The CW’s new series “Containment” can’t be contained on digital, making its debut on the Broadcast leaderboard after surfacing in last week’s trending programs.

Ahead of the upcoming premiere, the series hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with star Chris Wood, which generated more than 17,000 likes, shares and comments alongside nearly 260k views, ranking as the series’ most engaging post of all time, with 15,000 more engagements than any other post to date. Overall, the event helped the generate a 1,000% increase in Facebook engagement from last week, while cross-promotion also helped drive a surge in Instagram engagement (+134%).

Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – TV
Broadcast Monday Apr 11, 2016 – Sunday Apr 17, 2016

1 1 The Voice 21,651
2 2 American Idol 9,964
3 4 Empire 4,179
4 3 America’s Got Talent 3,306
5 6 Dancing With The Stars 3,174
6 5 Kitchen Nightmares 2,861
7 7 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,626
8 9 This Old House 1,477
9 8 The Simpsons 1,135
10 Containment 1,065

Cable/Streaming Monday Apr 11, 2016 – Sunday Apr 17, 2016

1 8 Game of Thrones 21,314
2 1 Dance Moms 10,659
3 3 Top Gear 6,119
4 2 Lip Sync Battle 5,747
5 4 Key & Peele 5,366
6 5 Pretty Little Liars 2,475
7 10 Impractical Jokers 2,384
8 6 The Walking Dead 2,022
9 RuPaul’s Drag Race 1,948
10 Love & Hip Hop 1,684

Late Night Monday Apr 11, 2016 – Sunday Apr 17, 2016

1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 49,017
2 4 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 33,593
3 5 Conan 32,551
4 2 The Late Late Show With James Corden 17,541
5 3 Saturday Night Live 12,735

Trending Monday Apr 11, 2016 – Sunday Apr 17, 2016

Follow the Leader 63 +3,364%
The Bachelorette 87 +754%
American Grit 212 +613%


Jason Klein is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ListenFirst Media, a data and analytics company providing insights for brands. ListenFirst aggregates data streams from a wide range of digital, social, and traditional marketing sources to help brands optimize business performance.


ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television are a raw aggregate of daily engagements based on owned, earned and organic consumer behavior on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Wikipedia and YouTube. These engagements encompass metrics pertaining to audience growth, page/profile views, page-level and post-level interactions, hashtag volume and Wikipedia page views for all television program pages (which provides a proxy for organic search volume).

Organic conversation volume is calculated based on the use of official hashtags, as well as those hashtags submitted directly from programmers and distributors. Only hashtags where conversation can be isolated to a specific television program are included in the rating.

The Variety weekly leaderboards for television represent the 7-day (Monday – Sunday) sum total of DAR – TV for all episodic programming, in and out of season, from the most popular programmers (Broadcast, Cable, & Streaming Services). Sports, live events, short-form content and other non-episodic programming are excluded from this ranking cohort but available to be rated directly by ListenFirst Media.

The Broadcast and Cable/Streaming Originals leaderboards each surface the respective top ten primetime programs. The Late Night leaderboard surfaces the top five late night / variety genre programs, from across the programming universe. Streaming Originals are considered primetime cable programming.

The Trending Leaderboard surfaces the three programs that tracked the largest relative growth in DAR – TV (from the previous 7-day measurement period), and are also in the top 25% based on absolute DAR – TV, from across the programming universe.

ListenFirst monitors the official digital account owned by the program on each aforementioned platform (except for Wikipedia, where the title-specific profile is considered official). Only the U.S. version of a program’s digital presence is monitored; for platforms that support regional profiles like Facebook, the “Global” profile is considered the U.S. profile. Only profiles that can be attributed to the specific program contribute to the rating (i.e. engagements that happen on the profile facebook.com/LouieFX are tracked, while engagements that happen on facebook.com/FX are not). For YouTube, in addition to any program-specific presence, content related to the program in question that originated on the parent company’s official YouTube channel is considered.

Note: Twitter data has been removed from Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television as of 10/7/2014.

For other questions pertaining to methodology, contact ListenFirst Media.