Ratings: Macy's Fireworks Hit 3-Year Highs, Houdini Steady With Finale

NBC’s broadcast of Monday night’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular averaged 7 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, up 41 and 50 percent from 2015 to hit three-year highs.

The special peaked during its final half hour with 9.9 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.

CBS’ broadcast of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular drew 4.7 mil and a 0.8.

Elsewhere, the limited series finale of Fox’s Houdini & Doyle, did 1.77 mil and a 0.4, adding a handful of eyeballs week-to-week while holding onto last week’s demo low, while ABC’s Mistresses (2.5 mil/0.5) slipped to season lows.

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7 Comments
  1. sarah t says:

    Ratings are likely better since a good chunk of the nation was fighting fog or rain for the fireworks and people didn’t want to get out.

    • SG says:

      For me, it was the big brother live feeds that I opted for over facing the on and off rain, humidity, heat, and absolutely brutal mosquitos. If Zika makes it here, we are screwed. They are so bad this year.

  2. J.Norman says:

    i would like to see Houdini and Doyle get another (essentially summer) season.
    It does reasonably for a summer show and is entertaining.

  3. Morisot says:

    How mean of FOX. I would have liked to have seen the finale of Houdini and Doyle, but it WAS the 4th of July ! (Not all of us have DVRs or cable.) And I didn’t see any rerun/repeat listed. I guess Fox is trying to kill it.

  4. Couch Mom says:

    I like Houdini & Doyle. A formula show, but entertaining. Like the interaction between the main characters. Hope it gets picked up. I agree with another poster, it would be a good summer show.