The Mighty May Ratings Sweeps Comic Book Show Super Showdown

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It’s been a bitch assembling this one. This is my second stab at drafting this particular entry once I had realized that most of the data had been ‘quick fixed’, so that first appearances were at first quite deceptive. NOT in this entry I clipped all my weekly are my L + SD relay races facebook postings and INSTEAD concentrated on giving you the real competition that most avid viewers only care about: the L +3 and the L +7 delayed viewings.  Not that I personally agree with it, since delayed viewings doesn’t really pay the network bills, BUT many of you are so adamant that this is the tell all on how popular shows are, BECAUSE we’re all a binge watching nation and we’re desensitized nor TEFELON proof to appointment television.

Certain ads have expiration dates. For example: what if Circus Vargas were advertising a string of dates of circuses happening in your town during a episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? By the time you get to watch to that episode two weeks later on your DVR, you realize, ‘oh shit, I’ve could’ve gone to the circus instead of staying home and watching that fucking stupid damn mediocre episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’. But on the other end, Circus Vargas is looking at the Nielsen overnights and are saying to themselves: ‘oh shit, what a jackoff pile of cash we wasted on advertising on that show that NOT ENOUGH people tuned in to’. THEREFORE they lost revenue. And you, my friend, are responsible for cockblocking commerce in your own town because of your foolish selfish bingeing unworthy ways.

So NEXT TIME be sure you make it – APPOINTMENT television. Okay? Otherwise the circus will never come to your town.

Look, it’s these decadent habits is how we lost on a bid for a third season of Agent Carter, ok? Many people thought if they could squirrel away on all of the 10 episodes that were airing last winter AND THEN watch them in all of one sitting – like people were doing with Daredevil and Jessica Jones on NETFLIX- that they would be rewarded with an immediate third outing for next year were sadly SORELY ASSED mistaken. If people had rallied around the their hi def tvs and followed their TV GRIDS to the exact letter of when the show was going to air (And ABC were forced to double down with some two hour blocks themselves because of certain news events such as the State of the Union address that they would lag behind the mid-season schedule of AoS) – it could’ve been still with us today. Although, the show showed significant improvements in the L +7 rankings, it didn’t score enough of a retention percentage wise ( if I remember correctly, it averaged  up to 69% during February sweeps) BECAUSE people were under the impression that were going to save the entire season on their TiVo or Android devices and watch it in one setting and all will be right in the world.

But then one man’s junk is another man’s treasure to some – CW’s iZombie must have felt that delayed viewing low ranking bad dog feeling too as it was only given a renewal for a very shortened third season on a lease to not start airing in 2017 after a near full 2nd season failed to ignite higher numbers.

In addition to providing you with the ratings race war on Broadcast L +3, Broadcast L +7, Cable +3, Cable L +7,  and the final rankings of how all the comic book genre shows performed, I’m going to provide some data on how well the second season of Daredevil performed and a look at how the summer fare is performing so far. it’s not just a fall to spring season anymore – Comic book genre related shows are now escalating to air ALL YEAR ROUND!!

And now let the battles begin…

Up first…

The Cable Rounds L +3

For pretty much 3 out of the four sweeps weeks, it was pretty much dominated by “Fear The Walking Dead” which is loosely based on the Walking Dead comic book, but only in slight passing mention. Last year, I didn’t even bother tracking it since all of the characters were created exclusively for the show, but since they do mention events that happened in the flagship series, I allowed it to be counted. As you can see, the premiere of Preacher didn’t have enough of an impact to knock it out of first place, but just enough to jar it some (and as of this posting, it just earned its’ second season renewal for thirteen additional episodes. Fear the Walking Dead was preyed mostly upon by the NBA championship games (do they have to run stupid asinine basketball finals lasting a fucking month long?)

“Fear the Walking Dead” has a 3.3 in 18-49 after three days and had the week’s biggest growth in both adults 18-49 (+1.2) and viewers (+2.16 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 25-May 1, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L +3 18 -49 rating 3.3

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for April 25-May 1, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC L +3 Viewers (000’s) 6958

Adults 18-49 total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC L +SD 2.1   L +3 3.3   Increase 1.2 %   increase 57%

Viewers total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L +SD (000’s) 4803   L +3 (000’s) 6958  L +3 Increase (000’s) 2155   % Increase 45%

“Fear the Walking Dead” once again had the week’s biggest total increases, growing by 1.3 points in adults 18-49 (2.0 to 3.3) and 2.51 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 2-8, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3.3

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 2-8, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  6924

Adults 18-49 total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD 2.0   L +3  3.3   L +3 Increase 1.3   % Increase 65%

Viewers total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L + SD (000’s)   4414   L +3 (000’s) 6924   L +3  Increase (000’s) 2510   % Increase 57%

Fear the Walking Dead” was the top gainer again, going from 1.9 to 3.1 and edging “Game of Thrones” for the top spot. The AMC show also had the biggest viewer gain, adding 2.3 million people.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 9-15, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3.1

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 9-15, 2016

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6784

Adults 18-49 total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L+SD 1.9  L +3  3.1   L+3 Increase 1.2  % Increase 63%

Viewers total gain

1  FEAR THE WALKING DEASD   L +SD ( 000’s) 4486   L +3 (000’s) 6784   L +3 Increase (000’s)  2298   % Increase 51%

NBA playoff games occupied six of the Top 8 spots in both the 18-49 and rankings. “Fear the Walking Dead” had the biggest viewer growth, adding 2.28 million people

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 16-22, 2016

5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3.0

10 PREACHER – Premiere AMC 1.6

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 16-22, 2016

5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L +3 (000’s) 6663

9 PREACHER – Premiere AMC  L +3 (000’s) 3820

Adults 18-49 total gain

1t FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC  L +SD 1.9  L +3  3.0   L +3 Increase 1.1  % Increase 58%

4 PREACHER – (Premiere) AMC L +SD 0.9   L +3  1.6   L+3 Increase 0.7   % Increase 78%

Viewers total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD (000’s) 4388   L +3 (000’s) 6663   L +3 Increase (000’s) 2275   % Increase 52%

3 PREACHERPremiere AMC  L +SD (000’s) 2380   L +7 (000’s) 3820   L +3 Increase 1440   %Increase 61%

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Live +7

Game of Thrones” had the highest 18-49 rating in Live +7 for the week of April 25-May 1, but “Fear the Walking Dead” closed the gap a little from the same-day tally

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for April 25-May 1, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC L +SD 2.1  L +7 3.5  7 Day Increase 1.4  7 Day % Increase 67%

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Viewers – total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC L +SD (000’s) 4803  L +7 (000’s) 7408   L +7 Increase (000’s) 2605  7 Day % Increase 54%

L +7 DATA for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD May 2 – 8 has been made unavailable

Viewers – percentage gain

Fear the Walking Dead” added 1.5 points to its adults 18-49 rating (1.9 to 3.4), edging the 1.4-point bump for “Game of Thrones” (3.9 to 5.3). The two switched places in the viewer race.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 9-15, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD 1.9   L +7 3.4   L +7 Increase 1.5   L +7 % Increase 79%

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Viewers – total gain

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD (000’s) 4486   L +7 (000’s) 7292   L +7 Increase (000’s) 2806   L +7 % Increase (000’s) 63%

Viewers – percentage gain

11 WYNONNA EARP SYFY   L +SD (000’s) 404   L +7 (000’s) 823   7 Day Increase (000’s) 419   7 Day % Increase 104%

Wynonna Earp had a rare showing this week. According to a conversation I had with creator behind the comic book, Beau Smith – there was a big social media promotional push by Syfy to check out the show. And to a certain degree, it seemed to had worked. Maybe prizes were involved. I guess we’ll never know. I can’t comment fairly on the quality of the show since I’m waiting for it to pop up on either Hulu or Netflix.

Game of Thrones” and “Fear the Walking Dead” tied for the top spot in adults 18-49 gains in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22. Both shows grew by 1.4 points in the demo.

The two series nearly tied in the viewer gains as well, with “Thrones” (2.76 million viewers added) narrowly beating “Fear” (2.74 million added).

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22, 2016 are below

Adults 18-49 – total gain

1t FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD 1.9   L +7 3.3   L +7 Increase 1.4   L +7 % Increase 74%

4 PREACHERPremiere AMC  L +SD 0.9   L +7 1.7   L +7 Increase 0.8   L +7 % Increase 89%

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Viewers – total gain

2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC   L +SD (ooo’s) 4388    L +7 (000’s) 7128   L +7 Increase (000’s) 2740   L +7 % Increase 62%

3 PREACHER – Premiere AMC   L +SD (000’s) 2380   L +7 (000’s) 4207   L +7 Increase (000’s) 1827   L +7 % Increase 77%

Viewers – percentage gain

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 23-29, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series and specials only, not repeats.

Viewers – percentage gain

11 WYNONNA EARP SYFY L +SD (000’s) 391  L +7 (000’s) 817  L +7 Increase (000’s) 426  L +7 % Increase (000’s) 109%

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PAUSE FOR STATION IDENTICATION: Preacher had a modest debut – but the real underdog is Syfy Channel’s Wynonna Earp despite near abysmal numbers, is a shoestring budget show imported from Canada based on a obscure IDW property who’s finding its’ audience through slow word of mouth on social media warranted a showing in the final throes of May sweeps despite its’ placement in the Friday night deathslot of 10:PM.  The same goddamn death slot that prevented DC mystic con man magician Constantine from being renewed on NBC. Syfy Channel is also owned by NBC Universal. And from my brief tenure in the programming department at NBC Universal during the 2012 – 2013 season, I can attest that not a lot of brainiacs work there ( I personally came across old musty e-mails from Jeff Zucker  that tell the tale of how he laughed in Frank Darabont’s face as he pitched Walking Dead to NBC as the idiotic he heard of for an idea of a television show. Also a couple of years down the line when the success of The Walking Dead was in full bloom,  they dropped the ball on capitalizing on the zombie show craze when they failed to pick the Sixth Gun as a series. An Oni series based on cowboys and zombies. SERIOUSLY, HOW THE FUCK COULD YOU GO WRONG with that idea for a show??).  

Broadcast Live +3

top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 25-May 1, 2016

19 LUCIFERFinale FOX  L +3 18-49 Rating  2.0

22t THE FLASH CW  L +3 18-49 Rating  1.9

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for April 25-May 1, 2016

Adults 18-49 total gain

9t LUCIFER – FINALE FOX  L +SD 1.3   L+3 2.0  Increase 0.7  % increase 54%

13t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3    L +3 1.9   Increase 0.6  % Increase 46%

13t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC  L +SD 1.0    L +3 1.6   Increase 0.6  % Increase 60%

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Viewers total gain

16 LUCIFER – Finale FOX  L +SD (000’s)3888   L +3 (000’s) 5930   Increase (000’s) 2042  % Increase 53%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 2-8, 2016

23 THE FLASH CW  L +3 18-49 Rating 1.9

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for May 2-8, 2016

Adults 18-49 total gain

15t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L +3 1.9  Increase 0.6   %Increase 46%

15t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +3 1.8   Increase 0.6  %Increase 50%

15t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC  L +SD 0.9   L +3 1.5  Increase 0.6   % Increase 67%

Viewers total gain

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 9-15, 2016

24t THE FLASH CW L +3  Adults 18-49 1.9

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for May 9-15, 2016

Adults 18-49 total gain

14t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L +3 1.9   Increase 0.6  %Increase 46%

14t GOTHAM FOX  L +SD 1.2  L +3 1.8  Increase 0.6  %Increase 50%

14t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC  L +SD 0.9   L +3 1.5   Increase 0.6  %Increase 67%

Viewers total gain

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 16-22, 2016

19t THE FLASH CW  L +3  Adults 18-49 2.0

24 GOTHAM FOX  L+3 Adults 18 -49 1.8

Adults 18-49 total gain

8t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L +3 2.0    Increase  0.7   %Increase 54%

14t AGENTS OF SHIELD – 2 hour Season Finale  ABC  L +SD 1.0   L +3 1.6   Increase 0.6  %Increase 60%

19t GOTHAM FOX    L +SD 1.3     L +3 1.8   Increase 0.5   %Increase 38%

Viewers total gain

23 THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3365   L +3 (000’s) 4876   L+3 Increase (000’s) 1511  % Increase (000’s) 45%

25 AGENTS OF SHIELD – 2 hour Season Finale ABC  L +SD (000’s) 3027  L+3 (000’s) 4457    L +3 Increase (000’s) 1430   % Increase 47%

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 23-29, 2016

8 GOTHAM – Finale  FOX   L +3 Adults 18 -49 Rating 1.8

8t THE FLASH – Finale CW  L +3 Adults  18-49 Rating 1.8

21t ARROW – Finale  CW  L +3 Adults 18 -49 Rating 1.2

Adults 18-49 total gain

6 GOTHAM – Finale  FOX    L +SD 1.2   L +3 1.8  L+3   Increase 0.6   %Increase 50%

8 THE FLASH – Finale  CW  L +SD 1.3  L +3 1.8   L +3 Increase 0.5  %Increase 38%

10t ARROW – Finale CW  L+SD 0.8    L +3 1.2  L+3 Increase 0.4  %Increase 50%

Viewers total gain

12 GOTHAM – Finale FOX    L +SD (000’s) 3618   L+3 (000’s) 5045   L +3 Increase (000’s) 1427   % Increase (000’s) 39%

17 THE FLASH – Finale CW   L +SD (000’s) 3363   L +3 (000’s) 4526   L +3 Increase (000’s) 1163   %Increase (000’s)  35%

22 ARROW – Finale  CW  L +SD (000’s)  2193   L +3 (000’s) 3059    L+3 Increase (000’s) 866   % Increase (000’s) 39%

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PAUSE FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION: According to a recent article on Variety.com, Symphony Arts Media based in San Francisco (SAM) provided a ratings report of Netflix’s Marvel’s streaming series Daredevil and Jessica Jones at a recent conference held in Las Vegas. The second season premiere of “Daredevil” averaged to a 6.03 amongst adults 18- 49 totaling  11.65 million within its’ first thirty five days of release compared to Jessica Jones” 4.52 amongst adults 18 – 49 totaling  9.30 million (the latter which I believe I reported in the last ratings blog entry. That means  “House of Cards” (4.10 adults 18 – 49 , 9.05 million) is no longer the streaming service’s original programming champion. That makes sense, given Netflix’s service customer base which boasts 46 million U.S. subscribers.

And now for our highlight championship: The Winner Winner TV Chicken Dinner L +7 Lightning Round.

This is the big enchilada that determines on how the shows stack up OVERALL MAN RATINGS SIZE

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Broadcast Live +7

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for April 25-May 1, 2016

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

9 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD 1.0  L +7 1.9   7 Day Increase 0.9   7 Day % Increase 90%

9t LUCIFER – Finale FOX    L +SD 1.3     L +7 2.2   7 Day Increase 0.9   % Increase 69%

12t THE FLASH CW    L +SD 1.3   L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8   %Increase 62%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L + SD 1.0   L +7 1.9   7 Day Increase 0.9   7 Day % Increase 90%

9t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW   L +SD 0.7   L+7 1.3   7 Day Increase 0.6   % Increase 86%

20 LUCIFER – Season Finale  FOX   L +SD 1.3   L +7 2.2   7 Day Increase 0.9   % Increase 69%

25 THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8  % Increase 62%

Viewers – Total gain

16 LUCIFER – Season Finale FOX   L + SD (000’s) 3888   L+7 (000’s) 6572   7 Day Increase (000’s) 2684   7 Day % Increase 69%

Viewers – Percentage gain

5 LUCIFER – Season Finale FOX   L + SD (000’s)3888  L +7 (000’s) 6572   7 Day Increase (000’s) 2684  7 Day % increase 69%

5t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC  L +SD (000’s) 3140   L +7 (000’s) 5298   7 Day Increase (000’s) 2158  7 Day % Increase 69%

15t THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3394   L +7 (000’s) 5256   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1862  7 Day % Increase 55%

21 ARROW CW   L +SD (000’s) 2270  L +7 (000’s) 3445   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1175   7 Day % Increase 52%

WINNER WINNER SWANSON’S TV CHICKEN DINNER: Tie: Lucifer & Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 2-8, 2016

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

13 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD 0.9   L +7 1.8  7 Day Increase 0.9  % Increase 100%

13t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +7 2.1  7 Day Increase 0.9  % Increase 75%

17t THE FLASH CW  L +SD 1.3  L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8  %Increase 62%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

5t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD 0.9  L +7 1.8   7 Day Increase 0.9  %Increase 100%

13t ARROW CW  L +SD 0.7   L +7 1.3   7 Day Increase 0.6  %Increase 86%

16 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW  L +SD 0.6   L +7 1.1   7 Day Increase 0.5   %Increase 83%

20t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.9   %Increase 75%

Viewers – Total gain

24 GOTHAM FOX    L +SD (000’s) 3593  L+7 (000’s) 5773  7 Day Increase (000’s)  2180  % Increase (000’s) 61%

Viewers – Percentage gain

5 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC    L +SD (000’s) 2877    L +7 (000’s) 4972  7 Day Increase (000’s) 2095  7 Day % Increase (000’s) 73%

7 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW   L +SD (000’s)1630   L +7 (000’s)2784   7 Day Increase (000’s)1154   7 Day % Increase (000’s)71%

12 GOTHAM FOX   L +SD (000’s) 3593   L +7 (000’s)5773   7 Day Increase (000’s)2180   7 Day % Increase (000’s)61%

14t THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3335   L +7 (000′s)5250   7 Day Increase (000’s)1915   7 Day % Increase (000’s)57%

14t ARROW CW   L +SD (000’s)2071    L +7 (000’s)3257   7 Day Increase (000’s)1186   7 Day % Increase (000’s)57%

WINNER WINNER SWANSON CHICKEN TV DINNER: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD for successfully doubling its’ L +SD ratings in the L +7 category.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 9-15, 2016 are below

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

14 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD 0.9   L +7 1.8  7 Day Increase 0.9  % Increase 100%

14t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.9  % Increase 75%

16t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3  L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8  %Increase 62%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

4 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD 0.9  L +7 1.8   7 Day Increase 0.9   %Increase 100%

14 GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.2  L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.9   %Increase 75%

18t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW   L +SD 0.7   L +7 1.2   7 Day Increase 0.5   %Increase 71%

24t ARROW CW   L +SD 0.8   L +7 1.3   7 Day Increase 0.5  %Increase 63%

Viewers – Total gain

25 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC  L +SD (000’s) 2930   L +7 (000’s) 4963   7 Day Increase (000’s)2033  7 Day % Increase (000’s) 69%

Viewers – Percentage gain

6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC   L +SD (000’s) 2930   L +7 (000’s) 4963   7 Day Increase (000’s)2033   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 69%

9 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW  L +SD (000’s) 1893   L +7 (000’s) 3076   7 Day Increase (000’s)1183  7 Day % Increase (000’s) 62%

17 GOTHAM FOX  L +SD ( 000’s) 3674   L +7 (000’s) 5610   7 Day Increase (000’s)1936   7 Day % increase (000’s) 53%

17t ARROW CW   L +SD (000’s)2153   L +7 (000’s)  3285   7 Day Increase (000’s)1132   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 53%

19 THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3523   L +7 (000’s) 5342   7 Day Increase (000’s)1819   7 Day % Increase 52%

WINNER WINNER SWANSON TV CHICKEN DINNER: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELDYET again for doubling its’ L +7 performance two weeks in a row.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22, 2016

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

10t THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L +7 2.2   7 Day Increase 0.9   % Increase 69%

13 AGENTS OF SHIELD – Two Hour Season Finale ABC    L +SD 1.0   L +7 1.8   7 Day Increase 0.8   %Increase 80%

13t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.3   L +7  2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8   % Increase 62%

24t ARROW CW   L +SD 0.7    L+7 1.3   7 Day Increase 0.6   % Increase 86%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

7 ARROW CW   L+SD 0.7   L +7 1.3   7 Day Increase 0.6   %Increase 86%

9 AGENTS OF SHIELD – Two Hour Season Finale ABC   L +SD 1.0   L +7 1.8   7 Day Increase 0.8   %Increase 80%

14 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Season Finale CW  L +SD 0.7   L +7 1.2   7 Day Increase 0.5    %Increase 71%

15 THE FLASH CW   L +SD 1.3   L+7 2.2   7 Day Increase 0.9   %Increase 69%

20t GOTHAM FOX   L +SD 1.3   L +7 2.1   7 Day Increase 0.8   %Increase 62%

Viewers – Total gain

18 THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3365   L+7 (000’s) 5451   7 Day Increase (000’s)2086   7 Day % Increase (000’s)  62%

22 AGENTS OF SHIELD – Two Hour Season Finale ABC   L +SD (000’s)  3019   L +7  (000’s) 4972   7 Day Increase (000’s)1953   7 Day %Increase (000’s) 65%

24 GOTHAM FOX   L +SD (000’s) 3842    L +7 (000’s) 5727   7 Day Increase (000’s)1885   7 Day %Increase (000’s) 49%

Viewers – Percentage gain

4 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – Finale CW    L +SD (000’s) 1850   L +7 (000’s) 3134   7 Day Increase (000’s)1284   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 69%

6t AGENTS OF SHIELD – Two Hour Season Finale ABC   L +SD (000’s) 3019   L +7 (000’s) 4972   7 Day Increase (000’s)1953   7 Day %Increase (000’s) 65%

9 THE FLASH CW   L +SD (000’s) 3365   L +7 (000’s) 5451   7 Day Increase (000’s)2086   7 Day % Increase  (000’s) 62%

9t ARROW CW   L +SD (000’s) 1974   L +7 (000’s) 3201   7 Day Increase (000’s)1227  7 Day % Increase (000’s) 62%

20 GOTHAM FOX    L +SD 3842  L +7 (000’s) 5727   7 Day Increase (000’s)1885  7 Day % Increase 49%

WINNER WINNER SWANSON TV CHICKEN DINNERgoes to The Flash. More people were more enthralled to be tuning in to find out the true identity of the man in the Iron Mask than whatever AoS was up to that week. Marvel’s AoS’s hold must have petered out towards the end when people realized they get sold a bill of goods every time the show claims to be tied in to the main Marvel Cinematic Universe. People tuning in to find any connection between this show and Captain America: Civil War were greeted with the mentions of Tony Stark or Captain America in fleeting quips of pop culture referenced dialogue. Other CW/DC TV Universe related shows upped their game this week, specifically Arrow with its’ Damien Darhk storyline headed towards its inevitable conclusion.

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For consistently tallying triple digits percentage wise in the L +7, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s Ming Na Wen celebrates with selfies with fans and is somewhat rewarded with a 4th season reprieve. The show’s questionable 3rd season performance somehow edged up to tie with Gotham’s performance in Same Day rankings.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 23-29, (most shows have dropped out of the race, with May 25 being the official last day of sweeps).

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

6t GOTHAM – Finale  FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +7 2.0   7 Day Increase 0.8   % Increase 67%

8t ARROW – Finale  CW   L +SD 0.8   L +7 1.4   7 Day Increase 0.6   %Increase 75%

8t THE FLASH – Finale  CW  L +SD 1.3   L +7 1.9   7 Day Increase 0.6  %Increase 46%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

5 ARROW – Finale  CW   L +SD 0.8   L +7 1.4   7 Day Increase 0.6   %Increase 75%

7 GOTHAM – Finale  FOX   L +SD 1.2   L +7 2.0   7 Day Increase 0.8   %Increase 67%

15 THE FLASH – Finale  CW   L +SD 1.3   L +7 1.9   7 Day Increase 0.6   %Increase 46%

Viewers – Total gain

12 GOTHAM – Finale  FOX   L +SD (000’s) 3618   L +7 (000’s) 5558   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1940   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 54%

15 THE FLASH – Finale CW   L +SD (000’s) 3363   L +7 (000’s) 4849   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1486   7 Day % Increase 9000’s) 44%

21 ARROW – Finale CW   L +SD (000’s) 2193   L +7 (000’s) 3313   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1120   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 51%

Viewers – Percentage gain

4 GOTHAM – Finale FOX   L +SD (000’s) 3618   L +7 (000’s) 5558   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1940   7 Day % Increase (000’s) 54%

7t ARROW – Finale CW   L +SD (000’s) 2193   L  +7 (000’s) 3313   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1120   7 Day % Increase  51%

11t THE FLASH – Finale CW   L +SD (000’s) 3363  L +7 (000’s) 4849   7 Day Increase (000’s) 1486  7 Day % Increase (000’s) 44%

WINNER WINNER SWANSON TV CHICKEN DINNER (with a short stack of waffles) – GOTHAM

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PAUSE FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION: Let’s give you a better understanding of how the CW, as rating and residuals pundits such as myself commonly refer to itself as a baby network since so many components go into the genetic makeup of how the CW Network operates, because it’s not required to go full tilt head to head in ratings competition because of either independent affiliate ownership, such as Chicago, where they’re required to carry Bulls & Cub games (although I’ve heard that they will be switching affiliates in the near future. Since Chicago is the number 3 television station market in the entire US, the constant pre-emption of the CW DC Universe  related shows such as The Flash, Arrow, & Legends of Tomorrow (soon to be joined by Supergirl) affect the overnights dramatically. However, season 2 ratings of the Flash, especially L +SD,  has been upping the ante of late, even sometimes rivaling those of ABC’s Agents of SHIELD.

Like its predecessors UPN and by technicality, The WB (as none of Tribune Broadcasting’s WB stations were considered to be O&Os  (i.e; owned & operated ) since Time Warner held majority ownership of that network), The CW does not have owned-and-operated stations in any of the three largest U.S. television markets – New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. The network’s largest owned-and-operated station is CBS-owned WPSG in Philadelphia, which also became UPN’s largest O&O after Chris-Craft Industries (which sold most of its UPN stations, including its affiliates in New York City and Los Angeles, to Fox Television Stations in 2001) had its ownership stake in that network acquired by Viacom in March 2000 (neither UPN nor the DuMont Television Network had an O&O in Chicago at all; a similar situation arose with DuMont’s O&O in Los Angeles, present-day CW affiliate KTLA – which had disaffiliated from the network in 1948 shortly after the FCC ruled that it and WDTV in Pittsburgh (now KDKA-TV, a CW corporate cousin through CBS Corporation), to be O&Os through their then-owner Paramount Pictures‘ voting stock interest in DuMont).

Because Tribune Broadcasting does not maintain an ownership stake in The CW, its stations in the three respective top markets (WPIX, KTLA and WGN-TV) are actually affiliates of the network; CBS Corporation owns secondary stations – both independents – in two of the three markets, KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WLNY-TV in the New York City market (however, while KCAL was owned by CBS at the network’s launch, WLNY was not acquired by CBS until 2011; neither station carries CW programming though, because of the network’s affiliation deals with Tribune-owned stations in those markets, and in the latter case, WLNY’s over-the-air signal does not serve the entire New York City market – resulting in most residents in the metropolitan area receiving the station mainly through cable or satellite – due to being licensed to the Long Island community of Riverhead, restricting its transmitter from being located more than 15 miles (24 km) from its city of license under FCC regulations). Unlike with The WB and UPN (the latter network’s founding owners, Chris-Craft and Viacom, both had their own station groups that formed UPN’s core stations at its launch), only one of The CW’s co-owners – CBS Corporation – maintains ownership of the network’s owned-and-operated stations (Time Warner does not have a station group of its own, although its Turner Broadcasting System division does own Atlanta independent station WPCH-TV, which does not carry CW programming because of the network’s affiliation with CBS-owned WUPA).

(the previous two paragraphs were Wiki tenderized).

AND NOW – THE FINAL TALLIES

TOTAL VIEWER RANKINGS

THE WALKING DEAD 13,151

SUPERGIRL  9,809

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 7188

LUCIFER 7,174

**HEROES REBORN 6,395**  (not technically a comic book related show since the source didn’t originate from a actual comic book itself. A girl I used to date in high school had one of her daughters as one of the main leads – but if it was based on a actual comic book, here is where it would place.)

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  5,515

GOTHAM  5,370

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER  4,369

FLASH 4,245

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 3,157

ARROW 2,902

IZOMBIE  1,683

18-49 DEMO RANKING

1 THE WALKING DEAD 6.5

DAREDEVIL 6.3

JESSICA JONES 4.6

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD 3.4

SUPERGIRL  2.4 (tie)

LUCIFER 2.4 (tie)

HEROES REBORN 2.2 * (not technically a comic book related show since the source didn’t originate from a actual comic book itself. A girl I used to date in high school had one of her daughters as one of the main leads – but if it was based on a actual comic book, here is where it would place.)

GOTHAM 2.0 (tie)

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD 2.0 (tie)

9 THE FLASH 1.7

10  MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER  1.4

11 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW  1.2

12 ARROW 1.1

13 PREACHER 0.9

14 IZOMBIE 0.7

15 WYNONNA EARP .20

THE FINAL FIREWORK ROUND!!

Here are the same-day, Live +3 and Live +7 adults 18-49 ratings for every show that aired on The CW in 2015-16. Same-day ratings are for all new episodes aired in-season (Sept. 21, 2015-May 25, 2016), including those coded as specials. DVR ratings include only regularly scheduled episodes not coded as specials. Summer shows that aired one or two episodes in season aren’t included.

Supergirl  L +SD rating 1.7 L +3 rank 7  L +3 rating 2.3  L + 7 rank (+2) 7  L +7 rating 2.5 —

Top-rated CW show: “The Flash.” Same-day, 1.4; Live +3, 2.0; Live +7, 2.2.

No CW show rose or fell in rank by more than three places after delayed viewing was factored in.

Lucifer L +SD rating 1.5 L +3 rank 5 L +3 rating 2.3 rank +1  L +7 rank 5 L +7 rating 2.6 —

Gotham  L +SD rating 1.4 L +3 rank 6 L +3 rating 2.1 rank +2 L +7 rank 6 L +7 rating 2.4 —

The Flash L +SD 1.4 L +3 rank 1 L +3 rating 2.0 L +7 rank -1  L +7 rating 2.2 –

Arrow L +SD rating 0.9 L + 3 rank 2 L +3 rating 1.4 rank — L +7 rank 2 L +7 rating 1.5

Legends of Tomorrow  L +SD rating 0.8  L +3 rank 3  L+3  rating 1.3 — L +7 rank 3  L +7 rating 1.4

 iZombie  L +SD rating 0.5  L +3 rank  5  L +3 rating 0.8 —  L +7 rank 6  L +7 rating 0.8  rank (-/+) -1

Agents of SHIELD  L +SD rating 1.2  L +3 rank  13  L +3 rating 1.9 rank (-/+) +1  L +7 rank 11  L +7 rating 2.2  rank (-/+) +2

Agent Carter L +SD rating 0.8 L +3 rank 26 L +3 rating 1.2  rank (-/+) +2 L +7 rank 24  L +7 rating 1.4  rank (-/+) +2

PAUSE FOR STATION IDENTIFICATION it’s important to note that although technically not based on a COMIC BOOK per se, NBC’s mini-series event Heroes Reborn performed spectacularly for the network, coming in at 12th place, 2 place above Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD  L +SD  1.2 L +3 rank 11 L +3 rating 2.0 rank +1 L +7 rank 11 L +7 rating 2.2 —

Although, reports are coming in that Cinemax’s comic book genre show entry into the arena, OUTCAST (can Robert Kirkland’s instant hit wonder magic charm for a third time?) has been renewed, no one can venture a reason as to why when Wynonna Earp whom I hear is on the chopping block is kicking its’ freshman ass.

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As raw data demonstrates – Outcast is not faring well. But this battle falls out of the realm of the May Sweeps jurisdiction.

4 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 62 0.13 539

139 OUTCAST MAXPRIME 10:01 PM 55 0.06 152

49 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 10:00 PM 60 0.13 519

108 OUTCAST MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 44 0.07 193

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The best left unsaid about Powers Season Two, the better.

 

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