or


[07/10/20 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Pave the Way to Victory for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/9/20):

ABC (3.423 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) held onto the top spot on Thursday with originals from "Holey Moley" (3.744 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Don't" (3.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.274 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

CBS (3.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) took home the silver with its repeat lineup of "Young Sheldon" (4.164 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4), "The Unicorn" (3.003 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Mom" (3.275 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), another "Mom" (3.326 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.709 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.018 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "Blindspot" (2.429 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), a second "Blindspot" (1.806 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.819 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.202 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up new episodes of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.444 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Labor of Love" (0.959 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, the season finales of "Burden of Truth" (0.481 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.411 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.446 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Don't (vs. 6/25/20)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 6/25/20)
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. 6/25/20)
0.00% - Labor of Love (vs. 6/25/20)
0.00% - Burden of Truth
0.00% - In the Dark
-14.29% - Holey Moley (vs. 6/25/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Reef Break)
+40.00% - Don't (vs. Family Food Fight)
0.00% - In the Dark (vs. The Outpost)
-25.00% - Holey Moley
-40.00% - Blindspot - 9:00 (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-40.00% - Blindspot - 8:00 (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-50.00% - Burden of Truth (vs. iZombie)
-57.14% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. MasterChef)
-66.67% - Labor of Love (vs. Spin the Wheel)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/11/19):

CBS (3.165 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its original lineup of "Love Island" (2.613 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Big Brother 21" (3.989 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Elementary" (2.893 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

FOX (2.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors thanks to fresh installments of "MasterChef" (3.040 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "Spin the Wheel" (2.644 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.869 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its trio of "Holey Moley" (3.946 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "Family Food Fight" (2.401 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Reef Break" (2.260 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.822 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up the return of "Hollywood Game Night" (2.647 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) bookended by repeats of "The Wall" (3.411 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.408 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a new "iZombie" (0.594 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and the season premiere of "The Outpost" (0.611 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.603 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Elementary
+33.33% - Reef Break (vs. 6/27/19)
0.00% - MasterChef (vs. 6/27/19)
0.00% - Spin the Wheel (vs. 6/27/19)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. 6/27/19)
-11.11% - Holey Moley (vs. 6/27/19)
-16.67% - Family Food Fight (vs. 6/27/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Holey Moley (vs. The Gong Show)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-12.50% - MasterChef (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-16.67% - Family Food Fight (vs. Match Game)
-16.67% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Marlon)
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-20.00% - Reef Break (vs. Take Two)
-33.33% - Spin the Wheel (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom)
-33.33% - Big Brother 21
-36.84% - Love Island (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-50.00% - The Outpost (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [july 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/21/21 - 03:22 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Delivers 13.8 Million Viewers, The Second-Most-Watched "MNF" Week 2 Telecast Since 2014
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli's" audience increased by 138% in week 2, as 1.9 million viewers watched their alternate telecast of Lions-Packers, up from 800,000 viewers in Week 1.

[09/21/21 - 11:06 AM]
Auburn-Penn State Registers 7.6 Million Viewers for ABC's "Saturday Night Football," ABC/ESPN Win the Night in Week 3
ABC's telecast averaged 7,606,000 viewers, the second-most-watched Week 3 game across all networks and fifth-best game of the year.

[09/21/21 - 09:31 AM]
NBC Wins 52-Week Season in 18-49 and Total Viewers for First Time Since 2018
"In an era with no shortage of viewing options, the reach and impact of broadcast television is still undeniable," said Frances Berwick.

[09/21/21 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Sports' Presentation of Alabama-Florida Delivers Massive Viewership
The game peaked with 11.587 million viewers from 6:45 to 7:00 PM, ET.

[09/21/21 - 08:47 AM]
"NFL on CBS" Continues Strong Start to Season with Impressive Week 2 Viewership
Highlighted by Dallas' last-second win over the L.A. Chargers and Tennessee's overtime win over Seattle, the 4:25 PM, ET game window is CBS' most-watched national game window in September since 2014.

[09/20/21 - 02:09 PM]
Chiefs-Ravens Thriller Is Most-Watched Week 2 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game Since 2018, With Total Audience Delivery of Nearly 21 Million Viewers
The Average Minute Audience (AMA) for last night's live stream via Peacock, NBC Sports Digital platforms, NFL Digital platforms, Chiefs and Ravens mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports mobile properties was approximately 630,000 viewers.

[09/14/21 - 03:28 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Season-Opening MegaCast: 15.3 Million Viewers, Delivering "MNF's" Most-Watched Week 1 Game Since 2013
"Monday Night Football" also helped ESPN and ABC become the most-watched networks (broadcast and cable) in prime time among households, viewers and the same key male and people demos.

[09/14/21 - 02:14 PM]
US Open Viewership Up 33% in Prime Time, 13% Overall
Coverage totaled 153 hours across ESPN and ESPN2, an increase of 15% over the 133 that had been scheduled.

[09/14/21 - 09:46 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Delivers Massive Week 1 Audience
The combined average viewership for Sunday's doubleheader windows totaled 33.472 million viewers.

[09/10/21 - 12:39 PM]
Cowboys-Buccaneers on NBC and Peacock Is Most-Watched NFL Kickoff Game Since 2015 with Total Audience Delivery of 26 Million Viewers
With an average of approximately 24.4 million viewers on NBC, the NFL Kickoff Game is television's most-watched show since Super Bowl LV in February.

[09/08/21 - 01:40 PM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" and "Sunday Kickoff" Are Two Most-Watched Games of the Week, Multi-Year Viewership Highs in Week 1 as ESPN Platforms Welcome CFB Viewers Home
College football fans flocked to ESPN networks over the six-day stretch, including on the first full CFB Saturday of the season.

[09/07/21 - 08:41 AM]
"Renovation Island" Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings
HGTV's breakout hit attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/25/21 - 03:11 PM]
BET Continues Its Winning Ratings Streak with Over 2.6 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Season Three and "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition" Last Wednesday Night
BET and Tyler Perry now have the top three scripted series on cable this season with African Americans 18-49.

[08/24/21 - 02:59 PM]
"Paw Patrol: The Movie" Proves Its Pedigree with Fans
The film, which premiered on the service the same day it hit theaters on August 20, ranked as one of the service's most-watched originals.

[08/24/21 - 01:38 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Latest "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" Premiere Boosts Network to Be #1 in the Sunday 9P-11P Time Slot and #2 Most-Watched in Total Day
"Honeymoon, Honeymurder" - the 17th world premiere of the series - averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.6 million Homes, 88,000 Women 25-54, and reached over 2.2 million Total Viewers.