ABC’s 10p James Comey interview on Sunday delivered 9.8 million viewers and a 1.7/6 among A18-49, ABC’s top news program telecast in 3 years in total viewers and in nearly 2 ½ years (since Caitlyn Jenner) in the demo. Comey lead-in was American Idol, hitting a series low 1.3 rating and 6.3 million viewers opposite CBS’s Academy of Country Music Awards, but up 152% in viewers and 86% among A18-49 versus the same time last year.
EstrellaTV is up 12% in the Prime daypart during 1Q18 among A18-49 as compared to same period last year and +26% versus same period in 2016, according to Nielsen.
Top 13 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of March 26, 2018
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
Roseanne (ABC) 5.2/8.1/+2.9
Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.5/4.2/+1.7
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.7/3.3/+1.6
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.8/3.2/+1.4
Modern Family (ABC) 1.4/2.6/+1.2
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.0/3.2/+1.2
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.0/2.1/+1.1
Will & Grace (NBC) 9/1.9/+1.0
Scandal (ABC) .8/1.7/+.9
S.W.A.T. (CBS .8/1.7/+.9
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.1/2.0/+.9
Empire (Fox) 2.0/2.9/+.9
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/1.9/+.9
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of April 9, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
E! News (E!) 10894, 722, 15, 32870
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2984, 71, 42, 31909
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 2245, 142, 16, 4551
TMZ (Warner Bros. synd.) 1616, 1286, 1, 14332
American Idol (ABC) 1607, 284, 6, 16241
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1352, 92, 15, 11168
Supernatural (CW) 995, 30, 33, 22396
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 914, 143, 6, 16009
The Flash (CW) 831, 39, 21, 11643
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 735, 57, 13, 2730
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, April 6, 2018 time period averages
Source: Nielsen, Live+SD
CBS: 7.37 million
MacGyver 6.38, Hawaii Five-0 7.48, Blue Bloods 8.25
NBC: 3.81 million
Taken 3.01, Dateline 4.21
FOX: 2.89 million
MasterChef Junior 2.89
ABC: 1.96 million
Once Upon a Time 2.18, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.82, 20/20 1.89
UNIVISION: .96 million
Rico y Lazaro .97, Papa a Toda Madre .92, Por Amar Sin Ley .99
CW: .62 million
Penn & Teller: April Fool Us Day .84, Jane the Virgin .57
Mi Familia Perfecta .60, Al Otro Lado del Muro .75, Enemigo Intimo .94
Friday A18-49: CBS .8/4, FOX .7.3, NBC .5/2, ABC .4/2, UNI .4/2, TELE .4/2, CW .2/1
Digital media company LiveXLive appointed Michael Zemetra as Chief Financial Officer. Zemetra most recently served as the divisional chief financial officer for the business cloud division of j2 Global. “I’m excited to take on this new role at LiveXLive during an incredible time of growth in digital media,” Zemetra tells Cynopsis, “and look forward to helping our company scale as we continue to achieve significant benchmarks.” Said CEO Robert Ellin, “We are confident that Michael will be an important leader to help guide LiveXLive as we continue to grow our business verticals across music, entertainment and digital medias.”
Vishnu Athreya was upped to Senior Vice President, Programming at Cartoon Network. Athreya adds series development for Boomerang to his purview.
Management and production company The Cartel appointed former President of Brownstone Entertainment and Fascination Street Drew Brown as Head of Television. Brown will be based in the company’s LA office.
Harry Anderson , known for playing Judge Harry T. Stone on Night Court and later Dave Barry on Dave’s World, was found dead yesterday morning at his home in Asheville NC. His big break came as Harry “The Hat” Gittes on Cheers, in later years he returned to his first love, magic. Harry Anderson was 65.
On This Day: 1861 – Virginia seceded from the Union.
Answer to yesterday’s Trivia Question: Jennifer Garner starred in what TV drama spin-off? Party of Five spin-off Time of Your Life (1999-2000). Kudos to: Tim Dempsey-Fox Networks Group/NYC, Andrew Goldman-Ownzones Media Network/NYC, Paul Schur-Animal Planet/NYC, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Eric Litt-Tribune Broadcasting/Chicago, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question: Which comedy spin-off series included a character revealed in season 2 to have Asberger syndrome? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
Answer to Friday’s Anagram: An Indulgent Scot = Consenting Adult. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL
Emmy Winning Series Anagram: Rarest Honeydew (Email email@example.com with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)