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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 […]

IDOL NO LONGER INVULNERABLE

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s American Idol remained the No. 1 show among viewers 18-49 this week, but among total adults, it had to settle for second place on Tuesday night — beaten by CBS’s long-running NCIS, which drew 18.20 million viewers versus American Idol‘s 16.11 million, according to Nielsen Research. On Wednesday, Idol‘s total viewership numbers increased to […]

IDOL: RATINGS DOWN AGAIN BUT STILL POTENT

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night’s ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the second drew 19.4 million. The show did face some strong competition from the latest edition of Survivor (Survivor: One World), […]

FALLEN IDOL

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The season debut of Fox’s American Idol suffered its biggest year-to-year drop ever on Wednesday, dropping 17 percent to 21.6 million viewers versus 26.1 million for last season’s debut episode. It remained, however, the highest-rated show of the night. Its closest competition was CBS’s Criminal Minds at 9:00 p.m., which drew 12.8 million. CBS’s NCIS,, […]

MODERN FAMILY TOPS WEDNESDAY RATINGS

Modern Family

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Modern Family is giving ABC a potential foothold on Wednesday night. Now, all it has to do is find some additional programs that can benefit from its strong ratings. On Wednesday the show drew 12.9 million viewers and was the highest rated series on the air among total adults and adults 18-49. But the rest […]

X FACTOR‘S RATINGS OK — BUT NOTHING MORE

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The X Factor neither gained nor lost ground Wednesday night, as it continued to produce solid if not outstanding ratings. The first hour at 8:00 p.m. attracted 11.2 million viewers and beat CBS’s always-strong Survivor: South Pacific with 10.5 million viewers. On ABC, The Middle performed better-than-middlin’ with 9 million viewers while the new Suburgatory […]

THE X FACTOR DIPS IN SECOND WEEK

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its second outing, the U.S. edition of The X Factor on Fox dipped slightly in the ratings from its premiere but nevertheless was strong enough to give Fox another Wednesday-night victory among adults 18-49. Among total adults, Fox ran neck-and-neck with CBS. In the 8:00 p.m. hour, The X Factor drew 10.7 million viewers, […]

FOX FIRST AMONG YOUNG VIEWERS, LAST AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s highest-rated show among total adults last week was the Wednesday edition of So You Think You Can Dance, which came in at No. 23 in the overall weekly ratings. Nevertheless, among the key demographic group of adults 18-49, Fox was the top-rated network for the week, followed by CBS, which attracted far more overall […]

IDOL‘S RATINGS CONTINUE TO SOAR

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-hour performance edition of Fox’s American Idol Wednesday night utterly dominated the TV schedule as it averaged 23.04 million viewers — more than all of the other major networks combined. The talent contest — clearly unaffected by the departure of Simon Cowell — saw its audience rise to 24.36 million in the second hour. […]

FIRED CRIMINAL MINDS STARS REHIRED

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

In an unusual, if not unprecedented, turnaround, two stars of the CBS series Criminal Minds who were fired before the start of the current season, have been offered their jobs back, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Tuesday). One of them, A.J. Cook, has accepted and will return in May. The other, Paget Brewster, may […]

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