The season six premiere of the Starz’ Power delivered the largest audience for a scripted premium cable series premiere this summer with 2.3 million total viewers on Sunday, ranking as the second largest audience for a scripted premium series debut this year.
CNN’s Sunday town hall with Democratic candidates Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio drew 402,000 total viewers and 82,000 among A25-54, down 25% in viewers and 38% in the demo versus its 2019 average for the night.
In syndication try-out news, week six of the six-week test that began July 15 for comedic game show Punchline (0.3/1 weighted metered market average) lost 40% from both its lead-ins and August 2018 time periods. The national numbers for week one of a three week test for talker Jerry O, starring Jerry O’Connell and airing on the Fox O&Os in Wendy Williams’ time periods, was included in the blended 0.9 national rating for Wendy repeats in the session ending August 18. That tied the previous week of the usual Wendy.
Paramount Network’s Yellowstone ranked as the #1 telecast in Live+3 ratings among the P18-49 (2.1) and P25-54 (2.8) demos.
Driven by the Liga MX showdown between America and Tigres UANL on Saturday night, Univision finished as the #1 broadcast network, among A18-49, with 609,000 viewers in the demo.
The premiere of Telemundo’s El Secreto de Selena (Selena’s Secret) ranked as the #1 primetime show last Sunday night in Spanish-language television among A8-49, delivering 565,000 young adults.
Tunity Analytics Top 10 Out-of-Home Entertainment Programs week of August 19 Show/Network/(000’s)
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 244
Flip or Flop (HGTV) 174
Home Town (HGTV) 168
Love It or List It (HGTV) 156
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 155
Flip or Flop Atlanta (HGTV) 141
Flea Market Flip (HGTV) 131
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) 128
Big Brother (CBS) 115
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 115
Source: Tunity Analytics. Viewing estimates are derived from Tunity mobile app usage for the week beginning August 19, 2019. OOH viewer impressions are calculated using Tunity Analytics proprietary estimation model.
TV Time’s Binge Report for the week of August 19
13 Reasons Why (Netflix) – 7.68%
MINDHUNTER (Netflix) – 3.86%
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) – 2.41%
Friends (NBC) – 2.25%
Lucifer (Netflix) – 2.08%
Cable Girls (Netflix) – 1.60%
Money Heist (Netflix) – 1.57%
Stranger Things (Netflix) – 1.54%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – 1.43%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 1.40%
Methodology – The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in our TV Time app within a given day.
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of August 12 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 5.9 AA
Family Feud (CTD) 5.8 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.9 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 4.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.5 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.3 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.1 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.0A A
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.0 AA
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of August 12 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.3 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.2 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.1 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.0 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 0.9 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.8 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 0.8 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 0.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.5 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.5 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.5 AA
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 19
CBS: The Late Show 1.80 million total viewers; 0.24/2 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 1.67 million total viewers; 0.28/2 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.50 million total viewers; 0.27/2 among A18-49
Basic Cable Top 5, week of August 19
Fox News (2,396,000)
HG TV (1,276,000)
Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (P2+)
Fox News (1,323,000)
HG TV (695,000)
Top 13 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of August 19
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.6/8
NBC: NFL Pre-season 1.58
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.3/7
CBS: Big Brother 1.3/7
CBS: Big Brother 1.2/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.2/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.2/6
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.1/6
FOX: NFL Pre-season 0.9/5
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud 0.8/4
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 0.8/4
FOX: BH90210 0.8/4
ABC: America’s Funniest Home Videos 0.8/4
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, August 26 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 4.37 million
American Ninja Warrior 4.84, Dateline NBC 3.44
ABC: 3.89 million
Bachelor In Paradise 4.55, Grand Hotel 2.59
CBS: 3.49 million
The Neighborhood 3.54, The Big Bang Theory 3.43, The Big Bang Theory 3.66, Mom 3.38, Bull 3.46
FOX: 2.06 million
So You Think You Can Dance 2.06
TELE: 1.19 million
Exatlon Estados 1.19, Final del Paraiso 1.27, Preso No. 1 1.00
UNI: 1.19 million
La Reina Soy Yo 1.45, Juntos Corazon 1.15, Sin Miedo a la Verdad 0.98
CW: 0.82 million
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 1.23, Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.82, I Ship It 0.40
Monday A18-49 Rating
ABC 0.9/5, NBC 0.8/4, CBS 0.5/3, FOX 0.4/2, TELE 0.4/2, UNI 0.3/2, CW 0.2/1
AMC Networks announced that Bob Broussard, President of Distribution since 2006, has informed the company of his desire to retire at the end of the year. “When I got here in August of 1989, I would never have dreamed of the three decades that followed, a remarkably rewarding and stimulating period of growth and success, as AMC reinvented itself time and again and ultimately became a force in original programming far beyond any of our expectations, and across five national networks,” Broussard said. “I am so proud of our affiliate team and all that we have accomplished.”
Melanie Hamilton has joined Comcast Spotlight as Vice President of National Sales. Hamilton was previously Head of Industry for Google’s telecom sector.
Nickelodeon has named Ashley Kaplan to the role of Senior Vice President, Digital Studios, and Luke Wahl has been named Vice President, Digital Studios, reporting to Kaplan. Kaplan previously served as SVP, Creative and Production at Fullscreen Media, while Wahl was Head of Video Gear at Gear Patrol.
Univision News promoted María Martínez-Guzmán to Senior Vice President and Executive News Director. She had been Vice President, News Gathering for Univision News.
This Day in History
1907 – The United Parcel Service was founded.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
At which school did Professor Everett teach in Nanny and the Professor (1970-1971)? Collier University. Kudos to: Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, An Cheng-Telepictures/Burbank, Mike Seidel-CSI Sports/Jersey City, NJ, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Charles Lore/NYC, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Kathryn Tesoriero-GroupM/NYC, Jim Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC, John Ferlazzo/London
Today’s Trivia Question
The caffeine-addicted character in which series was a fan of sitcoms Green Acres and Mr. Ed?