DAILY DIGEST – 7.20.18

BIG BROTHER scores highest marks of the season; Bristol Palin signs on to TEEN MOM OG; First look at SyFy’s NIGHTFLYERS from George R.R. Martin

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

THURSDAY, 7.19.18 CBS FOX NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.9/5 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.1 2.83 3.06 2.82 0.56

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.05
  The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/5 2.83
  Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.7/3 3.7
  Take Two (ABC) 0.4/2 3.11
  Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.63
       
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 0.9/5 5.51
       
9 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.6/7 5.56
  Match Game (ABC) 0.6/3 2.97
  Trial and Error (NBC) – P 0.6/3 3.26
  Black Lightning (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.49
       
9:30 p.m. Trial and Error (NBC) 0.5/2 2.69
       
10 p.m. SWAT (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.3
  Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R 0.5/2 2.59
  The Gong Show (ABC) 0.5/2 2.38

Ratings Report:

  • BIG BROTHER has continued its improved march to victory in ratings once again this week. The show ticked up a tenth to 1.6 over last week’s 1.5 and improved overall audience by 6%, giving the series its best performing episode so far this season.
  • On Fox, THE FOUR maintained its 0.9 preliminary rating (and up a tenth from its final 0.8 rating last week). If the number holds, it will also achieve its highest rating so far this season.
  • On NBC, TRIAL & ERROR made its debut in back-to-back episodes, earning a 0.6/0.5, down from its season one 0.9 average, but with a drop to be expected, as season one aired during spring and season two is more in line with typical summer season averages.
  • TAKE TWO (0.4) and THE GONG SHOW (0.5) flipped timeslots this week and each dropped a tenth; however, while Gong Show’s audience shrank by 24%, Take Two grew by 11% with the switch. MATCH GAME was even at 0.6.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 8:00 PM 1,026 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,356 0.5
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 10:04 PM 1,825 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,141 0.4
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 9:00 PM 690 0.4
FULL FRONTAL W/SAM BEE TBS 10:30 PM 1,029 0.3
CATFISH: TROLLS MTV 10:01 PM 569 0.3
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 1,891 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,583 0.3
PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME 9:00 PM 1,588 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,594 0.3
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:01 PM 641 0.3
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:31 PM 619 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY 11:00 PM 888 0.3
SUITS USA 9:00 PM 1,265 0.3
OZZY AND JACKS WORLD DETOUR A&E 9:00 PM 766 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,136 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,689 0.3
REASONABLE DOUBT INVEST 10:00 PM 944 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,643 0.3
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 2,647 0.2
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 1,209 0.2
CUOMO PRIME TIME CNN 9:00 PM 1,185 0.2
MISFIT GARAGE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 884 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 657 0.2

Of Note:

  • VH1’s BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO held onto the top spot of the night yet again, despite similarly ticking down a tenth to a 0.5. Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC followed closely behind it, and rose one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5 this time around. Once again climbing high in the summer cable ratings, DR. PIMPLE POPPER on TLC rounded out the top three, also with a 0.5.
  • After ticking back up the week before, the Paramount Network’s YELLOWSTONE took a minor hit again in the Wednesday cable ratings this week. The Kevin Costner-led series scored a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.89 million viewers, down a tenth from the 0.4 it had scored last week.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Bit of a slow Friday for Hollywood (guess the break in the heat got everyone out of the office today), so only a few highlights for today:
    • This isn’t a stateside project, but interesting nonetheless: BBC has ordered JACK THE RIPPER (w/t) from BBC Studios, a one-hour special that will look at the murder of five women from the East End of London in 1888, while using modern cold-crime forensic and investigative techniques to search for the identity of the Ripper himself. Actress Emilia Fox will host the special, which is being slated to air late this year.
    • Bristol Palin, hypocritical abstinence-only advocate, and most famous for being pregnant as a teenager while her mother, Sarah Palin, bumbled through the 2008 campaign, has signed on to MTV’s TEEN MOM OG series and will be featured in the upcoming season. Cool, now I know what not to watch.
  • A few videos to round out the week:
    • A first look at NIGHTFLYERS, the George R.R. Martin sci-fi horror commissioned by SyFy. For a SyFy show (which typically has pretty low budgets), the production quality is excellent, and the trailer creeped me out – in a good way. See it HERE
    • If you haven’t been watching comedian Michelle Wolf’s THE BREAK on Netflix, now would be a good time to start. Check out the sharply satirical commercial Wolf put out for the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, titled “ICE IS.” Hits the nail on the head; check it out HERE

 

 

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