BACHELORETTE scores highs for ratings and audience size; Nickelodeon and Paramount bringing back RUGRATS; Netflix greenlights 2 series and 3 films from Millarverse in largest package deal to date
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/6||1.0/5||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.33||5.07||2.13||2.82||1.11|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, July 16, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.6/7||6.27|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.1/5||5.18|
|So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)||0.6/3||2.41|
|TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS) – R||0.5/2||2.61|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.3/1||1.4|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.84|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)||0.3/1||0.99|
|9:30 p.m.||Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.93|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/5||4.87|
|The Proposal (ABC)||0.8/4||3.46|
- THE BACHELORETTE on ABC led in both ratings and audience totals last night, hitting a new season high in both areas. The dating competition show scored a 1.6, tying its second episode back in June, but hit an audience high of 6.27 million. Only AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR on NBC came close to Bachelorette’s numbers, up a tenth this week to 1.1, while grabbing 5.18 million viewers. Later in the evening, THE PROPOSAL on ABC earned a steady 0.8, while a new episode of DATELINE on NBC earned a 0.9.
- On CBS, a low rated rerun of TKO (0.5) didn’t do much to prop up a new episode of SALVATION, which earned a steady 0.3, while ELEMENTARY returned after a two week hiatus to 0.4, even with its previous new episode.
- Fox’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE dropped a tenth again this week, earning a 0.6, while CW had its usual steady 0.3s for both PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, July 15, 2018
|90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER||TLC||8:00 PM||1,864||0.6|
|90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW||TLC||10:12 PM||1,599||0.5|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADULT||11:30 PM||974||0.5|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1,917||0.4|
|MEXICO LIFE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,889||0.4|
|FOOD NETWORK STAR||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,497||0.4|
|MEXICO LIFE||HOME||10:30 PM||1,863||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,806||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,040||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:30 PM||1,705||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:00 PM||1,627||0.3|
|BAR RESCUE||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||790||0.3|
|ON THE CASE WITH PZ||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,428||0.3|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE||HOME||11:30 AM||812||0.3|
|AMERICAN MONSTER||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,369||0.3|
|REVENANT, THE||FX||5:30 PM||1,138||0.3|
|SHARP OBJECTS||HBO||9:01 PM||1,100||0.3|
|MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS||ADULT||12:00 AM||563||0.3|
|SHARK WEEK 50 BEST BITES||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||852||0.3|
|TOTAL BELLAS||E!||9:00 PM||594||0.3|
|WICKED TUNA: OUTER BANKS||NATIONAL GEO||9:00 PM||1,017||0.3|
- After taking a noticeable hit the week before, POWER has returned to the top of the Sunday cable ratings. The Starz series scored a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, up four-tenths from its previous 0.3, and a tenth higher than its season premiere’s 0.6. A pair of 90 DAY FIANCE franchise spinoffs rounded out the top three with a 0.6 and 0.5.
- Bravo’s THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF THE POTOMAC also managed to tick up this week, up from a 0.3 to a 0.4. On TNT, CLAWS was down one-tenth with a 0.4.
- Following its series premiere, HBO’s “Sharp Objects” took a predictable hit in the ratings with its second episode. This time around, the Amy Adams-led limited series raked in a 0.3 with 1.10 million viewers Sunday night, down two-tenths from its premiere’s 0.5.
- Not even breaking the top 50 was WHO IS AMERICA? the Sasha Baron Cohen led “comedy” show on Showtime. Look, I loved Ali G back in 2005 too, and Borat will always have a special place in my heart, but time has revealed little growth in Cohen’s shtick. Coming in at an embarrassing 78th place with barely a 0.1 in adults 18-49, the show only managed to grab about 327,000 viewers in Live+Same Day. Let me spare you the tedious drudgery of watching and direct you to the only good clip: Kinder Guardians.
- Nickelodeon is digging out more iconic properties from its 90s (retreads are still a thing? Shocker!). The latest revival is a 26-episode order for new installments of RUGRATS, the eye-popping cartoon following the secret lives of babies and toddlers Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica. The new version will also introduce new characters and go hand-in-hand with a CG/Live action film to be produced by Paramount Pictures. Production is already underway with the original creators serving as executive producers, while the movie has set a release date of 13 November 2020.
- Netflix announced that it has picked up two series and greenlit three films based on the Mark Millar universe of worlds and characters. Quick details below:
- Largest multi-project deal Netflix has done since the original Marvel package (four series and a limited event)
- TV Series:
- JUPITER’S LEGACY (superhero based)
- AMERICAN JESUS (multi-lingual series following a 12-year-old boy who discovers he’s Jesus Christ)
- SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER
- Netflix acquired Millarworld (Millar’s comic publishing company) less than a year ago and includes such stories as KICK ASS, KINGSMAN, and OLD MAN LOGAN, all of which have successfully transitioned to screen projects.
- Netflix has published one comic with Millarworld, THE MAGIC ORDER
- Further details on the projects can be found HERE
- Channels are increasingly paying more and more for huge IP rights, in addition to closing richer overall deals to take talent off the table. So far, the only other company that’s coming close to Netflix’s spend on rights is Amazon, which paid $1 billion USD for television. rights to JRR Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS [refresher on that HERE]