The full Nielsen rankings and ratings from #1 to #86:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday nights, in the fall, will be owned by MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on ESPN. The second week of coverage, and the first with the regular start time, commanded 14.9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating in Adults 18-49. it was not only the top cable program of the night, but it did beat all broadcast networks, including DANCING WITH THE STARS. Year-to-year, the MNF game was on par with the numbers generated in week 2 of 2013.
ABC and FOX share the Monday night leadership, with both networks scoring a 2.0 average in the A18-49 ratings. ABC takes the top spot in the viewership total, with 11.3 million, while FOX is actually the least watched network, of the BIG 4.
ABC and FOX share the Monday night leadership, with both networks scoring a 2.0 average in the A18-49 ratings. ABC takes the top spot in the viewership total, with 11.4 million, while FOX is actually the least watched network, of the BIG 4.
MOUNTAIN MEN and History take the top spot on Sunday's cable chart, as the reality series notches just over three million viewers on the night. That is nearly identical from last Sunday's number, but the A18-49 ratings did rise 20% to a 0.6 rating. A second episode of MOUNTAIN MEN finished just outside of the top 10, drawing 1.8 million viewers.
Football rules Sunday night, as it will for the next five months, with NBC easily taking the night in both reported ratings categories. SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL commanded 22.2 million viewers, down from last week's 23.7 million viewers. Part of the decrease could come from the long play of the first half, which took nearly 30 extra minutes, than your average NFL game. That could be the reason for the drop off in viewership, on the back end of the night.
The CW dropped a bit in the ratings, compared to last week. Each of the three programs still in original episodes all lost viewers from the previous week. The top rated PENN & TELLER: FOOL US lost 340,000 viewers, or 16%, from last week.
Monday, September 15, 2014
WWE SMACKDOWN topped the ratings of a relatively quite Friday night in the cable ratings. The SyFy presentation was just one of two programs, drawing over two million viewers, getting 2.8 million for itself.
It was a mostly repeat filled Friday night on broadcast TV, with FOX the lone network with all original line up. Freshman series UTOPIA is begging to be cancelled. Less than two million viewers tuned into watch the first Friday edition of the series. That is down another half million viewers, from Tuesday's audience, which was down two million viewers from last Sunday's premiere. Is it too early to cancel UTOPIA?