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‘Chicago P.D.’ & ‘SVU’ Ratings Rise With Crossover; ‘Idol’ Dips Again, ‘Arrow’ Even

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The first Wednesday of the February sweep saw a classic ratings-seeking crossover from NBC with Law & Order: SVU (1.9/6) and Chicago P.D. (2.0/7). And, unsurprisingly, it worked for the Comcast-owned network. The Windy City-set Dick Wolf series rose 18% among adults 18-49 last night to its best demo result in just over a year. Also, up for the second week in a row, SVU rose 6%, The Mysteries of Laura (1.2/4) rose a tenth, and the net itself was up 13% to match Fox and ABC… Read

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Fox News Channel Bags Second-Biggest Primary-Night Audience In Cable News History

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Fox News Channel’s primetime coverage of the New Hampshire primary last night clocked 4.2 million viewers in primetime to become cable news’ second-biggest primary-night primetime haul ever – behind FNC’s Iowa caucuses night, when it clocked 4.4M viewers. FNC’s coverage of Donald Trump’s really big win among Republicans and Bernie Sanders’ big win with Dems, also snared 992K news-demo viewers. In primetime, CNN logged 2.73M viewers of all ages and 950K news demo viewer. MS… Read

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‘Flash’ Ratings Pick Up The Pace, ‘New Girl’ Even With Megan Fox, ‘Grinder’ Rises

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A lot of Americans visited New Hampshire via the small screen last night as results for the Presidential primary in the Granite State delivered solid wins for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Over on the CW, the trip was to Earth 2 on The Flash (1.6/5) and it was a good visit indeed. Up 14% among adults 18-49 over its February 2 show, the Scarlett Speedster series hit a Season 2 high in early numbers and finished its time slot race in second place behind the powerhouse of… Read

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NBC Nabs Most Demo Viewers During Iowa Caucus Week; ABC Snags Biggest Overall Crowd

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ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir took total viewers in a crazy week that included the Iowa caucuses on Monday, while NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt won the week in the new demo. Muir’s newscast edged out Holt’s by 44K viewers of all ages, marking his third total-haul victor of the past six weeks. But Holt’s newscast clocked 195K more 25-54 year olds than Muir’s last week. CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley noted it was the only broadcast TV newscast to show… Read

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Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Premiere Seen By 2.2M Across Turner Networks

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Maybe Adult Swim should share custody of Full Frontal? Samantha Bee’s new TBS late-night show clocked 2.2 million viewers in its 10 PM ET launch last night. Of that crowd, 1.2M fell into the 18-49 demographic. Turner simulcast the unveiling on Adult Swim, TNT and truTV. That’s a strong start for a new late-night comedy franchise launched in an unusual late-night 10:30 PM time slot. Last September, when Trevor Noah took over for Jon Stewart as host of the very… Read

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‘The X-Files’ Ratings Stabilize, ‘Castle’ On Par In Return, ‘The Bachelor’ Inches Up To Season High

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After steep Live+same day declines for the first two Monday airings of Fox’s The X-Files (most recently -0.5 in adults 18-49 last week), the event series may have found the bottom, with a 2.5 fast national demo rating last night. That was down a just tenth from its fast national last Monday. Newcomer Lucifer (1.7) was able to cut its Week 2 drop in half, down two tenths from last Monday’s fast national. (Both dramas were adjusted up a tenth in the finals last Monday and… Read

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Super Bowl Scores 112M Viewers For CBS & NFL, Down From 2015 – Update

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UPDATE, 11:49 AM: The Super Bowl and the NFL had a lot to feast on yesterday with its 50th anniversary and a third win for the Denver Broncos but record viewership wasn't on the menu. With the final numbers in, last night's Broncos 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on CBS scored an audience of 111.9 million. Down from the past 2-years, Sunday's game dropped 2.3% from the previous record holder of last year's NBC broadcast Super Bowl. Sunday's Super Bowl 50 now stands… Read

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‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Viewership Surges To FX High In Live+3 Results

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The day after the Super Bowl, FX has scored a touchdown of its own. The February 2 premiere of The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story drew the best viewership debut for a drama series on the cabler in Live+Same Day, and now delayed-viewing results have the Ryan Murphy-directed first episode doing the same in Live+3. With resepctive lifts of 62% and 68%, the opening of the Cuba Gooding Jr-starring tale of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman and the… Read

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Stephen Colbert’s Post-Super Bowl Live ‘Late Show’ Scores Show High Prelim Stats

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CBS’ live post-Super Bowl broadcast of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert scored its all-time high, a 11.2/21, in metered markets. After that, James Corden’s The Late Late Show clocked the highest metered-market rating since the franchise’s inception in 1995: 3.5/10. Colbert’s initial stats are 16% shy of the 13.4/24  that NBC’s primetime drama hit The Blacklist bagged last year after that network’s Super Bowl broadcast. President Obama played football catch, Megyn Kelly t… Read

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ABC’s GOP Debate Wins Saturday, Draws 13.2 Million Viewers

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Taking Saturday’s top ratings spot, ABC’s coverage of the Republican debate in New Hampshire snared 13.18 million total viewers, with another 1.3 million watching live streams across ABC News’ digital platforms. The debate, which featured a particularly fierce head-to-head between Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, scored 3.38 million Adults 25-54 and 2.6 million Adults 18-49, according to Nielsen's Fast Nationals. Saturday’s performance more than doubled ABC's most recent… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Solid With Host Larry David

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With the Presidential primary campaign in full swing, Saturday Night Live delivered another solid ratings showing last night, with the show hosted by Larry David and featuring appearances by Democratic candidate (and David doppelgänger) Bernie Sanders drawing a 5.1 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters. That was on par in households with the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler-hosted holiday SNL edition (5.1… Read

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Ratings Return Up, ‘Shark Tank’ Down & ‘Grimm’ Rises

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With the Season 4 finale of MasterChef Junior last week, Fox brought back a blast from the relative past last night to fill the 8 PM slot with the return of Sleepy Hollow (0.9/4). Back for the second half of its third season and now moved from Thursday nights, Ichabod Crane and crew picked things up from last year's November 19 midseason seemingly fatal finale with a flashback or two to colonial times and a visit to another dimension. Ratingswise, the supernatural… Read