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RATINGS PLUNGE FOR TV TALENT CONTESTS

May 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for the penultimate week of the season were a virtual reflection of the season as a whole. Twelve of the top 20 shows of the week were broadcast by CBS. Of the eight that were not, six were talent contests — two hours each of Fox’s American Idol, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and […]

CNN’S AUDIENCE PLUMMETS AS BROADCAST NETWORKS’ SOARS

May 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A lot of people were watching television Tuesday night. The season finale of NCIS was the most watched, with 19.05 million viewers, according to final figures from Nielsen Research. Its sibling spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles captured 15.19 million viewers, despite airing opposite Dancing with the Stars with 13.23 million. America’s Got Talent, though down in […]

TALENT SHOWS NOT GOING OUT WITH A BANG

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week ought to have been the week when the big talent-contest shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, were trouncing everything in sight. To be sure, they still represented potent factors on the Nielsen ratings list, but they were no longer the force that they once had been. Indeed, the most-watched show of […]

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 […]

CBS AND FOX SPLIT RATINGS HONORS

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As usual, CBS was the most-watched television network last week, and its long-running drama NCIS was the most-watched television show. However, it came in second to Fox in the 18-49 age group, the demographic group that advertisers prefer. Back among the top-ten shows — this time without a football overrun to pump up its numbers […]

A SLAM DUNK RATINGS VICTORY FOR CBS

April 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s coverage of Kentucky’s victory over Kansas in the NCAA basketball championship was watched by more than 20 million viewers, making it the highest-rated show of the week. and giving the network a slam-dunk victory both in total adults and viewers 18-49 for the week. Once again Fox’s American Idol and ABC’s Dancing with the […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN CAUGHT IN SQUEEZE

April 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The competition on Monday night between the two popular talent contests Dancing with the Stars on ABC and The Voice on NBC, has claimed a victim — and its none of the contestants on either show. Rather, it’s CBS’s Two and a Half Men, which saw its ratings fall to their lowest level in the […]

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, […]

MARCH MADNESS TOPS THE VOICE, DWTS

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday night may now be regarded as the night when upwards of 25 million viewers tune in at 8:00 to either ABC’s Dancing with the Stars or NBC’s The Voice, and indeed, the latter show attracted 10.7 million viewers, while Dancing pulled in 16.5 million. Nevertheless, those two figures were overshadowed later in the evening […]

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