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RATINGS DOWN FOR ALL TV NETWORKS

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s still not clear to what extent continued electrical outages on the East Coast may be affecting television ratings. But the overnight numbers for the broadcast networks on Monday night were down across the board. That is particularly unfortunate for the networks given the fact that this is a sweeps month. Once again ABC’s Dancing […]

SMASHING RATINGS FOR THE VOICE; FOR SMASH, TOO

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s The Voice and Smash climbed appreciably on Monday with the talent contest drawing 16.3 million viewers (peaking in the second hour with 17 million) and the musical drama 7.9 million. That gave the struggling network another win for Monday night, with ABC coming in a distant second with 7.6 million viewers. CBS, […]

DVR GAINING POPULARITY

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to the DVR, Americans are spending more time in front of their TV sets than ever before, Nielsen Research observed on Wednesday. In a new study, Nielsen noted that DVR usage has grown from 1.6 percent in 2006 to nearly 8 percent in 2011 — 10 percent in the case of women 18-54. The […]

AND THE WINNER IS … ABC

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who tuned in to Sunday night’s Oscar telecast, the No. 1 program of the week. After the awards show and the […]

NBC’S DEBUT OF SMASH IS A HIT

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Smash produced solid ratings for NBC Monday night, even though they may have been something less than a smash. Going head-to-head against strong competitors — Hawaii 50 on CBS and Castle on ABC, Smash dominated with an average of 11.5 million viewers versus 9.8 million for Hawaii and 8.7 million for Castle, the lowest numbers […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN‘S RATINGS FALL AGAIN

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, CBS’s Two and a Half Men slipped in the ratings Monday night — this time by a whopping 12 percent — but it nevertheless remained the most-watched primetime show of the night on broadcast TV. Ratings for most network shows were up after taking a beating last week from the baseball playoffs. ABC’s […]

IDOL, DANCING DOMINATE RATINGS

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Fox’s American Idol and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars neared the final stretch, ratings for both shows continued to dominate the Nielsen ratings list last week. Some 23.05 million viewers watched the Wednesday performance edition of Idol, while 22.45 million watched the Thursday results show. Dancing with the Stars attracted 20.74 million on Monday […]

DANCING WITH THE STARS MAKES SOLID SEASON DEBUT

March 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing With the Stars returned for its 12 season Monday night, attracting an impressive 22.27 million viewers for the two-hour opener, down 8 percent from the 24.19 million viewers who tuned in to the 2010 season premiere. The big lead-in also boosted ratings for ABC’s Castle, which won the 10:00 p.m. hour with 12.70 […]

RATINGS STAR-HIGH FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars far outdistanced the competition Monday night (probably including Monday Night Football on ESPN, although no ratings for the telecast have yet been released; the games have averaged about 15 million viewers). Dancing dominated the first two hours of primetime as it averaged 20.38 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour […]

DANCING CONTEST PROBABLY BEAT THE FOOTBALL ONE

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are not yet in, but the telecast, which has been averaging more than 15 million viewers each week, apparently did not detract from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Monday night’s two-hour broadcast averaged a whopping 20.13 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour with 21.48 million. The game also […]

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