The season 7 bow of Game of Thrones delivered 10.1 million viewers on Sunday, reports HBO. Counting replays and early streaming numbers, viewership hit 16.1 million, a single-day record for the show.
Up against Game of Thrones on Sunday, CBS’s Big Brother topped broadcast with a 1.8/8 among A18-49, even with the week prior, according to early numbers. CBS’s new Candy Crush dipped to .8, versus 1.1 for its premiere, but the net still won the night in the demo with .9/4. ABC grabbed the most total viewers, with 4.82 million.
The double episode premiere of TV One’s Unsung gave the network its #1 Sunday primetime performance among P25-54 year to date, reaching 1.4 million total viewers. Unsung: Jagged Edge grew over its strong Wyclef lead-in among P25-54 (+46% 281,000 versus 193,000) and HH (+25% 320,000 versus 256,000).
TLC’s Outdaughtered was back for season 3 with its highest rated episode ever among all key women’s demos, including W25-54 (up +36% versus the prior season premiere, to 1.5), W18-49 (up +44% to 1.3) and W18-34 (up +33% to 1.2).
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top 10 U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of July 10, 2017
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
Game of Thrones (HBO) 49043, 177, 28, 30198
E! News (E!) 3988, 761, 5, 30052
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 3175, 270, 12, 3556
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 1674, 204, 8, 9801
TMZ (Warner Bros. synd.) 1285, 962, 1, 13344
Today Show (NBC) 1255, 613, 2, 11851
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 986, 117, 8, 14761
The Fosters (Freeform) 952, 228, 4, 3950
Good Morning America (ABC) 862, 579, 1, 11868
Fox & Friends (Fox News) 841, 389, 2, 3455
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top 10 Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of July 10, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
Game of Thrones (HBO) 5095, 4318, 777
The 25th ESPYS (ABC) 1845, 1217, 628
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1) 596, 480, 116
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 436, 383, 52
Power (Starz) 318, 259, 58
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 269, 180, 89
Big Brother (CBS) 258, 149, 109
Big Brother (CBS) 206, 152, 54
Big Brother (CBS) 193, 146, 47
Hannity (Fox News) 182, 38, 143
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, July 14, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
NBC: 4.03 million
America’s Got Talent 4.08 million, Dateline 3.93 million
CBS: 3.98 million
MacGyver 3.82, Salvation 3.3, Blue Bloods 4.83
ABC: 3.34 million
Shark Tank 3.37, What Would You Do? 3.24 million, 20/20 3.41 million
UNIVISION 1.56 million
Jose de Egipto 1.86, Doble Vida e Carrillo 1.67, Rosario Tijeras 1.17
FOX: 1.52 million
MasterChef .1.65 million, Beat Shazam 1.38 million
TELE: 1.35 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 1.36, La Querida del Centauro 1.10, El Senor de los Cielos 1.59
CW: 1.01 million
Masters of Illusion 1.01, Penn & Teller: Fool Us 1.09
Friday A19-49: NBC .7/3, ABC .6/3, CBS .5/2, FOX .5/2,UNI .5/2, TELE .5/2, CW .2/1
Discovery promoted Josh Kovolenko to Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Operations for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Kovolenko joined Discovery in 2008.
Katie O’Connell Marsh has been appointed CEO of Platform One Media, a new TV production and distribution studio launched by TPG Growth and Liberty Global that will curate, develop, produce and distribute scripted programming for the U.S. and international markets. Marsh was formerly CEO of Gaumont Television.
Crown Media Family Networks named Danielle Mullin as Vice President of Consumer Marketing. Mullin comes from WGN America, where she was Senior Director of Social Media.
UK’s ITV tapped Carolyn McCall to serve as CEO, the first time a woman has held the title. McCall, who starts January 8, was previously chief executive at airline EasyJet.
John Piccone has rejoined Simulmedia as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Piccone, most recently Chief Growth Officer at Innovid, held several senior roles at Simulmedia from 2010-2016.
Ownzones Media Network named Serge Vaguine as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Previously, Vaguine was VP Sales at Paywizard Group.
Martin Landau, best known to television audiences for his role on Mission: Impossible, died July 15. He was 89. Landau won an Oscar for the role of Bela Lugosi in the movie Ed Wood.
Sports announcer Bob Wolff died July 15. He was 96. Wolff was a member of both the baseball and basketball halls of fame. Said the Yankees organization, “Beyond his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a man of great grace and dignity, serving his country with honor, and proudly calling New York home.”
This Day in History: 1925 – Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was published (original title: “Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice”).
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which actress appeared on a series as a saloon girl, then later played the main character’s sister? Alley Mills, on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993-1998). Kudos to: Gayathri Jayakumar-THREE/Saratoga Springs, NY, Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, MO, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Today’s Trivia Question – No Googling the Answer Theme Week: Which sitcom’s star, brother of a more famous actor, left the show after just 6 episodes? (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: Wept On Jury Car = Project Runway. Kudos to Lauren Alberti-Bray Entertainment/Hoboken, NJ, Maitlyn Phan-Viacom/NYC
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