On Animal Planet during 2Q18, the new season of Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet averaged 1.4 million Total Viewers P2+ for the quarter; The Zoo averaged 1.3 million P2+. Animal Planet’s June Prime ratings grew +2% over last year among A25-54 and total Prime Time viewership (P2+) was up double digits (+13%), the largest year-over-year Prime viewership growth for the network since March 2017.
Science Channel had its highest rated June ever, with primetime and total day highs in 2Q18 among Adults and Males 25-54 and total viewers P2+.
History’s Evel Live on Sunday night was the #1 cable special of the year with total viewers (3.5 million) and A25-54 (1.6 million), excluding news and sports, according to Nielsen. With 1.2 million A18-49 tuned in during the three-hour event, it was also History’s best premiere special among key demos since Gettysburg in May 2011.
Comedy Central notched its sixth consecutive month of ratings growth among A18-49, with June up +11% in primetime.
The season five premiere of Starz drama Power more than doubled the acquisition and viewership performance from season 4 on the Starz app, driving a 40% increase in On Demand viewing on premiere night. The Starz app saw 110% more new and returning customers sign up over premiere weekend versus the previous period last year.
ABC won Sunday for the 6th straight week with its game show lineup, with .9/4 among A18-49 for Celebrity Family Feud (the night’s most-watched entertainment program/ 6.3 million viewers), The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth.
Velocity had its most-watched second quarter and June in its nearly seven-year history among Men 18+ and P18+, with its 23rd consecutive quarter of year-over-year primetime and total day delivery growth in P18+ and Persons.
TVision’s Monthly Attention Index for Primetime Broadcast, Cable, Primetime, First-Run Live +SD Shows in June
Chopped (Food Network) 150.6
Good Bones (HGTV) 148.1
Brother vs. Brother (HGTV) 146.3
Southern Charm (Bravo) 138.2
Flip or Flop (HGTV) 134.6
Match Game (ABC) 136.7
World of Dance (NBC) 130.6
Fordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back (Fox) 127.1
Taken (NBC) 123.4
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 123.2
TVision measures actual eyes on screen attention from an opt-in panel of 7500 people at 2000 U.S. households, second by second with privacy safe facial recognition technology.
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of July 2, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
E! News (E!) 9616, 551, 17, 33740
Today Show (NBC) 1071, 525, 2, 12827
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.) 999, 557, 2, 14858
Fox & Friends (Fox News) 902, 321, 3, 4083
Undisputed (FS1) 747, 128, 6, 906
Good Morning America (ABC) 726, 608, 1, 12 636
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/synd.) 644, 513, 1, 7327
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) 409, 36, 11, 12285
NBC Nightly News (NBC) 381, 746, .5, 4589
Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN) 359, 187, 3, 3784
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) July 6, 2018 time period averages
Source: Nielsen, Live+SD
CBS: 3.81 million
Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition 3.35, Hawaii Five-0 3.60, Blue Bloods 4.49
American Ninja Warrior 2.75, Dateline 3.13
ABC: 2.83 million
Quantico 2.76, What Would You Do? 2.64, 20/20 3.10
UNIVISION: 1.0 million
Rico y Lazaro .97, Bella y las Bestias .92, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.11
FOX: .91 million
Big3 Basketball .91
TELEMUNDO: .83 million
Mi Familia Perfecta .63, Sin Senos SI Hay .84, Senor de los Cielos 1.01
CW: 1.00 million
Masters of Illusion 1.09, Penn & Teller: Fool Us .96
Friday A18-49: NBC .6/3, ABC .5/3, TELE .5/3, CBS .4/2, UNI .4/2, OX .3/1, CW .2/1
Hania Poole has been promoted to Senior Vice President of NCAA Digital and General Manager of Bleacher Report (B/R) Live. In her expanded role, Poole will continue to oversee all aspects of NCAA Digital and the recently launched B/R Live, Turner’s premium live sports streaming service.
Catherine Mackin was hired as Managing Director of Acorn Media Enterprises, the UK-based division for Acorn TV. Most recently, Mackin was Director of Programme Acquisitions at UKTV.
Crown Media Family Networks tapped Revella Cook and Margaret Johnson to serve in the newly-created positions of directors of business and legal affairs. Cook joins Crown Media from ABC Television, where she served as attorney, while Johnson comes from Madison Wells Media, where she was counsel for business and legal affairs.
Sarah Nathanson was appointed Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs at Vancouver-based multiplatform entertainment company Thunderbird. Previously, Nathanson was Director, Business & Legal Affairs at DHX Media.
Greg Goldman is exiting Studio Lambert USA. Jack Burgess, SVP, Development and Current in LA, will assume acting responsibility. “I want to thank Greg for the many ways he has driven our business in the US,” said CEO Stephen Lambert. “Greg wants to pursue new challenges and I wish him great success.”
On This Day: 1991 – Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected President of the Russian Federation.
Answer to the Last Trivia Question: Which series, axed after two episodes, was the first network cancellation of the 2009-2010 season? The CW’s The Beautiful Life: TBL. Kudos to: Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Traci Liner-Endeavor/NYC, Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, David Westberg/SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA
Today’s Trivia Question: What was the last U.S. commercial network series to debut in black and white? (Email email@example.com 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 Yesterday’s Anagram: I Chimed A Lot = ATL Homicide. Kudos to: Mandy Ledbetter-Discovery/NYC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Reality Show Anagram: Dude Ate Trough (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)