TV Ratings

The Haves and Have Nots Hits High on OWN

Tyler Perry, Oprah and Tika Sumpter have more to smile about. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Haves and Have Nots hit a series high on July 30, by cracking 2 million viewers.

The Talk Jumps to New Weekly Viewer High

The Talk continues to enjoy sizzling ratings this summer. The CBS talk show averaged 2.64 million viewers last week, a five percent improvement.  It has also earned four of its largest weekly audiences over the past six weeks.

Today Show Cuts Staffers

Pink slips were handed out at NBC’s long-time golden goose Today, according to The Wrap. Reportedly, the former No. 1 morning show laid off some of the show’s staffers.

The spokesperson said that "less than 2 percent" of each show's staff was affected but declined to say the exact number or their positions within the company. "Today"'s layoffs came on Tuesday while "Nightly News" restructured "a few weeks ago," the spokesperson said. READ MORE

CBS This Morning Grows Among 25-54 Demo

CBS has been the third wheel of daytime ratings for years, but this year CBS This Morning continues to make strides in growing its audience opposite of leaders Good Morning America and Today. The show touted its improved performance in a press release.

CBS THIS MORNING posted double-digit year-to-year percentage gains among adults 25-54 (+14%), the demographic most important to those who advertise in news, as well as viewers (+16%), households (+17%) and women 25-54 (+13%), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending July 19, 2013. CBS THIS MORNING added +380,000 viewers compared to the same week last year and also improved its competitive position with NBC, closing the gap by 330,000 viewers.

Just How Well Are All My Children and One Life to Live Doing on OWN?

Is OWN's summer fling with soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children paying off for the cabler? Marc Berman's website TV Media Insights, has published a breakdown of the soaps first week of Nielsen ratings on Oprah Winfrey's Discovery-backed channel.  Here are the AMC and OLTL numbers for Monday, July 15. An asterisk indicates it was a new episode for the channel:


* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.1 HH, 144,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 12:30PM 0.0 HH, 154,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 1:00PM 0.1 HH, 152,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 1:30PM 0.1 HH, 129,000 total viewers


* Mon July 15 2:00PM 0.1 HH, 123,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 2:30PM 0.1 HH, 102,000 total viewers
* Mon July 15 3:00PM 0.1 HH, 103,000 total viewers
Mon July 15 3:30PM 0.1 HH, 66,000 total viewers READ MORE

Ratings, Rants and Raves: Big Rebounds For The Young and the Restless and General Hospital!

The Young and the Restless and General Hospital both came back strong, following slumps during the holiday week. (Source: Soap Opera Network) The Bold and the Beautiful also gained a healthy chunk of total viewers, while Days of Our Lives was the only network daytime sudser to shed eyeballs the week of July 8-12. READ MORE