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MNF DRAWS 80 PERCENT OF VIEWERS IN NEW ORLEANS

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This week’s Monday Night Football telecast of the New Orleans Saints-Atlanta Falcons game was watched by a massive 80 percent of all television viewers in New Orleans, according to Nielsen figures. The game was carried by both the local NBC affiliate, WDSU-TV, and on cable’s ESPN. (Local stations are permitted to carry ESPN and NFL […]

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 […]

NBC RATINGS CHAMP AGAIN

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With 24 million viewers tuning in to the game itself and another 17 million watching the “Pre-Kickoff” telecast, Sunday Night Football gave NBC its second consecutive ratings victory among the key 18-49 demographic last week, according to Nielsen Research. The network didn’t have a single scripted show in Nielsen’s top 25 and only The Biggest […]

MONDAY BECOMES BIGGEST NIGHT FOR TV VIEWING

November 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday, it seems, is turning out to be the biggest night of the week for TV viewing. While ABC’s Dancing with the Stars remained on top with more than 20 million viewers, sibling cable outfit ESPN was showing solid ratings for its coverage of Monday Night Football. The game, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the […]

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 […]

BASKETBALL GETS BIG TIP-OFF ON ESPN

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not just football that is generating enormous ratings growth for ESPN. According to Nielsen, the Disney-owned sports cable network has averaged 2,546,000 viewers over six NBA telecasts — up 74 percent versus the first six NBA telecasts last season. Nielsen also noted that last Wednesday’s Kia NBA Countdown averaged 1,232,000 viewers on ESPN, making […]

GLEE-FULLY, FOX TAKES OVER FIRST PLACE

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for last week’s World Series may have fallen to near-record levels for Fox, but, combined with solid numbers for the hit new series Glee, with its “Rocky Horror Show” episode, the long-running The OT, and a Halloween-themed episode of Raising Hope, Fox dominated among total adults and adults 18-49. Each of the other major […]

DANCING CONTEST PROBABLY BEAT THE FOOTBALL ONE

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are not yet in, but the telecast, which has been averaging more than 15 million viewers each week, apparently did not detract from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Monday night’s two-hour broadcast averaged a whopping 20.13 million viewers, peaking in the final half-hour with 21.48 million. The game also […]

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GOING MOBILE

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a controversial move, ESPN is making its Monday Night Football telecasts available live online to anyone who can prove they’re a Time Warner Cable subscriber. In reporting the move, today’s (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal observed that broadcast and cable networks have rarely put their programs online at the same time they are broadcast “and […]

DANCING DANCES AWAY WITH HONORS AGAIN

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dancing with the Stars continued to dominate Monday night’s ratings on broadcast TV, attracting 19.29 million viewers for the evening, peaking in the final half-hour with 20.55 million. The show faced strong competition, including ESPN’s Monday Night Football on cable, whose ratings will be released later today (Tuesday), but which has been averaging 15 million […]

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