NBC’s so-that’s-how-Jack-died episode of This Is Us had a series-high lift of 5.38 million viewers and season-high boost of 1.91 million among A18-49 in Live+3 Nielsens,
Sunday’s Grammys on CBS delivered 19.81 million viewers, down 24% from 2017’s February date but it was the most-watched primetime entertainment show since last year’s Academy Awards, and responsible for the second-highest sign-up day ever for streaming service CBS All Access.
Paramount Network, which replaced Spike on January 18, is up 93% among A18-49 and 85% in viewers versus the previous quarter. The net boasts limited series Waco drew 1.9 million viewers and 1.1 in the demo, the best-rated drama to debut on ad-supported cable since August, and a Michael Jackson-themed Lip Sync Battle topped basic cable in its time period with a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 1.2 among W18-49.
The premiere episode of TNT’s The Alienist has reached over 13 million viewers to date, TNT’s strongest series debut since 2012 and cable’s #1 new drama series this season in Live+3 delivery. The premiere telecast alone averaged 3.1 million total viewers and nearly 1 million among A18-49 in Live+3.
President Trump: The Piers Morgan Interview drew 3 million people to UK’s ITV, earning a 20% share and up 1 million viewers versus the time slot average.
Top 10 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of January 8, 2018
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
This Is Us (NBC) 2.7/5.0/+2.3
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.8/3.4+1.8
Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.1/4.9/+1.8
9-1-1 (Fox) 1.5/3.0/+1.5
Modern Family (ABC) 1.6/2.9/+1.3
Will & Grace (NBC) 1.1/2.4/+1.3
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/2.1/+1.1
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.8/3.7/+1.1
Chicago Fire (NBC) .9/2.0/+1.1
Chicago PD (NBC) 1.3/2.4/+1.1
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).
Portent.IO’s TV Appetite Score: Top 10 for the January 21-27, 2018
Black Mirror (Netflix) 98.99 -0.45
Black Lightning (The CW) 98.49 +0.12
Vikings (History) 97.8 +0.8
Britannia (Amazon Prime) 97.33 +4.06
Stranger Things (Netflix) 97.31 -0.35
The Good Doctor (ABC) 96.71 -0.86
Peaky Blinders (Netflix) 96.45 -1.2
The Alienist (TNT) 96.27 +19.98
The Crown (Netflix) 96.26 -1.28
Game of Thrones (HBO) 95.3 -0.27
Portent.IO tracks search and Wikipedia volume, social media, torrent peers/downloads to see the digital buzz for every major TV show across 13
Top 10 Primetime Shows based on Shareablee’s Video Power Index for the week of January 22, 2018
Show: VIPI, Video Actions, Video Views, Total Actions
Riverdale (CW): 1302, 1.6M, 518K, 4M
This Is Us (NBC) 1164, 816K, 14.4M, 1.3M
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1029, 1.1M, 13.4M, 1.7M
The Flash (CW) 552, 804K, 2M, 2M
Supernatural (CW) 516, 445K, 1.8M, 595K
Vikings (History) 320, 86K, 1.4M, 647K
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) 317, 240K, 1.6M, 386K
The Fosters (Freeform) 167, 288K, 819K, 506K
The X-Files (Fox) 134, 79K, 1M, 241K
Grown-ish (Freeform) 129, 279K, 156K, 496K
Shareablee’s VPI combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes video performance of primetime TV shows.
Shareablee Social TV Ratings: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of January 22, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros./synd.) 11118, 126, 88, 156643
E! News (E!) 9808m 935m 10, 32090
Riverdale (CW) 3987, 64, 62, 5583
The Flash (CW) 2008, 53, 38, 11514
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1665, 44, 38, 31430
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1489, 101, 15, 11002
This Is Us (NBC) 1339, 88, 15, 4470
The Tonight Show (NBC) 1318, 140, 9, 21444
Today Show (NBC) 1301, 631, 2, 12546
Good Morning America (ABC) 1026, 694, 1, 12406
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 number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers include Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, January 26, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 5.60 million
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo 4.40, Hawaii Five-0 5.56, Blue Bloods 6.85
NBC: 3.73 million
Blindspot 3.75, Taken 3.14, Dateline 4.30
ABC: 3.14 million
Child Support 4.11, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.27, 20/20 3.03
FOX: 2.75 million
Hell’s Kitchen 3.43, The Resident 2.07
UNIVISION: 1.06 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.18, Papa a Toda Madre 1.06, Caer en Tentacion .93
TELEMUNDO: .83 million
Jose Jose: Principe .71, Sangre de mi Tierra .82, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote .96
CW: .66 million
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend .65, Jane the Virgin .68
Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS .7/3, FOX .7/3, NBC .6/3, ABC .6/3, UNI .5/2, TELE .4/2, CW .2/1
WE tv announced changes to its programming and development leadership team. David Stefanou is now serving as the network’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, an expansion of his previous role as VP, development. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin has been promoted to Vice President, Original Programming from Executive Producer, and Kari McFarland joins WE tv from VH1 as Vice President, Original Programming.
Winona Meringolo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Development for ID. Meringolo, who has been with the network since 2011, was most recently Vice President.
Viacom International Media Networks appointed Chris Ellis as Vice President of Commercial and Business Development and Robyn Campbell as Programme Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Ellis was most recently a partner in Blue Road Group, while Campbell previously represented BBC Worldwide.
Oath tapped Kathryn Friedrich to serve as Chief Business Officer for RYOT Studio, and Karen Schmidt as Head of B2B Field Marketing. Friedrich was formerly Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Thrive Global, while Schmidt was VP Global Head of Sales Enablement at American Express.
Cineflix Media Inc. appointed Jimmy Baker to the role of Senior Vice President, Development, Cineflix Productions. Baker was most recently at Hat Trick Productions.
October Films hired Nathan Peachey as Group Finance Director and promoted Louis Mole to Head of Development US and Matt Dewar to Head of Development UK.
44 Blue Productions hired Dan Snook as Senior Vice President of Development. Snook joins 44 Blue Productions from Warner Bros./Shed Media, where he was SVP, Development.
Zoe Rudderman has been promoted to Editor, People Digital. Previously, Rudderman served as Executive Director of Content Strategy for the Entertainment, Style and Sports brands.
On This Day: 1948 – Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.
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