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VIEWERS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF WONDERFUL LIFE

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is certainly getting its money’s worth out of the old Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. After dusting it off on December 2 and attracting 4.15 million viewers, it offered it up again on December 24 and drew 5.62 million viewers, up from 4.6 million a year ago and 4.9 million in 2010. Despite […]

FOOTBALL NOT SO WONDERFUL FOR CLASSIC LIFE

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s annual roll-out of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life was no match for college football Saturday night. The Jimmy Stewart heartwarmer drew just 4.15 million viewers, down from 4.55 million last year, and was dead last in the ratings among the 18-49 age group. On the other hand, ABC averaged 4.81 million viewers […]

FOOTBALL CRUSHES XMAS COMPETITION

December 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage of the Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers game averaged 20.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. Because of the live nature of the game, that figure is almost certain to rise when final figures are released late today or tomorrow. The game overwhelmed just about everything else on television, which, […]

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 […]

WONDERFUL LIFE BEATS NARNIA ON TV

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise not only experienced light interest among U.S. moviegoers over the weekend (see separate item), but the earlier movie episode, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, barely produced a blip in the ratings Saturday night. Airing on ABC on a typically low-rated Saturday night, Narnia […]