Pre-emptions for breaking news, sinking pre-Labor Day viewing levels and a heavy dose of reruns threw off ratings in the summer session ending August 26. Talk shows were once again led by Dr. Phil (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 4% from the week before), extending its winning streak in the category to 103 weeks and rising 10% in the key W25-54 demo. Live With Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) secured sole possession of second place for the tenth week in a row and climbed 10% in the demo. Ellen DeGeneres (1.5, unchanged) came in third
Meanwhile, some of the off-net sitcoms showed some spark.Last Man Standing (2.1, up 5%), Modern Family (1.9, up 6%), Two and a Half Men (1.5, up 7%) and Family Guy (1.5, up 7%) were all in the plus column. The Big Bang Theory (4.1, unchanged) continued to lead the comedies.
The finale of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race ranked #3 among cable programs on Thursday at 9p among P25-54 and #2 among W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens. Season 9 averaged a 0.9 rating for P25-54, the highest-rated season since 2013.
TV Time Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of August 27, 2018
(Show/Share of Streams)
Disenchantment (Netflix) 3.73%
Insatiable (Netflix) 3.49%
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) 3.15%
Friends (NBC) 2.40%
The 100 (The CW) 2.29%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.80%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.78%
Riverdale (The CW) 1.67%
Suits (USA) 1.67%
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.66%
Top 12 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 ratings/share for the week of August 27, 2018
NBC: Notre Dame Football 2.1/12
ABC: Sunday Night Kickoff 2.0/10
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.9/9
CBS: Big Brother 1.6/8
NBC: America’s Got Talent 1.5/8
CBS: Big Brother 1.3/6
CBS: Big Brother 1.3/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.2/6
ABC: Saturday Night Football 1.2/7
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.1/5
NBC: World of Dance 1.1/5
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise 1.1/5
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/20/18 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.2 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.1 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.5 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.1 AA
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/20/18 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.6AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.0 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.9 AA
Last Man Standing 0.7 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.7AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.6 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.6AA
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
CBS: The Late Show 2.03million total viewers; 0.30/2 among A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 1.87 million total viewers; 0.39/3 among A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.59 million total viewers; 0.35/2 among A18-49
Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
ABC World News Tonight 8.23 million total viewers; 1.4/7 and 1.67 million A25-54
NBC Nightly News 8.05 million total viewers; 1.5/8 and 1.82 million A25-54
CBS Evening News 5.78 million total viewers; 0.9/5 and 1.12 million A25-54
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of August 27, 2018
ABC: Good Morning America 3.87 million total viewers; 0.9/10 and 1,129,000 A25-54
NBC: Today 3.81 million total viewers; 1.1/12 and 1,310,000 A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.94 million total viewers; 0.6/6 and 724,000 A25-54
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top 10 US Primetime TV Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of August 27, 2018
Program, VPI, Video Actions, VP Views, Total Actions
Ridiculousness (MTV) 706, 292K, 7.5M, 293K
E! News (E!) 420, 760K, 1.4M, 11M
World of Dance (NBC) 397, 1.1M, 3.5M, 1.6M
Jersey Shore (MTV) 244, 391K, 7M, 448K
Suits (USA Network) 194, 191K, 730K, 237K
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 99, 138K, 217K, 358K
Impractical Jokers (truTV) 90, 107K, 1.2M, 160K
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 87, 319K, 8.3M, 1M
Younger (TV Land) 80, 107K, 451K, 251K
The Challenge (MTV) 67, 84K, 323K, 138K
Sharablee’s VPI combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes video performance of primetime shows.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Tuesday, September 4, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
America’s Got Talent 10.61, Making It 3.76
NCIS 5.94, Bull 4.77, NCIS: New Orleans 4.41
Bachelor in Paradise 3.91, Castaways 2.17
Beat Shazam 2.15 Love Connection 1.50
Exation Estados Unidos 0.81, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 0.94, El Senor de los Cielos 1.10
The Flash 0.71, The Outpost 0.65
Tuesday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 1.5/6, ABC 0.8/4, CBS 0.6/3, FOX 0.6/3, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.2/1
All3Media named Tim Pastore as Chief Executive Officer. He had been President of Original Programming and Production atNational Geographic Channels.
Spin Master Entertainment hired Thom Chapman as Senior Director, Sales and Distribution. He joins from DHX Mediawhere he directed the content expansion strategy for Asia.
Former Mark Burnett Productions and Televisa USA executive Patrice Choghi joined GRB Entertainment as Senior Vice President, International.
Starz made two key appointments to its International Digital Networks team. Darren Nielsen, formerly Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, was hired as Senior Vice President of Distribution and Business Development, and Jeff Cooke, previously Vice President of Global Digital at Lionsgate, was named Vice President of Programming.
Raycom Media announced that Jim Wilcox, Vice President and General Manager of WALB, will retire at the end of 2018. He’sbeen with the Raycom Media-owned ABC/NBC affiliate in Albany, GA for 26 years.
The Waltons writer and novelist Jeb J. Rosebrook died August 31 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 83.
This Day in History: 1997 – An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world tuned in to television broadcasts of Princess Diana’s funeral.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which series focused on an editor of self-help books was canceled after one episode? Emily’s Reasons Why Not (2006). Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
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