DAILY DIGEST – 1.29.18

Grammy Awards down 26% from 2017; CBS order pilot reboots for MAGNUM P.I. and CAGNEY & LACEY

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

SUNDAY, 1.28.18 CBS ABC NBC FOX
Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.0/18 1.0/4 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 16.68 4.83 2.55 1.17

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Sunday, January 27, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
7 p.m. Grammy Red Carpet Live (CBS) 2.2/9 9.96
  America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 1.0/4 6.17
  Dateline (NBC) (7-9 p.m.) 0.7/3 3.7
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.09
       
7:30 p.m. Grammy Awards (CBS) (7:30-11 p.m.) – S 5.4/19 17.64
  Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/1 0.93
       
8 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.9/3 4.76
  The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.31
       
8:30 p.m. Ghosted (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.01
       
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 1.1/4 4.47
  Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.38
  Movie: Neighbors (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) 0.4/1 1.39
       
9:30 p.m. LA to Vegas (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.29
       
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 1.0/4 3.91

Ratings Report:

  • The Grammy Awards may have won the night by a sizable margin for CBS last night, but the numbers are still more than 2 points off from last year and down several million in viewers. In fast nationals, last night’s Grammys earned a 5.4 in adults 18-49, down 26% from last year’s rating (7.3 in fast nationals), and 17.64 million viewers, down 23% in audience from 2017, when initial figures placed the audience size at 23 million (the show adjusted up to a 7.8/26.07 million viewers in final ratings). If you’re interested, a full list of the winners can be found HERE.
  • Only ABC aired any original programming – SHARK TANK held up well, earning a 1.1 in the 9pm hour and a tenth up from last week.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Thursday, January 25, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:37 PM 1,791 0.7
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:00 PM 1,644 0.6
NFL PROGRAMMING ESPN 9:05 PM 1,171 0.5
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 8:00 PM 895 0.5
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 894 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,874 0.4
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 12:51 AM 901 0.4
BETRAYED INVEST 10:00 PM 1,491 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 7:00 PM 1,145 0.4
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,593 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,684 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,036 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,077 0.3
NICK CANNON WILD N OUT MTV 11:00 PM 554 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,594 0.3
PERFECT SUSPECT, THE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,347 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,923 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,554 0.3
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,014 0.3
LIP SYNC BATTLE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 590 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 765 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 643 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP NASHVILLE HOME 9:00 PM 1,259 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 583 0.3
60 DAYS IN FL A&E 11:03 PM 625 0.3

Of Note:

  • TNT earned the top two spots once again on Thursday with NBA coverage. The later game between the Timberwolves and Warriors took the top slot, scoring a 0.7 in adults 18-49 and drawing in 1.791 million viewers, while an earlier game between the Wizards and Thunder earned a 0.6 and 1.644 million viewers.
  • Just behind NFL programming on ESPN was the newest season premiere of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, sashaying to a 0.5 and just shy of 1 million viewers for VH1. 60 DAYS IN once again rounded out the top 5, this week earning a 0.4.
  • LIP SYNC BATTLE on the recently rebranded Paramount Network fell two tenths this week, earning a 0.3 (down from its previous 0.5).
  • HANNITY is widening is rating gap on MADDOW – the conservative kook earned a 0.4 in the rating, a mere 0.04 ahead of Maddow (0.36, rounding up to 0.4), and still continues to lead the audience race by approximately 800,000 viewers.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Mark Gordon has been named Chief Content Officer for Entertainment One, which will now absorb all of his previous production banner, Mark Gordon Co. Said eOne CEO Darren Throop of the appointment, “Mark’s leadership over content creation across eOne underscores our vision to be the preeminent platform-agnostic content company in the world.”
  • Brent Montgomery has announced his new venture, an umbrella group known as Wheelhouse Entertainment, which will operate a number of production labels, talent-driven partnerships, and “360 businesses.” Montgomery will be joined in the venture by Ed Simpson, most recently the EVP, Business Development & International at ITV, who will become Chief Strategy Officer for Wheelhouse.
  • Netflix has announced March 30th as the premiere date for its newest docu-series RAPTURE. The 8×60 series goes inside the world of hip hop, and features artists T.I., 2 Chainz, and G-Eazy, among others, giving audiences an unprecedented look into the artists’ lives, their families and being on tour. The show is produced by New York urban culture brand Mass Appeal. Check out the trailer HERE.
  • Reboots for everyone! CBS continues on its retread trend, ordering updated versions of classic US cop dramas MAGNUM P.I. and female-duo CAGNEY AND LACEY to pilot. Pilot orders are coming in thick and fast from the networks – be on the lookout for our weekly update throughout pilot season, starting in February.

 

 

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