Freeform’s Famous In Love generated a network record 4.8 million starts in its first 5 days across key platforms, and reached an additional 5.5 million total viewers on linear TV.
TLC had its most-watched Sunday night in two-years with 1.9 million P2+ viewers. At 8p, Long Island Medium delivered the most-watched episode in over a year with 1.8 million P2+ viewers. Long Lost Family at 9p captured its most-watched episode ever with 2.0 million P2+ viewers, leading into the first night of live television event This Is Life Live, which drew 1.8 million viewers.
Monday’s series finale of Bates Motel on A&E hit a season high in Total Viewers with 1.4 million.
On his first night in ousted host Bill O’Reilly’s 8p Fox News timeslot, Tucker Carlson averaged 3.2 million total viewers and 636,000 A25-54, versus 3.6 million viewers and 634,000 in the demo for O’Reilly’s last broadcast. CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 drew 1 million viewers/352,000 A25-54 in the time period, and MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes brought in 1.5 million viewers/365,000 A25-54.
Syndicated Wendy Williams was back with original programs after 2 weeks of repeats and climbed 27%, to a 1.4 HH rating. Dr. Oz (1.1, down 8%) tied an 8-year low. Judge Judy was partially in reruns but still topped the syndie strip chart with 6.5.
The week of April 17, Univision was the #1 broadcast network among A18-34 weeknights from 10p-11p. La Piloto saw double-digit percentage growth with Total Viewers 2+ (+11% to 1.8 million) and A18-49 (+12% to 827,000). The 10pm telenovela also grew +9% among A18-34 (352,000) versus the previous week.
The final week of UniMas’ Mujeres de Negro had week-to-week gains among Total Viewers 2+ (+27% to 519,000), A18-49 (+34% to 250,000) and A18-34 (+35% to 100,000).
Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of April 17, 2017
NBC: The Voice (4/17) 2.0/7
ABC: Dancing With the Stars (4/17) 1.8/6
NBC: The Voice (4/18) 1.8/7
CBS: Survivor (4.19) 1.7/7
CBS: NCIS (4/18) 1.3/5
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (4/20) 1.3/6
NBC: Little Big Shots (4/23) 1.3/6
ABC: The Middle (4/18) 1.3/5
ABC: Scandal (4/20) 1.3/5
ABC: American Housewife (4/18) 1.2/5
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of April 10, 2017 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.4AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.1AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.7AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.6AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.9AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.6AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 2.3AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Top 14 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of April 10, 2017 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.9AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.9AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.3AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) .9AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) .9AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) .7AA
Dr. Phil (AT) .7AA
Mike & Molly (WB) .7AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) .7AA
TMZ (WB) .7AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 17, 2017
CBS: The Late Show 2.826 million total viewers, .45/3 A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.591 million total viewers, .64/4 A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.923 million total viewers, 0.40/2 A18-49
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 17, 2017
ABC Good Morning America 4.451 million total viewers, 1.2/10 and 1.399 million A25-54
NBC Today 4.168 million total viewers, 1.3/12 and 1.564 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.707 million total viewers, .8/8 and 1.016 million A25-54
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 17, 2017
NBC Nightly News 7.846 million total viewers, 1.5/7 and 1.754 million A25-54
ABC World News Tonight 7.781 million total viewers, 1.3/6 and 1.61 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 6.30 million total viewers, 1.2/6 and 1.401million A25-54
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, April 24, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
Dancing With the Stars 6.8/12, Quantico 1.8/3
The Voice 5.7/10, Taken 2.8/5
Big Bang Theory 4.1/7, Superior Donuts 3.1/5, Kevin Can Wait 2.8/5, 2 Broke Girls 2.3/4, Scorpion 2.7/5
Gotham 1.9/3, APB 1.7/3
Reina de la Cancion .9/2, Vino El Amor 1.2/2, La Piloto 1.0/2
Supergirl 1.2/2, Jane the Virgin .5/1
Guerra de Idolos .6/1Guerra de Idolos .6/1, El Capo .7/1
Monday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 1.5/6, ABC 1.3/5, CBS .8/3, FOX .8/3, UNI .6/2, TELE .4/2, CW .4/1
Meghan Lyvers has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Co-Productions and Development, CBS Studios International. From her new base in Europe, Lyvers will develop new programming opportunities for CBS Television Studios in both the U.S. and the international market.
Firecracker has appointed Emma Morgan as its Creative Director of Factual. Morgan joins having just Exec Produced the A Very British Hotel (Inside the Mandarin Oriental) series.
Discovery Latin America/U.S. Hispanic elevated David Tardio to the position of Vice President of Ad Sales for Discovery U.S. Hispanic. Tardio first joined Discovery in 2006 as Director of Advertising Sales.
This Day in History: 1928 – Madame Tussaud’s wax museum opened in London.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which daytime soap operas each had 2 spin-offs? Another World (Somerset and Texas) and General Hospital (Port Charles and General Hospital: Night Shift). Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/London, John Amato-KTTV/LA, Kecia Watts-A+E Networks/NYC, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question: Which TV vet has had series roles as a corrupt billionaire, a New York magazine editor and a doctor, among others? (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 Yesterday’s Initial This: SJ played SP on TPF = Shirley Jones played Shirley Partridge on The Partridge Family. Kudos to: Jerry Maffia/NYC, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Greg Stewart/LA
Classic Cop Drama Anagram: Led By Pun (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)