NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 8-14

Trump ’60 Minutes’ Interview Can’t Top Daniels’

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who alleged an affair with Donald Trump before he became president, drew 22.1 million for her 60 Minutes interview last March. The president’s Sunday interview on the CBS newsmagazine was seen by 11.7 million. NBC won last week in primetime, averaging 7.8 million viewers. CBS had 7.3 million viewers, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 5.2 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.24 million, Ion Television had 1.18 million and the CW had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 1-7

FNC Draws Big Audience For Final Kavanaugh Vote

For the week in broadcast, NBC averaged 7.5 million viewers in primetime. CBS was second with 6.9 million, Fox had 6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo and the Ion Network tied with 1.19 million and the CW had 700,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 24-30

Tim Allen Tops Candice Bergen In Reboot Battle

The return of Tim Allen’s sitcom, Last Man Standing, reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. That was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned into the revival of Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown on CBS the night before

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 17-23

‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale Boosts NBC

NBC averaged 8.2 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 4.2 million, Fox had 4 million, ABC had 2.7 million, Univision has 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.32 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and the CW had 650,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 10-16

Record-Low Viewership For Emmy Awards

The decline to 10.21 million continues a troubling trend for televised awards shows. The Oscars audience this year was down 19% from 2017 and the Grammys were down 23%. NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 6.7 million viewers last week. CBS had 4.8 million viewers, ABC had 4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.31 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 3-9

Miss America Ratings Fall After Swimsuits Dropped

Buoyed by two NFL games, NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 9.3 million viewers. CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 3.52 million, ABC had 3.45 million, Univision had 1.32 million, Ion had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.25 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 27-SEPT. 2

‘Talent,’ Notre Dame Football Top Ratings

NBC won the week in primetime with an average of 5.1 million viewers. CBS had 3.5 million viewers, ABC had 3.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.18 million, Telemundo had 1.17 million and the CW had 780,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 20-26

Bad Week For Trump = Good Week For Maddow

MSNBC’s marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen’s plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s conviction on corruption charges. In broadcast, NBC won the week in primetime with an average of 4.9 million viewers. CBS had 4 million viewers, ABC had 3.6 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision and Telemundo were tied with 1.21 million and the CW had 770,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 13-19

MTV Stems Steep Decline In Video Awards Show

Television ratings for the awards show have been shrinking rapidly in recent years. Among viewers 18-34, MTV topped all other cable and broadcast numbers for the period of time that this year’s MTV Video Music Awards were on. For the four biggest broadcast networks, primetime ratings were down by 13% compared to the same week last year. Two of the three cable news networks had better ratings than the Fox network.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 6-12

Tiger Woods Juices PGA Championship Ratings

CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73% increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017. NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 4.1 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million viewers, CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 800,000 viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 30-AUG. 5

NBC Has Best Network Ratings In 2 Months

NBC averaged 4.7 million viewers for the week, CBS had 3.8 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.9 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo has 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW had 840,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 23-29

‘America’s Got Talent’ Is Viewers’ Summertime Pick

The talent contest has ranked as the most-watched program for the past five weeks, with last week’s show topping the No. 2 series, CBS’s 60 Minutes, by 65%.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 9-15

World Cup Finale Reaches 16 Million US Viewers

While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership from the 2014 World Cup finale, which featured Germany and Argentina. That game had 26.5 million viewers on ABC and Univision, Nielsen said.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 2-8

Rare NBC Win Among Total Viewers

NBC averaged 4.1 million viewers for the week, CBS had 4 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JUNE 25-JULY 1

NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dominates

The talent show was seen by 11.3 million people last week, more than four million more than the next closest show, a repeat version of 60 Minutes. However, CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 4.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.2 million, ABC had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million and the CW had 820,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: APRIL 2-8

Ratings Down For NCAA Final On Cable

The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, Nielsen said. That’s down sharply from the 23 million who saw North Carolina beat Gonzaga in the 2017 finals. CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 7.3 million viewers. NBC (4.82 million) and ABC (4.81 million) finished in a virtual tie for second. Fox had 2.3 million viewers, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 910,000. (AP photo/Morry Gash)

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 26-APRIL 1

‘Roseanne’ Delivers Double Whammy For ABC

Viewership for the show’s premiere shot up to 25 million people when delayed viewing for the three days after last Tuesday’s first showing is added. The increase of 6.6 million people sets a record for the biggest lift ever for a show in the three days after a premiere, Nielsen said. A lot of programs would be happy to get 6.6 million viewers, period.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 19-25

Stormy Daniels, NCAA Propel CBS To Top

CBS was the most-watched broadcast network in primetime last week, averaging 7.49 million viewers. NBC had 5.26 million, ABC had 4.78 million, Fox had 2.68 million, Univision had 1.51 million, Ion Television had 1.43 million, Telemundo had 1.09 million and the CW had 890,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 12-18

Ratings Illustrate Popularity Of Political Shows

Nielsen said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television last week were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each weeknight telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Lawrence O’Donnell. CBS was the most-watched broadcast network last week, averaging 7 million viewers. NBC had 5.6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 5-11

More Young Viewers For ‘World News Tonight’

ABC has consistently beaten NBC’s Nightly News for several months now among all viewers. But last week ABC won for only the second time in 136 weeks among adults 25-54. Now that the Olympics and football are done and the primetime focus is on regular programming, CBS won last week with an average of 7.2 million viewers. ABC had 5.3 million, NBC had 5.1 million, Fox had 3.1 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 26-MARCH 4

Oscars Power ABC To Primetime Victory

ABC won the week in primetime behind the Oscars, averaging 7.6 million viewers. CBS had 6.8 million, NBC had 5.1 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 19-25

Primetime Olympics Down 7% From Sochi

Nielsen said the NBC-only average in primetime was 17.8 million, or a 17% decline from Sochi. NBC said adding in cable and live-streaming viewing helped make the Olympics profitable. Viewership started out stronger than executives expected at the beginning of the Olympics and faded toward the end.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB 12-18

Snowboarders White, Kim Boost NBC To Win

For the week of Feb. 12-18, NBC averaged 17.62 million viewers. That bested the combined viewership of the three other major broadcast networks by the largest margin for any regular season, non-Super Bowl week since electronic “people meters” came into use, the network said. CBS was second with 4.48 million viewers, followed by Fox with 1.65 million, Univision with 1.43 million, Ion Television with 1.3 million, Telemundo with 1.18 million and the CW with 930,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 5-11

Olympics, ‘This Is Us’ Give NBC Ratings Win

NBC’s total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27%, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen’s electronic people meters began measuring ratings. NBC averaged 15.82 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 5.55 million viewers, ABC had 4.04 million, Fox had 2.85 million, Univision had 1.56 million, the CW had 1.37 million, Ion Television had 1.32 million and Telemundo had 1.11 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, JAN. 29-FEB. 4

‘This is Us’ Gets Big Boost From Super Bowl

The show was seen by just under 27 million people, its largest audience ever and the highest for any show with the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot in six years. With the help of the game, NBC averaged 23.1 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 6.1 million viewers, ABC had 3.8 million, Fox had 2.9 million, Univision and the CW tied with 1.42 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 22-28

Will Ferrell’s Return Bumps Ratings For ‘SNL

The latenight comedy show reached 7.47 million viewers for this past weekend’s show with Ferrell as host. However, CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 8.5 million viewers. ABC had 4.6 million viewers, NBC had 4.2 million, Fox had 3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.6 million, the CW had 1.3 million and Ion Television had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 15-21

NFC Title Game Helps Fox To Weekly Win

With a primetime football game, Fox won the week by averaging 10.6 million viewers. CBS had 6.9 million, ABC had 4.74 million, NBC had 4.69 million, the CW had 1.53 million, Univision had 1.47 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 1-7

NBC Wins Another Week In Primetime

NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 9.7 million viewers. CBS had 7.5 million, Fox had 5.7 million, ABC had 4.2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 750,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 25-31

Cold Weather A Boon For New Year’s Shows

More than 25 million people tuned in to see Ryan Seacrest ring in 2018 from a frigid Times Square, the biggest audience for ABC’s venerable New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since at least 1991. CNN and Fox also set standards for their celebratory coverage that night. With television networks knocked off their regular schedules on a holiday week, CBS averaged 5.7 million viewers in primetime to lead the broadcasters. ABC had 4.5 million viewers, NBC had 3.9 million, Fox had 3.3 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 970,000 and the CW had 910,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC 18-24

NFL, Funny Ladies, ‘Wonderful Life’ Top TV

NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 6.85 million viewers. CBS was second with 5.57 million, ABC had 3.33 million, Fox had 2.87 million, Univision had 1.31 million, Ion Television had 1.21 million, CW had 930,000 and Telemundo had 920,000. ESPN topped the cable networks with an average 2.52 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 11-17

Fox’s ‘Christmas Story’ Fails To Excite Viewers

Fox’s telecast was seen by 4.52 million viewers on Sunday night. That’s lower than any of the live plays that have been shown on broadcast television since NBC kicked off the trend in 2013 with The Sound of Music. CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 7.9 million viewers. NBC had 7.8 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Fox had 3.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, while Telemundo and the CW were tied with 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 4-10

Football Powers NBC To Another Ratings Win

Behind two football games, NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 8.1 million viewers. CBS had 6.8 million viewers, Fox had 4.6 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 1.7 million, the CW had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.27 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP, NOV. 27-DEC. 3

‘Today’ Dominates Ratings With Lauer Firing

It was the week’s top morning show. NBC also won the week in primetime, averaging 9.3 million viewers. CBS had 7.7 million, Fox had 5.4 million, ABC had 4.8 million, the CW had 1.8 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 20-26

NBC Wins Week, Narrows Gap With CBS

For the year to date, NBC has climbed within 902,000 viewers of CBS, the narrowest gap in 15 years, according to Nielsen figures. Longtime leader CBS has drawn 9.9 million viewers compared to NBC’s 9 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 13-19

Football Helped NBC To Another Ratings Win

As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night’s clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week’s most-watched program, while Thursday’s face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked third, Nielsen said. Sunday’s game was the fourth Sunday Night Football so far in this young season to top 20 million viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 6-12

Strong Ratings For Country Music Awards

The Country Music Association Awards on ABC was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. However, NBC won the week’s ratings race on the strength of two football games.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 30-NOV. 5

The World Series Home Run For Fox

A solid World Series enabled Fox to win the ratings race for a second straight week, averaging 9.7 million viewers in primetime. CBS had 8.2 million, NBC had 6.3 million, ABC had 4.5 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.3 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 23-29

Fox’s Hannity Tops Cable News Rankings

Sean Hannity’s move to the 9 p.m. timeslot paid immediate dividends for the network. President Donald Trump’s biggest cable news backer averaged 3.2 million viewers in October, topping Rachael Maddow’s 2.5 million. For the broadcast networks, baseball led Fox to the easy win for the week in primetime, with the network averaging 13.2 million viewers. CBS had 7.8 million, NBC had 6.9 million, ABC had 4.5 million, Telemundo had 1.48 million, Univision had 1.47 million, the CW had 1.35 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT 16-22

Viewership Down For ‘Walking Dead’ Debut

The AMC show had 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, down 33% from last fall’s seventh season premiere, which had 17 million. CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 8.8 million viewers. NBC had 7.5 million, winning among the 18-to-49-year-old age group watched closely by advertisers. ABC averaged 5.1 million viewers, Fox had 2.7 million, Telemundo had 1.43 million, the CW had 1.42 million, Univision had 1.4 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 9-15

DVR Viewing Shows ‘Good Doctor’ Is A Hit

CBS was the most popular network in primetime, averaging 8.9 million viewers. NBC had 7.3 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.9 million, the CW had 1.61 million, Telemundo had 1.57 million, Univision had 1.5 million and Ion Television had 1.2 million.