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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos

Last Man Standing

Another Friday, another demo win for Fox’s Last Man Standing, as back-to-back episodes dominated the demo ratings shares, scoring a 1.1/6 and 6.12 million viewers at 8 PM, then staying strong with a 1.0/5 and 5.63 million at 8:30 PM But the twin knockouts didn’t particularly help Fox’s new legal drama Proven Innocent, which debuted to an 0.5/3 and 3.09 million at 9 PM, going up against tough competition elsewhere. On CBS, the debut of Levy Tran as a new character on MacGyv… Read


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Hits Series Low But Wins Valentine’s Day Night

With Valentine's Day distracting viewers, and CBS's Big Bang Theory (1.2 demo rating, 8.239 million viewers) and Young Sheldon (1.1, 7.685M)conceding the night with repeats,  ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.4, 6.538M) was able to top the night in the demo despite hitting a series low. Early data suggest it hit a total-viewer low too,  though it's a close call. Valentine's Day took a toll on TV usage; TV usage tumbled 4% in the adult 18-49 age bracket. ABC's A Million Little Things… Read


‘Masked Singer’ Continues Wednesday’s Ratings Tear

Fox's whacky competition series Masked Singer (2.4, 7.793M) continues to own the demo crown on Wednesdays, climbing 2/10th from last week and logging a full rating point lead over closest competitor on the night, NBC's Chicago Med (1.3, 8.805). Med, however, was the night's No. 1 program in overall audience and topped its 8 PM timeslot in both metrics. In that hour, CBS's timeslot premiere of World's Best (0.9, 5.807M) finished fourth in the demo, behind Med as well as… Read


‘This Is Us’ Slips To Series Low But Tops Demo; Ziva Hands ‘NCIS’ Season Best Crowd

This Is Us

Returning from two weeks of preemption, NBC's This Is Us (1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, 7.33 million viewers) clocked its smallest demo rating to date. Even so, it handily won its slot and Tuesday night in the 18-49 age bracket. Meanwhile, CBS' return from hiatus of NCIS (1.3, 13.42M) – and return of Cote de Pablo's Ziva character – logged the franchise’s largest crowd this season, matching its previous demo. CBS clocked the largest crowds every half hour of primetime… Read


‘AGT: Champions’ Powers NBC To Monday Ratings Win; ‘Bachelor’ Takes Demo

America's Got Talent: The Champions

NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions (1.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, 10.42 million viewers) neared its season high in viewership and matched its season-best demo number to finish as broadcast’s second highest-rated primetime program Tuesday a tick behind ABC’s steady The Bachelor (1.8, 6.20M). AGT: Champs combined with Manifest (1.1, 6.03) at 10 PM, up two-tenths, to give NBC the overall win for the night in both metrics. ABC finished second overall in the demo… Read


‘Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall To Midseason Return Low, Steady With Last 2018 Episode

The dreaded Whisperers have truly arrived on The Walking Dead, but the scariest villains from the comics couldn't make much ratings noise against the Grammy Awards on Sunday. Music's biggest night hit its lowest result ever among adults 18-49, but the zombie apocalypse drama also tumbled to midseason-return lows. While the Greg Nicotero-directed “Adaptation” episode started putting the horror back into the AMC series based on Robert Kirkman's comics, the ratings decline… Read


Grammys Fall To New Ratings Demo Low, While Viewership Steady With 2018 – Update

Grammy Awards 2019

UPDATED, 1:21 PM: The final numbers for the 61st annual Grammy Awards are in, and they include an all-time demo low for music’s biggest night. The live CBS show drew a 5.6 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic. That’s down just over 5% from last year’s previous demo low. As for viewership, Sunday’s Grammys is pretty much even with last year’s show, pulling in 19.9 million total viewers, compared with 2018’s 19.8 million. So as Led Zeppelin might sing, the song somewhat… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host & Musical Guest Halsey

Saturday Night Live’s bet on young singer Halsey paid off. Last night’s show, with host, musical guest and upside-down portrait painter Halsey, averaged a 4.7 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from the most recent SNL original (4.1, 1.7 on Jan. 26 with host James McAvoy, musical guest Meek Mill). These are the show's second highest metered-market ratings since SNL's… Read


Friday Ratings: ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ Wins The Night’s Demo For CBS

A two-hour finale for Hell’s Kitchen meant there was no room on the Fox schedule for perennial Friday ratings champion Last Man Standing. That left the field wide open for CBS, and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition was the winner, scoring a 1.0/5 in demographics and a total of 4.40 million viewers to top the night. That was actually down a tenth from its Thursday night, but enough to carry the evening. Blue Bloods also dipped, scoring a 0.7/4 at 10 PM, but luring in an… Read


‘Big Bang Theory’ And ‘Young Sheldon’ Post Season-Best Ratings; ‘Supernatural’s 300th Hits Season Highs

CBS' The Big Bang Theory (2.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 13.97 million viewers) and spinoff Young Sheldon (2.0, 12.1M) clocked season bests in both metrics Thursday in primetime. Big Bang topped the night on both counts, topping its combined Big Four competition in its slot by 1.4M viewers. The networks’s Celebrity Big Brother (1.1, 4.81M), on its first Thursday, topped its slot in the demo, matching its averages to date on various nights. After which S.W.A.T… Read


‘The World’s Best’ Toppled In Time Slot Debut; ‘Masked Singer’ Prevails

The World's Best

Despite huge exposure following the Super Bowl, The World's Best (1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 5.56 million viewers) stumbled out of the gate on its regular night Wednesday. World's Best did not make the same league as recent debuts of new The Masked Singer on Fox and The Titan Games on NBC. CBS’ James Corden-hosted talent competition series also took a tumble compared to Survivor's Wednesday opener last September. In its super-cushy launch after last Sunday’s… Read


Donald Trump Second SOTU Snags More Than 46M Viewers; Beats Barack & 2018 – Update

Donald Trump State Of The Union

2ND UPDATE, 2:43 PM: Whatever the critics or political rivals say about his State of the Union speech, Donald Trump had a good night on Tuesday. Breaking the tradition of declining viewership that usually afflicts Presidents this deep into their terms, the embattled ex-Celebrity Apprentice host snared an audience of 46.8 million. Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, PBS, CNN, CNNe, FOX Business, FOX News Channel and MSNBC in the 9 – 10 PM ET slot, the third… Read