DAILY DIGEST – 5.24.18

SURVIVOR finale tumbles to lowest-ever rating; CMT & Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano team up for BACHELORETTE WEEKEND; YouTube Premium greenlights soccer travel series F2 FINDING FOOTBALL

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

WEDNESDAY, 5.23.18 FOX CBS NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/6 1.3/5 1.0/4 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.6 6.81 5.33 2.57 0.91

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. Empire (FOX) – F 1.6/7 5.22
  Survivor (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – F 1.4/6 7.4
  Movie: Toy Story 3 (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.72
  Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.6/3 3.83
  Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.99
       
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – F 1.2/5 6.08
  Star (FOX) – F 1.2/5 3.98
  The Originals (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.84
       
10 p.m. Survivor Reunion (CBS) – S 1.1/5 5.64
  20/20 (ABC) 0.5/2 2.28

Ratings Report:

  • It was a somewhat slow night on broadcast, as the networks continue to wind down their Spring seasons. On CBS, SURVIVOR: GHOST ISLAND wrapped up with its lowest-rated finale, earning a 1.4, even with last week, but down half a point against both the spring and fall 2017 finales. A follow-up special, SURVIVOR REUNION, earned a 1.1 among adults 18-49, three-tenths ahead of CODE BLACK’s recent performance in the same time slot.
  • On Fox, EMPIRE (1.6) and STAR (1.2) both closed out their latest seasons; EMPIRE was even with last week, while STAR fell off a tenth.
  • NBC wrapped up the 19th season of LAW & ORDER: SVU with a 1.2 and up two tenths from last week, and even with the 2017 finale.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NBA PLAYOFFS – CONF FINALS TNT 9:00 PM 8,296 3.1
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:32 PM 3,735 1.7
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,195 0.7
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 1,813 0.6
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 1,607 0.6
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,259 0.4
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 1,790 0.4
LAST OG, THE TBS 10:30 PM 1,040 0.4
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,615 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,061 0.4
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 1,645 0.4
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS STARS MTV 10:00 PM 564 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,672 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,237 0.3
TOSH.O COMEDY 10:00 PM 547 0.3
CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 882 0.3
GOOD BONES HOME 9:00 PM 1,478 0.3
KNIFE OR DEATH HISTORY 10:03 PM 880 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,708 0.3
HIDDEN POTENTIAL HOME 10:00 PM 1,362 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,501 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 697 0.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 571 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,317 0.2
WEB OF LIES INVEST 9:00 PM 1,003 0.2

Of Note:

  • TNT’s broadcast of the Rockets versus Warriors NBA conference finals game predictably took the top spot on cable, miles ahead of other programming with a 3.1 rating among 18-49s and 8.3 million viewers. The channel’s additional INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS special followed up in second position, earning a 1.7, while WWE SMACKDOWN on USA rounded out the top three, scoring a steady 0.7, the same as last week.
  • Elsewhere in cable ratings, TBS’ critically acclaimed comedy THE LAST OG held steady with a 0.4 for a second week in a row, while Bravo’s latest season of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN continues to earn steady ratings, also at 0.4.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Following a lackluster premiere and sluggish season 3 ratings, CBS has canceled medical drama CODE BLACK. Season 3 opened to soft ratings; the 0.7 season opener was down 33% over last year, when the series was already heavily on the bubble. For the 2018-19 season, CBS will be without a single medical show on its primetime schedule.
  • CMT has greenlit a docuseries following the Nashville-based company Bach Weekend, which specializes in creating once-in-a-lifetime bachelor/ette experiences for soon-to-be brides and grooms. From SallyAnn Salsano, the prolific creator behind such MTV hits as JERSEY SHORE and FLORIBAMA SHORE, BACHELORETTE WEEKEND will follow founder and owner Robbie and his team – Nicole, Rosa, Liz, Rachal and Johnathan – as they work tirelessly to ensure that their high-maintenance (and often inebriated) clients have a flawless experience.
  • YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) and Whistle Sports has teamed up to create F2 FINDING FOOTBALL, a soccer travel series that follows Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch — known for their soccer tricks and tips videos — as they travel the world bringing together football talent and celebrity guests in locales such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, France and Thailand, in what YouTube describes as a fusion of culture, community and sport. The F2 Freestylers YouTube channel (check it out HERE) currently has 7.5 million subscribers and videos regularly reach over a million views within a week of being released.
  • CNN Films has teamed with award-winning documentarian Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated and Music By Prudence) to produce AMERICAN JAIL, a feature length doc that explores what fuels the country’s prison system. Using animation and commentary to illustrate the complexities of the challenge surrounding changing the system, Williams examines the history of incarceration in America and its origins in the practice of indentured servitude, and even slavery, as well as the need for labor to maintain and fuel the prison industry. The doc also presents a range of stakeholder positions and offers working examples of potential solutions, even traveling to the Netherlands for cases of success, to address the “prison pipeline” that criminalizes the mistakes of the poor and the vulnerable.

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