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.
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.