Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: Week of March 15 - 21, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending March 21, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD again dominated the week on Twitter with 4.09 million unique viewers and 443,000 tweets (and 32.12M impressions). FOX's THE PASSION fared decently with 133,000 tweets seen by 2.18M unique individuals (and 18.41M impressions). Premieres: AWKWARD. returned with 15,000 tweets and 524,000 unique viewers, THE AMERICANS began its fourth season with 6,000 tweets and 370,000 viewers, and NASHVILLE returned for the second part of its season with 27,000 tweets and 366,000 viewers. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS concluded its sixth season with 231,000 tweets and a very high 1.78 million viewers (with 8.15M impressions). GREY'S ANATOMY led among Shondaland shows with 1.19M views and 58,000 tweets, followed by the season finale of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (1.03M/116,000), and finally SCANDAL (990,000/79,000). Elsewhere: AMERICAN CRIME STORY stayed strong (30,000 tweets with 991,000 views), and the penultimate episode of BLACK SAILS had 5,000 tweets with 203,000 views. Finally, DANCING WITH THE STARS began with 93,000 tweets and a whopping 3.18M views.

SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Saturday March 19, 2016:

Four NCAA BASKETBALL games were on top for the day. On TBS, Providence/North Carolina led with 4.06 million viewers (with a strong 2.12 in Males 18-49), Butler/Virginia was second with 2.34 million (with a 1.06 in M 18-49), and on TNT, Gonzaga/Utah had 1.78m (with 0.80 in M 18-49), while Little Rock/Iowa State was at 1.21m (with 0.58 in M 18-49). In Females 18-49, the four games were at 0.99, 0.52, 0.41 and 0.27 respectively.

Elsewhere, SCHOOL OF ROCK was down 1.68 million viewers in its second week (from 2.38m), and pulled a 0.53 in F 12-34 (down from 0.88). The penultimate episode of BLACK SAILS, on Starz, dropped to 608,000 viewers (from 677K); its lowest penultimate episode yet (vs. 703K in 2014, and 653K in 2015). On OWN, WHERE ARE THEY NOW? rose over 100K viewers, to 456,000, and FOR PEETE'S SAKE premiered to 639,000 total viewers. KILLERPOST, on Oxygen, rose to 340,000 (from 274K), MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, on Destination America, was about even with last week at 411,000, and BEOWULF, on Esquire, was up to 203,000 (from 164K). Finally among lower-rated cables, BEING, on Centric, toppled to 115,000 (from 203K), and THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE shed 30K, to 142,000.

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: GAC Programming

This table includes every program that aired on Great American Country (GAC) in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Galavision is next!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday March 18, 2016:

Happy Easter! Not including NCAA Basketball, Lifetime's BRING IT! led the day in the 18-49's (0.48) and had 1.19 million viewers (down from 1.32m), and was strong in Females 18-49 (0.74); a BRING IT! SPECIAL brought in 976,000, with a 0.55 in F 18-49. On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER rose to 1.46m viewers (from 1.4m), and ANIMALS. dropped to 60K viewers, to 187,000. BUNK'D, on Disney Channel, was down to 1.37 million (from 1.5m), and STUCK IN THE MIDDLE ticked up to 1.67m (from 1.64m); both were strongest in F 12-34 with 0.55 and 0.72 respectively. On Destination America, PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN rose to 400,000 viewers (from 354K) and on Showtime, a special (STEVE-O GUILTY AS CHARGED) brought in 165,000. Finally, SLASHER, on Chiller, was even at 67,000 viewers.

THURSDAY MARCH 17, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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The NCAA TOURNAMENT led the night with 12 different games airing on 3 different networks. The 4 TBS games averaged 1.96 million viewers (but it was brought down by one airing that had 641,000), the 4 TNT games averaged 1.54 million (lowest airing was 979,000), and 4 TruTV airings averaged 847,000 viewers.

History's VIKINGS lost 200K viewers, down to 2.13m, but Bravo's TOP CHEF actually rose to 1.17 million viewers (from 921K). VIKINGS did have a stronger male audience than CHEF with a 0.73 in M 18-49 (down from last week's 0.79) and this week's decline was most likely due to the 9:30pm TNT Wichita State/Arizona basketball game (1.52 in M 18-49). Unusually, TOP CHEF's male 18-49 audience rose this week to 0.37 (from 0.28), but its female audience did as well (0.55 vs. 0.47). COLONY, on USA, finished its first season with its highest audience since January 28th (1.21m) with 1.19 million tuning in for its season finale (up from down from last week's 1.09m); the show has been renewed for a second season. On FX, the penultimate episode of the first season of BASKETS drew 500,000 viewers (from 396K), its highest audience since February 18th (649K). MARY MARY, on WeTV, was down to 477,000 viewers (from 520K), and on CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH dropped to 455,000 (from 528K), and REDNECK ISLAND fell to 377,000 (from 418K). Among lower rated cables, PORTLANDIA, on IFC, was at 131,000 for its penultimate episode of the season (from 127K), AMERICARNA, on Velocity, was up to 238,000 (from 178K), and BRINGING UP BATES, on UP, dropped to 208,000 (from 252K). Finally, on Showtime, GIGOLOS began its sixth season with 105,000 viewers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Live +7 Cable Ratings: Top 100 Shows on DVR in 2015

Below are the top 100 cable shows in 2015 based on DVR ratings. THE WALKING DEAD, on AMC, led the year with an average of 19.49 million Live+7 viewers over the course of its 16 episodes and had a 10.1 18-49 rating, while FEAR THE WALKING DEAD was in second place with 6.1/11.84 million. Also on AMC, BETTER CALL SAUL was at 3.2/6.51m, INTO THE BADLANDS rose to 2.7/5.59m, and the final season of MAD MEN pulled a 1.3/3.65m for its 7 episodes. On HBO, GAME OF THRONES averaged 9.51 million viewers and a 4.9 18-49 rating in Live+7, TRUE DETECTIVE rose to 1.8/4.03m, BALLERS had 1.5/2.79m, and SILICON VALLEY averaged 1.4/2.43m in Live+7.

Other shows in the top 100 include: ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (1.4/2.94m), Starz's POWER (1.0/2.18m), and FXX's IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (0.8/1.22m). USA's SUITS had a 1.2 18-49 rating, and 3.7m DVR viewers, while the critically acclaimed MR. ROBOT averaged a 1.1 and 2.74 million L+7 viewers. On Showtime, SHAMELESS averaged a 1.1 in the 18-49s and 2.45 million viewers, while HOMELAND averaged a 0.9 and 2.65m. Many FX shows made the top 100: led by AMERICAN HORROR STORY (3.4/6.38m), followed by THE STRAIN (1.2/2.73m), the final season of JUSTIFIED (1.2/3.78m), critical darling FARGO (1.0/3.08m), and the short-lived BASTARD EXECUTIONER (0.9/2.54m). Finally, TBS's GROUND FLOOR occupied its namesake with a 0.8 and 1.81 million.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 16, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Wednesday March 16, 2016:

Not including TruTV's NCAA Basketball (2,162,000), HGTV's PROPERTY BROTHERS led the day in the 18-49's (0.56) and had 2.16 million viewers. LITTLE WOMAN LA, on Lifetime, was down to 1.36m viewers (from 1.42m) with a healthy 0.86 in Females 18-49, but LITTLE WOMAN ATL rose to 1.29m (from 1.16m) with a 0.80 in F 18-49. On FX, THE AMERICANS began its fourth season with 1.11m viewers, its lowest premiere number yet, and down from the third season premiere (1.9m), and finale (1.22m); AMERICANS also pulled a very high 0.66 in Adults 50+. YOUNG & HUNGRY, on Freeform, ticked down to 518,000 viewers (from 529K), and BABY DADDY fell to 530,000 (from 573K); they were at 0.35 and 0.40 respectively in F 12-34. WGN America's UNDERGROUND dropped to 989,000 viewers in its second week (from 1.421m), and to a 0.30 Adults 25-54 rating (from 0.49). On TV Land, the penultimate episode of the second season of YOUNGER rose to 654,000 viewers (from 616K), and the season finale of TEACHERS rose slightly to 344,000 (from 340K). Pop's SCHITT'S CREEK began its second season with 238,000 viewers and a 0.06 18-49 rating, down in viewers from the series premiere in 2015 (275K), but up in the demo (from 0.04). Among lower rated cables, HAP AND LEONARD, on SundanceTV, fell to 197,000 (from 271K), PREACHERS OF ATLANTA, on Oxygen, was down 25K, to 180,000, and LUCHA UNDERGROUND, on El Rey, rose 5,000, to 100,000.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TUESDAY MARCH 15, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Tuesday March 15, 2016:

FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY led the day with a 1.17 18-49 rating, a high 1.33 Adults 25-54 rating, and 2.88 million viewers (from 3 million). On OWN, THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS concluded its second season with 2.85m viewers (from 2.64m), and IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG returned for the second part of its second season with 2.47m (from 2.51m on 12/1/15). In Females 18-49, they were at 1.07 and 1.04 respectively. OUTSIDERS, on WGN America, rose to 737,000 viewers (from 669K), and pulled at 0.31 in the 25-54 key demo. On Freeform, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS concluded its sixth season with 1.19 million viewers (down from 1.26m last week, and from 2.38m of the season premiere last June), and SHADOWHUNTERS fell over 200K viewers, to 784,000 (from 952K); in Females 12-34, they were at 1.32 and 0.61 respectively. BAD GIRLS CLUB, on Oxygen, began its 15th season with 575,000 viewers (from 249K for last week's special), and PRANCING ELITES PROJECT doubled to 364,000 (from 183K). DANCE MOMS, on Lifetime, ticked up to 1.26m (from 1.21m) and had a 0.74 in F 12-34, while THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER EXPERIMENT dropped 100K, to 410,000. AWKWARD, on MTV, began the second half of its fifth season with 517,000 viewers (from 779K/737K on 11/9/15), and FAKING IT began its third season with a series-low 284,000 (from 515K on 11/2/15). Among lower rated cables, FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES, on Esquire, was down to 196,000 (from 258K), GANGSTERS, on Reelz, dropped to 157,000 (from 213K), and LEGENDARY MOTORCAR, on Velocity, fell to 211,000 in its second week (from 302K/281K). Finally, on TV One, HERE WE GO AGAIN was at 89,000, and BORN AGAIN VIRGIN was at 69,000 (from 122K/150K).

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: G4 Programming

This table includes every program that aired on G4 in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Great American Country (GAC) is next!

MONDAY MARCH 14, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL dropped to a series low in total viewers: 1.992 million viewers (down from 2.199m), and a 1.17 Males 18-49 rating (down from 1.21). For comparison, the fifth episode of the second season of BREAKING BAD only had 1.213 million viewers.

Without the help of LOVE & HIP HOP, VH1's K. MICHELLE: MY LIFE fell to 1.06 million viewers (from 1.5m), and to a 0.76 Females 18-49 rating (from 1.10), STEVIE J & JOSELINE was down to 982,000/0.64 (from 1.71m/1.34), and HIT THE FLOOR dropped to 920,000/0.68 (from 1.11m/0.85). On USA, 3 hours of WWE ENTERTAINMENT averaged 3.458 million viewers, a 1.66 Males 18-49 rating, and a 1.50 Males 12-34 rating. AMERICAN DAD, on TBS, was down to 1.01m (from 1.14m) and had a 0.67 in Males 18-49, while FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE rose to another series-high 707,000 viewers and had a 0.25 in Females 18-49; an ANGIE TRIBECA rerun ("The Inside Man") found 623,000 viewers. On Syfy, THE MAGICIANS rose 40K viewers, to 712,000 (0.27/0.29 in F/M 18-49), LOST GIRL ticked up to 387,000 (from 376K), and BITTEN was down slightly to 332,000 (from 336K). A&E's BATES MOTEL lost 100K, to 1.45m (strong 0.73 in Females 18-49), and DAMIEN fell over 200K viewers, to 535,000. Finally, on AHC, AGAINST THE ODDS was up to 237,000 (from 205K), on Logo, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ticked down to 358,000 (from 377K), and on Smithsonian, the penultimate episode of MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS dropped 40K, to 113,000.

Top Cable Networks: Week Ending March 13, 2016

Cable News channels again led the week in both primetime and total day. CNN led in primetime (3.06 million), while FOX NEWS took the win in total day (1.42m). Other networks included FOX BUSINESS with 116,000 in primetime, and 97,000 total day; CNBC (339,000/148,000), and MSNBC (941,000/540,000). AMC also had a solid week in primetime (1.69m) no doubt helped by 'The Walking Dead.' Other networks of interest include FREEFORM (703,000 in primetime), FX (919,000), and OXYGEN (238,000). In its first week with 2 scripted originals airing, WGN AMERICA hauled in an average of 362,000 viewers in primetime. Losers for the week include CENTRIC (53,000), CLOO (37,000), and VH1 CLASSIC (34,000).

Monday, March 21, 2016

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: FX Programming

This table includes every program that aired on FX in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, G4 is next!

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: March 8 - 14, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending March 14, 2016

Both the REPUBLICAN DEBATE and DEMOCRATIC DEBATE made their way to the top 3 for the week on Twitter. The former had over 1M more tweets than the latter (1.72M vs. 670,000), over 3M more unique views (7.82M vs. 4.80M), and over 200K more unique authors (400,000 vs. 169,000). The season finale of THE BACHELOR was in second place with 703,000 tweets, 6.75M unique views, and more than 116M impressions. THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS generated 457,000 tweets (contributed by 160,000 people) that were seen by 4.5M people (with 18.86M impressions). PRETTY LITTLE LIARS had 65,000 tweets with 798,000 unique views, while TEEN WOLF was at (177,000/765,000), and ONCE UPON A TIME was at (49,000/583,000). All 3 Shondaland shows made the list again this week: GREY'S ANATOMY had 57,000 tweets with 1.75M unique views (& 3.51M impressions), SCANDAL was at (81,000/1.19M), and the penultimate episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was at (76,000/1.1M). The season premiere of THE CARMICHAEL SHOW had 9,000 tweets written by 4,000 individuals, that were seen by 606,000 unique people. Finally, THE VICTORIA'S SECRET SWIM SPECIAL brought in 44,000 tweets and 951,000 views.

SUNDAY MARCH 13, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday March 13, 2016:

AMC's THE WALKING DEAD again led the day with 12.53 million viewers (down from 12.82M), and led in all demos: Households (6.77), 18-49 (5.69), 18-34 (4.93), 25-54 (6.60), and 50+ (3.22). The gender breakdown favored the males in all 3 demos: in the 12-34s, it was split 4.23 vs. 5.10 females vs. males, in the 18-34s, it was 4.63 vs. 5.22, and in the 18-49s, it was 5.57 vs. 6.35. TALKING DEAD rose to 5.06M viewers this week (from 4.84M), and performed well in all demos as well: Households (2.84), 18-49 (2.34), 18-34 (4.93), 25-54 (6.60), and 50+ (3.22). TALKING skewed male in both the 12-34 demo (1.65 vs. 1.68) and the 18-49 demo (2.32 vs. 2.35), but oddly skewed female in the 18-34 demo (1.81 vs. 1.76).

Elsewhere on cable, LAST WEEK TONIGHT, on HBO, rose to 962,000 (from 824K) and skewed male in the 18-49s (0.24 vs. 0.50); GIRLS dipped to 479,000 (from 497K), and skewed female in the 18-34s (0.28 vs. 0.15), and in the 18-49s (0.23 vs. 0.21); VINYL was up to 618,000 (from 577K) and had too low of a demo to get any gender breakdown. TOGETHERNESS fell to 264,000 (from 321K), its second-lowest numbers ever (2/15/15: 231K). Showtime's SHAMELESS was up to 1.68M this week (from 1.5M) and skewed female in all demos, most especially in the 18-34s (0.61 vs. 0.43); BILLIONS ticked up to 1.09M (from 1.05M) and notched a 0.37 18-49 rating (leaning male 0.25 vs. 0.48), and THE CIRCUS had 219,000 viewers (from 192K). In its second episode of the season, I AM CAIT, on E!, rose to 771,000 (from 745K), and HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM rose to 784,000 (from 731K); both dominated the female 18-49 demo (0.44 & 0.39). Among lower-rated cables, Ovation's RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY ticked down to 54,000 (from 69K), ROUGH DRAFT WITH REZA ASLAN was at 14,000 (from 16K), and LILY COLE'S ART MATTERS was a speck at a mere 1,000 viewers (from 3K).

Sunday, March 20, 2016

SATURDAY MARCH 12, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS easily led the night with a cumulative 4.426 million viewers from 5 different networks. The Nickelodeon run was obviously the highest, with a 0.72 18-49 rating and 3.32 million viewers. It also had a 1.22 in Females 12-34, and a 0.82 in Males 12-34, and if we look even younger, it was at 2.82 in F 12-17, and 1.83 in M 12-17 (average of 2.33 among Teens 12-17). See the chart below for an in-depth look at the demographics for the show.

The other networks; TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land and CMT; had a cumulative 1.11m for the awards show. Also on Nickelodeon, SCHOOL OF ROCK premiered to 2.38 million and a 0.49 18-49 rating. Among younger demos, the show pulled a 0.88 in Females 12-34, a 0.53 in Males 12-34, and a whopping 1.67 in teens 12-17.

Elsewhere on cable, COLLEGE BASKETBALL, on ESPN ruled the day. The top ACC game was Virginia/North Carolina, with 2.81 million viewers, and a 1.29 in Males 18-49. The top Big 12 game was West Virginia/Kansas which had 2.42 million (0.96 Males 18-49), and top SEC game was Georgia/Kentucky which had 1.97 million (0.80 Males 18-49). BLACK SAILS, on Starz, rose to 677,000 viewers (from 658K), and managed a 0.22 in the 18-49's, and a 0.34 in Adults 50+. GHOST ADVENTURES, on Travel, was strong with 901,000 viewers (way up from 696K), and KILLER POST, on Oxygen, scraped together 274,000 (from 198K). Centric's BEING about doubled to 203,000 (from 117K), Destination America's MOUNTAIN MONSTERS was down to 411,000 (from 464K), and Esquire's BEOWULF rose 19K, to 164,000. On Reelz, AUTOPSY was strong with 272,000 viewers (up from 221K), but COPYCAT KILLERS could only manage 151,000 (down from 208K). Finally, THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE, on Ovation, found 172,000 viewers, but only had a minuscule 0.01 in the 18-49's.

For anyone curious about what Nielsen does for daylight savings (only for Spring forward) there is a table below the Cable Ratings table with "Filler" ratings from various networks.

FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Friday March 11, 2016:

Without GOLD RUSH airing, Lifetime's BRING IT! nabbed the number 1 spot for the day with a 0.55 18-49 rating, and 1.32 million viewers (from 1.19m). The show pulled in very high numbers in Females 12-34, and 18-49, where it was at 0.72 and 0.83 respectively. On Disney Channel, GIRL MEETS WORLD was even with 1.7 million (from 2/19), STUCK IN THE MIDDLE was down to 1.64m for its second episode (from 2.81m on 2/14), and BUNK'D dipped to 1.5m (from 1.62m on 2/19). All three were expectedly strong in Males and Females 12-34, at 0.45/0.90, 0.42/0.74, and 0.39/0.74 respectively. HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER was at a high 0.85 in Adults 50+, and ticked up to 1.4 million viewers (from 1.34m), VICE dropped to 525,000 (from 603K), and ANIMALS. lost 43K, to 247,000. Among lower rated cables, SLASHER, on Chiller, dropped to 67,000 for its third episode (from 120K/110K), and THE METHOD, on Ovation, premiered with a low 24,000/13,000 for its two episodes.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: Fuse Programming

This table includes every program that aired on Fuse in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, FX is next!

Monday, March 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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The UNIVISION DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, on CNN, easily led the night with 3.95 million viewers. The series premiere of UNDERGROUND, on WGN America, brought in 1.42 million viewers, beating OUTSIDERS (1.06M for its premiere in January), and the most viewed episode of a WGN America original series since the series premiere of SALEM back in April 2014 (1.52M). The season finale of FXX's IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA was a season-low 460,000 viewers (from 485K last week), and its lowest finale rating ever. On Freeform, YOUNG & HUNGRY was up to 529,000 (from 440K), and BABY DADDY jumped to 573,000 (from 472K); both still strong in F 12-34, notching 0.46 and 0.45 respectively. Both TV Land entries dropped from last week; YOUNGER to 616,000 (from 643K), and TEACHERS to 340,000 (from 426K). The second episode of HAP AND LEONARD, on SundanceTV, fell to 271,000 viewers (from 429K), and the fourth episode of AMERICAN LAWMEN, on AHC, rose to a series-high 297,000 (from 210K). Finally, on El Rey, LUCHA UNDERGROUND had 95,000 viewers (from 124K).

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: Fox News Programming

This table includes every program that aired on Fox News in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Fuse is next!

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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ANALYSIS COMING SOON

MONDAY MARCH 7, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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WWE ENTERTAINMENT, on USA, led in the 18-49's (1.29, 1.27, 1.23), and had 3.76m, 3.61m, and 3.28m viewers for its three episodes (down from 3.96m, 3.66m, 3.55m). AMC's BETTER CALL SAUL was even at 2.2 million viewers, and was strongest in Males 18-49 (1.21). All 4 VH1 shows were down this week: LOVE & HIP HOP to 2.26 million viewers (from 2.49m), STEVIE J & JOSELINE to 1.71m (from 1.9m), K MICHELLE: MY LIFE to 1.5m (down from 1.62m), and HIT THE FLOOR to 1.11m (from 1.25m). All four were strongest in Females 18-49 with 1.88, 1.34, 1.10, and 0.85 respectively. On TBS, AMERICAN DAD rose to 1.14m (from 1.03m), FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE hit 687,000 viewers, another series high (from 675K), and an ANGIE TRIBECA rerun ("Tribeca's Day-Off") collected 690,000. THE FOSTERS, on Freeform, leaped to 844,000 (from 673K), and RECOVERY ROAD was up 35K, to 484,000. FOSTERS also had a very high 0.63 Female 12-34 rating. On Syfy, THE MAGICIANS dropped 30K, to 672,000, LOST GIRL ticked up to 384,000 (from 376K), and BITTEN fell 40K, to 332,000. AGAINST THE ODDS, on AHC, ticked down to 205,000 (from 228K), and RUPAULS DRAG RACE, on Logo, began its eighth season with 377,000. Finally, on Smithsonian, MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS doubled to 153,000 (from 78K).

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: March 1 - 7, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending March 7, 2016

The two debates led the week on Twitter; THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE generated over 2.31 million tweets, written by 528,000 people, that were seen by a unique audience of 8.67M (with 259.99M impressions). THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE had only 923,000 tweets (enough for second on the week), written by 222,000 people, that were seen by 5.91M people (with 98.69M impressions). On the scripted side, THE WALKING DEAD again dominated everything else, with approximately 282,000 tweets seen by almost 3.1 million people. The series finale of DOWNTON ABBEY generated 66,000 tweets that were seen by 1.53M people, they also had more than 7.5M impressions. FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY had 34,000 tweets, seen by 1.09M people, and CBS's CRIMINAL MINDS found its way onto this list with 25,000 tweets and a unique audience of 339,000. AMERICAN IDOL beat THE VOICE in tweets (112,000 vs. 54,000), unique authors (37,000 vs. 22,000), and unique audience (1.23M vs. 825,000), but interestingly was lower in total viewers (8.74M vs. 13.45M). On ABC, GREY'S ANATOMY and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER both did fine without SCANDAL this week: the former had 69,000 tweets seen by 1.73M, and the latter had 64,000 tweets seen by 911,000. Also on ABC, ONCE UPON A TIME returned for the second part of its season with 89,000 tweets and 786,000 unique viewers, while QUANTICO returned with only 17,000 tweets and 418,000 unique viewers. Finally, even though THE REAL O'NEALS started with only 5,000 tweets, it had a positive 452,000 unique viewers.

SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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AMC's THE WALKING DEAD unsurprisingly led the night, bringing in 12.82 million: a gain of just 22K from last week (even though it aired against The Oscars); its strongest demo was Adults 25-54 (6.8). TALKING DEAD had 4.84 million viewers and a 2.65 in A 25-54. THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, on CNN, had 5.51 million viewers, a 3.28 People 50+ rating, and its Male to Female (18-49) breakdown was 1.56 to 1.15 in favor of the males. On Bravo, REALHOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA was down to 2.85m from two weeks ago (3.17m), but REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC was even with 1.63m viewers; both were strongest in Females 18-49 with 1.85 and 1.12 respectively. SHAMELESS, on Showtime, dropped 160K viewers from two weeks ago, to 1.5m, and BILLIONS dropped 120K, to 1.05m; in the 25-54's, they were at 0.73/0.47, and both performed better with males. LAST WEEK TONIGHT led HBO's night with 824,000 viewers (up from 699K on Oscar night), GIRLS had 533,000 viewers (from 497K), VINYL rose slightly to 577,000 (from 533K), and TOGETHERNESS brought in 321,000 (from 336K). LAST WEEK was similar among all demographics, but had a high of 0.42 in Males 18-49, while GIRLS had a 0.27 in Females 18-49. On E!, I AM CAIT began its second season with a series-low 745,000 viewers (down from the 1.26m season 1 finale, and 2.73m series premiere); but had a solid 0.42 Female 18-49 rating. WHEN CALLS THE HEART, on Hallmark, ticked up to 1.76m viewers (from 1.74m), and SNAPPED, on Oxygen, rose slightly to 493,000 (from 489K). Among lower rated cables, Smithsonian's AIR DISASTERS ticked down to 236,000 (from 263K), and SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD finished its short 4-episode season with 118,000 (from 107K). Finally, on Ovation, RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY tripled to 69,000 viewers (from 20K), and ROUGH DRAFT WITH REZA ASLAN found 16,000 (from 12K).

Man Seeking Woman (FXX): Full Season 2 Ratings

Here is the full season ratings chart for 'Man Seeking Woman' season 2 on FXX. 'Man Seeking Woman' began its season on Wednesday January 6, 2016, and concluded its season on March 9, 2016.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX): Full Season 11 Ratings

Here is the full season ratings chart for 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' season 11 on FXX. 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' began its season on Wednesday January 6, 2016, and concluded its season on March 9, 2016.

SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL (North Carolina/Duke) led the day in total viewers with 3.17 million people tuning in, and had a 1.01 18-49 rating. Discovery's MYTHBUSTERS concluded its 13 year run with 1.23m and 1.17m for its two finale episodes (up from last week's 834K), and was strong in Males 18-49 with 0.62 and 0.61 respectively. BLACK SAILS, on Starz, rose 55K viewers, to 658,000, GHOST ADVENTURES, on Travel, was down to 696,000 (from 773K), and MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, on Destination America, ticked up to 464,000 (from 460K). Oxygen's #KILLERPOST fell over 100K viewers to 198,000 (from 301K), Esquire's BEOWULF dipped to 145,000 (from 159K), and Ovation's THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE rose 20K viewers to 198,000. On Reelz, AUTOPSY rose to 221,000 (from 193K), and COPYCAT KILLERS leaped to 208,000 (from 148K). Finally, BEING, on Centric, began its third season with 117,000 viewers, down from the 183K of the second season premiere, and the 169K of the second season finale.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: Food Network Programming

This table includes every program that aired on Food Network in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Fox News is next!

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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GOLD RUSH, on Discovery, again led the day with 4.37 million viewers (up from 4.15m) and had a 1.34 18-49 rating, while BRING IT!, on Lifetime, was down to 1.19m viewers (1.38m), but was strong in Females 12-34 (0.61). On HBO, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER ticked down to 1.34m (from 1.4m), while VICE rose to 603,000 viewers (from 542K), and ANIMALS. was up slightly to 290,000 (from 282K). A sneak preview of SEPARATION ANXIETY, on TNT, found 407,000 viewers, and PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, on Destination America, started with 386,000. Finally, the brand new Chiller original series SLASHER began with 120,000 and 110,000 for its two premiere episodes.

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: ABC Family Programming

This table includes every program that aired on ABC Family in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Food Network is next!

THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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The third Fox News REPUBLICAN DEBATE led the night on both broadcast and cable, with a 3.62 18-49 rating, a whopping 10.91 People 50+ rating, and 16.83 million viewers, up from the January 28th debate (2.27/12.47m), but down from the huge August 6, 2015 debate (5.27/23.997m).

On TruTV, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS rose 100K viewers to 872,000 (from 774K), and THOSE WHO CAN'T was up to 384,000 viewers (from 293K). COLONY, on USA, fell from 1 million to 968,000, and WWE SMACKDOWN was up to 2.49m (from 2.4m). Bravo's TOP CHEF had 881,000 viewers (from 833K), and BASKETS, on FX, was at a disappointing 0.19 in 18-49's, and a season low 399,000 viewers (from 483K). A RIDICULOUSNESS SPECIAL, on MTV, found 439,000 viewers, the regularly scheduled episode had 745,000 (up from 652K), and GREATEST PARTY STORY EVER jumped to 551,000 (from 438K). On CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH tumbled to 361,000 (from 638K), and REDNECK ISLAND was down to 357,000 (from 431K). Velocity's AMERICARNA began its third season with 351,000 viewers, UP's BRINGING UP BATES rose to 253,000 (from 238K), and FXX's ANIMATION DOMINATION was at 170,000 viewers (from 121K). Finally, among lower rated cables, PORTLANDIA, on IFC, shed 20K viewers to 116,000, PREY, on BBC America, was identical with last week's 76,000, and the penultimate episode of DARK NET, on Showtime, doubled to 69,000 (from 37K). 

Friday, March 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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Lifetime led the day in the 18-49's, with LITTLE WOMAN ATL at 0.65 and 1.51 million viewers (up from 1.45m), and LITTLE WOMAN LA at 0.64 and 1.62 million (from 1.43m); both were particularly strong in Females 18-49 (0.94), and Females 12-34 (0.71 and 0.73 respectively). History's AMERICAN PICKERS led in total viewers with 2.53 million (even with last week), and PROPERTY BROTHERS, on HGTV, was second in viewership with 2.11m. On USA, the penultimate episode of the fifth season of SUITS collected 1.71 million (from 1.73m), and on Syfy, FACE OFF lost 60K viewers, down to 860,000. Freeform's BABY DADDY dropped over 100K viewers to 472,000, and YOUNG & HUNGRY took a huge fall down to 440,000 (from 623K); both were solid in Females 12-34 at 0.38 and 0.43 respectively. On FXX, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA dropped 30K viewers to 485,000 (and 0.41 in Males 18-49), and MAN SEEKING WOMAN hit a season-low 154,000 (from 212K), with a dreadful 0.10 18-49 rating. YOUNGER, on TV Land, was down to 643,000 (from 705K) with a strong 0.33 Females 18-49 rating, and TEACHERS dipped to 426,000 (from 434K). Velocity's WHEELER DEALERS ticked up to 277,000 (from 273K), and SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS rose to 317,000 (from 293K). On Oxygen, PREACHERS OF ATLANTA lost almost 100K viewers to 222,000, and on AHC, AMERICAN LAWMEN gained 35K to 210,000. Among lower rated cables, LUCHA UNDERGROUND, on El Rey, was up 25K viewers to 124,000, PREDATOR ROAD TRIP, on Smithsonian, had 48,000 viewers (from 56K), and SATURDAY MORNING FEVER, on Fuse, more than doubled to 23,000. Finally, on GAC, CELEBRITY MOTOR HOMES was at 60,000 and 72,000 for its two episodes.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: E! Programming

This table includes every program that aired on E! in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, ABC Family is next!

TUESDAY MARCH 1, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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The ratings for various SUPER TUESDAY news telecasts are below the Cable Ratings table. CNN led all of the cable news networks in the 18-49 demo, ranging between 0.61 and 1.25 from 7pm-12am. Fox News led in total viewers, ranging from 2.77m and 5.14m from 7pm-12am. Finally MSNBC, averaged 1.53m viewers from 6pm-12am.

Almost everything that aired on cable was affected by SUPER TUESDAY coverage. FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY led the day in the 18-49's (1.15), and had 2.72 million viewers (down from 2.99m), while FIXER UPPER led the day in total viewers with 2.92m (down from 3.48), and had a 0.81 18-49 rating. THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS fell to 2.8m viewers (from 3.07m), on Bravo, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA dropped to 1.67m (from 1.79m), and on Discovery, MOONSHINERS was down to 1.59m (from 1.76m). PRETTY LITTLE, on Freeform, hit a series-low 1.15m viewers (from 1.27m), while SHADOWHUNTERS was unusually up 30K viewers, to 871,000. The election overage didn't seem to affect MTV shows: TEEN WOLF, rose to 905,000 (from 760K), and SHANNARA was up to 854,000 (from 723K). WGN America's OUTSIDERS stayed strong with a 0.29 18-49 rating, and 728,000 total viewers (from 764K). Lifetime's new series THE MOTHER DAUGHTER EXPERIMENT premiered its 8 episode season to the tune of 638,000 viewers (0.19 18-49), which was huge drop from the 0.49/1.29m lead-in it got from DANCE MOMS (which itself was down from 0.51/1.32m). HERE WE GO AGAIN, on TV One, was at 212,000 viewers (from 176K), and BORN AGAIN VIRGIN ticked up to 158,000 (from 154,000). Esquire's FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES found 250,000 (up from 211K), Oxygen's PRANCING ELITES PROJECT had 259,000 (up from 244K), and Velocity's UNIQUE RIDES brought in 155,000 (down from 207K). Finally, among lower rated cables, 60 MINUTES SPORTS, on Showtime, had 40,000 viewers, and CHEF JULIAN, on Centric, had a mere 13,000.

Top Cable Networks: Week Ending March 6, 2016

Here is a ranking of all the ad-supported cable networks for the week of February 29-March 6, 2016. The list is ordered based on total viewers in primetime (8-11pm). Fox News led the week with an average of 4.27 million viewers, and CNN was second with 2.11M. Some notables include AMC (1.6M), Freeform (787,000), MTV (529,000), and FXX (313,000). The losers for the week were VH1 CLASSIC (36,000), CLOO (32,000), and AL JAZEERA (25,000).

Monday, March 7, 2016

MONDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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Three airings of WWE ENTERTAINMENT led the night in total viewers with 3.96 million at 8pm, 3.66M at 9pm, and 3.55M at 10pm. On VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP was level at 2.49M (from 2.5M), HIT THE FLOOR dropped to 1.25M (from 1.42M), STEVIE J & JOSELINE was down to 1.9M viewers (from 2.13M), and K. MICHELLE: MY LIFE nosedived to 1.62M (from 1.95M). BETTER CALL SAUL, on AMC, dipped to 2.2M viewers (from 2.23M), a new series-low, although it is still strong in the 18-49's (0.99). MAJOR CRIMES, on TNT, dropped to 2.94M (from 3.19M), and VANDERPUMP RULES, on Bravo, was down to 1.43M (from 1.55M). On Freeform, THE FOSTERS dropped to a series-low 673,000 viewers (from 788K), and RECOVERY ROAD ticked down 15K to 449,000. Syfy's THE MAGICIANS rose to 742,000, but LOST GIRL and BITTEN stayed lower, with 384,000 and 372,000 respectively. AMERICAN DAD, on TBS, was down very slightly to 1.03M (from 1.05M), an ANGIE TRIBECA rerun ("Ferret Royale") found 553,000 (vs. 713K from the first run), and FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE hit 675,000, its highest number on TBS so far (surpassing 629K from the premiere). Finally, on Smithsonian, MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS was seen by 78,000.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Weekly Top Twitter Ratings: February 23 - 29, 2016

Top 35 Shows on Twitter: Week Ending February 29, 2016

THE OSCARS ruled this past week on Twitter. Over 1.79 million people contributed to 7.22M tweets, which were seen by approximately 12.91M people (with 782.8M impressions). The CNN REPUBLICAN DEBATE finished second, with 421,000 unique authors, and 2.22M tweets seen by 7.75M people (with 256.94M impressions). THE NFL SCOUTING COMBINE aired on four days from February 26 - February 29, averaging 18,000 tweets, and a unique audience of about 2.21M. THE WALKING DEAD continued to dominate, with 224,000 tweets written by 84,000 people that were seen by 3.1M. GREY'S ANATOMY led among Shondaland shows, with 113,000 tweets and a unique audience of 2.48M, it was followed by HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (60,000/1.18M), and SCANDAL (76,000/1.05M). GOTHAM made its long-awaited return with 39,000 tweets seen by approximately 781,000 people, and THE VOICE clocked in with 78,000 tweets seen by 1.85M. Among teen shows, TEEN WOLF led in audience and tweets (967,000/127,000), followed by PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (948,000/68,000), THE ORIGINALS (527,000/39,000), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (499,000/53,000). Finally, about 1,000 people contributed to 3,000 tweets about BLACK SAILS on Saturday.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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THE OSCARS led the night in 18-49's and viewers, averaging a 10.46 rating, and 34.43 million viewers over the course of its 3.5 hours. On cable, THE WALKING DEAD continued its dominance with 12.79 million viewers and a 6.08 18-49 rating (expectedly down 0.5 in 18-49's, and 690K in total viewers), and TALKING DEAD brought in a healthy 4.89m viewers. Showtime's SHAMELESS and BILLIONS both took the night off, but THE CIRCUS dropped over 100K viewers down to just 82,000 (from 198K). HBO's VINYL and GIRLS were at identical 533,000's but the former was down from 667K, and the latter was up from 489K. Also on that network, TOGETHERNESS dropped almost 100K viewers to 336,000 (from 430K), and LAST WEEK TONIGHT led in total viewers with 699,000 (down from 919K). BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE, on CMT, dropped to 424,000 (from 485K) but SNAPPED, on Oxygen, jumped to 489,000 (from 392K). Among lower rated cables, SUPERCAR SUPERBUILDS, on Smithsonian was down to 107,000 viewers (from 131K), but AIR DISASTERS ticked up to 263,000 (from 256K). Finally, on Ovation, ROUGH DRAFT WITH REZA ASLAN began with a mere 12,000 viewers, RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY was at 20,000 (from 28K), and LILY COLE'S ART MATTERS rose slightly to a quiet 5,000 viewers (from 2K).

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: Encore Programming (Part 2)

This table includes every program that aired on Encore in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, E! is next!

2007 Cable Ratings Averages: Encore Programming (Part 1)

This table includes every program that aired on Encore in the year 2007, along with the number of telecasts, the duration of the telecasts (in minutes), and the average age of a person who watched the show during its many telecasts. The table also includes the average number of Females 18-34, Males 18-34, Households, People 18-49, and Females 2+ who watched over the course of the year. I hope you enjoy the data, Encore part 2 is next!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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Saturday was a slow night on cable. The movie SAN ANDREAS, on HBO, (not on this list) led the night in 18-49's and total viewers with a 0.97 and 2.82M respectively. On ESPN, 4 COLLEGE BASKETBALL games aired and ranged between 801,000 and 1,859,000 viewers. MYTHBUSTERS, on Discovery, dropped to 834,000 viewers (from 958K), PITBULLS AND PAROLEES, on Animal Planet, rose to 1.17m (from 911K), and GHOST ADVENTURES, on Travel, rose 60K viewers to 713,000. On Starz, BLACK SAILS dropped to 603,000 viewers this week (down from 679K), on Destination America, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS jumped to 460,000 (from 344K), and on Oxygen, KILLER POST was up to 301,000 (from 222K). On Reelz, AUTOPSY fell to 193,000 viewers (from 285K), and COPYCAT KILLERS began with 148,000. Among lower rated cables, THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE, on Ovation, rose 31K to 178,000, GEORGEFEST, on VH1 Classic, had 22,000 viewers, and BEOWULF, on Esquire, was down to 159,000 (from.189K).Finally, on Fuse, THE LINEUP had 16,000 for its timeslot debut.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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Discovery's GOLD RUSH led the night with 4.15 million viewers (up from 3.85m), a 1.31 in the 18-49's (1.71 with Males 18-49), and a massive 2.1 in People 50+. On Lifetime, BRING IT! dropped to 1.38m viewers (from 1.44m), and a special RAP GAME fell hard to 1.22m (from 1.58m); both shows were very high in Females 12-34: 0.79/0.76 respectively. HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER brought in 1.4 million (up from 1.29m), VICE rose to 542,000 for the fourth episode of the season (from 406K), and ANIMALS. jumped almost 100K viewers to a series-high 282,000 viewers. On WeTV, MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP dropped over 150K viewers to 530,000, EX ISLE ticked up to 230,000 (from 216K), and DAVID TUTERA CELEBRATIONS had 431,000. Finally, on Destination America, PARANORMAL SURVIVOR was up to 255,000 viewers (from 234K).

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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THE GOP DEBATE, on CNN, led the night with 13.10 million viewers (and had a whopping 8.55 People 50+ rating), and the AC360 special that aired afterwards brought in 3.89 million. On USA, COLONY rose to 1 million viewers, breaking the downward trend its had since its premiere, and up from last week's 946K. Spike's LIP SYNC BATTLE dropped to 1.02m viewers (from 1.35m), and History's VIKINGS took a similar fall, down to 2.02m (from 2.39m). On CMT, PARTY DOWN SOUTH rose to 638,000 viewers (from 541K), and REDNECK ISLAND ticked up to 431,000 (from 414K). On Bravo, TOP CHEF was down to 833,000 (from 876K), and on FX, BASKETS dropped to 483,000 (from 649K) with a 0.27 in Men 18-49. RIDICULOUSNESS, on MTV, was down to 652,000 viewers (from 678K) and was particularly strong in Males 12-34 (0.43), and GREATEST PARTY STORY EVER had 438,000. On UP, BRINGING UP BATES rose to 238,000 (from 200K), and JO FROST: NANNY ON TOUR was up very slightly to 73,000 (from 71K). Among lower rated cables, PORTLANDIA, on IFC, was down almost 50K viewers to 116,000, and DARK NET, on Showtime, hit a series low 37,000 viewers, but that really isn't saying much considering that last week it was at 46K. Finally, on BBC America, PREY began with a mere 76,000 viewers, which is very small even for that network.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

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Happy Leap Day! A CONAN episode geared to the 200th BIG BANG THEORY episode led the night with a huge 1.9 million viewers (0.63 18-49 rating), and scored in the P50+ demo with a 0.95 rating. SUITS, on USA, rose to 1.73m for its penultimate episode of the season (from 1.58m last week), and MOB WIVES, on VH1, ticked up to 1.26m (from 1.22m). A&E's DUCK DYNASTY was about level at 1.37m (vs. 1.35m), and JEP & JESSICA rose 90K viewers to 1.19m, and both TV Land shows rose to in viewership; YOUNGER to 705,000 (from 616K), and TEACHERS to 434,000 (from 382K). On FXX, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA found 515,000 viewers (down slightly from 531K), while MAN SEEKING WOMAN pulled in 212,000 (up from 207K), and on Freeform, YOUNG & HUNGRY was down to 623,000 viewers (from 659K), and BABY DADDY was at 591,000 (from 606K). FACE OFF, on Syfy, rose 60K viewers to 920,000, PREACHERS OF ATLANTA, on Oxygen, rose 40K viewers to 315,000, and RESTAURANT STARTUP, on CNBC, dropped 45K viewers to 262,000. On Velocity, SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS was down 40K viewers to 293,000, and WHEELER DEALERS fell to 273,000 (from 347K). ABOUT THE BUSINESS premiered on both BET and Centric, where it brought in 365,000 and 14,000 respectively, and PREDATOR ROAD TRIP, on Smithsonian, premiered to 56,000 viewers. Among lower rated cables, LUCHA UNDERGROUND, on El Rey, fell to 99,000 viewers (from 152K), and AMERICAN LAWMEN, on AHC, was down to 175,000 (from 211K). Finally, on Fuse, THE BRIT AWARDS were seen by 46,000, and SATURDAY MORNING FEVER was even with last week's 10,000.