DAILY DIGEST – 5.15.18

LUCIFER and SUPERIOR DONUTS series finales finish on up notes; ABC 2018-19 Fall Schedule; YouTube & Robert Downey Jr team on AI docuseries; Netflix and ESPN Films to release THE LAST DANCE basketball docuseries featuring Michael Jordan

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

MONDAY, 5.14.18 NBC ABC FOX CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 0.9/4 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.83 6.33 3.74 4.83 1.14

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, May 14, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 8.63
  Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 7.64
  The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.05
  Lucifer (FOX) – F 0.8/4 3.23
  Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.55
       
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.9/4 5.36
       
9 p.m. The Resident (FOX) – F 0.9/4 4.25
  Superior Donuts (CBS) – F 0.9/4 4.59
  iZombie (The CW) 0.3/1 0.73
       
9:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.15
       
10 p.m. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) 0.8/3 3.24
  Elementary (CBS) 0.6/3 4.42
  The Crossing (ABC) 0.5/2 3.71

Ratings Report:

  • It was a night of finales on Fox, but with little-to-no movement week to week. The recently canceled LUCIFER did manage to improve slightly on its numbers; the (now) series finale ticked up a tenth to 0.8 among adults 18-49 and a 13% increase in overall audience. The season finale for recently renewed medical drama THE RESIDENT scored a 0.9, even with last week and right in line with its seasonal average.
  • On CBS, in between BBT reruns, the night was mostly up; MAN WITH A PLAN improved by a tenth week-to-week to earn a 0.9, while recently canceled comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS rounded out its series two tenths up from last week, scoring a 0.9 in 18-49s, although overall audience was virtually the same week-to-week. ELEMENTARY earned a steady 0.6.
  • THE VOICE on NBC continues to perform mostly steady; for every tenth of a rating it drops, it always seems to pick it back up with a show or two and last night was no exception. VOICE ticked back up two tenths to 1.6 last night, with a slight improvement in audience (roughly 300K more), while survival series RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS faltered a tenth, earning a 0.8 this week.
  • ABC’s night was identical to last week; DTWS earned a 1.0 and THE CROSSING remained steady at 0.5. On the CW SUPERGIRL ticked up a tenth to 0.5 and iZOMBIE earned its usual 0.3.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, May 13, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 2,464 0.9
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS NBCSN 8:02 PM 1,925 0.7
WESTWORLD HBO 9:02 PM 1,586 0.6
HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE LIFETIME 8:00 PM 2,211 0.6
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 923 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,529 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,517 0.5
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 1,012 0.5
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 10:06 PM 1,199 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,507 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 976 0.4
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,223 0.4
LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME 10:22 PM 1,654 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,367 0.4
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,355 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:20 PM 1,027 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,343 0.3
TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 619 0.3
SILICON VALLEY HBO 10:16 PM 707 0.3
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 1,196 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 954 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,429 0.3
SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS THE JOKER’S WILD TBS 10:00 PM 818 0.3
BREAKING HOMICIDE ID 11:00 PM 1,130 0.3
CHUCK DEUCE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 559 0.3

Of Note:

  • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD topped cable on Sunday night, drawing both the highest rating at 0.9 (even with last week) and largest audience (2.46 million). Following closely behind was NBCSN’s live broadcast of NHL Semifinals. The hockey game drew a 0.7 and 1.93 million viewers. WESTWORLD on HBO rounded out the top three, holding steady with a 0.6.
  • Lifetime’s original movie HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE scored well for the network on Sunday night, earning a 0.6 in adults 18-49 and drawing in 2.2 million viewers, the second largest audience of the day.
  • Elsewhere on cable, SILICON VALLEY on HBO ended its season down a tenth, earning a 0.3; LAST WEEK TONIGHT was also at 0.3, and also down a tenth from last week.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • ABC FALL 2018-19 SCHEDULE | New programs in UPPER CASE
    • MONDAY
      8 PM — Dancing with the Stars
      10 PM — The Good Doctor
    • TUESDAY
      8 PM — Roseanne
      8:30 PM — THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
      9 PM — black-ish
      9:30 PM — Splitting Up Together
      10 PM — THE ROOKIE
    • WEDNESDAY
      8 PM — The Goldbergs
      8:30 PM — American Housewife
      9 PM — Modern Family
      9:30 PM — SINGLE PARENTS
      10 PM — A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
    • THURSDAY
      8 PM — Grey’s Anatomy
      9 PM — Station 19
      10 PM — How to Get Away with Murder
    • FRIDAY
      8 PM — Fresh Off the Boat
      8:30 PM — Speechless
      9 PM — Child Support
      10 PM — 20/20
    • SATURDAY
      8 PM — Saturday Night Football
    • SUNDAY
      7 PM — America’s Funniest Home Videos
      8 PM – DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS
      9 PM — Shark Tank
      10 PM — THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW
    • PROGRAMMING NOTES
      • To midseason:
        • AMERICAN IDOL
        • AGENTS OF SHIELD
        • SPLITTING UP TOGETHER
        • FOR THE PEOPLE
        • GRAND HOTEL (Drama) | NEW
        • THE FIX (Drama) |NEW
        • WHISKEY CAVALIER (Drama) NEW
        • SCHOOLED (Comedy) | NEW
      • Fox has posted trailers for all of its new shows for the 2018-19 season; check them out HERE
      • Robert Downey Jr and YouTube are teaming up for a new docuseries on artificial intelligence. The 8×60 series will feature RDJ as both host and narrator as he explores the field with researchers and leading experts in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts sharing their perspectives on A.I. The series will explore the impact of A.I. and how it is transforming the way we live and work — both now and in the future. The show is in pre-production with Network Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment producing, for a slated premiere of 2019.
      • Netflix and ESPN Films have partnered to produce a 10-part documentary series with basketball icon Michael Jordan. Due to premiere in 2019, THE LAST DANCE (current title) made with the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams, features more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the team’s championship run in the 1997-98 season, along with commentary from dozens of others sports luminaries. The series is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump.23.

 

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