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TV Ratings: World Series Opener Hits Three-Year High

An extra-inning contest to open the World Series helped Fox draw its biggest game one audience in three years. The network averaged 11.48 million viewers for its broadcast of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Houston Astros on Friday. That’s up 6 percent over last year’s first game (10.81 million) and the best […]

‘Dahmer’ Scores Another Huge Week in Streaming Rankings

The big streaming numbers for Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer series continued in the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2. The streamer’s users watched 4.37 billion minutes’ worth of Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for the week, according to Nielsen, a 19 percent increase over its already huge premiere week. The tally is the seventh largest […]

How Fall 2022’s First-Year Series Stack Up in Seven-Day Ratings

A month into the 2022-23 TV season, the crop of first-year network series have fit in pretty well with their surroundings. Which is to say, there may not be many breakout hits, but nor are there any shows really dragging down their respective networks. The 13 shows that debuted in the first four weeks of […]

TV Ratings: ‘House of the Dragon’ Finale Scores Big

The season finale of House of the Dragon brought in a big audience for HBO on Sunday. The Game of Thrones prequel ended its first season with 9.3 million viewers across all platforms, down a bit from its early episodes but still the best first-night showing for an HBO season or series finale since GOT’s […]

‘Dahmer’ Earns Big Debut in U.S. Streaming Rankings

Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer limited series had a huge debut week, coming in as one of the 10 biggest titles since Nielsen began tracking streaming viewing. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story had 3.66 billion minutes of viewing time for the week of Sept. 19-25 (it premiered Sept. 21). That ranks 10th of any title […]

Broadcast Gains Share, Streaming Rules Again in Platform Rankings

Broadcast networks regained some market share in September, but streaming platforms made more gains and remained the most used TV delivery system. Nielsen’s platform rankings for the month also feature a free, ad-supported streaming TV, or FAST, service claiming a full share point for the first time: Paramount Global’s Pluto TV accounted for 1 percent […]

‘Alaska Daily’ Soars in Multiplatform Ratings for ABC

ABC’s rookie drama Alaska Daily gathered a solid audience over its first week of circulation. Aided by a strong showing on streaming — where the majority of its adult 18-49 audience tuned in — Alaska Daily’s series premiere brought in 8.7 million viewers over its first seven days, according to Nielsen and ABC figures. The Hilary […]

TV Ratings: ‘Chicago Fire’ Rises High in Seven-Day Chart

Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise is NBC’s most reliable audience magnet, and that fact proved out again in the seven-day ratings for Oct. 3-9. Chicago Fire was the second most-watched primetime show of the week on the broadcast networks and tied for the lead among adults 18-49 after a week of delayed viewing (excluding football in […]

‘Rings of Power’ Dips in Streaming Rankings

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power fell off some in its third week of release, but the pricey Prime Video show remained among the most watched titles in Nielsen’s rankings. Netflix’s Cobra Kai, meanwhile, spent a second week as the top overall title. The Rings of Power had 988 million minutes of […]

‘Dahmer’ Vaults to No. 2 All Time on Netflix English-Language Series Chart

Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer limited series is now the second most-watched English language title in the platform’s history. The streamer’s rankings for the week of Oct. 3-9 show Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story racking up 205.33 million hours of viewing time worldwide, ranking first for the third week in a row. That brings the […]

TV Ratings: ‘East New York’ Is Fall’s Top Series Premiere After Seven Days

CBS’ first-year drama series East New York plugged seamlessly into the network’s Sunday lineup — and has drawn the biggest seven-day audience of any rookie show in the early going of the 2022-23 season. A pair of other debuts, CBS’ So Help Me Todd and ABC’s The Rookie: Feds, also put up solid seven-day numbers, and […]

‘Cobra Kai’ Kicks ‘Rings of Power’ Out of Top Streaming Spot

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power held steady in its second week of release, but it gave up its No. 1 spot in the streaming rankings. The Nielsen SVOD charts for Sept. 5-11 also feature a first: titles from four different platforms topping a billion minutes of viewing time in the United […]