“The ReidOut,” Joy Reid’s new 7 p.m. MSNBC program, topped the time slot in total viewers with its Monday debut. Unfortunately, the new show still settled for a fairly distant third place among adults 25-54, which is the key demographic for companies advertising on news programming.Erin Burnett on CNN won the demo in the hour, when 384,000 of her 1.332 million total viewers were between the ages of 25 to 54, according to Nielsen estimates.Reid drew 2.627 million total viewers last night, with 285,000 of those coming from the key demo. That key-demo tally would technically not be last place on cable news if you counted HLN, but this is generally considered a three-horse race.Also Read: Former Fox News Anchor Alisyn Camerota Says Network Is 'Rotten to the Core' (Video)Reid’s overall audience sum made the “ReidOut” launch the second most-watched regularly scheduled episode in the MSNBC time slot ever. A “Hardball” episode from Sept. 27, 2018 drew 2.77 million total viewers.On Fox News Channel, “The Story” at 7 received 2.142 million total viewers, with 334,000 of them coming from the key demo. For the most recently completed quarter, Fox News won the hour in both the key demo and among total viewers.Monday’s “ReidOut” debut featured presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mayors Keisha Lance Bottoms and Lori Lightfoot. Tuesday’s episode will feature Sen. Kamala Harris and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.Also Read: Chris Matthews Admits Harassment Accusation That Led to His Ouster 'Was Highly Justified'Reid, the host of MSNBC’s weekend morning talk show “AM Joy,” took over at 7 p.m. for Chris Matthews, who resigned from the channel in March after being accused of sexual harassment.Matthews resigned March 3 following a week of bad press that began when he held a combative interview on Feb. 26 with then-Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren that was widely criticized as sexist. Among other things, Matthews was criticized for disregarding accusations of sexually inappropriate comments against Mike Bloomberg by a former employee and appearing to chastise Warren for saying she believed the accuser, whose account was corroborated by a coworker.But things got worse two days later, when journalist Laura Bassett publicly accused Matthews of making repeated sexist comments to her when she appeared on his show in 2016. Matthews apologized on-air to Bassett on the March 2 episode of “Hardball,” then abruptly announced his retirement. In April, he told Vanity Fair “I thought it was very credible and certainly within the person’s rights to write that article, of course. That was highly justified. Basically, as I said, to repeat myself, it’s inappropriate in the workplace to compliment somebody on their appearance, this is in the makeup chair, and I did it.”Read original story Joy Reid’s ‘ReidOut’ Debut Wins Time Slot for MSNBC in Total Viewers, but Loses in Key Demo At TheWrap
CNN’s public relations department responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump Tuesday and suggested he had “more important issues” to contend with than taking jabs at the success of the network’s primetime hosts.“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!” the president declared on Twitter, referring to CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo as “Fredo.”“Surely you have more important issues than TV ratings to address. But since you’ve made it a priority, we’ll correct the record,” came the reply from CNN’s PR shop. “@ChrisCuomo has had his highest ratings in history for the past two months.”Also Read: Fox News Wins Total Viewers for Weekend Protest Coverage, CNN Tops Key DemoMonthly Nielsen research ratings were released Tuesday, though the president’s statistic more closely matched one from a Daily Mail piece released over the weekend. Rather than monthly ratings, the Mail compared Cuomo’s peak with the previous week, reporting “Cuomo Prime Time” ratings plummeted 49% since he announced his coronavirus diagnosis in March.According to Tuesday’s new monthly ratings report from CNN, the network had its most-watched May ever in total-day and primetime viewership. “Cuomo Prime Time” was CNN’s top-rated program for the month among total viewers, bringing in an average of 1,948,000. In the advertiser-coveted age demographic of viewers 25-to-54, it saw an average of 513,000.Meanwhile, Trump-favored network Fox News hit some milestones, too, logging its 47th consecutive month in the top spot across all of cable in total-day viewership and 221st consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network in total viewers across both total-day and primetime.Read original story CNN Disputes Trump’s Chris Cuomo Jab: ‘Surely You Have More Important Issues Than TV Ratings’ At TheWrap
“The Masked Singer” was crowned No. 1 in TV ratings among the key demo Wednesday night, but couldn’t best NBC’s “Chicago” crossover in total primetime viewers, according to Nielsen.While the audience for Fox’s singing competition slipped double digits from the numbers put up by its week-ago episode, “Chicago Fire” saw its most-watched episode in a year.Find out who was under the Mouse mask on last night’s episode here.Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/7 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Masked Singer” scored a 1.7/9 and 6.7 million viewers. “Lego Masters” at 9 p.m. earned a 1.0/5 and 3.1 million viewers.Also Read: Why Former Viacom CFO's Huge Univision Deal Makes Sense: Just Look at TV RatingsNBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/6 and first in viewers with 8.4 million. At 8 p.m., “Chicago Med” posted a 1.2/6 and 8.5 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “Chicago Fire” kicked off its crossover with “Chicago PD” with an episode that pulled in a 1.2/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” ended that crossover at 10 p.m. with a 1.2/7 and 8.2 million viewers.CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 5.2 million. At 8 p.m., “Survivor” landed a 1.4/7 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “SEAL Team” had a 0.6/3 and 4.4 million viewers. Another episode at 10 p.m. got a 0.5/3 and 4 million viewers.ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/3. ABC was fourth in viewers with 2.6 million. Univision was fifth with 1.6 million.Also Read: CBS Dominates in Early Ratings With Dem Debate Topping 13 Million ViewersFor ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 p.m. opened primetime with a 0.8/4 and 3.8 million viewers. Following two repeats, “Single Parents” at 9:30 p.m. received a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., a special “Shark Tank” closed the night with a 0.5/3 and 1.5 million viewers.Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 994,000.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 649,000. At 8 p.m., “Riverdale” had a 0.2/1 and 699,000 viewers. At 9 p.m., “Nancy Drew” settled for a 0.1/1 and 599,000 viewers.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Beats NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Crossover in Demo Ratings – But Not in Viewers At TheWrap
Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was all anybody could talk about on Tuesday, but “Ellen’s Game of Games” showed up for NBC too.This third SOTU from the 45th president of the United States of America is currently down 26% in Big-4 broadcast viewers from his second. According to early Nielsen returns, CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox drew a combined 16 million viewers for the 2020 address. That tally is preliminary, however, and should be considered subject to (upward) adjustment.The comparable initial tally last year was 21.6 million across those four networks.Also Read: Mike Pence Says Pelosi Hit a 'New Low' When She Tore Up Trump's State of the Union SpeechNBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was second in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers, Fox was fourth with 3.2 million.For NBC, “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.0/5 and 5 million viewers. From 9 to 10, the Trump address pulled in a 0.9/4 and and 4.4 million viewers. The conclusion of his speech mixed with the channel’s analysis and the democrat response in the 10 p.m. hour averaged a 1.0/5 and 3.8 million viewers.For Fox, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” at 8 got a 0.8/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, the State of the Union received a 0.9/4 and 3.2 million viewers.Also Read: Ratings: Heavy Super Bowl LIV Promotion Powers '9-1-1: Lone Star,' 'Prodigal Son' to 30% GrowthCBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 4.8 million, ABC was third with 3.5 million.For CBS, following a rerun, the SOTU at 9 put up a 0.5/3 and 4.6 million viewers. The conclusion of Trump’s speech, the CBS analysis, and the democrat response in the 10 p.m. hour averaged a 0.5/3 and 3.9 million viewers.For ABC, following repeats, the Trump address had a 0.5/2 and 3.5 million viewers. The SOTU stuff from 10-11 received a 0.6/3 and 3.4 million viewers.Also Read: Fran Drescher Says Trump Demanded a Line Be Changed About His Net Worth When He Guest-Starred on 'The Nanny' (Video)Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.04 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.02 million.For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.2/1 and 788,000 viewers.Read original story Donald Trump’s 3rd State of the Union Address Tumbles in Broadcast TV Ratings At TheWrap
Fox News’ Sean Hannity netted his highest-rated broadcast ever when he spoke to President Donald Trump ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, which aired on Fox networks this year.According to early Nielsen data, the one-on-one interview during Super Bowl LIV’s preshow brought in 10.3 million viewers. Of those 10.3 million, 4.2 million viewers were in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic and 3.3 million were in the 18-49 demo.In 2019, CBS News’ Margaret Brennan interviewed Trump in that same 3:30 p.m. ET slot, bringing in a little over 8 million viewers ahead of that network’s broadcast of the NFL championship game. Of those viewers last year, 3.2 million were in the key 25-54 demo and 2.8 million were between 18-49.Also Read: Fox News' Sean Hannity Says Howard Stern 'Does Not Understand' Power of Believing in GodSuper Bowl LIV itself drew 102 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen, which counted Fox broadcasting and Fox Deportes as well as Fox’s, the NFL’s and Verizon’s digital properties. Fox’s broadcast channel racked up 99.9 million of the 102 million total average viewers, while Spanish-language sports channel Fox Deportes brought in another 757,000 viewers.Super Bowl LIV had a 41.6 household rating, and was watched in an average of 50.2 million homes. That’s 69% of the homes that had televisions in use at the time.Fox beat CBS in Super Bowl ratings as well as preshow presidential interview ratings, too. Sunday’s all-in audience was about 1.3% higher than 2019’s comparable number, when the big game aired on CBS’s network.Read original story Sean Hannity’s Pre-Super Bowl Trump Interview Scores Record 10.3 Million Viewers At TheWrap
Super Bowl LIV drew 102 million total viewers on Sunday, counting Fox, Fox Deportes and Fox’s, the NFL’s and Verizon’s digital properties. A(nother) postseason comeback victory by the Kansas City Chiefs kept eyeballs glued to the screen.Sunday’s all-in audience was about 1.3% higher than 2019’s comparable number. The 102-million tally made yesterday’s contest the 10th most-watched Super Bowl in history.Last year’s Super Bowl LIII received 98.2 million viewers on CBS alone, according to Nielsen, marking the first time since 2009 the big game hadn’t surpassed 100 million viewers. Counting streaming, the 2019 game tallied 100.7 million viewers. Those numbers were (both) down 5% from Super Bowl LII.Also Read: What Cable Show Is the Most Watched on Super Bowl Sunday?The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, 31-20. Read our full game recap here.Super Bowl LIV took place in Miami, Fla., with the Chiefs representing the AFC and 49ers the NFC. San Fran had finished the regular season at 13-3, Kansas City was 12-4.This was the first Super Bowl win for the Chiefs in 50 years. It was the first for head coach Andy Reid, who previously coached the Philadelphia Eagles.Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would shake off a rocky start and go on to become the game’s MVP. Each year, the Super Bowl is the MVP among all TV shows. The Oscars, which air on ABC this coming Sunday, will finish runner-up.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIVThe 2020 Super Bowl kicked off around 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. It ended at roughly 10:11 p.m. ET/7:11 p.m. PT.Fox’s Season 3 premiere of “The Masked Singer” followed last night’s Super Bowl. Read that recap — including the big reveal of who donned the Robot costume — here.“The Masked Singer” posted 23.7 million viewers and an 8.1 rating among adults 18-49. Not surprisingly, those numbers mark the unscripted series’ highest rating and largest audience of all time. They were improvements from last year’s debut of “The World’s Best” on CBS.Read original story Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million Viewers At TheWrap
Fox’s Season 3 premiere of “The Masked Singer” landed 23.7 million total viewers on Sunday, immediately following Super Bowl LIV.See where that ranks historically by clicking here.Last year, CBS launched “The World’s Best” out of Super Bowl LIII. The James Corden-hosted competition series drew 22.22 million total viewers. That was down 18% from the prior year’s “This Is Us” on NBC.On Sunday, Super Bowl LIV scored 102 million total viewers. Each year, the big game provides (by far) the biggest lead-in on all of television. Find our recap of the big game here. A(nother) late comeback victory by the Kansas City Chiefs kept eyeballs glued to the screen.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Season 3 Unmasks Its First Celebrity Masked Singer: And the Robot Is... (Video)Last night, rapper Lil Wayne was the first celebrity booted from Fox’s oddball singing competition. He was revealed to be the Robot. The emcee’s new album, “Funeral,” came out on Friday.“Beat Shazam” host Jamie Foxx was a guest judge on the premiere episode of Season 3.The third season lineup of “Masked Singer” contestants includes Llama, Banana, Miss Monster, Frog, Mouse, Robot, Kangaroo, White Tiger, Turtle, Astronaut, Swan, Kitty, Bear, Elephant, Rhino, T-Rex, Night Angel and Taco. Between those 18 competitors they’ve “amassed a combined 69 Grammy Award nominations, 88 Gold records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than 160 tattoos and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records,” according to Fox.Also Read: Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million ViewersAccording to Fox, the format will be changing slightly in season three. “The contestants will be split into three groups of six – Group A, B, and C. Group A will kick off the first three episodes as they whittle down from 6 to 3 singers,” the studio said in a statement. “Then we will meet Group B as they go from 6 to 3, then Group C. The final 9 contestants from these three groups will then come together and battle it out the rest of the season for the golden mask trophy. As always, one celebrity will still be unmasked in every episode, including the premiere.”A new episode of “The Masked Singer” will air Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox, which is the show’s regular night and time for the rest of the season.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIV At TheWrap
CNN’s Democratic presidential debate Tuesday drew 7.3 million total average viewers with 2.1 million in the key demographic between 25 and 54, according to the network. Additionally, the live stream of the debate had a total of 4 million live starts, translating to an average audience of 467,000 total viewers.Tuesday’s debate, co-hosted with the Des Moines Register in Iowa, was CNN’s third ahead of the 2020 election and was the seventh overall. It was broadcast live on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International, as well as streamed on CNN.com and DesMoinesRegister.com. The 7.1 million viewers tuned in to see former vice president Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, billionaire Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Also Read: Warren and Sanders Spar, Bloomberg's Twitter Trolls and 2 Other Highlights From 7th Democratic DebateIn November 2019, 10 candidates debated in Atlanta, Georgia, during the sixth Democratic debate, hosted by MSNBC. With 6.506 million overall viewers, it was the least-watched of the debates. CNN’s debate, the first of the year, outscored it Tuesday.Part of the appeal of Tuesday’s debate was its status as the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest in the Democratic presidential primary process in 2020. The caucus takes place Monday, Feb. 3.Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who appeared in the December debate, reached the donor requirement for the January debate but not the polling threshold (5 percent in at least four national or early-state surveys approved, or 7 percent in two early-state polls). He is still in the running.The debate was held one day after New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suspended his bid. Booker failed to qualify for the December debate.Read original story Latest Democratic Debate on CNN Tops Previous Two With 7.3 Million Viewers At TheWrap
The Season 8 — and Thursday — premiere for Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” halved the demo rating the sitcom opened to last time.To be fair to Fox, the previous season premiere marked the comedy’s highly anticipated comeback after ABC’s cancellation. It was also scheduled for the fall, not winter, which is generally the higher-rated portion of the traditional television season. But the Season 7 opener aired on a Friday, which is generally lower-rated than Thursday nights.Finally, last night’s season premiere was one hour long, the (semi-)comparable one in September 2018 was just 30 minutes.So it all depends on how you look at it.Also Read: Golden Globes 2020: Can the Awards Show Buck Ratings Trends Again?Anyway, Fox won primetime in the key demo but finished second in terms of total viewers. And “Last Man Standing” still provided a decent lead-in for new series “Deputy,” which did just fine.Fox was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Last Man Standing” at 8 premiered to a 0.9/5 and 5.2 million viewers. Those are down from September 2018’s 1.8 rating and 8.1 million total viewers. At 9, the debut of the new series “Deputy” had a 0.7/4 and 4.6 million viewers.ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 5 million. “What Is Jeopardy!” at 8 received a 0.9/5 and 7.8 million viewers. “The Great American Holiday Baking Show” from 9 to 11 closed out primetime, averaging a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers.Univision was third in ratings with a 0.5/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million. CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and third in viewers with 3.4 million, airing all reruns.Also Read: Ratings: New Year's Day 'Flirty Dancing' on Fox Falls Flat on Its FaceNBC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3. NBC had a 2 share, Telemundo had a 1. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 1.9 million, Telemundo was sixth with 840,000.For NBC, between reruns, “The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order” in the 9 o’clock hour got a 0.3/1 and 1.7 million viewers.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 553,000, airing repeats.Read original story Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Premiere Plummets in Ratings From Last Season At TheWrap
CNN’s Brian Stelter responded late Wednesday night to President Trump’s attacks on his show and his employer, saying Trump is “misinformed” by the media he consumes.In his nightly “Reliable Sources” newsletter, Stelter said “misleading ratings ’s get weaponized by Trumpworld.”Earlier Wednesday, Trump shared a Gateway Pundit post titled, “RATINGS CRASH: CNN’s Brian Stelter Just Fell To Embarrassing Low With Key Demo,” which borrowed heavily from Fox News’ digital reporting. Trump added, “Can’t believe @ATT keeps the management after yet another @CNN ratings dive. Nobody watching, NO CREDIBILITY! Maybe they should make changes at AT&T?”Also Read: Brian Stelter Defends CNN to Kellyanne Conway: 'We're Not Anti-Trump, We're Pro-Truth' (Video)In Stelter’s newsletter, he countered claims of poor ratings on his Sunday show, also called “Reliable Sources.” He wrote that in December, the program “was 1 in the 25- to 54-year-old demo in its time slot tenor five weeks, and Fox’s Show was 1 the other three weeks.”The Fox News article cited by Gateway Pundit and referenced by Stelter pointed out that the Dec. 22 episode of the CNN show averaged a new low of 85,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 demographic. In December overall, according to Nielsen ratings, “Reliable Sources” averaged 693,000 viewers with 152,000 in the demo. Fox News’ 11 a.m. ET competitor, “Media Buzz,” averaged 1.460 million viewers, of which 217,000 were in the demo.The problem CNN’s chief media correspondent identified wasn’t one with ratings so much as one with Trump’s sources of news.“So, no surprise, on Monday Fox’s website wrote about my lowest-rated week. I recognize they’ll never write about the other weeks. The result: Their readers are misled about the actual ratings race. Trump is now one of those misinformed readers, and he is spreading the info even more widely,” he wrote.Also Read: Trump Renews Attack on CNN's Chris Cuomo: 'I Should Release Some of His Dishonest Interviews'A representative for Fox News didn’t offer comment on Stelter’s statement.According to Nielsen ratings, “Reliable Sources” averaged 746,000 total viewers in 2019, and of those, 167,000 were in the advertiser-coveted 25-to-54 demographic. “Media Buzz,” averaged 1.340 million total viewers, 226,000 of whom were in the demo.Stelter acknowledged Fox News’ ratings success in his newsletter response to Trump.“The pro-Trump media invested in a narrative that proclaims other sources of news are dead or dying,” he wrote. “I’ve seen countless MAGA tweets cheering the imminent demise of CNN and MSNBC, when in fact ratings for al the cablers remain strong. Fox News is the highest-rated of all.”Read original story CNN’s Brian Stelter Responds to Trump Ratings Attack: President Is ‘Misinformed’ At TheWrap
NBC’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast drew 22.1 million total viewers on Thursday.That’s down from last year’s audience of 23.7 million, a decline of just under 7%, according to Nielsen.Among adults 18-49, the parade drew a 5.49 rating, making it the highest-rated entertainment program since the Oscars back in February. Year-over-year, the parade is down 8% in the demo, with the 2018 parade scoring a 5.98 rating.Also Read: 10 All-Time Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade FailsAs it did last year, the 2019 “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” broadcast came in as the third most-watched entertainment program of 2019 so far, behind only the Oscars and the post-Super Bowl episode of CBS’s “World’s Best.” (In 2018, the 2 program was the post-Super Bowl episode of “This Is Us.”)The parade once again topped the Grammys in total viewers (22.1 million vs. 20.0 million), but failed to out-rate Music’s Biggest Night in the key 18-49 demo, a feat the parade pulled off for the first time ever in 2018.Following the parade, NBC’s telecast of “The National Dog Show” drew 11.4 million total viewers, marking a 2% growth over last year’s 11.2 million. The dog show also came in up 4% in the demo, with a 2.80 rating vs. last year’s 2.70.Read original story Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Draws 22.1 Million Viewers, Down 7% From 2018 At TheWrap
Donald Trump Jr.’s recent appearance on “The View” is still providing fireworks. Thursday’s episode led the ABC daytime talk show to its most-watched week in more than six months.“The View” averaged 2.689 million total viewers last week, according to Nielsen. That was 6% better than the prior week and a new season-high.Trump Jr.’s episode itself was the show’s most-watched in more than six months, with 3.021 million viewers. In addition to Trump Jr. as a special attraction, “The View” also celebrated its 5,000th episode that day.Also Read: Donald Trump Jr. vs 'The View': 5 Most Heated Moments in Daytime ShowdownThe most recent episode of “The View” to reach a larger TV audience than Trump Jr.’s came on April 26, 2019, which was Joe Biden’s first appearance since he announced intentions to run for president in 2020. (Yes, against Donald Trump Sr.)That same week was the last to draw more eyeballs than this one.Last week, “The View” averaged 380,000 women 25-54, which is its key demographic. Among women 18-49, “The View” brought in 275,000 viewers.Also Read: That Time Joy Behar Wore 'Darker' Makeup to Dress as a 'Beautiful African Woman' in the '70s (Video)Season-to-date, “The View” ranks fourth out of 21 syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs. Its 2.590 million viewer average is behind only “Dr. Phil” (3.452 million), “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (2.722 million) and “Ellen” (2.668 million).All numbers in this story come from Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings metric.Read original story Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months At TheWrap
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” grew its overall audience last night with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s elimination, but Fox finished first in the key adults 18-49 demographic.Fox was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “9-1-1” earned a 1.3/5 and 6.5 million. “Prodigal Son” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million.ABC and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. ABC was first in total viewers with 6.8 million, NBC was second with 6.3 million.Also Read: Sean Spicer Eliminated From 'Dancing With the Stars'For ABC, “DWTS” from 8 to 10 averaged 1.0/5 and 7.2 million viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 got a 0.8/4 and 6 million viewers. Tuesday marked the first day of ABC’s plan to no longer report Live + Same Day TV ratings.For NBC, “The Voice” from 8-10 landed a 1.2/5 and 7.5 million viewers. At 10, “Bluff City Law” managed a 0.5/2 and 3.7 million viewers.CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6 and in viewers with 4.3 million, airing all reruns.Also Read: ABC Follows Fox (4 Years Later) in Swearing Off 'Live + Same Day' TV RatingsTelemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 739,000. “All American” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 760,000 viewers. At 9, “Black Lightning” got a 0.2/1 and 718,000 viewers.Read original story Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Viewership Rises With Sean Spicer’s Elimination At TheWrap
The film is rated M in New Zealand — “unrestricted, suitable for 16 years and over” — similar to its classification in Australia.
'Harley and the Davidsons' wrapped its three nights on Discovery Channel with the biggest premiere telecast numbers in more than three years for a single-network miniseries on cable (dating back to History Channel’s 'The Bible').
According to Entertainment Weekly, the 88th Academy Awards may have hit an eight-year low when it comes to TV ratings last night… despite a great reception for host, Chris Rock. “Nielsen’s preliminary number has the 88th annual Academy Awards at a 23.1 household rating among major markets and a 37 share, dipping slightly from last year,” they revealed. Of course, Oscar host Chris Rock really pulled it out of the bag, despite significant negativity in the run-up to the awards, surrounding the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
Blue Valentine, a raw and affecting drama about a young couple’s crumbling marriage, contained little in the way of sex or violence. Just weeks before it opened, the film was given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA ratings board. Thanks to a fierce fight from distributor Harvey Weinstein, the rating was changed to R, but the controversy had lasting repercussions — both positive and negative — for both Blue Valentine and its director.
The U.K. version of the MPAA stepped into a bear trap earlier this week when it issued its parental guidance advice on the upcoming big-screen version of Paddington. The group warned of “dangerous behavior, mild threat, mild sex references and mild bad language.” The Daily Mail immediately reached out to the 88-year old creator of the Paddington children’s book series, Michael Bond, who was scandalized by the news about his beloved bear’s movie debut. “I’d be very upset,” said Bond, who hadn’t yet seen the film.