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BIG BANG THEORY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH IN RATINGS

January 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for The Big Bang Theory continue to explode. Returning with new episodes after weeks of reruns in December, the CBS sitcom drew 18.98 million viewers Thursday night, equaling a series high. Just about every other program on the network posted terrific numbers as well, several of them season highs, including Two and a Half […]

BIG BANG THEORY — BIGGEST RATINGS BANG SINCE FRIENDS

January 1, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Unless it falters substantially in the ratings between now and the end of the season in May, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory could turn out to be the most-watched sitcom since Friends went off the air in 2004, according to the website Zap2it.com. The website noted that first-run shows of the comedy are averaging 20.3 […]

3 SYNDICATED SHOWS DREW BIGGER RATINGS THAN MOST IN PRIMETIME

November 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three daytime syndicated shows are currently averaging ratings that many primetime shows would envy. The three are grabbing audiences averaging more than 10 million viewers a day. They are reruns of The Big Bang Theory from Warner Bros. TV, with 11.9 million viewers daily, CBS Television Distribution’s Wheel of Fortune with 10.8 million viewers, and […]

OLYMPICS RATINGS DROP; STILL DOMINANT

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers may have become overly saturated with the Olympics. Thursday night’s coverage on NBC saw its audience decrease a whopping 39 percent versus last Thursday night among viewers 18-49. Its 22.86 million total viewers was the lowest number yet for the 30th Summer Games. (One of the reasons for the lower viewer figures is that […]

REPEATS OF POPULAR COMEDIES PUT TBS ATOP RATINGS CHART

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Analysts are scratching their heads over the emergence of TBS as the top-rated cable channel among the all-important 18-49 age group despite the fact that not one of its shows is listed among the top 50 on cable TV and that not one is a first-run original. Today’s (Thursday) New York Times summarized the channel’s […]

IDOL‘S RATINGS: BANGED AGAIN

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The first half hour of Fox’s American Idol vied with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory Thursday night, and it appeared that — like last week — ratings results for the two shows among adults 18-49 would come down to a photo finish when final numbers are counted, with actual differences statistically insignificant. According to preliminary […]

BIG BANG THEORY DRAWS DYNAMITE RATINGS AGAINST IDOL

February 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the second week in a row, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory has outscored Fox’s American Idol in the 8:00-8:30 p.m. half-hour among total adults and adults 18-49. According to Nielsen Media Research, the sitcom on Thursday attracted 16.4 million viewers versus 15.8 million for the talent contest. That number for Idol was 24 percent […]

PRO BOWL RATINGS DA KINE

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Scheduling the much-maligned Pro Bowl game (it’s generally regarded as a Hawaiian holiday gift to the players at the end of the season) before the Super Bowl instead of after has certainly paid off for the television networks that take turns carrying it. The 2010 and 2011 games each drew 12.3 million viewers. This year’s […]

JERSEY SHORE SHOWS MUSCLE IN SECOND WEEK

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the second week in a row, MTV’s Jersey Shore drew more viewers than anything aired on broadcast television Thursday night. While the MTV show attracted 7.4 million viewers (down 16 percent from last week’s season premiere) and 2.4 million more for the repeat at 11:00 p.m. (not to mention several million more who watched […]

PRINCE OF PERSIA MAKES SOLID HOME VIDEO DEBUT

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was a disappointment at the domestic box office, where it grossed $90 million — it cost $200 million to make– but whose worldwide gross came to $327 million was a trifecta winner in its first week out on home video. The Disney film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, was […]

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