Monday, April 14, 2014

Who's watching what in Boston (and the 305)



Who wins in the "Game of Thrones?" The Starks. The Lannisters. The dragons? How about Boston viewers. The HBO series was the seventh most watched program last week, scoring 258,000 total viewers for the season debut.  But CBS's cadre of sitcoms and dramas drew the most audiences, capturing five out of the top 10 shows.  Also of note: NESN's broadcast of Red Sox games came in #15 (236,000 viewers), #18 (214,000) and #22 (201,000 ).

Here's a look at the most watched programs in Boston from March 31-April 6.


   1. WBZ-CBS Big Bang Theory 535,000 total viewers.
   2. WBZ-CBS How I Met Your Mother 476,000
   3. WBZ-NCIS  432,000
   4. WBZ-CBS NCIS:LA  325,000
   4. WCVB-ABC Dancing w/ Stars 324,000
   6. WHDH-NBC The Voice 267,000
   7.  WBZ-CBS  Friends w/Better Lives  258,000  
   7.  HBO Game of Thrones 258,000
   7. WHDH-NBC The Voice 256,000
 10. WBZ-CBS 60 Minutes 255,000
 10WCVB-ABC The Middle 253,000
10. WBZ-CBS The Millers 253,000
10. WCVB:ABC Modern Family 252,000

source: The Nielsen Company

And over in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, here's my roundup for those ratings as well as some local newscasts.

Here's a look at the top shows for the week of March 31-April 6.
  1.  SUN-FOX Sports NBA (Heat game) 197,000 total viewers
  2.  WLTV-Univision Nuestra Belleza (beauty reality show) 183,000
  3.  WLTV-Univision Sal y Pimienta (gossip show)  179,000 
  4.  WFOR-CBS Big Bang Theory 177,000
  5.  SUN-FOX Sports NBA (Heat game) 172,000
  6.  SUN-FOX Sports NBA (Heat game) 163,000
  6.  WSCV-TEL Voz Kids 162,000
  8.   WTVJ-NBC The Voice 151,000
  8.  WPLG-ABC Dancing w/Stars 150,000
  8.  WTVJ-NBC The Blacklist 149,000
11. WFOR-CBS How I Met Your Mother 138,000
11. WFOR-CBS NCIS 138,000
11. WLTV-Univision Sabado Gigante 137,000
14, WSVN-FOX American Idol 130,000