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RATINGS SHOW: AMERICA’S READY FOR FOOTBALL

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The football season was ushered in with a roar Thursday night as a special edition of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the Green Bay Packers against the New Orleans Saints drew 24.5 million viewers (peaking in the 9:00 p.m. half hour with 27.6 million) and a 14.4 rating/23 share — more viewers than those tuning […]

NIELSEN: SUPER BOWL XLV SMASHED RATINGS RECORD

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest ratings update on Monday, Nielsen Media Research confirmed that Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV telecast has become the most-watched U.S. television program of all time. The newest preliminary figures indicate that the Fox telecast averaged 111.01 million viewers, versus 106.48 for last year’s game, an increase of 4.25 percent. Sunday’s game, in which […]

SUPER BOWL AUDIENCE MAY EXCEED 2010’S

February 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television program in U.S. history; this year’s may even be bigger. In a poll conducted for the Hollywood Reporter by Penn Shoen Berland, 78 percent of respondents said that they plan to watch Sunday’s telecast, an increase of 6 percent from 2010 and 10 percent from 2009. […]

CBS AGAIN DOMINATES WEEKLY RATINGS

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 50.55 million viewers tuned in to CBS’s telecast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while Nielsen did not include the primetime runover from 7:00 p.m. to 7:48 p.m. in its primetime ratings for the week, it did include the 12-minute postgame […]

30.3 MILLION TUNE IN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television executives have all but written off Saturday in their program planning, so small are the audiences for shows on that night. But others have pointed out that Saturday once attracted some of television’s biggest audiences, and indeed NBC’s telecast of Saturday’s New York Jets/Indianapolis Colts contest, won by a Jets’ field goal as time […]

MNF MOVES THE GOAL POST

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time ever, a weekly sports telecast appears to have a lock on first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Indeed, the audience for NBC’s Sunday Night Football appears to be growing each week — with Sunday night’s Week 7 contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers averaging 25.7 million […]

NBC’S NFL COVERAGE SETS 14-YEAR RATINGS RECORD

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursday night’s NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints turned out to be the highest rated primetime game broadcast by any network in 14 years and the highest-rated regular season game ever broadcast on NBC, according to Nielsen Research. Some 27.5 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched regular-season […]