‘Harry’ Off To A Good Start In Syndication

The NBCUniversal distributed talk-variety series posted ratings gains of  27% from its year-ago time periods to a 1.4 Nielsen rating/4 share primary run average in the 56 metered markets

 

Harry Connick Jr.’s Harry, this season’s only new first-run strip launching nationally in syndication, had a strong debut Monday, Sept. 12.

The highly anticipated talk-variety series from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution opened up 27% from its year-ago time periods to a 1.4 Nielsen rating/4 share primary run average in the 56 metered markets.   

Compared to the most recent successful talk show premiere, Harry improved 56% over the 2014 debut of The Real, which already has a fourth season renewal.

In the all-important women 25-54 target demo, Harry took its time periods up 40% to a 0.7/4.

In top market New York, the show grew 60% from its year-ago time period average to a 1.6/5 in households on WNYW at 4 p.m.

Harry’s best first-day performance came in Fort Myers, Fla., where it scored a 5.1/13 at 3 p.m. on WINK and grew 219% over the station’s year-ago average.

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The first national ratings for the show are expected to be available later this month.


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Wagner Pereira says:

September 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I watched first day out of curiosity. Saw no reason to tune in today.

Carl Schulman says:

September 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Did not perform well in Market 18. Not at all.

megan dickey says:

September 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Put the music performances with Harry up higher in the show, make the interviews shorter, do some audience inter action and you might have something here. Still hopeful for harry.

Frederik Fleck says:

September 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Isn’t it amazing how we refer to a 1.4/4 as doing well today? I remember back to 1984-85 when “Name That Tune” was canceled after a 4.9/13 for the entire season.

    Brian Albert says:

    September 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    After reading the headline I was hoping for at least a 2.0 but these days a good start is anything over a 1.0 which is kind of sad.

Andrea Rader says:

September 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Let’s see what the ratings are in a few weeks after the newness factor fades.


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