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Wednesday cable ratings: ‘Real Housewives of New York’ ticks up

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of NYC” scored the top non-rerun spot of the night in the Wednesday cable ratings once again this week, ticking up one tenth from its previous 0.6 to a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, OWN’s “Greenleaf” held steady with a 0.6 rating as well. “Little Women: LA” and “Little Women: […]

Wednesday final ratings: ‘Big Brother’ adjusts up to season high

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 CBS’ “Big Brother” hit a season high in Wednesday’s final ratings. The show adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a 2.1 rating. The only downward adjustment was for the 8 o’clock “Goldbergs” rerun on ABC, which fell a tenth […]

‘Stranger Things’ apparently pulled in lots of viewers for Netflix

“Stranger Things,” which premiered in July on Netflix, has been one of the streaming service’s most buzzed-about and best-reviewed original series. It is also one of the most watched. Ratings provided to Variety by Symphony Advanced Media reveal that the first eight episodes of “Stranger Things” make up the third most watched season of a Netflix […]

TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Masterchef’ rise

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 The numbers for Wednesday include improvements more or less across the board for original shows, and even some repeats: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 2.0/8 6.40 America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R 1.4/6 7.18 Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) […]

Tuesday cable ratings: ‘WWE Smackdown’ ticks up

“WWE Smackdown” continued to hold the top spot in the Tuesday cable ratings this week, ticking up two tenths from its previous 0.8 to a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, “The Haves and the Have Nots” held steady with a 0.8 once again for OWN as well. Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” dropped one tenth […]

Tuesday final ratings: ‘Better Late Than Never,’ everything else unchanged

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 Tuesday’s fast national ratings in adults 18-49 all carried through to the finals. Updated viewer averages are below. Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.26 Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 1.4/5 4.85 NCIS (CBS) – […]

Fall TV 2016: Sunday night forecast for ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Son of Zorn,’ ‘NCIS: LA’ and more

The 2016-17 TV season starts in less than a month. As fall approaches, TV by the Numbers will be looking at each night of the broadcast networks’ schedule to identify competitive timeslots, see which newcomers have a real shot at success and which veteran shows will keep their ratings up. Sunday will once again be […]

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ picked up for 4th season on Starz

Starz has renewed “Survivor’s Remorse” for a fourth season. Currently in its third season, the show has seen sizable ratings growth this summer paired with “Power” (which is also up). It’s averaging a same-day 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, up from a mere 0.14 for Season 2. Across all platforms “Survivor’s Remorse” draws 2.9 million viewers per […]

‘Nashville’ Season 5 premieres on CMT in January

“Nashville” is heading back to TV with a new network, new showrunners and, now, a return date. The show, which was axed by ABC after four seasons, will return for Season 5 with a special two-hour episode on CMT on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Hulu will continue to stream “Nashville” for its fifth season with […]

Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 8-14: ‘Judge Judy’ tops a slower Olympics week

Ratings for daytime syndicated strips were largely down in the week of Aug. 8-14, as a number of shows were pre-empted for Olympics coverage. A week of “Judge Judy” reruns led the way with a 6.1 household rating, narrowly beating “Family Feud’s” 5.9. “Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” tied for No. 1 among talk shows […]

TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘Better Late Than Never’ has solid premiere, ‘America’s Got Talent’ returns steady

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 The numbers for Tuesday have “America’s Got Talent” at its usual level following an Olympics hiatus and a series premiere on NBC also doing pretty well: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.07 Bachelor […]

Monday cable ratings: ‘WWE Raw’ lands on top

USA’s broadcast of “WWE Monday Night Raw” scored the top spots in the Monday cable ratings this week with a 1.3 peak rating in adults 18-49, two tenths higher than its previous peak rating of 1.1. Meanwhile, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” dipped one tenth from a 1.3 to a 1.2. “T.I. and Tiny” […]

Monday final ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ adjusts up

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 The only change from Monday’s early ratings to the finals was an uptick for “American Ninja Warrior.” The NBC show adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a season-high 2.0. Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward […]

Combined broadcast/cable weekly rankings, Aug. 15-21: Advantage, Olympics

The final week of the Olympics takes up all of the top of the combined ratings rankings for Aug. 15-21, unsurprsingly. NBC’s previews of “The Voice” and “Superstore,” plus an extra episode of “Big Brother” on CBS, meant less room for cable shows further down the chart. Six cable shows made the Top 25 in […]

Cable weekly Top 25, Aug. 15-21: ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ finish on top

“Fear the Walking Dead” came in at a series low among adults 18-49 with its Season 2b premiere, but it was still enough to lead the demographic for the week of Aug. 21. The show’s 1.6 rating was three tenths of a point better than “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” which finished second. “Rizzoli & […]

Broadcast weekly Top 25: Olympics, ‘Superstore,’ ‘The Voice’ dominate the week of Aug. 15-21

The Summer Olympics may not have lived up to previous incarnations, but they still gave NBC a huge win for the week of Aug. 15-21. The network’s nightly broadcasts snagged all seven top spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers. Post-Olympics airings of “Superstore” (3.0) and “The Voice” (2.7) and the “Rio Gold” special (2.7) […]

Sunday cable ratings: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ returns to series low

“Fear the Walking Dead” began the second half of its second season at the top of Sunday’s cable ratings — but at the bottom of its series numbers. The show earned a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49, down three tenths of a point from its last episode in April and a series low. Starz’s “Power” […]

Saturday cable ratings: UFC, NASCAR and ‘Family Guy’ lead

A typically quiet day on cable was topped by sports and “Family Guy.” Two airings of the latter on Adult Swim led the 18-49 demographic for the day with 0.7 ratings. Preliminary bouts from UFC 202 on FS1 and rain-soaked coverage of NASCAR on NBC Sports Network each came in at 0.6. Top 100 cable […]

TV Ratings Monday: ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ score season highs

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 The numbers for Monday get back to their usual business now that the Summer Olympics have ended: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.0/7 6.96 Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.19 Mom (CBS) […]

Sunday final ratings: Olympics, ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ adjust up

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 The closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics was one of several shows to adjust up from its early ratings on Sunday. The ceremony adjusted up a tenth of a point to a 4.1 in adults 18-49, while “Rio Gold” preceding it moved up two […]

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