We at TVTH have become fascinated this season with DVR lift. It can turn moderate hits into big hits. It can make or break a show’s renewal chances. And it provides some interesting insights into viewership habits for specific shows. We’ve been tracking DVR lift for the Top 25 shows each week in terms of lift… Read More The 2016-2017 TV Season-to-Date in L+7 Total Viewers
One of the more fascinating TV trends of the last several years was the rise of digital networks — subnetworks that exist on the digital tiers of affiliated local broadcast stations across the country. Some, like Decades TV, Cozi TV, Antenna TV, Laff, Heroes & Icons, Retro TV, Get TV, Comet TV and Me TV,… Read More Diginet Watch: The Nostalgia Channels
FOX’s Bones will be launching its 12th and final season on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 — going out as FOX’s longest-running drama series EVER. In the annals of TV history, the show will be tied for seventh with CBS’s Criminal Minds (2005-present), the WB/CW’s Supernatural (2005-present), ABC’s NYPD Blue (1993-2005), CBS’s Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996) and the original Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980) on CBS as… Read More “Bones”: One of TV’s Most Solid Utility Players
Once again, CBS looks to its biggest hit (The Big Bang Theory) to launch a new show (Superior Donuts). But instead of just giving Donuts a post-Big Bang time slot for several weeks as was done with Kevin Can Wait on Monday nights for the first five weeks of this season, Superior Donuts debuts at 830pm out of Big Bang on Thursday, February… Read More CBS’s New “Superior Donuts” Gets Post-“Big Bang” Thursday Debut — And Then Has to Go Right to Work on Monday Nights
Scheduling has always been a key factor in the success or failure of a TV show. A great lead-in can turn a new show into a top-ranked hit such as with I Love Lucy — which premiered in 1951 as the lead-out to Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, the #1 show in the country at the time. Conversely,… Read More In What Time Slots Have TV’s Top-Ranked Programs Aired?
This past Sunday, CBS aired two episodes of its 1960s B&W comedy classic The Dick Van Dyke Show IN COLOR. Airing out of its venerable newsmagazine 60 Minutes, Dick Van Dyke generated an impressive 7.41 million L+SD viewers to come in #2 behind a highly-rated Sunday Night Football on NBC but ahead of a special airing of Frozen and an original… Read More How Would the 55-Year-Old “Dick Van Dyke Show” Rank Amongst Today’s Shows?
Since 1950, TV viewership has been tracked by the Nielsen Media Company (albeit with estimates from diaries, then set-top boxes and within the last ten years, local people meters) to determine the ratings and share of audience tuned in to every program on every network (and local market station) that subscribes to the service. And… Read More What 29 TV Shows Have Been #1 in the Annual Nielsen Rankings?