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CBS WINS 18-49 DEMO CROWN: FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since the 1991-92 season, CBS has wrapped up the current (2012-13) season with the lead in the key 18-49 age group. It also led among total viewers as well, as it had in 10 of the previous 11 years, its average boosted this year by its coverage of the Super Bowl […]

FOX’S AMERICAN IDOL FINALE COLLAPSES IN RATINGS

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

How the mighty has fallen — Fox’s American Idol, that is. For most of its history, the season finale of the talent contest has drawn more viewers than any regular weekly TV show, averaging around 30 million viewers. In 2003, the season finale peaked with 38.1 million. By last year it was down to 21.5 […]

RATINGS CRASH FOR IDOL SEASON FINALE

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in its history, the season finale of Fox’s American Idol did not attract 20 million viewers. Far from it. Last night’s closer, in which soul singer Candice Glover triumphed over country singer Kree Harrison and judge Randy Jackson bade farewell after 12 seasons, drew 13.61 million viewers, according to overnight Nielsen […]

IDOL PERFORMANCE FINALE DOWN 29% FROM LAST YEAR

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The final title competition on Fox’s American Idol attracted 11.57 million viewers Wednesday night, and while that was well below previous performance finales — it was off 29 percent from just a year ago — it was nevertheless enough to draw the biggest audience of the night among total adults and set up a strong […]

RANDY JACKSON TO LEAVE AMERICAN IDOL

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Jackson, a fixture as a judge on American Idol for the past 12 years, disclosed on Thursday that he will depart at the end of this season. His announcement came days after reports appeared suggesting that Fox intends to introduce a panel of superstar judges next season. Early in the day, Jackson sent an […]

CABLE NETS DRIVING NEWS CORP PROFITS

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Its Fox broadcast network may have a higher profile, but News Corp’s cable networks proved to be the driver of profits during its last quarter. The company reported that operating income at its cable outlets rose 17 percent to $993 million on revenue of $2.8 billion, largely as a result of solid ad sales for […]

THE VOICE ENCOUNTERS “ISSUES,” STRONGER IDOL

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC acknowledged on Wednesday that its hit music competition show The Voice encountered “issues” with some of the online votes cast on Tuesday. During Wednesday’s telecast host Carson Daly said that the show’s producers “noticed some inconsistencies with this week’s texting and online voting.” Neither he nor the network nor the producers of the show […]

WILL A JUDGES FEUD BOOST IDOL‘S RATINGS? (Updated)

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the audience for American Idol fell to a new record low of 11.08 million viewers, feuding between the two female judges, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, erupted with new venom. Minaj, after taunting Carey during the telecast, took to Twitter following the show, slamming her again. She told critics to ask “why […]

GRAMMYS DOWN BUT STILL TOPS FOR THE WEEK

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s telecast of the Grammy Awards may have fallen steeply from a year ago when it aired one day following the death of Whitney Houston, but it was nevertheless the highest rated program of last week. Final Nielsen figures showed that the Sunday-night telecast drew 28.38 million viewers, well off the 39.91 million that tune […]

BIG BANG SHOOTS DOWN AMERICAN IDOL

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Thursday-night lineup returned with original episodes and easily polished off all the competition, including Fox’s American Idol. Although its ratings were clearly affected by the battle with Idol, The Big Bang Theory nevertheless drew 17.51 million viewers to Idol‘s 13.73 million. NBC’s 30 Rock finale wound up with 4.80 million viewers. At 8:30 p.m. […]

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