or


[12/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang" Rises in Latest Victory
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/17/15):

CBS (9.693 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its original mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.379 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1), "Life in Pieces" (11.174 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Mom" (9.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (7.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Elementary" (6.360 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

NBC (3.054 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with encores of "How Murray Saved Christmas" (2.170 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" (3.477 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) plus a special "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.517 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.743 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "Prep & Landing" (3.398 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" (3.225 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Modern Family" (3.215 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) alongside its annual "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015" (6.206 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up specials from "American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015" (2.687 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "World's Funniest" (1.779 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.118 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with its special "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball" (1.200 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.873 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.17% - Life in Pieces
+2.50% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Mom
-7.69% - Elementary
-10.53% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+78.26% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+49.25% - Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 (vs. Various)
+12.50% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. People Magazine Awards)
+8.70% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
+6.25% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The McCarthys)
+5.26% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-14.29% - Elementary
-33.33% - iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
-37.50% - American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015 (vs. Bones (Repeat))
-37.50% - World's Funniest (vs. Bones (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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/18/14):

CBS (8.705 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.672 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) followed by new episodes of "Mom" (10.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1), "Two and a Half Men" (8.947 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "The McCarthys" (7.100 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Elementary" (7.703 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

NBC (3.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home a distant second place with a new "The Biggest Loser" (3.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and the inaugural "People Magazine Awards" (3.672 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.684 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "Bones" (3.563 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a second "Bones" (3.804 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up a new "The Taste" (3.071 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a repeat "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.549 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) offered up its annual "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball" (1.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and a repeat of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.084 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.6 rating and the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Taste
-11.11% - The McCarthys
-12.50% - Elementary
-17.86% - Mom
-18.18% - The Biggest Loser
-24.00% - Two and a Half Men

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.87% - iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (vs. Various)
+55.56% - Elementary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+46.15% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones (Repeat))
+35.29% - Mom (vs. The Millers (Repeat))
23.08% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Sing-Off)
-48.39% - The Taste (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Repeat)/20/20: The Year)
-52.94% - People Magazine Awards (vs. Saturday Night Live Christmas (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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [december 2015]  
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
[01/22/21 - 12:37 PM]
"Walker" Rides Off with The CW's Most Watched Series Premiere in 5 Years
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, January 21.

[01/22/21 - 09:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Game Shows Hold Off Competition
The Alphabet continues to lead the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/21/21 - 08:01 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Inauguration Day
The network leads the night in total viewers, shares the adults 18-49 crown with ABC and FOX.

[01/21/21 - 07:00 AM]
"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for Third Consecutive Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 11.

[01/20/21 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "NCIS" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49 with its drama lineup.

[01/19/21 - 08:54 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "9-1-1" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among total viewers, shares the demo crown with ABC.

[01/19/21 - 01:31 AM]
French Netflix Original Series "Lupin" Projected to Be Seen by 70 Million Members Within First 28 Days
Series star Omar Sy broke the news on social media this morning.

[01/18/21 - 08:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Deliver Victory for FOX
The network's coverage towers over the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/16/21 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown; CBS Leads Total Viewers
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[01/15/21 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet's game show trio leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/14/21 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Return on Top for NBC
The network pulls into the top spots in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/13/21 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Adults 18-49
The network holds off the competition in the key demographic while CBS is the most-watched network overall.

[01/12/21 - 10:01 AM]
In Its First Four Weeks, More Than 41 Million Households Are Projected to Wax on for "Cobra Kai's" Third Season
Between all three seasons, 73 million households have checked out the show.

[01/12/21 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Competition with "The Bachelor"
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/11/21 - 08:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Surges with NFL Playoffs
The network cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.