Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U.S. Social Content Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Facebook and Twitter were abuzz on premiere week. On Monday, the premiere of 'The Voice' (NBC) led the social content ratings with 361,000 unique post authors on Facebook, 38,000 unique tweet authors, and a total of 552,000 interactions. The series premiere of 'The Good Doctor' (ABC) saw 122,000 uniques on Facebook and 38,000 on Twitter, with over 285,000 interactions. Also on Monday was 'The Big Bang Theory' (CBS) which had 98,000 cumulative uniques and 131,000 interactions. 

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in the US.

It was premiere week for most of the broadcast networks this week. On Monday, CBS led in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic and in total viewers, averaging a 2.3/8 and 10.68 million viewers. It was aided by the season premiere of 'The Big Bang Theory' (4.1/16, 17.65m) and the series premiere of 'Young Sheldon' (3.8/14, 17.21m) - the second largest premiere for a comedy since 2001's 'Inside Schwartz' (11.1/29 in 18-49s, 14.1/22 in households, 22.515 million) & 2011's '2 Broke Girls' (7.1/16, 19.37m). NBC was in close second with a 2.2/8 and 9.06 million viewers, aided by 'The Voice' (2.6/9, 10.57m) and the premiere of 'The Brave' (1.3/5, 5.96m). The biggest surprise of the night was ABC's 'The Good Doctor' which put up a 2.2/8 in the 18-49s and 11.2 million viewers.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Top U.S. Shows for African-Americans: Week of 10/2 - 10/8/2017

FOX's 'Empire' led the week ending October 8th among African-American viewers with 3.88 million total African-American viewers. That is 66% of the show's total 5.89 million total viewers Wednesday. 'Star', which airs immediately after it was second on the week with 3.2 million AA viewers, 70% of it's 4.56 million viewer total. 

Other non-sports shows which made the Top 10 include ABC's 'Scandal' and 'Blackish'. 'Scandal' brought in 1.68 million AA viewers, 30% of it's 5.52 million total, and 'Blackish' had 1.58 million AA viewers, which was 33% of its 4.71 million total. 

Both primetime broadcast NFL games made the top 10 for the week. NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' had 2.94 million AA viewers, good for 18% of its 16.73M total. Finally, CBS's 'Thursday Night Football' saw 2.67 million AA viewers out of its 15.43M total (17%). 

Source: Nielsen Media Research

United Kingdom Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in the UK. UK ratings reporting will consist the top show of the day for each of the major networks. 

The top show on BBC1 Monday was 'EastEnders' which found 6.89 million total viewers. The show remained on top for the network on Thursday (6.27M) and Friday (6.17M) as well. On Tuesday, 'Doctor Doctor' led the day with 8.81 million viewers, and on Wednesday, 'The Six O'clock News' did 4.36M. 'Strictly Come Dancing' led the network on both Saturday (10.79M), and Sunday (9.33M).

French Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in France

On France 2, 'Rizzoli & Isles' aired 2 episodes which were at 3.69 million viewers and 3.4M across France. On TF1, 2 episodes of 'Camping Paradis' found 4.44 million and 3.96M. The season 12 premiere of 'L’amour est dans le pré' notched 4.59 million viewers on M6, and was followed by 'Karine le Marchand' which did 4.15M. On France 3, 'Faut pas rêver' had 1.709 million. Other shows of note include: 'American Pickers' (CSTAR) which had 151,000 viewers, and an airing of 'Kick Ass 2' on TWC which did 616,000. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Australian Ratings: 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in Australia.

Nine's 'The Block' led the day with 1.122 million viewers across Australia, and was virtually even between Sydney and Melbourne - 334,000 vs. 333,000. Also on Nine was 'Hot Seat' which did 497,000. On Seven Network, the '2017 AFL Brownlow Medal' did 1.089 million, and hit huge numbers in both Melbourne (654,000) and Adelaide (190,000). 'Home and Away' did 578,000 (did not air in Adelaide or Perth), 'The Chase Australia' did 537,000, and 2 episodes of 'Highway Patrol' scored 384,000 & 376,000 despite not airing in Melbourne or Adelaide. On Network TEN, 'Australian Survivor' had 625,000 viewers, 'Have You Been Paying Attention' did 579,000, 'The Project' notched 559,000, and 'Life in Pieces' was a dismal 179,000. 

Canadian Ratings Week of 9/25 - 10/1/2017

Ratings highlights from the week of September 25, 2017 - October 1, 2017 in Canada:

On Monday, CTV's 'The Big Bang Theory' began its 11th season with 3.85 million viewers across Canada, a rise from the season 10 finale back in May, which had 3.7 million. 'Young Sheldon' premiered with 3.56 million viewers, 'Me Myself & I' had 1.45 million, and 'The Good Doctor' did 2.61 million. On Global, 'The Brave' premiered to 1.24 million, and 'NCIS: New Orleans' had 1.12M. On CBC, 'Murdoch Mysteries' ('The Artful Detective in the United States) did 1.21 million

Friday, July 21, 2017

OJ Simpson Parole Hearing Leads Entire Day in Total Viewers | 2017-07-20

According to the LA Times, the parole hearing for O.J. Simpson, which aired across multiple networks, broadcast and cable, brought in a cumulative 13.5 million viewers. From 1-3pm, CBS led the coverage with 3.1 million viewers, followed by ABC (2.3 million), NBC (1.9 million), Fox News (1.7 million) Fox Broadcasting (1.3 million), CNN (1.1 million), HLN (559,000), and ESPN (471,000). Looking more in-depth at the cable numbers, Fox News' 'Shepard Smith Reporting' at 1pm did 0.14/1,638,000, and at 2pm did 0.17/1,838,000. CNN's 'Wolf' did 0.22/1,051,000 at 1pm, and 'CNN Newsroom' at 2pm did 0.21/1,198,000. HLN did 0.13/585,000 at 1pm and 0.11/534,000 at 2pm. ESPN's coverage aired from 12:50 to 3:20 and did a 0.19/435,000 for the entire broadcast. Also, it was not included in the LA Times article, but MSNBC did a 0.09/815,000 for its 75-minute coverage from 12:45pm - 2pm, and did a 0.10/970,000 for the 2pm hour.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

'Snowfall' Rises in Week 3, 'Suits' Stable in Week 2 | 2017-07-19

FX's 'Snowfall' rose to a 0.46 18-49 rating and 1,045,000 viewers this week for its third episode. This was up from last week's 0.39/965,000 viewers, but still not quite up at the same level as its premiere ratings on July 5 (0.58/1,361,000). The show continues to skew towards middle-aged males, hitting its highest demo in adults 25-54 (0.51), and leaning male in the 18-49s (0.57 vs. 0.36), 12-34s (0.26 vs. 0.17), and 18-34s (0.38 vs 0.27). In comparison to other FX dramas, the show is doing quite well so far. 'The Americans' averaged a 0.19 and 758,000 viewers this past spring, 'The Strain' averaged a 0.42 and 961,000 viewers last fall, 'Taboo' did 0.43 and 1,235,000 in its first season earlier this year, and 'Legion' did a 0.45 and 950,000.

USA's Suits' was stable in its second week of the season, pulling in an identical 0.36 18-49 rating, and down very slightly in total viewers with 1,358,000 (from 1,398,000). It skewed female in the 18-49s (0.42 vs. 0.30), very slightly in the 18-34s (0.25 vs. 0.24), but had twin 0.2s in the 12-34s. The show averaged a 0.42 in the 18-49s last season (second only to 'Shooter'), and 1,601,000 viewers. Through 2 episodes this season, it's averaging 0.36 and 1,378,000. 

Top 50 Shows for African Americans for the Week Ending April 30, 2017

On the broadcast side, FOX's 'Empire' led the week with 4,376,000 total African-American (AA) viewers for its episode. This figure represents 69% of the show's total audience for that day (6,313,000). 'Scandal' brought in 1,606,000 AA viewers for its April 27th broadcast, representing 31% of its total viewership (5,193,000). NBC's 'Shots Fired' did 1,705,000 AA viewers, a solid 51% of its 3,326,000 viewers for that day. Other broadcast shows of note include: 'Grey's Anatomy' which did 1,101,000 AA viewers (16%), 'The Catch' which had 796,000 AA viewers (27%), 'Rosewood' which did 986,000 for its season finale (33%), and 'Black-ish' which had 798,000 (19%). 

On cable, VH1's 'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' notched 2,450,000 African-American viewers for its April 24th episode, good for 84% of its total audience (2,920,000). 'Basketball Wives' was at a slightly higher 87% with 1,798,000 AA viewers out of a 2,065,000 total. On OWN, 'If Loving You is Wrong' had 1,722,000 AA viewers, a massive 90% of its 1,921,000 total. Also on OWN, was 'Greenleaf', which notched 712,000 AA viewers out of 1,351,000 - a much lower 53%. Finally, 'Iyanla, Fix My Life' had 656,000 AA viewers out of its total 761,000 audience - 86%.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

'Shooter' Returns Stable, 'OutDaughtered' Down From Last Week | 2017-07-18

USA Network's 'Shooter' returned for its second season premiere Tuesday with a 0.41 18-49 rating and 1,507,000 total viewers. This was down 16% in the demo from the season 1 finale, but up 4% in total viewers (from 0.49/1,449,000). It was also up in viewers from the series premiere back in November (1,439,000). The 0.41 demo rating is the second-lowest for the show (0.39 on 11/22/16). Other demos: In males 50+ it notched a 0.78 rating, in adults 25-54 it was 0.53, and in adults 18-34, it was 0.25. Its lead-in, 'WWE Smackdown', led the entire day on cable with a 0.81 18-49 rating and 2,548,000 viewers. In females 18-49 it had a 0.67 and in males it was 0.96.

The second episode of the season for TLC's 'OutDaughtered' brought in a 0.37 18-49 rating and 1,403,000 viewers; down from last week's 0.46/1,479,000, but still well above the season 1 and 2 average. In adults 18-34 it was at 0.3, and in 25-54s it was 0.5. The gender skew in the 12-34s was 0.43 females vs. 0.12 males. Also on TLC was the second episode of season 2 for 'Rattled'. That show was slightly lower at 0.27 in the 18-49s and 972,000 viewers, down from last week's bow which scored 0.34/1,009,000. That 12-34 gender skew was 0.37 females vs. 0.09 males.

'Preacher' Up, 'Loaded' Debuts Low | 2017-07-17

AMC's 'Preacher' hit a three-week high in the 18-49s and in total viewers with a 0.42 demo and 1,269,000 total viewers for Monday's broadcast. This is up from last week's 0.40/1,186,000. 'Preacher' notched a 0.25 in adults 18-34, and a 0.54 in adults 25-54. Also on AMC was the series premiere of 'Loaded'. The show began with a dismal 0.08 adults 18-49 rating, and only 276,000 viewers, losing a whopping 460% of its 'Preacher' lead-in. The show premiered on Channel 4 in Britain back on May 8, to only 540,000 viewers and a 3.7 share, despite its lead-in having 1.03 million and its leadout having 770,000. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Game of Thrones' Hits HBO's Highest Ratings Since 'Sopranos' Finale | 2017-07-16

Game of Thrones opened its seventh season to a monstrous 4.71 18-49 rating and 10,105,000 total L+SD viewers; the highest viewed episode in the show's history, and the fourth highest rated premiere episode for an HBO original series EVER. Topped only by the season 3, 4, and 5 premieres of 'The Sopranos'. An additional 6 million watched through same-day DVR playback and streaming. The previous high for 'Thrones' was the season 6 finale which brought in a 4.35 18-49 rating and 8,889,000 total viewers. The 2015 season premiere notched a 4.19 18-49 rating and 7,997,000 viewers, while the 2016 premiere brought in a slightly less 3.98 18-49 rating and 7,944,000 viewers. In the 18-34s, it hit a 3.71, in the 25-54s, a huge 5.27, and in households it was at 5.22. The re-airing of the episode had a 1.1 18-49 rating and 2,401,000 viewers at 10pm.