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FOOTBALL SCORES FINAL RATINGS VICTORY FOR 2011

January 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

What would NBC be without football? It closed out 2011 with its Sunday Night Football coverage of the contest between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants attracting 27.62 million viewers. But, after football, that was just about all she wrote for the struggling peacock in primetime. Its highest-rated nonsports show during last week […]

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 […]

CMA AWARDS DOMINATE WEDNESDAY RATINGS

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 45th annual Country Music Association Awards show drew 16.3 million viewers Wednesday night, improving its ratings over last year by 2 percent and giving ABC a rare win on a Wednesday night. The strong performance sucked viewers away from other shows — in particular, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, ordinarily its highest-rated non-football show. […]

NOBODY WATCHES TV ON SATURDAY — WANNA BET?

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who says there’s no audience for television shows on Saturdays? Demonstrating that massive numbers will tune in if they’re given something appealing to watch, CBS’s college football telecast — LSU vs. Alabama — attracted 20.01 million viewers, making it the highest-rated college football game since 2006. To be sure, NBC’s Sunday Night Football ranked higher. […]

LAW & ORDER ROILED BY SEX CASE

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Law & Order: SVU, which focuses on sex crimes, often relies on real life crimes currently in the news for its scripts, homing in on the victims of those crimes. (“SVU” stands for “Special Victims Unit.”) But what happens when the victim in a torn-from-the-headlines episode changes her story? As it turns out, such was […]

LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES MAKES SOLID DEBUT

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC drew solid numbers Wednesday night for the series debut of Law & Order: Los Angeles, which attracted 10.52 million viewers in the 10:00 p.m. time slot, to edge out CBS’s new drama The Defenders with 10.38 million. The opening episode of the NBC series even topped lead-in Law & Order: SVU, which drew 9.25 […]