RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘The Bachelorette’ Hits Finale Low, ‘Under The Dome’ Down, ‘Siberia’ Matches Low

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 8:46am PDT

It was all The Bachelorette (2.6/8) all night on ABC on Monday. The two-hour Season 9 finale of the looking-for-love reality show saw Desiree Hartsock take a proposal from baseball player turned mortgage broker Chris … Read More »

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RATING RAT RACE: ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Season High, ‘Under The Dome’ Dips, ‘Siberia’ & ‘Get Out Alive’ Hit Lows

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 9:01am PDT

There was rain, there were kisses, insulin theft and there was a growing panic in Chester’s Mill last night on Under The Dome (2.7/8). The fifth week of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King-produced … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’ & ‘Bachelorette’ Even, ‘Siberia’ Down, ‘Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls’ Dips

Things really started getting heated Under The Dome (2.7/8) last night as an epidemic broke out and the residents of Chester’s Mill began to attack the barrier separating them from the rest of the world. While all … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’ Slips, ‘Get Out Alive’ Debuts Soft, ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Season Viewership High

Primetime television had it all last night with drama, reality and even a premiere – almost made summer feel like fall. Three weeks into its debut run, CBS’s Under The Dome (2.7/7) slipped … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’ Down, ‘Siberia’ Debuts Soft, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Falls In Returns

By | Tuesday July 2, 2013 @ 9:11am PDT

The second week of CBS’ Under The Dome (2.8/8) saw a few cracks in the new drama’s strong ratings shell. Following its big debut last week, the Amblin TV/DreamWorks TV-produced show was down 15% on Monday — not altogether unrespectable retention levels for the series based on Stephen King’s 2009 novel. Under The Dome was easily the top-rated show of the night and by far the most watched with 11.52 million viewers. Otherwise, CBS was all repeats Monday. Like on most almost-holiday summer nights, usage was down 5% among adults 18-49 and dipped 4% from last week. CBS was tops for the night in adults 18-49 and in viewers with 7.08 million.

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: NBC Scores! Stanley Cup Finals Most Watched In 19 Years

UPDATE, 4:08 PM: The battle for the NHL‘s Stanley Cup is over, and the Chicago Blackhawks were the victors Monday night. Now the final numbers are in and NBC looks to be a winner too with this year’s Stanley Cup Final turning out to be the most watched since 1994, when data first became available. The six-game series between the Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins averaged a 3.3 household rating with 5.76 million viewers on NBC and NBC Sports Network. That’s up 83% in household ratings and 91% million in viewers from the LA Kings-New Jersey Devils series in 2012. Individually, Monday’s 8:15–11 PM ET Game 6 pulled a 3.3/10 rating, up 65% from last year’s 2.0. In terms of household ratings, last night’s game received a 4.7 and was watched by 8.16 million viewers. That’s a rise of 52% and 66%, respectively, from last year’s series-clinching Game 6, resulting in the second-most watched Game 6 since 1994. The Blackhawks’ Cup-clinching on June 9, 2010, against the Philadelphia Flyers was the most-watched Game 6 with 8.28 million viewers. Overall, this year’s NHL playoffs averaged 1.47 million viewers across 84 games on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC. That result is the most-watched playoffs since ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox aired the Stanley Cup in 1997. Compared with the 1.24 million who watched last year’s playoffs on average, the 2013 Stanley Cup was up 18% in viewership.

The Top 10 markets for Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final were:
1. Boston (33.0)
2. Chicago (30.2)
3. Providence (22.5)
4. Buffalo (12.5)
5. Pittsburgh (7.8)
6. Minneapolis-St. Paul (7.3)
7. Milwaukee (7.0)
8. Hartford-New Haven (6.8)
9. Fort Myers (6.3)
10. St. Louis (5.8)
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Ratings Rat Race: ‘The Voice’ Rises, ‘Winner Is’ Ticks Up; ‘Bachelorette’, ‘Mistresses’ Slip

By | Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 9:27am PDT
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UPDATE PM: As expected, The Voice went up in the finals, to a 3.7 in 18-49. The Winner was adjusted down to a 1.9.

PREVIOUS: Last night’s performance finale of The Voice drew a 3.5/10 among adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers overall to secure another No. 1 Monday finish for NBC. Compared with last week’s fast national, the show rose 9% in 18-49 (6% from the final as the show is often adjusted up). But versus last season’s penultimate episode, The Voice was down 9%. The Voice also lifted its lead-out, new game show/singing competition The Winner Is (2.0/6), which was up a tenth from last week’s fast national (0.2 from the final, but it may be adjusted down again later today.) Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘The Winner Is’ Debuts Solid, ‘Bachelorette’ Ties Low, ‘Mistresses’ & ‘Oh Sit!’ Up, ‘Goodwin Games’ Down

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 8:52am PDT

Another week in the summer season and another reality show makes its debut. Last night it was NBC’s The Winner Is (1.9/6). Created by The Voice co-producers Talpa Media USA, the short-run series hosted by Nick Lachey is a mix of a game show and singing competition series with contestants vying for cash prizes or a verdict from the experts panel. On the ninth-show finale a $1 million grand prize will be up for grabs. The second-most-watched and second-highest-rated show Monday, The Winner Is was up 12% in adults 18-49 from NBC’s premiere of the Mark Burnett-produced Stars Earn Stripes on August 13 last year and down a tenth from the season finale of previous slot occupant Revolution last week. The top summer debut so far on any network, The Winner Is runs for one more Monday before moving to Thursdays on July 11.

A two-hour live performance edition of The Voice (3.2/10) served as The Winner Is‘ undoubtedly helpful lead-in. The night’s most-watched show with 11.54 million viewers, Voice dipped 3% from last week, tying a performance show low as the final five contestants of this season sang two tunes each heading into tonight’s results. As is typical with live shows, though, expect an adjustment in the final numbers later today. With 9.89 million watching, NBC won the night in total viewers and adults 18-49. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Revolution’ Rises In Finale, ‘Mistresses’ Debuts Soft, ‘The Voice’ Even, ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Low

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 9:03am PDT

The revolution was televised after all — or at least the first season of it. With blood, guts, power and a true blast of a cliffhanger, NBC’s Revolution (2.0/5) wrapped its freshman cycle last night with a 5% bump over last week. Despite a big break over the winter, the JJ Abrams-produced post-apocalyptic drama was the second-highest-rated new show of the 2012-2013 season after Fox’s The Following in the adults 18-49 demo. Not counting last night’s finale, the show’s most current season averages are a 4.2/11 rating with 10.9 million viewers overall. It helped NBC win Monday in total viewers and the demo.

On ABC and also at 10 PM,Mistresses (1.2/3) began its summer run after being pushed back from its scheduled May 27 debut. The steamy soap starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan was watched by just 4.42 million viewers and was the lowest scripted debut for ABC in almost two years — since the one-season Combat Hospital premiered on June 21, 2011. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bachelorette’ Premiere Hits Series Low, ‘Voice’ Falls To New Low, ‘Goodwin Games’ Flat

By | Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 8:52am PDT

The first full week of the summer season has begun and for two of the Big Four that meant a full slate on Memorial Day. On ABC, The Bachelorette (1.9/5) was back with a two-hour Season 9 premiere. The beginning of former Bachelor contestant Desiree Hartsock’s search for love started off down 27% from Season 8′s 90-minute premiere on May 14, 2012. That show was a lead-out from Dancing With The Stars. Head-to-head with NBC’s The Voice on Monday, last night’s Bachelorette was the lowest season debut in the show’s history. Monday’s season debut was also down from the 3.0/9 of Season 8’s finale on July 22. The Bachelorette season premiere was followed by a 20/20 (1.3/4) special hosted by Barbara Walters. 

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On NBC, The Voice (3.1/9) had judge Blake Shelton performing his new single, a rendition of Adele’s Skyfall Bond theme from one of the contestants, and more from the remaining finalists in anticipation of tonight’s chopping of the last 8 to 6. Continuing six straight weeks of decline, Monday’s Voice was down 11% from last week’s show. That’s a new all-time series low for a performance episode. However, the show was the highest-rated and most-watched (10.88 million viewers) of the night. Also, by the nature of live events, expect an adjustment in the final ratings later today. Following The Voice as usual, Revolution (1.9/5) was even with its May 20 episode. NBC won the night in total viewers (9.410 million) and adults 18-49.  Read More »

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ABC Sets May Premiere Dates For ‘Mistresses’ & ‘Bachelorette’

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 10:29am PST

New drama Mistresses, starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan, will premiere on Monday, May 27 at 10 PM on ABC. Meanwhile, the network has set the Season 9 premiere of The Bachelorette Read More »

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‘Bachelor’ & ‘Bachelorette’ Racial Discrimination Suit Dismissed

By | Monday October 15, 2012 @ 3:58pm PDT

The class action lawsuit against The Bachelor and The Bachelorette was dismissed today. In a 23-page ruling (read it here), Judge Aleta Trauger in a Tennessee district court granted the motion to dismiss the racial … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bachelorette’ Hits Low, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Up Big, ‘Fear Factor’ & ‘MasterChef’ Rise

By | Tuesday July 17, 2012 @ 9:06am PDT

Bachelorette RatingsThe Bachelorette (2.2/6) had its tell-all episode last night with the guys who didn’t make Emily Maynard’s cut. The show was down 12% from last week and tied a season low (with the exception of specials). Still, last night’s episode – the last before July 22’s finale — was Monday’s most-watched show with more than 7 million viewers. Meanwhile, the fifth week of The Glass House (1.0/3) was flat with last week and tied a season low. ABC won the night in viewers and Fox won in adults 18-49. Read More »

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‘Bachelor’ Accountant Accused Of Embezzlement

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 6:06pm PDT

The production company behind The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and other TV shows filed suit today in Los Angeles Superior Court against former lead production accountant Iain Anderson. (Read the lawsuit here) AND Syndicated Productions accuses Anderson, who is listed as residing in Ventura County, and unspecified co-defendants of artificially … Read More »

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Univision Topped English-Language Nets Last Week In Key Demos

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 1:50pm PDT

Univision RatingsUnivision was the No. 1 television network in America among the coveted adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 demos last week — just the third time that has happened. From July 2-8, the Spanish-language net beat CBS … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Glass House’ Up, ‘Bachelorette’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Flat, ‘Fear Factor’ ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Hit Low

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 9:13am PDT

ABC’s The Bachelorette (2.5/7) pared down to the final two hopeful guys as it heads towards its July 22 season finale. However that didn’t help the shw pick up traction, as it was flat with last week. The fourth week of The Glass House (1.1/3), on the other hand, was up 10% from last week’s show — though that was helped by a four-minute overrun into the 10 PM slot from Bachelorette. On Fox, Hell’s Kitchen (2.4/8) was flat with last week, and MasterChef (2.4/7), down to the final nine contestants, was up 4% from last week. ABC won the night in total viewers with 6.45 million, while Fox was tops in adults 18-49.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bachelorette,’ ‘Glass House,’ ‘MasterChef’ Up, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Wins Night

By | Tuesday July 3, 2012 @ 9:07am PDT

Bachelorette RatingsIt was down to the final three on The Bachelorette (2.5/8) last night, but the ratings were up 9% from last week. Also up — after two weak weeks since its June 18 debut – was ABC’s legally challenged The Glass House (1.2/3), which also was up 9% from last week.

Dara Torres didn’t end up making the U.S. Olympic Team team and Monday’s 8-8:30 PM U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming (1.8/6) on NBC doesn’t seem to have broken any ratings records in fast nationals estimates. However, it still pulled in 7.3 million viewers overall. Also on NBC, a 2 1/2-hour America’s Got Talent (2.9/9), live from New York, was essentially flat with last week’s 3.0/9. It drew 10.2 million viewers overall, making it the night’s most-watched show. NBC won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers. Read More »

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ABC Invokes First Amendment In ‘Bachelor’ Racism Lawsuit

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 10:48am PDT

The Bachelor LawsuitABC says allegations that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are racist are “demonstrably false and unsupportable.” In a motion filed yesterday (read it here) seeking dismissal of the April 18 lawsuit against the shows, their producers and the network, ABC said the lawsuit “violates the First Amendment, which protects Defendants’ creative choices concerning the content — including the casting — of the television series that they produce and broadcast to the public.” The network goes on to cite legal precedent to say “it is well settled that ‘[e]ntertainment, as well as political and ideological speech, is protected’ fully by the First Amendment.” Back in April, football players Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a class-action lawsuit against the reality shows for racial discrimination. The suit stated that over the course of both series a person of color has never been the finalist or the one picking their potential mate on the shows. The duo, both African-Americans who unsuccessfully auditioned to be on The Bachelor, named ABC, Bachelor executive producer and Bachelorette creator Michael Fleiss, Warner Horizon Television, Next Entertainment, and NZK Productions as defendants. Read More »

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