DAILY DIGEST – 10.30.18

THE VOICE continues to lead Monday primetime, but ratings are still falling; WALKING DEAD ticks back up after series lows; Propagate acquires Electus + Artists First

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

MONDAY, 10.29.18 NBC ABC FOX CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.3/6 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.56 8.14 5.29 5.79 1.06

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, October 29, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/7 9.33
  Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/5 8.32
  The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.13
  The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.93
  Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.16
       
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.8/3 4.4
       
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.4/6 5.65
  Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.59
  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.97
       
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.3/6 7.98
  A Very Wicked Halloween (NBC) – S 1.0/5 4.01
  Bull (CBS) 0.9/4 7.03

Ratings Report:

  • It was a mostly steady to up night across the primetime landscape, with NBC’s THE VOICE (1.8) earning the top rating of the night, despite being down a tenth from last week. A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN special closed out the night at 10pm, earning a respectable 1.0, down four tenths from MANIFEST’s average in the same time slot, but still in line with 2017’s ratings average around this same time.
  • ABC showed the biggest gains of the night, although it should be noted that there were local market pre-emptions for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Currently, both DANCING WITH THE STARS (1.2) and THE GOOD DOCTOR (1.3) are up, (one tenth for DWTS and two tenths for Doctor), but expect it to adjust slightly down in the finals.
  • Meanwhile, CBS had a fairly steady night; THE NEIGHBORHOOD (1.1), HAPPY TOGETHER (0.8), and MAGNUM PI (0.8) all matched ratings from last week, while BULL (0.9) ticked up a tenth.
  • Fox and CW had a similar night to the rest of the field as well – on Fox, THE RESIDENT maintained its 1.0 rating among 18-49s, while Ryan Murphy’s 911 rose up a tenth to 1.4 this time around. On the CW, both ARROW (0.4) and DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.3) were even with last week.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 5,095 2.0
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PHI VS. JAX NFL NETWORK 9:26 AM 3,590 1.3
SNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 12:30 PM 2,072 0.8
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 1,846 0.6
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:05 PM 1,822 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,559 0.5
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 878 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,072 0.4
HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWD FOOD 10:00 PM 1,051 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 1,028 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: MARTINSVILLE NBC SPORTS 2:51 PM 2,154 0.3
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 880 0.3
DOCTOR WHO BBC-AMERICA 8:00 PM 900 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,110 0.3
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 554 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,248 0.3
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 524 0.3
SNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 750 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 918 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:07 AM 633 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 648 0.3
MLB WORLD SERIES – RED SOX VS DODGERS FOX DEPORTES 7:59 PM 577 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 628 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES START NBC SPORTS 2:27 PM 1,608 0.2
THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 1,123 0.2

Of Note:

  • THE WALKING DEAD on AMC remains at the top of Sunday cable ratings and even managed to tick up a tenth this week from 1.9 to 2.0. Football predictably rounded out the top three; NFL Network’s broadcast of the Philadephia vs. Jacksonville game raked in a 1.3 among 18-49s, while a late night post game show trailed behind at 0.8.
  • Just outside the top three, TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE was even with the same 0.6 it earned last week. BBC America’s DOCTOR WHO (0.3) remained steady for a second week in a row, and a steady night for HBO as well. LAST WEEK TONIGHT maintained its usual 0.3 rating.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • DEVELOPMENT NEWS:
  • PROJECTS GREENLIT/ORDERED:
    • AMERICA | Historical Drama | FX | 9×60 | 2019

Log line: Tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by conservative Phyllis Schlafly. The series, told though the eyes of second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and others, explores how women’s rights in 1970s America helped give rise to the Moral Majority (aka Hypocrisy 101 by the Christian Republican Right) and its influence over politics.

  • Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly
  • BUSINESS BRIEFS:
    • Megyn Kelly is already exiting NBC’s TODAY and will no longer be affiliated with the news division following her outrageously ridiculous remarks concerning whether or not blackface is ok for Halloween (news flash: it’s not. No, not ever), but how much of her $69 million dollar contract will be paid out remains a key question. NBC news chief Andy Lack dug in its heels over the weekend, refusing to pay out the sum still left on her contract, and once again condemning her remarks. I’m no fan of Aryan Princess Kelly, but forgive me if I find Lack’s sudden hardline stance somewhat disingenuous after the way he hand-held Brian Williams through his lying scandal or protecting Matt Lauer despite years of sexual harassment allegations and reports.
    • Ben Silverman and Howard Owens of Propagate Content have acquired Electus, the company Silverman founded, as well as a majority stake in management/production company Artists First, from IAC. The price of the acquisition is around $50 million USD. Content assets wrapped up in the sale include RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (NBC), THE TOY BOX (ABC), JANE THE VIRGIN (CW), and DARKNESS (Discovery).

 

 

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