‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Ends Fall Run On High Ratings Note, ‘Reign’ Hits Low
UPDATE PM: The finals are in, and many shows underwent ratings adjustments. ABC, which didn't have football preemptions and saw few of its stations carry President Obama's speech, did not get any corrections. How To Get Away With Murder's 3.1 Live+same day adults 18-49 rating was a six-week high. ABC won all Thursdays of November sweep for the first time in at least 23 years.
As expected, the football-inflated NBC numbers underwent the biggest adjustments, up to three… Read
Latin Grammy Ratings: Preempted By Obama Speech, Univision Broadcast Steady With 2013
The 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards may have started a little late with Univision covering President Barack Obama's immigration speech live, but the show didn't suffer at all in the ratings. On a Thursday of fall finales and other strong competition, 4.8 million viewers watched the 3-hour live show from Las Vegas last night. That's a 4% rise from last year's 4.6 million total viewership
With performances by Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, among… Read
‘Meet The Press’ Post-Midterm Election Broadcast Tumbles
CBS's Face the Nation was the most watched Sunday Beltway show the Sunday after the midterm election with 3.374 million viewers — 902,000 of them news demo viewers.
ABC's This Week finished first with news-demo viewers — 937,000 — and finished second among overall audience, with 3.060 million tuned in.
And NBC's Meet the Press, with Washington junkie Chuck Todd replacing David Gregory — it finished about a quarter of a million viewers behind This Week in news-demo… Read
‘Modern Family’ Ratings Rise, ‘SVU’ & ‘Chicago PD’ Fall From Crossover, ‘Stalker’ & ‘The 100′ Surge, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Even
It's a week away but it was almost all Thanksgiving all the time on ABC last night. Comedies The Middle (2.2/7), The Goldbergs (2.4/7) and Modern Family (3.7/11) all celebrated Turkey Day in their own way. And there was much for ABC to be thankful for, especially with no The Voice on NBC last night as it was last week: All three shows saw double-digit jumps – 16%, 14% and 16%, respectively — with Modern Family easily the top-rated and most-watched (10.90 million) show of… Read
‘The Missing’ Ratings: Starz’s Drama Has Steady Premiere Weekend
The debut of the 8-episode limited series from Starz and the BBC drew 879,000 viewers for all its weekend plays. Taking over the 9 PM Saturday slot previously held by Survivor's Remorse, which ended its first season 6-episode run on November 8, the 9 showings of The Missing outperformed the much more comedic show over all its showings on its premiere weekend last month. Survivor's Remorse pulled 605,000 viewers in total on its debut weekend of October 4 and 5 in Live +… Read
‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Ratings Up Slightly With ‘Agent Carter’ Cameo, ‘MasterChef Jr.’ Down, CBS Dramas & ‘About A Boy’ Rise
They said that compliance would be rewarded on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1.6/5) last night as the lady herself from the forthcoming Marvel's Agent Carter made a much hyped appearance from the WWII past, and mysteries within mysteries and betrayals rolled out. Well, there was a small but desired reward of the ratings sort for the super spy series. Even with a Shark Tank (1.1/3) repeat as lead-in replacing and improving on the now cancelled Selfie, S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a… Read
‘MediaBuzz’ Logs Largest Audience Since Launch
This past Sunday, Fox News Channel's MediaBuzz with Howie Kurtz delivered its biggest audience since its launch — 1.3 million viewers – and was the No. 1 cable news program for the day in the news demo with 300,000 viewers in that age bracket. Sunday's program included an interview with Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis, who claimed she was chastised by CNBC management when she worked there, as part of a “cover-up” of the math of Obamacare. (CNBC has called her… Read
ABC & NBC Boast Record Evening News Ratings Starts
ABC's World News Tonight is having best start to the season in 19 years in the news demo, winning seven of eight weeks of the season to date in the age bracket. That said, last week's edge over NBC's newscast (2.283 million vs 2.270 mil) was 13,000 viewers — WNT's second smallest lead over NBC Nightly News since ABC's news began regularly taking the demo back in early July. It was a recovery from the previous week, when Brian Williams' newscast had beat David Muir's in the… Read
‘State Of Affairs’ Off To Respectable Ratings Start, ‘NCIS: LA’ Rises
This is why the networks continue to go for star vehicles — despite pretty bad reviews, NBC's drama State Of Affairs, toplined by Katherine Heigl, opened solidly last night with a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49. That was down from the debuts of the previous three NBC dramas slotted behind The Voice on Monday, Smash (3.8), Revolution (4.1) and The Blacklist (3.8), but The Voice is not as potent lead-in as it was in its early days. Last night, the singing show logged a 3.0 in… Read
‘Aaliyah’ Biopic Tops Twitter TV Ratings Despite (Because Of) Criticism
Lifetime's much-criticized biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah shot to the top of the week's Twitter TV charts, beating out The Walking Dead even as critics, led by superstar hip-hop producer Timbaland, beat up the production online and beyond.
It didn't hurt the show in… Read
‘Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B’ Ratings Score 3.2M Viewers For Lifetime
It wasn't a high note ratings-wise, but Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B certainly delivered for Lifetime on Saturday. The two-hour biopic of the burgeoning superstar who died in a 2001 plane crash at age 22 drew 3.2 million viewers on November 15. Among adults 18-49, Aaliyah pulled in 1.7 million viewers for Lifetime.
Aaliyah did much much better than the Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story on September 1. That Monday night movie had 1.6 million total viewers, though 1.1… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row
Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now, isn't it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots' 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That's a 15% spread.
The Walking Dead bopped up 4% in the demo from last… Read