‘Constantine’ Debuts OK, ‘Blue Bloods’ Inches Up Against World Series – Ratings
Three years ago, the series premiere of Grimm had to face Game 7 of the World Series. In a true breakout fashion, it surprised, opening with a strong 2.1 Live+ same day rating among adults 18-49 and leaping from its lead-in (1.0 for Chuck). No such heroics from the newest NBC genre Friday entry, DC-based Constantine. It did OK by Friday standards, debuting with a 1.4 18-49 rating against Game 3 of a tepid World Series. It held onto 93% of its lead-in, the fourth season… Read
Latest Los Angeles Traffic Mess Enables Taylor Swift To Boost ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Ratings: VIDEO
Hey Los Angeles commuters! You'll be happy to know the latest traffic nightmare — yesterday's closing of a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard so Taylor Swift could perform an outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live! — was for a good cause: JKL scored his largest edge to date over NBC's Tonight Show — which was a repeat — and also beat CBS's David Letterman repeat despite its football lead-in.
Makes it all worthwhile, right?
Kimmel's usual Shonda Rhimes Thursday Bump… Read
‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Score For CBS, ‘Bad Judge’ Falls, ‘Scandal’ & ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Steady, ‘Reign’ Up
Maybe it's the new normal - at least for now. Five weeks into the season and still everyone's standing - at least for now. Of course, last night being Thursday, the primetime trophy will be held by CBS and (4.8/15). With Peyton Manning now the NFL's all-time touchdown pass leader as of October 19, it's no wonder that last night's impressive Denver Broncos victory over the San Diego Chargers was up from the week's early numbers. In fact, on the last… Read
‘Transporter: The Series’ Ratings OK For TNT Debut
It didn't break any land speed ratings records but the small screen version of the Luc Besson fast car film franchise certainly revved things up for TNT. Transporter: The Series drew 1.3 million total viewers for its 9 PM October 18 debut episode on the cabler. That premiere was followed by another new episode at 10 PM that pulled in 1.2 million total viewers. Now that Saturday night result is about half of the 2.26 million that the last original episode of AMC's quiet… Read
‘Good Morning America’ Ratings Lead Morning Infotainment Race
ABC's Good Morning America topped another week in the morning infotainment show ratings, outperforming NBC's Today by 745,000 total viewers and 158,000 in the news demo. Today posted its largest total viewer and news demo deliveries in nearly four months, though, season to date, GMA is still showing its widest season margins over Today in more than two decades.
For the week, GMA logged 5.446 million viewers — 2.042 million demo viewers; Today clocked 4.701 million viewers… Read
World Series Game 2 Ratings Fall From 2013, ‘The 100′ Craters In Return, ‘Arrow’ Up, ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Steady
Things certainly turned around in Game 2 of the World Series last night — at least for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals came back from a shattering loss in Game 1 to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday, but for Fox, the ratings were a lot like the less-than-winning results of Game 1. Last night's game was down double digits from 2013 and matched with the comparable game of the low 2012 series. In fast nationals, the 8-11 PM game in KC pulled in a 2.9/9 rating… Read
Lisa Ling’s ‘This Is Life’ Latest CNN Show Pushing Network Definition To Early Viewer Approval
Lisa Ling's This Is Life continues CNN's encouraging preliminary ratings results with programs that push the news network's definition. In its first telecast, on September 28, the documentary series clocked 235,000 demo viewers and 598,000 total viewers, handily winning both metrics, and a big uptick compared to the 10 PM time slot's prior four-week average with repeats of such programs as The Hunt, Death Row Stories and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.
The new series'… Read
World Series Ratings: Game 1 Strikes Out With New Low
UPDATE, 1:57 PM: The final stats are in for last night's World Series Game 1 and it looks like there were two losers: The Kansas City Royals, obviously, after falling to the San Francisco Giants 7-1, and Fox. The opening game got a 3.4/11 rating between 8-11 PM with 12.19 million viewers. That's a drop of 19% from the first game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 23 last year. Last night's game dipped 6% from the previous all-time World… Read
World Series Ratings Fall From 2013, ‘Flash’ & ‘Marry Me’ Down, ‘Selfie’ & ‘NCIS: NOLA’ Steady
The winning streak of the Kansas City Royals was snapped off by the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Fox last night. And for the broadcaster it was a loss too. In non-time zone adjusted fast nationals, the KC hosted game got a 2.9/9 rating among adults 18-49 between 8 PM and 11 PM. That's down a very hard 29% from the 4.1/11 that the October 23 Game 1 of the 2013 World Series drew in fast nationals. That Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals battle… Read
Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ Bags Bully Ratings For PBS
More than 33 million people sampled Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, PBS said this morning. The seven-part documentary series, airing on consecutive nights in September, averaged 9.2 million viewers, making it the third-highest-rated Burns film following the 1990 broadcast of The Civil War, and Lewis And Clark in 1997. The premiere episode, debuting on Sunday, September 14, was the highest rated of the series, with an average of 11.7 million (besting all other broadcast and… Read
‘The Millers’ Ratings Slip On New Night, ‘Jane’ & ‘Scorpion’ Hold Well
It is Mission Accomplished for The Big Bang Theory on Monday. The blockbuster comedy was tasked with launching similarly themed new drama Scorpion this fall, and it did. After being nurtured for four weeks with back-to-back episodes of Big Bang Theory in front of it, Scorpion got its first test last night, the last with Big Bang in the CBS Monday lineup before the comedy returns to Thursday. With its new lead-in, The Millers (2.2), at 8:30 PM vs. a Big Bang rerun last… Read
BET Hip Hop Awards Dance To Top Of Twitter TV Ratings
The BET Hip Hop Awards danced past last week's TV ratings champ, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story: Freak Show to lead the week in online audience for broadcast show.
In all, more than 2.6 million tweets about the music awards show reached more than 7 million unduplicated audience members, far and away the biggest online crowd for any non-sports show of the week. On the sports side, Peyton Manning's setting of an NFL career record in touchdown passes… Read