Saturday, April 2, 2016

SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2016 CABLE TV RATINGS

Select Ratings from Original Cable telecasts on Sunday March 20, 2016:

AMC's THE WALKING DEAD led the night with 12.69 million total viewers and a 6.04 in the 18-49's (up from 12.53m), and its highest demo rating was with Adults 25-54 (6.7). TALKING DEAD rose to 5.33 million (from 5.06m), and COMIC BOOK MEN was  down to 740,000 (from 796K). Leaders for the night were Bravo's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC which had 3.01m and 1.7m viewers respectively up from 2.52m/1.57m), and in Females 18-49, they had high ratings of 2.19 and 1.22. On Showtime, SHAMELESS had 1.68 million viewers (from 1.6m), and BILLIONS rose 40K, to 1.13m; while the former was relatively equal in Males and Females 18-49 (0.64/0.62), the latter did much better in males (0.48/0.28). E!'s I AM CAIT continued its decent, down to 722,000 viewers (from 771K), and Hallmark's WHEN CALLS THE HEART fell to 1.8m (from 2.05m); CAIT's strongest demo was F 18-49 (0.44), while HEART's was Adults 50+ (1.31). On HBO, VINYL, and LAST WEEK TONIGHT dropped to 570,000 and 932,000 respectively (vs. 618K/962K), while GIRLS and TOGETHERNESS both rose to 535,000 and 332,000 respectively (from 479K/264K). Other shows of note include Showtime's THE CIRCUS which ticked up to 222,000 (from 219K), Oxygen's SNAPPED which was down to 458,000 (from 491K), and CMT's BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE which rose over 100K viewers to 467,000. Among lower rated cables, AIR DISASTERS, on Smithsonian, lost 4K, to 214,000, and ALASKA AIRCRASH INVESTIGATIONS lost 23K, to 141,000. Finally, RACHEL HUNTER'S TOUR OF BEAUTY, on Ovation, found 46,000 viewers, ROUGH DRAFT WITH REZA ASLAN had 16,000, and LILY COLE'S ART MATTERS scraped together a mere 2,000.

BROADCAST UPDATE:
Program TitleChannel18-49
Rating
18-34
Rating
Viewers 2+
(millions)
PUT
(18-49)
Once Upon a TimeABC1.080.83.536TIMES
%
The FamilyABC0.720.42.6367pm-7:30pm27.1
QuanticoABC1.030.73.5407:30pm-8pm29.0
Madam SecretaryCBS1.150.79.4078pm-8:30pm31.0
The Good WifeCBS0.980.68.0798:30pm-9pm33.0
ElementaryCBS0.800.55.2819pm-9:30pm34.7
Little Big ShotsNBC2.591.613.3229:30pm-10pm35.4
Carmichael ShowNBC1.290.95.05910pm-10:30pm33.4
CrowdedNBC1.030.73.74510:30pm-11pm30.9
Hollywood Game NightNBC0.720.42.6857-11pm: 31.8 usage
8-11pm: 33.1 usage
The PassionFOX1.631.16.648
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)
The Walking DeadAMC12.686
Talking DeadAMC5.331
Real Housewives of AtlantaBravo3.007
NCAA: St. Joseph's/OregonTBS2.756
NCAA: Wisconsin/XavierTNT3.089
NCAA: Hawaii/MarylandTBS2.889
NCAA: Uni/Texas A&MTruTV2.475
Naked and AfraidDiscovery2.211
NCAA: Middle Tennessee/SyracuseTNT2.388
Real Housewives of PotomacBravo1.702
ShamelessShowtime1.601
Caribbean Life (9:30pm)HGTV1.651
Island Life (10pm)HGTV1.720
Beachfront Bargain Hunt (8:30pm)HGTV1.515
Beachfront Bargain Hunt (8pm)HGTV1.618
Bar RescueSpike0.962
Caribbean Life (9pm)HGTV1.475
Island Life (10:30pm)HGTV1.644
Liv and MaddieDisney1.770
All-Star AcademyFood Network1.288
BillionsShowtime1.127
Long Lost FamilyTLC1.483
HoardersA&E0.892
KC UndercoverDisney1.840
Cutthroat KitchenFood Network0.972
Long Island MediumTLC1.290
InterventionA&E0.806
Comic Book MenAMC0.740
Last Week TonightHBO0.931
I Am CaitE!0.722
Best Friends WheneverDisney1.614
Guy's Grocery GamesFood Network1.603
On the CaseID1.205
Hollywood MediumE!0.719
NHL: Washington/PittsburghNBCSN0.648
When Calls the HeartHallmark1.801
GirlsHBO0.535
Unusual SuspectsID1.130
Life or DebtID0.527
Broken Skull ChallengeCMT0.467
NHL: Minnesota/ChicagoNBCSN0.588
VinylHBO0.570
Farmhouse RulesFood Network0.812
Brain GamesNat Geo0.404
Brunch at Bobby'sFood Network0.620
Kingsbury's Bridge 2HMM1.439
SnappedOxygen0.458
TogethernessHBO0.332
Wild Japan (9pm)Nat Geo Wild0.460
Curse of the Frozen GoldAnimal0.401
Generation XNat Geo0.201
Salvage DawgsDIY0.382
The CircusShowtime0.222
Wild Japan (10pm)Nat Geo Wild0.388
A HauntingDestination America0.232
Air DisastersSmithsonian0.214
Alaska Aircrash InvestigationsSmithsonian0.141
Rachel Hunter's Tour of BeautyOvation0.046
Rough Draft with Reza AslanOvation0.016
Lily Cole's Art MattersOvation0.002
Sources: Nielsen, ShowBuzzDaily, Programming Insider

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