28 - November 25, 2015 to add broadcast ratings and 18-49 ratings for cable shows
  • Finish the weekly broadcast and cable ratings posts for spring 2018
  • Updating the Ratings Recaps to include data from 2019 and 2020

Upcoming projects (not in order):
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 1999-00 TV season
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 2007-08 TV season
  • Broadcast, cable, & DVR for the 2016-17 TV season
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the summer 2018 season
  • Broadcast & cable ratings from July 17, 2015 - August 28, 2015

Recently completed projects:
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 1998-99 TV season (completed: 7/6/20)
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 2003-04 TV season (completed: 8/7/20)
  • Broadcast & cable ratings for the 2015-16 TV season (completed: 8/26/20)
  • Broadcast, cable, & DVR for the 2008-09 TV season (completed: 8/27/20)

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