Jennifer Lopez on the set of the new Ricky Martin music video in Miami, Florida on February 10, 2014.
*“American Idol” pulled over 11 million viewers on Thursday (Feb. 6), and was the third most-watched program for the night behind the Winter Olympics and “The Big Bang Theory” at No. 1 and 2, respectively.
That being said, Fox’s singing competition is far from the ratings goblin that it was during the glory days of Fantasia and the Velvet Teddy Bear.
Despite the fan-approved return of Jennifer Lopez at the judge’s table next to Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., Season 13’s Jan. 15 premiere was bittersweet: The episode drew 15 million viewers and won the night, but it was its lowest-rated premiere in history – marking the fourth consecutive year of record low premieres, and continuing an overall ratings slide that began in 2006.
*(Via LA Times) – President Obama‘s 2014 State of the Union address drew an average of 33.3 million viewers Tuesday night, according to Nielsen.
That is the lowest showing since 2000, when President Clinton’s speech averaged 31.5 million viewers.
Total viewership for the address, which aired live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. PST on 13 networks and tape delayed on Univision, was down slightly from last year’s. The 2013 State of the Union was watched by about 33.5 million people.
The rest of this story at the LA Times.
*Nickelodeon has announced a second season for Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s “Instant Mom.”
The cable channel is also adding six more episodes to its current freshman season, bringing the total number of shows to 26, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mowry-Hardrict plays young party girl Stephanie who is forced to curb her nightlife activity when she marries an older man, Charlie (Michael Boatman), who has three kids. As Stephanie slowly shifts into full-time stepmom mode, she struggles to maintain a sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life.
Instant Mom’s Tia Mowry-Hardrict (R) and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wednesday September 25, 2013 in New York City
Sheryl Lee Ralph plays Stephanie’s mother, Maggie, while Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun play the three kids.
“Instant Mom” has posted year-over-year gains on Nick at Nite among adults 18-49 with a 0.3 rating (336,000) and women 18-49 with a 0.43 rating (237,000). The series has averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode since its Sept. 29 launch.
Below, Sheryl Lee Ralph tells us why she thinks “Instant Mom” is an instant success.
“Instant Mom” airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon. Watch episode 3 of the first season below.
Kanye West performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
*Kris Jenner and Twentieth Television scored a big season finale ratings bump Friday when Kanye West made an appearance on “Kris” and debuted a photo of North West, his baby with Jenner’s daughter Kim Kardashian.
The West interview episode notched a series-high 1.7 household rating and did well particularly in LA and Dallas markets where it was #1 in its time period.
But for the syndicated talk show’s entire six-week run on selected Fox stations, Kris didn’t make a splash and came out just about even (0.8 in HH metered markets) with last year’s time period and with its lead-in.
On YouTube the show’s channel hit a high of 4.3M views in its final week, comprising over half of its 8.1M views to date.
This image was processed using digital filters) Kanye West performs on stage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City
In other Kanye news, the rapper returned to the MTV Video Music Awards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a performance of “Blood on the Leaves”…in the dark.
West performed with lights off — only revealing his silhouette throughout the performance — and a digital forest serving as the backdrop.
*“Good Morning America” has topped the morning show wars for the first quarter of 2013 in total viewers and the adults 25-54 demographic, beating NBC’s slipping “Today” show.
With an average audience of 5.389 million viewers, it marks the first time the top-rated morning show has won the quarter in total viewers since 1994; and the first time “GMA” has been tops among the 25-54 demo in the quarter since 1993.
This quarter saw a big ratings boost for GMA with the return of co-anchor Robin Roberts on February 20 after a five-month leave to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
“American Idol” contestant Amber Holcomb listens to the judges praise her rendition of Heart’s “What About Love” (April 3, 2013)
Meanwhile, ratings for Fox’s “American Idol” continues to spiral downward.
Coming off last week’s all-time Wednesday low, Wednesday’s live two-hour rock-themed broadcast hit a new Wednesday low in the adults 18-49 demographic.
With 11.48 million watching, “Idol” also dipped to its smallest Wednesday audience since August 7, 2002, during its first season. Fox still won the night in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.