Dr. Phil (3.3 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 3% from the week before) led the talk show circuit for the 33rd week in a row. Live With Kelly (2.2 steady), which has beaten rival Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, up 10%) nine times in the past 10 weeks, fought to a second place tie with DeGeneres. In other Live With Kelly news, the May 1 debut of new cohost Ryan Seacrest gave the show time period wins in each of the top five markets, as overnight ratings jumped 44% from the prior Monday to a 3.1/11 metered market average.
Back in the week’s national ratings, other programs in the genre with double digit growth were Crime Watch Daily (1.0, up 11%), which grew an average 1.3 million viewers each day, and Harry (1.0, up 11%), which averaged north of 1.2 million viewers each day.
Most of the top tier magazines were in positive territory with leader Entertainment Tonight (3.0, up 3%) heading the class for the 38th consecutive week. The biggest gainers were Access Hollywood (1.4, up 17%) and Extra (1.2, up 9%), which surged despite not airing in numerous markets due to political and baseball preemptions.
Nickelodeon closed April as the top rated kids network among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Kids 2-5, with year-over-year growth in each demo (+5% with K2-11; +6% with K6-11; +4% with K2-5) in total day. March 27-April 30, the net averaged a 2.1/575,000 with K2-11; a 1.7/292,000 with Kids 6-11 up +6%); and a 2.7/283,000 among Kids 2-5.
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/17/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 AA
Family Feud (2/D) 6.3 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.7 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.3 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 AA
Modern Family (2/D) 2.4 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 2.3 AA
Top 13 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/17/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.8 AA
Family Feud (2/D) 1.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2 AA
Modern Family (2/D) 1.2 AA
Family Guy (AT) 1.2 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 0.8 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 0.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
2 Broke Girls (AT) 0.7 AA
Mike & Molly (AT) 0.7 AA
TMZ (WB) 0.7 AA
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings
week of April 24, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America
4.38 million total viewers; 1.2/10 and 1,402,000
4.03 million total viewers; 1.3/11 and 1,513,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning
3.62 million total viewers; 0.8/7 and 1,013,000 A25-54
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings
April 30, 2017
CBS Face the Nation
4.08 million total viewers; 0.8 and 937,000 A25-54
NBC Meet the Press
3.42 million total viewers; 0.8 and 1,013,000 A25-54
ABC This Week
2.94 million total viewers; 0.6 and 747,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2
2.69 million total viewers; 0.5 and 601,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday
1.45 million total viewers; 0.4 and 451,000 A25-54
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among
A18-49 ratings/share for the week of April 24, 2017
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (4/27) 2.6/11
FOX: Empire (4/26) 2.1/8
NBC: The Voice (4/24) 1.9/7
NBC: The Voice (4/25) 1.8/7
CBS: Survivor (4/26) 1.8/7
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (4/27) 1.8/7
ABC: Dancing With the Stars (4/24) 1.8/7
NBC: Little Big Shots (4/30) 1.5/6
CBS: The Goldbergs (4/26) 1.4/6
ABC: Scandal (4/27) 1.4/5
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT TOP TEN
series & specials for the week of Monday, May 1, 2017
Program, Date, Total Interactions (000), Facebook Interactions (000), Twitter Interactions (000)
2017 NFL Draft (ESPN, ESPN Desportes, NFL Network) 11844, 9173, 2671
2017 NFL Draft (ESPN 2) 4250, 2985, 1265
Premios Billboard de la Musica Latina 2017 (Telemundo) 707, 670, 38
The Voice (NBC) 651, 129, 522
WWE Payback (Pay-Per-View) 518, 275, 243
Empire (FOX) 364, 308, 56
Love & Hop Hope: Atlanta (VH1) 321, 243, 79
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA Network) 319, 214, 105
The Voice (NBC) 284, 227, 59
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction (HBO, HBO Latino 245, 233, 12
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. For multicast programs, networks are listed alphabetically and metrics reflect the highest volume of interactions across all airing networks, denoted with an asterisk.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings:
Monday, May 1, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
The Voice 5.7/10, Taken 2.9/6
Dancing With the Stars 6.7/12, Quantico 1.8/3
Kevin Can Wait 3.9/7, Man With a Plan 3.3/6, Superior Donuts 3.2/5, The Great Indoors 2.7/5, Scorpion 4.5/9
Gotham 1.9/3, Lucifer 2.1/4
La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/1, Vino el Amor 1.3/2, La Piloto 1.1/2
Supergirl 1.1/2, Jane the Virgin 0.5/1
La Dona 1.1/2, Guerra de idolos 0.5/1, El Capo 0.6/1
NBC 1.6/6, ABC 1.5/6, CBS 1.1/4, FOX 1.0/4, UNI 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.4/2
Nickelodeon named Chris Young as Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Entertainment LAB. Young previously served as Executive Creator Director, Nickelodeon Animation Lab.
Nigel Cox-Hagan, Freeform’s SVP, Marketing, Creative and Branding, is exiting the company. Cox-Hagan, who joined ABC Family in October 2014, spearheaded the network’s rebranding to Freeform. In a memo, network president Tom Ascheim said he and Cox-Hagan had been discussing Cox-Hagan’s decision to leave for a few months, but waited to share the news after the network was done with its upfront presentations and had secured its summer launches. A search is underway for a replacement.
Sonia Coleman, former Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, The Walt Disney Company, was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Jaime Yandolino was promoted to Vice President of Publicity, A&E Network. She joined the network as Senior Director of Publicity in 2013.
Discovery Communications promoted Jamie McFarland to Vice President, Digital Distribution. He had served as Senior Director, Digital Media Distribution.
Studiocanal upped Anne Cherel to Head of International Sales. She had been Senior Vice President of International Sales and replaces Anna Marsh, who was named Head of Distribution in February.
Entertainment Studios hired Bob Boden as Executive Vice President of Production and Development. He joins from GSN’s The Chase, where he was Executive Producer.
Carolina Santamarina was appointed Senior Vice President of SBS Portafolio, a cross-platform content development division launched by SBS Portafolio and designed to create and expand brand strategies. She also serves as SBS’s Miami Vice President of Sales and General Manager.
Juan Delgado and Gustavo Lopez partnered to expand a legal advertising firm specializing in entertainment. Under their leadership, Delgado Media Works, will now be known as D&L MediaWorks.
This Day in History: 2000 – The final episode of Party of Five aired on FOX.
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