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‘Carmichael Show’ Ratings Solid(ish) In Debut, ‘ANTM’ Hits 2-Year High, ‘Extant’ Up, ‘MasterChef’ Even

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To quote Herman's Hermits, it was a little bit of a case of “second verse same as the first” last night on NBC. Having burned off 6-episodes of Mr. Robinson in 3-weeks, the Comcast-owned net debuted The Carmichael Show (1.1/4) last night in the same post America's Got Talent (1.6/6) slot. And the result was …pretty much the same. The 9 PM pilot for the newbie was a mere 8% less among adults 18-49 that Mr. Robinson's August 5 start. Compared to last week's 9 PM Mr. Robinson… Read


‘Public Morals’ Ratings Debut Soft With 2.1M Viewers


The 1960s set cop show didn’t quite lock it up last night for TNT. The 10 PM debut of the cable network's Public Morals drew 2.14 million viewers with a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Created by, directed by and starring Ed Burns, the Amblin Television produced drama follows the NYPD division charged with curbing vice in the Big Apple during a time when the cops and the underworld often blurred their distinctions. What is telling is how hard Public Mo… Read


‘America’s Got Talent’ Ratings Steady, ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ & ‘5th Grader’ Down As NBC Wins Night

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Howie Mandel had to make an on-air apology last night for some ill-considered remarks about the entertainment value of bulimia but that didn't seem to affect America's Got Talent (2.1/8) very much. With Mandel's regret, which he repeated online, and another round of live performances on Tuesday, AGT dipped 9% among adults 18-49 from its August 18 show. The highest rated and most watched (10.20 million) show of the night, AGT could see adjustments in later numbers, as it… Read


Fox News Channel Tops Basic Cable Ratings Since Week Of GOP Debate


As Fox News chairman/CEO Roger Ailes and GOP front-runner Donald Trump continue to glare through their lorgnettes at each other, over Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly, that network celebrated its third consecutive week on top of the basic cable rankings. Probably not coincidentally, FNC’s coverage of the first GOP debate, which aired on August 6 and starred Trump and triggered the fracas between the candidate and the network, was during the first of those three… Read


‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ratings Hit High, ‘Running Wild’ Falls, ‘SYTYCD’ Even

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The NFL was flexing its preseason stuff again last night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers besting the Cincinnati Bengals 25-11 on ESPN's Monday Night Football. While that was going on in cableland, broadcast primetime had a lot in play too – and we don’t just mean ringside. A big score, at least ratingswise, was Bachelor In Paradise (1.8/6). The ABC romancer saw a 20% jump among adults 18-49 over last week to hit a high in the demo. With a 6% bop in viewership to 5.5… Read


‘Unauthorized Full House Story’ Ratings Soft With 1.6M Viewers

Unauthorized Full House 3

There is a lot of John Stamos out there nowadays. The Full House star is headlining the Fox comedy series Grandfathered set to premiere next month and he's a big part of Netflix's Fuller House reunion series. Stamos was also part of The Unauthorized Full House Story that aired on Lifetime on Saturday – at least a version of the actor and the Jesse Katsopolis character he played on the eight-season ABC show. Part of that grand tradition of behind-the-scenes bios from the… Read


NFL Preseason Ratings Win Night For Fox, ‘Big Brother’ Steady, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Even

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Summer is coming to an end but it is still hot out there, and in primetime last night, it was all about NFL preseason action. With delays in about 6% of the country because of games, CBS saw its numbers tentatively tackled in the end zone – at least for the time being. As it is, Big Brother (2.2/8) was the highest-rated show of the night and rose 5% among adults 18-49 from last week, though those numbers are more than likely inflated. Over on Fox, the Tennessee Titans… Read


‘Big Brother’ Rebounds In Ratings With Largest Thursday Viewership


Another week of scrambled fast national ratings due to NFL preemptions, which affected Fox, NBC and ABC. CBS’ Big Brother (2.1 in adults 18-49, 6.64 million viewers) was up +11% in 18-49, recovering from the drop last week, to match its best Thursday demo delivery in Live+same day. The reality staple also was up +9% in total viewers to set a season high. Under The Dome (0.8, 4.19 million) was flat in 18-49 and up +12% in viewers. CBS is poised to win the night in 18-49… Read


‘Power’ Season 2 Finale Sets Starz Ratings Record In Live+3

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Starz’s Power is showing its strength. The second-season finale August 15 set a Starz series record in Live+3 ratings with 2.39M viewers, besting the previous week's record of 2.29M and up +51% vs the first-season finale episode, which pulled in 1.59M, according to Nielsen and the network. The Season 2 finale episode premiere was up +5% from the previous week and +17% vs the season average of 2.03M. The Power second-season finale was the largest Starz weekend audience… Read


Trump Exclusive Boosts NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ To Biggest Audience Since Winter Olympics

Donald Trump Meet the Press

There’s no doubt about the ratings draw of Donald Trump. NBC’s Meet The Press With Chuck Todd was No. 1 across the board on August 16, delivering its biggest total-viewer audience since Todd took over the program last fall. Indeed, the segment produced the most viewers the veteran Beltway show has drawn since February 9, 2014, Opening Day of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Todd’s exclusive interview with Republican presidential front-runner Trump and an interview with… Read


‘Mr. Robinson’ Ratings On Par In Final Week; Will NBC Comedy Get Renewal?


Craig Robinson’s NBC comedy series has made a case for a second-season pickup with an OK summer run. The final two episodes last night drew a 1.0 in 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers at 9 PM and 0.9, 3.4 million at 9:30 PM. While the 9:30 PM results constitute lows for the series, the the demo dip was small and may be erased with time-shifted viewing. Also, after a strong start, Mr. Robinson‘s Week 2 and Week 3 ratings results matched those for last summer’s NBC comedy… Read


‘Zoo’ Slips To Ratings Low, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dips


CBS' new summer drama Zoo slipped further in the ratings, hitting new Live+Same Day series lows: 5.8 million total viewers (down -13% from last week) and a 0.9 in the adults 18-49 demographic (-25%). The network is yet to make renewal decisions on its three original summer dramas. “The truth is that you have Zoo, which is still the No. 1 scripted show from the summer,” CBS chairman Nina Tassler said at TCA last week, noting that Netflix would get the series after its CBS… Read