NBC continues to win Mondays; WALKING DEAD rises back up over 2.0 for Andrew Lincoln’s farewell episode; Endemol Shine sale called off
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/6||1.2/5||1.1/5||0.8/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.1||7.74||5.27||5.39||0.97|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – November 5, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.8/7||8.98|
|Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.1/5||7.83|
|The Neighborhood (CBS)||1.0/4||5.76|
|The Resident (FOX)||1.0/4||4.97|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.3/1||1.07|
|8:30 p.m.||Happy Together (CBS)||0.8/3||4.2|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX)||1.2/5||5.57|
|Magnum P.I. (CBS)||0.8/3||5.21|
|DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)||0.3/1||0.87|
|10 p.m.||The Good Doctor (ABC)||1.3/6||7.55|
- NBC continues to have strong Monday nights, with a one-two punch of THE VOICE (1.8, same as last week) and MANIFEST. However, it should be noted that Manifest returned down a tenth after a week off, scoring a 1.3 this time around, the lowest to date of the season (I highly doubt this will make much of a difference in the long run; the show had the strongest start of any drama this season).
- Fox struggled a bit with one of its most popular shows; 911 was down to a series low 1.2 in 18-49s. THE RESIDENT held steady at 1.0 again this week.
- CBS, as usual, was the steadiest of the night, although freshman comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD slipped a tenth to a season-low 1.0. MAGNUM PI (0.8), BULL (0.8), and HAPPY TOGETHER (0.8) all hit identical preliminary marks to last week’s fast nationals.
- ABC is skewed due to MONDAY NGIHT FOOTBALL pre-emptions, so DANCING WITH THE STARS is currently up two tenths with a 1.1 in the key demo, and THE GOOD DOCTOR is up three tenths at 1.3 (they’ll both adjust down later in the day).
- CW had a quiet (and down) night; both ARROW (0.3) and DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.3) were down a tenth as well. With ratings down consistently across the board for superhero shows, Marvel shows being canceled on Netflix, and an overall drop in superhero development, it’s looking like that particular creative well is drying up.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, November 4, 2018
|WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||5,414||2.1|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:08 PM||2,703||1.0|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,931||0.7|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||1,466||0.6|
|90 DAY FIANCE||TLC||8:00 PM||1,757||0.6|
|KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,129||0.6|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: ROAD TO CHRISTMAS||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||2,705||0.5|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,384||0.5|
|ULT THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,185||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||887||0.4|
|UNEXPECTED: TELL ALL||TLC||10:00 PM||1,016||0.3|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||919||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||727||0.3|
|DREAM CORP LLC||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||606||0.3|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,834||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: TEXAS||NBC SPORTS||3:28 PM||2,266||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||593||0.3|
|BAHAMAS LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1,100||0.3|
|FX MOVIE PRIME: SECRET LIFE OF PETS||FX||8:00 PM||870||0.3|
|HAWAII LIFE||HOME||8:00 PM||1,167||0.2|
|BAHAMAS LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,059||0.2|
|ON THE CASE WITH PZ||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,120||0.2|
|DREAM CORP LLC||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||503||0.2|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,213||0.2|
- THE WALKING DEAD on AMC once again took the top spot on cable Sunday, ticking up a tenth to 2.1, based on the strength and popularity of Andrew Lincoln, who said farewell to the show. Post-show, TALKING DEAD followed up in the number two position, scoring a 1.0 among 18-49s. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA rounded out the top three with a distant 0.7.
- Elsewhere on cable TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE stayed steady with another 0.6, while BBC America’s DOCTOR WHO fell from its last episode’s 0.3 to a 0.2 this time around (a real shame, as the P’Ting is the cutest alien the show has created since the Adipose).
- DEVELOPMENT NEWS:
- American Idol announced today that Bobby Bones will be the in-house mentor for American Idol. Bones, a well-known award winning radio personality and best-selling author, will give multimedia advice and industry expertise, helping hopeful artists develop their voices and brands.
- NBC has canceled REVERIE after a single season. To be honest, I completely forgot about this show. It’s too bad, I really enjoyed the pilot script but was always dubious about the ability to produce the effects-heavy series on the 8-days-per-episode shooting schedule for broadcast dramas. The storylines failed to capture an audience, and the cost of producing it through the roof.
- BUSINESS BRIEFS:
- Endemol Shine’s sale has been called off after a protracted time on the market failed to attract any sizeable offers. The longest lasting potential buyer, ITV, pulled out last month with CEO Carolyn McCall noting that, “the timing didn’t feel right.” However, 21st Century’s 50% ownership will now be wrapped in to the Disney deal, while Apollo Global Management retains its 50%. That’s a weird content contrast: Disney, the company of cartoons, princesses, and innocence now owns half of the company that produces Black Mirror, arguably the most darkly terrifying show on television.
- AND IN OTHER, OTHER NEWS…
- It’s Election Day in the US, which stupidly falls on a Tuesday. For anyone out there wondering, the reason why elections are on Tuesdays is due to a weird adherence absurdly antiquarian notions. Voting days were standardized around 1845, when the US was a largely agrarian society and Tuesdays were considered ideal voting days, as the day-long trip to polling locations fell after the Sabbath and before Market days (traditionally Wednesdays). Seriously. It is 2018 and Americans vote on Tuesdays based on a decision made in 1845. Yep, makes total sense.