The Media Chart for March 4: Oscars Win Out

Despite Ratings Decline, Oscar Broadcast Tops Ratings Chart

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Credit: Courtesy ABC/Andrew Eccles

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

Despite ratings sinking year over year, ABC's broadcast of the Oscars topped the week ending Feb. 28. And if CNN's Republican debate won on cable last week, it's not hard to imagine that Fox News' rowdy post-Super Tuesday debate this week is going to do well.

Adele, meanwhile, seems to be holding her throne as the queen of recording artists at the moment.

TV RATINGSWeek Ending Sunday, Feb. 28
BROADCAST
Rank Program Network Rating
1 The Oscars ABC 19.4
2 Live from the Red Carpet (Sun., 8:01 p.m.; 29 mins.) ABC 12.9
3 NCIS CBS 10.7
4 The Big Bang Theory CBS 9.7
5 Live from the Red Carpet (Sun., 7:32 p.m.; 29 mins.) ABC 9.3
6 NCIS: New Orleans CBS 7.8
7 Live from the Red Carpet (Sun., 7 p.m.) ABC 7.0
8 Blue Bloods CBS 6.6
9 Scorpion CBS 6.2
10 The Bachelor/NCIS: Los Angeles ABC/CBS 5.7
CABLE
Rank Program Network Rating
1 Republican Presidential Debate, Texas (Thur., 8:42 p.m.) CNN 7.9
2 Walking Dead AMC 6.7
3 Talking Dead AMC 2.7
4 WWE Raw (Mon., 8 p.m.) USA 2.6
5 AC360 Post Debate Special (Thur., 10:53 p.m.) CNN 2.5
6 Gold Rush DISC 2.5
7 WWE Raw (Mon., 9 p.m.) USA 2.4
8 The O'Reilly Factor (Tuesday) FOXNC 2.4
9 The O'Reilly Factor (Monday, Wednesday) FOXNC 2.2
10 Fixer Upper HGTV 2.2
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. 28
Rank Film Studio Gross (Millions)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens* Buena Vista $926.0
2 Deadpool* Fox 285.6
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lionsgate 281.7
4 The Martian* Fox 228.3
5 Spectre* Sony 199.8
6 The Revenant* Fox 170.5
7 Hotel Transylvania 2* Sony 169.7
8 Daddy's Home* Paramount 148.4
9 The Peanuts Movie* Fox 130.1
10 Kung Fu Panda 3* Fox 128.5
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Box office gross for films in theaters since Jan. 1; films with an asterisk are still in theaters.
DVD RENTALSWeek Ending Sunday, Feb. 28
Rank Film Days in Release Studio
1 The Intern 40 Warner
2 The Martian 47 Fox
3 Straight Outta Compton 40 Universal
4 Everest 40 Universal
5 Extraction 5 Lionsgate
6 The Good Dinosaur 5 Disney/Pixar
7 The Last Witch Hunter 26 Lionsgate
8 Bridge of Spies 26 Disney/DreamWorks
9 Goosebumps 33 Sony Pictures
10 Hotel Transylvania 2 47 Sony Pictures
Source: Home Media Magazine.
MAGAZINE AUDIENCEJanuary 2016
Enthusiast/Cars
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 Car and Driver 16.2 9.5%
2 Motor Trend 10.5 -4.9
3 Hot Rod 7.2 27.3
4 Road & Track 5.9 15.8
5 Automobile 4.4 0.6
Enthusiast/General
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 Popular Mechanics 13.5 30.0%
2 Guns & Ammo 10.4 -7.2
3 Field & Stream 9.1 Even
4 Outdoor Life 6.2 10.9
5 Game & Fish 5.8 3.1
Source: MPA - The Magazine Association. Total print and digital audience. Change is over January 2015.
DIGITAL SONGSWeek Ending Thursday, Feb. 25
Rank Title Artist Label
1 Work Rihanna Roc Nation
2 My House Flo Rida Atlantic/Poe Boy
3 Stressed Out twenty one pilots Fueled By Ramen
4 Love Yourself Justin Bieber Island/Def Jam
5 Pillowtalk Zayn Malik RCA
6 7 Years Lukas Graham Warner
7 Me, Myself & I G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha RCA
8 One Call Away Charlie Puth Atlantic
9 I Took a Pill in Ibiza Mike Posner Monster Mtn./Island
10 Cake by the Ocean DNCE Republic
Source: Billboard.
TOP ARTISTS Week Ending Thursday, Feb. 25
Rank Artist Weeks on Artist 100 Chart Position on Social 50 Chart
1 Adele 56 13
2 Justin Bieber 86 1
3 Rihanna 83 3
4 Drake 87 8
5 twenty one pilots 45 34
6 the weekend 72 N.A.
7 Taylor Swift 83 20
8 Selena Gomez 74 9
9 Future 32 47
10 Yo Gotti 10 N.A.
Source: Billboard. Rankings in the Artist 100 chart are based on an aggregation of radio airplay, sales data, streaming data and the Social 50. The Social 50 chart measures weekly additions of followers, page views and song plays.