Despite a hack of HBO and the leak of an episode, last week Sunday’s Game of Thrones reached an all-time viewership high, drawing an audience of 10.2 million.
HGTV and Food Network boasted weekend ratings growth Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. HGTV jumped 20% among A25-54 on Friday, 7% on Saturday, and 37% on Sunday, led by new series House Hunters Family and House Hunters Renovation, Caribbean Life and Island Hunters. Food Network posted A25-54 increases of 8% on Friday, 38% on Saturday and 23% on Sunday, boosted by Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Food Network Star.
Hallmark Channel’s kick off of its annual “Summer Nights” programming event, with the airing of new original movie Love at the Shore, elevated the network to #1 in primetime Household ratings on Saturday. The movie averaged a 2.1 HH rating nd 2.2 million Total Viewers.
The finale of Univision’s Jose Egipto on Monday delivered an average 2.8 million total viewers, 1.1 million A18-49 and 411,000 A18-34, while the premiere of Le Tierra Prometida averaged 2.2 million total viewers, 855,000 A18-49 and 309,000 A18-34.
Dr. Phil (2.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 4% from last week) was the only one of the top seven talk shows on the upswing the week ending July 30. Despite being in reruns, the show dominated talkers for the 47th week in a row, spiking 17% from last year to its highest rating in five weeks. Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) placed second, while Ellen DeGeneres fell into a third-place tie with Maury (1.5, unchanged).
Entertainment Tonight (2.6, down 4%) climbed 4% from last year and topped magazines for the 52nd straight week. Extra (1.1, steady) scored the most year-to-year growth among mags, improving 22%.
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 7/24/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.5 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.5 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.5 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.5 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.2AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 2.2 AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 7/24/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.8 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.4 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 0.8 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.8 AA
Two Broke Girls (WB) 0.7 AA
Top 11 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of July 31, 2017
NBC: America’s Got Talent (8/1) 2.8/12
NBC: NBC NFL Pre-Season Game (8/3) 2/5!1
CBS: Big Brother 8/6) 2.0/8
CBS: Big Brother (8/3) 2.0/8
CBS: Big Brother (8/2) 1.9/9
NBC: World of Dance (8/1) 1.7/7
ABC: The Bachelorette (7/31) 1.5/6
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (7/31) 1.4/6
FOX: MasterChef (8/2) 1/15
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (7/20) 1.0/5
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of July 31, 2017
ABC World News Tonight 7,690,000 million total viewers; 1.3/7 and 1,539,000 A25-54
NBC Nightly News 7,420,000 million total viewers; 1.4/7 and 1,648,000 A25-54
CBS Evening News 5,709,000 million total viewers; 1.0/5 and 1,200,000 A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of July 31, 2017
ABC: Good Morning America 3.94 million total viewers; 1.0/11 and 1,240,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 3.70 million total viewers; 1.1/11 and 1,313,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.17 million total viewers; 0.7/7 and 804,000 A25-54
Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows Ratings August 6, 2017
ABC: This Week 2.85 million total viewers; 799,000/0.7 A25-54
NBC: Meet The Press 3.00 million total viewers; 838,000/0.7 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 3.04 million total viewers; 702,000/0.6 A25-54
CBS: Face The Nation 2 2.11 million total viewers; 431,000/0.4 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday 1.19 million total viewers; 314,000/0.3 A25-54
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of July 31, 2017
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.31 million total viewers; 0.60/4 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.73 million total viewers; 0.37/2 among A18-49
CBS: The Late Show 3.21 million total viewers; 0.50/3 among A18-49
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, August 7, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 7.5 million
The Bachelorette 7.5
NBC: 4.7 million
American Ninja Warrior 6.3, Midnight Texas 3.1
CBS: 3.4 million
Kevin Can Wait 4.1, Superior Donuts 3.5, Mom 3.7, Life in Pieces 3.2, CBSN: On Assignment 2.5
FOX: 2.7 million
So You Think You Can Dance 2.7Univision: 1.7 million
Jose de Egipto 1.9, Tierra Prometida 1.4
TELE: 1.2 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.1, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.4
CW: 1.2 million
Supergirl 1.2, Hooten & the Lady 1.1
Monday A19-49 Analysis: ABC 2.1/8, NBC 1.3/5, UNI 0.8/3, TELE 0.8/3, FOX 0.7/3, CBS 0.5/2, CW 0.2/1
Bernadette McDaid was appointed Commissioning Editor, National Geographic Channels. She had been Head of Current Production at Discovery’s Science Channel.
Jay Howell was named Vice President and General Manager of KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Sacramento. He last served as Vice President of Broadcast Markets for Media General.
Glen Campbell, singer, songwriter and former host of CBS variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, died on August 8, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 81.
This Day in History: 1930 – Betty Boop premiered in Max Fleischer’s animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which piano-playing pet watched Walter Cronkite? Arnold on Green Acres (1965-1971). Kudos to: Bob Telford-SAG/AFTRA/Valley Village, CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg/M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: Pets Theme Week: What was the name of the female TV star that Dino fell in love with on The Flintstones (1960-1966)? (Email [email protected] 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: A Big Meek Ram! = Gimme A Break. Kudos to: Karen Van Vleet-Horizon Media/NYC; Jeffy Maffia-PMC/NYC; Eric Steele-WITI FOX 6/Milwaukee, WI.
TV Anagram: A Lathering Slope. (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)