'Anger Management' Posts Week-to-Week Growth

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July 20th, 2012

Lots of info via FX Research. Note: when they refer to ratings they are referring to "coverage rating" based on only the homes FX is available in rather than the national ratings we usually post.

via press release:

From FX Research (Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+ Same Day)

Anger Management posted week-to-week growth across the board, with Top 5 time period ranks in virtually all key demos and Total Viewers; tune-in continued to be solid.  Data below based on P18-49 Live+Same Day 000s unless otherwise indicated; data sets attached.

Anger Management - Week-to-Week Trending, Episode 5 Vs. Episode 4 (Thurs. @ 930P)

Episode 5 of Anger Management posted across-the-board growth week to week of note, +13% in P18-49 (1.42 million vs. 1.25 million) with even stronger gains from the younger portion of the demo:  P18-34 (+34%), M18-34 (+26%), and W18-34 (+45%). Last night episode delivered 2.65 million Total Viewers, a gain of +9% vs. prior week (2.42 million)    See complete data set below.

 

Key Competitive (P18-49):

 

Basic Cable

  • History: Mountain Men’s frosh finale slipped -24% from last week’s Swamp People season finale (1,680 [F] vs. 2,200[F]).
  • USA: Burn Notice gained +9% week to week (1,635 vs. 1,505).
  • TBS: Big Bang inched up +2% (1,450 vs. 1,427).
  • Lifetime: Project Runway’s Season 10 premiere vaulted +166% from last week’s Wife Swap (1,012[P] vs. 380).
  • A&E: The First 48 gained +24% (861 vs. 693).
  • ABC Family: movie Step Up 2, increased +65% from last week’s Mrs. Doubtfire (832 vs. 504).
  • Spike: Impact Wrestling advanced +27% (654 vs. 516).
  • Syfy: movie The Fifth Element posted a +46% increase over last week’s Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian (519 vs. 356).
  • ESPN:  British Open golf sunk -78% from last week’s U.S.A. Olympic men’s basketball exhibition (375 vs. 1,703).
  • TNT: The Mentalist plummeted -19% (293 vs. 360).

Broadcast

  • CBS: Big Brother retreated -17% from last week’s season premiere (2,665 vs. 3,218[P]).
  • ABC: Wipeout slid -4% (2,305 vs. 2,400).
  • FOX: The New Girl [R] fell -13% from last week’s The Choice [F](1,332 vs. 1,539).
  • NBC: Saving Hope eased -3% (716 vs. 740).
  • CW: The L.A. Complex [R] bled -31% from week-ago Vampire Diaries [R] (299[R] vs. 432[R]).

 

Vs. Lead-in

Anger Management continues to generate strong tune in, up +60% in P18-49 from its Anger Management [R] lead-in (1,418 vs. 884).  This reps a strong increase than the two week prior (+51%/+58%).

  • Important to note that Anger Management’s lead-in ¯ an Anger Management repeat telecast ¯ increased +6% week to week (884 vs. 831); less than the +13% increase posted by the original telecast (1,418 vs. 1,253).

 

Rank in Basic Cable Time Period (Thursday @ 930P)

Anger Management delivered Top 5 time period ranks virtually across the board:  #2 in M18-34; #3 in M18-49, P18-34, P25-54, and M25-54; #4 in P18-49; and #5 in W18-34 and W25-54.  In P18-49, Anger Management (1,418) ranked behind Mountain Men/History (1,680), Burn Notice/USA (1,635), and Big Bang Theory/TBS (1,450) but ahead of the season premiere of Project Runway/Lifetime by +40% (1,012) and The First 48 on A&E by +65% (861), to name a few.

 

Primetime Rank for the Night

Anger Management ranked among basic cable’s Top 5 primetime programs last night:  #3 in M18-49; #4 in M18-34, P25-54, and M25-54; and #5 in P18-49.  In M18-49, Anger Management (824) placed behind Mountain Men/History (903) and Burn Notice/USA (871) but ahead of Suits/USA by +8% (764) and Big Bang-930P/TBS by +19% (693).

 

Anger Management ¯ along with Two & a Half Men, a repeat telecast of Anger Management, Wilfred, and Louie ¯ ranked FX ranked #5 for the night in P18-49 and P25-54; and #4 in all three key men demos.

 

Anger Management vs. All Basic Cable Primetime Scripted Comedy Series - CY12 to date

Five telecasts to date in Live+Same Day, Anger Management ranks as cable’s most-watched primetime scripted comedy series in P18-49, P/M, and Total Viewers; and #2 in M18-49 and W25-54.

 

All Basic Cable Primetime Scripted Comedy Series - CY12 to date (Live+Same Day)

 

Median

Households

P 2+

P 18-49

M 18-49

W 18-49

Series

Net

Season

T/C

Age

Rtg

(000s)

(000s)

Rank

Rtg

(000s)

Rank

Rtg

(000s)

Rank

Rtg

(000s)

Rank

Anger Management

FX 

1

5

47

2.87

2,817

3,942

1

1.84

1,989

1

2.17

1,172

2

1.51

817

3

South Park

CMDY

16A

7

26

1.80

1,776

2,474

3

1.65

1,791

2

2.53

1,366

1

0.78

425

11

The Game

BET

5

21

31

2.11

1,925

2,692

2

1.77

1,784

3

1.07

535

10

2.47

1,249

1

Men At Work

TBS

1

10

39

1.56

1,563

2,015

6

1.13

1,251

4

1.16

640

5

1.11

611

7

Let's Stay Together

BET

2

22

33

1.51

1,384

1,898

7

1.24

1,249

5

0.75

377

15

1.72

872

2

Key & Peele

CMDY

1

8

26

1.27

1,246

1,626

9

1.08

1,169

6

1.46

786

4

0.71

383

12

Sullivan & Son

TBS

1

2

46

1.85

1,848

2,267

4

1.04

1,149

7

1.09

602

7

0.99

547

9

For Better Or Worse

TBS

2

2

42

1.52

1,525

2,174

5

1.04

1,143

8

0.70

385

14

1.38

759

5

Workaholics

CMDY

3

8

26

1.19

1,172

1,502

12

1.05

1,137

9

1.49

809

3

0.60

328

14

Awkward

MTV

2

4

20

1.44

1,423

1,807

8

0.92

1,002

10

0.42

228

18

1.42

774

4

Wilfred

FX 

2

5

37

1.10

1,078

1,526

11

0.87

935

11

1.07

576

9

0.66

359

13

Futurama

CMDY

7A

6

27

1.00

986

1,338

15

0.81

877

12

1.08

584

8

0.54

293

16

Archer

FX 

3

10

32

0.92

902

1,177

17

0.80

865

13

1.19

637

6

0.42

228

21

Baby Daddy

FAM

1

4

26

1.11

1,080

1,479

14

0.79

849

14

0.35

186

19

1.23

663

6

House of Payne

TBS

8A&8B

38

41

1.16

1,163

1,577

10

0.71

788

15

0.47

257

17

0.96

531

10

Melissa & Joey

FAM

2

9

28

0.93

906

1,205

16

0.70

753

16

0.32

171

20

1.08

582

8

Louie

FX 

3

4

37

0.86

846

1,133

19

0.68

730

17

0.89

477

12

0.47

253

19

Ugly Americans

CMDY

2B

7

25

0.82

811

1,005

22

0.63

681

18

0.97

524

11

0.29

158

23

Beavis & Butthead

MTV

9

1

26

0.75

735

919

23

0.56

609

19

0.74

403

13

0.38

206

22

Unsupervised

FX 

1

10

30

0.50

495

611

24

0.42

449

20

0.62

334

16

0.21

115

26

The Soul Man

TVLD

1

5

52

0.93

899

1,134

18

0.42

444

21

0.28

146

21

0.56

298

15

Hot In Cleveland

TVLD

3

20

56

1.23

1,190

1,485

13

0.41

433

22

0.28

146

21

0.54

287

17

Happily Divorced

TVLD

2

12

55

0.96

925

1,108

20

0.35

371

23

0.22

116

24

0.48

255

18

The Exes

TVLD

1&2

11

54

0.89

857

1,052

21

0.33

353

24

0.22

113

25

0.45

240

20

Good Vibes

MTV

1

2

18

0.38

375

457

26

0.18

197

25

0.22

120

23

0.14

77

27

Retired At 35

TVLD

2

4

56

0.51

497

571

25

0.17

179

26

0.12

62

27

0.22

117

25

Love That Girl

TV1

1

2

47

0.47

266

341

27

0.25

163

27

0.13

42

29

0.38

121

24

Portlandia

IFC

2

9

38

0.24

160

237

28

0.22

161

28

0.23

87

26

0.20

74

28

Todd Margaret

IFC

2

6

40

0.15

99

136

29

0.12

89

29

0.14

52

28

0.10

36

29

 

 

 

HH

P2+

P 18-49

M 18-49

W 18-49

P 18-34

M 18-34

W 18-34

P 25-54

M 25-54

W 25-54

Anger Management, Thursdays @930P

Rtg

000s

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

Rtg

000s

7/19/12, 930P: Ep. 5 - Charlie Tries to Prove Therapy is L

2.05

2,012

2,647

1.31

1,418

1.53

824

1.10

594

1.22

689

1.35

385

1.09

304

1.43

1,472

1.69

857

1.18

615

7/12/12, 930P: Ep. 4  - Charlie and Kate Battle Over a Pa

1.80

1,765

2,421

1.16

1,253

1.45

781

0.87

473

0.91

515

1.07

306

0.75

209

1.26

1,293

1.51

766

1.02

528

7/5/12, 930P: Ep. 3 - Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation

2.42

2,375

3,370

1.58

1,709

1.88

1,013

1.29

695

1.22

689

1.62

460

0.82

229

1.88

1,931

2.11

1,075

1.65

855

6/28/12, 930P: Ep. 2 - Charlie and the Slumpbuster

4.03

3,956

5,741

2.67

2,887

3.13

1,689

2.21

1,198

2.20

1,241

2.81

801

1.58

440

3.13

3,217

3.57

1,814

2.70

1,404

6/28/12, 900P: Ep. 1 - Charlie Goes Back to Therapy [P]

4.02

3,938

5,472

2.45

2,648

2.85

1,534

2.06

1,114

2.00

1,126

2.52

717

1.47

409

2.88

2,963

3.24

1,649

2.53

1,314

Anger Management Avg (5x)

2.87

2,817

3,942

1.84

1,989

2.17

1,172

1.51

817

1.52

855

1.88

536

1.14

319

2.12

2,182

2.43

1,236

1.82

946

% Change (Ep. 5 vs. 4)

+14%

+9%

+13%

+6%

+26%

+34%

+26%

+45%

+14%

+12%

+16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vs. Lead-in - Anger Management Week 4

Lead-in: 9:00 - 9:30P (Anger Management [R])

1.33

1,305

1,663

0.82

884

0.94

508

0.69

376

0.83

467

0.89

254

0.76

213

0.85

870

1.04

531

0.65

339

Anger Management - 7/19/12

2.05

2,012

2,647

1.31

1,418

1.53

824

1.10

594

1.22

689

1.35

385

1.09

304

1.43

1,472

1.69

857

1.18

615

% Change vs. lead-in

+54%

+59%

+60%

+62%

+58%

+48%

+52%

+43%

+69%

+61%

+81%

Change in Lead-in (week 4 vs. 3)

+2%

-2%

+6%

-2%

+20%

+57%

+51%

+65%

-1%

+3%

-7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vs. Lead-in - Anger Management Week 3

Lead-in: 9:00 - 9:30P (Anger Management [R])

1.30

1,275

1,702

0.77

831

0.96

517

0.58

314

0.53

297

0.59

168

0.46

129

0.86

881

1.02

517

0.70

364

Anger Management - 7/12/12

1.80

1,765

2,421

1.16

1,253

1.45

781

0.87

473

0.91

515

1.07

306

0.75

209

1.26

1,293

1.51

766

1.02

528

% Change vs. lead-in

+38%

+42%

+51%

+51%

+51%

+73%

+82%

+62%

+47%

+48%

+45%

 

KEY BENCHMARKS

Prior FX Frosh Comedy Seasons

Anger Management to date

2.87

2,817

3,942

1.84

1,989

2.17

1,172

1.51

817

1.52

855

1.88

536

1.14

319

2.12

2,182

2.43

1,236

1.82

946

Wilfred

1.10

1,087

1,478

0.88

973

1.12

615

0.64

358

0.97

556

1.29

370

0.65

186

0.80

839

1.02

529

0.58

310

League

0.77

734

1,086

0.80

880

1.15

626

0.46

254

1.22

680

1.79

499

0.65

181

0.56

583

0.71

366

0.41

217

Sunny

0.94

811

1,139

0.73

747

0.84

424

0.62

323

0.84

419

0.93

231

0.74

188

0.69

669

0.81

384

0.57

285

Lucky

1.10

877

1,151

0.75

731

0.90

431

0.61

300

0.74

355

0.95

227

0.53

128

0.81

744

1.00

449

0.63

295

Starved

0.94

816

1,081

0.69

705

0.76

385

0.62

321

0.79

398

0.84

210

0.74

188

0.63

609

0.68

323

0.57

286

Archer

0.78

751

1,014

0.64

698

0.86

465

0.42

233

0.86

477

1.16

324

0.55

152

0.56

582

0.76

390

0.36

193

Son of the Beach

1.46

743

963

0.99

636

1.32

422

0.66

214

0.97

306

1.21

195

0.71

111

1.04

638

1.43

432

0.67

206

Louie

0.64

618

785

0.49

532

0.64

347

0.34

185

0.56

313

0.78

218

0.34

95

0.49

506

0.64

327

0.34

179

Testees

0.61

580

745

0.47

519

0.59

320

0.36

200

0.65

363

0.82

228

0.49

135

0.36

376

0.45

229

0.28

147

Unsupervised

0.50

495

611

0.42

449

0.62

334

0.21

115

0.53

301

0.79

225

0.27

76

0.31

317

0.45

225

0.18

92

Dick and Paula

0.29

114

153

0.22

110

0.16

39

0.28

71

0.20

51

0.16

21

0.24

30

0.20

92

0.16

38

0.23

54

 

FX

Calendar Year to Date Prime Average

1.00

981

1,329

0.65

706

0.75

406

0.55

300

0.64

363

0.72

206

0.56

157

0.66

672

0.76

385

0.55

287

Year ago TP Avg. (July 2011: Two/Half Men)

1.20

1,189

1,538

0.69

768

0.80

440

0.58

328

0.56

319

0.65

187

0.46

132

0.75

792

0.88

460

0.62

332

 

 

 
  • Jared

    FX better get as much “research” as they can before they trigger that 90 episode order.

  • Nick

    Wow. That’s a ton of data.

    Anger Management skews old. Its median age of 47 is greater than only the four TV Land sitcoms.

  • DeeAgeaux

    I wish someone would post the trigger point for the 90 episode renewal.

  • ChixyIsAHotty

    Does its Always sunny in Philedelphia even have 90 episodes?

  • Pip

    I keep watching Anger Management thinking it has to improve. Over all the episodes I think I have laughed only a couple of times. I had high hopes for Charlie but this show is like the actors are just standing around saying lines. The best of them is the old guy in group and the prisoners.

  • j

    Wow at how badly cable comedies do. Reruns of MF and Family Guy if included would pretty much be at the top.

    Cable dramas are doing well though compared to broadcast.

  • RJ

    All that data is pretty interesting. Nice to see the average ages and what not!

  • Alex

    This show is growing on me and getting funnier!

  • Fiona BN

    Anger Management is the top comedy in cable, FX has to be thrilled about this. I think they should do what TBS is doing and develop multi-cams around AM.

  • Oliver

    I don’t care about Anger Management but I do love FX with all my heart for publicly publishing cable comedy demographic data.

  • silvit

    FX press releases are the most honest out there. Unlike ABC, CBS, NBC,TNT.

  • Stefan

    What’s the difference between A18-49 and P18-49?

  • Red Jane

    This is some great spin….

  • joethehobo

    I really wanted to like this show and taped the first two episodes to watch. After the first episode I couldn’t bring myself to watch the next that was waiting for me to press one button to watch. I guess this proves Two and a Half Men fans really will watch anything.

  • gern blanston

    not as funny as louie

  • groove365

    I’m a Two and a Half Men fan and this show is not funny enough for me to watch.

    Myth Busted!

  • curtisfiles

    I agree with most, the show has bad chemistry, dumb writers writing dumb one liners. I watch it on demand for free, there are many commercials on there now that sure does not help. I like Charlie Sheene he is a real funny guy, needs to fire everyone and start from scratch this bomb makes me want to see a shrink.

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