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Latest Ratings News


Steelers Squeaker Slumps ‘Sunday Night Football’ In Metered Market Stats

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NBC’s Sunday Night Football featuring the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers generated a 11.6 rating/19 share from 8:30-11:30 PM ET in metered-marked household stats, leading the network to an easy primetime victory. The Steelers rallied from behind and won on a last-minute field goal over their rivals, 39-38, clinching the AFC North title. But Sunday’s 11.6 rating was down from the previous three SNF games. Among them, last Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles-Seattle… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host James Franco, MLS Cup Also Up

Last night's telecast of Saturday Night Live, hosted by James Franco in his fourth time on the show and featuring musical guest SZA, drew a 4.5 household Live+Same Day rating in the metered markets and a 2.1 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. That was up from the 4.3 in HH and 1.7 in 18-49 for last week’s telecast hosted by Saoirse Ronan. The 4.5 in households was the best SNL delivery since Nov. 4 (4.7 with host Larry David and musical guest Miley… Read


‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Match Season High, ‘Exorcist’ Steady, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Down

Maybe it was the lingering remembrance of Pearl Harbor, an escape to the 50th state from the chill of December covering most of America or maybe it was just the love of an old fashioned antidote story, but Hawaii Five-O (1.1/4) had a very good night on Friday. A somewhat steady primetime on the Big 4 and the CW found the Steve McGarrett led series not only topping the night in the ratings but rising 22% to match its best demo result of its eighth season so far. For you… Read


History’s ‘Knightfall’ Premiere Draws 1.8M Viewers; Among Top Cable Drama Launches Of 2017


Wednesday night’s premiere of History’s medieval drama series Knightfall drew 1.8M total viewers, tying it for the third-best cable drama launch of 2017, the network said. The debut of the A+E Studios show trails only FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan and AMC’s The Son among the year’s biggest debuts among total viewers and is tied with FX’s Taboo. Showrunner Dominic Minghella also exec produces. Knightfall goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the… Read


‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Dip With Injury-Filled Game, ‘Big Bang Theory’ Up

They were baking up a storm of cakes on ABC on the new season debut on The Great American Baking Show (0.8/3) and the most watched show of the night was a rising The Big Bang Theory (2.8/11) with its 14.25 million viewers but the real heat was over on Thursday Night Football as the Atlanta Falcons pulled off a 20-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. Honestly, with injuries all over the place and Saints head couch Sean Payton flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct near the… Read


‘Empire’ Ratings Rise Earns Fox A Demo Win, ‘Criminal Minds’ Matches Low

While no longer the blockbuster it was, Empire (1.8/7) proved the doubters wrong last night in its penultimate episode of 2017. With a strong hour full of prison flashbacks, suburban revelations, boozy sibling bonding and a delusional death, what may be making Fox even happier is that the ratings for the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong created drama climbed 13% in the fast affiliates key demo from last week's series low. Last night's Empire result, which could see an… Read


‘Will And Grace’ Xmas Episode Brings Ratings Cheer To NBC

Will and Grace came back from a nearly 5-week hiatus, jumping 13% in the demo and 24% in total viewers compared to its last, early November original. W&G (1.8 demo rating, 7.1 million viewers) tied NBC's singing competish The Voice (1.8, 9.9M) as the night's top-rated program in the demo. After W&G, Superstore (1.1, 4.4M) was similarly up in both metrics, but Chicago Med (1.1, 6.6M) tumbled at 10. NBC won the night with a 1.4 demo ratings and 7.4 million viewers. ABC’s The… Read


Matt Lauer Ouster Announcement Works Well For ‘Today’, Ratings-Wise

Today scored a weekly win in overall audience, as well as in the demos, last week. That includes the NBC morning show’s biggest Wednesday crowd since the morning immediately after Donald Trump’s stunning Election Day win. On Wednesday, 5.7 million people watched Savannah Guthrie read a statement from Matt Lauer in which he said, in about 90 words, that “there are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” etc. One day… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Score, ‘The Voice’ & ‘Good Doctor’ Unchanged

At this stage in the current ratings-challenged NFL season, tossing around the term "game-changer" may seem no more than a Hail Mary pass. However, with Sunday Night Football rising this week again and now Monday Night Football up double digits from last week's season low, things are certainly looking brighter for the league in Week 13. As The Great Christmas Light Fight (1.1/4) shined just as bright as it did last year on ABC and The Voice (1.9/7) topped the Big 4 for NBC… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise As Seahawks Fly Over Eagles For The Win

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In Las Vegas, the odds were on the Philadelphia Eagles to come out on top on last night's Sunday Night Football, but someone forgot to tell the Seattle Seahawks. In a game preceded by several Seattle players sitting or kneeling during the national anthem, the Seahawks proceeded to clip the division-leading Eagles' wings with a 24-10 victory. Led by all-engines-firing QB Russell Wilson last night at home and the Eagles not challenging a certain questionable forward pass… Read


‘SNL’ Ratings Steady In Households, Slip In Demo With Host Saoirse Ronan & U2

Last night's telecast of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Saoirse Ronan and featuring musical guest U2 as well as Alec Baldwin reprising his Donald Trump impersonation, drew a 4.3 household Live+Same Day rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. In households, that was even with the last two originals before the Thanksgiving break, hosted by Chance the Rapper and Tiffany Haddish, with the 4.3 rating mark the lowest so… Read


‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Starts Season With Predictable Results On Friday

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The season premiere of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (0.7 demo rating,  2.6 million viewers)  predictably dropped by double digits from its year-ago premiere on a Tuesday at 10 PM. It also came in short of Marvel’s Inhumans, which started the season in the slot during Premiere Week of this year. But it matches ABC's best rating in the slot since then. The combination of Once Upon a Time on Fridays at 8 and Inhumans at 9 had been stuck at a 0.5 average from 8-10… Read