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BIG WEEK FOR NETWORK TV

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A lot of people were watching TV last week. All but three of the top ten shows drew audiences of 15 million or more, and the three that did not were close behind. As usual, NBC’s Monday Night Football remained No. 1 as the Philadelphia Eagles/Dallas Cowboys matchup drew an average of 20.42 million viewers. […]

FOX NEWS THE MOST-WATCHED CHANNEL IN OCTOBER

November 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time since 2005 when its audience was lifted by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Fox News Channel became the No. 1 basic cable network in primetime among total viewers in October, averaging 3.36 million viewers. Its highest-rated show continued to be The O’Reilly Factor, which averaged 3.92 million viewers, followed by Hannity […]

RATINGS FOR MNF DROP

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN’s Monday Night Football may have continued to rank as the No. 1 series on cable television in 2011, but ratings were down significantly from last year, particularly when the final games of the season were compared, according to Nielsen data compiled by Multichannel News. In its sixth season on ESPN, the 17 NFL games […]

NFL FOOTBALL: TOO MANY PLAYERS?

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after a significant drop in the ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football was reported, the New York Post is now saying that overall ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are down roughly 10 percent for the season. The problem may be that ESPN is being forced to air unappealing games, the Post observed, […]

FEAR STRIKES OUT AGAINST MEN

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Two and a Half Men continued to produce commanding numbers Monday night, despite competition from the return of Fear Factor, which gave NBC the best ratings it has enjoyed on that night in years. The sitcom, which stars Ashton Kutcher, attracted 14.7 million men, making it the highest-rated show of the night on broadcast […]

MNF DRAWS 16.8 MILLION VIEWERS

November 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast drew an average of more than 16.8 million viewers, Nielsen Research said on Wednesday. The game, in which the Chicago Bears defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 30-24, topped not only everything else offered on cable TV — but on broadcast TV as well. (The highest-rated broadcast television show on Monday was […]

HANK WILLIAMS JR. WRITES THEME SONG FOR HIS FANS

October 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

ESPN’s Monday Night Football may be without a Hank Williams Jr. theme song but Williams has created a theme for like-minded conservatives that has quickly been downloaded by 200,000 of them. “This country sure as hell has gone down the drain / We know what we need. We know who to blame,” Williams sings. As […]

ESPN “FIRES” HANK WILLIAMS JR. OVER OBAMA COMMENT

October 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

ESPN on Monday yanked Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are You Ready for Football?” opener from its Monday Night Football telecast after Williams earlier in the day likened President Obama to Hitler. The company issued a statement saying, “While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company […]

RIVALS GANG UP ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday Night Football on ESPN was thrown for a loss this week as broadcast rivals Two and a Half Men on CBS and Dancing with the Stars on ABC combined with Comedy Central’s Charlie Sheen roast on cable to draw audiences away from the usual Monday-night powerhouse. That is not to say that ESPN’s season […]

ESPN RENEWS DEAL WITH NFL — FOR $15.2 BILLION

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Get set for another increase in cable subscription fees. ESPN has negotated an eight-year extension of its broadcast-rights deal with the NFL at $1.9 billion a year — or $15.2 billion over the eight years. The deal extends the current deal, which runs through 2013 but which costs ESPN $1.1 billion a year — 73 […]

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