‘Utopia’ Falls Hard Again On Second Friday – RATINGS RAT RACE
Things were smoldering on Utopia (0.5/2) last night, and not just because of the heat wave that pummeled Southern California the last two weeks. Relationships, politics, shorty shorts and a move from 8 PM to 9 PM aside, the second Friday broadcast of the highly hyped Fox social experiment was down 28 % among adults 18-49 from the low of last week's 0.7/3. Viewershipwise Utopia had 1.54 million watching last night. That's 22% less than the 1.98 million that last Friday's… Read
CBS’ ‘Thursday Night Football’ Falls Hard With Blowout, ‘Biggest Loser’ Down – RATINGS RAT RACE
If you're CBS or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this morning must not be feeling so great – to put it mildly. In the second week of Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Network, the Florida team last night was schooled by the Atlanta Falcons to a 56-14 loss. That hamming is the third largest margin of defeat in Tampa Bay's team history. In a game in Atlanta that was really over almost after it began, CBS and the NFL Network took a pounding as well. In metered market… Read
CBS To Add Live+7 Projections To Daily Ratings Reports This Season
CBS said this morning it will add Live+7 projections to its daily same-day ratings reports, starting with the beginning of the 2014-2015 TV season on September 22. CBS said the move reflects the “continued industry shift” to L7 and C7 ratings which are a more accurate measurement of a show's total audience — and a program's full monetization value. CBS' announcement is part of a trend among TV organizations that issue daily ratings to include projections along with… Read
RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Utopia’ & ‘America’s Got Talent’ Rise, ‘New Girl’ & ‘Mindy Project’ Return Down, ‘Big Brother’ Even
Now it truly begins. The new NFL season kicked off last week in primetime on NBC, ESPN and CBS and now the Big 4 really start rolling out the new and returning shows of the new TV season. On Fox it was a combo on Tuesday of an already launched newbie and two sitcom staples with Utopia (1.0/3) beginning the night. After a freefalling first week, the second Tuesday airing of the social experiment reality show saw one pioneer exit and another join the team. It also saw Utopia… Read
UPDATE: ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Rises In Week Two Of NFL Season
UPDATE, 3:12 PM: It wasn't a rout, but a win is a win in the NFL — and that's what ESPN scored with last night's . With the final numbers in, the sports network drew a 9.2 rating among adults 18-49 with 14.89 million viewers watching the Indianapolis Colts fall to the Philadelphia Eagles on a last-second field goal. That's a 9.5% rise from the 8.4 rating from last week's MNF 2014 season kickoff matchup. Viewership-wise, that's an 8% bop upward from… Read
Rosie’s Return Snares Big Ratings For ‘The View’
In case you are wondering why The View brought back polarizing Rosie O'Donnell: Monday's season debut clocked 3.902 million viewers — the show's biggest opening audience in eight years — which is also since Rosie joined the show the first time back in 2006. Monday's opening was the long-running show's second-biggest opening on record and hit a three-year high in target demos of women 18-49 and 25-54 with year-to-year opening leaps of 15% and 20%, respectively. In the… Read
NBC Finishes No. 1 In 18-49 Demo For 2013-14 Primetime Season
NBC came in at No. 1 in adults 18-49, its first 52-week season win in that demo in 10 years, and is up +25% vs last season in total viewers, the network said today. The victory mirrors the primetime series rankings. NBC is running +14% ahead of its year-ago rating in the demo (2.4 up from 2.1), according to “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research through September 14. The averages exclude NBC's 18 nights of Winter Olympics coverage.
The network was the only… Read
RATINGS RAT RACE: Revamped ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Snags Smallest Crowd For Fall Debut
An average of 13.5 million people (2.4/7 demo rating) tuned in for the 19th-season debut of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, according to early stats. ABC noted the 8-10 PM debut built from its first hour to its second, was Monday's most-watched program and the No. 1 show in the demo, drawing the biggest audience for any non-sports TV series since May 20.
That said, the long-running franchise was down 23% in the demo and 16% in overall audience — about 2.5 million viewers —… Read
‘Help! I Can’t Cook’ Serves Up Record Debut In Israel; Is Keshet In The Sweet Spot Again?
If there's one thing that Keshet International knows, it's how to make an entrance. The Israeli company that has offices in the UK and LA, considerably boosted its global profile at this time last year with the much-hyped debut of Rising Star. That interactive singing competition format originally launched in Israel to record-breaking numbers and immediately cued up a series of overseas deals at the Mipcom TV market. Then at Mip-TV in April, KI launched Boom! which was… Read
FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Final Season Premiere Soars In Live+3 Ratings
With its final season now on the road, Sons Of Anarchy is getting some serious traction. First of all, the September 9 seventh and final season debut marked a series ratings high for the Kurt Sutter-created biker drama in those Live+Same Day numbers that FX no longer reports. The nearly two-hour premiere had 6.2 million viewers at 10 PM with 4.1 million among adults 18-49.
With Live+3 numbers, the season opener has shifted into a whole new gear: the time-shifted results… Read
Syfy’s Zombie Drama ‘Z Nation’ Debuts With Bite
It's just under a month until AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season, but on Syfy, the zombie apocalypse has already started big time. The horror drama Z Nation kicked off its freshman 13-episode run on the cabler with 1.6 million viewers on September 12. With 695,000 watching among adults 18-49, the series from Sharknado franchise producers the Asylum, was the most watched show on cable in its 10 PM slot and the second best among the key demo.
Z Nation also… Read
RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down, ‘Miss America’ & ‘American Dad’ Fall
2ND UPDATE: Miss America went up two tenths in the finals to a 1.7 in 18-49.
UPDATE, 8:59 AM: The Chicago Bears may have beaten the San Francisco 49ers last night, but for (7.6/21) it was NBC that was tackled for a loss in preliminary numbers. Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season on SNF was down 15% from the 9.0/26 that September 7's season premiere pulled among adults 18-49. About 23.69 million viewers watched last week's SNF as opposed to the 19.43… Read