During the fourth week of the new season, ABC claimed more of the week’s Top 10 gainers in L+7 playback among A18-49 than any other network, with four programs: The Good Doctor (+2.1 rating points), Modern Family (+1.3), How to Get Away with Murder (+1.1) and Designated Survivor (+1.1).
Investigation Discovery celebrated its best October ever for delivery of total viewers (P2+) in prime and the network is on track for its best year ever, according to Nielsen data. Year to date, ID is the No. 1 ad-supported cable network for W25-54 and No. 2 network for A25-54 in total day delivery. Top series for the month included Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (1.8 million P2+) and Shattered (nearly 1.5 million P2+).
SHAREABLE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of October 30, 2017
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.) 22554, 140, 161, 152635
E! News (E!) 5447, 770, 7, 31191
Riverdale (CW) 2866, 66, 43, 4415
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2586, 64, 40, 30505
The Walking Dead (AMC) 1991, 78, 25, 49802
Today Show (NBC) 1719, 623, 2, 12246
Shameless (Showtime) 1619, 107, 15, 4923
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 1608, 127, 12, 21004
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1459, 119, 12, 10773
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1433, 159, 9, 15345
Source: Shareablee Inc. The total actions metric includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average e number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers includes Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers
Top 12 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of October 30, 2017
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
This Is Us (NBC) 2.9/5.3/2.3
The Good Doctor (ABC) 2.0/4.1/2.1
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.8/4.4/1.6
Will & Grace (NBC) 1.7/3.3/1.6
Modern Family (ABC) 1.7/3.0/1.3
Designated Survivor (ABC) .8/1.9/1.1
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) .9/2.0/1.1
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/2.1/1.1
Chicago PD (NBC) 1.1/2.2/1.1
Scandal (ABC) 1.1/2.1/1.0
The Gifted (Fox) 1.1/2.1/1.0
Empire (Fox) 1.8/2.8/1.0
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.1/2.1/1.0
Law and Order: SVU (CBS) 1.2/2.2/1.0
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, November 5, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
America’s Funniest Home Videos 4.43, Shark Tank 4.01, Shark Tank 3.33
Football Night in America 9.15, Sunday Night Football 11.67
60 Minutes 14.46, Wisdom of the Crowd 7.98, NCIS: Los Angeles 7.79, Madam Secretary 6.08
The Simpsons 2.94, Ghosted 2.46, Family Guy 2.30, The Last Man on Earth 1.94
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.32, Mi Marida Tien Familia 1.66, Dejat Caer Tentacion 1.30
Jenni R: Mariposa 1.48, Sin Senos Si Hay 1.63, Mejor SRA Acero 1.31
Sunday A19-49 Analysis CBS 1.9/7, ABC .7/3, NBC 3.6/12, TELE .5/2, UNI .8/3, FOX 1.2/4, CW .4/2
Chris Long, programming head of AT&T Audience Network for almost two decades, is exiting the company. Long started at Audience when it was owned by DirecTV and remained at the helm following AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV. “For the past 18 years I’ve felt an extraordinary degree of good fortune and pride in building the Audience Network into what is has become today—a creative, quality haven for talent on both sides of the camera,” said Long. “And I’ve been blessed to have worked alongside a team that is second to none. I wish them all the very best moving forward—because I’ll be watching.” AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner is pending.
Univision News appointed John B. Perez to the post of SVP, production and technical operations. Perez comes to Univision News from Univision Network, where he most recently, he was VP of production operations for the network’s Entertainment, News, and Sports divisions.
ABC Studios International tapped former NBCUniversal International Studios exec Guy Sheppard as head of business affairs.
This Day in History: 1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
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