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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos: More Streaming Data Transparency Is Coming

After years of keeping viewing data under lock and key, streamers have become a little more open about sharing numbers publicly in the past two years. Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says he expects that trend to continue — and also defended the earlier practice as a part of a “promise” to the company’s creative partners. “We’re heading […]

NFL Drives Broadcast, Amazon Viewing Bumps in September

The opening of the NFL and college football seasons gave broadcasters a significant gain in TV viewing in September. Amazon’s Prime Video got a boost too. Broadcast networks drew 23 percent of all TV use in the United States in September, according to Nielsen’s monthly Gauge report. That’s up from 20.4 percent in August and […]

‘Virgin River’ Dethrones ‘Suits’ in Streaming Rankings

Suits‘ three-month stranglehold on the top of the Nielsen streaming charts has come to an end. Netflix’s Virgin River moved ahead of Suits and claimed the No. 1 overall spot for the week of Sept. 11-17. The drama, whose fifth season premiered Sept. 7, improved by 7 percent from the previous week with 2.05 billion […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Sparks With Streaming Viewers

The Golden Bachelor continues to capture viewers’ hearts. After a solid on-air premiere and a strong showing over three days of delayed viewing and streaming, the ABC series’ momentum continued across additional days. After a week of multi-platform viewing, the Sept. 28 series premiere for The Golden Bachelor hit 9 million viewers, more than double […]

‘Loki’ Delivers Strong Viewing for Season 2 Premiere, Disney+ Says

The second season of Loki had a solid opening for Disney+, according to internal viewing data from the streamer. The season two premiere of the Marvel series racked up 10.9 million views worldwide over its first three days (plus a few hours), as defined by the increasingly industry-standard formula of total viewing time divided by […]

‘Suits’ Sets Streaming Chart Record for Most Weeks at No. 1

The summer of Suits continued past Labor Day, as the legal drama set a streaming chart record for most weeks as the No. 1 overall title. The former USA series, which streams on Netflix and Peacock, spent its 12th consecutive week at the top of Nielsen’s rankings, which go back three years. It had 2.36 […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Hits Three-Year High for Franchise With Cross-Platform Viewing

After a solid showing for its initial broadcast, The Golden Bachelor continued gathering momentum in the subsequent days — enough to hit a three-year high for the Bachelor franchise in total viewers. The Sept. 28 premiere rose to 7.7 million viewers after three days of cross-platform viewing, a gain of 3.34 million viewers (and almost 77 […]

TV Ratings: Chiefs, Jets and Taylor Swift Drive Big NFL Audience

The intertwining of two of the biggest forces in American popular culture — the NFL and Taylor Swift — paid off handsomely for NBC on Sunday night. The network’s Sunday Night Football telecast scored its biggest audience of the season, averaging nearly 27 million viewers across all platforms, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics (as […]

TV Ratings: ‘Golden Bachelor’ Earns a Rose From Viewers

The premiere of The Golden Bachelor on ABC delivered a decent sized audience on Thursday — one larger than the most recent edition of its parent series, in fact. Thursday Night Football, meanwhile, continued its strong early-season results for Amazon’s Prime Video. The Golden Bachelor, in which 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner looks for love among a […]

‘One Piece’ Opens Big in Streaming Rankings

Netflix’s One Piece sailed to the top of the original streaming series rankings in its first week of release. Suits, meanwhile, maintained its grip on the top of the overall charts. One Piece, a live-action adaptation of the beloved manga and anime, delivered 1.31 billion minutes of viewing in the United States for the week […]

TV Ratings: Republican Primary Debate Down, Still Leads Primetime

The second debate of the Republican presidential primary didn’t draw quite as big an audience as the first. Wednesday’s event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library drew a combined 9.5 million viewers across Fox News, Fox Business, Univision and Fox digital platforms. That’s down about 27 percent from the 13 million who watched the first […]

TV Ratings: Taylor Swift Draws Young Female Viewers to NFL Blowout

Fox’s late afternoon NFL broadcast Sunday was down some from the same week a year ago — but the most famous fan in attendance at the game may have helped drive a ratings uptick in at least one demographic. Taylor Swift attended the Kansas City Chiefs’ 41-10 blowout of the Chicago Bears Sunday, sitting in […]