DAILY DIGEST – 10.16.18

CW’s ARROW returns down; THE WALKING DEAD sinks to a new series low on cable; Samuel L. Jackson to host limited docuseries ENSLAVED

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

MONDAY, 10.15.18 NBC FOX ABC CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/8 1.3/5 1.1/5 0.9/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.08 5.48 5.73 5.95 1.02

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, October 15, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) – (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/8 9.85
  The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.41
  Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/5 7.12
  The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.79
  Arrow (The CW) – P 0.4/2 1.42
       
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.9/4 4.76
       
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.5/7 6.16
  Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.42
  Constantine: The Legend Continues (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.61
       
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) 1.5/7 7.53
  The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.1/5 6.97
  Bull (CBS) 0.7/3 6.34

Ratings Report:

  • CW’s scripted premieres continued this Monday with the seventh season debut of ARROW. Like most veteran shows across primetime, the show was down from its 2018-19 premiere; this time around the show scored a 0.4, two tenths down from the 0.6 premiere of 2017-18, but in line with its season average. The special CONSTANTINE: THE LEGEND CONTINUES raked in a 0.2 for the network.
  • NBC continues to be on top, thanks to THE VOICE’s 1.9 rating among 18-49s. However, it is down against itself, dropping a tenth week to week. MANIFEST was also down by two-tenths, but still led the 10pm timeslot at 1.5.
  • ABC had an ok night; DANCING WITH THE STARS matched its final rating from last week, scoring a 1.0 this time around, while THE GOOD DOCTOR slipped a tenth to 1.1.
  • Conversely, Fox had a strong night; both THE RESIDENT (1.0) and 911 (1.5) bounced back up a tenth this week, while 911 led the 9pm hour in both rating and audience (6.16 million).
  • Lastly, CBS’ freshman comedies stabilized this week, with both THE NEIGHBORHOOD (1.1) and HAPPY TOGETHER (0.9) remaining even with last week. BULL also continued to be steady at 0.7, but fresh action-binge MAGNUM PI continues to slump, dropping another tenth this week to 0.8.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, October 14, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 4,947 2.0
MLB ALCS: ALCS ASTROS-RED SOX TBS 6:59 PM 5,658 1.5
90 DAY FIANCE: BT90D TLC 8:00 PM 2,655 0.8
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:06 PM 1,694 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1398 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,315 0.5
DOCTOR WHO BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 1,119 0.4
DECORATE DISNEY HALLO MAGI FREEFORM 8:00 PM 932 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 1,172 0.4
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 867 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 793 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 870 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 982 0.4
HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOW FOOD 10:00 PM 942 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,220 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 613 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:30 PM 1313 0.3
SUNDAY MOVIE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA FREEFORM 9:00 PM 683 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 919 0.3
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:03 PM 919 0.3
HARVEY BIRDMAN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 566 0.3
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:01 PM 896 0.3
YOU LIFETIME 10:00 PM 711 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 616 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1376 0.3

Of Note:

  • While THE WALKING DEAD still managed to top cable on Sunday, it hit a new series low, dropping from its season 9 premiere’s 2.5 rating to a 2.0 in adults 18-49, four-tenths lower than its previous 2.4 series low.
  • TBS’ Astros vs. Red Sox live MLB broadcast came second with a 1.5 and 5.69 million viewers, while the “Tell All” special episode of TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS saw the series tick up week-to-week, from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8, and rounding out the top 3.
  • Following its season premiere from the week before, DOCTOR WHO experienced a small second-week dip on BBC America, falling from a 0.5 to a 0.4. E!’s KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS held steady with another 0.4. Showtime’s SHAMELESS scored a 0.3 for the second week in a row, as did HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” (0.3).

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • PROJECTS GREENLIT/ORDERED:
    • ENSLAVED | Associated | Fremantle handing WW rights | 6×60 Docu-series

Log line: Journalist Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) will helms the series which retraces the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions of Africans, over hundreds of years, to a life of slavery. The doc and its host will go in search of the sunken slave ships that went down with their human cargo.

  • Samuel L. Jackson is the host (also a licensed diver)
  • Series is timed to coincide with the 400-year anniversary since the first African was brought to the New World as a slave

 

 

 

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