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‘The Bachelorette’ Tops Ratings As ‘Supergirl’ Season Finale Rises


ABC’s The Bachelorette (1.4 demo rating, 5.67 million viewers) again topped Monday’s primetime ratings on a night that also saw the network’s summer bow of The Proposal (0.8, 3.85 million). Season 3 finale of the CW’s Supergirl (0.5, 1.8 million) was up 1/10th from a week ago and even with its season averages. The 1-2 unscripted punch gave ABC the overall win for the night in both the demo (1.2) and total viewers (5.06M). The Proposal, hosted by Jesse Palmer, finished… Read


Telemundo Shatters World Cup & Spanish-Language TV Records With Mexico Win

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The Mexican national team had a very good Sunday with their shocker 1-0 victory over defending champion Germany in the 2018 World Cup, but Telemundo also a truly most excellent day. Snagging a surging 6.56 million viewers for the 8 AM PT-starting Group F match, the NBCUniversal-owned network saw its best Sunday daytime audience ever with the game, which marked the most watched group stage match ever on Spanish-language TV. With the game erupting from that goal from… Read


‘Shades Of Blue’ Ratings Return For Series Low, ABC Tops Night With Game Shows

Summer officially starts in a couple of days but on the Big 4 the season has already kicked in as the third and final season debut of Shades of Blue (0.6/3) proved last night. Back for that one more round, the Jennifer Lopez led NYPD NBC drama returned at a new time of year to an all-time series low among adults 18-49. Down a hard 40% from its Season 2 opener and surely hobbled by a repeat of America's Got Talent (0.7/3) as a lead-in, Shades of Blue not only declined from… Read


Fox Sports Scores Viewership Record With Mexico’s World Cup Win & Brazil Tie With Swiss – Update

(UPDATED WITH VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS) The earth was literally and figuratively shaken by Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning champions Germany on Sunday in the World Cup. Celebrating fans of our southern neighbor triggered, as my colleague Nancy Tartaglione pointed out earlier today, an artificial earthquake in Mexico City. That big shake came as Hirving Lozano put it in the Die Mannschaft net, which set off the seismic ratings detectors for Fox here in America too, as did the… Read


World Cup: Mexico’s Seismic Defeat Of Germany Scores 26M Viewers For ZDF

Sunday's Germany v Mexico World Cup match, which saw the defending champions defeated 0-1 by El Tri, reportedly set off an artificial earthquake in Mexico City — caused by simultaneous mass jumping after Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute goal. The Mexican win is the latest surprise in the tournament that’s already seen plenty on the pitch since kick-off last Thursday. Unsurprisingly, ratings have been strong across Europe, particularly in Germany where a massive amount of fans… Read


FIFA World Cup: Fox Sports Sets Record With Argentina-Iceland Match; Telemundo Scores Big With First Presentation

Even though the Argentina-Iceland FIFA World Cup match was a 1-1 Group Stage draw, Fox Sports came out on top as a winner, scoring its most-watched match of the  FIFA World Cup tournament. According to Nielsen Media Research, the match raked in an average of 2,973,000 viewers on the Fox broadcast network. The match-up became the most-watched game of the tournament for FOX and FS1 as well as the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since 2016. On… Read


World Cup: France V Australia Scores Big For TF1; Argentina V Iceland Is Hot Euro Draw

Saturday's first afternoon World Cup match saw France labor to a 2-1 win over Australia in its tournament entry, and gave TF1 its best score of the year. The game kicked off at 12PM French time, and brought TF1 69% of the TV audience on a blistering Saturday afternoon. In total, 12.6M viewers tuned in for Les Bleus with a peak of 14.9M. Elsewhere yesterday, underdogs Iceland drew with Lionel Messi's Argentina while Croatia faced off with Nigeria, and Peru met Denmark… Read


US Open Golf Championship Ratings Up For Fox, FS1 And Fox Sports Digital Platforms

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Coverage on the second round of the 2018 US Open Championship beat 2017’s tally, up seven percent and averaging just over 1.5 million viewers on Fox, FS1 and Fox Sports Digital Platforms combined. In 2017, the combined tally was just over 1.4 million. The second round surge was even more impressive since perennial ratings draw Tiger Woods missed the cut. The Fox broadcast network posted a 1.5/4 household rating/share, with 2,090,000 viewers, according to fast national… Read


World Cup 2018 Ratings Soar For Fox With Ronaldo Stunner In Portugal V Spain Game

There wasn't a lot of action on an encore filled Fox in primetime last night but things were sure kicking on the Rupert Murdoch owned network earlier in the day as Portugal and 2010 champs Spain face-off in the World Cup. Even though it was just Day 2 of the FIFA tournament in Russia, the strong efforts of Spain's Diego Costa and the simply stunning display by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in what was a 3-3 tie will undoubtedly be one of the best games of the 2018 World… Read


World Cup: Portugal V Spain Rouses Euro Audience With Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick

Now that's more like it. Friday night's riveting World Cup match-up between Portugal and Spain drew a bigger swath of the major European audience compared to Thursday's Russia v Saudi Arabia kickoff. That match played in late-afternoon Thursday — and lacked the kind of star power we saw on the pitch last night in Sochi. In Spain, where kickoff was 8PM last night for La Roja, Mediaset's Telecinco had 10.4M watching as Diego Costa scored twice and Nacho bagged one goal… Read


World Cup Opener Ratings Down From 2014 As Time Zones Take A Toll On Fox

(UPDATED WITH VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS) The opening game of the 2018 World Cup was a winner for Vladimir Putin but not so much for Rupert Murdoch, at least when it comes to the ratings. The Russian President got to strut his stuff on the global soccer stage yesterday and see his boys beat Saudi Arabia a hard 5-0 but the much-courted media mogul took a drubbing almost as hard as the oil rich kingdom. With a 1.6/6 in metered market rating, the early morning West Coast and… Read


Gordon Ramsay’s ’24 Hours To Hell & Back’ Debut Sizzles For Fox In Ratings

It might amaze some that there is even room on FOX's Gordon Ramsay packed schedule for another show from the caustic chef. Yet, as the debut of Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell and Back (1.1/5) last night made clear, the Rupert Murdoch owned network is sure glad that there is. Matching NBC's American Ninja Warrior (1.1/5) as the highest rated show of Wednesday, 24 Hours was also the most watched summer premiere for FOX since the 3.8 million that Wayward Pines pulled in on… Read