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‘Bluey’ Special Draws a Big Audience for Disney+

The much-discussed special episode of Bluey is also the most watched episode of the show on Disney+. The April 14 installment of the beloved preschool series, “The Sign,” racked up 10.4 million views worldwide on Disney+ in the week after its release, the streamer says. (The view count is the total viewing time divided by […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘Quiet on Set’ Delivers Max’s Biggest Showing Yet

The docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV posted Max’s best streaming numbers to date for its premiere week. The show, which streamed on Max concurrent with its on-air premiere on ID, had 1.25 billion minutes of viewing for the week of March 18-24. That’s the largest weekly total for any series […]

March Madness, State of the Union Help Cable Stem Months-Long Viewing Decline

Cable outlets saw their share of viewing rise in March for the first time in months, thanks to March Madness and the annual State of the Union address. Cable captured 28.3 percent of all TV viewing in March, according to Nielsen’s monthly Gauge report, up from 27.6 percent in February. That’s the first time since […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)’ Scores for Disney+

Taylor Swift made her chart debut in Nielsen’s streaming rankings, as her concert movie The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) had a strong showing over its first four days of release on Disney+. The film racked up 677 million minutes of viewing in the United States in the week of March 11-17 (it debuted on Disney+ […]

TV Ratings: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Ends on Up Note

The series finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm earned ratings that were pretty, pretty good for the show (hey, it’s probably the last time we can appropriate Larry David’s signature praise). The April 7 finale had a first-night audience of 1.1 million viewers on HBO and Max (including replays), which was the best performance for Curb […]

TV Ratings: Men’s NCAA Final Falls Short of Women’s Title Game for First Time

The audience for the NCAA men’s basketball championship ticked up from last year’s low — but for the first time, the men’s game drew a smaller TV crowd than the women’s final. Connecticut’s 75-60 victory over Purdue on Monday — a result that was not in doubt for most of the second half — averaged 14.82 […]

TV Ratings: NCAA Women’s Final Sets Another Record

For the third time in seven days, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament drew its largest audience ever. Some 18.87 million people watched South Carolina cap an undefeated season by beating Iowa, 87-75, in Sunday’s championship game, according to final same-day Nielsen ratings (that’s an uptick from 18.7 million in preliminary results). The audience is the […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘The Gentlemen’ Has Solid Opening on Netflix

Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen opened with a bang on Netflix. The series, a spinoff of Ritchie’s 2019 film, delivered almost 1.21 billion minutes of viewing over its first four days (it premiered March 7), according to Nielsen’s streaming rankings for March 4-10. It ranked second among all streaming series for the week, behind Love Is […]

TV Ratings: Iowa-LSU NCAA Rematch Sets All-Time Record for Women’s Basketball

Last year’s NCAA women’s basketball championship set an all-time ratings record for a women’s game on ESPN. A rematch of that game — albeit two rounds earlier in the tournament — on Monday night drew an even bigger crowd. Iowa’s 94-87 victory over LSU averaged 12.3 million viewers for ESPN, the largest TV audience ever for […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Premieres at No. 1

The live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender had a big premiere week. The remake of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series opened at No. 1 overall on Nielsen’s streaming charts for Feb. 19-25. Avatar had 2.56 billion minutes of viewing in the United States over its first four days (it premiered Feb. 22), the second biggest week […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)’ Movie Has Solid Debut for Disney+

The phenomenon that is Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has extended to Disney+. The music superstar’s concert movie, The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version), had a solid opening weekend on the streamer. The movie amassed 4.6 million views (defined as total viewing time divided by run time) worldwide over its first three days, making it the No. […]

Super Bowl Sunday Sets Viewing Time Record, But TV Use Falls in February

Americans spent more time with their TV sets on Super Bowl Sunday than any day in the past three years — but despite that, overall TV usage declined some in February. On Feb. 11, viewers in the United States spent a collective 111 billion minutes watching TV — fueled, obviously, by Super Bowl 58’s record-breaking audience of […]