FOX #1 Broadcast Network As FNC #1 Cable Network on Wednesday in the U.S.

FOX finished #1 overall network on Wednesday as ‘The Masked Singer’, the only program on the network in prime time, was the top program on television with 8,023 million viewers.

FNC finished #1 cable network on Wednesday with an average 3,571 million viewers as ‘Hannity’ was the top cable program.

#1  FOX  8,023 million viewers.

#2  NBC  7,113 million viewers

#3  CBS  5,243 million viewers

#4  ABC  3,996 million viewers

#5  FNC  3,571 million viewers

#6  MSNBC 2,764 million viewers

#7  CNN  1,661 million viewers

#8  HGTV  1,106 million viewers

#9  VH-1   912,000 viewers

#10 TNT   678,000 viewers

not in the top 10:

ESPN  628,000 viewers

The CW  567,000 viewers

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CBS #1 Overall Network Tuesday in the U.S. FNC Top Cable Network.

CBS powered to #1 Tuesday behind the return of the world’s most watched drama, ‘NCIS’ which drew 12,567 million viewers. Overall, the Tiffany Network averaged 9,257 million viewers.

FNC was the top rated cable network with an average 3,487 million viewers. ‘Hannity’ was the top cable program on Tuesday with 3,801 million viewers.

#1  CBS  9,257 million viewers

#2  NBC  7,391 million viewers

#3  ABC  4,239 million viewers

#4  FOX  3,671 million viewers

#5  FNC  3,487 million viewers

#6  MSNBC 2,649 million viewers

#7  USA  1,562 million viewers

#8  CNN  1,314 million viewers

#9  DISC 969,000 viewers

#10 HGTV  820,000 viewers

Not ranked in the top ten:

FX  790,000 viewers

ESPN 531,000 viewers

The CW 487,000 viewers

NOTE L+3 Day Ratings:

In first Tuesday L+3 day lift reports, #NCIS added over +3m viewers, #FBI added +2.7m and #NCISNOLA added +2.8m. #CBS was the most-watched network on Tuesday while #NCIS was the night’s #1 show.

 

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ESPN Top Network On Monday. NBC #1 Broadcast Network on Monday in the U.S.

ESPN with ‘Monday Night Football’ was the top cable and overall network winner on Monday as the new television season for 2019-2020 began. It drew an average 9,541 million viewers from 8P-11P (EDT).

NBC, behind ‘The Voice’, was the top Broadcast network on Monday as it averaged 7,466 million viewers.

In review:

#1 ESPN 9,541 million viewers

#2 NBC  7,466 million viewers

#3 ABC  6,620 million viewers

#4 CBS  6,037 million viewers

#5 FOX  5,568 million viewers

#6 FNC  2,617 million viewers

#6 USA  2,210 million viewers

#7 MSNBC 1,983 million viewers

#8 HGTV  1,075 million viewers

#9 CNN  891,000 viewers

#10 The CW 801,000 viewers

NOTE: L+3 Day Ratings Update:

In first Monday L+3 day lift, #THENEIGHBORHOOD and #bobheartsabishola added over +1m viewers, #AllRise added +1.7m and #BULL added +3.4m.

 

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71st Emmy Award Winners

Outstanding Drama Series

  • WINNER: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Directing for a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Billy Porter, Pose

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Julia Garner, Ozark

Writing for a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, “Succession”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Variety Talk Series

  • WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Director for a Variety Series

  • WINNER: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”

Variety Sketch Series

  • WINNER: Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Variety Series

  • WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Limited Series

  • WINNER: Chernobyl

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • WINNER: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Television Movie

  • WINNER: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • WINNER: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

  • WINNER: Craig Mazin, “Chernobyl”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • WINNER: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Directing for a Limited Series

  • WINNER: Johan Renck, “Chernobyl”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • WINNER: Patricia Arquette, The Act

Competition Program

  • WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Bill Hader, Barry

Director for a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Harry Bradbeer, “Fleabag”

Writing for a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • WINNER: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Facebook Expands ‘Today In’ Local News Section to More Than 6,000 US Cities and Towns

After first launching its ‘Today In’ local news module in six US cities in January 2018, Facebook has this week announced that localized versions of the offering, which is designed to promote increased civic engagement, will now be made available to over 6,000 cities and towns across the US.

‘Today In’, which is available via in-feed prompts, or via your Facebook apps listing, highlights the biggest news stories of interest in your local region, as well as local Page posts which are generating discussion, upcoming events, weather, local groups, school updates, etc.

The intention of ‘Today In’ is basically to keep you updated on happenings in your community, in order to prompt increased participation. It could also, theoretically, help make Facebook a more significant platform within each area, and increase focus on happenings in your region, as opposed to Facebook facilitating often more divisive, aggressive discussions on broader world issues, which users tend to have less direct exposure to.

According to Facebook, ‘Today In’ is seeing increased usage: “It’s been less than a year since we started expanding ‘Today In’ across the U.S., and there are now over 1.6 million people who have opted in to receive regular local updates from ‘Today In’ within News Feed.”

In relative terms, that might not sound overly impressive – for context, Facebook currently has 244 million active users in North America. But still, it has only been available in selected regions, and even at those amounts, it is still enabling Facebook to better promote local news content, and local publishers, which will now see significant expansion through broader availability.

In fact, the capacity to better showcase local news is another key focus of the program.

“‘Today In’ features articles from over 1,200 local news publishers every week, and as we expand to more cities, these numbers will only go up. CrowdTangle released a trends report focused on the performance of U.S. local news on Facebook between July 2018 and June 2019. The findings show that U.S. local news Pages have seen significant increases in interactions per post (26%) year over year. For links specifically, total interactions were up 50% year over year, and people shared U.S. local news link posts 97% more year over year.”

This new expansion, Facebook says, will also bring more localized content to “news deserts”, places which have a limited supply of local news. Facebook sources this localized content by “supplementing the available local news with relevant articles from surrounding areas”.

In addition to this, Facebook’s also expanding the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network grant project, which aims to fund local journalism, while it’s also testing its breaking news indicator with more local news publishers in the U.S.

According to Andrew Hutchinson, SocialMediaToday (091419), “When local news publishers mark a post as “breaking news,“ people see the breaking news indicator next to that post in News Feed. We have also been experimenting with real-time notifications for Page followers, as well as an integration with ‘Today In’, where breaking news posts are pinned to the top.”

There’s definitely a lot to like about ‘Today In’, and you can clearly see the potential for increased community awareness and participation.

This should be a benefit in Facebook and Facebook users making a ‘Today In’ feed update an essential for all users in all regions where it’s available each day.

It stands as a good initiative, and local news publishers need all the assistance they can get. It is anticipated through continual adjustments and improvements, Facebook can make ‘Today In’ a more essential element for a rising number of people, and broader availability will obviously play a part in that. Maximizing exposure seems to be the key component.

You can check if ‘Today In’ is available in your region here . 💡

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College Football Saturday Push TV Rating UP

Week two of the college football season delivered strong overnight ratings on ABC and FOX.

LSU-Texas averaged a 5.8 overnight rating on ABC’s Saturday Night Football last night, up 190% from last year (Penn State-Pittsburgh: 2.0), and up 9% from Oklahoma-Ohio State two years ago (5.3).

The 5.8 overnight is the highest of the young season, topping the previous high set just hours earlier by Texas A&M-Clemson.

Clemson’s win averaged a 4.7 overnight, up 124% from last year (Colorado-Nebraska) and up 74% from 2017 (Pittsburgh-Penn State: 2.7). The 4.7 is also up 57% from last year’s meeting between the same two teams, which aired in primetime on ESPN (3.0).

Ranking third for the day, FOX averaged a 3.4 for Michigan’s double-overtime win over Army — up 48% from UCLA-Oklahoma last year (2.3), and the highest overnight of any game in the Noon ET window.

Army-Michigan beat ABC’s competing Cincinnati-Ohio State game by 31% (2.6) and came to within a ratings point of matching all four ESPN networks combined (4.3).

Speaking of Cincinnati-Ohio State, that game increased 37% over last year’s regional window (1.9). ABC averaged a 4.5 for its full tripleheader, up 125% from last year.

In other action, ESPN averaged a 1.5 for Stanford-USC Saturday night — down a tick from Michigan State-Arizona State last year (1.6).

 

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NBC’s NFL Opening Game On Thursday Hits 3-Year High

The kickoff of the NFL season on NBC Thursday night scored the best ratings for the opening game since 2016. The Green Bay Packers’ 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears averaged 22 million viewers, a 16 percent boost over the 18.98 million who tuned in last year.

Streaming on NBC and NFL digital properties averaged 627,000 viewers, an all-time high for NBC’s primetime NFL package.

Although only 13 total points were scored last night and only one touchdown, the game also beat NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Packers-Bears telecast from last year by 7%. The game produced the highest overnight metered-market household score for any sporting event since last year’s Super Bowl.

Milwaukee led all markets for the Packers’ win with a 48.1 rating, followed by Chicago at a 35.3. Minneapolis-St. Paul was the top neutral market at a 23.9, with New Orleans (23.1) and Kansas City (21.9) rounding out the top five.

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