“Duck Dynasty” drew a whopping 9.6 million viewers on Wednesday night. That’s an A&E record. The finale also set A&E highs with 5.6 million viewers among adults 25-54, 5.5 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers among adults 18-34.
Want a little more perspective? The finale outdrew every network program for the night with the exception of “American Idol” and “Survivor.” And while “American Idol” was network TV’s top Wednesday program with a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49, “Duck Dynasty” did a 4.3 rating in the key demographic, 34 percent above “Idol.”
Today in ‘Sucks to be NBC’, the new dating show only notched 3.8M viewers and a 1.6 ratings. That’s with ‘The Voice’s often reliable lead-in. Yikes.
Next season is going be just Andrea trying to pick up pliers with her feet. 13 episodes all in real time.
The transplanted sitcom’s first episode drew 3 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating with the coveted 18-49 crowd, while its 8:30 pm installment dipped to 2.4 mil/0.7. For comparison’s sake,Happy Endings averaged 3 mil with a 1.3/1.2 two months ago on a Tuesday, while the Last Man Standing and Malibu Country season finales averaged north of 7 million and a 1.5 last Friday in the 8 o’clock hour.
Beating out all the broadcast nets and making it the most viewed entertainment programming on cable of the year.
Meanwhile ‘The Walking Dead’ had a 6.6 rating, so zombies still rule.
Joe Adalian has tweeted that the final Oscar ratings are 40.3 M total viewers, which is up 3% from last year, and a 13.0 rating in 18-49 demo, up 11% from last year.
He also shared this stat:
And yes, Seth MacFarlane brought the young ‘uns: Among A18-34, show was up 20% to biggest number in that demo since 2007.
While a critical backlash may force a more conservative hosting choice for next year, the Academy can point to this as proof that they at the very least didn’t screw it up.
Note, movies people actually saw likely boosted viewership as well.
Hooray? Terrifying number that I still occasionally wrap my brain around: the Nielsen sample is less than 25,000 homes. %.008 of the American population. I would LOVE to see what the profile of an “average” household is. Or how it is stratified regionally. Or- yeah. Ads are terrible, everyone revolt.
Community saw 2.7M viewers and 1.1 rating. ‘Zero Hour’ had 6.3 million viewers and a 1.3 which is down 41 percent from ‘Last Resort’s debut.
- Community returned to a 1.8 (from fall 2011’s 1.7, topping most ‘30 Rock’ numbers.)
- ‘Big Bang’ climbed to a 6.1
- ‘Do No Harm’ dropped to a 0.7