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Fox’s MLS Cup Final Ratings Best Since 1997

Atlanta MLS Cup

Fox’s broadcast of the 2018 MLS Cup final between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers drew 1.56 million total viewers in primetime Saturday night, making it the most-watched MLS title game since 1997, the U.S. pro soccer league’s second year of existence. Viewership for the game — a 2-0 victory for the hometown United in front of an MLS-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes-Benz Arena — jumped more than 90% from last year’s final, when Toronto beat Seattle on ESPN in a… Read


‘The Voice’ Tops Big 4 Ratings; ‘Arrow’ Up On Night 2 Of CW’s Superhero Crossover Event


NBC’s The Voice (1.4 demo rating, 8.40 million viewers) was No. 1 among Big 4 programs in both metrics Monday, topping ABC’s CMA Country Christmas (0.8, 6.23M) head to head from 8-10 PM by 75% in the demo. CMA Country Christmas dropped three-tenths in the demo and 1.7M viewers compared to last year, reversing a pattern of growth the last two years, to clock lowest stats for the annual special since its 2010 launch. Getting pushed to 10 PM dropped ABC's Great Christmas Ligh… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Dip As Seahawks Beat Vikings With ‘TWD’ Love

Maybe it was the hometown crowd in Emerald City, maybe it was the online cheering from long fan and The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan or maybe it was just strong performances on the field like that of cornerback Shaquill Griffin, but the Seattle Seahawks were in full battle mode on Monday Night Football. Taking down the Minnesota Vikings 21-7 last night on ESPN, the Super Bowl XLVIII champions are now perched for a playoff position going into their three final… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise As L.A. Rams Take A Fall


The Los Angeles Rams’ assured playoff hopes and horns were clipped last night on Sunday Night Football by a Chicago Bears team that piled it on and on in front of their hometown crowd. With a 15-6 victory by Chicago, the name of the game was defense. And no matter how hard Sean McVay's boys tried, they could not break through the Bears' wall enough in a season that has otherwise seen the City of Angels' team blessed. However, on a night that saw the CW's latest annual… Read


Superhero Crossover Gooses CW Ratings Sunday; Pigskin Overrun Pops Fox’s Fall Finales

Dancing With The Stars Juniors

Part 1 of a three-night superhero crossover-palooza boosted CW at 8 PM on Sunday, but The Flash (0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, 1.79 million viewers) stopped short of goosing Charmed (0.3, 960K) at 9. And, overrunning NFL play (6.7, 23.71M) plus post-game chatter (6.7, 22.83M) catapulted Fox’s fall finales that followed to season highs. CW put The Flash in Sunday’s Supergirl time slot to launch this week's three-part crossover event (yet to come: Arrow on Monday and… Read


‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Special Trailer Unleashed Via BBC America – Show Renewed For 2020

The new year will start off with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. At least according to the official trailer for the Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution, which will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on BBC America. In the New Year’s Day special, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history. The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) are braced to overcome this threat… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host Jason Momoa

NBC's Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from last week’s show, which was hosted by Claire Foy with musical guest Anderson .Paak (4.1, 1.5) to tie the episodes hosted by Jonah Hill and Steve Carell (both at 4.4, 1.7) for SNL's second… Read


Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Wins In Demos, But CBS Carries The Night

Fox’s Last Man Standing was back on top in the Friday prime time demo ratings race, returning from a brief break to score a 1.1/6 and a 5.48 million audience, staying even with its last episode. The strong start on the evening helped boost sitcom The Cool Kids, which followed with a 0.9/4 and 4.33 audience, again holding steady. Hell’s Kitchen concluded the Fox night with a 0.9/4, 2.69 million audience, up a tenth. ABC's Fresh Off the Boat (0.6/3 and 2.81 million) and Spee… Read


‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Fall Hard From Last Week’s Season High & 2017

UPDATED with additional ratings: If last night's Thursday Night Football blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars by the Tennessee Titans proves anything, it’s that what goes up also goes down. Fueled by a triumphant and NFL history-making performance by running back Derrick Henry, the Volunteer State team crushed the Jaguars 30-9. With 238 yards overall and four touchdowns on 17 carries, Henry became just the second player to have a 99-yard run, the other being by Hall of… Read


‘Empire’ Rules Ratings Demo With ‘Survivor’; ‘Chicago’ Shows Take Total Viewers

Chicago Fire

On a night strewn with fall finales, Fox’s Empire (1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 5.034 million viewers) tied CBS’ Survivor (1.5, 7.450M) for Wednesday night’s No. 1 spot in the demo. Empire slipped a tenth versus last week in the metric, and by four-tenths versus its year-ago fall finale. Following Empire, Fox’s Star fall finale (1.2, 3.906M) grew a tenth week to week, clocking its best demo showing since October 17, and settling by a smaller tenth in the demo… Read


‘The Conners’ Stumbles To Season Low, ‘Flash’ Speeds Up For 100th Episode

The Voice (1.4/7) was the top-rated show on primetime last night, but the real winner looks to have been The Flash (0.7/3). Celebrating its 100th episode, the CW’s Scarlet Speedster series was the only show to rise on a Tuesday of lows, declines and same old same old. Edging toward the annual crossover with Arrow and Supergirl starting Sunday, last night's clip-finessed "What's Past Is Prologue" episode was up 17% among adults 18-49 over last week. The uptick did not… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up From Season Low & 2017; Eagles’ Playoff Hopes Rise

After beating the Washington Redskins 28-13 on Monday Night Football, current Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles still have a chance to go for consecutive win in the big big game next February 3rd in Atlanta. Up against the midseason finale of The Good Doctor on ABC, which saw pro-football preemptions in both the Philly and D.C. markets, and The Voice on NBC, the ESPN broadcast put the once struggling Eagles within reach of the NFC East top spot. Last night's MNF… Read