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'Inside Amy Schumer's Premiere Beat Everything Else on TV in Its Key Demo

Last night's second season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer did super well in the ratings. The Comedy Central sketch show received 2.0 million viewers in the 18-34 demographic, making it the most-watched show on both broadcast and cable. The series actually improved on the ratings of Tosh.0, which airs before it and received 1.9 million in that same demographic, effectively beating one of the network's most popular shows.

Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show' Week Draws Biggest Audience Since Johnny Carson Left

It turns out that Jimmy Fallon's first week at The Tonight Show succeeded even more than first thought. Nielsen released the "live plus three day" ratings yesterday, which included an additional two million people who watched the show via DVR playback. This totals Fallon's premiere week audience at 10.42 million viewers, the largest audience for the venerable late night talk show since Johnny Carson's final week in 1992 well before the age of DVR and next-day online viewing. Unsurprisingly, Fallon's Tonight Show also raked in the youngest audience in the show's history, shifting the median viewer age for the show from 58.1 to 52.6.

Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show' Draws Highest Ratings Since 1998

Despite Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien's attempts to steal some of Leno's grand finale viewers, Variety reports that early ratings show last night's Tonight Show brought in its highest ratings in five years — the last time he hit the same amount of viewers was his return to The Tonight Show following Conangate in 2009. Last week's Tonight Show ratings beat out Letterman and Kimmel with an average of 4.99 million, compared to Letterman's 3 million and Kimmel's 2.4 million, and Leno's departure from the show comes off of a 67-week winning streak in total viewers compared to his late night competition. Not a bad way [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Lead the Golden Globes to a 10-Year Ratings High

Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes, the second year the ceremony has been hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 2004. 20.9 million viewers tuned in, 6% more than last year. Ratings were up 2% amongst adults 18-49. Last year's Poehler/Fey ceremony also saw an increase in ratings that led the show to a five-year high. The duo has already signed on to host the awards show in 2015, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're asked to keep doing it indefinitely after that.

'@midnight' Is Doing a Little Better than 'Pete Holmes Show' in the Ratings So Far

Two new shows launched in the same midnight timeslot during the last two weeks, and the rating are in for the initial episodes of Comedy Central's Chris Hardwick-fronted game show @midnight and TBS's The Pete Holmes Show. Last week, @midnight debuted to 549,992 total viewers and 260,876 adults 18-49, while Pete Holmes' first episode this week to 407,000 total viewers and 245,000 adults 18-49.

That said, @midnight benefits from having a stronger lead-in in The Colbert Report (628,000 in the 18-49 demo) compared to Pete Holmes's lead-in, Conan (482,000 in 18-49).

While both hosts are technically competing in the ratings, they've been friends for years and don't see it that way (Holmes even has [...]

Mike Schur on Overnight TV Ratings

"First of all, those overnight ratings are very silly, and we all need to stop reporting them and caring about them … Obviously, what matters is how networks can make money from ratings, but this is the system we have invented, where you can watch episodes of most shows on many different platforms at your absolute leisure, and yet we are still using a system that measures only the people who watched it the second it aired. It's like measuring album sales based on who bought the album within ten minutes of its release."

-Mike Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to Hitfix on how meaningless overnight [...]

'Tonight Show,' 'Late Night,' and '@midnight' Score Strong Ratings

Proof that @midnight is on a steady rise now extends beyond all the glowing reviews and to the show's ratings, which Deadline reports have been on the rise since the show's return to its 40-week renewal in January. Despite the blockbuster late night episodes on NBC last week with Fallon's turn at The Tonight Show, @midnight enjoyed its highest-rated week ever with an average of 731,000 total viewers and barely beat out Comedy Central high ratings stalwart The Daily Show as the #1 cable talk show of the week with younger viewers. @midnight's second highest rated week was during Jay Leno's final week on The Tonight Show [...]

'New Girl' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Post-Super Bowl Episodes Got the Big Ratings You'd Expect

Last night, Fox gave its coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot to sitcoms New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and both shows got a lot of viewers, like shows that air after the Super Bowl always do. According to Nielsen ratings, New Girl, which aired first and featured Prince as a guest star, received 25.8 million viewers and an 11.8 rating with adults 18-49, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which had guests Adam Sandler and Fred Armisen, got 14.8 million and a 6.7. This is the first time a sitcom aired after the Super Bowl since The Office in 2009, which received 22.9 million viewers. Although Brooklyn Nine-Nine's two recent Golden Globe wins [...]

Not Many People Watched the Season 5 'Community' Premiere Last Night

The Dan Harmon-helmed Community finally returned to NBC's airwaves last night with a double-episode season premiere from 8:00-9:00PM, but the ratings don't look so great. According to Deadline, the show scored a 1.3 rating, down 32% from the season 4 premiere last February, and even lost viewers during the second half hour, slipping from 3.7 to 3.4 million viewers. That makes last night Community's lowest rated season opener yet, but it still beat out NBC's other comedies Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, which both fell to series lows with an 0.8 rating. Hopefully Community's numbers can recover now that it'll have a relatively [...]

NBC's 'Parks and Rec' Schedule Shift Didn't Really Help Its New Shows

Another new sitcom bit the dust when NBC canceled Welcome to the Family late last Friday. On the plus side, the cancelation makes room for the return of Community in January; on the down side, NBC's rejiggered schedule means that Parks and Recreation is on hiatus for most of the rest of the year. Other than that, how are this year's comedies doing in the ratings?

CBS's winning formula continues to pay dividends. Constant hit The Big Bang Theory pulled in 16.47 million viewers for its new episode this week, and am impressive 7.93 million for a rerun on Monday. The Millers and The Crazy Ones are still slipping a bit each week, this [...]

Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Is Still Killing It in the Ratings

According to Variety, while Fallon was expected to do well as new host of The Tonight Show, just how well he's been doing has risen far above previous expectations. Last week's late night Nielsen ratings have come in, and The Tonight Show raked in an average of 4.26 million viewers, easily beating out Kimmel (2.83 million) and Letterman (2.78 million) and up ahead of Leno's ratings from a year ago by 27% in total viewers. Kimmel's final Austin show fared pretty well with a 3.46 viewers average, making it his third most watched episode ever behind the 2013 Matt Damon takeover and last month's Scandal return episode. [...]

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Hits Big Premiere Ratings with 11.3 Million Viewers

Jimmy Fallon made his Tonight Show debut under unusual circumstances last night with an Olympics lead-in and slightly later midnight time slot, but the long wait paid off big in the ratings. According to Variety, Fallon's Tonight Show earned a 7.1 rating, beating out the combined ratings of Letterman and Kimmel by 80% and doubling the average ratings of Leno's final week as host at the end of January. To put it into perspective, Fallon's final Late Night episode was his highest rated ever with a 2.2 rating and 6.6 million overall viewers. Exact viewer numbers have not yet been released, but the total is expected to [...]

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Ratings Don't Improve Despite Two Golden Globe Wins

Fox's acclaimed new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine won some big awards this weekend, but that didn't effect its ratings for its first episode since the wins. At Sunday's Golden Globes, Brooklyn won more awards than any other comedy, taking home the "Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy" and the "Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Actor)" award for star Andy Samberg. The show's new episode last night didn't reflect the awards attention, earning a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49, down 10% from its previous new episode, although part of the low ratings are due to its unpopular lead-in, Dads. Maybe the show's big [...]

'Totally Biased's Ratings Have Dropped Off Since Moving to FXX

In early September, FX's weekly late night show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, moved to new sister network FXX and started airing four nights a week, but Deadline observes that the show's ratings have plummeted since the transition, making it the lowest rated late night show on cable this week. On Monday night, Totally Biased had only 12,000 total viewers, and 3,000 in the 18-49 demographic. The second lowest cable late night night show in the 18-49 audience was Pete Holmes Show, which had 245,000.

Totally Biased was earning decent and stable ratings while airing weekly on FX, but the move to the new network may be [...]