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RATINGS PLUMMET FOR WALTERS’S MOST FASCINATING

December 15, 2011 by · 14 Comments 

Maybe it was just a case of the 2011 most fascinating celebrities being less fascinating than those of 2010, but Barbara Walters’s annual The Ten Most Fascinating People of the year saw a 23-percent ratings plunge Wednesday night. While last year’s list included Tiger Woods, Sandra Bullock, LeBron James, the cast of Jersey Shore, Jennifer […]

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 […]

RATINGS: NETWORKS SERVE LEFT-OVER TURKEY

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The week following the Thanksgiving holiday saw a peculiar shift in the Nielsen ratings. To be sure, there was the expected lineup of football telecasts in the top ten, with NBC’s Sunday Night Football taking the No. 1 spot as usual as it attracted 18.9 million viewers. Taking the No. 2 spot with even more […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THROWN FOR A LOSS

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s Sunday Night Football still ruled, but its total audience for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints drew 13.7 million viewers, a huge number by normal standards, but when judged against most other SNF results recently, a huge disappointment. It was down 18 percent from the year-ago contest between the […]

MARKET SOARS; MEDIA STOCKS SOAR HIGHER

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dow Jones Average rose 490 points on Wednesday — up 4.2 percent — but many media stocks soared even higher. While none of them were directly affected by the major driving forces of the upsurge — an increase in hiring by private businesses in the U.S.; word that central banks will cooperate to find […]

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 […]

X FACTOR HELPS GIVE FOX WIN IN NOVEMBER SWEEPS

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have lived up to expectations — particularly Simon Cowell’s expectations — but The X Factor was being credited with helping to lift Fox’s ratings among the key demographic group of 18-49 year-olds 15 percent above last November and giving the network a win in that category in the November sweeps period. It […]

MODERN FAMILY TOPS WEDNESDAY RATINGS

Modern Family

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Modern Family is giving ABC a potential foothold on Wednesday night. Now, all it has to do is find some additional programs that can benefit from its strong ratings. On Wednesday the show drew 12.9 million viewers and was the highest rated series on the air among total adults and adults 18-49. But the rest […]

ABC: A CONTENDER AGAIN?

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC, a ratings also-ran except during Academy Awards week, became a strong contender last week as it posted its best ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 demographic in moire than two years. The result was attributed to strong performances from its two editions of Dancing with the Stars, improved numbers for the Country […]

X FACTOR, BONES AID FOX FOLLOWING SERIES

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the World Series out of the picture, ratings for network programs returned to normal Thursday night. Fox’s The X Factor returned to the top at 8:00 p.m. with a results episode that drew 11.7 million viewers (virtually identical to Wednesday’s performance episode). That helped boost ratings for the season debut of Bones, which followed […]

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