Bachelor Nation Speaks Up in 2018

The Bachelor  – Episode 1 2018

Going on “The Bachelor” doesn’t necessarily lead to love. The show has less than a 10% hit rate! The audience can count on entertainment, scandal, and romantic dates in some of the most breathtaking spots in the world.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” has been running since 2002 and now on its 22nd season that kicked off last night. Race car driver Arie Luyendyk headlines this season with 29 contestants. While the show is always entertaining, it doesn’t necessarily provide the greatest hope of true love.

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Stranger Things 2 – Enter the Upside Down

Will someone please send me directions out of the Upside Down…

Last night, “Stranger Things 2” debuted on Netflix. It has been a highly anticipated show across the internet since Season 1. Season 1 was one of the most impressive organic growth stories of a TV show driven largely by word of mouth, the most influential mode of awareness. As I was caught up past my bedtime binge watching through the fourth episode I jotted down a note to recap the launch of this amazing series.

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Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – Game 7 ALCS

As a Red Sox fan, I couldn’t watch the entire game of the ALCS last night and had more concentration on the Fighting Irish & Penn State wins. Curiosity tends to win in the end and had to read the updates this morning…especially with an ASTROS win! #EARNHISTORY

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2017 Fall TV Premiere Review – Friday Night

Fall TV Premiere Review

We’re working our way through fall TV premiere week. Finally checking out the final night of the week – Friday via Google Trends and Twitter/Trendsmap. If you’re just checking in – start with Sunday & Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

CBS was the big winner Friday night with mainstays “Blue Bloods” and “Hawaii Five-0” winning the 18-49 and total viewership numbers. CBS even took third in viewers with MacGyver at third. Definitely a lighter night in viewers vs. Monday through Thursday.

8PM: “MacGyver” (CBS), “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), “Marvel’s Inhumans” (ABC), “Law & Order True Crime” (NBC)
9PM: “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS), “Dateline NBC” (NBC), “Marvel’s Inhumans” (ABC), “The Exorcist” (FOX)
10PM: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “20/20” (ABC)

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2017 Fall TV Premiere Review – Thursday Night

Fall TV Premiere Review

We’re working our way through fall TV premiere week. We will dive deeper to check out Thursday night via Google Trends and Twitter/Trendsmap. If you’re just checking in – start with Sunday & Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Thursday night was up against the NFL’s Thursday Night Football that took the overall win in 18-49 demo (3.2) and total viewers (10.7M). The return of “Will & Grace” with a 2.9 & 10M viewers. Grey’s Anatomy wasn’t far behind with 8.1M viewers.

8PM: “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Gotham” (FOX), & “Superstore” (NBC)
9PM: “Will & Grace” (NBC), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), & “The Orville” (FOX)
10PM: “Chicago Fire” (NBC), & “How to get Away with Murder” (ABC).

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2017 Fall TV Premiere Review – Wednesday Night

Fall TV Premiere Review

We’re working our way through the first week of 2017 Fall TV’s first big week. Now we’re on to Wednesday using Google Trends and Twitter/Trendsmap. If you’re just checking in – start with Sunday & Monday or Tuesday.

Wednesday night was another big night of drops including the heavily promoted CBS Seal Team if you’ve been watching the NFL lately. Per Nielsen and tvseriesfinale.com, “Empire” won the ratings battle but only with a 2.4 in the 18-49 demo. “SEAL Team” was lower with 18-49 at 1.5 but had 9.7M viewers on the older skewing CBS network vs. 6.94M for “Empire”. Not often you see a win for FOX so its been a nice show for them but still dropping 42% year over year – but does match last year’s finale audience.

A much lighter night for one of the top shows for 18-49, “Empire” via trendsmap:

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2017 Fall TV Premiere Review – Tuesday Night

Fall TV Premiere Review

We’re working our way through the first week of 2017 Fall TV’s first big week. Now we’re on to Tuesday using Google Trends and Twitter/Trendsmap. If you’re just checking in – start with Sunday & Monday.

Tuesday night was a big night of drops of returning shows:
8pm: “The Voice” (NBC second week), “NCIS” (CBS), and “Lethal Weapon” (FOX)
9pm: “This is Us” (NBC), “Bull” (CBS), “The Mick” (FOX), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
10pm: “Law & Order” (NBC), and “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)

“This is Us” dominates the night in 18-49 demo but “NCIS” owns the most total viewers.

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2017 Fall TV Premieres: Sunday & Monday

2017 Fall TV

You’ve been waiting all summer for your favorite shows to watch for 2017 Fall TV. Now they’re here! Let’s review what shows are gaining the most traction and what new shows are likely to stick around for future seasons with some help from Google Trends & Trendsmap PLUS we’ll compare that to Nielsen ratings. Do they help predict?

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