Weekly TV Ratings: ZOO Premieres Soft, Women’s World Cup Dominates

     July 2, 2015

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The weekly TV ratings for Sunday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 1st are in (early, thanks to the holiday weekend); here are the results:

  • A quick note from last week, USA’s Mr. Robot premiered to a robust 3.7 million viewers, but that’s combining all viewership plus encores and online/VOD. Not that those numbers should be ignored, they are just different from the other numbers reported below, which are live and for the coveted 18-49 age group only. The strong support for the series also led to it being renewed for Season 2 before it premiered.
  • On Sunday night, ABC’s rebooted BattleBots sunk half a point to a 1.4 rating and 4.85 million viewers at 9 p.m. But, it was still one of the higher-rated programs of the night, and helped ABC with an overall win.
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    NBC, who is struggling on several fronts, saw this week’s episode of American Odyssey at 10 p.m. fall to a 0.4 rating and 2.22 million viewers, and thus it was promptly (finally?) cancelled.

  • On cable, The BET Awards pulled in a 2.6 rating Sunday night and 6.27 million viewers at 8 p.m., while HBO’s True Detective notched a 1.3 rating and 3 million viewers.
  • Monday night, ABC’s The Whispers dropped two tenths to a 0.8 rating and 3.43 million viewers at 10 p.m., struggling even though it’s the only new scripted series of the night.
  • As for the reality programming, American Ninja Warrior on NBC at 8 p.m. tied ABC’s The Bachelorette with a 1.9 rating, but ultimately edged out the win in that timeslot with 6.7 million viewers (as opposed to The Bachelorette’s 6.63 million).
  • Tuesday, the premiere of the CBS series Zoo, based on James Patterson’s novel, pulled a not-great 1.2 rating and 8.07 million viewers at 9 p.m.
  • On the reality front, America’s Got Talent on NBC at 8 p.m. dropped two tenths to a 2.4 rating and 10.6 million viewers, while I Can Do That (also on NBC) at 10 p.m. ticked up to a 1.5 and 5.31 million viewers.
  • Fox’s coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup drew a 3.3 rating and 9.04 million viewers at 8 p.m. Good job, America! (But we can still do better).
  • The season premiere of CBS’s Extant at 10 p.m. Wednesday started off with a series low 0.7 rating and 5.17 million viewers, down from last year’s finale of a 1.1 rating.

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