Latest Ratings News


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Beat ‘The Walking Dead’ After Three Weeks

Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants

All good things must come to an end, and for The Walking Dead that happened last night. After beating NBC's Sunday Night Football three weeks in a row and four times this season, the AMC zombie-apocalypse series came up just a little short. Walking Dead got a 7.0 among adults 18-49, while the Dallas Cowboys' incredibly dramatic 31-28 nail-biter win over the New York Giants had a 7.1 in fast nationals - a number that likely will rise. Even with two major-market teams… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score, ‘American Music Awards’ Down, ‘Mulaney’ Debuts Low In New Slot

Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants

OK, that is really something you don't see every Sunday. If that amazing one-handed catch by the New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't dramatic enough on Sunday Night Football (7.1/18), the comeback by the Dallas Cowboys to a 31-28 win over the NYC team in the Week 12 game certainly was. All of which meant after weeks of lopsided games, even or declining ratings and thrashings by AMC's The Walking Dead, the NBC and NFL broadcast are looking pretty good with the… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings On Par In Households, Slip In Demo With Host Cameron Diaz


Last night's Saturday Night Live with host Cameron Diaz and musical guests Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars drew a 4.1 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.0 among adults 18-49 in the markets with Local People Meters. That was even in households with last Saturday's show hosted by Woody Harrelson and down 13% in 18-49. The household number was solid - tied for the second-highest this season - but the demo delivery was on the soft… Read


‘Constantine’ Ratings Rise, ‘Last Man Standing’ Down, ‘Shark Tank’ Up, ‘Blue Bloods’ Even; ABC Wins Night In Demo

Constantine - Season 1

There were no Hollywood Film Awards or other disruptions to the Big 4 primetime schedule last night. Which meant everything clocked back into its regular Friday pattern with ABC (1.6/5) winning the night among adults 18-49 while CBS took the viewership top spot (9.19 million) on the final Friday of the November sweep. The surprise of the night was actually over on NBC with sometimes flailing freshman Constantine (1.1/4). After taking a big dive last week on a night of… Read

‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Ends Fall Run On High Ratings Note, ‘Reign’ Hits Low


UPDATE PM: The finals are in, and many shows underwent ratings adjustments. ABC, which didn't have football preemptions and saw few of its stations carry President Obama's speech, did not get any corrections. How To Get Away With Murder's 3.1 Live+same day adults 18-49 rating was a six-week high. ABC won all Thursdays of November sweep for the first time in at least 23 years. As expected, the football-inflated NBC numbers underwent the biggest adjustments, up to three… Read


Latin Grammy Ratings: Preempted By Obama Speech, Univision Broadcast Steady With 2013

15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Show

The 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards may have started a little late with Univision covering President Barack Obama's immigration speech live, but the show didn't suffer at all in the ratings. On a Thursday of fall finales and other strong competition, 4.8 million viewers watched the 3-hour live show from Las Vegas last night. That's a 4% rise from last year's 4.6 million total viewership With performances by Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, among… Read


‘Meet The Press’ Post-Midterm Election Broadcast Tumbles


CBS's Face the Nation was the most watched Sunday Beltway show the Sunday after the midterm election with 3.374 million viewers — 902,000 of them news demo viewers. ABC's This Week finished first with news-demo viewers — 937,000 — and finished second among overall audience, with 3.060 million tuned in. And NBC's Meet the Press, with Washington junkie Chuck Todd replacing David Gregory — it finished about a quarter of a million viewers behind This Week in news-demo… Read


‘Modern Family’ Ratings Rise, ‘SVU’ & ‘Chicago PD’ Fall From Crossover, ‘Stalker’ & ‘The 100′ Surge, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Even


It's a week away but it was almost all Thanksgiving all the time on ABC last night. Comedies The Middle (2.2/7), The Goldbergs (2.4/7) and Modern Family (3.7/11) all celebrated Turkey Day in their own way. And there was much for ABC to be thankful for, especially with no The Voice on NBC last night as it was last week: All three shows saw double-digit jumps — 16%, 14% and 16%, respectively — with Modern Family easily the top-rated and most-watched (10.90 million) show of… Read


‘The Missing’ Ratings: Starz’s Drama Has Steady Premiere Weekend

the missing

The debut of the 8-episode limited series from Starz and the BBC drew 879,000 viewers for all its weekend plays. Taking over the 9 PM Saturday slot previously held by Survivor's Remorse, which ended its first season 6-episode run on November 8, the 9 showings of The Missing outperformed the much more comedic show over all its showings on its premiere weekend last month. Survivor's Remorse pulled 605,000 viewers in total on its debut weekend of October 4 and 5 in Live +… Read


‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Ratings Up Slightly With ‘Agent Carter’ Cameo, ‘MasterChef Jr.’ Down, CBS Dramas & ‘About A Boy’ Rise


They said that compliance would be rewarded on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1.6/5) last night as the lady herself from the forthcoming Marvel's Agent Carter made a much hyped appearance from the WWII past, and mysteries within mysteries and betrayals rolled out. Well, there was a small but desired reward of the ratings sort for the super spy series. Even with a Shark Tank (1.1/3) repeat as lead-in replacing and improving on the now cancelled Selfie, S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a… Read


‘MediaBuzz’ Logs Largest Audience Since Launch


This past Sunday, Fox News Channel's MediaBuzz with Howie Kurtz delivered its biggest audience since its launch — 1.3 million viewers —  and was the No. 1 cable news program for the day in the news demo with 300,000 viewers in that age bracket. Sunday's program included an interview with Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis, who claimed she was chastised by CNBC management when she worked there, as part of a “cover-up” of the math of Obamacare. (CNBC has called her… Read


ABC & NBC Boast Record Evening News Ratings Starts


ABC's World News Tonight is having best start to the season in 19 years in the news demo, winning seven of eight weeks of the season to date in the age bracket. That said, last week's edge over NBC's newscast (2.283 million vs 2.270 mil) was 13,000 viewers — WNT's second smallest lead over NBC Nightly News since ABC's news began regularly taking the demo back in early July. It was a recovery from the previous week, when Brian Williams' newscast had beat David Muir's in the… Read


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