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NBA Draft Ratings Score For ESPN, ‘Gong Show’ Debuts With Less Than A Bang

UPDATE, 2:40 PM: The first Round picks are all done and now the final numbers are in for last night’s NBA Draft – and it was three-pointers all round it seems. Up 15% from 2016 for the second most watched NBA Draft on ESPN after 2015’s event, last night’s b-ball future view drew 3.56 million viewers. PREVIOUSLY,9:20 AM: There were a lot of game shows on and no basketball, but court action was in the spotlight in primetime last night with the NBA Draft on ESPN – and the… Read

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‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ Off To OK Ratings Start, ‘The Carmichael Show’ Steady As It Awaits Renewal Decision

NBC had a seamless transition on Wednesday, with the debut of spinoff alternative series Little Big Shots: Forever Young picking up where the Season 2 finale of mothership series Forever Young left off last week. The offshoot, featuring older performers, opened with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 7.4 million viewers (Live+same day), in line with the 1.1 in 18-49 and 7.3 million for last Wednesday’s LBS finale. Yes, that is about a third of the demo result and half of the… Read

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‘Queen Sugar’ Ratings Score Core Demo Series High With Season 2 Premiere

There are a lot of unique elements to Queen Sugar, but last night’s Season 2 debut of the OWN series from Ava DuVernay had the rare distinction of returning better than its series premiere last year among the Oprah Winfrey net's core female demographic. Add to that, the midseason return of The Haves and the Have Nots also saw some bounce. Relentlessly diving into themes of police violence, celebrity, equality, gender and heartbreak, Tuesday's 10 PM Kat Candler-directed… Read

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ratings Lift As NBC Cleans Up On Summer’s 1st Night

It is hard to tell if teen Evie Clair's moving song for her sick father, magician Tom London, dance crews Light Balance and Just Jerk, 9-year old Celine Tam's great version of Celine Dion's “My Heart Will Go On” or the cringe inducing and near naked Men With Pans was the most captivating act on America's Got Talent (2.6/11) last night, but such a plethora of riches is little to complain about for summer's top show as summer officially kicked off yesterday. AGT was up 4%… Read

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‘Bachelorette’ Ratings Steady As NBC Wins Monday In Demo & Viewers

There was a spelling bee, drinks and harsh words on last night's The Bachelorette (1.6/6) as Rachel Lindsay handed out more roses. Although it was the top-rated show of the night among adults 18-49, the ABC reality series — off a week because of a the NBA Finals and not facing the Stanley Cup finals like two weeks ago — was down a tenth from the final numbers of its June 5 show. The fourth episode of the 13th season Monday was even with its fast affiliate numbers of its… Read

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Megyn Kelly Vs. Alex Jones: Only 3.5 Million Watch After Much Sound And Fury

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After all the outrage and chest-thumping, about 3.5 million viewers watched Megyn Kelly poke holes in Infowars poobah Jones’ conspiracy-theory schtick on Sunday primetime according to early stats – which would be her smallest crowd to date on her new NBC newsmag. In the news demo, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly clocked a 0.7 rating, also her smallest stats yet for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. NBC noted Kelly’s radioactive interview, which had been a top media story for… Read

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‘Reign’ Ratings Steady With Series Finale, NBC & CBS Split Friday

The CW's Reign ended its run last night after four seasons. Like it did for every episode of the fourth season, the finale drew a series low 0.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+same day). But its viewership grew +15% week-to-week to 771,000, the largest this season since the premiere.  Leading to the Reign finale, the CW’s The Originals (0.3 in 18-49, 1.1 million) also was up in viewers (+20%) while steady in the demo. NBC topped the slow demo race on Friday with an America's Go… Read

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ABC Rules Repeat-Riddled Thursday With Game Show Reboots

ABC ruled a repeat-riddled Thursday in the key demo and overall viewers with its game show reboots. A repeat of ABC's Celebrity Family Feud revival (1.0 demo rating, 4.9 million viewers) delivered the network's strongest stats of the night taking the 8 PM hour, though CBS' The Big Bang Theory encore (1.0, 6.051M) dominated in the first half hour and easily was the night's most watched broadcast program. ABC's To Tell The Truth reboot (0.9, 4.3M) controlled 9 PM, and The 1… Read

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‘Little Big Shots’ Finale Ratings Down From 2016, Fox Wins Night In Demo

It was all encores on ABC and CBS last night but things were also a bit déjà vu on the Season 2 finale of NBC's Little Big Shots (1.1/5). The Steve Harvey-hosted talent show's self-proclaimed "The Grande Finale" was all fan favorites on Wednesday, however it was Gordon Ramsay who won the night for Fox in the key demo. With a 1.0/4 rating, Fox was the highest rated net of the night thanks to MasterChef (1.1/5) and The F Word With Gordon Ramsay (0.8/4). Tied with Little Big… Read

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‘Queen Of The South’ Demo Ratings Inch Up In Season 2 Premiere

USA Network's Queen of the South, whose ratings exceeded expectations in its first season last year, has made a solid return. The Season 2 premiere of the series last week averaged 2.11 million total viewers, 907,000 adults 18-49, 1 million adults 25-54 and 352,000 adults 18-34 in Live+3 ratings. While in total viewership for the Season 2 opener was off by 5% vs. the series debut, the premiere was up in younger demos, +4% in 18-49, +14% in 18-34 and +1% in 25-54. This is… Read

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ratings Steady As NBC Easily Wins Slow Night

Few things can render Simon Cowell almost speechless but Christian Guardino almost did that last night on America's Got Talent (2.5/10). The NBC competition series topped a pretty sleepy Tuesday but the audition of the once blind teen and his version of the Jackson 5's “Who's Lovin You” owned the show – admittedly flabbergasting Cowell and earning a standing ovation from the other judges and the audience. With Fox entirely in encores, ABC just having Downward Dog (0.7/3)… Read