Ratings Report: OWN's Triple Threat

Broadcast: During the past two weeks, ABC’s Grand Hotel suffered a 14.19% decrease in viewership compared to the last episode in July. This brought episode eight’s viewer  count to 2.528 million. Episode nine ended last week with 2.380 million viewers, which is a 5.85% decrease from the previous episode. Since the show premiered, the viewership has slowly decreased, with the most recent episode having the lowest view count thus far. 

Cable: Oprah’s OWN network has some sizzling summer series that have been greeted with critical acclaim. The new Tarrel Alvin McCraney show David Makes Man premiered on the 14th to critical and audience praise. The Moonlight writer’s new show opened to 537,000 viewers. The show follows a precocious 14 year old named David who must navigate a past trauma along with the repercussions of living in an impoverished neighborhood in Florida. Queen Sugar has continued to increase its viewership since the end of July. The episode on August 7th had 1.067 million viewers which was a 12.20% increase from the previous episode in July. This past week’s episode had 1.153 million viewers which is an 8.06% increase. The steamy soap opera Ambitions had 707,000 viewers on August 6th, which is a 3.67% increase from the previous episode in July. Last week’s episode had a 7.07% decrease which amounted to around 657,000 viewers. 



International: According to TVSA’s monthly rating for June, the SABC 1 telenovela Uzalo amassed a whopping 10.130 million viewers. The wildly popular soap opera was followed closely by South Africa’s 2nd most popular primetime show, Generations: The Legacy which had 9.275 million viewers. Coming in third, the drama Skeem Saam had 8.246 million views. Topping the charts for SABC 2 is the drama Muvhango with 5.667 million viewers. Coming in at a somewhat distant 2nd place is the soap 7De Laan with 2.903 million viewers. E TV had three top performing dramas for the month of June that sit comfortably ahead of a whole host of American films that played on the network. The soap Scandal topped the chart with 5.954 millions viewers. The drama Imbewu: The Seed came in at 4.803 million viewers. Lastly, in the very close third position, the drama Rhythm City had 4.287 million viewers. 

Television dramas in Korea have maintained moderate viewership over the past two  weeks. The top shows in Terrestrial TV (KBS2, MBC, SBS) are as follows: Doctor John with 8.9%, Golden Garden-7.1%, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung-5.8%, Welcome 2 Life-5.7%, Justice-4.7%, Doctor Detective-4.3%, I Wanna Hear Your Song-3.2%, and Seventeen-Year-Old’s Condition-2.9%. 

The top cable TV (JTBC, OCN, tvN) are Hotel Del Luna-9.2%, Watcher-4.8%, Designated Survivor: 60 Days-4.6%, Moment At Eighteen-3.4%, Classes Of Lies-3.3%, When The Devil Calls Your Name-2.3%, Be Melodramatic-1.4%. 

Online: Hot off the press is the new CBS All-Access show Why Women Kill starring Lucy Liu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Ginnifer Goodwin. The show looks at three different stories from different decades involving domestic murder. Each story has a unique aesthetic and compelling story of infidelity and domestic secrets.