ROSEANNE reruns tie The VOICE for top spot on broadcast; Nickelodeon set to bring back popular game show DOUBLE DARE
THE VOICE and AMERICAN IDOL in near tie on Monday; ABC greenlights new dating show THE PROPOSAL; music documentary based on disgraced producer Lou Pearlman set at YouTube Red
SCANDAL ends series on a high note; MTV picks up prank series TOO STUPID TO DIE
LAW & ORDER: SVU bounces up thanks to a boost from a Wednesday edition of THE VOICE; CBS renews 11 shows with comedies notably absent; 2 new docuseries from NatGeo
BLACK LIGHTNING finale keeps steady rating; Sports Illustrated rolls out new OTT service; BET announces several new unscripted series for 2018-19
SUPERGIRL returns down but bolsters iZOMBIE; WALKING DEAD Finale lowest since Season 1; Rogers & Cowan launches Clickable Media Group with scheme to click & purchase products during show content
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.5/6||1.1/4||0.8/3||0.7/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.64||5.96||3.73||4.78||1.38|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, April 16, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.7/7||9.23|
|American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.3/5||6.85|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS)||0.9/4||5.29|
|Supergirl (The CW)||0.5/2||1.9|
|8:30 p.m.||Man with a Plan (CBS)||0.8/3||5.09|
|9 p.m.||The Resident (FOX)||0.9/3||4.29|
|Superior Donuts (CBS)||0.8/3||4.52|
|iZombie (The CW)||0.3/1||0.85|
|9:30 p.m.||Living Biblically (CBS)||0.6/2||3.54|
|10 p.m.||Good Girls (NBC)||1.0/4||4.45|
|Scorpion (CBS) – F||0.7/3||5.12|
|The Crossing (ABC)||0.7/3||4.17|
- NBC won the night overall despite THE VOICE (1.7) being down two tenths. GOOD GIRLS was steady with a 1.0.
- On ABC, AMERICAN IDOL fell in similar fashion, dropping .2 to 1.3 (its same rating as Sunday), while new sci-fi drama THE CROSSING slipped a tenth to 0.7.
- CBS comedies were mostly steady for the night, although MAN WITH A PLAN faltered a tenth from last week, coming in at 0.8. The finale of SCORPION scored a 0.7, even with last week’s penultimate episode.
- After a few weeks off for each, THE RESIDENT (0.9) returned to Fox steady with its last episode, while LUCIFER came down a tenth to 0.7.
- SUPERGIRL returned slightly down for the CW after a two-month hiatus, earning a 0.5 for the night among 18-49s, down from the 0.6 it earned from its last episode. It did, however, bolster iZOMBIE, which rose a tenth 0.3 this week.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, April 15, 2018
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||7,916.0||3.4|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||9:00 PM||4,413.0||1.9|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||6:30 PM||4,100.0||1.7|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||10:10 PM||4,090.0||1.6|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||1:09 PM||3,203.0||1.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,531.0||1.0|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||11:30 PM||2,026.0||1.0|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||11:17 PM||2,002.0||0.8|
|NBA PREGAME||TNT||6:00 PM||1,590.0||0.7|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,054.0||0.5|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||1,382.0||0.5|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:01 PM||1,226.0||0.4|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,226.0||0.4|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,294.0||0.4|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,370.0||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||10:00 PM||1,200.0||0.4|
|SOUTHERN CHARM NEW ORLEANS||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,092.0||0.4|
|SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS THE JOKER’S WILD||TBS||10:00 PM||935.0||0.4|
|HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,431.0||0.3|
|DROP THE MIC||TBS||10:28 PM||778.0||0.3|
|BALLMASTRZ: 9009||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||702.0||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,389.0||0.3|
|HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,377.0||0.3|
- THE WALKING DEAD wrapped its latest season considerably up from last week, earning a 3.4 among adults 18-49 and grabbing 7.92 million eyeballs, up .6 over last week and 19% audience lift. The finale helped the season opener of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD quite a bit, which turned in a 1.6 rating and 4.09 million viewers, up from 1.2 and 3.11 million viewers for the 2017 premiere.
- The other three slots in the top five were all scooped up by TNT, which aired live broadcasts of NBA playoff games throughout the night, with the opening game for the Timberwolves-Rockets series scoring the highest at 1.9 among 18-49s and 4.41 million viewers.
- Elsewhere in cable, REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA ticked up a tenth to 1.0, while LAST WEEK TONIGHT on HBO remained steady at 0.4. Adult Swim animated series MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES (0.5) and BALLMASTRZ: 9009 (0.3) both remained in the top 25, although each fell by .1 week to week.
- Hulu has confirmed that it is working on a music docuseries surrounding the disastrous 2017 Fyre Music Festival. Set to premiere in 2019, the series recounts the events leading up to and during the Bahamian festival, as well as its eventual collapse and aftermath. The show will feature interviews with inside sources ranging from local Bahamians and stranded festivalgoers to vendors, investors and others. The concert was originally supposed to be an ultra-luxury experience with villas, gourmet food, and music acts, but instead descended into chaos, attendees out thousands of dollars, 8 (currently pending) lawsuits, and Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland indicted on wire fraud. Cinemart is heading production, with John Amato and Dana Miller (Billboard) and Angela Freedman and Sharmi Ghandi (Mic) on board as executive producers.
- A year after it was in pilot contention, ABC has greenlit a re-tooled version of THE GOLDBERGS SPINOFF to a series of 10 episodes. The 1990 set pilot episode ran as an episode of the flagship series back in January, putting up a 1.7 among adults 18-49, in line with The Goldbergs season average, and prompting some to speculate then whether ABC would bring the show on for the 2018-19 season. Currently titled SCHOOLED, the comedy will be mostly set around the teachers and administrators of William Penn Academy, where the Goldberg kids attend school.
- Fox has announced that THE FOUR will be back 7 June with original host Fergie and judges Meghan Trainor (the only one with a heart), P. Diddy (the Tool…I mean, “music mogul”), and DJ Khaled back on board. Notably absent is music producer and executive Charlie Walk, who exited the show amid allegations of past sexual misconduct. No word yet on who, if anyone, will replace him.
- Here’s one that really caught my eye: Rogers & Cowan, the publicity firm, has launched Clickable Media Group, an in-house studio content development and production arm. Their first project (due out 15 May) is CLICK MY CLOSET, a short-form webisode series that features celebrities and their stylists, and gives online viewers the opportunity to locate and purchase the fashion featured in the show. Each of the twenty 5-minute segments take viewers into the actual homes and wardrobes of well-known talent with their stylists, and beyond the voyeuristic look at the celebrity/stylist relationship as stars dress for anything from red carpets to dinners or Coachella, viewers can click outfits for purchase them or share them with friends. It’s a fascinating way to create an additional revenue stream inside of content (wonder how long it will be before other content creators catch on and create similar clickable engines for longer content – if the advertising and ability to purchase is embedded right into a show’s storyline, it eliminates the need for ad breaks while still maintaining an ad presence. Just spitballing).
Comey interview scores top marks for ABC; CMAs remain strong year-to-year; Hulu Live to sponsor NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs & Finals
Night mostly steady for broadcast; DANCING WITH THE STARS announces all-athlete cast for 26th cycle
EMPIRE and STAR both hold top positions for Wednesday; new comedy THE LAST OG climbs the cable ratings list; Dwayne Johnson docuseries FINDING JUSTICE gets series order at BET; TKO physical game format finds host in Kevin Hart