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RNC CAN’T CRACK TOP 20 IN RATINGS

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So far as the individual broadcast networks were concerned, their expensive coverage of the Republican National Convention was pretty much a bust. No network managed to place a single night of convention coverage in the top 20. That list was dominated primarily by reruns, reality shows, and ABC’s Saturday Night Football. Once again, NBC’s America’s […]

CABLE MINISERIES CLAIMS WEEK’S TOP RATINGS

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

No program on broadcast television last week produced bigger ratings than Hatfields and McCoys, on cable’s History Channel. The three episodes of the miniseries took the three top places on Nielsen’s cable-ratings chart, with the third episode capturing 14.29 million viewers. By comparison, broadcast TV, which officially went into the summer rerun season last week, […]

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 […]

NCIS BEATS OUT TALENT CONTESTS

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s NCIS was back on top of the Nielsen ratings chart again last week, beating out such formidable competitors as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Fox’s American Idol and NBC’s The Voice. Its margin of victory was slight — and insignificant statistically. It drew 19.06 million viewers (an 11.9 rating and a 19 share) to […]

FOX HAILS ONE OF ITS BIGGEST WEEKS

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Needless to say, Fox TV, which drew the largest U.S. audience in TV history with this year’s Super Bowl telecast (111 million viewers) and cashed in afterwards with the post-game show and a special edition of Glee, was the top-rated TV network last week. As usual, it also clobbered the competition with two episodes of […]

NBC WINS FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER SEASON

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which became an industry laughing-stock during the regular season with the Leno-O’Brien fiasco and a schedule replete with critically reviled shows, easily won the final week of the summer season. It was certainly helped by its telecast of Sunday Night Football, which saw 23.1 million people tuning in for the N.Y. Giants/Indianapolis Colts contest. […]