DAILY DIGEST – 5.2.18

ROSEANNE wins night but is down nearly a point; greenlights and renewals across linear & streaming channels; upfront 2018 schedule

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

TUESDAY, 5.1.18 ABC CBS NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.1/4 0.9/4 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 4.89 10.18 5.69 2.32 1.37

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. Roseanne (ABC) 2.5/11 10.31
  NCIS (CBS) 1.2/5 12.12
  The Voice (NBC) 1.2/5 7.48
  Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.7/3 3.07
  The Flash (The CW) 0.6/2 1.69
       
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) 1.5/6 6.1
       
9 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 1.2/5 4.57
  Bull (CBS) 1.1/5 10.32
  Rise (NBC) 0.7/3 3.83
  LA to Vegas (FOX) – F 0.5/2 1.8
  The 100 (The CW) 0.4/2 1.06
       
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 1.1/4 3.89
  New Girl (FOX) 0.5/2 1.46
       
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/4 8.11
  Chicago Med (NBC) 0.9/4 5.75
  For the People (ABC) 0.6/3 2.23

Ratings Report:

  • Some show dropped with a sizeable thunk on Tuesday night, with ROSEANNE taking the biggest hit overall. While it still won the night with a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, it nevertheless is down nine tenths of a point from a new episode two weeks ago. The slump dragged down THE MIDDLE right after it, which came down half a point from last week, drawing a 1.5. The rest of the night was fairly steady; BLACKISH (1.2) dropped a tenth while SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (1.1) picked up a tenth. FOR THE PEOPLE earned a 0.6 for the night.
  • Fox was similarly down across the board, with LETHAL WEAPON (0.7) dipping by two tenths. The season finale of LA TO VEGAS hit a bump during its finale, dropping a tenth to round out a mostly solid 0.7 season average with a 0.5. NEW GIRL was also down a tenth to 0.5.
  • THE VOICE on NBC took a tumble as well; its 1.2 rating is an all time low for the singing competition. Singing drama RISE (0.7) fell a tenth behind it, while CHICAGO MED (0.9) was even with its last episode.
  • NCIS the original ticked up slightly for CBS, drawing a 1.2 for the night, while both BULL (1.1) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.9) held steady. CW was similarly steady with both THE FLASH (0.6) and THE 100 (0.4) even with last week.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Monday, April 30, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:13 PM 4,689 1.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 3,184 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,136 1.1
LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 2,054 1.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:45 PM 2,532 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,878 1.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 2,340 0.8
TEYANA AND IMAN VH1 9:00 PM 1,479 0.7
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,506 0.6
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 9:30 PM 1,182 0.6
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 10:00 PM 1,198 0.5
NHL SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS 7:03 PM 1,381 0.5
AMERICAN DAD TBS 10:00 PM 825 0.4
FAST N LOUD DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,224 0.4
NHL SEM FINALS L NBC SPORTS 10:01 PM 1,006 0.4
TEEN MOM OG MTV 9:00 PM 733 0.4
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 9:00 PM 1,329 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,782 0.3
TEEN MOM: YOUNG AND PREG MTV 10:01 PM 609 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,600 0.3
DEAD OF NIGHT INVEST 10:00 PM 1,146 0.3
ANW: NINJA VS NINJA USA 11:11 PM 780 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,245 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 9:00 PM 1,150 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 867 0.3

Of Note:

  • TNT’s continued coverage of the NBA playoffs captured the top spot on cable Monday night, with the game between the 76ers and Celtics scoring a 1.8 among 18-49s and drawing in 4.69 million viewers.
  • As usual for most weeks, WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW remained in the number 2 and 3 spots this week, maintaining the same 1.1 peak from last week and dropping to a 1.0 in its third hour. LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA on VH1 also nabbed a 1.1 for the night, climbing a tenth and good enough for the number 4 spot. Other VH1 shows stayed on the list as well, with LEAVE IT TO STEVIE holding steady at 0.6 and TEYANA & IMAN dropping slightly, falling from 0.8 to 0.7.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Ahead of upfronts, Fox has renewed EMPIRE for a fifth season. The music drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard has helped Fox to a steady Wednesday night win on broadcast since it premiered, and over the last season has averaged 11.3 million viewers across multiple platforms for the 2017-18 season to date and remains Fox’s No. 2 show behind newcomer 911.
  • Apple has greenlit ARE YOU SLEEPING? Starring Octavia Spencer. Sleeping was the first scripted show Apple put into development and has now officially ordered 10 episodes, with Hello Sunshine (Reese Witherspoon) and Chernin Entertainment (Peter Chernin) producing. The show provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.
  • As is becoming increasingly familiar with successful series lately, CBS has renewed All Access flagship drama THE GOOD FIGHT for a third season ahead of its season 2 finale. The OTT service that launched in early 2017 with Good Fight has performed admirably in its first 15 months on market, with subscriptions being driven largely through cross-platform campaigns such as with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, premiering first on the linear channel before moving exclusively to the streaming service (and renewed for a second season). CBS All Access will expand its offerings beginning in June with scripted sci-fi drama STRANGE ANGEL, and have greenlit a reboot of THE TWILIGHT ZONE with Jordan Peele helming, currently in pre-production.
  • Speaking of early renewals, here is another pair of them (and both credited with driving subscriptions to streaming services, similar to CBS/Good Fight). Following a monster premiere in which Hulu has seen its subscriber base surpass 20 million members, the streamer has renewed Emmy & Golden Globe winning drama THE HANDMAID’S TALE to a third season one week after the season 2 premiere. HBO has similarly followed, renewing sci-fi drama WESTWORLD for a third season two episodes into its current run.
  • For anyone heading to the upfronts in New York in 2 weeks, here’s a run down of the schedule:
    • SUNDAY, MAY 13
      • 9:30 PM: UTA 2018 Upfronts Party
        Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street
    • MONDAY, MAY 14
      • 10:30 AM: NBCUniversal Upfront Presentation
        Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas
      • 4 PM: Fox Upfront Presentation
        The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway,
      • followed by Post-Party,Wollman Rink, Central Park & 59th Street
      • 6 PM: Univision Communications Upfront 
        Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street
      • 6:30 PM: NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises invitation-only private concert of J Balvin
        The Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, 643 Park Avenue
      • 8:30 PM: NBCUniversal Private After-Party
        Del Posto, 85 10th Ave.
    • TUESDAY, MAY 15
      • 9 AM: ESPN Upfront
        Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th Street
      • 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 3 PM: Univision Communications Upfront(three more presentations)
        Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street
      • 4 PM: ABC Upfront Presentation featuring Jimmy Kimmel
        David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, 132 West 65th Street
      • 6 PM: ICM Partners Upfront Party
        Añejo Tribeca, 301 Church Street
      • 8 PM: Gersh Upfront Cocktails & Dinner
        The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery
      • 8 PM: Innovative Artists Party
        Slate, 54 West 21st Street
      • 8:30 PM: WME Upfronts Private Dinner for clients and studio executives
        Peter Luger Steakhouse, 178 Broadway, Brooklyn
      • 10 PM: Verve Upfront Party
        Bowlmor Times Square, 222 W 44th Street
    • WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
      • 10 AM: Turner Upfront Presentation
        The Theater at Madison Square Garden
      • 4 PM: CBS Upfront Presentation
        Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (57th Street and 7th Ave)
      • followed by Receptionat The Plaza Hotel, Main entrance on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
      • 9 PM: Turner Upfront Party,with a performance by The Killers and music from DJ Cipha Sounds
        Terminal 5, 610 W 56 St.
    • THURSDAY, MAY 17
      • 11 AM: The CW Upfront
        New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street
      • 7 PM: The CW Private After-Party
        Location not disclosed

 

 

 

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