DAILY DIGEST – 5.31.18

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and MASTERCHEF kick off summer season with solid ratings; Big Fish Entertainment & Rovio team up for ANGRY BIRDS live-action game show

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

WEDNESDAY, 5.30.18 NBC FOX CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.53 3.61 5.5 2.43 0.82

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.2/5 5.35
  Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.0/4 3.61
  The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.24
  SEAL Team (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.98
  Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.81
       
8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.74
       
9 p.m. Code Black (CBS) 0.7/3 6.29
  Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.38
  The Originals (The CW) 0.3/1 0.84
       
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.19
       
10 p.m. Code Black (CBS) 0.7/3 6.23
  Reverie (NBC) – P 0.6/3 2.9
  Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.1
       
10:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.92

Ratings Report:

  • It was another night of summer premieres on broadcast Wednesday night. Leading the back overall was the premiere of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR on NBC, pulling in an average of 1.2 over the 2-hour show, down two tenths from its premiere last summer. Later on, NBC’s VR police drama REVERIE scored a 0.6 and retained just over half of the lead-in audience from ANW.
  • On Fox, MASTERCHEF returned for its ninth season with a 1.0 rating among 18-49s, a mere tenth down from last season’s 1.1 premiere.
  • On CBS, recently canceled CODE BLACK returned with two back-to-back episodes, both of which scored a 0.7, a tenth down from its previous 0.8 two weeks ago.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Monday, May 28, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:55 PM 14,810 5.7
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 11:34 PM 5,779 2.4
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 8:00 PM 3,188 1.1
LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 1,921 0.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 2,593 0.8
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,591 0.8
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 9:00 PM 1,590 0.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,300 0.7
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 12:25 AM 1,607 0.7
TEEN MOM II MTV 9:00 PM 1,199 0.6
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,388 0.5
AMERICAN CHOPPER DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,334 0.5
CASEY ANTHONYS PARENTS A&E 8:00 PM 1,506 0.4
SHAUNIES HOME COURT VH1 10:00 PM 953 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME 9:00 PM 1,900 0.4
SELECCION MEX UNIVISION 8:53 PM 903 0.4
TEEN MOM YOUNG AND PREG MTV 10:01 PM 672 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,899 0.4
SHAUNIES HOME COURT 1B VH1 10:30 PM 805 0.4
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,181 0.3
MOVIE – ORIGINAL PREM: GIRL IN THE BUNKER LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,284 0.3
FIRST TAKE L ESPN 10:00 AM 778 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,782 0.3
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 748 0.3
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,342 0.3

Of Note:

  • TNT captured the top spot of the night with its live broadcast of the Warriors vs Rockets NBA conference final game, which scored a 5.7 with 14.81 million viewers. As per usual this time of year, the pre-game and INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS specials rounded out the top 3 with 2.4 and 1.1s.
  • On VH1, LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA broke its recent 1.0 streak and fell one-tenth to a 0.9 this time around. Similarly, Bravo’s BASKETBALL WIVES was down another tenth to a 0.7 with 1.59 million viewers.
  • “WWE Monday Night Raw” took a small hit in the Monday cable ratings this week. The USA broadcast fell another tenth from its previous 0.9 to a 0.8 peak rating in adults 18-49 across its 3-hour-long runtime.

OTHER NEWS:

  • Big Fish Entertainment, maker of the popular ANGRY BIRDS mobile game, has partnered with Rovio Entertainment to develop the smartphone app into a live-action game show. Currently titled ANGRY BIRD CHALLENGE, it will incorporate large-scale obstacle courses with classic defense zones comprised of water, wood, ice, and stone barriers, all modeled after the game. Teams also get to pick their own challenges, which will be part of the strategy for finishing the course the fastest. They must race to reach the “castle tower” and save as many eggs as possible. Joe Lawson, head of content licensing for Rovio is handling inquiries into development and distribution; no US network has yet attached to the project.

 

 

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