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Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Ratings Cool, Fox’s Baseball Hits Home Run

Macy's July 4th 2015 fireworks

With this year's Independence Day falling on a Saturday, it was inevitable that the annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular (0.9/6) wasn't going to be as explosive as previous celebrations. And with an 18% drop among adults 18-49 from 2014 that fizzle was exactly what happened on a much more competitive night than last year. Besides the bright lights above the NYC skyline, the 2-hour NBC show had performances from Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, the U.S. Air Force… Read


‘Big Brother’ Ratings Top Night Of Holiday Declines, ‘Hannibal’ & ‘Rookie Blue’ Even

BIG BROTHER July 2 2015

With most of America getting ready for the long Fourth of July weekend, primetime television took a bit of a backseat last night. Almost everyone was down and so was overall usage among adults 18-49, which took an 8% decline from last week. Let's actually give shout-outs where shout-outs are due: the still cancelled Hannibal (0.4/1), the second week of the sixth season of Rookie Blue (0.6/2), and Beauty And The Beast (0.2/1) all bucked the trend to stay even with their… Read


‘Humans’ Series Premiere Ratings Grow To 2.5M In L+3


AMC’s sci-fi drama Humans clocked 2.5 million total viewers in Live+3 for its June 28 series premiere, up 43% from Live+Same Day. In the key demos, it scored 1.2 million adults 25-54, up 50% from Live+SD, and 1.0 million adults 18-49, up 52% from L+SD, according to Nielsen stats. As noted previously, the debut of Humans was just over 30% of what it got in the UK when the Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley-written series launched there on June 14. The first showing of the… Read


ABC’s ‘This Week’ Wins 2Q In Demo, CBS’ ‘Face The Nation’ Takes Total Viewers


ABC’s Sunday Beltway show This Week won the second quarter of 2015 in the news demo with 875,000 viewers  – its first demo win during a second quarter in 21 years. CBS’ Face The Nation, meanwhile, won the quarter in overall audience with 3.212 million viewers, while This Week clocked 2.683 million. And what of “sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, who does Meet the Press, which is failing in the ratings,” as former NBC star/current GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently… Read


‘Extant’ Ratings Down Sharply In Return


The retooling didn’t help much. The second-season premiere of CBS’ sci-fi drama Extant last night drew a paltry 0.7 Live+Same Day rating in adults 18-49, down -56% from last summer’s series debut to a series low. In total viewers, it logged 5.2 million, down -46%. Since the get-go, Extant has been a heavily DVR-ed show, and under the CBS summer drama series model established by Under The Dome, is said to be profitable regardless of its linear performance on CBS thanks to… Read


‘Good Morning America’ Wins 2Q, ‘Today’ Takes Another Week In Demo


ABC’s Good Morning America has won its third consecutive 2Q. It’s the morning show’s 12th consecutive quarterly win in overall audience and 11th in the news demo. But NBC’s Today won the week of June 22 in the news demo, making it five of the past 10 weeks, and four of the past seven. GMA finished in first place in total viewers the week of June 22, winning all 40 weeks of the season to date. Today did have the largest overall audience on Thursday of last week … Read


OWN Hits Ratings Highs With ‘The Haves & Have Nots’ Mid-Season Premiere

OWN Have & Have Nots 2015

It was very much a have night for Oprah Winfrey's 4-year old TV network on Tuesday. The mid-season return of The Haves And The Have Nots drew 3.3 million viewers with a 2.80 rating among OWN's core demo of W25-43. Inching ahead of 3.22 million who tuned in for the Season 2 premiere this January of the Tyler Perry-produced series, last night's Season 2B debut is now the most watched opener in OWN's history. The W25-54 result is an all-time premiere high for THATHN and OWN… Read


‘Teen Beach 2′ Ratings Ride Live+3 Wave

TEEN BEACH 2 - Part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, "Teen Beach 2" is the highly anticipated sequel to "Teen Beach Movie," the #2 movie in cable TV history in Total Viewers. Continuing the fantastical music-driven saga, "Teen Beach 2" is set months after surfer sweethearts McKenzie ("Mack") and Brady return from a summer adventure that transported them into Brady's favorite 1960s beach party movie, "Wet Side Story," only to receive a surprise real-world visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy and their other newfound surfer and biker buddies. Knowing first-hand that the "real" world and the movie world don't mix, Mack, Brady and all of the "Wet Side Story" friends must quickly devise a plan and use the magic of Lela's necklace to get everyone back to their movie world before it's too late. (Disney Channel/Francisco Roman)

Disney Channel said today that the time-shifted ratings are in for its Teen Beach Movie 2, the sequel to its 2013 hit, and that it is the biggest cable TV original movie of 2015 to date. The sequel, which premiered June 26 at 8 PM, was watched by 7.5 million total viewers, 3.2 million kids 6-11 and 2.8 million tweens 9-14 in Live+3 ratings. That also makes it the most-watched TV telecast in nearly 2 years in the youth demos. In Live+Same Day ratings, Teen Beach Movie 2… Read


Women’s World Cup Ratings Score For Fox, ‘Zoo’ Debuts OK, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Steady

USA v Germany FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

Victorious Americans, murderous animals and some Heavenly Joy were on the primetime plate last night and their courses certainly varied. First of all, it was a record night for Fox and the Women's World Cup as the USA thrashed top-ranked Germany 2-0 to move on to Sunday's final. Early numbers have the match from Montreal getting 3.3/13 rating and pulling in 9.04 million viewers between 8-9 PM. The top-rated show of the night, the USA-Germany game was up 70% in the key… Read


‘Humans’ Starts Solid For AMC With 1.7M Viewers

Humans Episode 1

There were some very real people tuning in for a look at a robotic parallel present on Sunday night. The 9 PM debut of Humans drew 1.726 million viewers with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating for AMC. That's up 44% in total viewers from the 1.2 million who plugged in on June 1 last year to the series premiere of Halt And Catch Fire. Humans' demo result was a 47% improvement over what the 10 PM AMC 1980s-set high tech show pulled in back in 2014. It has to be noted that on that… Read


Lester Holt Wins Week 1 As ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor; ‘ABC World News’ Takes 2Q


Lester Holt celebrated his first week as permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News with a weekly ratings win. During an exceptionally busy news week that included SCOTUS’s historic ruling on same-sex marriages and a ruling on Obamacare, Holt’s newscast clocked 8.048 million viewers. He wound up 326,000 ahead of David Muir’s ABC World News (7.722 million), and 1.44 million ahead of Scott Pelley’s CBS Evening News (6.608M). Holt’s weekly average for the week of June 22 was Nightl… Read


‘The Island With Bear Grylls’ Ratings Rise, ‘The Whispers’ Falls, ‘SYTYCD’ Even

American Ninja Warrior - Season 7

As America prepares to slip into a hopefully relaxing Independence Day holiday weekend, American Ninja Warrior (1.9/7) pumped it up a bit last night to the tune of a 6% rise among adults 18-49. While no big shakes unto itself, that bop upwards does come after a sluggish return for the competition series last week. The flex matched ANW in the top spot for the highest-rated show of the night among the demo with slot rival The Bachelorette (1.9/7), which dipped 5% from its… Read