World Series Game 7 Ratings Surge, ‘Stalker’ Down, ‘Black-ish’ & ‘The 100′ Up – UPDATE
UPDATE, 2:34 PM: The final score for the final game of the 2014 World Series is in - and it's a nice number off the bat. Going to a somewhat rare Game 7, the otherwise struggling fall classic saw the San Francisco Giants win over the Kansas City Royals go up to 6.6/20 rating among adults 18-49. That's a rocket launch 88% rise over the 3.5 demo result that Game 6 got on October 28. It's also a 15% jump from the fast nationals of earlier today.
Viewershipwise, the 2014… Read
Late Night Ratings: Jimmy Fallon Repeats Beat Dave Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel In Week Of October 20
NBC's Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (3.237 million viewers, 0.89/4 demo rating) repeats won the late-night ratings the week of October 20-24, versus rebroadcasts of CBS' Late Show With David Letterman (2.699 million, 0.59/3) and a week of four originals and one encore for ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.795 million, 0.65/3). The Fallon encores topped Letterman and Kimmel for the week in adults, men and women 18-34 and 25-54, as well.
Later in late night, NBC's Late Night With… Read
World Series Ratings: Game 7 Scores Home Run For Fox
After a bunch of strikes and walks, Fox finally hit a 2014 World Series ratings home run last night. We knew the drama alone of a Game 7 was going to be a high for this year's struggling Major League Baseball championship series, but last night at a packed Kaufman Stadium ran all the bases for the broadcaster. In metered market results, Fox's broadcast of the 3-2 win by the San Francisco Giants over the Kansas City Royals got a surging 15.2/24.
By far the best result of… Read
Jill Duggar Wedding Drives Record 4.4M Viewers To ’19 Kids And Counting’
TLC, still wiping the ick off its image — left there by the whole Here Comes Honey Boo Boo child molester storyline — got some much-needed good news this afternoon. A series-record average of 4.4 million people tuned in last night to see 19 Kids And Counting's crazy-in-love virgins, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, get hitched — and perform their very first kiss and first fully sanctioned frontal hug.
It was the No. 1 cable network of the night in total viewers and among… Read
‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Perks Up In Ratings Against Game 6 Of World Series, NBC Lineup Slips
UPDATE PM: Person Of Interest (1.7 in 18-49) indeed rose a tenth in the finals, tying Chicago Fire for No.1 at 10 PM. The Flash also was adjusted up a tenth to hold steady with last week. Also getting upward adjustment of .1 were NCIS (2.6) and The Voice (2.9), while The Voice lead-out, new comedy Marry Me (1.5), slipped a tenth over a minute of Voice overrun to widen its Week 3 decline to 20%.
PREVIOUS AM: The baseball gods finally smiled on Fox this fall. Saddled with a… Read
‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Roosevelts’ Drive PBS To No. 5
PBS announced this morning it finished the 2013-14 TV season ranked No. 5 among all broadcast and cable networks in household rating. According to PBS, citing Nielsen stats, it finished behind only CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox with a 1.5 rating. That's a 5% rating increase compared with its average primetime household rating of 1.43 during the comparable September 2012-September 2013 period, when PBS ranked No. 8. During the comparable time in 2011-12, it wound up No. 11.
‘The Good Witch’s Wonder’ Hits Hallmark Franchise High As It Readies Series Launch
Hallmark Channel's latest original film, The Good Witch's Wonder, conjured up 2.5 million viewers, marking the network's most watched film of 2014. The franchise will debut as an original series early next year. Hallmark's most watched movie of the year had been the August 9 premiere of Stranded In Paradise, which averaged 2 million viewers. And overall, the seven Good Witch titles have averaged 2.9 million viewers. The seventh installment in Hallmark Channel's… Read
‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Score Demo Season High & Best Viewership Since 2010: Update
UPDATE, 3:34 PM: The final score is in and it is a big triumph for ESPN and the NFL, in more ways than one. Eight weeks in, last night's overtime underdog win by the Washington Redskins over the Dallas Cowboys hit a ratings season high. The 20-17 game got a 6.9 among adults 18-49. That's a 43% rise over last week's Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. In a season of big spreads and low drama, last night's game was also up 18%… Read
‘2 Broke Girls’ Ratings Solid In Return, ‘The Millers’ Drops In Week 2
UPDATE, 2 PM: The final numbers are in, and things look even brighter for CBS' Scorpion and grimmer for The Millers. Scorpion went up a tenth to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The action drama successfully passed its second test, dropping only a tenth in its first airing with no Big Bang Theory on the night. The series has now held pretty steady the last two weeks despite its lead-in falling from 2.9 for a Big Bang rerun two weeks ago to 2.1 for The Millers last week to a 1.7… Read
ABC ‘World News Tonight’ Ratings: No. 1 In News Demo Race, Season To Date, For First Time In Seven Years
For the first time in seven years, ABC's World News Tonight is the top evening newscast in the news demo, season to date. The David Muir-anchored newscast is top-rated in the demo for the first five weeks of the season and is up in the age bracket every week of this season, compared to same time last year.
NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams is delivering its best start to a TV season since 2006 in overall audience, but is down both in the news demo and in the younger… Read
World Series Game 1 Tops Twitter TV Ratings For the Week
Who says baseball is dead? After weeks of audience indifference, Major League Baseball finally broke through in a big way on Nielsen's TV ratings with a highly competitive World Series. The World Series even beat out, and by a long way, those more consistent powerhouses, the NFL, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Sports almost always outdistances any TV series (particularly scripted shows) in the weekly Twitter TV ratings, for several… Read
Sunday Beltway Show Ratings: Can ‘Meet The Press’ Sustain Bump?
Don't do too much navel lint gazing about metered-market numbers out today for the Sunday Beltway shows. Those preliminary ratings had NBC's Meet The Press with a 1.8/5, CBS's Face The Nation at 2.2/6 and ABC's This Week at 2.0/5. A week earlier, MTP clocked a preliminary 2.1/6 metered market household rating to Face the Nation's 2.4/6 and This Week's 2.3/6.
And yet, when the dust settled, Meet The Press had delivered its biggest audience since Chuck Todd's debut and… Read