DAILY DIGEST – 12.20.17

THE VOICE leads the night, but falls short of 2016 finale, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL slips again, Michael Hirst (VIKINGS) opens independent production company Green Pavilion Entertainment

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

TUESDAY, 12.19.17 NBC ABC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/7 0.9/4 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.85 3.83 4.68 1.99 1.03

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Voice: Recap (NBC) 1.4/6 7.86
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) – R 1.0/4 4.25
A Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban (CBS) – S 0.6/2 5.14
Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R 0.6/2 2.63
Movie: Big Game (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) 0.2/1 1.03
8:30 p.m. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (ABC) – S 0.9/4 3.38
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – F 2.0/8 10.84
The Year: 2017 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S 0.8/3 3.84
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.01
The Mick (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.38
9:30 p.m. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX) – S 0.4/2 1.31
10 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/3 3.88

Ratings Report:

  • The finale of THE VOICE easily led the night on Tuesday, though it was off half a point from its 2016 fall closer, but narrowly beat the spring finale by a tenth.
  • It was an otherwise light night of original programming leading up to the holidays. ABC specials PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE earned a 0.9 in adults 18-49, while the News’ division special THIS YEAR: 2017 scored a 0.8.
  • Other holiday specials on broadcast included CBS’ annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (0.6), FOX’s ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS, which scored a 0.4, airing at the odd time of 9:30pm ET.

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Monday, December 18, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 8:15 PM 9,411 3.1
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:39 PM 2,695 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,085 1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,803 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,470 0.8
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 8:00 PM 1,518 0.8
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,847 0.7
REMY & PAPOOSE VH1 9:00 PM 1,238 0.6
TEEN MOM MTV 9:00 PM 1,073 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 1,734 0.6
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 6:00 PM 1,522 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 9:11 PM 1,760 0.5
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,276 0.5
DECORATE DISNEY HOLI MAGIC FREEFORM 8:00 PM 1,243 0.5
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 1,651 0.5
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 10:01 PM 716 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1,009 0.3
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT 12:30 AM 729 0.3
CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHLG FOOD 10:00 PM 1,008 0.3
TENDER TOUCHES ADULT 12:45 AM 630 0.3
RACHEL MADDOE SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,550 0.3
NBA REGULAR SEASON NBA-TV 10:30 PM 622 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 550 0.3
PEOPLE MAG INVESTIGATES INVEST 10:00 PM 1,050 0.3
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 1,023 0.3

Of Note:

  • Predictably, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL still topped cable, although ESPN’s broadcast of the game between Atlanta and Tampa Bay scored a 3.1 among adults 18-49, down four tenths from last week’s game between New England and Miami. Just as predictable, SPORTSCENTER grabbed the number 2 spot with a 1.1.
  • The rest of the top 5 was rounded out by USA’s weekly 3-hour broadcast of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, earning a 1.0 at its peak in the 8pm hour and declining to a 0.8 by the 10pm hour.
  • LOVE & HIP HOP fell slightly, dropping a tenth to 0.8 this week.
  • Also dropping a tenth was The Discovery Channel’s STREET OUTLAWS, down to 0.7 from last week’s 0.8.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Great commentary by Peter Bart of Deadline Hollywood, summing up the dark mood swirling around US media this year racked with scandals, mergers, and the banishment of net neutrality. Read it HERE.
  • Michael Hirst, creator of VIKINGS and THE TUDORS, has launched his own independent production company, with a first-look deal at MGM. Green Pavilion Entertainment consists of Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan and James Flynn, who will develop and produce high-end dramas for both domestic and international markets.
  • Discovery and Group Nine Media are set to roll out CASH LIFT, a digital companion series to the returning CASH CAB. The show features the same game play format, but this time in a hotel elevator instead of a taxi. Episodes will be released on both the Discovery Go and Facebook Watch platforms. The series is the first collaboration between Discovery and Group Nine on a digital series that complements an existing linear show.
  • Research firm Parrot Analytics conducted a deep dive into television analytics, measuring the various ways US viewers express their demand for shows, creating a list of the market’s most in-demand scripted showrunners for both comedy and drama. While many of the names are not surprising, it’s still an interesting read, given the amount of data analyzed. Check it out HERE.

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