BIG BROTHER tops a sleepy Sunday while ABC game shows lose ground; Bravo greenlights new talk show with Jerry O’Connell; Univision seeks to sell Fusion Media Group
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/5||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.91||4.8||2.97||1.15|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Sunday, July 8, 2018
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.7/3||4.41|
|60 Minutes (CBS) – R||0.6/3||7.27|
|Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC)||0.3/1||1.92|
|One Strange Rock (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.87|
|8 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.3/6||5.12|
|Celebrity Family Feud (ABC)||1.1/5||6.25|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||3.52|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.3|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.16|
|9 p.m.||The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC)||0.9/5||5.05|
|Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.6/3||1.4|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.36|
|9:30 p.m.||Ghosted (FOX)||0.4/2||1.05|
|10 p.m.||To Tell the Truth (ABC)||0.8/4||3.94|
|Shades of Blue (NBC)||0.5/2||2.92|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.44|
- CBS’ BIG BROTHER continued to rule over summer Sundays, earning a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, a tenth higher than last week. On the other side of the spectrum, a new episode of (recently canceled) GHOSTED earned a 0.4, even with its own performance, but still three tenths below of what a rerun of BOB’S BURGERS earned last week.
- Elsewhere on broadcast, ABC’s night of game shows trended down slightly; both CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (1.1) and $100,000 PYRAMID (0.9) were down a tenth after a week off, while TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.8) held steady.
- On NBC, a new installment of RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS earned a 0.3, two tenths below an installment earlier in the week. SHADES OF BLUE was even with a 0.5.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Thursday, July 5, 2018
|CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR||TNT||8:00 PM||1,473||0.5|
|FLIP OR FLOP||HOME||9:00 PM||1,991||0.4|
|JERSEY SHORE FV: JERSIES||MTV||8:00 PM||662||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,722||0.4|
|BEAT B. FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||1,080||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HOME||10:30 PM||1,661||0.3|
|QUEEN OF THE SOUTH||USA||9:00 PM||1,024||0.3|
|PRIMAL INSTINCT||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,253||0.3|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,917||0.3|
|MURDER CALLS||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,306||0.3|
|MUSIC CITY FIX||HOME||11:00 PM||1,152||0.3|
|GROWING UP HIP HOP||WETV||9:00 PM||530||0.3|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:30 PM||918||0.3|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||10:01 PM||847||0.3|
|STORY, THE||FOX NEWS||7:00 PM||2,331||0.2|
|STEVEN UNIVERSE||CARTOON||7:30 PM||829||0.2|
|HANNITY SPECIAL||FOX NEWS||9:00 PM||3,122||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:00 PM||884||0.2|
|MUSIC CITY FIX||HOME||11:30 PM||1,014||0.2|
|TOTAL SHORE TAKEOVER||MTV||9:00 PM||389||0.2|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,077||0.2|
|DOUBLE DARE NEW||NICKELODEON||8:00 PM||951||0.2|
|SWAMP MYSTERIES||HISTORY||9:00 PM||1,351||0.2|
|SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,172||0.2|
- It was a slow and sluggish Thursday on cable, with TNT’s broadcast of Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR taking top honors, earning a 0.5 among adults 18-49 and 1.47 million viewers. MTV’s JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION rounded out the top three with a 0.4 (a far cry from where it premiered, over a 1.0).
- Elsewhere on the list, A&E’s LIVE PD took several spots in the top 25, earning 0.3-0.2 spread across three airings and averaging roughly 883k viewers per airing.
- Nickelodeon’s revival of DOUBLE DARE continues to perform solidly; the game show earned another 0.2 for the week.
- Bravo is going meta on its own shows, greenlighting REAL MEN WATCH BRAVO hosted by actor Jerry O’Connell and executive produced by its pet EP Andy Cohen. RMWB will, of course, see O’Connell and other male celebrities dish on the most talked about moments of the week from Bravo’s shows, offering everything from advice to The Real Housewives to picking sides on “controversial” Bravo feuds. While the channel is trying to spin the show as guys admitting to their “not-so-secret addiction” to Bravo shows, it frankly sounds like nothing more than an overproduced infomercial for its more popular shows, and my hunch is that it will only appeal to their endemic audience. Pass.
- After teaming up for a successful strategy that saw the pilot MIXTAPE passed on by FBC, but picked up by Netflix, broadcast studio 20th Century Fox and cable/streaming studio Fox 21 will continue to collaborate on projects, a major strategy shift at the TV studio. For a breakdown of how the new structure will work and how they plan to take projects to market, check out Deadline’s article HERE.
- Two years after a much-hyped acquisition, Univision is already looking to unload Fusion Media Group, the entity formed from a half-dozen websites from the former Gawker Media empire. While the original plan in acquiring some of Gawker’s most popular sites was to reach a young audience, growth and development has stalled amidst a rash of upper-management exits and a canceled IPO push earlier this year. While it is unclear what Univision is seeking in unloading the portfolio of heavily-trafficked sites, a bid to sell a 20% stake in the group for $200 million USD failed in 2017. Should you have any interest in knowing more about FMG’s portfolio of sites, feel free to reach out to me or Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- A pair of trailers for today:
- Netflix has released its first look at the sixth season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. While I stepped out mid-way through season 4 (I was pretty over it once Piper got a sudden hankering for smoking crack), the newest season looks to be getting back to its roots, and I may be back in. Check it out HERE
- After a week of teases, tweets, and cryptic remarks, Showtime and Sasha Baron Cohen have unveiled WHO IS AMERICA?, a new satirical talk show starring Cohen. While I doubt it will be anything much different from his Ali G/Borat/Brüno schtick, here’s the teaser, should you be intrigued: TEASER