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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ratings Return Down, ‘Big Brother’ Steady

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The Bachelorette is over for this season but the search for love continued on ABC last night – though the attraction might be waning. On a night of few originals, Bachelor In Paradise (1.1/4) returned for its second-season debut Sunday with a double-digit drop. The two-hour Bachelor and Bachelorette spinoff was down 21% among adults 18-49 from its Season 1 premiere of August 4 last year, which was a much more competitive Monday. Back in Mexico again — though this time in… Read

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‘Descendants’ Draws 6.6 Million Viewers In Disney Channel Premiere

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How long before Disney Channel greenlights a sequel? The cable channel has another potential hit movie franchise on its hands with Descendants, a modern-day coming-of-age tale about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains. In its premiere at 8 PM Friday night, the movie drew strong 6.6 million total viewers, including 3.0 million Kids 2-11. Additionally, the movie set a record with 1.4 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app since Friday… Read

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‘I Am Cait’ Debut Ratings Rise Double Digits In L+3 Results

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I Am Cait pulled in 7.7M total unique viewers in L3s across its four airings on Sunday. Its L3 average from 8-9 PM had a +42% lift in total viewers over LS with 3.9M, a +54% increase in P18-49 with 2.3M, and a +58% boost in W18-49 with 1.7M, according to E!. The eight-episode, hour-long series ranks as E!'s 2nd biggest launch in the network's history among total viewers and E!'s core A18-49 audience, and biggest launch in network history among W18-49, E! says. The Anna Nic… Read

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‘Astronauts Wives Club’ Ratings Rocket Up, ‘Big Brother’ Steady, ‘Food Fighters’ Down

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The thing about clichés is that they are so often true and that what goes down also goes up, to flip one such expression – at least when it comes to space race ratings this week. After falling 33% among adults 18-49 last week from its July 16 show, ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club (0.8/3) rocketed up the exact same percentage this week. Now that is coming off a low last week and still in a struggling zone for any show, summer or otherwise. Still, the freshman 60s-set series… Read

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‘MasterChef’ & ‘Last Comic Standing’ Ratings Steady On Otherwise Even Night

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The schedule was pretty full, but there wasn't a lot cooking on TV last night. With the exception of Fox's MasterChef (1.4/6) dipping 6% among adults 18-49 and a clip heavy America's Got Talent (1.6/6) 10th anniversary special rising 33% over last week's clip show, pretty much everything else was even with its July 22 demo results. With that stronger than last week AGT lead-in, NBC's Last Comic Standing (1.4/5) slipped just 7% in the demo from its 2-hour Season 9 debut… Read

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‘Knock Knock Live’ Ratings Slide, ‘Zoo’ & ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Rise

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A check for $50,000 delivered by Justin Bieber can go a long way for a financially struggling family with a child with Down Syndrome Yes, but that, a belated quinceañera surprise and other acts of kindness and money from the Canadian superstar wasn't enough to improve the fortunes of Knock Knock Live (0.5/2). The second week of the Ryan Seacrest hosted unscripted surprise show was even with the fast nationals of its debut and down 17% among adults 18-49 from its July 21… Read

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‘Bachelorette’ Ratings Rise In Finale, ‘SYTYCD’ Hits Low, ‘Bear Grylls’ Up

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We are starting to get that deep into summer that reality shows are starting to wrap up their current seasons. Last night's The Bachelorette (2.4/9) Season 11 finale, of course, saw Kaitlyn Bristowe choose a man and that man get down on his knee in love. Whether or not it will last, at least based on past couplings on the show, is to be determined. What is already pretty solid is that last night's 2-hour Bachelorette was up a strong 20% among adults 18-49 from the Season… Read

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‘I Am Cait’ Debuts To 2.7M Viewers; Tied For Cable Top Spot In Demo

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After all the promotion and all the hype, it wasn't exactly a Gold medal moment for the start of the new Caitlyn Jenner reality series on Sunday. I Am Cait drew 2.73 million viewers for its 8 PM premiere on July 26. That's just 7% more than what the latest season debut of Keeping Up With The Kardashians pulled in back in March. Among adults 18-49, more than 54% of I Am Cait's were in the advertiser desired demo with 1.5 million watching. That's around the same demo… Read

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‘Welcome To Sweden’ Ratings Hit Low, ‘BattleBots’ Up In Finale, ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Finale & Big Brother’ Even

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A slow Sunday saw at least two primetime victories last night. For one, there was a winner on the freshman season of BattleBots (1.4/4) as one robot rules them all – though it was a close call by the judges. It was also a close call among adults 18-49 with the show rising 8% from last week. The finale of BattleBots also saw a viewership rise, up 5% to 4.6 million. With that, and the finale of Celebrity Family Feud (2.0/7) even with its July 19 show and Save My Life: Boston… Read

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‘Wayward Pines’ Ratings Surge In Finale, ‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Falls, ‘Big Brother’ Steady

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The final reckoning came on Wayward Pines (1.2/5) last night with the finale of the Fox 10-episode event series. And it seems like it was a good way to end things. Coming off a low last week, the M. Night Shyamalan, Chad Hodges, Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan EP'd mystery show based on Blake Crouch's novels was up 33% among adults 18-49 on Thursday. That matches the very DVR friendly Wayward Pines' high among the key demo in Live + Same Day results – a result the show… Read

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‘Extant’ Ratings Rise In New Slot, ‘Last Comic Standing’ Returns Down, ‘Home Free’ Debuts OK

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Proving once again that location, location, location can be everything, especially in primetime, CBS' time slot shift for Extant (0.7/2) showed immediate results on Wednesday. In its first night back in the 9 PM post-Big Brother (1.8/7) slot where the Halle Berry series debuted in back in 2014, the struggling Extant saw a 17% rise among adults 18-49 from its July 15 show. That 10 PM telecast of the sci-fi show was a series low for Extant. While lead-in BB dipped 10% from… Read

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‘Knock Knock’ Ratings Fizzle In Fox Debut

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Despite a star host (Ryan Seacrest), A-list guests (David Beckham and Common), and a live TV hook, Fox’s new unscripted series Knock Knock Live failed to deliver in its premiere, opening with a paltry 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.7 million total viewer in the fast nationals. That ties last summer’s improv comedy show Riot (0.5, 1.3 million) as the lowest-rated Fox series premiere ever and one of the lowest on the Big 4. Knock Knock was the lowest-rated program on ABC… Read