Competition with and preemptions from April 26 news coverage of the Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict helped send many syndicated shows lower in the session ending April 29, which included the first two weekdays of the May sweep. The frame’s most successful syndicated program was Judge Judy (7.0 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 6% from the week before). Judy averaged 9.8-millions viewers each day. The only other court strip in positive territory for the week was Hot Bench (2.3, up 5%).
Only two of the 15 talk shows managed to improve from the week before: Leader Dr. Phil (3.2, up 3%), which scored a three-week high and finished first in talkers for 86 consecutive weeks, and the fifth place Wendy Williams (1.3, up 8%). In a dead heat for second place were Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.1, down 5%) and Ellen DeGeneres (2.1, down 5%).
On the heels of ratings success in 1Q18, Sportsman Channel continues to experience ratings delivery success in the key demo A25-54, during primetime and weekends, with double-digit gains thus far in 2Q. The network delivered increased ratings of +40% in primetime in the demo, as well as an increase of +20% in the same demo during weekend viewing compared to last year.
Among A25-54 Discovery Channel had its highest rated April ever on Wednesdays (up 60% over last year) and Fridays (up 50%). The network owned cable’s #1 series across four nights of the week in M25-54 and M18-49: Fast N’ Loud on Monday, Deadliest Catch on Tuesday, Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings on Wednesday, and Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail on Friday.
HGTV ranked as the #4 cable network among W25-54 and ranked #9 among A25-54 in April. Among upscale viewers, HGTV was the #2 cable network with W25-54 and took the top spot among both upscale !25-54 and W25-54 during weekends.
Food Network delivered its highest rated April among A25-54 in four years, and the network was a hit with millennials, growing ratings 25% over last April. The network ranked #6 among W25-54 and #7 among upscale W25-54 for the month.
FOX’s Empire (2.5/11 Live+7, +47% from Live+SD) and Star (1.6/6 Live+7, +33% from Live+SD) were Wednesday’s top two scripted programs.
TV Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of April 30, 2018
(Show/Share of Streams)
Riverdale (The CW) 3.55%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 3.14%
The 100 (The CW) 2.22%
La Casa de Papel (Netflix/Antena 3) 1.85%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 1.80%
3% (Netflix) 1.61%
Lucifer (The CW) 1.59%
The Flash (The CW) 1.49%
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 1.48%
Friends (NBC) 1.40%
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of April 30, 2018
ABC: Roseanne 2.6/12
CBS: The Big Bang Theory 2.4/11
ABC: NBA Playoffs on ABC 2.2/11
CBS: Young Sheldon 1.9/8
ABC: American Idol 1.8/8
NBC: The Voice 1.7/7
FOX: Empire 1.7/8
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy 1.6/7
CBS: Survivor 1.5/7
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/23/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.0 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.5 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.5 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.2 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.1 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.3 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 2.1 AA
Ellen (WB) 2.1AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 4/23/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.7 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.1 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.9 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.8 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.7 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.7 AA
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 30, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 7.73 million total viewers; 1.3/7 and 1.54 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7.47 million total viewers; 1.3/7 and 1.63 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 5.72 million total viewers; 1.0/5 and 1.16 million A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 30, 2018
ABC: Good Morning America 4.12 million total viewers; 1.1/10 and 1,268,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 4.05 million total viewers; 1.2/11 and 1,397,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.23 million total viewers; 0.7/7 and 837,000 A25-54
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings May 6, 2018
NBC Meet the Press 3.42 million total viewers; 0.7 and 889,000 A25-54
ABC This Week 2.89 million total viewers; 0.6 and 763000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation 2.84 million total viewers; 0.6 and 687,000 A25-54
CBS Face the Nation-2 1.78 million total viewers; 0.4 and 426,000 A25-54
FOX News Sunday 1.19 million total viewers; 0.3 and 334,000 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 30, 2018
CBS: The Late Show 2.92 million total viewers; 0.41/3 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.33 million total viewers; 0.52/3 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.87 million total viewers; 0.36/2 among A18-49
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, May 7, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 5.99 million
The Voice 8.30, Running Wild with Bear Grylls 3.68
ABC: 5.75 million
Dancing With the Stars 7.64, The Crossing 3.85
CBS: 4.52 million
Kevin Can Wait 5.42, Man with a Plan 4.94, Superior Donuts 4.35, The Big Bang Theory 3.34, Elementary 4.56
FOX: 3.42 million
Lucifer 2.86, The Resident 3.98
UNI: 1.08 million
El Rico y Lazaro 1.20, Papa a toda madre 0.96, Por Amar Sin Ley 1.08
CW: 1.21 million
Supergirl 1.59, iZombie 0.82
TELE: 0.84 million
Mi Familia Perfecta 0.61, Al otro lado del muro 0.81, Enemigo Intimo 1.11
Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC 1.3/5, ABC 0.8/3, FOX 0.8/3, CBS 0.7/3, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.4/2, TELE 0.5/2
Vedia Ayvaz was named Senior Vice President, Brand Creative at Comedy Central. She joins from A+E Networks, where she was Vice President, Head of Creative for 45th & Dean.
Dick Clark Productions announced three promotions. Rika Camizianos was upped Vice President of Creative Content and Post Production, Magdalena Mango was named Vice President of Brand Strategy and Integrated Marketing, and Michael Nieporent was appointed Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Digital Strategy.
John Skipper, former President of ESPN, joined UK sports media firm Perform Group as Executive Chairman.
ICM Partners promoted Shade Grant and Courtny Catzel to Co-Heads of New York Non-Scripted Programming.
Motista expanded its executive leadership team, hiring Tim O’Sullivan as Executive Vice President of Sales and Linda Vetter as Vice President of Marketing. O’Sullivan last served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Analytic Partners, while Vetter led marketing at Yes Lifecyle Marketing.
ITV America launched new crime and investigation unit Good Caper Content, with Kathryn Vaughan taking the helm as President. In addition, ITV Entertainment appointed Alex Dundas as Executive Vice President.
Benjamin Katz was tapped as Head of Engineering and CIO of dataxu. He joins from Cinch Financial, where he was CTO.
Ingenious Media hired Will Harrison as Managing Director. He was previously COO for the Harry Potter franchise at Warner Bros.
This Day in History: 1946 – The first hourlong entertainment program, Hour Glass, premiered on NBC.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: How was Ida’s disappearance explained on Rhoda (1974-1978) during the period actress Nancy Walker left to do sitcoms The Nancy Walker Show and Blansky’s Beauties? Ida and her husband Martin were traveling the country in an RV. Kudos to: Norman Leung-Viacom/Nickelodeon/NYC; Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL; Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Ken Klatt-The Winning Run, Los Angeles, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA; David Westburg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; John Ferlazzo/London, UK.
Today’s Trivia Question: What caused Ned’s mother to die, permanently, on Pushing Daises (2007-2009)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
Answer to Our Last Anagram: Scalable Turtle = Better Call Saul. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL
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