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VIEWERS GROWING WEARY OF OLDER TV HITS?

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for the outgoing shows of the summer and incoming shows for the fall continued to show weakness this week. Particularly disappointing was the significant downturn of ratings for The X Factor, which, despite a major overhaul that included the addition of Britney Spears to the judging panel, came in well below the numbers for […]

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 […]

TOP TEN BROADCAST SHOWS THIS WEEK

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 16.5/26; 2. NFL Wednesday Special, NBC, 14.7/23; 3. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.8/19; 4. Wednesday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.6/19; 5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 8.0/13; 6. Football Night in America Pt. 3, NBC, 7.7/13; 7. NFL Season Opening Kickoff […]

RNC CAN’T CRACK TOP 20 IN RATINGS

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So far as the individual broadcast networks were concerned, their expensive coverage of the Republican National Convention was pretty much a bust. No network managed to place a single night of convention coverage in the top 20. That list was dominated primarily by reruns, reality shows, and ABC’s Saturday Night Football. Once again, NBC’s America’s […]

RATINGS FOR RNC COVERAGE SLIPS

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Coverage of the Republican National Convention by all three major networks combined was watched by nearly as many viewers as tuned in to the results episode of America’s Got Talent Wednesday night. NBC led the convention coverage with 4.5 million viewers, followed by CBS with 2.8 million and ABC with 2.6 million. But AGT grabbed […]

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK AT NO. 1

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was only a pre-season contest between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets, but it returned NBC’s Sunday Night Football to the top spot on the Nielsen ratings list for last week. NBC nabbed two other spots on the top ten, the Tuesday performance edition of America’s Got Talent, which came in at […]

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 […]

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT RETURNS AT NO. 1

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s America’s Got Talent, returning from a two-week break for the Olympics, saw no ill effects from the hiatus. Tuesday’s two-hour performance episode averaged 9.8 million viewers, while Wednesday’s one-hour wrap-up averaged 8.3 million viewers. Each show dominated the ratings for the night. However, up against an AGT repeat at 8:00 on Wednesday, CBS’s Big […]

IS SHARON OSBOURNE REALLY QUITTING AMERICA’S GOT TALENT?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sharon Osbourne is washing her hands of NBC after, she says, the network reneged on a deal to cast her son Jack on a new reality series called Stars Earn Stripes. In an interview with the New York Post, Osbourne indicated that she has told the network that she is quitting America‚Äôs Got Talent after […]

NBC CLAIMS TOP FIVE RATINGS SPOTS

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympic Games accounted for only three nights of the Nielsen weekly ratings for last week, and they grabbed the top three rankings. Next week, no doubt, they’ll take over the top seven. Friday’s telecast of the opening ceremony attracted 40.65 million viewers. By contrast, the top non-Olympics show of the […]

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