The Media Chart for Feb. 12: O.J. Guilty of Boosting Ratings

You'll Never Guess What Won Broadcast

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The Media Chart is a weekly look at what's topping the rankings and the ratings.

It's no surprise that the Super Bowl won the broadcast TV week in a blowout, far surpassing CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" in second and ABC's Republican debate in New Hampshire at third. Interestingly, CBS's show about Super Bowl commercials came in fourth.

Over on the cable side, a sea of cable news coverage of the ongoing primaries was trumped by FX's "The People vs. O.J. Simpson." And in magazine land, Forbes won the battle for total audience in business titles in December.

TV RATINGSWeek Ending Sunday, Feb. 7
BROADCAST
Rank Program Network Rating
1 Super Bowl 50 CBS 46.6
2 The Big Bang Theory CBS 9.2
3 Republican Debate: N.H. ABC 8.0
4 Super Bowl Great Commercials CBS 6.9
5 American Idol (Wednesday) Fox 5.5
6 Life in Pieces CBS 5.5
7 American Idol (Thursday) Fox 5.4
8 Chicago Fire NBC 5.3
9 The Bachelor (Mon., 8 p.m.) ABC 5.0
10 X-Files Fox 5.0
CABLE
Rank Program Network Rating
1 The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX 3.2
2 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 10 p.m.) FoxNC 3.1
3 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 9 p.m.) FoxNC 2.8
4 Democratic Debate, N.H. MSNBC 2.8
5 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 10 p.m.) CNN 2.7
6 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 11 p.m.) FoxNC 2.7
7 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 8 p.m.) FoxNC 2.6
8 Primaries: Iowa Caucus (Mon., 9 p.m.) CNN 2.4
9 Gold Rush DISC 2.4
10 Fixer Upper HGTV 2.3
Source: The Nielsen Company. Television rating is based on 115.8 million households for live and same-day viewing of programs of at least 30 minutes duration.
DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE 2016Year-to-Date Through Sunday, Feb. 7
Rank Film Studio Gross (Millions)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Buena Vista $906.0
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lionsgate 281.0
3 The Martian Fox 228.0
4 Spectre Sony 199.6
5 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony 169.6
6 The Revenant Fox 149.7
7 Daddy's Home Paramount 145.3
8 The Peanuts Movie Fox 129.9
9 The Good Dinosaur Buena Vista 120.5
10 Creed Warner Bros. 109.0
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Box office gross for films in theaters since Jan. 1; asterisk indicates film is still in theaters.
DVD RENTALSWeek Ending Sunday, Feb. 7
Rank Film Days in Release Studio
1 The Last Witch Hunter 5 Lionsgate
2 Goosebumps 12 Sony Pictures
3 The Visit 33 Universal
4 Hotel Transylvania 2 26 Sony Pictures
5 Hitman: Agent 47 40 Fox
6 Ted 2 54 Universal
7 Bridge of Spies 5 Disney/DreamWorks
8 Burnt 12 Anchor Bay
9 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 54 Fox
10 Sicario 33 Lionsgate
Source: Home Media Magazine.
MAGAZINE AUDIENCEDecember 2015
Business
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 Forbes 55.9 32.5%
2 Bloomberg Businessweek 35.2 26.0
3 Wired 17.0 6.0
4 Fortune 16.5 34.6
5 Money 9.8 0.6
General Interest
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 AARP 47.7 0.9%
2 National Geographic 35.8 -6.4
3 Reader's Digest 22.0 -15.2
4 Vanity Fair 19.0 18.4
5 The Atlantic 18.9 64.5
Source: MPA - The Magazine Association. Total print and digital audience; change is over December 2014.
DIGITAL SONGSWeek Ending Thursday, Feb. 4
Rank Title Artist Label
1 Pillowtalk Zayn Malik RCA
2 Summer Sixteen Drake Republic
3 Work Rihanna Roc Nation
4 Stressed Out twenty one pilots Fueled By Ramen
5 Love Yourself Justin Bieber Island/Def Jam
6 My House Flo Rida Atlantic/Poe Boy
7 Hello Adele XL /Columbia
8 One Call Away Charlie Puth Atlantic
9 Me, Myself & I G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha RCA
10 Hands to Myself Selena Gomez Interscope
Source: Billboard.
ADVERTISING ON TVJan. 26 - Feb. 9
Rank Program Total Spots Spend
1 Super Bowl 50 181 $412,114,947
2 NBA Basketball 611 40,038,599
3 2016 NHL All-Star Game 151 31,292,962
4 SportsCenter 967 27,474,685
5 College Basketball 1,211 24,666,192
6 The Big Bang Theory 518 23,438,202
7 Grease: Live 63 18,259,500
8 American Idol 152 18,227,800
9 PGA Tour Golf 418 17,835,202
10 Keeping Up With the Kardashians 660 16,778,029
Source: iSpot.tv. Data calculated as of 10:45 p.m. EST on 2/9/16, for total spots (the number of commercials shown on a program from Jan. 26 through Feb. 9) and estimated advertising spend.