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CBS, FOX SHARE RATINGS HONORS

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS didn’t have to do much more than air reruns and Big Brother to capture the most viewers last week, although Fox won the week among viewers 18-49, thanks largely to its coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. NBC also remained a strong contender with its summertime hit America’s Got Talent, which captured three […]

BIG BROTHER RETURN GIVES CBS WEDNESDAY WIN

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The return of Big Brother on CBS Wednesday night helped lift the network to No. 1 in the ratings even though NBC had the top-rated show of the night, America’s Got Talent, with 11 million viewers. Big Brother, although No. 1 in the 8:00 p.m. time period, attracted 7.25 million viewers. While a solid figure, […]

DUGARD INTERVIEW A HUGE COUP FOR ABC

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard on a two-hour special edition of Primetime Sunday night, which averaged 14.8 million viewers, has turned out to be the most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast since June 20, 2004, Mediaweek reported today (Tuesday). For ABC, it noted, the telecast represented ABC’s biggest audience in the two-hour period for a non-sports […]

WEDNESDAY TV VIEWING SWELLS

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On a night that saw the season finale of two television hits and the season debut of another, overall TV viewing during primetime on Wednesday rose to prodigious levels. Topping the ratings for the night was NBC’s big summer hit America’s Got Talent, which averaged 16.05 million viewers, peaking in the final half hour at […]

NBC TAKES TOP 3 RATINGS POSITIONS

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC may have accounted for the top three programs on the Nielsen rating list for last week, but it was CBS that took overall ratings honors, thanks to strong performances by scripted reruns and by its formidable summer reality series Big Brother, now in its 12th season. (Big Brother posted its best ratings since 2007 […]

NBC: CAN’T WIN FOR WINNING

August 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Preseason football and two episodes of America’s Got Talent on NBC topped the Nielsen ratings list for last week, but they weren’t enough to beat CBS’s repeat hits and its twelfth edition of Big Brother. The voyeuristic reality series didn’t even make the top ten among total viewers, but all three episodes landed in the […]

TIGER’S NOT THE STAR, BUT PGA TELECAST DRAWS SOLID RATINGS

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget all about the talk of golf going down the tubes without Tiger Woods being in contention. Although he seemed not to be struggling as much as he had in previous recent outings, he was never a real contender during Sunday’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits — certainly not during the primetime overrun. Nevertheless, the […]

REALITY-SHOW SHOOTOUT ON THURSDAY

August 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a battle of the reality shows on CBS and Fox Thursday night: CBS’s Big Brother against Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Big Brother was the clear winner in the 8:00 p.m. hour with 7.9 million viewers versus 6.6 million for Dance. At 9:00 p.m., however, SYTYCD edged into the lead as […]

BROTHER IS BIGGER

August 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Big Brother just keeps getting bigger. CBS said today (Monday) that the reality series posted its best ratings of the summer Sunday night, drawing 7.48 million viewers despite competition from the first NFL exhibition game of the year. The football telecast (Cincinnati vs. Dallas) on NBC easily beat everything else on television Sunday night as […]

“60 MINUTES” REMAINS TIMELESS WINNER

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The highest-rated show on primetime television Sunday night was also the longest-running show on primetime television: CBS’s 60 Minutes. The magazine show attracted 7.58 million total viewers; nevertheless it ranked third among adults 18-49. The No. 1 show among younger viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour was a repeat of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos, […]

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