Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ratings: June 19th-25th, 2018

Second week in a row that saw the Viacom networks devote their Sunday night to an awards program. Like last week, I included the top 2 telecasts (BET and VH1). All other networks saw numbers of less than 300k viewers each. Overall, the numbers were quite disappointing. That appears to be the general trend with awards shows this year.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ratings: June 12th-18th, 2018

Supergirl came to a decent close this week. I expect it to return in early October because it is expected to headline The CW's brand new Sunday night expansion (It will be paired with the reboot of Charmed). Other news of note includes the renewal of RuPaul's Drag Race and Untucked. Also, I included the VH1 and MTV numbers from last night's MTV Movie and TV Awards (It aired across all Viacom networks BET came in at just over 500k and all other airings were less than 300k each).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ratings: June 5th-June 11th, 2018

Thought I would include a new show to the list this week. I don't watch Claws, but I found it's ratings last season to be a bit intriguing. Several years ago, TNT was known for their broad appeal crime/detective/legal shows. Those shows would attract fairly substantial viewer levels, but the demos were modest. Those shows have since ended and TNT is in a phase where their interest seems to be focused on shows with morally questionable, at best, characters. It's a niche and a risk. Those shows don't attract a lot of viewers, and Claws is no different, but the thing that stands out to me is how young the show skews. You typically see demo numbers like these (compared to the viewership levels) associated with reality shows. That would be the thing to pay attention to and that is the reason why it got this second season. Its viewer numbers alone are not impressive and its demo numbers alone are okay for a cable scripted show, but if it makes moves like last season (where the numbers slowly creep up), the show could put itself in a position that will make TNT a very happy network.

Monday, June 11, 2018

VH1 Ratings: 2016

I'm going to take another week off from posting ratings for this first week of 2016. Everything will resume next week. In the meantime, I guess it's time to start the new list for this year even though The Breaks movie is the only thing I can put on it at the moment. This list will start filling up quickly since there are four shows premiering this month. As always, I will update the list at least once per week and I will continue to bump last year's list until Love & Hip Hop concludes for the season. (Updated: 6/12/18)

Note 1 (8/23/16): I can't find anymore listings for Shaunie's Home Court. I'm not entirely convinced that there were only 4 episodes in the season, so it may be reasonable to believe the show may be canceled.

Note 2 (9/13/16): I can barely keep up with all the schedule changes going on with VH1 Live!, so I will also attach the dates they aired next to the episode number.

Note 3 (5/30/2018):  VH1 finally decided to air the remaining Shaunie's Home Court episodes. Despite the very long hiatus, I will leave all season 1 episodes together in this post and I made a note of where the 2018 episodes began.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Ratings: May 29th-June 4th, 2018

The Americans received a modest bump in viewers for the series finale. There was a strong start as usual for America's Got Talent and I'm of the belief that Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant is starting to make a solid case for renewal. The ratings have risen over the last several weeks and the numbers are actually a little better than a lot of shows that continue to air on MTV.