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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MAKES COME-FROM-BEHIND MOVE

December 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football were back to where they were a year ago — and then some — as 23.2 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. Two weeks ago the media agency Carat observed that SNF had seen a 2 percent drop […]

MOONVES BLAMES LOWER RATINGS ON DEBATES

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves on Tuesday dismissed reports noting that his network’s ratings are down this year. That may be true, he told an investors conference in New York, but only because the network’s news division was pre-empting popular programs to bring viewers important election coverage. “We had four nights of debates, which pre-empted, God […]

NBC SCORES BIGGEST RATINGS WIN IN YEARS

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The beginning of the football season dominated the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, with NFL-related programs on NBC accounting for six of the top ten programs. With NBC’s America’s Got Talent accounting for two more, the struggling network wound up with a whopping 80 percent of the top ten, something it has not accomplished […]

RATINGS SHOW AMERICA’S READY FOR FOOTBALL

September 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers were clearly ready for the return of Sunday Night Football as the Pittsburgh-Denver matchup attracted an estimated 23.89 million viewers, peaking in the 8:30 p.m. half-hour with 26.61 million. An NFL football overrun on Fox at 7:00 p.m. drew 18.45 million viewers, and an overrun of the U.S. Tennis: Men’s Final on CBS at […]

WITHOUT SUNDAY FOOTBALL, BROADCAST RATINGS PLUNGE

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Probably far more people were preparing their barbeque grills Sunday night than watching television. Virtually everything on the air was a repeat, with the exception of CBS’s Big Brother, which averaged 5.5 million viewers. The only show that grabbed a bigger audience was a repeat of 60 Minutes, which attracted 6.7 million viewers. Every other […]

NO OLYMPICS — BUT NBC STILL AT TOP OF RATINGS LIST

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After two weeks of Olympics domination, the latest Nielsen ratings list returned to normal — “summer” normal, that is — last week. And NBC still had three shows among the top ten, including the top two, the Tuesday edition of America’s Got Talent and Sunday’s NFL preseason opener between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The Wednesday edition […]

FOR NBC, OLYMPICS WERE LIKE MUST-SEE-TV ALL OVER AGAIN

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

was down somewhat from the opening week, but by adding the Sunday wrap-up show London Gold to its schedule, the network managed to win the top eight positions on the Nielsen ratings list. The top spot went to Tuesday’s coverage, which drew 30.15 million viewers and scored an overall household rating of 17.6 and a […]

OLYMPICS GO OUT WITH A RATINGS BANG

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s coverage of the London Olympics ended with solid ratings for the closing ceremony. The three-hour primetime telecast averaged 26.92 million viewers, peaking in the 9:00 p.m. hour with 32.63 million — up 32 percent over the closer of the Beijing Olympics four years ago, according to preliminary overnight ratings from Nielsen Research. The other […]

CBS’S RYAN/ROMNEY INTERVIEW BLASTED LEFT AND RIGHT

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The predicament television networks find themselves in during an increasingly polarized political environment was brought home following Sunday night’s 60 Minutes feature in which Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and his recently selected running mate, Paul Ryan, for the first time. On today’s Fox & Friends on the conservative Fox News channel, Co-host Eric Bolling […]

RATINGS: THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE OLYMPICS

August 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

If a week had ten days, NBC’s Olympics coverage would have swept the entire list of the top ten positions on Nielsen’s weekly rating list. As if was, it took the top seven, with Tuesday’s telecast drawing the most viewers — 38.7 million and Thursday’s a close second with 36.8 million. CBS reruns filled the […]

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