Monday, May 9, 2016

SELECT THURSDAY CABLE TV RATINGS FROM MARCH 24, 2016 - MAY 5, 2016

Select Ratings from Original Thursday Cable telecasts from March 24 - May 5, 2016:

Here's a recap of the ratings of Thursday shows in April. History's VIKINGS concluded the first part of its fourth season with 2.4 million viewers, exactly even with the season premiere, but down from the 2.73 million of the third season finale from 2015. AMERICARNA, on Velocity, averaged 248K viewers over the course of 5 weeks, and concluded its third season wih 226,000 viewers in 4/21, down from 351K for the season premiere. On TruTV, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS averaged 805K viewers over 7 weeks, with a high of 876,000 on 3/24, and a low of 683,000 on 4/28; the most recent episode scored 753,000. BRINGING UP BATES, on UP, finished its third season on 4/7 with 210,000 viewers, down from 351K for the season premiere; and also aired a Mother's Day special on 5/5 which brought in 199,000. ORPHAN BLACK, on BBC America, returned for its fourth season with a series-low 229,000 viewers (down from 535K for last year's premiere), it rose to 271,000 in week two, but promptly dropped back down to 242,000 and 218,000 in weeks three and four. Showtime's GIGOLOS concluded its sixth season on 5/5 with 112,000 viewers, the show averaged 130,000 viewers over its 9-episode run with a high of 200,000 on 3/31, and a low of 99,000 on 4/7.FLUFFY BREAKS EVEN, on Fuse, began its second season with 105,000 and 86,000 viewers for its two episodes and found 78,000 for its most recent episode on 5/5. Finally, BASKETS, on FX, finished its inaugural run with 564,000 viewers (down from 1.04M for the season premiere), and PORTLANDIA, on IFC, concluded its sixth season with 120,000 (down from 207K for the season premiere).

Table is organized based on the show's 18-49 rating (which I do not list).
Program TitleChannelDateViewers 2+
(millions)
VikingsHistory3/24/162.363
VikingsHistory3/31/162.301
VikingsHistory4/7/162.254
VikingsHistory4/14/162.280
VikingsHistory4/21/162.398
Impractical JokersTruTV3/24/160.876
Impractical JokersTruTV3/31/160.853
Impractical JokersTruTV4/7/160.789
Impractical JokersTruTV4/14/160.829
Impractical JokersTruTV4/21/160.851
Impractical JokersTruTV4/28/160.683
Impractical JokersTruTV5/5/160.753
AmericarnaVelocity3/24/160.277
AmericarnaVelocity3/31/160.255
AmericarnaVelocity4/7/160.217
AmericarnaVelocity4/14/160.263
AmericarnaVelocity4/21/160.226
Party Down SouthCMT3/24/160.600
Party Down SouthCMT3/31/160.405
Party Down South (9pm)CMT4/7/160.518
Party Down South (10pm)CMT4/7/160.345
Redneck IslandCMT3/24/160.391
Redneck IslandCMT3/31/160.279
Bringing Up BatesUP3/24/160.251
Bringing Up BatesUP3/31/160.250
Bringing Up BatesUP4/7/160.210
Bringing Up BatesUP5/5/160.199
GigolosShowtime3/24/160.149
GigolosShowtime3/31/160.200
GigolosShowtime4/7/160.099
GigolosShowtime4/14/160.153
GigolosShowtime4/21/160.100
GigolosShowtime4/28/160.123
GigolosShowtime5/5/160.112
Animation DominationFXX3/24/160.197
Animation DominationFXX3/31/160.180
Animation DominationFXX4/7/160.139
Animation DominationFXX4/14/160.108
Animation DominationFXX4/21/160.139
Animation DominationFXX4/28/160.112
Animation DominationFXX5/5/160.106
Lip Sync BattleSpike3/31/161.045
Lip Sync BattleSpike4/7/161.096
Lip Sync BattleSpike4/14/161.207
Lip Sync BattleSpike4/21/161.071
Lip Sync BattleSpike4/28/160.811
Lip Sync BattleSpike5/5/161.042
EightiesCNN3/31/161.415
EightiesCNN4/7/160.757
EightiesCNN4/28/160.721
Fluffy Breaks Even (10pm)Fuse4/7/160.105
Fluffy Breaks Even (10:30)Fuse4/7/160.086
Fluffy Breaks EvenFuse4/14/160.098
Fluffy Breaks EvenFuse4/21/160.101
Fluffy Breaks EvenFuse4/28/160.015
Fluffy Breaks EvenFuse5/5/160.078
Dude Perfect ShowCMT4/14/160.406
Dude Perfect ShowCMT4/21/160.237
Dude Perfect ShowCMT4/28/160.191
Dude Perfect ShowCMT5/5/160.168
Ed Bassmater ShowCMT4/14/160.231
Ed Bassmaster ShowCMT4/21/160.142
Ed Bassmaster ShowCMT4/28/160.127
Ed Bassmaster ShowCMT5/5/160.105
Orphan BlackBBC America4/14/160.229
Orphan BlackBBC America4/21/160.271
Orphan BlackBBC America4/28/160.242
Orphan BlackBBC America5/5/160.218
Inside Amy SchumerComedy4/21/160.765
Inside Amy SchumerComedy4/28/160.785
Inside Amy SchumerComedy5/5/160.533
Mexicanicos (8pm)Velocity5/5/160.236
Mexicanicos (9pm)Velocity5/5/160.255
NHL: Pittsburgh/WashingtonNBCSN4/28/161.520
NHL: Philadelphia/WashingtonNBCSN4/14/160.626
Small Town, Big MayorUP3/31/160.105
BasketsFX3/24/160.564
PortlandiaIFC3/24/160.120
CrossroadsCMT3/24/160.144
Source: Nielsen Media Research & ShowBuzzDaily

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