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[11/12/21 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Grows to Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC's "Shark Tank" ranked as Friday's No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (0.8/7).

[11/11/21 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Wins Wednesday as "The 55th Annual CMA Awards" Is Night's No. 1 Show
ABC's live broadcast of "The CMA Awards" ranked as Wednesday's No. 1 program in both Total Viewers (6.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.1/8).

[11/11/21 - 12:25 PM]
ESPN's NBA Viewership Up Double-Digits from 2020-21 Regular Season Average
Through 12 games, the NBA on ESPN is averaging 1,439,000 viewers, up 20 percent from the 2020-21 regular season average of 1,197,000 viewers.

[11/10/21 - 01:51 PM]
ABC's "The Rookie" and "A Million Little Things" Tie as Week's No. 1 Percentage Gainer in Total Viewers
The ABC dramas were the week's only two programs on the major networks to post triple-digit playback gains in Total Viewers.

[11/10/21 - 01:26 PM]
NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series Deliver Viewership Gains Across NBC Sports in 2021
NBC Sports' 2021 NASCAR Cup Series viewership across NBC and NBCSN produced a Total Audience Delivery of 2.562 million viewers.

[11/10/21 - 10:29 AM]
Viewers Have Watched More Than 166 Billion Minutes of CBS Entertainment, News and Sports Programming So Far This Season - Far More Than Any Other Broadcaster
The network's performance is also driven by the successful launches of its new shows, which make up four of the top six new series by minutes watched.

[11/10/21 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Wonder Years" Series Debut Jumps to a 2.56 Rating in Adults 18-49 After 35 Days of Viewing Across All Platforms
"The Wonder Years" soared to 8.0 million Total Viewers after 35 days of multiplatform viewing, marking an increase of +4.8 million viewers and a lift of +150% over its Live+Same Day average.

[11/09/21 - 03:01 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" Hits a 6-Month Single-Day High in Total Viewers with Friday's Annual Halloween Special
This year's annual Halloween broadcast also tied single-day season highs in both Households (1.8 rating) and Women 25-54 (0.8 rating).

[11/09/21 - 02:42 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football's" Week 9 Draws 12.2 Million Viewers; Up 18% Year-Over-Year and Delivers "MNF's" Seventh Consecutive Week of Audience Growth
"Monday Night Football" was the most-watched telecast of the night among households, viewers and all key demos: Men 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 and 55+, as well as persons 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 on ESPN.

[11/09/21 - 02:40 PM]
Hallmark Channel Is the Most-Watched Network in Fourth Quarter To-Date, Boosted by "Countdown to Christmas"
Since its launch on October 22, the franchise to-date has reached 24 million unduplicated Total Viewers, elevating the network to be the #1 most-watched during Total Day among Households, Women 18+, Women 18-49, Women 25-54, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers.

[11/09/21 - 12:25 PM]
LSU-Alabama Is ESPN's Most-Viewed Game Since 2019 as ESPN Networks Own Primetime in College Football's Week 10
Fueling the year-over-year growth were two compelling Southeastern Conference showdowns - LSU and Alabama on ESPN, and Tennessee at Kentucky on ESPN2.

[11/09/21 - 11:46 AM]
"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers for Week of Nov. 1
In addition, "Nightline" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

[11/08/21 - 01:47 PM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" Remains Premiere Week's #1 Entertainment Series in Live + 35 Days Ratings for Third Straight Year
Leading out of "The Masked Singer," the series premiere of "Alter Ego" ranks as this season's #1 new unscripted series in L35.

[11/08/21 - 12:59 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Off to Its Best Start Since 2014; Franchise's Audience Is Up Double Digits from Each of Last Five Seasons
The current season is averaging 13.7 million viewers a game, achieving its highest viewership since 2014 and is up double-digits from every season since 2015.

[11/08/21 - 12:06 PM]
"Foxtober" Delivers Record Numbers and Key Gains Across Linear and Digital Platforms
The World Series on FOX averaged 11,750,000 viewers for six games; while, for the month of October, the NFL on FOX averaged 17,457,000 viewers.

[11/02/21 - 03:11 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Week 8 Delivers 14 Million Viewers, Up Year-Over-Year for Sixth Consecutive Week
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" continues to shatter its own records, as the alternate telecast delivered its most-watched presentation to date.

[11/02/21 - 07:30 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" Wins Premiere Week in Live + 28 Days Ratings for Third Straight Year
Leading out of "The Masked Singer," the series premiere of "Alter Ego" ranks as this season's #1 new unscripted series.

[10/26/21 - 03:08 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Delivers Most-Watched Week 7 Game Since 2014, 12.9 Million Viewers Tune in for New Orleans at Seattle
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" (ESPN2) returned for the first time since Week 3, and, in doing so, delivered 1.6 million viewers, resulting in the Super Bowl-winning brothers now fronting ESPN's three most-watched alternate telecasts.

[10/26/21 - 12:36 PM]
BET Scores with 3.3 Million Viewers Tuned in to the Premiere of "Games People Play" Season Two and the New Episodes of Tyler Perry's Original Scripted Series on October 19
Additionally, all four originals grew their audience by double-digits L+3 vs. their Live + Same Day numbers.

[10/26/21 - 11:51 AM]
ESPN Networks Win the College Football Weekend, Airing Four Most-Watched Games of Week 8
Overall, ESPN networks were responsible for two-thirds of all college football game minutes watched in Week 8.

[10/25/21 - 03:05 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Opening Week Since 2017
The ESPN NBA doubleheader on Friday, October 22, averaged 1,893,000 viewers, up 26 percent from its opening week Friday doubleheader in 2019.

[10/22/21 - 01:44 PM]
Season Five of Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores" Wraps Up as #1 Scripted Series on Cable
The finale episode propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched network in Weekend Total Day among Women 18+, averaging 2.1 million Total Viewers and 226,000 Women 25-54.

[10/21/21 - 03:30 PM]
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Double Overtime Thriller is ESPN's Most-Watched Wednesday Season-Opening NBA Telecast in 18 Years
The telecast averaged 1.96 million viewers, peaking with 2.87 million viewers from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

[10/21/21 - 12:52 PM]
ESPN's NFL Studio Shows All Driving Year-Over-Year Audience Increases; Each Show Up Among Persons 18-24 and Other Key Demos
More than 1.2 million fans are tuning in to ESPN on NFL Sunday mornings, as "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET) is averaging 1,230,000 viewers a show, a 2% higher audience than last season.

[10/20/21 - 04:47 PM]
5.6 Million Viewers Tuned in to BET for the Premieres of Its Expansive Roster of Hit Drama and Comedy Series Last Week!
Last Tuesday night BET held the top three shows on cable for Black viewers 18-49, "The Oval" #1 including all of TV, "Assisted Living" #2, and "House of Payne" #3.

[10/20/21 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" emerged as Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show in Adults 18-49 (1.1/7), tying NBC's "Law & Order: SVU."

[10/20/21 - 11:03 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Annual "Fall Harvest" Event Concludes, Making the Network the #1 Most Watched on Weekends and #2 in Total Day
Overall, "Fall Harvest" featured six Saturday night original movie premieres which together averaged 1.5 million Households, 1.8 million Total Viewers and 194,000 Women 25-54.

[10/20/21 - 07:37 AM]
"A Million Little Things" Posts +250% Increase in L+7 Playback in Adults 18-49
"A Million Little Things" also more than doubled its overall audience after seven days of TV playback, soaring by 135% in Total Viewers (1.7 million to 4.0 million).

[10/19/21 - 03:01 PM]
Netflix Details Its Top 10 Series & Films to Date in Hours Viewed
The streaming service will shift to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.

[10/19/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Grows Year-Over-Year Viewership for Fourth Consecutive Week; 12.6 Million Watch Buffalo-Tennessee Week 6 Thriller
"Monday Night Football" is continuing a banner year, up 17% and 15% season-to-date from the 2020 and 2019 seasons (seven games), respectively, averaging 13.8 million viewers this season (six games).

[10/19/21 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Up Week to Week
"The Wonder Years" built over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.0 million) and held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4).

[10/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" Wins Week in L7 Ratings for First Time in Nearly Seven Years
The network also had the #1 drama ("9-1-1") and #1T unscripted series of the week ("The Masked Singer").

[10/15/21 - 09:55 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" & "9-1-1" Rank as Top Two Programs of Week Three of '21-'22 Season in L3 Ratings
"The Simpsons'" win marks the first time it has ranked as the week's #1 entertainment program in nearly seven years, while its lead-out, "The Great North" delivered its highest-rated episode ever.

[10/14/21 - 07:58 AM]
"Johnson" Season One Seen by 5.7 Million Viewers, Season Two Coming in 2022
The complete first season is available on Bounce's popular streaming service Brown Sugar, as are all Bounce originals.

[10/13/21 - 03:08 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
"Grey's Anatomy" was Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show for the 2nd week in a row in adults 18-49.

[10/13/21 - 12:42 PM]
"V/H/S/94" a Blockbuster Hit for Shudder - Service's Biggest Movie Premiere Ever
More members watched its debut in its opening weekend than any prior movie premiere on the service.

[10/12/21 - 03:10 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Colts-Ravens Matchup Generates 11.4 Million Viewers, Another Year-Over-Year Audience Increase
Season-to-date, "Monday Night Football" is up 20% from both 2020 and 2019 seasons, averaging 14 million viewers through the first five weeks of the season.

[10/12/21 - 03:01 PM]
"Squid Game" Has Officially Reached 111 Million Fans
Netflix confirms the drama is its biggest series launch ever.

[10/12/21 - 08:08 AM]
ABC Ranks as Tuesday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
After just three days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, "Bachelor in Paradise" averaged a 1.97 rating among Adults 18-49 this season, more than doubling its initial Live+Same Day rating.

[10/08/21 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network Among Adults 18-49
The season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was the week's No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49 (1.3/9).

[10/08/21 - 10:42 AM]
Season Premiere and 700th Episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" Builds by Double Digits Over Season Finale in Total Viewers
"Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" and "Supermarket Sweep" were also up from last week's season premieres.

[10/08/21 - 09:22 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" and "9-1-1" Win Week Two in L3 Ratings
Week two of "The Masked Singer" was Wednesday's #1 entertainment program in adults 18-49, outperforming its closest broadcast competitors by 8%.

[10/08/21 - 07:37 AM]
"Monday Night Football's" Week 1 Audience Jumps to 17 Million Viewers Following Nielsen Reporting Correction
The increased audience measurement is the result of an underreported ABC audience, as ABC's audience now stands at 8,605,000 viewers, a 1,712,000 viewer increase from the original reported number.

[10/07/21 - 02:27 PM]
The Electrifying 2021 "BET Hip Hop Awards" and Nostalgic "Rap City '21" Score Ratings Success with 1.4 Million Viewers Tuned in Last Tuesday Night and Generating Triple-Digit View Increases Across Digital Platforms
The annual celebration is the best performing "BET Hip Hop Awards" ever, with over 54M views to date across BET Digital platforms.

[10/07/21 - 11:26 AM]
FOX's "Our Kind of People" Becomes First Fall Broadcast Drama to Post Week-to-Week Growth in Six Years
The series grew 20% in week two among the Adults 18-49 L7 rating (vs. 0.5/4 L7 premiere).

[10/06/21 - 02:38 PM]
Most-Watched MLB Game on ESPN Platforms Since 1998: Boston Red Sox Defeat New York Yankees in "AL Wild Card Game Presented by Hankook Tire"
The game telecasts across ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 7.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

[10/05/21 - 03:11 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Week 4: Substantial 42% Year-Over-Year Audience Growth, as Raiders-Chargers Averages 12.9 Million Viewers
Despite the 35-minute kickoff delay and the 21-0 Chargers' halftime lead, the audience significantly outpaced last season's Week 4 game (Atlanta-Green Bay) and was also up 19% from the franchise's 2019 Week 4 game (Cincinnati-Pittsburgh).

[10/05/21 - 12:36 PM]
Powered by Its Drama Premieres, ABC Is Thursday's Most-Watched Network
ABC was also the night's No. 1 entertainment network with adults 18-49 (1.0/7).

[10/05/21 - 12:11 PM]
"The Tonight Show" Wins Late Night Demo Race for Week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1
The Wednesday, September 29 telecast with Maluma, Michael Gandolfini and musical guest Giveon, was the highest-rated telecast of the week among the three late-night competitors.

[10/05/21 - 12:03 PM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 in Viewers and Adults 25-54, Drawing Its Largest Audience Since January
The CBS newsmagazine's audience of 10.3 million viewers ranked as the week's #4 primetime program, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, October 4.







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[08/16/22 - 02:15 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
For the second week in a row, "Nightline" improved on the previous week in Total Viewers (+2% - 739,000 vs. 727,000) and Adults 18-49 (+25% - 170,000 vs. 136,000), hitting an 8-week high in Adults 18-49.

[08/16/22 - 01:57 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of August 8: "The Sandman" Is This Week's Most Viewed Title, "Day Shift" Clocks in at #1
Season three of "Never Have I Ever" debuted at #2 with 55.01M hours viewed and within the Top 10 in 81 countries.

[08/16/22 - 12:59 PM]
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wins Demo Derby Once Again
Against all original competition, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has now won three consecutive weeks in the 18-49 demo.

[08/15/22 - 11:48 AM]
ABC's "Press Your Luck" Scores Its Most-Watched Telecast Since July 2020
"Press Your Luck" also improved week to week by 20% among Adults 18-49 (0.6/6 vs. 0.5/6) to hit a new summer high.

[08/12/22 - 12:30 PM]
With Juggernaut "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" Premieres, VH1 Scores Its Highest Monday Prime Rating and Share in Over Two Years
The duo led VH1 to its highest Monday prime rating and share in over two years and dominated the night across social with 2.6M views.

[08/10/22 - 11:22 AM]
6.8 Million Unique Viewers Have Watched "On Patrol: Live" Since the Series Launch on July 22
With growing momentum since the premiere, the Saturday, August 6 telecast set new series bests in prime with 422,000 among adults 25-54 and 309,000 among adults 18-49 from 9pm - 12am.

[08/10/22 - 07:00 AM]
"Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" Reaches New Heights as the Most-Watched "Star Trek" Original Series Debut on Paramount+ Ever
The series is also off to a strong start internationally, ranking as one the top two most-watched original series on Paramount+ in the U.K.

[08/09/22 - 09:02 AM]
"Love Island USA" Becomes Most Streamed Unscripted Original Series on Peacock
In its first three weeks, Peacock's steamier and streamier version of "Love Island USA" has officially been crowned the most streamed original unscripted series on Peacock, and the third largest original launch overall on the platform.

[08/09/22 - 08:56 AM]
ABC Ties as No. 1 Network for 2nd Time in 3 Weeks in Adults 18-49
Driven by "The Bachelorette" and "Claim to Fame," ABC's Monday was the highest-rated night of the week in Adults 18-49 (0.8/8), tying NBC's Tuesday night (0.8/8).

[08/09/22 - 06:38 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of August 1: "The Gray Man" Enters Most Popular List; "The Sandman" Tops the TV List
Starring Tom Sturridge, the dark fantasy series appeared in the Top 10 in 89 countries.

[08/09/22 - 06:01 AM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Year Over Year Ratings Growth Among Key Demos in July
"Shark Week 34" (July 24-30) did not disappoint as the summer's most anticipated programming event delivered double digit (+10%) year over year ratings gains, marking the first time in four years (2018) that "Shark Week" delivered ratings growth.

[08/02/22 - 02:01 PM]
"Nightline" Is No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 3rd Straight Week
Season to date, "Nightline" is beating CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 for the 7th consecutive year - since the 2015-2016 season.

[08/02/22 - 01:07 PM]
"Christmas in July" Makes Hallmark Channel the #1 Most-Watched During Total Day and Primetime for the Month
The stunt's three all-new original movie premieres delivered the #1 most-watched original entertainment cable program every Saturday for three consecutive weeks among Households, Women 18+ and Total Viewers.

[08/02/22 - 11:01 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" Delivers Week-to-Week Increases Across the Board
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" ranked as the week's No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (1.5 rating-tie) and Women 25-54 (0.6 rating).

[08/02/22 - 09:07 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of July 25: "The Gray Man" and "Virgin River" Stay Atop the Film and TV Lists
"Stranger Things 4" and the Hawkins crew held on strong in the second spot with 57.72M hours viewed.