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CNN Clobbers Competition On Day 1 Of DNC Ratings

2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CNN overtook MSNBC to rank No. 1 in both total viewers and in the news demo on the first night of the DNC. But the process of nominating the first female candidate for POTUS by one of the major political parties, and the internecine squabbling in the convention hall (and the leaked DNC emails) was of interest to Fox News Channel viewers as well. FNC, scored its best ever DNC primetime numbers, though it trailed CNN and MSNBC. MSNBC ranked first on the first night of DNC… Read


DNC Day 1 Broadcast Ratings Tick Up From RNC, ‘The Bachelorette’ Steady

Al Franken Sarah Silverman

The Democratic National Convention kicked off with a star-studded Day 1 lineup that included First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Silverman, Eva Longoria, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Paul Simon. The big names drew a combined 2.5 non-time-adjusted fast national rating among adults 18-49 from 10 PM-11 PM on ABC, NBC and CBS and 10.54 million viewers. That currently runs a tad ahead of RNC’s first day (2.3, 10.1 million). The ratings race is close and will… Read


‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 3 Premiere Sets Ratings Record For Starz Comedy

Survivor's Remorse Season 3 Marketing Shoot

Sunday is proving to be a very good day for Starz. Last night’s Season 3 Survivor’s Remorse premiere drew 883,000 viewers in Live+SD, up 164% from its second-season debut and 335% from its series premiere debut telecast in 2014. The series’ premiere night airings (three telecasts) July 24 totaled 1.25 million in Live+SD, the most ever for a Starz original comedy series. Ash vs. Evil Dead is the next-highest with 1.19 million. The viewing audience was up across the board… Read


‘BrainDead’ Slips To Low In Move, ‘Big Brother’ Inches Up To Sunday Highs, ‘60 Minutes’ Clinton Ratings Match Trump

BrainDead Review

CBS’ BrainDead continues its ratings slide as the quirky supernatural political satire moved from its original Monday time period to Sunday. With a similar-in-size (but arguably more compatible) lead-in from a repeat of CBS’ fellow Washington, D.C.-set drama Madam Secretary (0.5 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers) versus a Scorpion rerun last week (0.6, 4 million), BrainDead logged series lows of 0.3 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers at 10 PM, down a tenth in the demo from the… Read


32.2 Million Watch Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Acceptance Speech Night, Besting Mitt Romney But Not John McCain

Donald Trump Ratings

Donald Trump — he’s no John McCain. An estimated 32.2 million people tuned in to watch Trump’s speech on the final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, across 10 commercially-supported networks, Nielsen reports. That’s up compared to the final night of the RNC in 2012, when 30.3M watched Mitt Romney’s nomination acceptance speech on the final day of the RNC across ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Current TV, MSNBC, MUN2, NBC, PBS and Univision. And while… Read


CNN Joins FNC In Beating Broadcasters As Donald Trump Delivers Dark Pitch On Final Night Of RNC

APTOPIX GOP 2016 Convention

Reality TV star Donald Trump took over the RNC and cable news took over the coverage. CNN delivered its highest RNC final night primetime performance on record last night. For the first time, CNN joined Fox News in beating all of the broadcast networks on the final night of the GOP's confab, both in total viewers and in the news demo, in head-to-head competition. In this case, that was 10-11:45 PM, because Trump's victory-lap speech ran very long. FNC scored the best RNC… Read


RNC Broadcast Ratings Rise With Donald Trump Speech, ‘Bones’ Finale Steady

Donald Trump Ratings

Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on the closing night of the Republican National Convention already set a record as the longest in the last four decades. Will it also qualify as the highest rated? Trump certainly feels that way, per his tweet Friday morning: One of the best produced, including the incredible stage & set, in the history of conventions. Great unity! Big T.V. ratings! @KarlRove — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 22 юли 2016 г. Early ratings estimates from… Read


Republican Convention Night 3 Ratings Down From 2012 For ABC & CBS As Ted Cruz Shunned & Mike Pence Speaks

Mike Pence RNC 2016 Night 3

Well, Donald Trump said they were going to do something different for the Republican National Convention 2016 and in that the candidate has kept his word, though the third night from Cleveland didn't exactly see a ringing endorsement from a former rival. Cranking up the drama of the GOP gathering, Texas Senator Ted Cruz was overshadowed by Trump himself and booed off the stage at the RNC on Wednesday after poignantly offering token congrats to the nominee and refusing to… Read


FNC, NBC Lead Ratings As Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Donald Trump Jr. Speak On RNC Night 2

Bret and Megyn - RNC2

Night 2 of the RNC saw Fox News Channel deliver 4.8 million primetime viewers, 1M million of them in the key adults 25-54 demo. Another 2.8M viewers watched, including 816K viewers, chose CNN to view the evening’s festivities, included speeches by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Tiffany Trump. MSNBC registered 1.5M viewers, including 435K in the key age bracket watching Chris Christie stage a mock trial of Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson draw a line connecting Clinton to… Read


Republican Convention Ratings Night 2 Down From 2012, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Steady

Tiffany Trump RNC 2016

The second night of the Republican National Convention was seemingly plagiarism-free as Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. paid homage to their father, as did once-VP contender Gov. Chris Christie, with offstage drama swirling over the impeding exit of Fox News boss Roger Ailes due to a sexual harassment scandal. Once again NBC, CBS and ABC all carried speeches from Cleveland live in the 10 PM hour and again it looks like the Comcast-owned net came up on top with a 1.1/5… Read


Fox News Channel Nabs Largest Primetime Crowd for RNC Night 1

Melania Trump, Donald Trump

Fox News Channel commanded the largest cable TV audience on Night 1 of the RNC in Cleveland. FNC delivered 5.5 million viewers primetime viewers – 1.3 million of them in the key adult 25-54 news demo. At 10 PM ET, during which Melanie Trump delivered what became a controversial keynote speech and the broadcast networks also devoted their airwaves to the RNC, FNC’s Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly-anchored coverage averaged a timeslot dominating 6.4 million viewers. Of that… Read


‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Premiere Ratings Show Strong Digital Afterlife In Live + 3

Mr. Robot - Season 2

On one level, Mr. Robot is all about the intersection of the tangible and digital worlds and that's certainly reflected in its ratings. With Live + 3 numbers now in, the Season 2 debut of the multiple Emmy nominated USA Network hacktivist drama saw DVR fueled triple digit lifts from its viewership low in  Live + Same Day results. While down 21% from the L+3 viewership of its Season 1 opener of June 24 last year, the extended July 13 S2 premiere had a 116% viewership jump… Read