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Tucker Carlson Ratings Keep Pace With Bill O’Reilly On Night 1

The first night of Fox News Channel’s new post-Bill O’Reilly primetime lineup did just fine without their marquee name. Debuting in the 8 PM time slot anchored by The O’Reilly Factor , for more than 20 years, Tucker Carlson Tonight drew 2.9 million total viewers and 636,000 viewers in the key 25-54 news demo, both tops for the night on cable news, according to early Nielsen stats. At 9 PM, Fox News’ newly shifted The Five was No. 2 for the night on cable news, drawing 2.8… Read

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‘Gotham’ Ratings Off In Return From Hiatus, ‘APB’ Ticks Up In Finale

Fox’s Gotham returned last night for its first episode since January 30. Some fans must have not gotten the message, as the DC drama drew a preliminary 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day), down 0.2  from its last original. If the numbers hold, it would be a new L+SD low for the series, which is on the bubble for renewal. Gotham‘s strength is in delayed/on-demand viewing, so it is possible to make up the ratings drop down the line. And Gotham‘s fast national demo… Read

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‘Little Big Shots’ Ratings Down But Top Sunday, NBA Playoffs Rise Big Over 2016

An almost full night on the Big 4 saw movement up and down the ratings court Sunday as the NBA playoffs scored on cable. In early metered market results, ABC and ESPN saw double-digit increases from last year as reigning champs the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-102 and the Houston Rockets topped he Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109. With a 3.6 MM rating, the Cavs' win on ABC was up 33% from the equivalent game of last year's playoffs. A 2.6 MM rating put the… Read

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New Caitlyn Jenner Interview Brings ’20/20′ Ratings Down, ‘Dateline’ Rises

While there is still time, someone might want to give Tucker Carlson's booking team a call. Based on how 20/20 (0.8/3) stumbled last night with a sit-down & catch-up interview with Caitlyn Jenner, the Fox New Channel host may find his April 24 debut in Bill O'Reilly's old time slot proving less than golden with the former Olympian as a guest. Two years after Diane Sawyer's ratings multi-year record breaking chat with the transitioning 1976 decathlete and reality TV partici… Read

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‘Scandal’ Ratings Top Night With Big Death, ‘Blacklist’ Hits Series Low

In a rare move for the fast-moving Scandal (1.3/5), a series regular met her end last night in the show's 101st episode. That wasn't the only flashpoint for the show, which was even in the ratings with its final numbers of last week. In even more infrequent occurrence, and facing NBA playoff action on cable, the 9 PM DC-set drama from Shonda Rhimes was the top-rated original of Thursday night and tied a The Big Bang Theory encore to top the night overall in the key demo… Read

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‘Survivor’ Ratings Top Slow Night, ‘Shots Fired’ Down, ‘Designated Survivor’ Up

With a two-hour Survivor (1.7/7) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (0.8/3), CBS was the only network among the Big 4 to run a full schedule of originals last night. As TNT had a full night of NBA Playoffs on cable with back-to-back games, NBC was all encores and ABC and Fox had a mixed bag of new and old. Outside of the big boys, the CW was also in full repeat mode on Wednesday. Which is why, with no Empire to contend with from Fox, the House of Moonves easily took the… Read

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‘NCIS’ Ratings Collared With Series Low, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Up, ‘Prison Break’ Down

It was a good night and a bad night for NCIS (1.3/5) in Tuesday's primetime as the CBS procedural simultaneously stood at the top of two hills and in the bottom of a far deeper valley. On a night that saw a few upticks among the Big 4's offerings, NCIS fell to a series low among adults 18-49. The 21st episode of the Mark Harmon led show's 14th season and the 327th episode of the series overall, last night's "One Book, Two Covers" was down 19% among the key demo from the… Read

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‘Basketball Wives’ Hits Series Demo High, VH1 Logs Best Primetime Rating In 4 Years

VH1 scored its best primetime adults 18-49 Live+Same Day average on any night since 2013 with the Season 6 premieres of Basketball Wives and TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle and Week 7 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Basketball Wives at 9 PM opened its sixth season with a 1.83 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49 — up triple digits from its Season 5 premiere and a series high — and 2.6 million viewers. TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle also was up year-to-year, with its Season 6… Read

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‘Girls’ Hits 2nd-Best Finale Viewership With Series Ender; Showtime’s ‘Guerrilla’ Low In Debut

It wasn't the finale high of Girls first season that saw 1 million viewers watching on June 17, 2012. But Sunday's series ender of the Lena Dunham HBO show got close. On a busy night on cable that saw the Season 3 debut of The Leftovers plus the return of Veep on HBO and the dismal opening of John Ridley's limited series Guerrilla on Showtime, Girls drew 741,000 viewers, up a strong 45% in viewership over the finale low of the April 17, 2016 Season 5 ender. All of which… Read

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‘24 Legacy’ Finale Ratings Even, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Up With Disney Night

It was Disney Night on a rising Dancing With the Stars (1.7/6) on Monday, there were exits on The Voice (2.0/7), and a death and a resurgence of sorts fueled the Season 1 finale of 24: Legacy (0.8/3). Staying even with its April 10 results among adults 18-49 and seeing a very small uptick to 3.33 million viewers, the still-in-renewal-limbo reboot of the time-sensitive spy series ended more on a continuing whimper than a bang, despite what was happening onscreen. The… Read

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Bee Gees Grammy Salute Ratings Top Night, ‘Shades Of Blue’ Even

Bee Gees Grammy Tribute

On an Easter Sunday that saw the NBA playoffs underway with the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers on ABC in the afternoon, the series finale of Girls and the final-season debut of The Leftovers on HBO, plus the premiere of Guerrilla on Showtime, there was some serious jive talkin' on the Big 4. Specifically, CBS aired its Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees (1.2/4),  which ran from 8-10 PM. With some MCing from Saturday Night Feve… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise In All-Live Episode Hosted By Jimmy Fallon

Saturday Night Live‘s first episode to air live on both coasts averaged 7.880 million viewers and a 2.27 rating in adults 18-49 for the live broadcasts in all time zones and the encore 11:30 PM telecast on the West Coast in live plus same day fast nationals from Nielsen Media Research. The telecast, hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon with musical guest Harry Styles, was up from last week’s show hosted by Louis CK (6.522 million, 1.76 in 18-49) but was not a season high but… Read