The Numbers Please

Since  I come from an advertising background, I’ve been patiently waiting for the numbers… Yes, the ratings! I want to know how did we do. Did we deliver? Well, the ratings are in and before you stroll down below, there are a couple things you should know. First of all, the Futon Critic explains that “Ratings are designed to see how many people are watching the commercials on a TV show, you know, the things that pay for the TV shows in the first place.” So, it’s not a measure to see how many people “liked” the show or how many people really watched it. It’s NOT about the show; it’s about the advertisers who paid to be advertising in the show.  The audience who watched the show online,  or in big groups (like here at my casa –we had a big Thanksgiving group of people) don’t count. Also, what doesn’t count are the repeats of the show (which my episode ran like 7 times throughout the whole weekend). Another thing to note, is that Cable Network TV and Prime Broadcast Network TV are not measured together.  I don’t think we stood a chance against Charlie Brown…lol.

Anyway— The results for  the episode “Aki”  Along for the Bride on TLC. We made the charts!!!!!  Whooo—hoooo!

The breakdown; What does it mean?

Total viewers (in millions) = 0.404

Viewership rank (for the night) = #6

Adults 18-49 rating = 0.148     (This is a percentage; not a flat number)

Adults 18-49 rank (for the night) = #5

“The aforementioned data is mostly straightforward: 404,000 people watched that night’s episode of “Along for the Bride” live or on their DVRs before 3:00 AM ET.  Among viewers ages 18-49, it drew a 0.148 rating, meaning 0.148 % of viewers in that age group watched said episode live or on their DVRs before 3:00 AM ET”

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