Bruce Jenner Interview Ratings Gold Winner For ABC With 16.9M Watching
The former Olympic champion's sit down with Diane Sawyer about his transition to becoming a woman proved to be a huge win for ABC last night. The 2-hour 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview scored a 5.2/17 among adults 18-49 on Friday night with 16.9 million total viewers from 9 – 11 PM. That is, of course, the best 20/20 has done all season in what is one of the biggest non-awards show and non-sports event audiences on any network.
On the first Friday of the May sweep… Read
‘Deadliest Catch’ Renewed As Discovery Channel Bags Demo Wins
It might have been the unofficial first week of the 2016 presidential campaign, and pot-series premiere week, but Discovery Channel finished first in the news demo – ages 25-54 – for the April 13-19 frame after Live+3 viewing stats showed up. Discovery also finished first among cable nets for the week with 18- to 49-year-olds. It’s Discovery Channel’s first such weekly win in both demos since Shark Week 2014.
Discovery owes much to three programs: Deadliest Catch, Naked an… Read
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ratings Spike With Patrick Dempsey Twist, ‘Blacklist’ Low In Return
ABC kicked off the May sweep with its first No.1 demo ratings finish (tied with CBS) on the May opening night in six years, powered by veteran Grey’s Anatomy. The episode, which featured a life-and-death situation involving original male lead Patrick Dempsey, drew a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals, up +33% from last week and the show’s best since the Season 11 premiere in September. That number that will likely go up more in the finals later today. The… Read
‘Orphan Black’ Ratings Hit Debut Low On BBC America, Soar On All AMC Networks
It was either the best of premieres or the worst of premieres depending on what numbers and outlets you're looking at. The heavily promoted Season 3 debut of Orphan Black on April 18 drew 535,000 total viewers on BBC America. That's down 13% from those who tuned in for the Season 2 debut on April 19 last year and a drop of 21% from the Season 1 premiere on March 30, 2013. Among adults 18-49 the S3 opener of Tatiana Maslany-led clone thriller snagged 246,000 viewers… Read
‘The Americans’ Ratings Fall In Finale From 2014 Demo Result
It has been a long time coming but Ronald Reagan finally uttered those famous words of "evil empire" last night on the Season 3 ender of the FX Cold War spy show. The historic rhetoric and challenge of the Presidential speech of March 8, 1983 set up the renewed stakes for the Joe Weisberg created series as it heads into an already announced fourth season next year.
Bluntly entitled "March 8, 1983," last night's The Americans also saw a dip and a chilling drop from its… Read
‘American Idol’ & ‘Survivor’ Ratings Steady, ‘Black-ish’ Up, ‘Criminal Minds’ Down As CBS & ABC Tie For Demo Win
It wasn't a big jump by any measure, but the two unscripted veterans saw a small rise last night after previous dips and some status quo. CBS’ Survivor (2.3/4) was the second-highest-rated show of the night, bopping up 5% from last week, while Fox’s American Idol (1.5/5) got down to a final five for its 14th season and rose 7% from its April 15 show. The history of both Survivor and Idol this season means we could see an adjustment in those demos results later. As of… Read
‘NBC Nightly News’ Transgender Children Series Strong On Social Media
NBC Nightly News debuted the first of Kate Snow's series on transgender children last night. According to fast affiliate stats — which measure timeslot early ratings — NBC Nightly News logged 7.884 million viewers; 1.943 million in the news demo. ABC’s World News Tonight appears to have outstripped it on both counts (though the NBC newscast’s numbers tend to adjust upward to a larger degree than ABC’s when final stats come in) and by bigger margins than ABC had on Monday… Read
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Ratings Even In Finale, ‘Weird Loners’, ‘Chicago Fire’ & ‘CSI Cyber’ Down, ‘Forever’ Rises
After a debut season that saw the sitcom repeatedly trashed by the man on whose memoir it's based, Fresh Off The Boat (1.5/5) wrapped up its first run last night. There was some assimilation anxiety and some Pet Shop Boys on Tuesday in the 13th episode of the mid-1990s set comedy about a Taiwanese-American family that move from D.C. to Orlando. There was also a little bit more of the same among adults 18-49.
While down 40% in the demo from its 8:30 PM February 4 debut and… Read
Fox News Channel Snags Biggest Weekly Cable Crowd As Clinton, Rubio Enter Race
During the first unofficial week of the 2016 primaries, in which Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida jumped into the race with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (and Mike Huckabee made an announcement about an announcement), Fox News Channel bagged the biggest primetime audience in all of cable. It’s the third time this year FNC has logged the largest crowd; most recently it happened the week of March 9.
FNC clocked 1.69 million viewers last week, besting USA’s 1.57… Read
‘Scorpion’ Ratings Rise In Finale, ‘Voice’ Down, ‘Gotham’ Even, ‘DWTS’ Steady
On a night heavy in unscripted offerings, drama had some bite too on Monday – specifically with the season finale of Scorpion (2.1/6) on CBS. The freshman wasn't the top-rated show of the night, that went to The Voice (2.5/8), and it wasn't the most watched, that went to Dancing With The Stars (2.0.6) and its 13.07 million viewers. Scorpion was, however, up 11% from last week among adults 18-49, which is more than can be said for the 2-hour NBC and ABC competition shows… Read
ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ Takes Third Week In Evening News Ratings
ABC’s World News Tonight has taken its third consecutive week as the country’s most watched newscast after edging out NBC Nightly News in overall audience. NBC’s newscast, however, prevailed in the news demo, marking Nightly News’s first such win in six weeks. WNT also celebrated another weekly win among adults aged 18-49.
Muir’s newscast clocked 7.891 million viewers, edging out Lester Holt’s 7.737 mil for NBC. CBS Evening News clocked 6.780 million viewers, but posted… Read
NBA Playoffs Ratings: Round One Scores Third Best Result Ever
The first game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs yesterday were a win for the Cleveland Cavaliers and a win for ABC. The afternoon Eastern Conference match-up saw Lebron James and team beat the Boston Celtics 113 -100 on Sunday in their Ohio hometown.
With a 4.5 rating among adults 18-49, the game also saw ABC score. That ratings result is up 13% in the key demo from the Round 1 Game 1 that saw Lebron and the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on April 20… Read