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Supergirl & The Flash Score High Ratings

Last night saw The Flash and Supergirl air on CBS, which drew in some pretty good numbers.

The episode gave Supergirl its best rating since early February with 7.24 million viewers tuning in, which is up from the previous episode of 6 million.

The 7 million viewers is also almost more than two times what The Flash on the CW normal sees (around 4 million).

Supergirl also beat Fox’s Gotham, as the two air at the same time, with Gotham netting 4.78 million.

The episode was a bit corny for my taste (poor choice in villains, and I could do without the Kara and Jimmy Olsen romance), but seeing Supergirl and The Flash on screen together was pretty cool. Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist have some good on screen chemistry.

More than likely with the ratings success, this will mean further crossovers down the line with Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, which Gustin said was the plan.

Update: CBS released the following official announcement:

 

“SUPERGIRL” SOARS WITH “THE FLASH” CROSSOVER

“Supergirl” Leaps +31% in Adults 18-49 to a Seven-Week High and Increases +21% in Viewers

Tops All Monday Scripted Programs in Adults 18-49

 

SUPERGIRL delivered its biggest adults 18-49 rating in seven weeks and its largest audience in five weeks with last night’s “The Flash” crossover episode, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, March 28.

In adults 18-49, SUPERGIRL averaged a seven-week high of 1.7, a +31% jump from a week ago. In viewers, the crossover episode averaged 7.24 million viewers, up +21% from last week and delivering its largest audience in five weeks.

SUPERGIRL was Monday’s highest-rated scripted series in adults 18-49.

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Fear The Walking Dead Ratings Score Record 10.1 Million Viewers

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The premiere episode for AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead is a smash hit as the first episode scored a cable record 10.1 million viewers.

To put the numbers in perspective, the first episode of The Walking Dead that aired back in October of 2010 manage 5.35 million viewers, and most recently AMC’s first episode for Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff, netted 6.88 million viewers.

Fear The Walking Dead also managed to have 6.3 million viewers amongst the coveted adult 18-49 advertising demographic, which gave the show a 4.9 rating.

Fear The Walking Dead, similar to The Walking Dead, also managed to top the NFL’s Sunday Night Football.

The Walking Dead franchise continues to prove itself as last season saw TWD’s Season 5 opener scored a record-breaking 17.3 million viewers, with the Season 5 finale drawing 15.8 million viewers. Season 6 premiers October 11th.

“Fear The Walking Dead” Season 1 airs for six episodes Sundays on AMC starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Mercedes Mason.

Synopsis:

Fear The Walking Dead is described as a gritty drama living in the same universe as The Walking Dead that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

Fear The Walking Dead episode 2 preview:

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Agents Of SHIELD Season 2 Finale Scores Ratings Low

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While it’s been said the planned Agents Of SHIELD spinoff was cancelled due to not wanting popular characters moved off the show, the real story might be as simple as the ratings.

Last night’s two-hour Season 2 finale of Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD saw a ratings low for the series.

The season two finale came in at a 1.3 rating, which is down 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, with 4 million viewers.

By comparison, The Flash continued to see strong numbers for the less-watched CW network with a 1.4.

iZombie even saw a 17 precent jump for the CW compared to the previous week (0.7 rating).

The season two finale for Agents Of SHIELD was also down by about 30% compared to last year’s season finale.

Worth a mention is that Agents Of SHIELD has a heavy DVR playback; however, it’s unknown how that affects advertising (and how that affects the show) as obviously people skip over the ads.

No worries, though, as ABC has renewed Agents Of SHIELD for Season 3 as well as Agent Carter for Season 2.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Scores New Ratings Low

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Final ratings are in for this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and – yep – it’s another ratings low.

S.H.I.E.L.D. managed a measly 1.5 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic, which is down 12 percent from the 1.7 from the previous episode.

4.27 million people tuned in for the episode as well, another series low.

This week’s episode followed a break as last week saw ABC air the Marvel 75th Anniversary documentary, which didn’t do all that well in the ratings considering it had a special preview for The Avengers 2 – it only scored a 1.2 rating with 3.42 million tuning in.

The new Tuesday night 9pm ET timeslot for S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t look to be proving it was a good movie for ABC as, compared to last year, ABC netted better ratings with The Goldbergs.

Likewise, compared to November of last year, but in the 8pm ET timeslot, S.H.I.E.L.D. netted about 2.45 million more viewers.

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17.3 Million Tune In To The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere

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The Walking Dead has scored record ratings once again with its Season 5 premiere.

Beating the previous high of 16.11 million viewers for its fourth-season premiere a year ago, The Walking Dead Season 5 raked in 17.3 million viewers.

Last night also saw The Walking Dead beat its ratings in the coveted 18-49 demographic with a whopping 8.7, from a previous high of 8.2.

The 8.7 (about 11 million) gives The Walking Dead the top rated entertainment show this year.

Look for higher ratings once DVR viewings are factored in.

The success of The Walking Dead is also leading to a spinoff series, with the new series already in development.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9pm ET on AMC.

Watch the preview for the next episode, “Strangers”:

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Tuesday Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. New Low; The Flash Highest Rated

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The Tuesday night estimated ratings are in; Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. hits another series low for live viewership while the CW’s premiere episode of The Flash nets a high rating for the network.

Even though the pilot episode of The Flash leaked online earlier in the Summer, the fans still came out to support Grant Gustin and the spinoff of Arrow.

The Flash managed 4.5 million viewers with a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which for the CW is outstanding as The Flash is the network’s highest season premiere debut since The Vampire Diaries first aired in 2009.

The same can’t be said for ABC and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. as early estimates have given the series an all-time low for two consecutive weeks with 4.39 million people tuning in and a 1.6 in the 18-40 coveted demographic. It probably should be mentioned when final numbers come in, the numbers will most likely hover around the 5 million mark, and when final DVR viewers are added in, the number is even higher — upwards of 7.5 million. Obviously the problem with viewers watching on their DVRs is that the commercials are passed over.

Ratings dropping for S.H.I.E.L.D. can’t be looked at as a good thing by ABC especially considering Marvel is set to debut the new Agent Carter series during the mid-season S.H.I.E.L.D. break. It can probably be further speculated that if S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to decline, ABC might even consider moving the series to a different night.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Ratings Tank: Lowest Ever

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw its second episode air last night of the new second season, but with that comes bad news as the series ratings have hit an all-time low.

Estimates for the second episode have only 4.54 million tuning in with a 1.7 in the coveted 18-49 age market.

The episode will certainly get a spike from DVR views, but nothing that will give it a huge impact.

The Season 2 premiere saw about 6 million viewers.

This marks the first time the series has dropped below 5 million.

ABC and Marvel recently changed the air time for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from an 8pm timeslot to 9pm ET. They did test out the 9pm time last year for an episode, which seemed promising; however, viewers don’t seem to be hooked on the TV series like they are with the Marvel Studios movies.

Various reasons have been given for Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. ratings decline with poor acting cited as well as badly written episodes (at least last year). 

Update: Final rating numbers have 5.05 million people tuning in.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere Ratings Are In

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 premiered last night on ABC, and what can’t be looked at anything but a disappointment for the series, saw a substantial decline in ratings compared to the first season premiere.

12.2 million tuned in for the Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1 debut last year.

Only 5.6 million watched yesterday’s Season 2 debut, with the episode netting a 1.9 in the coveted 18-49 age demographic.

The numbers are on par with the subsequent episodes from last year, which hovered around 5-6 million toward the end of the season as well.

The show is also heavily DVR’d and these numbers are considered an estimate, but the final numbers won’t be anywhere near the 12.2 million from Season 1.

It looks as if a majority of viewers that initially tried out Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. – probably expecting something akin to a Captain America 2 – didn’t return for the second season. That’s too bad because it could be argued everything that fans complained about with Season 1 (lack of professionalism among the SHIELD agents, goofiness of Fitz and Simmons, not being serious, etc.) was fixed with the Season 2 premiere.

It will also be interesting to see what happens with the ratings: Does S.H.I.E.L.D. have a loyal fan base with the 5-6 million? Or will the series continue to drop with further episodes?

Netflix must certainly be taking a look at the numbers as Marvel TV, led by Jeph Loeb, is behind the S.H.I.E.L.D. series as well as the upcoming Netflix shows.

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8 Million Tune In For Gotham Premiere

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Last night saw the debut of the new Batman prequel series on FOX with Gotham.

Ratings are in, and 8 million people tuned in to watch the Gotham premiere.

The first episode also scored a 3.2 rating among the advertisers’ coveted 18-49 crowd.

FOX more than likely is pretty happy with the number as Gotham faced some pretty heavy competition including Monday Night Football, WWE Monday Night Raw, The Voice, Dancing With Stars and two episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

It’s probable Gotham will have a high percentage of DVR views as well.

Up next for comic book TV shows is season two of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which debuts tonight. The first season kicked off strong with 12 million viewers; however as the season progressed, the series dipped by a rather large amount finishing with around 5-6 million viewers.

The CW also has The Flash premiering Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm ET and Arrow on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET.

NBC’s Constantine premiers Friday, October 24th.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ratings Up With “The Only Light in The Darkness”

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The preliminary numbers for last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are in, and they are up a with 5.69 million people tuning in.

That’s up from last week’s 9pm timeslot (5.52 million) and up from the last original episode that aired at the 8pm timeslot (5.37 million).

The episode, “The Only Light in The Darkness,” was down amongst the 18-49 crowd with a 1.8.

Bear in mind these numbers are preliminary and could be adjusted either up or down when the final ratings come in.

Update: The final numbers are higher: 6.04 million viewers with a 1.9 rating.

Next week sees Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill guest star, which ABC has announced is part of its May sweeps programming.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Nothing Personal” – Just when there’s no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) — from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Solider” — returns to team up with Coulson as S.H.I.E.L.D. is being destroyed around them, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “Pilot” September 24, 2013 4.7 12.12        
2 “0-8-4” October 1, 2013 3.3 8.66        
3 “The Asset October 8, 2013 2.9 7.87        
4 “Eye Spy” October 15, 2013 2.8 7.85        
5 “Girl in the Flower Dress October 22, 2013 2.7 7.39        
6 “F.Z.Z.T.” November 5, 2013 2.5 7.15        
7 “The Hub” November 12, 2013 2.2 6.67        
8 The Well November 19, 2013 2.4 6.89        
9 Repairs November 26, 2013 2.6 9.69        
10 “The Bridge” December 10, 2013 2.1 6.11        
11 “The Magical Place” January 7, 2014 2.2 6.63        
12 “Seeds” January 14, 2014         2.2         6.37        
13 “T.R.A.C.K.S.” February 4, 2014         2.2         6.62        
14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.” March 4, 2014         1.8         5.46        
15 “Yes Men” March 11, 2014         2.1         5.99        
16 “End Of the Beginning” April 1, 2014         2.0         5.71        
17 “Turn, Turn Turn” April 8, 2014         1.9         5.37        
18 “Providence” April 15, 2014 (9pm)         2.1         5.52        
19 “Only Light In The Darkness” April 23, 2014         1.9         6.04        

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Arrow Ratings For “Man Under The Hood”

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The preliminary ratings for this week’s episode of Arrow are in, and they are pretty much consistent with the past couple of weeks.

“The Man Under The Red Hood” netted 2.36 million viewers with a .7 in the 18-49 ratings demographic.

Bear in mind the final numbers may be adjusted up or down.

Fans have been complaining about all the skip weeks that seem to plague the various network series.

Arrow star Stephen Amell commented on his Facebook that he has no control over when the episodes air.

Update: The final numbers are actually down: 2.26 million viewers tuned in with a .7 rating.

No. Title Air Date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “City of Heroes” Oct 9, 2013         0.9        2.74        
2 “Identity” Oct 16, 2013         1.1        3.06        
3 “Broken Dolls” Oct 23, 2013         0.9        2.81        
4 “Crucible” Oct 30, 2013         0.8        2.37        
5 “League of Assassins” Nov 6, 2013         1.0        2.80        
6 “Keep Your Enemies Closer” Nov 13, 2013         1.2        3.09        
7 “State Vs. Queen” Nov 20, 2013         1.0        2.66        
8 “The Scientist” Dec 4, 2013         1.2        3.24        
9 “Three Ghosts” Dec 11, 2013         1.1        3.02        
10 “Blast Radius” Jan 15, 2014         0.9        2.52        
11 “Blind Spot” Jan 22, 2014         0.9        2.49        
12 “Tremors” Jan 29, 2014         1.1         2.95        
13 “Heir To The Demon” Feb 5, 2014         1.0         2.86        
14 “Time of Death” Feb 26, 2014         0.9         2.45        
15 “The Promise” Mar 5, 2014         0.7         2.19        
16 “Suicide Squad” Mar 19, 2014         0.8         2.42      
17 “Birds Of Prey” Mar 26, 2014         0.9         2.62      

 

18 “Deathstroke” Apr 2, 2014         0.8         2.32      

 

19 “Man Under The Red Hood” Apr 6, 2014         0.7         2.26      

 

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ratings Stagnant At 9pm Time Slot

Bad news for ABC as the 9pm ET time slot and “two hour event” saw really no improvement in the ratings for Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The ratings are in for heavily hyped and promoted episode, “Providence,” which saw 5.07 million people tune in with a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

Bear in mind these are preliminary numbers with the final numbers to be released, which could go either up or down.

Last week’s preliminary numbers showed 4.91 million people tuned in, but the final results were up at bit at 5.37 million. If we go by that, “Providence” might be up around the 5.4 million mark, which would put it around the second worst ratings of the series (prior to last week’s episode).

ABC has yet to confirm a Season 2, and it just became known that the Agent Carter series might be getting a second thought to do the poor performance of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The creators on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. have since told the fans to campaign to ABC for a second season.

The series has seen the ratings go from a high of over 12 million, with the season premiere, to a low of 5 million with last week’s episode. If you are one of the 7 million that stopped watching, the past few episodes have been really good as they tie into Captain America 2.

Update: The final numbers have the 9pm episode with a 2.1 rating and 5.52 million tuning in.

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No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “Pilot” September 24, 2013 4.7 12.12        
2 “0-8-4” October 1, 2013 3.3 8.66        
3 “The Asset October 8, 2013 2.9 7.87        
4 “Eye Spy” October 15, 2013 2.8 7.85        
5 “Girl in the Flower Dress October 22, 2013 2.7 7.39        
6 “F.Z.Z.T.” November 5, 2013 2.5 7.15        
7 “The Hub” November 12, 2013 2.2 6.67        
8 The Well November 19, 2013 2.4 6.89        
9 Repairs November 26, 2013 2.6 9.69        
10 “The Bridge” December 10, 2013 2.1 6.11        
11 “The Magical Place” January 7, 2014 2.2 6.63        
12 “Seeds” January 14, 2014         2.2         6.37        
13 “T.R.A.C.K.S.” February 4, 2014         2.2         6.62        
14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.” March 4, 2014         1.8         5.46        
15 “Yes Men” March 11, 2014         2.1         5.99        
16 “End Of the Beginning” April 1, 2014         2.0         5.71        
17 “Turn, Turn Turn” April 8, 2014         1.9         5.37        
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Following Captain America 2: New Ratings Low For Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Turn, Turn, Turn”

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In what has to be looked as a complete shocker, following a lead in from last week’s episode as well as being heavily promoted as tieing into Captain America 2, last night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw a ratings series low.

Early estimates have “Turn, Turn Turn” coming in at under 5 million viewers – a series first – with 4.91 million.

Likewise, the rating for the popular 18-49 demographic is a series low with a 1.7.

It’s possible the final numbers could be adjusted up by a couple of hundred thousand or so, which would probably still give this episode the series low.

ABC is replaying the episode next week as part of a two-parter, with an all-new episode airing Tuesday in the 9pm ET timeslot.

Looking at the ratings numbers below, it seems the month-long break from February to March has really taken its toll on the series.

ABC has yet to announce a renewal for Season 2.

Update: Final ratings show the numbers up a bit with a 1.9 and 5.37 million viewers (still a series low).

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “Pilot” September 24, 2013 4.7 12.12        
2 “0-8-4” October 1, 2013 3.3 8.66        
3 “The Asset October 8, 2013 2.9 7.87        
4 “Eye Spy” October 15, 2013 2.8 7.85        
5 “Girl in the Flower Dress October 22, 2013 2.7 7.39        
6 “F.Z.Z.T.” November 5, 2013 2.5 7.15        
7 “The Hub” November 12, 2013 2.2 6.67        
8 The Well November 19, 2013 2.4 6.89        
9 Repairs November 26, 2013 2.6 9.69        
10 “The Bridge” December 10, 2013 2.1 6.11        
11 “The Magical Place” January 7, 2014 2.2 6.63        
12 “Seeds” January 14, 2014         2.2         6.37        
13 “T.R.A.C.K.S.” February 4, 2014         2.2         6.62        
14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.” March 4, 2014         1.8         5.46        
15 “Yes Men” March 11, 2014         2.1         5.99        
16 “End Of the Beginning” April 1, 2014         2.0         5.71        
17 “Turn, Turn Turn” April 8, 2014         1.9         5.37        

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ratings Low With “End Of the Beginning”

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to see a drop in ratings as the latest numbers for last night’s episode, “End of the Beginning,” saw a series low with 5.39 million viewers tuning in.*

The previous low occurred March 4th with 5.46 million viewers.

The ratings in the coveted 18-49 demographic for “End of the Beginning” also matched its low with a 1.8.

This most recent episode saw a 14 percent drop in viewership compared to three weeks ago, which guest-starred Jaimie Alexander as Sif from the Thor movies.

These numbers have to be troublesome news for Marvel and ABC as the latest episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been hyped as being connected to the movies, Thor 2 and Captain America 2, which obviously isn’t have any impact.

We can speculate as to the reason fans are not watching the series:

1) A slow start: The first couple of episodes arguably weren’t that very good.

2) Too many breaks between episodes: Weeks and even a month-long stretch between episodes is killing any hype and anticipation created.

3) The Coulson “reveal” was under whelming and disappointing. Fans were promised answers, but instead just got more questions, decompressing the episodes like a Marvel comic book.

4) Lack of “Marvel” in the first half of the season: Fans wanted superheroes, superpowers and villains – Marvel – but instead got under-qualified SHIELD agents.

If you have been sticking with the show, you know that the second half the season has seen an attempt to correct some of the perceived problems as the episodes have been a lot better, filled with super villains (Deathlok) and superheroes (Sif). In addition, last night’s episode was probably the best to date and ties directly into Captain America 2; however, will it be enough to bring them back for more next week?

*Note: The final ratings numbers could be up or down a bit as these are preliminary.

Update: The final numbers show 5.71 million viewers tuned in, which is not the series low.

Update #2: The final numbers reveal the viewer numbers to actually be lower with 5.37 million, but ratings to be a 1.9.

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “Pilot” September 24, 2013 4.7 12.12        
2 “0-8-4” October 1, 2013 3.3 8.66        
3 “The Asset October 8, 2013 2.9 7.87        
4 “Eye Spy” October 15, 2013 2.8 7.85        
5 “Girl in the Flower Dress October 22, 2013 2.7 7.39        
6 “F.Z.Z.T.” November 5, 2013 2.5 7.15        
7 “The Hub” November 12, 2013 2.2 6.67        
8 The Well November 19, 2013 2.4 6.89        
9 Repairs November 26, 2013 2.6 9.69        
10 “The Bridge” December 10, 2013 2.1 6.11        
11 “The Magical Place” January 7, 2014 2.2 6.63        
12 “Seeds” January 14, 2014            2.2         6.37        
13 “T.R.A.C.K.S.” February 4, 2014            2.2         6.62        
14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.” March 4, 2014            1.8         5.46        
15 “Yes Men” March 11, 2014            2.1         5.99        
16 “End Of the Beginning” April 1, 2014            2.0         5.71        

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale Breaks Ratings Records For AMC

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Last night’s season 4 finale of The Walking Dead broke ratings viewership records for AMC as the episode saw a total of 15.7 million viewers (up from the 12.4 million from last year’s season 3 finale).

Season 4 of The Walking Dead also saw the largest number of viewers for the series with an average of 13.3 million viewers per episode.

Talking Dead had a high as well with 7.3 million viewers.

See full details below.

 

Press Release

THE SEASON FOUR FINALE OF “The Walking Dead” ANCHORS

RECORD-BREAKING NIGHT ON AMC

 

SEASON FOUR FINALE OF “The Walking Dead” DELIVERS 15.7 MILLION VIEWERS AND 10.2 MILLION ADULTS 18-49 – A FINALE RECORD

 

THE “TALKING DEAD” AFTERSHOW DELIVERS A SERIES RECORD 7.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS AND 4.7 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

 

“COMIC BOOK MEN” CAPS THE NIGHT WITH 1.1 MILLION VIEWERS

 

AND 715,000 ADULTS 18-49

 

Last night’s season four finale of “The Walking Dead” set a new finale record, delivering 15.7 million viewers and 10.2 million adults 18-49. The dramatic episode anchored a record-breaking night on AMC, with the live “Talking Dead” aftershow delivering a series record 7.3 million viewers and 4.7 million adults 18-49. To cap the night, the third season finale of AMC’s “Comic Book Men” at midnight was watched by 1.1 million viewers and 715,000 adults 18-49.

Season four set a new viewership record for “The Walking Dead,” averaging 13.3 million live/same day viewers per episode and 8.6 million adults 18-49, an increase of +24%/+22% over the season three average.

“The linear television business is Dead and well,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Thanks to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the other terrific executive producers and the entire cast, crew and network for working together to bring the fans (myself included) another unforgettable season of ‘The Walking Dead.’ To see this show serve as the centerpiece of a truly historic night on AMC is truly gratifying. So many played a role in this success, across all three shows, in giving the fans a reason to continue to return in ever-greater numbers. And so we say, until next fall, ‘Welcome to Terminus.'”

Following the 9 pm premiere of “The Walking Dead,” AMC presented “Talking Dead,” at 10 pm. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the most-watched “Talking Dead” episode in series history featured Executive Producer and showrunner Scott Gimple and, for the first time on the show, Andrew Lincoln.

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season four finale of “The Walking Dead”

  • 9 pm airing – 8.0 national HH rating with 15.7 million viewers
  • 9 pm airing – 8.0 national rating with 10.2 million Adults 18-49
  • 9 pm airing – 7.8 national rating with 9.3 million Adults 25-54

 

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season three finale of “Talking Dead”

  • 10 pm airing – 3.8 national HH rating with 7.3 million viewers
  • 10 pm airing – 3.7 national rating with 4.7 million Adults 18-49
  • 10 pm airing – 3.7 national rating with 4.4 million Adults 25-54

 

Key Nielsen Highlights for the season three finale of “Comic Book Men”

  • 12 am airing – 0.8 national HH rating with 1.1 million viewers
  • 12 am airing – 0.6 national rating with 715,000 Adults 18-49
  • 12 am airing – 0.6 national rating with 666,000 Adults 25.54

 

Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. Fast Nationals Sunday 3/30/14

The season four finale of “The Walking Dead” also dominated TV-related Twitter activity, and was the #1 non-sports related program of the night on Twitter across all cable and broadcast networks, with 1.01 million show-related Tweets from 356,770 unique authors, generating a total of 63.11 million Twitter TV impressions, according to Nielsen. Twitter activity peaked at 9:22 pm EST with 25,183 Tweets, representing 84.6 percent of all television-related Twitter activity at that time. “The Walking Dead” was also the #1 non-sports related program for the day in TV-related Twitter activity, with the most unique authors and total Tweets. Leading into the premiere, a “Twitter takeover” live chat with the show’s cast and crew helped spike show-related tweets. With fans sending in their questions to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, and more, the dedicated hashtag, #askTWD, was trending world wide on Twitter. The finale also generated dozens of simultaneous trending topics including #TheWalkingDead, TheWalkingDeadMarathon, TWD, Hershel, TheWalkingDeadSeasonFinale, RickandDaryl, Michonne, and TalkingDead.

“The Walking Dead” finale was also a trending topic of discussion on Facebook and over a 12-hour period, from 3:00 pm – 3:00 am EST, 3.1 million people had 5.8 million interactions surrounding “The Walking Dead.”

About AMC
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn,” “Halt and Catch Fire” and the forthcoming “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.” AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” “Game of Arms” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.

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Arrow Ratings Up With “Birds of Prey”

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Good news for fans of Arrow as the show has seen a ratings spike for two consecutive weeks.

The “Birds of Prey” episode for Arrow saw a jump of about 200,000 viewers from the last episode.

The rise in ratings could be contributed to a couple things with the past two episodes featuring fan-favorite characters (Suicide Squad and Huntress), but perhaps more importantly the episodes aired back-to-back.

Both Arrow and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. always see a drop in ratings when there is a break between episodes. 

Compare this to The Walking Dead, which is always on schedule, and we might have the reason for the ratings drop for various networks series that see breaks of weeks or even a month between episodes.

Basically it says having a break or two or three between episodes kills the fan excitement and hype for the series (at least in my opinion and own experience).

Hopefully the networks will see the figures and try to adjust by having each episode air in a timely manner.

No. Title   Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 City of Heroes   0.9 2.74        
2 “Identity”   1.1 3.06        
3 “Broken Dolls”   0.9 2.81        
4 “Crucible”   0.8 2.37        
5 “League of Assassins”   1.0 2.80        
6 “Keep Your Enemies Closer”   1.2 3.09        
7 State Vs. Queen”   1.0 2.66        
8 “The Scientist”   1.2 3.24        
9 Three Ghosts   1.1 3.02        
10 “Blast Radius   0.9 2.52        
11 Blind Spot”   0.9 2.49        
12 “Tremors”           1.1          2.95        
13 “Heir To The Demon”           1.0          2.86        
14 “Time of Death”           0.9          2.45        
15 “The Promise”           0.7          2.19        
16 “Suicide Squad”           0.8          2.42        
17 “Birds Of Prey”           0.9          2.62        

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Arrow Gets A Slight Bump In Ratings With “Suicide Squad”

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Last night’s episode of Arrow, which featured the Suicide Squad, saw a slight bump in ratings, but still managed to be the series’ second worst rated episode this season.

“Suicide Squad” drew 2.36 million viewers with a .8 in the coveted 18-49 ratings demographic (final numbers could be adjusted up or down).

The viewer numbers are up about 12% from the previous episode which saw the worst ratings ever for Arrow.

Exactly why ratings are so low is up for debate.

There’s been some online speculation that networks airing the episodes with large gaps has been a factor.

While shows like The Walking Dead have a consistent 8 weeks of episodes followed by a break, and then the remaining episodes air every week, Arrow and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. have gaps between the episodes ranging from a couple weeks to even a month.

No. Title   Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “City of Heroes”   0.9 2.74        
2 “Identity”   1.1 3.06        
3 “Broken Dolls”   0.9 2.81        
4 “Crucible”   0.8 2.37        
5 “League of Assassins”   1.0 2.80        
6 “Keep Your Enemies Closer”   1.2 3.09        
7 State Vs. Queen”   1.0 2.66        
8 “The Scientist”   1.2 3.24        
9 Three Ghosts   1.1 3.02        
10 “Blast Radius”   0.9 2.52        
11 Blind Spot”   0.9 2.49        
12 “Tremors”           1.1          2.95        
13 “Heir To The Demon”           1.0          2.86        
14 “Time of Death”           0.9          2.45        
15 “The Promise”           0.7          2.19        
16 “Suicide Squad”           0.8          2.36        

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sees Second Worst Ratings Ever With Sif

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. saw its second worst ratings ever for the series with last night’s episode of “Yes Men,” which featured Jaimie Alexander reprising as Lady Sif from the Marvel Studios Thor movies.

Last night’s episode saw a little more than 300,000 tune in for Sif compared to last week’s worst rated episode.

5.79 million people tuned in for the episode which also netted a 2.0 (up .2) in the 18-49 demographic.

The episode was heavily promoted by Marvel as a tie into the movies.

S.H.I.E.L.D. will continue to be connecting with Marvel Studios movies as upcoming episodes hint at a connection with Captain America 2.

Update: Final numbers reveal 5.99 million viewers with a 2.1 rating.

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “Pilot” September 24, 2013 4.7/14 12.12        
2 “0-8-4” October 1, 2013 3.3/10 8.66        
3 “The Asset October 8, 2013 2.9/9 7.87        
4 “Eye Spy” October 15, 2013 2.8/8 7.85        
5 “Girl in the Flower Dress October 22, 2013 2.7/8 7.39        
6 “F.Z.Z.T.” November 5, 2013 2.5/7 7.15        
7 “The Hub” November 12, 2013 2.2/6 6.67        
8 The Well November 19, 2013 2.4/7 6.89        
9 Repairs November 26, 2013 2.6/8 9.69        
10 “The Bridge” December 10, 2013 2.1/6 6.11        
11 “The Magical Place” January 7, 2014 2.2/6 6.63        
12 “Seeds” January 14, 2014            2.2/6         6.37        
13 “T.R.A.C.K.S.” February 4, 2014            2.2/6         6.62        
14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.” March 4, 2014            1.8/6         5.46        
15 “Yes Men” March 11, 2014            2.1/7         5.99        

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Arrow Ratings See Series Low With Latest Episode

This week must not be a good week for superhero TV shows as not only did Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. see its lowest ratings ever, but Arrow did as well.

“The Promise” netted 2.19 million viewers for Arrow with a 0.7 in the 18-49 ratings demographic.

That’s a 22% drop from the previous episode.

The last time Arrow saw a season low (2.37 million) was back in when it went head-to-head against the World Series.

Here is a chart of the Season 2 ratings for Arrow thus far:

No. Title   Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
       
1 “City of Heroes”   0.9 2.74        
2 “Identity”   1.1 3.06        
3 “Broken Dolls”   0.9 2.81        
4 “Crucible”   0.8 2.37        
5 “League of Assassins”   1.0 2.80        
6 “Keep Your Enemies Closer”   1.2 3.09        
7 “State Vs. Queen”   1.0 2.66        
8 “The Scientist”   1.2 3.24        
9 Three Ghosts   1.1 3.02        
10 “Blast Radius”   0.9 2.52        
11 “Blind Spot”   0.9 2.49        
12 “Tremors”           1.1          2.95        
13 “Heir To The Demon”           1.0          2.86        
14 “Time of Death”           0.9          2.45        
15 “The Promise”           0.7          2.19        
                 

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