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Top 5 Ratings Stories of the Week, In Context


OWN's HAVE AND HAVE NOTS Sets a Record with its Finale on Tuesday night

The Tyler Perry program is the network's most popular to date. We reported on the positive impact the scripted program has had on OWN's ratings averages as it was recently announced that the network has moved to profitability (click here to view this report). The show's demo growth in W25-54 week-to-week is also a victory for OWN given its desire to reach older women.

The program ranked in a tie for 24th for the night for P18-49 but was 18th for P25-54.

Tuesday Ratings

Comedy Central

THE DAILY SHOW sees Significant Gains with Jon's Return

Over two million people tuned in, that's a 25% improvement over the year-to-date average and a 21% boost from last September's average. It was also the second-most view episode of the year. Though, as we reported, John Oliver did well over the summer month's at keeping the fan base interested and ratings stable.

Our report on the impact of Jon Oliver hosting.


CBS Wins on Multiple Fronts

Two stories for CBS: This week saw the end of the month-long carriage dispute with Time Warner on Monday and small uptick in their summer hit UNDER THE DOME on that same day. In addition, Wednesday night's episode of BIG BROTHER was a summer audience high for the network and show in both adults 18-49 and 25-54.


FXX Launches and Holds Audience for Key Titles

Read our write up and view the ratings results for Wednesday for details on how the new channel performed with IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and THE LEAGUE.


MSNBC Making Moves!

The network has officially confirmed rumors that outspoken, politically-active actor Alec Baldwin will be given a Friday night show on the network. This comes after many aggressive moves to reschedule current talent assets in an effort to right the ship on declining ratings in recent months. Read our full analysis and see graphs here.