A full original schedule pushes the ratings upward for the CW
GAME OF THRONES continues to reign. NBA Playoffs get hot.
Monday, April 27, 2015
The CW had some good and some, not so good, this past week. On the positive, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are performing relatively solid numbers. They represent nearly two thirds of the young demographic viewers the network attracts each week, yet make up a little more than a third of the programming.
The hot event of the night was the 20/20 interview with Bruce Jenner. With over 17 million viewers, and a 5.2 rating in Adults 18-49, it was ABC's best Friday night in 15 years. With the boost, ABC has a good chance of winning the weekly ratings, when they are released Tuesday afternoon.
A week into the NBC playoffs and ESPN post the lowest primetime doubleheader games of the post season. The two games average just 2.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in Adults 18-49. That is about 15% less than the night before, from the TNT games, and a little below the ESPN games, the previous Saturday night.
- 9:00 p.m. - Stalker (CBS)
- 9:30 p.m. - Swab Stories (VH1)
- 10:00 p.m. - Food Fortunes (Food)
- 10:00 p.m. - Hitler: The Rise and Fall (AHC)
- 10:00 p.m. - Rivermen (History)
- 10:00 p.m. - Unwrapped 2/0 (Cooking)
ABC topped the Sunday ratings, with wins in the A18-49 and A25-54 demographics, on the strength of freshman series SECRETS & LIES. The spring drama tied ONCE UPON A TIME in the A18-49 ratings and topped it in the A25-54 ratings. SECRETS & LIES was also grew its viewership from its OUAT lead in. Could this be the changing of the guard for ABC?
Sunday, April 26, 2015
As the NBA Playoffs continue to roll in the ratings, the season finale of VIKINGS was not far behind, with 2.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in Adults 18-49. It was the best ratings of the season, since the season premiere, in mid-February.
Just like Wednesday night, ABC and CBS were neck and neck in the nightly ratings. Both networks posted a 2.0 in the A18-49 demographic, but CBS edged out ahead with a 2.8 rating in the A25-54 demo and in total viewers, with 9.4 million. The two networks accounted for all five most watched programs. THE BIG BANG THEORY was #1 with 14.6 million, and SCANDAL, #2, with 9.8 million.