Premiere Week ratings tank as younger viewers turn their backs on a new TV season

If the sky isn’t exactly falling on the broadcast TV advertising model, it certainly seems to be a lot closer to the ground than it once was. The ongoing flight of younger viewers from linear television has made a hash of what’s traditionally been a week for sampling new shows and revisiting old favorites, and while the marketing money continues to roll right in, those brands investing in primetime programming are reaching an ever-diminishing subset of would-be consumers. According to the Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the first week of the 2019-20 broadcast season was largely ignored by adults 18-49, as deliveries in the all-important demo fell 12 percent year-over-year to under a 1.4 rating. On average, the Big Four networks during Premiere Week drew just 1.75 million members of the advertiser-coveted group per night, down from nearly 2 million in the year-ago period. This rate of attrition is consistent with a trend that started well before veteran scripted series such as “NCIS” and “Grey’s Anatomy” splashed onto the scene; in three years, Premiere Week deliveries have fallen 28 percent; in five years, they’ve dropped 43 percent. Before we get into the particulars of the Sept. 23-29 doldrums, it’s worth noting that the networks last week set all sorts of unenviable ratings records, which naturally are a reflection of a cultural shift away from live TV viewing. For example, this year’s opener marked the first time one of the Big Four failed to average as much as a... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-02 20:09:24 UTC ]
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Premiere Week ratings tank as younger viewers turn their backs on a new TV season

If the sky isn’t exactly falling on the broadcast TV advertising model, it certainly seems to be a lot closer to the ground than it once was. The ongoing flight of younger viewers from linear television has made a hash of what’s traditionally been a week for sampling new shows and revisiting old... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-02 20:09:24 UTC ]
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Executive decision: Lachlan Murdoch turns back on media inquiry to reopen Fox News | The Weekly Beast

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Apple's AirPods Pro drop back to $200, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

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