DAILY DIGEST – 6.5.18

THE BACHELORETTE improves on ABC; SYTYCD premiere slumps for Fox; Miss America Organization axes swimsuit competition

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

MONDAY, 6.4.18 NBC ABC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.2/5 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 4.72 4.87 4.37 2.78 1.53

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, June 4, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/7 5.78
  Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 1.5/7 4.72
  So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) – P 0.7/3 3.21
  Mom (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.53
  Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.85
       
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.17
       
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.39
  9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.5/2 2.34
  Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – P 0.3/1 1.14
       
9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.4/2 1.28
       
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) 0.6/3 4.37
  The Crossing (ABC) 0.6/3 3.04

Ratings Report:

  • THE BACHELORETTE on ABC led the night on Monday, building on its premiere numbers from last week. The long running dating show ticked up two tenths to earn a 1.6 among adults 18-49 and helped out sci-fi drama THE CROSSING, which improved by a tenth this week, landing a 0.6.
  • NBC led the night overall, with Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals averaging a 1.5 for the 3-hour broadcast.
  • On the CW, SUPERGIRL also improved week-to-week, earning a 0.5 and up a tenth. The summer premiere of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? opened to a 0.3 among 18-49s, in line with its average from last summer. A second episode improved slightly on rating and viewership, increasing to a 0.4 and 1.28 million viewers overall.
  • The only down news for the night was for Fox; the season 15 premiere opened lower than last year, earning a 0.7 this summer versus a 0.9 for the season 14 opener in 2017. However, the 0.7 rating is in line with the average earned over last summer.

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, June 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1,971 0.6
WESTWORLD HBO 9:00 PM 1,386 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,055 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 1,513 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:04 PM 1,114 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,501 0.4
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 936 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 1,141 0.4
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 FX 6:00 PM 964 0.4
NACAR M.E. CUP RACING FS1 1:54 PM 2,672 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,141 0.4
FN STAR: COMEBACK KITCHEN FOOD 9:00 PM 1,312 0.4
NBA PREGAME ESPN 7:00 PM 1,034 0.4
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,906 0.4
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 1,895 0.3
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 1,785 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,642 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,703 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,788 0.3
JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 665 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 AM 708 0.3
TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 654 0.3
SOUTHERN CHARM NEW ORLEANS BRAVO 9:00 PM 873 0.3
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 7:30 PM 1,437 0.3
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES ESPN 3:38 PM 1,039 0.3

Of Note:

  • FEAR THE WALKING DEAD led a quiet Sunday night in cable, albeit at a series-low 0.6, while HBO’s WESTWORLD improved a bit, rising from the previous week’s series low. The show drew a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.39 million viewers, up from 0.4 and 1.11 million on Memorial Day weekend. It finished second in the 18-49 demographic among cable originals for the day. Rounding out the top three was a new episode of ROBOT CHICKEN, drawing a 0.5, in line with its season average.
  • New series POSE on FX (Ryan Murphy) and SUCCESSION on HBO started fairly quietly, each finishing out of the top 25. Both had 0.2 ratings in adults 18-49.

OTHER NEWS:

  • It only took 97 years, but the Miss America Organization is finally casting aside its origins as a bathing beauty contest. Beginning with the September 2018 finals, the nearly 1000-year-old competition will no longer be a pageant where contestants are judged on their outward appearance, the bathing suit portion of the competition will be eliminated and in its place will be an interactive portion between the state finalists and panel of judges, highlighting her achievements and goals in life, and how she will use her talents, passion and ambition to perform the job of Miss America. The popular talent portion of the competition will remain intact.
  • The quest to keep ROSEANNE 2.0 on the air without its lead continues forward. Since the sudden cancellation of the show last week after racist tweets by Barr, executive producer Tom Werner and show co-star/executive producer Sara Gilbert are still fighting for the chance to keep the rest of the cast and crew employed. Pitches for a revamped show without Barr have been positively received so far, and a creative meeting between the producers and ABC is set for next week.

 

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