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NEARLY 3/4 OF BALTIMORE VIEWERS WATCHED AFC FINALE

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots may have scored solidly in the ratings nationally. (With 41.5 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures, it was the highest-rated program since last year’s Super Bowl, but it was down from the NFC Championship game that aired in the comparable time […]

AFC FINAL FETCHES BEST RATINGS SINCE SUPER BOWL

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

According to preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings, Sunday’s AFC Championship game on CBS between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots averaged 41.5 million viewers — and while that figure represented the biggest audience for any program since last year’s Super Bowl, it was down significantly from the NFC Championship game which aired on Fox […]

SUNDAY’S AFC TITLE MATCH TO GET SUPER BOWL TREATMENT

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots on CBS will serve as a sort of dress rehearsal for the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, producer Lance Barrow suggested during a teleconference with reporters on Tuesday. “We will have in this broadcast Sunday our whole setup […]

IDOL KEEPS FALLING

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s American Idol remained the highest-rated show on television on Wednesday and Thursday, but its numbers were down by nearly 30 percent from a year ago. Thursday’s telecast, which drew 16.99 million total viewers, was actually beaten by CBS’s The Big Bang Theory among viewers 18-49, Idol‘s primary target demo. Among total viewers, the CBS […]

FOOTBALL TURNS LIGHTS OUT ON GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Sunday night’s telecast of the Golden Globe awards on NBC had to contend with a massive audience for the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers on Fox. According to overnight Nielsen ratings, the runover at 7:00 p.m. drew 40.1 million viewers, reducing the audience for the Globes’ red-carpet […]

MOONVES: EVEN BAD FOOTBALL GAMES GET GOOD RATINGS

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television executives love football fans. Unlike TV shows that require dozens of producers, writers, focus groups, and public relations personnel to become successful, football requires none of that. “The NFL is an unbelievable property,” CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference in New York on Tuesday. “You see it in the ratings: Even a […]

BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER With tens of millions of viewers remaining at home on Sunday to watch the AFC and NFC finals (CBS’s coverage of the NFC championship final was the most-watched ever, averaging 54.9 million viewers), final box office figures for the weekend came in significantly below studio estimates. Paramount’s No Strings Attached ended […]

AFC FINALE: BEST RATINGS SINCE 1987

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s AFC championship game on CBS in which the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Jets averaged 48.43 million viewers, peaking in the second half hour with 52.3 million — making it the highest-rated AFC final-game telecast in 24 years. But by the time the fourth quarter came around, the number of viewers had slipped […]

CBS AGAIN DOMINATES WEEKLY RATINGS

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 50.55 million viewers tuned in to CBS’s telecast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while Nielsen did not include the primetime runover from 7:00 p.m. to 7:48 p.m. in its primetime ratings for the week, it did include the 12-minute postgame […]

BOX OFFICE STUNG — EXCEPT FOR THE GREEN HORNET<

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from the comparable four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a year ago. Attendance was down 17 percent. Opening in first place […]

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