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‘Homeland’ Season 6 Premiere Ratings OK With Preview


There are no good comparisons for Sunday’s sixth-season premiere of Homeland as the Showtime drama for the first time debuted in January, not in the fall, and for the first time had the opening episode available to Showtime subscribers for on-demand viewing for more than two weeks prior to the January 15 premiere telecast. The actual Sunday Season 6 premiere of Homeland drew 1.1 million viewers at 9 PM and 1.4 million viewers for the night via two airings and replays… Read


‘This Is Us’ & ‘The Bachelor’ Set Live+3 Ratings Records – Update

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UPDATE, 12:40 PM: The Bachelor has set a Live+3 ratings record for its January 9 telecast. The show topped the playback lift for last week’s premiere in adults 18-49 (+0.6), growing by 0.8 ratings points this week to score its largest-ever bump for a regular telecast. The Bachelor was up 12% over its year-ago telecast for a second week running in adults 18-49 (over a 2.6 on January 11). The show was up week-to-week by a tenth in L+3 with a 2.9 in adults 18-49. PREVIOUS, 8… Read


‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 12 Premiere Breaks More FXX Ratings Records – Update


UPDATE, 12:30 PM: More good news for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In Live+3, the FXX series’ second episode on January 11 was up 4% in adults 18-49 (1.18 million vs.1.14 million) and +6% in total viewers (1.5 million vs. 1.41 million) over the Season 12 premiere, making it the most-watched original telecast on FXX in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. It had previously set the record as the most-watched original telecast ever on FXX. PREVIOUS, January 9, 2… Read


‘Nashville’ Sets Another Ratings Record For CMT


Nashville continues to do good things for CMT. Coming on the heels of last week’s record-setting debut, its January 12 episode drew 2.1 million viewers, making it the network’s most-watched original series telecast ever. The most recent episode earned a .92 rating with adults 18-49, up 14% from last week’s premiere. It ranks as the high-rated original series telecast in CMT history among women 18-49 (1.28), adults 25-54 (1.15) and women 25-54 (1.64). It also ranked as the… Read


‘The Bachelor’, CBS Comedies Hit Ratings Highs, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Ticks Up

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CBS’ comedies returned refreshed from a short break with across-the-board ratings highs vs. their last originals on January 2 when the sitcoms had to face college bowl coverage. Freshman Kevin Can Wait (1.7 in adults 18-49) led the pack as usual, up 21%, with its largest Live+same day audience (8.6 million, +17%) since becoming an 8 PM Monday anchor without a Big Bang Theory lead-in. Fellow newbie Man with a Plan (1.5, +25; 7.7 million, +17%) delivered a series high in… Read


Steve Harvey-Hosted ‘Family Feud’ Hits Ratings High, Tops ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

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Family Feud, the syndicated game show hosted by Steve Harvey, hit a ratings record high the first week of January, reaching a 7.6 and poised to become what its producers say is the first nationally syndicated TV series ever to increase its ratings for seven consecutive years. In a statement accompanying the ratings news, Jennifer Mullin, Co-CEO, FremantleMedia North America, praised the producing team and host. “Their passion,” she said, “coupled with the unstoppable… Read


‘Taboo’ Premiere Draws 3.4M Viewers In L+3 For FX

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Tom Hardy’s 19th century drama Taboo is off to a solid start with 3.43M viewers in Live+3 for its January 10 premiere. The series also drew 1.63M adults 18-49, which the cable net said is its most time-shifted series ever in the demo (+101%). The premiere also was the most time-shifted FX drama series bow in total viewers (+86%). For Tuesday night, it was the No. 1 basic cable drama among men 18-34 and No. 2 in multiple demos. Based on an original story by Hardy and his… Read


Steelers Win On NBC Is Most-Watched & Highest Rated Game Ever In First Two NFL Playoff Rounds

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UPDATED, 11:50 AM: The NFL lost plenty of ratings momentum during the 2016 regular season, but last night’s AFC Divisional playoff on NBC has to make network and league brass happy. NBC said today that Pittsburgh’s tight win over Kansas City in the AFC Divisional playoff averaged 37.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched primetime game ever in the NFL's Divisional and Wild Card Playoff rounds. Viewership for Steelers-Chiefs peaked at 39.1 million from 9-9:30 PM… Read


‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Finale Hits Series Low; BBC Probing Russian Online Leak


UPDATED with Channel One Russia statement: The finale of Sherlock's 4th season hit a ratings low in the UK on Sunday — by a sliver — but still the all-time smallest overnight score of the series. Titled “The Final Problem,” the episode clocked 5.9M viewers for a 27.2 share on BBC One, winning the 9PM time slot, but falling a touch from last week's "The Lying Detective." That episode had pulled in 6M in the overnights for a 27.4 share — although it has since logged a… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Sluggish After Hiatus With Host Felicity Jones


Saturday Night Live came back from a month-long holiday break last night with an episode hosted by Rogue One star Felicity Jones and musical guest Sturgill Simpson, which posted season lows for the venerable sketch program — a 4.3 overnight rating in the metered market households and a 2.0 among adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. The hiatus broke off the ratings momentum the program built with the last two shows in December (4.8 HH, 2.3 18-49 for host… Read


‘The Vampire Diaries’ Ratings Even In Final Return, ’20/20′ Beats Obama On NBC

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Friday saw the beginning of the end with return of The Vampire Diaries (0.4/2) from the CW series' Season 8 winter break. It also saw a trio tie for top rated show of the night for CBS' Blue Bloods and ABC's Last Man Standing and Shark Tank – all of whom snagged a 1.3/5 among adults 18-49. Heading into its final eight- episodes with a visit to an anger management support group and a school field trip to where 100 witches were burned at the stake, the Kevin Williamson and… Read


‘My Kitchen Rules’ Ratings Soft In Debut On Slow Thursday


With no NFL on the Big 4 last night, no new The Big Bang Theory (1.9/7) and despite one finale and one debut, it was a fairly low-key Thursday in primetime. Absent an original of its blockbuster science geek sitcom, CBS saw its night take a distinct decline from last week. The Great Indoors (1.4/5), Mom (1.3/5), and Life In Pieces (1.2/4) were down 26%, 24% and 14%, respectively, among adults 18-49. At the tail end of the night, the House of Moonves did get a small bit of… Read