Saturday, December 14, 2019

APPLE CEO APPEARS TO CONFIRM: AN APPLE TV SET IS COMING

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple chief Tim Cook has left little doubt that the company plans to introduce a cutting-edge television set in the near future. In an interview Thursday night on NBC’s Rock Center, Cook said, “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by […]

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 […]

WILL NETWORKS BE COVERING THE RNC OR ISAAC?

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The anchors of the three major evening newscasts — Brian Williams of NBC, Diane Sawyer of ABC, and Scott Pelley of CBS — are set to command the troops of network reporters who will be covering the Republican and Democratic conventions beginning next week. None of them will be covering the opening night of the […]

IS NBC NEWS SHILLING FOR NBC OLYMPICS?

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News is being taken to task for devoting an unprecedented amount of coverage on its newscasts to the Olympic Games as its associated network entertainment, cable and Internet siblings blanket the games with coverage of every event. “There’s no excuse for this,” Andrew Tyndall, publisher of the Tyndall Report, which tracks network news, told […]

ALL-STAR GAME A DECISIVE HIT FOR FOX

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last week’s Major League Baseball All Star Game helped lift Fox to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group and to second place among adults overall. CBS remained the most-watched network of the week, thanks to its summer reality series, Big Brother, and to solid rerun performances by its Thursday-night sitcom […]

NCIS BACK ON TOP OF RATINGS HEAP

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NCIS returned to the top of the Nielsen list as the most-watched show last week, eclipsing the top talent contests such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and The Voice, even as they neared the end of the season. The drama, which drew 17.6 million viewers, helped CBS win the week among total adult […]

DWTS, IDOL BATTLE FOR NO. 1

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Their numbers may have looked battered compared with previous years, but ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s American Idol dominated the Nielsen ratings chart last week as they headed into the stretch. Monday night’s DWTS claimed the top status with a total of 17.62 million viewers, followed by the Wednesday edition of Idol with […]

TWO SHOWS TIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN RATINGS AGAIN

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second week in a row — and the first time in memory — the same two shows tied for first place in the Nielsen ratings. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and CBS’s NCIS each attracted 18 million total adult viewers. Fox’s American Idol was close on their heels with 17.9 million viewers. Overall, […]

ROCK CENTER CRUMBLES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams outdraws nearly all of NBC’s primetime programs despite being broadcast at a time when far fewer viewers make up the total TV audience, Williams’s Rock Center continues to flop in primetime. Wednesday night’s edition attracted just 2.61 million viewers, which not only was a low for the series, […]

IDOL DOWN BUT STILL AT THE TOP

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox added an additional night of American Idol to its lineup last week and, along with a strong finish for its Daytona 500 coverage, was thereby able to claim the top spot on the Nielsen ratings list among viewers 18-49, while CBS nabbed the victory for total adults, with NCIS once again holding the top […]

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