'People's Choice Awards' Ratings Have Seen Better Days

Categories: TV Ratings Reference

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January 5th, 2011

Like most awards shows, the People's Choice Awards ratings have seen better days. Ignoring the 2008 writers strike dip year, they seem to have settled around 10 million average viewers. I'd expect something similar for tonight's broadcast.

People's Choice Awards Ratings, 1975-2010:

Day Date Time Network HH Rating HH Share Households Viewers
WED *1/06/2010 9:00PM-11:01PM CBS 6.8 11 7,828,000 10,814,000
WED *1/07/2009 9:00PM-11:01PM CBS 6.0 10 6,915,000 9,407,000
TUE *1/08/2008 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 4.2 7 4,725,000 5,956,000
TUE *1/09/2007 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 7.6 12 8,461,000 11,329,000
TUE * 1/10/2006 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 6.7 10 7,411,000 9,750,000
SUN 1/9/05 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 6.8 10 7,474,000 9,892,000
SUN 1/11/04 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 9.0 14 9,762,000 13,890,000
SUN 1/12/03 9:08PM-11:08PM CBS 10.0 16 10,627,000 14,664,000
SUN 1/13/02 9:03PM-11:03PM CBS 10.1 16 10,655,000 15,197,000
SUN 1/7/01 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 9.7 15 9,956,000 14,607,000
SUN 1/9/00 9:12PM-11:12PM CBS 10.3 16 10,362,000 15,394,000
SUN 1/10/99 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 12.9 20 12,815,000 19,579,000
SUN 1/11/98 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 11.8 18 11,603,000 17,296,000
SUN 1/12/97 9:00PM-11:00PM CBS 13.1 20 12,690,000 18,933,000
SUN 3/10/96 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 10.7 18 10,248,000 14,673,000
SUN 3/5/95 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 13.3 22 12,688,000 18,766,000
TUE 3/8/94 9.00PM-11.02PM CBS 12.9 20 12,152,000 18,213,000
TUE 3/9/93 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 13.9 22 12,941,000 19,505,000
TUE 3/17/92 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 13.1 22 12,065,000 18,622,000
MON 3/11/91 9.00PM-11.07PM CBS 15.3 25 14,240,000 22,228,640
SUN 3/11/90 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 14.9 24 13,720,000 21,609,000
SUN 3/12/89 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 19.6 31 17,720,000 27,129,320
SUN 3/13/88 9.00PM-11.06PM CBS 20.1 31 17,810,000 28,620,670
SUN 3/15/87 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 18.7 28 16,340,000 25,588,440
TUE 3/11/86 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 17.4 28 14,950,000 24,204,050
THU 3/14/85 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 19.2 31 16,300,000 25,216,100
THU 3/15/84 9.00PM-11.02PM CBS 22.4 36 18,770,000 30,501,250
THU 3/17/83 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 22.2 36 18,490,000 29,454,570
THU 3/18/82 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 18.0 29 14,670,000 22,313,070
THU 3/5/81 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 23.0 36 17,890,000 29,196,480
THU 1/24/80 9.00PM-11.15PM CBS 24.3 38 18,540,000 31,555,080
THU 3/8/79 9.00PM-11.06PM CBS 19.3 31 14,380,000 NA
MON 2/20/78 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 21.4 32 15,600,000 NA
THU 2/10/77 9.00PM-11.08PM CBS 26.7 44 19,010,000 35,320,580
THU 2/19/76 9.00PM-11.10PM CBS 22.7 37 15,800,000 31,979,200
TUE 3/4/75 9.00PM-11.00PM CBS 26.3 41 18,020,000 NA

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Note: The first nationally televised People's Choice Awards was in 1975.

* Live +Same Day Viewing Estimates On This Page Include DVR Playback On The Same Day, Defined As 3AM-3AM

Source: NTI Pocketpieces, Nielsen Audience Composition Reports and Nielsen Galaxy Explorer
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