CNN Scores Solid Ratings for Mike Rowe Series ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’

Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo.

Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the previous high in the demo for a CNN Original Series premiere, set in July by “The Hunt with John Walsh” (330,000).

It’s also about 150% higher in the demo (507,000 vs. 201,000) and 77% higher in total viewers (943,000 vs. 534,000) than the net’s prior four-week average in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour.

And competitively last night, CNN crushed MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” in the key demo (507,000 vs. 143,000) while also beating it in total viewers (943,000 vs. 757,000). Fox News led the hour as usual, with “The Kelly File” averaging 544,000 adults 25-54 and 2.77 million total viewers.

 

More TV

  • Durban 2018 Panel on Sexual Harrasment

    For Black Women in South African Film Biz, Equality Still a Struggle

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • Anthony Anderson

    Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman's Claims of Assault

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Renewed for

    'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • Frances McDormand Oscar theft

    Amazon Showrunners Panel: Frances McDormand Will Star as God in 'Good Omens'

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers,

    Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers, Casting, Release Dates

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in Development From Joss Whedon, Monica Owusu-Breen

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

  • Iron Fist

    TV News Roundup: Marvel's 'Iron Fist' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date on Netflix

    Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network’s top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series “Dirty Jobs,” drew 507,000 adults 25-54 among its 943,000 total viewers — easily besting the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content