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IDOL PERFORMANCE FINALE DOWN 29% FROM LAST YEAR

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The final title competition on Fox’s American Idol attracted 11.57 million viewers Wednesday night, and while that was well below previous performance finales — it was off 29 percent from just a year ago — it was nevertheless enough to draw the biggest audience of the night among total adults and set up a strong […]

X FACTOR FINALE SCORES STRONG RATINGS

December 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The season finale of Fox’s The X Factor drew 9.6 million viewers Thursday night and finished at No. 1 among the 18-49 age group, down only slightly from last year’s overnight figures. The winner turned out to be Tate Stevens, a likable country singer who had made a living laying asphalt and who, unlike most […]

FIVE SHOWS COMPRISE TV’S TOP TEN

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten broadcast TV shows last week were actually five, given the fact that all of them, with the exception of ABC’s Modern Family placed at least two episodes on the list. The season finale of Fox’s American Idol — the results show in which Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner — was the […]

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES GOES OUT A WINNER

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The two-hour series finale of ABC’s Desperate Housewives Sunday night averaged 11.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. And while that wound up as the highest-rated show of the night, the ratings for it paled in comparison with those for early episodes of the season that regular drew 20 million or more viewers and […]

X FACTOR FINALE: IT WAS NO AMERICAN IDOL

December 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Rival networks probably concluded months ago that Thursday night’s season finale of The X Factor would attract a huge audience, and they therefore programmed mostly reruns opposite it. But that was when producer/judge Simon Cowell was predicting that regular episodes of the talent show would attract 20 million viewers or more and when Fox was […]

X FACTOR CLOSING WITH BIG — BUT NOT GREAT — NUMBERS

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Its numbers were only a fraction of those for a finale of American Idol, but the final performance episode of The X Factor‘s first season attracted 10.5 million viewers in its first hour Wednesday night and 12.3 million in its second, winning the night for Fox. Everything else on network television looked mostly unimpressive. NBC […]

DID SURVIVOR BEAT FOOTBALL? MAYBE

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overnight ratings for Sunday night were thrown into confusion today (Monday) after an afternoon NFL game on CBS ran more than 30 minutes into primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones. CBS initially claimed a win for the night, citing strong ratings out of the game for 60 Minutes plus a solid performance by […]

DANCING WALTZES OFF WITH RATINGS VICTORY

November 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Dancing with the Stars’s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode — Tuesday’s results show — landed on Nielsen’s separate list for adults 18-49 — at No. 8. (Each episode drew nearly identical numbers of viewers — about […]

OPRAH: BIG ON TV, BIGGER ONLINE

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all the regular TV shows broadcast this year, none was more talked about on the Internet than Oprah Winfrey’s final telecast last week. According to Long Island-based research firm General Sentiment, the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show generated more online discussion even than the finale of American Idol earlier in the week. […]

OPRAH’S FINALE: BIGGEST RATINGS SINCE 1994

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nielsen will not release final figures for another two weeks — ratings for syndicated television shows are traditionally delayed that long — but preliminary ratings for Wednesday’s finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show indicate that the show may have attracted around 18 million viewers. If so, that would have been the talk-show’s biggest audience since […]

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