or


[08/18/20 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers; FOX, NBC Share Demo Honors
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/17/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

NBC (2.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and FOX (2.075 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) shared the demo honors as the latter served up repeats of "9-1-1" (2.160 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (1.989 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

The former then aired a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.513 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and its "NBC News Special: 2020 Democratic Convention" (1.909 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Next up was CBS (2.484 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "The Neighborhood" (3.641 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.436 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "All Rise" (2.177 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) plus "CBS News: 2020 America Decides: Democratic Convention" (1.737 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.102 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up repeats of "Holey Moley" (2.151 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "To Tell the Truth" (2.034 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) alongside "The Democratic National Convention - Your Voice/Your Vote 2020 " (2.123 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.974 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) plus a new "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.905 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 8/3/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?/I Ship It)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/19/19):

ABC (4.052 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Grand Hotel" (2.599 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

NBC (4.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then had to settle for second with fresh installments of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.172 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the season finale of "Beat Shazam" (2.582 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.274 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.968 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (3.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "The Big Bang Theory" (3.133 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (3.459 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Mom" (3.158 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool" (2.316 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.244 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.925 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) led into the debut of "I Ship It" (0.429 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - Grand Hotel
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 8/5/19)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 8/5/19)
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Grand Hotel (vs. The Proposal)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-75.00% - I Ship It (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 with an encore in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [august 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[12/02/20 - 12:05 PM]
College Football Catapults Viewership Across ESPN Networks to Register Record Thanksgiving Weekend
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28.

[12/02/20 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet once again leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[12/01/20 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Disney Holiday Singalong" Sparks ABC Victory
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/30/20 - 04:00 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues Reign for NBC
The network easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS leads the night in total viewers.

[11/24/20 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet edges NBC among adults 18-49 however the Peacock network leads the night in total viewers.

[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Wins November Sweep Period
NBC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
For the First Time in 5 Years, "20/20" Is Friday's No. 1 Newsmagazine During November 2020 Sweep in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night with "Sunday Night Football"
The network cruises to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/23/20 - 08:02 AM]
A Record-Setting 62 Million Households Chose to Watch "The Queen's Gambit" in Its First 28 Days
Said numbers make it Netflix's biggest scripted limited series to date.

[11/22/20 - 09:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Lifts ABC to Victory
The Alphabet once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/21/20 - 08:51 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share in Adults 18-49 Honors
Said duo tops demos while NBC is the most-watched network last night.

[11/20/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Delivers Another FOX Win
The network once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/19/20 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Rises in Latest FOX Demo Victory
The network takes home the adults 18-49 honors while NBC is the most-watched network overall.

[11/18/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos in Latest Wave of Premieres
"The Bachelorette" leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS tops total viewers with the return of its drama trio.