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September: Top Attention-Grabbing Shows for Broadcast and Cable

Fall Premieres & Reality TV lead September Attention

Hot cider, pumpkins, cold weather, and new shows – fall is here!

For many viewers, that means premieres of new and returning programs, which dominated the broadcast list. But while premieres dominated broadcast, softer reality content captured cable attention.

Highlights:

  • Premiere season is in full swing! Four of the top five broadcast shows were part of the fall premiere schedule. Most were for returning programs — stay tuned for our premiere recap report in a few weeks.
  • Reality leads the pack: MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Reunion has a highly attentive audience to match the ratings buzz. The program was #2 on the cable list, just behind Keeping up with the Kardashians.

To learn more about our methodology, specific shows, or the breakdown by demographics or daypart, contact us and we’ll help you find the data you need.

Top TV Shows by Attention

BROADCAST SEPTEMBER 2018

RankNetworkShowAttention Index
1ABCAmerican HousewifeAttention Index:
149.1
2FOXSo You Think You Can DanceAttention Index:
137.8
3CBSYoung SheldonAttention Index:
137.0
4NBCAmerican Ninja WarriorAttention Index:
132.3
5CBSNCIS: Los AngelesAttention Index:
128.7

CABLE SEPTEMBER 2018

RankNetworkShowAttention Index
1E!Keeping Up with the KardashiansAttention Index:
163.7
2MTVJersey Shore Family VacationAttention Index:
143.9
3E!E! NewsAttention Index:
139.9
4DiscoveryAlaskan Bush PeopleAttention Index:
135.4
5AMCBetter Call SaulAttention Index:
135.1