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Teen Choice Awards Suffers Record Ratings Low On Sunday

Teen Choice Awards 2018

The Teen Choice Awards (0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 1.01 million viewers) hit an all-time low on Fox on Sunday night, its two-hour broadcast fumbling more than 40% of last year's overall crowd of 1.7M, while Sunday's 0.3 demo rating tumbled two-tenths compared to last year. That said, the trophy show’s Twitter tally was up 72% from last year, and it was the top non-sports telecast for the night according to Nielsen Social live social engagements ranker, with 2.6M… Read


Tiger Woods’ Resurgence Lands PGA Championship Ratings Well Above Par

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is returning to form with back-to-back top-of-the-leaderboard finishes at the past two major golf championships, the latest with a rousing second-place finish behind Brooks Koepka on Sunday at the PGA Championship. If you didn’t watch the round on CBS, you’d know Woods’ presence by the early ratings numbers: CBS Sports’ coverage drew a 6.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, up 69% over last year’s tournament, as Woods was in the final three groupings at Bellerive in… Read


‘Big Brother’ Leads Night Pocked With NFL Preseason Preemptions

Big Brother

CBS' Big Brother (2.0 rating in 18-49 demographic, 7.42 million total viewers) looks to have reclaimed Thursday's top spot after ceding to football the previous week, though NFL preseason matchups airing across the broadcast landscape may have played games with early numbers. On Week 2 of the gridiron lead-up that saw some kneeling and fist-raised protests as well as preemptions across the Big 4, the 9 PM Big Brother original jumped half a rating point compared with last… Read


‘CMA Fest’ Tumbles, Handing ‘Big Brother’ Wednesday’s Top Ratings Spots

Trophy show slump hit ABC's 8-11 PM CMA Fest broadcast (0.9 demo rating, 4:72 million viewers), which tumbled 25% in the demo and by nearly 1 million viewer compared to last year, when it had aired a week later in the summer. CBS's Big Brother (1.5, 5.60M) was Wednesday’s most watched broadcast how, topping demos too. Maintaining previous week’s stats, BB beat its closest competitor at 8 by 12% in total viewers, and 50% in the demo.hung on to last week's stats, as did… Read


‘America’s Got Talent’ Dips To Season Low; ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Returns Down

America's Got Talent

Summer may be in the final stretch, but on the Big 4 and the CW last night things were rockin' with debuts, a finale, a lot of competition series and another win for NBC’s America's Got Talent (1.9/9). However, with The Wall host and guest judge Chris Hardwick making his on-air return after being investigated for sexual assault allegations in mid June, AGT did take a bit of a hit Tuesday, dipping 10% among adults 18-49 compared with its July 31 show to mark a season… Read


‘The Bachelorette’ Tumbles To Season-Finale Ratings Low, Wins Monday

The Bachelorette

Amid some controversy over Garrett Yrigoyen's online behavior and choices, Becca Kufrin accepted the suitor's proposal of marriage and brought Season 14 of The Bachelorette (1.8/9) to an conclusion — a happy ending, sorta. The finale worked out OK for ABC in the short term as the romance competition series’ three-hour season ender rose 38% among adults 18-49 over its July 30 two-hour airing. The jump marked a season high in the key demo and, with 6.7 million tuning in for… Read


‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 6 Premiere Drew 5.3M U.S. Viewers, Nielsen Says, And 71% Of Them Were 18-49

Orange Is The New Black

Six seasons in, and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black continues to be a steady performer for the streaming service, according to new data from Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings report. (See the full report below.) The first episode of the latest season, which premiered July 27, drew more than 5.3 million U.S. viewers within three days, on an average minute basis. About 71% of viewers were in the 18-49 demo. In its first three days of availability, the full sixth season… Read


‘Shades Of Blue’ Ratings Match Series Low, ‘Big Brother’ Tops Sunday Again

Sloughing towards its series conclusion on August 29, Shades of Blue (0.4/2) wasn't exactly having its best night on as the lone original drama on Sunday. Down a tenth from last week among adults 18-49 on an admittedly slow end of summer primetime, NBC's Jennifer Lopez led NYPD drama stumbled into another series low, matching the final numbers of its July 22 show. In its 10 PM time slot, Shades was tied for last place with a NCIS: Los Angeles repeat on CBS and 43% behind… Read


Red Sox Vs. Yankees Sunday Night Baseball Notches Highest Rating In Four Years For ESPN

Sunday night’s MLB game was not only a big win for the Boston Red Sox. The faceoff between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees, which saw Boston defeat New York in 10 innings, delivered the best Sunday Night Baseball rating in four years for ESPN, according to Nielsen. The telecast drew a 2.2 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated Sunday Night Baseball telecast since the Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels’ faceoff on June 22, 2014 (2.4 rating). This excludes… Read


Friday Ratings: ‘Quantico’ Finale Steady, But ‘Blue Bloods’ Takes The Night

ABC’s Quantico wrapped its series finale Friday night, scoring 2.7 million total viewers and a 0.4/2 share of the 18-49 demographics ratings, essentially holding steady over its previous week-to-week. The biggest total audience honors went to Blue Bloods on CBS, which drew 4.02 million viewers and a 0.4/2 demographic share. Demographic honors were a three-way tie between a repeat of American Ninja Warrior on NBC, TKO: Total Knock Out on CBS in the 8 PM slot, and NBC’s Date… Read