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SMASHING RATINGS FOR THE VOICE; FOR SMASH, TOO

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s The Voice and Smash climbed appreciably on Monday with the talent contest drawing 16.3 million viewers (peaking in the second hour with 17 million) and the musical drama 7.9 million. That gave the struggling network another win for Monday night, with ABC coming in a distant second with 7.6 million viewers. CBS, […]

DVR GAINING POPULARITY

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to the DVR, Americans are spending more time in front of their TV sets than ever before, Nielsen Research observed on Wednesday. In a new study, Nielsen noted that DVR usage has grown from 1.6 percent in 2006 to nearly 8 percent in 2011 — 10 percent in the case of women 18-54. The […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN‘S RATINGS FALL AGAIN

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, CBS’s Two and a Half Men slipped in the ratings Monday night — this time by a whopping 12 percent — but it nevertheless remained the most-watched primetime show of the night on broadcast TV. Ratings for most network shows were up after taking a beating last week from the baseball playoffs. ABC’s […]

CBS LIBRARY COMING TO NETFLIX

February 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix on Tuesday took another step towards transforming itself from a company that rents movies and TV shows via the Internet, then sends them out by mai,l to a company that eliminates the mail service and streams them directly to customers. It signed a deal with CBS that will give subscribers online access to thousands […]

HAWAII FIVE-0 BOOKS SPOT FOLLOWING AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only has CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 emerged as the biggest new hit of the season, it now appears likely to increase its ratings even further following the network’s decision to give it the post-game position following the Jan. 23 AFC Championship football game. Last year the game attracted 46.9 million viewers. Currently Hawaii Five-0, which […]

TV VIEWING CONTINUES TO RISE

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite competition from the Internet, a myriad of videogame platforms, cheap DVD rentals via Netflix, RedBox, and video-on-demand, broadcast and cable viewing actually increased slightly in 2010, according to Nielsen Research. As reported in Sunday’s New York Times, the average American watched 34 hours of television programming a week, up about 1 percent from 2009. […]

VIEWERS FLEE NETWORKS’ RERUNS

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

All of the major broadcast networks aired a full schedule of reruns Monday night — and their ratings reflected that fact. (ESPN, of course, aired its high-rated Monday Night Football, but figures for the cable telecast were not immediately available. The game, however, was likely to attract almost as many viewers as the Big Four […]

CBS WINS NOVEMBER SWEEPS

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Daily Variety has projected CBS to be the winner among total viewers in the crucial November sweeps, which end tonight (Wednesday) and to tie with Fox among 18-49-year-old viewers. Easily the top-rated “show” of the month was NBC’s Sunday Night Football, while CBS and Fox each received impressive ratings for late-afternoon NFL telecasts on Sunday, […]

RATINGS STAR-HIGH FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars far outdistanced the competition Monday night (probably including Monday Night Football on ESPN, although no ratings for the telecast have yet been released; the games have averaged about 15 million viewers). Dancing dominated the first two hours of primetime as it averaged 20.38 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour […]

GIANTS WIN IN 5: BAD NEWS FOR FOX

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While there was considerable joy in fogville Monday night as the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since moving from New York more than a half century ago, executives of Fox were probably feeling as disappointed as fans of the Texas Rangers. Not only did the series end after just five games, cutting […]

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