Janet Jackson doc, despite criticism, a hit for Lifetime – WSB-TV Channel 2


NEW YORK — (AP) — Janet Jackson’s four-part Lifetime documentary was the network’s most-watched nonfiction show since “Surviving R. Kelly” three years ago, and viewership continues to soar. grow.

The documentary series debuted Friday and Saturday nights on Lifetime and was simulcast on the A&E Network. With the musician and her manager-brother Randy listed as executive producers, the series was an intriguing look at a reclusive singer, but was also criticized for sidestepping or entirely ignoring issues.

On Friday, the first part was seen by 2.8 million people on live television, and 1.2 million more in the following days, either digitally or on demand, the Nielsen company said. The second part had a lookalike audience of 4.3 million, the third part had 3.7 million, and the last part had 3.8 million.

Those numbers are expected to increase with delayed viewing over the next few weeks.

Fox News Channel seems to have struck a new star. Jesse Watters’ first week at 7 p.m. EST averaged 3.26 million, well above Fox’s 1.87 million last year in that timeslot with a rotating set of hosts. Watters’ show reached more than Joy Reid on MSNBC and Erin Burnett on CNN combined, Nielsen said.

Since Watters is also one of the hosts of “The Five” on Fox, he made nine of the top 15 cable news programs last week, including the top four, Nielsen said.

The successful launch of Watters’ show comes as Fox News marked a milestone last week: 20 straight years as the top-ranked cable news network.

The NFL – and the television networks – have been blessed with two more exciting games for the conference championships. Fox’s telecast of the NFC game between the LA Rams and San Francisco was viewed by 50.2 million people, up 7% from last year’s NFC tilt. The AFC game between Cincinnati and Kansas City hit 47.9 million, up 13% from 2021.

With a primetime playoff game, Fox easily won the week averaging 11.3 million viewers. CBS had 4.4 million, ABC had 2.8 million, NBC had 2.4 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million, and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

Fox News Channel topped the cable networks with an average of 2.38 million in prime time. HGTV had 1.22 million, MSNBC had 1.21 million, Hallmark had 946,000, and TNT had 942,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9 million viewers for the week. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.9 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.6 million.

For the week of January 24-30, the top 20 primetime shows, their networks and audiences:

1. NFC Championship: San Francisco at LA Rams, Fox, 50.23 million.

2. “NFC Championship Postgame,” Fox, 26.52 million.

3. “Next Level Chef”, Fox, 8.11 million.

4. “NCIS”, CBS, 7.79 million.

5. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 7.73 million.

6. “60 minutes”, CBS, 6.86 million.

7. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 6.39 million.

8. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 6.1 million.

9. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 5.86 million.

10. “United States of Al”, CBS, 5.57 million.

11. “NCIS: Hawaii,” CBS, 5.41 million.

12. “911: Lone Star,” Fox, 5.39 million.

13. “FBI”, CBS, 5.35 million.

14. “Magnum, PI”, CBS, 5.22 million.

15. “B Positive” (Thursday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 4.96 million.

16. “This Is Us,” NBC, 4.76 million.

17. “B Positive” (Thursday, 9:30 p.m.), CBS, 4.72 million.

18. “60 Minutes” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 4.67 million.

19. “Let’s make a deal”, CBS, 4.51 million.

20. “Judge Steve Harvey”, ABC, 4.17 million.


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