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‘Last Man Standing’ Masters Demo, ‘Blue Bloods’ Best In Total Viewers On Friday

Fox's Last Man Standing (1.2, 6.20M) held demo lead for the night while CBS's Blue Bloods (0.8, 8.34M) towers in total viewers. CBS’s 10 PM drama retained 100% of its week to weeks stats and beat its combined competition by 25%, while also taking the hour in the demo. Earlier, CBS’s 8 PM MacGyver (0.7, 6.09M) and 9 PM’s Hawaii Five-O (0.8, 7.33M) topped their hours in overall audience. Fox’s  Last Man Standing (1.4, 6.340M) slipped 2/10th in the demo, but remained the top… Read


‘Big Bang’ Prevails On Scary Night For NFL

The Big Bang Theory

CBS was Thursday's most watched network, getting a break when Fox and the NFL Network were saddled with losing teams the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals and a lopsided game that plunged 38% in ratings week over week. The Big Bang Theory (2.0 rating in adults 18-49 demographic, 12.0 million viewers) was the night's most watched program, beating the NFL. Still, BBT matched its series-low demo in the early stats. CBS’ Young Sheldon was most watched at 8:30 PM; even Mom… Read


‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low Against NBA & MLB Games

Cardinal Broncos

(UPDATED with NBA and MLB metered market results) If you're into sports, last night was an early Christmas of sorts with big games across the television landscape. However, except for Larry Fitzgerald’s playful sack of his ex-teammate-turned-sideline commentator Kurt Warner, it was not a good Thursday Night Football for the Arizona Cardinals, or Fox. The Denver Broncos plucked the Cardinals’ feathers 45-10 on the fourth week of primetime pro football on the Rupert… Read


‘Empire’ Claims Demo Victory; ‘Chicago Fire’ Burns Brightest In Total Crowd

Fox’s Empire (1.6 demo rating, 5.09 million viewers) took the demo win Wednesday night among Big 4 broadcasters, holding on to last week’s rating in the age bracket. Empire pulled ahead of CBS’s Survivor (1.4, 7.28M) to take the top demo spot, after sharing that status last Wednesday. Survivor‘s 12% week-to-week drop landed it a new series low for a regularly scheduled episode. Following the competition series, CBS dramas SEAL Team (0.8, 5.53M) and Criminal Minds ( 0.7… Read


WWE’s Saudi Arabia “Conundrum” May Cause Up To $16M Hit To The Solar Plexus – Analyst

If World Wrestling Entertainment were to abandon its long-term deal with Saudi Arabia, that move could dent the company’s 2019 operating income by between $12 million and $16 million, according to a report from a Wall Street analyst. Eric Handler of MKM Partners maintains a buy rating on the stock, with a 12-month price target of $95. It closed today’s trading session at $83.98, down a fraction. Handler estimates a decision to delay or cancel the wrestling circuit’s… Read


‘The Conners’ Debut Ratings Stay Steady With ‘Roseanne’ Finale; 10.6M Viewers – Update

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of the The Conners debut last night. UPDATE, 3:14 PM: For the beginning of The Conners, the final numbers saw a little bit of ratings movement for the spinoff that brought it to a near tie with the end of Roseanne. Up a tenth from the fast affiliates of this morning, the new-ish sitcom delivered a 2.4/10 among adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers. That’s a tenth down in the demo from what the finale of the short-lived Roseanne… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up From Last Week’s Low & 2017 As Packers Win

There was a lot of push, pull and more than a few nice moves by quarterback Aaron Rodgers but in the end the Green Bay Packers' 33-30 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last night came down to that last-minute field goal by Mason Crosby. A dramatic end to a more dramatic than usual Monday Night Football that was good for the Packers, good for the swimming to stand still NFL and very good indeed for ESPN. Scoring 11.9 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49… Read


‘The Walking Dead’ Takes A Killer Hit As Ratings Fall To Series Low

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead was all about looking to the future on Sunday but when it comes to the ratings, the future is looking increasingly bleak for the AMC zombie apocalypse series. With a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, the second episode of the ninth season of the show based on Robert Kirkman's comics took the small screen’s once top rated show off a cliff to an all-time series low. "The Bridge" episode comes off last week's highly promoted season opener, which was the lowest… Read


‘Arrow’ Drops In Return, ‘9-1-1’ Climbs, ‘The Voice’ Drowns Out Competition


NBC dominated Monday among Big 4 broadcasters with The Voice (1.9, 9.85M) and Manifest (1.5, 7.53M) taking the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in both the demo and total viewers. The singing competition series hung on to its previous week demo performance. Manifest slipped in that metric, but even so topped the 10 PM dramas, including ABC’s The Good Doctor (1.1, 6.97M) and CBS’s Bull (0.7, 6.34M). Manifest inched up week to week in total viewers to take the night’s top spot among… Read


Donald Trump Takes Ratings Nosedive In ‘60 Minutes’ Interview; CW Returns Respectably To Sunday

Donald Trump plunged in ratings with his 60 Minutes interview Sunday night. The newsmag’s 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.3 million viewers, while the strongest showing of any non-NFL program Sunday night, marks a 47% dive in the demo and 43% in total viewers, relative to Trump’s most recent previous  60 Minutes sit-down. Trump had bagged a 3.4 demo rating, and 20M viewers overall, in his November 13, 2016 interview on the CBS newsmag, broadcast shortly after his… Read


Patriots Snap Chiefs’ Winning Streak As ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise

Taking down the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs last night Tom Brady pulled off some NFL history on Sunday Night Football as the New England Patriots quarterback became the first signal-caller to win 200 regular season games. Up against an NFL delayed 60 Minutes with its Donald Trump sitdown plus the second episode of The Walking Dead's transformative new season and the Boston Red Sox's 7-5 win over reigning MLB champs the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the American… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rebound In Households With Host Seth Meyers

With Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers returning as host, the late-night show drew a 4.4 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters last night. The telecast, featuring musical guest Paul Simon and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump in a Kanye West White House visit cold open, was up in households and down in adults 18-49 from last week’s episode hosted by Awkwafina and featuring musical guest… Read