The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premiered on FX to 5.5 million Total Viewers, making it one of cable’s highest-rated series premieres of the past two years. On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast Wednesday, January 17 totaled 3.6 million Total Viewers, ranking it No. 3 among the 71 cable series premieres since January 2017, and No. 8 among the 158 cable series that have premiered since 2016.
As the Dow hit the momentous 26,000 mark during the week of January 15, Fox Business Network finished with 277,000 total viewers. Additionally, FBN scored the five top rated programs of the week, with Lou Dobbs Tonight as the most watched business program with 391,000 total viewers.
For the week ending January 19, CBS’ The Young and the Restless delivered 4.84 million viewers, its largest weekly audience in a year – since the week of January 6, 2017, according to Nielsen, Live + Same Day Ratings.
Univision’s new series Papa a Toda Madre averaged 1.8 million Total Viewers 2+, 835,000 A18-49 and 395,000 A18-34.
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of January 15, 2018
FOX: NFC Championship (1/21) 13.4/42
FOX: NFC Championship – Post Game (1/21) 6.3/20
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (1/18) 2.9/12
FOX: The Resident (1/21) 2.6/10
NBC: This Is Us (1/16) 2.5/9
CBS: Young Sheldon (1/18) 2.4/9
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (1/18) 2.3/9
NBC: Ellen’s Game of GMS (1/16) 2.2/8
ABC: The Bachelor (1/15) 1.8/6
ABC: Modern Family (1/17) 1.8/6
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of January 15, 2018
ABC Good Morning America 4.51 million total viewers, 1.2/11 and 1.48 million A25-54
NBC Today 4.46 million total viewers, 1.4/12 and 1.65 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.86 million total viewers, 0.9/9 and 1.08 million A25-54
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of January 15, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 10.38 million total viewers, 1.9/7 and 2.27 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 9.80 million total viewers, 2.0/8 and 2.36 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 7.43 million total viewers, 1.4/5 and 1.63 million A25-54
Broadcast Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of January 15, 2018
NBC The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon 2.62 million total viewers and .7/4 A18-49
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.15 million total viewers and .5/3 A18-49
CBS The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 3.31 million total viewers and .5/3 A18-49
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of January 15, 2018
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
24th Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT) 1099, 392, 707
WWE Monday Night Raw (USA) 230, 384, 274
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 458, 233, 225
The Bachelor (ABC) 448, 111, 336
49th NAACP Image Awards (TV One) 430, 249, 181
Supernatural (The CW) 400, 96, 304
Scandal (ABC) 293, 107, 187
WWE Smackdown! (USA) 272, 163, 109
WWE Monday Night Raw (USA) 262, 182, 80
Riverdale (The CW) 252, 39, 212
Source: Nielsen. Uniques and Interactions are a measure of total relevant U.S. social media activity grossed across Facebook and Twitter from three hours before through three hours after broadcast, local time. Includes primetime and late fringe programming with metrics available across social platforms on Broadcast and National Cable and excludes sports events.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, January 22, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 4.65 million
The Wall 5.72, Better Late Than Never 4.84, The Brave 3.39
ABC: 7.38 million
The Bachelor 6.32, The Good Doctor 9.49
CBS: 5.80 million
Kevin Can Wait 7.29, Man With a Plan 6.64, Superior Donuts 5.70, 9JKL 4.73, Scorpion 5.21
FOX: 4.22 million
Lucifer 3.78, The Resident 4.67
Telemundo: .85 million
Jose Jose 821,000, Sangre de mi Tierra 806,000, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote 958,000
Univision: 1 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.15, Papa y Toda Madre 1.11, Caer en Tentacion 872,000
CW: 1.54 million
Supergirl 2.03, Valor 1.05
Monday A19-49 Rating: ABC 1.8/6, FOX 1.0/4, NBC .9/3, CBS 1.0/4, UNI .6/2, TELE .5/2, CW .4/1
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment hired Chika Chukudebelu as VP, programming & diversity. She most recently served as director of original scripted programming at BET.
In an exec shakeup at All3Media America, Greg Lipstone is stepping down as CEO and Dan Donahue is exiting as COO, effective immediately. The business decision to change the company’s leadership is understood to be amicable, according to Deadline.
Mosheh Oinounou will become executive producer of the CBS Evening News With Jeff Glor beginning February 5, replacing Steve Capus, who is stepping down from the role. Oinounou joined CBS News in 2011 and served on the management team that created CBSN, among other benchmarks.
Katie Newman, formerly director of development and production at Lord & Miller’s 20th Century Fox TV-based production company, joined 3 Arts Entertainment as a manager.
Jason Abbruzzese is joining the NBC News Digital team as senior tech editor. He previously was a business editor at Mashable.
Data analytics company 605 appointed Sal Romanello as general counsel at 605. Romanello most recently was a partner in the complex commercial litigation practice group at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Annette Page joined research insights consultancy Three as a strategist in the firm’s Raleigh, NC, office. Page, most recently was VP at System1 Research.
Actor Simon Shelton, best known for donning the purple suit and playing Tinky Winky on Teletubbies, died January 17. He was 52. Shelton also starred in the ‘90s kids game show Incredible Games.
This Day in History: 1965 – Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which talk show was the inspiration for a British opera? The Jerry Springer Show inspired UK’s Jerry Springer: The Opera. Kudos to: Rachel Buchanan-NBCUniversal/NY; Eric Emeric-Showtime Networks, Inc./NY; Robert Fitzpatrick-(retired) NBCUniversal/NY; Jamie Euster-Endeavor/NY; Bill Graff-beIN Sports/Miami; Scott Jenkins- Gracenote/ Queensbury, NY; Dave Martinez-Electus/NY; Erik Neinstedt-The Walt Disney Co./OrlandoJames Ryan-A+E Networks/NY; Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NY; Emmett Walsh-A+E Networks/NY; Lisa Nordstrom-Compass Point Media/McCann/Minneapolis; Miriam Stocker-Black Entertainment Television/Detroit; Clare Taricska-Tribune Media/Cleveland; Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle/LA; Amy Kessler-Merola Opera Program/SF; Richard G. Murphy-Manor Productions/W. Toluca Lake, CA
Today’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the Camden family pet on Seventh Heaven? (Email [email protected] 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 Our Last Anagram: Be Beheld Vastly = Saved by the Bell. Kudos to: Michael Strauss-CoxReps/NY, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Miniseries Anagram: A Wet Man Thrive (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)