The season ten premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead drew 4 million total viewers and 1.9 million among A18-49, down 34% and 42%, respectively, versus its season nine debut but still cable’s top show. The episode was also available for a week before its linear launch on streaming service AMC Premiere.
Hallmark Channe’s Over the Moon in Love, kicking off the net’s “Fall Harvest” programming event, ranked as the highest-rated and most-watched program of the day excluding news and sports, propelling the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched cable network during the weekend. The premiere averaged a 2.1 HH rating, 2 million total viewers, and 305,000 W25-54.
In a syndication week hit hard by impeachment-related preemptions, The Kelly Clarkson Show (1.2, down 14%) remained the No. 1 new show overall the week of September 23. Tamron Hall held steady at 0.9, while talk rival Mel Robbins was down 25%, to 0.3. In courtroom newcomer action, Judge Jerry (1.0, steady) out-rated the other two frosh court shows: Personal Injury Court (0.5, up 25%) and Protection Court (0.3, unchanged).
For the fifth consecutive week, Univision delivered week-over-week primetime audience growth with the A18-49 demographic (+2% to 563,000) the week of September 30. Monday through Friday, Univision increased it primetime audience from the prior week among A18-49 (+5% to 600,000) and total viewers (+3% to 1.4 million).
UniMás saw double-digit week-over-week audience growth during primetime among total viewers (+24% to 352,000), A18-49 (+36% to 177,000) and A18-34 (+41% to 76,000), marking the second consecutive week of audience growth.
UPtv continues to see ratings growth since launching Reba and the return of original series Bringing Up Bates. 3Q19 prime is up +12% in W25-54 and +7% in HH’s versus year-ago and prime in September is up +16% versus year-ago in W25-54 and up +12% in HHs.
In Discovery Inc. ratings highlights, Discovery Channel claimed three of 3Q19’s top 5 unscripted basic cable series in M25-54 with #2 Deadliest Catch, #4 Fast N’ Loud, and #5 Naked and Afraid: XL…HGTV was the #4 cable net among W25-54 for the quarter and #8 among P25-54 in Primetime…Food Network ranked #4 among W25-54 and #8 among P25-54 in Total Day for the quarter…TLC was the #1 Primetime cable net among W25-54/18-49; among W25-54, TLC saw its best quarterly Prime performance in 16 years and its best 3Q Prime ratings performance ever…ID finished the quarter as the #5 network in Primetime for W25-54…OWN delivered 3 of the top 8 original scripted series on ad-supported cable among W25-54…Animal Planet’s The Aquarium wrapped up 3Q19 as the network’s 2nd-highest-rated freshmen series among P25-54 of the last 2 years…Travel Channel had its highest-rated 3Q Tuesdays ever among P/W25-54 and its most-watched 3Q Tuesdays among P2+ in Primetime…
Science Channel boasts its highest-rated 3Q ever among W25-54 in Prime, growing 17% over last year…and Cooking Channel’s P25-54 ratings were up 8% in 3Q19 and marked the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year ratings growth.
Tunity Analytics Top 10 Out-of-Home Entertainment Programs for the week of September 30
The Simpsons (Fox) 993
Bless the Harts (Fox) 361
60 Minutes (CBS) 342
Bob’s Burgers (Fox) 259
WWE Smackdown (Fox) 238
NCIS (CBS) 198
Family Guy (Fox) 196
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 192
SEAL Team (CBS) 189
This Is Us (NBC) 170
Source: Tunity Analytics. Viewing estimates are derived from Tunity mobile app usage for the week beginning September 30, 2019. OOH viewer impressions are calculated using Tunity Analytics proprietary estimation model.
TV Time’s Binge Report for the Week of September 30
Big Mouth (Netflix) – 3.08%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 2.49%
Friends (NBC) – 2.48%
Disenchantment (Netflix)- 2.14%
Elite (Netflix) – 1.92%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 1.64%
13 Reasons Why (Netflix) – 1.62%
Peaky Blinders (BBC ONE) – 1.54%
The Politician (Netflix) – 1.52%
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – 1.51%
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 the TV Time app within a given day.
Top 11 Broadcast Programs
A18-49 Live + SD for the week of September 30
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football 5.6/24
FOX: Fox + NFLN Thursday Night Football 4.5/22
NBC: Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick 3.8/16
FOX: The Simpsons 2.1/9
NBC: Football Night America Night 3 2.0/5
FOX: Masked Singer 2.0/10
FOX: Fox + NLFN Thursday Night (Pre-Kick 2.0/11
NBC: This Is Us 1.7/8
ABC: Saturday Night Football 1.6/9
FOX: 9-1-1 1.6/8
NBC: Voice – Tuesday 1.6/7
TVision Top Shows and Brands for Ad Viewability for September
Top Broadcast TV Shows for Ad Viewability for September (prime, new episodes, Live +SD)
American Housewife, ABC, 96.0% ad viewability
Bob ♡ Abishola, CBS, 93.5%
God Friended Me, CBS, 91.4%
Young Sheldon, CBS, 89.5%
The Conners, ABC, 88.5%
Top Cable TV Shows for Ad Viewability for September (prime, new episodes, Live +SD_
America Says, Game Show, 93.6% ad viewability
Million Dollar Listing New York, BRAVO, 91.0%
BattleBots, Discovery Channel, 90.5%
Ink Master, Paramount Network, 88.5%
A Very Brady Renovation, HGTV, 87.8
Ad viewability means that someone was in the room with the opportunity to view.
Top 11 M-F Syndicated strip Series for the week of September 23 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.6 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 5.5 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.9 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.3 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 1.8 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 1.7 AA
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (WB) 1.7 AA
Top 12 M-F Syndicated strip Series for the week of September 23 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.3 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 0.9 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 0.9 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.8 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.7 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 0.6
Entertainment Tonight (AT) 0.6 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.5 AA
Live with Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 0.5 AA
The Goldbergs (SPT) 0.5 AA
Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings Week of September 30
ABC: World News Tonight 8.24 million total viewers; 1.3/7 A25-54
NBC: Nightly News 7.418 million total viewers 1.3/7 A25-54
CBS: Evening News 5.20 million total viewers; 0.87/4 A25-54
Late Night Show Weekly Average Ratings Week of September 30
CBS: Late Show 3.26 million total viewers; 0.37/3 A19-49
NBC: Tonight 1.90 million total viewers 0.42/3 A18-49
ABC: Kimmel 1.70 million total viewers; 1.34/3 A18-49
Basic Cable Top 5 – Primetime (P2+) ratings for the week of September 30
ESPN 2.932 million
Fox News 2.73 million
TBS 2.28 million
MSNBC 2.10 million
CNN 1.06 million
Basic Cable Top 5 – Total (P2+) ratings for the week of September 30
Fox News 1.49 million
MSNBC 1.22 million
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Monday, October 7 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 714 million
The Voice 8.66, Bluff City Law 4.08
ABC: 6.14 million
Dancing With the Stars 6.40, the Good Doctor 5.62
CBS: 5.55 million
The Neighborhood 5.61, Bob Hearts Abishola 5.33, All Rise 5.23, Bull 5.95
FOX: 5.46 million
9-1-1 7.11, Prodigal Son 3.80
UNIVISION: 1.44 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.37, La Usurpadora 1.60, El Dragon 1.44
TELEMUNDO: 1.22 million
Exatlon 1.47, Final de Paraiso 1.33, No te Puedes Esconder 0.87
CW: 0.91 million
The All-American 0.93, Black Lightning 0.90
Monday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 1.3/5, NBC 1.2/5, ABC 0.8/4, CNS 0.7/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1
October Films announced that Executive Chairman Denman Rooke is stepping down after almost 25 years at the company. In 2014, Rooke was appointed Executive Chairman; his strategic responsibilities will be taken on by Managing Director Adam Bullmore; Director, Production and Operations, Jane Manning; and Creative Director Matt Robins.
Also stepping down is Michael Bloom, who leaves his position as SVP of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT for a producing deal with WarnerMedia and his just-launched Bongo Pictures.
Lyle Gamm has joined CNN’s Original Series unit as SVP, Current. The former SVP of Original Programming for Pivot TV replaces Lizzie Fox, who was made SVP of non-fiction programming at WarnerMedia sib HBO Max.
Reach3 Insights appointed Diego Rodriguez as SVP, Media & Entertainment. Rodriguez will expands the team’s focus on immersive, in-the-moment solutions.
Sue Gibbs is onboard Heyday Television UK as Head of Development. In the newly created role, the former Chrysalis Vision Creative Director will lead Heyday Television development in the UK.
This Day in History
1926 – The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) was formed.
Answer to our last trivia question
What was the first series to air the sound of a toilet being flushed? All in the Family. Kudos to: Paco Correa-Pacovision/NYC, Dennis Dorfmeister-Showtime/Hauppauge, NY, Mitchell Bard-Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, Randy Ingram-WISH/WNDY TV/Indianapolis, Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago, Arthur Reinstein-Corus Entertainment/Toronto, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Tom Boyd-WGN-TV/Chicago, Gary Moglovkin-CBS TV Studios/Studio City, CA, Gayle Gluck-Summer Camp Productions/LA, Richard Quan-Heat/San Francisco, Anne Wettig-Fox/Fox Sports/LA
Today’s Trivia Question
For which series did Holland Taylor win an Emmy? (Email email@example.com 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.).