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‘The Bachelorette’ Solid In Return, All Season Finale Ratings Down Vs. Last Year


It’s been a long broadcast season, so TV viewers may be ready for new summer offerings. A summer staple, ABC’s The Bachelorette, returned last night in solid fighting form, drawing a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the fast nationals. That is currently the top demo rating of the night, edging the performance finales of NBC’s The Voice and Dancing with the Stars (both at a 1.9). There may be upward adjustments in the finals but the two-hour The Bachelorette will likely end up… Read


‘Preacher’ Ratings Debut OK, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale Steady

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Facing the first coast-to-coast live Billboard Music Awards, NBA and NHL playoffs and a little show you might have heard of called Game Of Thrones, AMC had a busy Sunday night with the first midseason finale of Fear The Walking Dead and the premiere of Preacher. On the whole, the former home of Mad Men held up OK with The Walking Dead spinoff series steady with its Season 2 May 15 show and the Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin EP'd adaptation of Garth Ennis and… Read


Billboard Music Awards Ratings Fall To 4-Year Low In Demo – Update

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UPDATE, 11:22 AM: The songs have been sung, the awards given out and now the final numbers are in for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Despite being live for the very first time, the fast nationals are not that far off the fast-affiliate ratings of earlier this morning with the three-hour show getting a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers. Down 18% from 2015, that's a four-year demo low for the dick clark productions show on an admittedly competitive… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Slips To Season & Finale Lows With Host Fred Armisen


Former cast member Fred Armisen returned to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live. The show, featuring musical guest Courtney Barnett, drew a 3.7 household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was off by a tenth in both categories from last season’s finale (3.8 in HH, 1.8 in 18-49), posting new metered markets season (and likely series) lows. The previous low marks logged multiple times this… Read


‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Grimm’ Finale Ratings Down From 2015 On Slow Night

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The last Friday of the season had a trio of finales with Shark Tank (1.2/5), Grimm (0.9/4) and The Originals (0.4/3) and one debut in Masters Of Illusion (0.4/2). On a pretty slow night when Shark Tank and 20/20, up 20%, were tied for the top rated show, the finales were a mixed bag. Compared to last week, the 2-hour Season 5 ender of Grimm was up 12% among adults 18-49, Shark Tank ended its seventh season even with its May 13 offering and The Originals was up a tenth… Read


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Blacklist’ Down, ‘Legends’ Even

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It was another night of finales galore on the final Thursday of the season with a wedding, exits and a surprise return as Grey's Anatomy (2.3/8) DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (0.72) and The Blacklist (1.3/5) wrapped up their latest runs. Over on ESPN, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavilers continued their post-season unbeaten streak. The team had an 108-89 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals that scored a 4.4 overnight rating… Read


‘Empire’ Finale Ratings Down Double Digits From 2015, NBA Playoffs Up, ‘Survivor’ & ‘Modern Family’ Steady

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With all of the Big 4 having made their upfronts presentations for the 2016-2017 season, the 2015-2016 season saw its biggest show and some strong veterans say their goodbyes for now Wednesday night. This came the same night the Golden State Warriors evened their Western Conference Finals series with the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 118-91 Game 2 victory on TNT. Yet again the matchup was a winner for the Turner broadcaster with a 5.9 household rating, up 33% over the last… Read


‘Megyn Kelly Presents’ Ratings Soft, ‘NCIS’ Season Finale Surges Over 2015

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There were a couple of Presidential primaries on cable news last night and an easy 115-84 win for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors in the Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN. But on the Big 4, it was finales galore as NCIS (2.5/9), NCIS: New Orleans (1.8/6), Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1.0/4), Chicago Med (1.6/5) and Chicago Fire (1.6/5) all wrapped up their respective seasons. Among the heavyweight… Read


‘Castle’ Series Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Mike & Molly’ & ‘Jane The Virgin’ Down

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And then they were gone. As the Golden State Warriors fell 108-102 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT, ABC's Castle (1.3/4) and CBS' Mike & Molly both ended their runs last night. While a loss for the reigning champ Warriors, last night’s primetime game was a winner for TNT with a 6.7 overnight rating. Topping cable, that’s up 33% over the last night TNT aired an NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals Game 1 in 2014, and… Read


‘Underground’ Finale Ratings Race Up In Live+3 Results

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Underground debuted in March with record-breaking ratings for WGN America, and it looks to have wrapped up its first season with some pretty strong results. With Live + 3 numbers now in, the May 11 Season 1 finale of the series about Georgia plantation slaves who dash for their freedom via the Underground Railroad drew 1.8 million viewers. Underground's 10 PM season ender also had 911,000 viewers among adults 25-54 and 866,000 among the 18-49 demo. That's a surging… Read


‘Quantico’ Ratings Steady In Finale, ‘Last Man On Earth’ Falls From 2015, ‘Carmichael Show’ Steady With Last Week

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On the eve of the beginning of the Big 4 Upfronts presentations this week, the broadcast nets were pretty close to playing a full deck last night – and, of course, there were some finales on the table. First the newbies, ABC's The Family (0.8/3) and Quantico (1.0/4) were both up a tenth from their May 8 shows. For the now cancelled former, that's an uptick end to a tractionless run and, with 3.29 million watching, its best viewership since its third episode of March 13… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ With Host & Musical Guest Drake Slips In Households


 NBC's Saturday Night Live with host and musical guest Drake drew a 3.9 rating in the metered-market households and a 1.8/9 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters, down a bit from last week’s 4.1 rating and 1/9 in the demo with host Brie Larson and musical guest Alicia Keys. NBC notes that SNL grew +5% versus the show's May 2015 average for originals in metered-market households (3.9 vs 3.7 for May 2015).  … Read