TV Ratings

Aisha Tyler’s Whose Line is it Anyway Scores Ratings Surprise

Now here’s something we don’t see very often. The CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway, hosted by The Talk’s Aisha Tyler, premiered last night and pulled in ratings strong enough to beat an ABC original hour of programming, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The revival of improv comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? surprised on the CW. The series topped an ABC original in the hour, averaging a 1.1 rating with adults 180-49. in the hour. It also marked the network's most-watched premiere since Arrow with 2.9 million viewers.

Whose Line is it Anyway also stars Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles.

Ratings, Rants and Raves: New Women 18-49 Low For General Hospital

General Hospital's post-50th anniversary ratings slump continued the week of July 1-5 (Source: Soap Opera Network). The ABC Daytime drama dropped 121,000 total viewers over the previous week. However, GH was still up 90,000 over this time last year. The sudser was in last place in households, women viewers aged 18-49 and all key demos (tying Days of Our Lives among W18-34). READ MORE

Ratings, Rants and Raves: Why DAYS is The Best Soap Currently Airing in Daytime and Tough Love For Y&R and GH

Okay, you asked for it. I'm bringing back my "Ratings, Rants and Raves" column. I took a break because the networks and their advertisers appear to be much more concerned about quarterly and year-to-date ratings nowadays, than they are with week-to-week numbers. However, it's still fun and hopefully informative to dissect how each sudser did the previous week, so here goes! READ MORE

Matt Lauer’s Paula Deen Interview Greases Today’s Ratings

It seems Paula Deen still has at least one successful recipe in her proverbial recipe box, at least when it comes to TV ratings. Deen’s much anticipated interview with Matt Lauer helped cook up Today’s best ratings against Good Morning America since November, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Today beat GMA by 168,000 total viewers, and in the 25-54 adult demos as well.

Today saw another victory in the targeted adults 25-54 demographic, again topping GMA by 168,000 with a total of 1.876 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. GMA averaged a 1.4 rating. Wednesday's Morning show ratings were also likely affected by the half-hour special report on the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. It aired live during the broadcasts on the west coast. Final ratings will come in on Friday, July 5.

CBS This Morning’s Ratings Improve by Featuring Actual News

After years stymied in third place, CBS is finally beginning to experience growth in the a.m. CBS This Morning, which premiered in January 2012, is experiencing year-over-year ratings gains by focusing on tabloid free news, according to TV Guide

The year-to-year audience growth for King and coanchors Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell has been as high as 39 percent in recent weeks. With an average of 3 million viewers, CBS scored its best May-sweep morning-ratings performance since 1994. While well behind ABC's 5.7 million and NBC's 4.8 million viewers, the numbers indicate that CBS This Morning has effectively positioned itself to pick up disenchanted Today viewers who may find GMA too frothy. "People come up to me and say, 'You guys actually do news,'" says O'Donnell. READ MORE

OWN Achieves Highest-Rated Week in Network History

Oprah owes pal Tyler Perry a big, ole thank-you gift. Riding the ratings crest of Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, OWN sailed to its highest rated week in history across key demos for the week of May 27. The cable network trumpeted its success in a press release on Tuesday.

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has scored its highest rated week in network history (Week of May 27) across the key demos in total day led by the premiere of Tyler Perry’s new scripted series “The Haves and the Have Nots” (Tuesdays at 9 p.m.) and “Love Thy Neighbor” (Wednesdays at 9 p.m.).  In addition, OWN ranked #12 for the week among all ad-supported cable networks for women 25-54 and ranked as the #2 network in all of television for the week for African American W25-54 in primetime. READ MORE