‘America’s Got Talent’ Ratings Steady, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Even
There were some technical difficulties on the America's Got Talent (2.6/10) live show last night as well as a storm-off-set dust-up between Mel B and Simon Cowell. However, there were also performances in Tuesday's results show by the likes of the Masqueraders, the dog-loving Pompeyo family and closer Mandy Harvey that definitely saw the NBC competition series live up to its name.
Taking a 7% decline among adults 18-49 from last week’s season high, AGT was still leagues… Read
Donald Trump’s Afghanistan About-Face Eclipses Cable News’ Solar Blackout Crowd Of 5.1 Million TV Viewers
Monday’s cable news cycle included two huge ratings events: a rare cross-country total eclipse of the sun, and an equally historic Donald Trump total walk-back on his position about American involvement in Afghanistan.
Given President Donald Trump’s obsession with TV ratings and winning, we’re happy to report Trump obliterated the sun. No competition.
On the cable news networks, the sun scored its biggest crowd on Fox News Channel, whose wildly enthusiastic Shep Smith… Read
Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Plan Unveiling Clocks 28 Million Viewers
An estimated 28 million people watched Donald Trump deliver his speech about plans to maintain troops in Afghanistan.
That includes 17.4M viewers ages 55 and older, 7.1M ages 35-54 and 2.1M ageds18-34, according to Nielsen stats.
Nielsen tracked viewing on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. While coverage varied by network, these networks aired live coverage from about 9-9:30 PM ET.
That tally includes about 5.8M who viewed on NBC… Read
Fox News Channel Dominates Cable News During Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Speech
Fox News Channel clocked 4.725M viewers from 9-10 PM ET covering President Donald Trump’s speech about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, putting it on top of the cable news ratings race in the hour. Trump spoke about his about-face on the topic and plans to maintain troops in the region from 9-9:30 PM, followed by half an hour of analysis.
MSNBC, meanwhile, logged 2.909M viewers in the hour and CNN averaged 2.504M viewers.
FNC also topped its cable competition in the news… Read
Anthony Scaramucci Delivers Stephen Colbert His Second Biggest Weekly Win Ever
Stephen Colbert's Late Show won Scaramucci Week by the program's second largest margin ever, topping NBC"s Tonight Show by 770K viewers.
Monday's Late Show broadcast, featuring America's shortest-tenured White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci clocked 3.6M viewers – Colbert's biggest ever Monday crowd. The Mooch was a big get, also putting Colbert on top that night among viewers aged 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.
But Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show won the week of… Read
NBC Takes Early Lead In Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Address Ratings Derby – Update
UPDATE, 9:22 AM: NBC logged 6.184 million viewers in the 9:30 PM ET half hour Monday night when President Donald Trump delivered his address about Afghanistan, putting it well ahead of ABC's 4.719, CBS's 4.142M and Fox Broadcast's 2.456M.
But, as even NBC noted, Trump's address aired live across the country on those four networks, as well as cable news, from 9-9:30 PM ET. Data adjusted to the live broadcast will be released later today.
With adjustments expected once the… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Viewership Dips From Series High; 2nd Best Result Ever
The icy second to last episode of the second to last season of Game Of Thrones is the second most watched of the HBO blockbuster's run.
However, with 10.24 million viewers, the August 20 'Beyond The Wall' episode saw a dip of just over 4% from the all-time high of the 'Eastwatch' episode of the previous week. The 10.72 million that the August 13 airing of the series based on George R.R. Martin's novels snagged was the second rise in two consecutive record-breaking weeks… Read
‘Power’ Hits Season High Viewership, Despite Online Leaks Of Starz Drama
With a vital death, a powerful meet-up between old lovers, city power plays plus online leaks and despite facing the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, last night's Power hit a season high among viewers.
In what is the fifth-best number the Starz drama has ever done, Sunday's 9 PM "That Ain't Me" Season 4 episode snared an audience of 1.9 million. That's the best the Courtney Kemp-created Power has done since the 2.01 million who watched the… Read
‘Big Brother’ Ratings Steady, U.S. Gymnastics On NBC Up As CBS Wins Night
It was a big night on cable Sunday with debuts, cliffhangers and the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, but some of the Big 4 were on the field too. NFL preseason preemptions peppered the programming schedule and could result in some adjustments, but once again the overall win went to CBS.
The House of Moonves scored a 0.9/4 rating and 4.90 million viewers Sunday in great part due to a healthy Big Brother (1.8/7). With potential romance or… Read
‘Weekend Update’ Ratings Steady, ‘Beat Shazam’ Up & ‘Big Brother’ Tops Night
As NFL preseason preemptions were scattered across some local markets on most of the Big 4 last night, the second week of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update (1.5/6) put some heavy hitting veterans on the desk as Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Tina Fey all showed up to talk Donald Trump and Charlottesville.
NBC, CBS and ABC will all likely see some adjustments later in the day but Week 2 of Weekend Update is currently down 12% from last week's premiere in fast affiliate… Read
‘Marlon’ Off To Strong Ratings Start As NBC Wins Night
A good night for NBC saw America's Got Talent continue to outperform its year-ago pace, clocking a 2.1 18-49 demo rating compared to a 1.8 for last year's first live Wednesday results show.
NBC's Marlon Wayans comedy series Marlon launched with a 1.3 rating – the highest rating among 11 new or returning scripted series on the Big 4 this summer. Compared to NBC's time-slot demo average this summer, Marlon measured 63% better.
CBS’ housemates-from-hell reality series Big Br… Read
‘America’s Got Talent’ Ties Season Ratings High, Boosts ‘Hollywood Game Night’, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Slips
As curiosity over the pre-launch controversy wore off, ABC's Bachelor in Paradise drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in its Tuesday airing, dropping 23% in viewers and 31% in the demo from its Monday season premiere. But it provided an original lead-in for struggling freshman drama Somewhere Between (1.7 million, 0.4), whose numbers spiked 18% and 33%.
NBC’s America's Got Talent (13.2 million, 2.8) kicked off its live shows in style, ticking up a… Read