The CW returns with originals after a six week holiday break
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NFL Pro Bowl takes top spot, SONS OF LIBERTY debuts to good numbers
Thursday, January 29, 2015
What turned out to be the final season of COVERT AFFAIRS did not end well for the veteran drama. Pulling its lowest ratings of the series, it ended on a whimper, not a bang.
It is the middle of the summer season, in 1998, and CBS and NBC tie for the week, mostly filed with repeat programming and newsmagazines. Four of the top five program are news shows, with 60 MINUTES leading the way, and another is added when including the top 10 programs. All five news programs draw more than 11 million viewers each, with 60 MINUTES getting 15 million.
For the first time since the premiere, EMPIRE is looking at a negative week-to-week change. With 11.3 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the A18-49 demographic, the hit drama is down a tenth of a point, in the demo. That could change come finals, later today. But, on the bright side, viewership was up over 200,000, from last week.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The final night of the SONS OF LIBERTY mini series bounced back to the 3.3 million viewers it collected on Night one. Over the three nights, the miniseries averaged 3.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in Adults 18-49. Not exactly the hit that HATFIELD & MCCOYS was, but still not a bad showing for History.
The Tuesday before the February sweeps period begins, on Thursday, any program that was not either burn off or a mid-season series, was in repeats. With that much repeat programming, on all four networks, it helps CBS easily sweep the night, grabbing nearly three times the viewers as #2 ABC and 50% more in the demo than FOX.
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Night two of the miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY, held up decently, retaining 86% from the night before. The A18-49 demographic number dropped 30%, from a 1.0 to a 0.7. if Live+3 or Live+7 ratings are released, we could find those lost "L+SD" viewers within those ratings.
ESPN took the top honors, as the NFL Pro Bowl game scored the most viewers (8.8 million) and the best A18-49 rating (3.2). Its ratings were nearly double that of the next closest competitors. The game was down from the previous year, shown on NBC, but still a great number for cable.