Saturday, May 25, 2024

Memorial Day Monday: No One Watched Broadcast TV, Ratings Hit a Low of 9 Million Total Viewers


It may be an all time low.

Monday’s Memorial Day night ratings for broadcast TV fell under 9 million viewers. Basically no one watched regular TV last night.

By contrast, last Monday there were between 35 and 40 million viewers who soaked up ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and CW. On Thursday there were about 30 million.

But by last night, with nothing on, and everyone grilling in the backyard, our national pastime was abandoned.

Total viewers monitoed by Marc Berman’s Programming Insider, stacked up like this:

CBS: 2.93 million, NBC: 2.05, Fox: 1.62, ABC: 1.25, CW: 534.000.

Not good for Hollywood. Maybe everyone was watching “Stranger Things.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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