Saturday, March 12, 2016

THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Thursday March 3, 2016:

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). 

BROADCAST UPDATE:
Program TitleChannel18-49
Rating
18-34
Rating
Viewers 2+
(millions)
PUT
(18-49)
Grey's AnatomyABC2.251.97.665TIMES
%
The FamilyABC1.481.05.6978pm-8:30pm28.1
How to Get Away w/ MurderABC1.371.04.5318:30pm-9pm30.1
Life in PiecesCBS1.831.08.3959pm-9:30pm31.6
MomCBS1.750.97.9809:30pm-10pm32.0
2 Broke GirlsCBS1.680.96.73510pm-10:30pm30.4
ElementaryCBS1.110.65.85410:30pm-11pm28.5
You, Me & the ApocalypseNBC0.520.32.33730 Minute Breakdowns:
Greys: 2.26, 2.23
Family: 1.48, 1.50
Murder: 1.44, 1.32
Shades of BlueNBC0.990.54.772
American IdolFOX1.961.38.737
Source: Nielsen Media ResearchSource: Rick Kissell

CABLE:
Table is organized based on the show's 18-49 rating (which I do not list).
Program TitleChannelViewers 2+
(millions)
Republican DebateFox News16.834
NBA: Oklahoma City/Golden StateESPN3.614
WWE SmackdownUSA2.491
NBA: San Antonio/New OrleansESPN1.611
Flip or FlopHGTV2.073
VikingsHistory1.897
Impractical JokersTruTV0.872
Top ChefBravo0.881
RidiculousnessMTV0.745
House Hunters InternationalHGTV1.550
ColonyUSA0.968
Beat Bobby FlayFood Network0.900
Project Runway All-StarsLifetime1.121
Daily ShowComedy0.756
Motives & MurdersID1.075
WorkaholicsComedy0.440
Five Day FlipHGTV1.076
Greatest Party Story EverMTV0.551
ConanTBS0.537
Mary Mary (9pm)WeTV0.619
Ridiculousness SpecialMTV0.439
College Basketball: Illinois/MarylandESPN0.613
Nightly ShowComedy0.566
Those Who Can'tTruTV0.384
Party Down SouthCMT0.361
BasketsFX0.399
Redneck IslandCMT0.357
IdiotsitterComedy0.302
Turnkey Renovation (2:30pm)HGTV0.645
Turnkey Renovation (2pm)HGTV0.582
Turnkey Renovation (1:30pm)HGTV0.601
Child GeniusLifetime0.524
Join or Die- FergusonHistory0.469
Turnkey Renovation (1pm)HGTV0.552
At MidnightComedy0.283
Mysteries at the CastleTravel0.484
Mary Mary (8pm)WeTV0.346
Bringing Up BatesUP0.253
Animation DominationFXX0.170
AmericarnaVelocity0.351
Machines: How They WorkScience0.270
How It's Made: Dream CarsScience0.239
PortlandiaIFC0.136
PreyBBC America0.076
Dark NetShowtime0.069
Sources: Nielsen, ShowBuzzDaily, Programming Insider

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