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Streaming Ratings: ‘Griselda’ Repeats at No. 1, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Opens Well

Netflix’s Griselda spent a second week as the top streaming title in the United States, according to Nielsen. It was one of three shows to snag more than a billion minutes of watch time for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Smith also had a solid start for Amazon’s Prime Video, coming […]

‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’ Gets Strong Ratings for Lifetime

Lifetime’s controversial Where Is Wendy Williams? documentary proved to be a big draw for the cable network. The 4 1/2-hour documentary, which aired over two nights on Feb. 24 and 25, averaged 1.04 million same-day viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s more than triple the average primetime audience for Lifetime in the previous three weeks, which […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘The Office’ Returns to Charts After Three-Plus Years

For the first time since the show became exclusive to Peacock, The Office has made the weekly streaming rankings. The long-running comedy series racked up 602 million minutes of viewing time for the week of Jan. 22-28, good enough for ninth place among library series. It’s the first appearance for The Office — which was a […]

Peacock NFL Playoff Game Led Biggest Streaming Day Ever, Nielsen Says

The first streaming-exclusive NFL playoff game helped drive the biggest day on streaming platforms that Nielsen has ever measured. The ratings provider’s monthly profile of TV use for January shows a 3.7 percent uptick in January compared to December, and total time spent watching TV was the highest in four years, excluding the pandemic lockdown […]

TV Ratings: ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Ends With Season High

The finale of True Detective: Night Country drew the season’s largest first-night audience, ending well above where the season began. On broadcast Sunday, Tracker fit seamlessly into CBS’ lineup in the first episode after its post-Super Bowl premiere. Sunday’s closing episode of Night Country brought in 3.2 million cross-platform viewers (for the first airing on […]

Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Homecoming Has Ratings Halo Effect

Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show on Feb. 12 posted strong ratings — and may have helped the rest of the week’s episodes, as well. It’s an exceedingly small sample size, but the numbers for the three shows hosted by Jordan Klepper after Stewart’s inaugural show improved substantially on The Daily Show’s recent average. The […]

TV Ratings: ‘Young Sheldon’ Opens Final Season With Multi-Year High

The final season of Young Sheldon began with the CBS show’s largest audience in several years Thursday, and Ghosts had its best first-night audience ever. The two comedies were the runaway leaders in primetime, continuing a strong premiere week for CBS. After an aggressive promo campaign during the Super Bowl (which had the largest TV […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘Bluey’ Leads Big Week on Nielsen Charts

The week of Jan. 15-21 was a big one for streaming. Seven titles — three original series, three acquired shows and one movie — each drew more than 1 billion minutes of viewing for the week, the most that have ever hit that mark in the four-year history of Nielsen’s streaming charts. The previous high was […]

TV Ratings: Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Return Hits Multiyear High

The reunion of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show brought a lot of viewers back to the program as well. Stewart’s first show back as (part-time) host of Comedy Central’s late night flagship drew 930,000 viewers Monday — the most for a Daily Show installment in almost six years (since March 28, 2018, midway through Trevor […]

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Hits Series Ratings Highs for HBO

True Detective’s current season has become the most watched in the anthology’s history at HBO. The Jodie Foster- and Kali Reis-led fourth season, subtitled Night Country, is averaging 12.7 million viewers across all platforms since its Jan. 14 premiere. The show has supplanted True Detective’s first season, which aired a decade ago, as the biggest […]

TV Ratings: Super Bowl LVIII Sets All-Time Record With 123M Viewers

The second overtime game in Super Bowl history delivered a gigantic audience on Sunday — the biggest one in the history of total-viewer ratings, in fact. The Kansas City Chiefs’ 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers averaged 120.25 million viewers on CBS, by itself the largest telecast on record. Simulcasts on Nickelodeon, Univision, Paramount+ and […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘The Brothers Sun’ Climbs Chart in Second Week

Netflix’s The Brothers Sun had a solid opening on Nielsen’s streaming charts, but the show took a sizable leap forward in its second week of release. The series, starring Michelle Yeoh, Sam Song Li and Justin Chien, grew by 38 percent over its debut week to record 960 million minutes of viewing for Jan. 8-14. […]