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3-Day Ratings: ‘Survivor,’ ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Still Going Strong

Long-running programs continued to dominate the reality-show rankings last week, including CBS’ “Survivor,” which has overtaken NBC’s “The Voice” as top dog in young adults, and E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which returned to solid numbers.

After trailing “The Voice” all season and catching up with it two weeks ago, “Survivor” moved ahead as the No. 1 unscripted program among adults 18-49 for the April 25-May 1 frame, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. Generating plenty of buzz with an entertaining 31st edition, “Survivor” averaged a 2.7 demo in L+3, up a tick from the previous week.

“The Voice,” currently in its tenth season, averaged a 2.5 rating for its Monday performance episode (down a tenth from the previous week) while Tuesday’s results show did a 2.3 (up a tick).

“Survivor” also led all unscripted programs in adults 25-54 (3.7 rating), edging out the Monday “Voice” (3.5), and led all broadcast reality programs in adults 18-34 (1.56). ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” remained the most-watched reality program overall with 13 million viewers.

At E!, the season 12 premiere of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” averaged 3.19 million viewers and a 1.61 rating in adults 18-49 in Live+3, ranking ninth among all unscripted programs for the week in the latter. Though down about 10% from last year’s opener, “Kardashians” was up 4% from its season 11 average and up 8% from its season 11 finale.

E!’s flagship show won the night among ad-supported cable in women 18-34 and was No. 2 among basic cablers Sunday (behind AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”) in adults and women 18-49 as well as adults 18-34.

For the week among all unscripted programs, “Kardashians” ranked third in adults 18-34 rating (1.61). Two other vets, MTV’s “Teen Mom” (2.2) and VHI’1 “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” (2.1) were the clear leaders.

Following “Kardashians” for E! on Sunday, the season four premiere of “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” averaged 1.2 million viewers and a 0.57 rating in adults 18-49, its top demo score since season two. It was up more than 20% from both the show’s premiere and average during its third season.


(April 25-May 1, 2016)

Adults 18-49 (each point equals 1.27 million viewers)
1.  Survivor (CBS), 2.7
2.  The Voice-Monday (NBC), 2.5
3.  The Voice-Tuesday (NBC), 2.3
4.  Dancing With the Stars (ABC), 2.1
5.  Little Big Shots (NBC), 2.0
6.  Shark Tank (ABC), 1.94
7.  Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta (VH1), 1.90
8.  Teen Mom (MTV), 1.74
9.  Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), 1.61
10.  Black Ink Crew (VH1), 1.49

Adults 18-34 rating (each point equals 681,300 viewers)
1.  Teen Mom (MTV), 2.2
2.  Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta (VH1), 2.1
3.  Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), 1.70
4.  Black Ink Crew (VH1), 1.69
5.  Survivor (CBS), 1.56
6.  The Voice-Monday (NBC), 1.48
7.  The Voice-Tuesday (NBC), 1.45
8.  Dancing With the Stars (ABC), 1.35
9.  Catfish (MTV), 1.31
10.  Shark Tank (ABC), 1.30

Adults 25-54 rating (each point equals 1.19 million viewers)
1.  Survivor (CBS), 3.7
2.  The Voice-Monday (NBC), 3.5
3.  The Voice-Tuesday (NBC), 3.3
4.  Dancing With the Stars (ABC), 2.9
5.  Little Big Shots (NBC), 2.8
6.  Shark Tank (ABC), 2.4
7.  The Amazing Race (CBS), 2.0
8.  Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta (VH1), 1.84
9.  Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), 1.82
10.  America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), 1.73

Total Viewers (in millions)
1.  Dancing With the Stars (ABC), 13.00
2.  Little Big Shots (NBC), 11.22
3.  Survivor (CBS), 11.01
4.  The Voice-Tuesday (NBC), 10.93
5.  The Voice-Monday (NBC), 10.83
6.  Shark Tank (ABC), 7.01
7.  The Amazing Race (CBS), 6.89
8.  America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), 5.84
9.  Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), 4.33
10.  Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC), 3.54

Source: Nielsen (rankings exclude repeats)

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