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‘Empire’ Ratings Hit Another New Low, ‘Hairspray Live!’ Equals Live Low Of 2014’s ‘Peter Pan’ For NBC


UPDATE, 9:04 AM: Maybe America was out holiday shopping but for the most part they weren't watching television last night despite NBC's Hairspray Live! (2.3/8) and the penultimate winter Season 3 episode of Empire (2.5/8). While still holding the top spot among adults 18-49, the FOX hip hop drama fell to a new low on Wednesday – again. Down 11% from the fast affiliates of last week, which went up a tenth in the final numbers to match the show's previous low, Empire also… Read


‘This Is Us’ Ratings Rise For Fall Finale; ‘Flash’ Steady With 2015; ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Down

This Is Us - Season 1 Last Christmas

With less than three weeks until Christmas, we're well into the fall finale zone, and last night saw some serious family holiday time and a speedy retreat of sorts. The latter was The Flash (1.2/4), with an expected drop from the Season 3 highs of last week's crossover episode. The Scarlet Speedster was down 20% among adults 18-49 from that November 29 episode but even with the fast affiliate of its Season 2 winter finale last December 8; that show went up a tenth in the… Read


Four-Night DC Crossover Gives The CW Its Most-Watched Week In Six Years

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Last week’s four-night DC superhero crossover event is certainly paying off big for the CW, pulling in 2.3 million viewers for its most-watched week in six years. November 28 also was the most-watched Monday night in nearly seven years for the network with 2.36 million viewers, and the highest-rated Monday night in more than five years in adults 18-49 (0.8/3 since 10/3/11) and in four years in adults 18-34 (0.7/3 on 12/17/12). It was the network's highest rated Monday… Read


‘Victoria’s Secret’ Ratings Hit New Low, ‘Monday Night Football’ Tackled

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Even though it was straight out of the City of Light for the first time and filled with loads of Lady Gaga, the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2.1/7) just could not pack on the ratings weight last night. In fact, the lingerie catwalk show hit a new low among adults 18-49. While just ahead of The Voice (2.0/7) to be the top rated show of the night in the key demo among the Big 4, Victoria's dirty secret is that the ratings are down 9% in the key demo from 2015's previ… Read


‘This Is Us’ Tops ‘Empire’ With New Live+3 Ratings High

This Is Us (NBC)

After edging Empire in Live+7 for the first time for the week of Nov. 14, NBC’s breakout This Is Us also scored its first victory over the hit Fox drama in Live+3 for the week of Nov. 26. The Nov. 29 episode of This Is Us — which already set a new Live+same day high for the freshman drama in total viewers (10.065 million) — has moved ahead of the Nov. 30 Empire in among adults 18-49 in L+3 by +0.2 after trailing by -0.2 in Live+same day. This Is Us grew to a 4.2 (L+3)… Read


‘Westworld’ Finale Hits Season High, Caps Most Watched First Season Of HBO Series

Westworld Season 1 Finale

Last night’s 90-minute Season 1 finale of HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld drew over 2.2 million viewers in its network premiere at 9 PM on the linear network, up 7% from last week and a series high. With replays and viewing on HBO Go/Now, the total Sunday night audience for the season closer rose to 3.6 million, up 5% from last week and also a series high, as viewing on HBO’s digital platforms more than doubled since Westworld premiered in October. With an average of 12… Read


Seahawks Blowout Sees ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Steady Again, ‘Secrets & Lies’ Finale Falls From 2015

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After taking some hard hits earlier this season, Sunday Night Football seems to have found its stride – at least in the ratings. In a competitively lighter than usual Sunday on the Big 4 and with a massive 40-7 blowout of the Carolina Panthers by the Seattle Seahawks, last night's edition of the NBC and NFL franchise was practically even with last week and the week before that. Scoring an 11.5/19 in metered market results, the big win by the Super Bowl XLVIII champs was… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Emma Stone, Still Up Vs. 2015


Saturday Night Live‘s ratings continue to slide post-election. Last night’s show, with host Emma Stone and musical guest Shawn Mendes, drew a 4.4 Live+same day rating in the metered market households and a 2.1 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. These are new season lows for the sketch comedy program, whose previous lowest marks this fall were logged by the previous SNL original on Nov. 19 hosted by Kristen Wiig (4.7, 2.2). Still, SNL is running ahead… Read


Fox Wins Night With PAC-12 Championship Ratings, ‘I Love Lucy’ Holiday Special Down

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It was a big 41-10 win for the Washington Huskies over the Colorado Buffalos last night in the PAC-12 championship game and a solid and rare Friday demo win for the Fox thanks to that match-up. With game itself getting a 1.7/7 between 9 and 11 PM in likely to change fast affiliates, the net scored a 1.5/6 rating among adults 18-49 with 5.43 million total viewers. With a mere 6% dip, that's steady with the last time Fox broadcast the PAC-12 game on December 5, 2014, when… Read


Dallas Cowboys Rustle Up Big NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Numbers


Big night for NFL and CW on Thursday. The Thursday Night Football game, featuring the Dallas Cowboys at the Minnesota Vikings, carried on NBC and the NFL Network, averaged a combined household 14.1/23 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET in the 56 metered markets, not including digital data. NBC dominated the night in both metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. That makes it the best Thursday Night Football game this season on any… Read


‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Looking Strong In Ratings For Netflix

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Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is pulling its weight for Netflix. According to preliminary numbers from research firm Symphony Advanced Media, the first installment of the revival series drew 5.99 million viewers in adults 18-49 in Live+3. All four installments averaged 4.97 million viewers in that demo. Gilmore Girls ranks third in the 18-49 demo behind Fuller House and Orange is the New Black according to SymphonyAM. Fuller House drew an average 7.33 million viewers… Read


‘Empire’ Ratings Fall To Low As Dolly Parton Movie Wins In Viewers; ‘Arrow’ Hits Season Highs With Mega-Crossover


The CW continued to fight the good fight in the ratings war with the third night of its mega-crossover “Invasion” saga resulting in the best numbers in a year for Arrow (1.3/5), while the return of Empire (2.8/9) saw Fox’s hip-hop blockbuster take a body blow to a new low and a rare second-place viewership finish courtesy of Dolly Parton. Celebrating its 100th episode as well as being part of the team-up with Supergirl, The Flash and tonight's Legends of Tomorrow, last… Read