"Scandal" viewers learned the truth about Olivia Pope's mother Thursday night, and it looks like there were plenty of them. "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" had their midseason finales on ABC, and both series saw lifts in their total audiences and among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
The Fox show, down 14 percent from last Thursday, loses the common hour to NBC a cappella competition "The Sing Off." read more
From Rickey.org The Big Bang Theory had a 5.3 adult rating and 18.55 million viewers, the #1 and most watched show on Thursday. The rest of the numbers: The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
The fall finales of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" delivered ratings gains for ABC Thursday, with both shows growing in both viewers and adults 18-49. As usual, "The Big Bang Theory" was the night's top show.
CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
It’s been a weird fall television season, as we continue to adjust to the new reality of network TV: It no longer takes 10-12 million viewers to ensure renewal. In fact, if your show has the right amount of critical success, good buzz,...Show More Summary
Take even a cursory glance at the Nielsen ratings for TV’s dollar demo and two cable series will jump right out at you: AMC’s The Walking Dead and A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Of the top 50 telecasts for the year to date, The Walking Dead accounted for 16—including nine of the top 10—while Duck Dynasty boasted 22 entries. Show More Summary
At 8 o’clock, “Melissa & Joey” ranked as cable TV’s #1 telecast in the time period in Women 18-34 (379,000/1.1 rating)
The day's cable news TV ratings.
Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” delivered decisive wins during the late-night ratings week of Dec. 2-6 over their respective broadcast timeslot competition.
NBC's resurrected musical contest "The Sing-Off" fell Wednesday night from its debut, while ABC's comedies made up some ground in the ratings week to week. Among the major networks, it was CBS that won the night, though its shows' numbers are down.
Without a lead-in from "The Voice," NBC's other musical competition drops, and "Survivor" drives CBS to a nightly win. read more
The final "Modern Family" episode of the fall posted the show's best ratings in four weeks, leading the night in adults 18-49. Night two of "The Sing-Off" did OK for NBC, and "Arrow" was steady for The CW.
CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
ABC's dramas are down double digits, its lone fall hit slipping, "Modern Family" with no friends -- so why is the Peacock's punching-bag status not threatened? This story first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Show More Summary
For all the internet hatred rained down upon Carrie Underwood, the live-broadcast Sound of Music was a ratings hit, so of course NBC plans to do more live musicals. The busy minds at NYMag‘s Vulture blog have a list of suggestions, including at least one that would definitely attract a non-Walmart-target-demo audience: The Music Man [Read more...]
The sixth run of FX's top-rated original also fetches 3.5 million adults 18-49 during its Tuesday broadcast.
Tuesday's final broadcast primetime TV ratings.
The day's cable news TV ratings.