Fox News Ends 2019 With Biggest Primetime Ratings Ever

DMAS 90 & 148

Quincy Adds Comscore In Two More Markets

The move follows Quincy Media’s adoption of the measurement service at its WXOW in La Crosse, Wis.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Ellen’s Greatest Night Of Giveaways’ Delivers

NBC got an early holiday gift in Tuesday’s ratings with the debut of Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways. The special, in which Ellen DeGeneres and a host of other celebrities give gifts to deserving people, drew 6.81 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. It grabbed a bigger total audience than a Tuesday edition of The Masked Singer on Fox and tied The Voice for the night’s second-best demo rating.

Dec. 8 ’60 Minutes’ Delivered Its Biggest 25-54 Rating In A Year

Fox News Begins December At Top Of Cable Ratings

OVERNIGHTS

CW’s ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Crossover Strong

NBC’s The Voice delivered its biggest total audience in six weeks on Monday, and it also led the adults 18-49 rankings for the night. Part two of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover drew solid numbers, while The Moodys took a big hit on Fox.

OVERNIGHTS

Miss Universe Slips, ‘Madam Secretary’ Ends Up

Fox’s broadcast of the Miss Universe competition Sunday brought in smaller ratings than it did a year ago. Sunday Night Football was also down (though still dominant), and the series finale of CBS’s Madam Secretary is at season highs in the early numbers. The CW’s Supergirl also hit season highs with the start of the network’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.

OVERNIGHTS

Thursday NFL Sacks ABC’s Holiday Movie

Fox’s Thursday Night Football is on track for one of its biggest audiences of the season, and the game dominated Thursday’s primetime results. ABC’s movie Same Time, Next Christmas, meanwhile, drew a so-so audience, one in line with Hallmark Channel’s most recent holiday films.

OVERNIGHTS

‘The Moodys’ Off To Decent Start For Fox

Fox’s holiday comedy The Moodys premiered to decent ratings Wednesday, coming in ahead of the season averages for its time period’s regular occupant, Almost FamilyThe Masked Singer led the 18-49 ratings for the night, and NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center scored a total-viewer win — though it was down for the third straight year.

OVERNIGHTS

‘The Voice’ Goes Low As NBC Tops Quiet Night

The network’s showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas tops the night in adults 18-49, and Fox’s The Resident hits a season high in viewers.

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OVERNIGHTS

‘911’ Rises With Fall Finale, ‘Voice’ Tops In Viewers

The Fox drama hits multi-week highs in both adults 18-49 and total audience, leading the network to a demographic win Monday.

WFTV Orlando Dominates Nov. Before 2 Anchors Depart

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Good Doctor’ Top 3-Day Viewing

Grey’s Anatomy and Blue Bloods are also strong performers over the first quarter of the 2019-20 season.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Sunday Night Football’ Rules Again

NBC’s Sunday Night Football drew a big audience to watch the Houston Texans beat the New England Patriots, 28-22. The game averaged 18.92 million viewers in the fast nationals, up 11% over last week’s early numbers (which ended up at 20.83 million in the finals) and the best for NBC’s telecast since Nov. 10.

OVERNIGHTS

Dolly Parton Special Delivers For NBC

NBC got solid ratings Tuesday from its special devoted to Dolly Parton, with the two-hour show outdrawing the same-day season averages for This Is Us and New Amsterdam in total viewers.

Fox News Tops Basic Cable for 41 Consecutive Months In Total Day

OVERNIGHTS

‘9-1-1’ Tops ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale

Fox’s 9-1-1 continued its solid fall run Monday. Although its same-day ratings were off a little, it still will likely end up leading the broadcast pack among adults 18-49 ahead of The Voice and the finale of Dancing With the Stars.

OVERNIGHTS

‘American Music Awards’ Steady But Low

ABC’s broadcast is in line with its 2018 numbers, but last year was the show’s weakest outing ever.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fall Finale Scores

The final Grey’s Anatomy of 2019 finished on top of Thursday’s adults 18-49 ratings among entertainment programs. Thursday Night Football declined week to week, but Fox’s broadcast still led the night by a sizable margin.

MSNBC Debate Draws Least Of Any This Year

Wednesday’s Democratic debate drops 31% in the key demo from CNN’s last month, attracting 6.5 million viewers.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Masked Singer’ Rebounds, ‘Chicago’ Trio Rises

The Masked Singer rebounded from last week’s series-low ratings to reclaim the top spot among adults 18-49. NBC’s Chicago dramas also improved, closing out their fall runs with Wednesday’s three largest total audiences.

OVERNIGHTS

‘New Amsterdam,’ ‘This Is Us’ Hit Highs

NBC swept all three hours of primetime in adults 18-49, as the final This Is Us and New Amsterdam episodes of 2019 both improved and The Voice held steady. The two dramas also scored multi-week highs in total viewers.

OVERNIGHTS

CBS Comedies Rise, ‘The Voice’ Leads Monday

CBS comedies The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola hit season highs in total viewers Monday night. NBC topped primetime on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 thanks to The Voice.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Sunday Night Football’ Takes A Loss

Early numbers for NBC’s telecast are down significantly week to week, while CBS’s 60 Minutes gets an NFL bump.

FNC, ABC Draw Big Impeachment Numbers

The first day of the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump drew over 13 million total viewers across the broadcast and news networks combined. Fox News’s coverage from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. drew the highest total viewership of any network, averaging around 2.9 million sets of eyeballs. Of the broadcast nets, ABC was tops with 2 million total viewers watching its impeachment coverage between 9:50 am and 4 p.m.

OVERNIGHTS

CMA Awards Rebound, Top ‘Masked Singer’

The CMA Awards bounced back some from last year’s all-time low, drawing about a million more viewers than they did in 2018. The show’s 18-49 rating was slightly behind last year, however, reaching a new low.

Multiplatform Data Shows Big Viewing Shift

Shows like Grey’s Anatomy and This Is Us are getting huge bumps from digital platforms and longer measurement of delayed viewing.

Can NBC Halt Jimmy Fallon’s Ratings Tumble?

A politics pivot for The Tonight Show doesn’t pay off as the network swaps showrunners and observers say “let Jimmy be Jimmy.”

Millions Watched Opening Of Trump Hearings

For six hours, career diplomats George Kent and Bill Taylor sat before Congress and answered questions. But from the immediate media response, it was hard to shake the sense that the proceedings didn’t pierce partisan gridlock or pre-set opinions.

OVERNIGHTS

‘The Voice,’ ‘This Is Us’ Carry NBC On Tues.

The two shows put up steady 18-49 ratings, while CBS’s NCIS remains No. 1 in total viewers.

‘9-1-1’ Beats ‘The Voice’ To Lead Monday

The Fox drama also hits a three-week high in total viewers and helps the network lead the night in adults 18-49.

ABC Dropping Live+Same Day Ratings

ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said Monday that ABC will no longer be sending out Nielsen Live+Same Day ratings figures for the network’s programming that isn’t live. The new policy begins Tuesday, Nov. 12. In an increasingly time-shifted viewership universe, the network is following the lead of fellow Big 4 broadcaster Fox, which made the same move under then 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Television Group co-chief Dana Walden a few years back.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Shark Tank’ Hits Season High

ABC also gets improvements from two other shows, and Sunday Night Football scores more big ratings for NBC.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Young Sheldon’ And ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Rise

The CBS comedy draws its biggest total audience of the season, and ABC’s long-running drama leads the 18-49 pack among non-sports shows.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Broadcast Commercial Ratings Are Roadkill

The compromised C3 metric and the slower-burning fuse of C7 have done next to nothing to offset the ravages of commercial avoidance, offering about as much protection from ratings erosion as an umbrella provides in the shadow of an earthbound boulder.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Masked Singer’ Returns Down, Still Leads

The Masked Singer‘s return from two weeks off for the World Series brought lower ratings than its last outing — but it still led Wednesday’s 18-49 ratings by a sizable margin. NBC’s Chicago Med finishes first in total viewers Wednesday but trails Fox’s unscripted hit by a good margin in adults 18-49.

3rd Hour Of ‘Today’ Delivering Year-Over-Year Audience Growth

OVERNIGHTS

‘Little Mermaid Live’ Scores Big For ABC

The hybrid film presentation and live musical delivers the best 18-49 rating for an entertainment program this fall.

More Turnover At Comscore: Livek Named CEO

Troubled measurement company Comscore announced that Bill Livek has been named CEO as the company reported a loss for the third quarter and a decline in revenues.