Fox News led news nets in 2Q17 with an average 472,000 primetime viewers A25-54, versus 389,000 for MSNBC and 370,000 for CNN. And while Bill O’Reilly replacement Tucker Carlson makes significantly less than his predecessor, points out the Wall Street Journal, Carlson has boosted the net’s share of the news demo, grabbing 21% more in ad dollars per 30-second spot.
The premiere of FX’s Snowfall delivered 1.3 million viewers A18-49 in Live+3 numbers, and 2.24 million total viewers. Counting two encore telecasts for the night and digital viewership, the number jumps to 3.23 million total viewers.
Bravo was the #6 ad-supported cable net among P18-49 and P25-54 in 2Q17, and year-to-date is the #1 cable network for video on demand, with 57.1 million viewers on set-top box, up +22% versus the prior year. Sister net Oxygen boasts it’s the fastest-growing cable entertainment net among total viewers in total day in 2017 YTD, up +51% year over year.
CBS game show Candy Crush premiered to a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 4.1 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen overnights.
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of July 3, 2017
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
E! News (E!) 3363, 629, 5, 2995
Today Show (NBC) 1614, 532, 3, 11829
Good Morning America (ABC) 1174, 433, 3, 11847
TMZ (Warner Bros. synd.) 1030, 761, 1, 1315
Fox & Friends (Fox News) 821, 428, 2, 3443
Entertainment Tonight (CBS synd.) 524, 505, 1, 6855
The 700 Club (Freeform synd.) 488, 137, 4, 2308
NBC Nightly News (NBC) 413, 551, ,75, 4176
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 349, 132, 3, 7995
ABC World News Tonight (ABC) 284, 557, 511, 4326
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of July 3, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
WWE Great Balls of Fire (PPV) 481, 249, 232
Premios Juventud (Univision) 340, 295, 45
Big Brother (CBS) 314, 176, 137
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (NBC) 292, 277, 15
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 267, 207, 61
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 255, 172, 84
Big Brother (CBS) 244, 181, 63
Power (Starz) 238, 196, 42
Big Brother (CBS) 231, 181, 50
WWE Smackdown! (USA) 201, 108, 93
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.
Live + Same Day Household Viewers (millions): Friday, June 9, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
NBC: 4.9 million
America’s Got Talent 4.8 million, Dateline 5.1 million
CBS: 4.72 million
MacGyver 4.05, Hawaii Five-0 4.61, Blue Bloods 5.5
ABC: 3.54 million
Shark Tank 3.71, What Would You Do? 3.77 million, 20/20 3.16 million
UNIVISION 1.4 million
Jose de Egipto 1.74, Doble Vida e Carrillo 1.51, Rosario Tijeras 1.02
FOX: 1.3 million
MasterChef .1.38 million, Beat Shazam 1.22 million
TELE: 1.2 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 1.0, La Querida del Centauro .995, El Senor de los Cielos 1.69
CW: .67 million
Originals .7/1, Reign .5/1
Friday A19-49: NBC .8/4, ABC .7/3, CBS .5/2, TELE .5/2, UNI .5/2, FOX .4/2, CW .2/1
Adam Symson becomes President and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company on Tuesday, August 8. The company’s board of directors set that date for the CEO transition from Rich Boehne, who will continue as Scripps chairman.
Brie Miranda Bryant has joined Lifetime as Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development and Programming. Bryant was most recently SVP, Development and Production for BET Networks.
Keith Turner is retiring as President of Ad Sales at Univision at the end of 2017. Turner has been in the position since 2012. “Keith is a uniquely talented individual who has been a friend and an inspiring leader to all who have had the opportunity to work with him,” said Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications. No successor has been named.
Ownzones Media Network appointed Nick Nelson as Head of Product Innovation. Nelson had served as Head of Product Creative at Netflix before founding Technically Creative in 2016.
Warner Bros. Digital Networks hired Eric Besner as Senior Vice President, Business Development; Greg Salter as Senior Vice President, Business and Strategic Planning; and Katie Soo as Senior Vice President, Marketing. All three will report to Jay Levine, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
Actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka died July 4 after a long illness. He was 77. In addition to appearing in 1977’s Roots, Cumbuka’s television work included CIS, Knots Landing and Walker, Texas Ranger.
This Day in History: 1944 – Franklin Roosevelt announced he would seek a fourth term as President of the United States.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: On which series did The Bob Newhart Show’s (1972-1978) Jack Riley reprise the character of Elliot Carlin? ALF (1986-1990) and St. Elsewhere (1982-1988). Kudos to: Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA
Today’s Trivia Question: Who sang the theme song on The Fall Guy (1981-1986)? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Anagram: Heat Meat = The A Team. Kudos to: Bethany Soper-Comcast Spotlight/Nashville, Matt Fishman-CBS Television Stations/NYC, Tony Reyes-Kestert/Germany
Reality Show Anagram: Vilest Babe Walks (Email email@example.com; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)