Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES RECORD OPENER

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An average of 23 million viewers tuned in to NBC to watch the first Sunday Night Football game (actually played on Sunday) of the season, which, if the overnight numbers hold up, would make it the most-watched SNF telecast ever — up 3 percent over last year’s record for a season opener. Actually, because overnight […]

WONDERFUL LIFE BEATS NARNIA ON TV

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise not only experienced light interest among U.S. moviegoers over the weekend (see separate item), but the earlier movie episode, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, barely produced a blip in the ratings Saturday night. Airing on ABC on a typically low-rated Saturday night, Narnia […]

POWER FAILURE HALTS NFL TELECAST

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two power outages at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey disrupted Fox’s coverage of the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game during the third quarter on Sunday — and halted play, once for about three minutes, then for 12 minutes, while stadium engineers worked to restore the stadium’s lighting. But once up, the network’s expensive […]

SUNDAY FOOTBALL DOMINATES RATINGS

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again football utterly dominated Sunday night’s ratings with an overrun of CBS’s coverage of the Tennessee Titans-Dallas Cowboys matchup recording a massive 22.43 million viewers, a result that will send ratings analysts checking for records. Meanwhile the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football drew an average of […]

NBC’S NFL COVERAGE SETS 14-YEAR RATINGS RECORD

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursday night’s NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints turned out to be the highest rated primetime game broadcast by any network in 14 years and the highest-rated regular season game ever broadcast on NBC, according to Nielsen Research. Some 27.5 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched regular-season […]