ABC’s Fun & Games Takes Sunday; NBC’s ‘Shades of Blue’ Swansong Season Sinking Continues
ABC's Celebrity Family Feud (1.2 demo rating, 6.46 million viewers), $100,000 Pyramid (1.0, 5.56M), and To Tell the Truth (0.8, 4.52M) topped Sunday primetime in the demographic, catapulting the network to its third Sunday win.
Feud, which had taken a Week 2 tumble after its season debut clocked a 1.8 demo rating featuring families of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, also was the night's most watched entertainment show.
CBS newsmag 60 Minutes (0.6, 7.44M), however… Read
Mexico-South Korea World Cup Match Breaks Record At Telemundo For Most-Watched Spanish-Language Event
Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Russia match, but it could be argued that Telemundo was the real winner as it broke records with the most-watched livestream event in Spanish-language history.
The match averaged 7.2 million viewers across Telemundo, TelemundoDeportes.com, and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics
Germany & Mexico Wins Shatter World Cup Ratings Records For Fox
(UPDATED WITH VIEWERSHIP) Having captured everyone's attention with their June 17 World Cup battle, Mexico and Germany took to the pitch yesterday to remind everyone why this tournament of the beautiful game is one of the finest in all of sports – and make Rupert Murdoch and Fox very happy.
Early on Saturday, our southern neighbor came off their jaw-dropping upset win over Germany with a solid 2-1 victory over South Korea with goals from Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez… Read
Argentina’s Loss Scores Top 5 World Cup Ratings For Fox; Shaky ‘Take Two’ Debut
After a 0-3 loss to Croatia yesterday, Lionel Messi and Argentina aren't quite out of the 2018 World Cup but it's not looking good even as Iceland got iced out today by Nigeria.
However, for Fox, Thursday's 11 AM PT match from Nizhny Novgorod Stadium was a delicious dish of the asado. The pitch battle between Croatia and the 1986 World Cup winner pulled in a strong 2.2/7 in metered market results.
While a dip of just over 9% from when 2014 runners-up Argentina drew with… Read
‘Yellowstone’ Premiere Draws All-Time High Viewership For Paramount Network
Boosted by the star power of Kevin Costner, the two-hour series premiere of Yellowstone on Paramount Network averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+same day to become the most-watched original scripted series telecast ever on Paramount Network — up triple-digits from the net’s primitive averages — and on its predecessor Spike.
Yellowstone's average premiere audience more than doubled that of Paramount Network's first scripted drama series, Waco (+156%), and more than… Read
Gordon Ramsay’s Series Simmer In Ratings, Fox Still Wins Night; World Cup Scores In D.C.
Facing a lot of encores on the rest of the Big 4 and the CW last night, Fox was served up another Wednesday primetime ratings victory by Gordon Ramsay.
Both MasterChef (0.9/4) and the second week of Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (1.0/4) were down a tenth from their June 13 airings. However, the simmer still saw the still Rupert Murdoch owned network score its 16th consecutive midweek win. Overall, Fox was pretty much the same as last week with a 1.0/4 among… Read
NBC Easily Wins Tuesday Primetime In Ratings On Steady Night For ‘AGT’
Summer 2018 is officially here tomorrow but it is already hot for NBC once again with America's Got Talent (2.1/9) back to dominate primetime for the Comcast-owned network.
Yes, even with the early hours for most matches, the World Cup is scoring solidly for Fox but when you look at ratings like what NBC got on Tuesday, it was a Tuesday blowout.
Even with AGT dipping a tenth from its fast affiliates of June 12 (which went up a tenth in the final numbers), NBC's overall… Read
MTV Movie & TV Awards Ratings Rise In Monday Debut
The MTV Movie & TV Awards drew 3.4 million total viewers last night, the first year in its new Monday berth. Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the telecast simulcast across MTV and nine other Viacom-owned channels grew 21% compared with last year in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic (2.21 rating), according to Nielsen.
The awards show was taped Saturday at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, with winners kept quiet until last night’s 9 PM ET broadcast tape-delayed on… Read
‘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
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