Retitled Olympic versions of Entertainment Tonight (2.8, Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 4% from the week before) and Inside Edition (2.8, up 4%) both picked up speed and were deadlocked. Meanwhile, next day coverage of the 90th Academy Awards on March 5 ignited several of the entertainment magazines. Entertainment Tonight (3.6/6 primary run weighted metered market average, up 12% from its year-ago time period average) took Oscar ratings honors among magazines. Extra (1.8/4 up 13%) also saw growth over last year’s averages. Also, Kelly and Ryan’s Live After Oscar Show (3.0/10, up 25%) earned its highest rating of the season on March 5.
The renamed Dr. Phil Olympic episodes (3.1, up 7%) opened up a wider lead in talk shows. Live with Kelly and Ryan- Olympics (2.3, steady) maintained its hold on second place. Other big movers among the top ten in the category were Dr. Oz-Olympics (1.1, up 22%) and first run true crime leader Crime Watch Daily (1.0, up 11%).
The Judge Judy-Olympic week (7.3, up 14%) overcame stiff competition from the Winter Games and was the top strip in syndication by a substantial margin. In addition, Hot Bench-Olympics (2.5, up 14%) finished as the third highest strip in daytime.
Through its first 10 telecasts Disney Channel’s ZOMBIES reached 12.8 million Total Viewers, including 4.0 million Kids 6-11. In other metrics, ZOMBIES is the net’s #1 video-on-demand property and has been #1 on the DisneyNOW app since its February 16 premiere.
FOX Business Network continued its winning streak over CNBC, sweeping the network in Business Day and Market Hour viewers during the week of February 26, according to Nielsen Media Research. Surrounding the announcement of President Trump’s plan for aluminum and steel tariffs, FBN Business Day coverage saw a 9 percent advantage over CNBC with 214,000 total viewers compared to 196,000 for the week, and a 7 percent advantage in the A24-54 demo with 32,000 viewers compared to CNBC’s 30,000 for the week.
Monday’s premiere of Por Amar Sin Ley on Univision reached 2.9 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned in to all or part of it. The series averaged 1.6 million Total Viewers 2+, 619,000 A18-49 and 294,000 A18-34.
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of February 26, 2018
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
The Oscars (ABC) 22981, 6463, 5408, 11110
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 1325, 192, 897, 236
WWE Smackdown! (USA) 1263, 69, 1052, 142
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) 1106, 15, 856,236
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 791, 123, 347, 321
The Walking Dead (AMC) 789, 211, 442, 136
The Voice (NBC) 686, 368, 221, 98
Scandal (ABC) 654, 120, 210, 324
This Is Us (NBC) 636,178, 348, 110
The Bachelor (ABC) 607,132, 141, 334
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of February 26, 2018
ABC: The Oscars 6.8/25
ABC: Live from the Red Carpet 3 3.2/13
NBC: The Voice 2.8/11
CBS: The Big Bang Theory 2.5/11
NBC: This Is Us 2.5/9
NBC: The Voice 2.4/10
CBS: Young Sheldon 2.1/9
ABC: Live from the Red Carpet 2 2.1/10
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy 2.0/8
ABC: The Bachelor 1.8/7
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 2/19/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.3 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.8 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.1 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.9 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.1 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.5 AA
Live Olympics (DAD) 2.3 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.3 AA
Top 12 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 2/19/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.0 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.2 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.0 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 0.7 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
The Last Man Standing (2/T) 0.7 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.7 AA
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of February 26, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 9.01 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1.86 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8.45 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.95 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.51 million total viewers; 1.1/5 and 1.36 million A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of February 26, 2018
ABC: Good Morning America 4.27 million total viewers; 1.1/10 and 1,334,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 4.24 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,504,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.42 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 911,000 A25-54
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings March 4, 2018
NBC Meet the Press 3.41 million total viewers; 0.8 and 956,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 3.30 million total viewers; 0.6 and 713,000 A25-54
ABC This Week 2.90 million total viewers; 0.7 and 823,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2 1.98 million total viewers; 0.4 and 437,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday 1.44 million total viewers; 0.3 and 417,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of February 26, 2018
CBS: The Late Show 3.15 million total viewers; 0.43/3 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.62 million total viewers; 0.63/4 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.83 million total viewers; 0.39/3 among A18-49
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, March 5, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.5 million
The Voice 11.62, Good Girls 5.36
ABC: 7.94 million
The Bachelor 7.94
CBS: 5.47 million
Kevin Can Wait 6.31, Man with a Plan 5.90, Superior Donuts 5.17, Livingly Biblically 4.48, Scorpion 5.51
FOX: 3.61 million
Lucifer 3.13, The Resident 4.08
CW: 0.98 million
Legends of Tomorrow 1.19, iZombie 0.77
UNI: 1.12 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.27, Papa a toda madre 1.01, Caer en Tentacion 1.08
TELE: 0.87 million
Jose, Jose Principe de la cancion 0.68, Al otro lado del muro 0.92, Enemigo Intimo 1.00
Monday A18-49 Analysis: ABC 2.2/8, NBC 2.1/8, CBS 0.9/3, FOX 0.8/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1
Peter H. Lori was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Univision Communications Inc. Lori, who had served as Executive Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of UCI, succeeds Francisco J. Lopez-Balboa, who has opted to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.
CBS Corporation named John Arianas as Vice President, Social Impact Partnerships. He last served as Executive Vice President of Advertising & Brand Solutions at Pivot.
FOX News Channel upped Nancy Harmeyer to Vice President of Domestic Bureaus. President of News for the network, Harmeyer will continue as the Los Angeles bureau chief. In addition, Greg Headen was promoted from foreign desk manager to foreign desk director.
Heidi Schorn joined Alibi Entertainment as Director of Development. She was previously Director of Development at eOne.
Mob Scene hired Brett Abbey as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of mOcean.
This Day in History: 1983 – TNN, The Nashville Network, began broadcasting.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which not-yet-famous actor portrayed Darnel Smith, a wheelchair bound kid with muscular dystrophy in an episode of ER (1994-2009)? Shia LaBeouf. Kudos to: Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL; Douglas Hochstadt-Disney-ABC/NYC; Gabe Alfaya-XL Worldwide NY/NYC; Gloria L. Price/NYC; Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Gape Girardeau, Mo; Greg Stewart/Los Angeles, CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: Which comedic actor donned a broad German accent and played Herman Munster’s psychiatrist on The Munsters (1964-1966)? (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 Switcheroo: Susan Garrett: Sherry Stringfield played Susan Lewis on ER and Karen Garrett on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Kudos to: No winners today.
Switcheroo: Neil Gold (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)