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JON STEWART TOPS JAY LENO IN MAY

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart edged out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to become the No. 1 late-night talk show among adults 18-49 during May. According to Nielsen Research, Stewart averaged 1,344,000 viewers to Leno’s 1,340,000. That’s a difference of just 0.3 percent, statistically insignificant, but Comedy Central remarked that it […]

ALL NETWORKS (EXCEPT NBC) CLEAN UP DURING MAY SWEEPS

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

All major networks except struggling NBC had something to boast about as the May sweeps period came to an end. CBS once again attracted more viewers overall than any other network. But Fox finished No. 1 among adults 18-49, increasing its lead this year thanks to a huge surge of viewers for American Idol. (Final […]

RATINGS: EVERYBODY’S A WINNER (OR SO THEY SAY)

May 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Assessing their ratings results for last week, each of the major broadcast networks had something to brag about. For the first full week of the May sweeps. CBS could declare that it attracted more adult viewers than any other network. Fox could boast that it had the most 18-49-year-olds. ABC could trumpet that it had […]