DAILY DIGEST – 6.20.18

AGT easily tops Tuesday primetime; Apple partners with Sesame Workshop for children’s programming; Facebook secures exclusive live rights to 8 PGA Tournaments

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

TUESDAY, 6.19.18 NBC FOX CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/9 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.88 2.07 4.86 2.43 0.83

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.1/9 11.65
  Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.28
  NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.71
  The Middle (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.08
  The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.76
       
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.57
       
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.69
  Love Connection (FOX) 0.5/2 1.86
  Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.93
  The 100 (The CW) 0.3/1 0.9
       
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.02
       
10 p.m. World of Dance (NBC) 1.4/6 6.32
  48 Hours: NCIS (CBS) 0.5/2 3.98
  The Last Defense (ABC) 0.5/2 2.5

Ratings Report:

  • AMERICA’S GOT TALENT predictably won the night, but fell a bit week-to-week. The variety show scored a 2.1 among 18-49s, down 5% from last week. However, it was only one of two shows to score over a 1.0 for the night. That honor also belonged to an NBC show; WORLD OF DANCE earned a 1.4, steady with last week.
  • BEAT SHAZAM (0.7), LOVE CONNECTION (0.5), and THE LAST DEFENSE (0.5) were all steady week-to-week for Fox.

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Monday, June 18, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 8:00 PM 2,100 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 2,975 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,001 1.0
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,734 0.9
FIFA WORLD CUP GS L FOX SPORTS 1:41 PM 1,931 0.8
TEEN MOM II MTV 8:00 PM 1,300 0.7
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,671 0.6
FIFA WORLD CUP GS L FOX SPORTS 10:39 AM 1,364 0.6
FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY L FOX SPORTS 12:58 PM 1,147 0.5
2018 MTV MOVIE AND TV AWARDS VH1 9:00 PM 1,135 0.5
2018 MTV MOVIE AND TV AWARDS MTV 9:00 PM 903 0.5
AMERICAN CHOPPER DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,242 0.5
FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY L FOX SPORTS 4:00 PM 964 0.4
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,402 0.4
BEST BAKER IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,426 0.3
LIVE PD: WOMEN ON PATROL LIFETIME 9:00 PM 966 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,787 0.3
FIFA WORLD TODAY L FOX SPORTS 9:56 AM 778 0.3
LIVE PD: WOMEN ON PATROL LIFETIME 9:30 PM 944 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HOME 9:00 PM 1,500 0.3
FIFA WORLD CUP GS L FOX SPORTS 7:41 AM 750 0.3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 2,860 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,475 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,704 0.3
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,923 0.3

Of Note:

  • WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW once again topped cable ratings on Monday, maintaining its peak 1.0 rating across the entirety of its 3-hour broadcast.
  • VH1’s LOVE AND HIP HOP: ATLANTA also stayed near the top of the list, earning a 1.0 among adults 18-49, but down a tenth from last week.
  • Fox Sports’ continued coverage of the FIFA WORLD CUP also landed several spots throughout the night with 0.8 – 0.3s.
  • On MTV, the network’s broadcast of the annual MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS landed in the top 25 of the night with a 0.5 and 903,000 viewers. (VH1’s simulcast of the awards show landed just a little higher with a 0.5 too, but 1.14 million viewers).
  • Lifetime’s premiere of LIVE PD: WOMEN ON PATROL scored back-to-back 0.3s for the new unscripted show, and retained 98% of its audience episode-to-episode.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Networks are beginning to announce premieres for the Fall. See the schedules for NBC and the CW below (new shows are in BOLD):
    • NBC – Fall 2018-19
      • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
        • 8 PM – The Voice
        • 10 PM – MANIFEST
      • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
        • 8 PM – The Voice
        • 9 PM – This Is Us
        • 10 PM – NEW AMSTERDAM
      • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
        • 8 PM – Chicago Med
        • 9 PM – Chicago Fire
        • 10 PM – Chicago P.D.
      • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
        • 8 PM – The Good Place (one hour)
        • 9 PM – Law & Order: SVU (two hours)
      • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
        • 10 PM – Dateline NBC
      • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
        • 8 PM – Superstore
        • 8:30 PM – The Good Place
        • 9 PM – Will & Grace
        • 9:30 PM – I FEEL BAD
        • 10 PM – Law & Order: SVU
      • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
        • 8 PM – Blindspot
      • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
        • 9 PM – Midnight, Texas
      • The CW – Fall 2018-19
        • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
          • 8 PM: The Flash
          • 9 PM: Black Lightning
        • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
          • 8 PM: Riverdale
            9 PM: ALL AMERICAN
        • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
          • 8 PM: Supernatural
          • 9 PM: ALL AMERICAN (Encore of Premiere)
        • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
          • 8 PM: Dynasty
          • 9 PM: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
        • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
          • 8 PM: Supergirl
          • 9 PM: CHARMED
        • MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
          • 8 PM: Arrow
        • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
          • 8 PM: Supernatural
          • 9 PM: CHARMED (Encore of Premiere)
        • MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
          • 9 PM: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
        • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
          • 9 PM: LEGACIES (Series Premiere)
        • New programming and development from several companies today:
          • Apple has picked up LITTLE AMERICA, a half-hour anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick). The timing for the series couldn’t be better, considering the atrocities at the US border. Instead, America is inspired by true stories featured in Epic Magazine, which feature slice-of-life portraits of immigrants in America.
          • Apple has also partnered with Sesame Workshop to create and produce children’s programming, spanning live-action, animation, and at least one puppet series. Sesame Workshop is best known as the educational nonprofit company behind SESAME STREET (the show will remain on public broadcaster PBS and is not part of the Apple deal).
          • Facebook has secured exclusive live coverage rights for eight PGA tournaments leading up to the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Facebook Watch will carry 60+ hours of live streamed coverage throughout the summer. This is the latest in a series of aggressive programming deals Facebook has closed in the sports arena, particularly in live, as they spark conversation and drive engagement with the platform for longer lengths of time, one of Facebook’s key measurements for success for Watch.
          • Immigration continues to be the hottest (and most polarizing) topic in the US, but luckily it’s turning out some decent development. Fresh Off The Boat author and restauranteur Eddie Huang has partnered with Propagate to produce CASH ONLY, an unscripted series that will explore race, identity, and multiculturalism through immigrant kitchens. Said Huang of the project, “While not all Americans understand and welcome immigration, a lot of the anger towards immigrants could be resolved if it wasn’t presented as a zero-sum game where dominant culture loses every time an immigrant is granted entry. I hope we can provide much needed perspective on this issue…”
          • Netflix has commissioned a 4-part factual series from British production company Emporium Productions. Titled INSIDE THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST PRISONS and hosted by journalist/ex-prisoner Raphael Rowe, the limited docu-series has secured unique access behind the bars of some of the toughest prisons on Earth, including Brazil, Ukraine, Belize, and Papua New Guinea. Rowe will talk to inmates, convicted serial killers, and drug gang lords, among others. The program is set to launch in July.
          • Catch the trailer for ABC’s twist on Titled CASTAWAYS, what the show has most going for it is the unique structure of the format. Personally, I think it looks like an unscripted mash-up CASTAWAY meets LOST, and for that alone, I’m looking forward to it. Check out the trailer HERE (the show premieres in the States on 7 August).
        • And finally, highlights of the latest business news from the US Market:
          • Sony Pictures TV is restructuring its international TV operations, consolidating management of its worldwide channels, home entertainment, and program sales under Keith Le Goy, distribution president for SPE.
          • In further streamlining and structural changes, SPE has launched a direct-to-consumer unit. The new division will be headed by Chief Digital Officer Eric Berger, and will consolidate leadership of Sony’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer channels, including Crackle, Funimation, Film1 OTT and Animax.
          • Endemol Shine Group has hired Deutsche Bank and Liontree to explore their various options for sale. The company is valued between $2.5-$4B USD including debt, and 21st Century Fox has already pass on an opportunity to buy all of the company.
          • MGM has acquired Big Fish Entertainment, the producer behind unscripted US hits such as A&E’s LIVE PD and VH1’s BLACK INK CREW. The company will continue to operate under its current moniker, although founder and president Dan Cesareo will now report to Barry Poznick.
          • Instagram unveiled its new hub for longform video today, IGTV. It should be noted that Instagram does not mean “longform” in the traditional sense, but rather content in the 7-10-minute range. Content will span unscripted and scripted entertainment, as well as some music videos, to be begin with. Side note: during its launch event this morning, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced that the social platform has reached 1 billion global users.

 

 

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