‘Sun Records’ Off To Strong Ratings Start On CMT
Following a pivotal episode of Nashville last night, CMT launched its limited series Sun Records, about the birth of rock’n’roll, to 2.1 million viewers and a .71 gross rating with Adults 18-49 across four airings across on three networks — two on CMT and one Nick at Nite and TV Land. That was on par with the Season 5 premiere of Nashville, which drew nearly 2 million viewers and a .77 across three airings on two networks, two on CMT and one on Nick at Nite.
On CMT, which… Read
‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Finale Ratings Up From 2016, ‘Blacklist: Redemption’ Debuts Soft
Fatal mistakes, parental linage and some big Comic-Con decisions were on the menu Thursday, with the latter ruling primetime again.
Even against its final adjusted numbers of last week, The Big Bang Theory (2.8/10) topped Thursday in adults 18-49 and viewers, with 13.22 million tuning in. The rest of CBS' night saw The Great Indoors (1.5/5), Mom (1.4.5) and Life In Pieces (1.2/5) all down a tenth from their February 16 demo results. Struggling newbie Training Day (0.7/3)… Read
‘Arrow’ Ratings Hit Low, ‘Black-ish’ Up, Doubt’ Falls In Week 2
Last night's episode of the CW’s Arrow (0.5/2) was titled 'The Sin-Eater," but it also saw a ratings bite taken out of the DC series.
Down 17% from last week among adults 18-49, Wednesday's Arrow hit a new target for the five-season show: a series low. That comes after the series, already renewed for a sixth season, has held steady at its previous low of 0.6 since returning from its Season 5 winter break January 25. Lead-out The 100 (0.4/2) was even with its February 15… Read
‘This Is Us’ Ratings Rise Slightly To Top Night Again, ‘NCIS’ & ‘The Flash’ Down
Leaving no tear duct unexplored, the “Memphis” episode of This Is Us (2.5/9) last night had reunions, revelations and regrets galore that could soften the hardest of hearts. The pivotal episode of the Dan Fogelman-created drama also brought a smile to NBC's corporate face with another week as Tuesday’s top-rated show among adults 18-49.
Moving up a slight 4% in the key demo and in total viewers (7.068 million) over its Valentine's Day show, the hit of the Big 4’s… Read
‘This Is Us’ Tops ‘The Big Bang Theory’ For the First Time In Live+7 Demo Ratings
NBC’s breakout freshman drama This Is Us has hit another ratings milestone. The series’ Feb. 7 telecast has ranked as that week's #1 broadcast series in Live+7 adult 18-49 rating, marking the first time This Is Us has outrated the same week's original of veteran CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory in L+7.
The L7 victory comes after This Is Us edged The Big Bang Theory in Live+3 ratings the last two weeks. The Feb. 7 This Is Us logged a 4.52 in L3 vs. a 4.47 for that… Read
‘Big Little Lies’ Opener Draws 2.1 Million Multi-Platform HBO Viewers, Lifts ‘Girls’
The Sunday 9 PM premiere of HBO’s limited mystery series Big Little Lies, starring and produced by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, drew 1.1 million linear viewers and a total of 2.1 million viewers, factoring replays and viewing on the HBO Go/Now platforms (including Monday’s digital viewing). This was up 42% from the debut of HBO’s previous high-profile limited series, the acclaimed The Night Of (774,000 in linear premiere).
BLL also was up 48% from the debut of Viny… Read
‘Timeless’ Ratings Rise In Finale, ‘Bachelor’ Hits Season Highs, ‘Supergirl’ Down
Still awaiting the renewal verdict from NBC, Timeless (0.9/2) nonetheless hit the finale button hard last night with a visit to Joe McCarthy's America and a cliffhanger ending that revealed betrayal in high places. As execs in high places at the Comcast-owned net should note, the push worked with the time- travel series rising a strong 29% among adults 18-49 and 12% in total viewers (3.3 million) over its February 13 show.
That bump from its American Ninja Warrior: All-Sta… Read
NBA All-Star Game Nets 7.8 Million Total Viewers Across TNT & TBS
Last night’s NBA All-Star Game was a winner, not only for the Western Conference but for Turner Sports.
The game, which saw the West beat the East 192-182, drew 7.8 million viewers across TNT & TBS, making it the most-viewed NBA All-Star Game telecast since 2013, according to Turner and Nielsen. Last night’s live game coverage was up 3% over last year’s event, peaking with an average of 8.5 million total viewers from 8:30-8:45 PM ET.
Meanwhile, TNT's coverage of State… Read
‘The Good Fight’ Ratings Debut Soft For Solo Night On CBS, ‘Son Of Zorn’ Up
Like a Las Vegas boxing match, CBS only had The Good Fight on for one night, but turns out The Good Wife spinoff doesn't quite pack much of a punch – at least among adults 18-49.
Premiering at 8 PM on Sunday with a special preview and starting with dismay at the inauguration of Donald Trump, the Christine Baranski-led legal drama snagged a soft 0.7/2 in the key demo. After last night, TGF will now only be seen on CBS All Access – which showed the second episode on Sunday… Read
‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Down, CBS & ABC Tied For Demo Top Spot
Last night looked a lot like February 3 in the primetime shakedown with CBS and ABC once again even in the key demo and the House of Moonves taking the viewership top spot – as its does almost every Friday.
Though down a tenth among adults 18-49 from last week and losing about half a million viewers, Blue Bloods (1.1/4) was fueling that CBS total audience victory with the 9.99 million who tuned in to make the NYPD family drama the most watched show of the night – again… Read
Samantha Bee Celebrates ‘Full Frontal’s First Year With Best Demo Delivery Yet
Samantha Bee snagged her very best Full Frontal Live + Same Day delivery among adults 18-34 (334K) and adults 18-49 (766K) with her most recent episode, in which she trumpeted, "We are only one menstrual cycle into this presidency and there is blood in the water."
Turns out, a woman can host a late-night talk show and succeed very nicely, contrary to years of conventional wisdom. Donald Trump helps, of course. And then there’s the show’s move from Monday to Wednesday in… Read
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Ratings Slip To Series Low; ‘Scandal’ & ‘Supernatural’ Up
With a date-night dinner, unwelcomed financial independence and bickering couples, it was a night of strife on The Big Bang Theory (2.7/10) on Thursday – and that included the ratings.
While still easily the top-rated and most-watched (13.3 million) show on the Big 4 and the CW last night, the science-geek comedy was down 10% among adults 18-49 from last week to hit an all-time series low. And it has been a long, long time since Big Bang Theory has known such depths. The… Read