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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRO BOWL RATINGS DA KINE

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Scheduling the much-maligned Pro Bowl game (it’s generally regarded as a Hawaiian holiday gift to the players at the end of the season) before the Super Bowl instead of after has certainly paid off for the television networks that take turns carrying it. The 2010 and 2011 games each drew 12.3 million viewers. This year’s […]

CBS WEARS TWO RATINGS CROWNS

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS was not only the most-watched network among total adults last week — a standing that it usually maintains — but it was also the most-watched among viewers 18-49, a standing that often eludes it. Nevertheless, the No. 1 show for the week remained NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The New York Giants/Dallas Cowboys matchup attracted […]

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