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RATINGS PLUNGE FOR TV TALENT CONTESTS

May 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for the penultimate week of the season were a virtual reflection of the season as a whole. Twelve of the top 20 shows of the week were broadcast by CBS. Of the eight that were not, six were talent contests — two hours each of Fox’s American Idol, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and […]

GREY’S ANATOMY RETURNS, TOPS PRIMETIME ON THURSDAY

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The return of an all-new episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy after the show’s nearly two-month absence attracted more than 12 million viewers on Thursday and was the highest-rated show of the night, according to overnight figures from Nielsen Research. In fact, ABC performed quite strongly throughout the night, landing in first place among viewers 18-49. […]

ABC BECOMES NO. 1-RATED NETWORK

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Three installments of Dancing with the Stars helped put ABC on top of the Nielsen ratings for the first time this season (excluding the week of the Oscars). Three other ABC shows landed in the Nielsen top ten as well, Body of Proof, Better With You and Grey’s Anatomy. It was a first-time appearance in […]

WIPEOUT KNOCKS OVER CBS’S TOP COMEDIES

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s reality show Wipeout took on CBS’s comedy hits The Big Bang Theory and $#!? My Dad Says Thursday night, and, for the second week in a row, wiped them out in the ratings — certainly among adults 18-49. Wipeout attracted 10.65 million viewers while the two comedies averaged 10.30 million, but its numbers were […]

NETFLIX AND DISNEY TEAM UP

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Episodes from past seasons of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and the entire saga of Lost will be available on Netflix’s streaming service, thanks to a deal between the online video renter and the Walt Disney Co. that was announced Wednesday. While several other ABC shows will be be making their debut on the service, […]

SHATNER’S RATINGS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE $#!?

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of CBS’s $#!? My Dad Says probably said that about Thursday night’s ratings for the show. According to overnight Nielsen’s the show, which stars William Shatner, drew 9.78 million viewers, after launching three weeks ago with 12.58 million and dropping to 10.43 million last week. Nevertheless, the show remained in first place in its […]

THE 2009-2010 SEASON IS OVER

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The last full week of the 2009-2010 broadcast season was won by ABC, an also-ran through most of the season, among adults 18-49 and by CBS among viewers overall. ABC was helped by a full slate of season finales, including the series finale of Lost on Sunday night. The official end of the season comes […]