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NBC CLAIMS TOP FIVE RATINGS SPOTS

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympic Games accounted for only three nights of the Nielsen weekly ratings for last week, and they grabbed the top three rankings. Next week, no doubt, they’ll take over the top seven. Friday’s telecast of the opening ceremony attracted 40.65 million viewers. By contrast, the top non-Olympics show of the […]

FIVE SHOWS COMPRISE TV’S TOP TEN

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten broadcast TV shows last week were actually five, given the fact that all of them, with the exception of ABC’s Modern Family placed at least two episodes on the list. The season finale of Fox’s American Idol — the results show in which Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner — was the […]

IDOL RATINGS PLUMMET — STILL NO. 1

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even with its ratings way down from where they once were, Fox’s American Idol, with three hours landing in the Nielsen top ten, gave the network a victory among the demographic that advertisers like to target — adults 18-49. The reason may have been that the competition’s shows were also way down from where they […]

CBS AND FOX SPLIT RATINGS HONORS

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As usual, CBS was the most-watched television network last week, and its long-running drama NCIS was the most-watched television show. However, it came in second to Fox in the 18-49 age group, the demographic group that advertisers prefer. Back among the top-ten shows — this time without a football overrun to pump up its numbers […]

TWO SHOWS TIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN RATINGS AGAIN

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second week in a row — and the first time in memory — the same two shows tied for first place in the Nielsen ratings. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and CBS’s NCIS each attracted 18 million total adult viewers. Fox’s American Idol was close on their heels with 17.9 million viewers. Overall, […]

WORST EVER DEBUT FOR AN NBC COMEDY

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, it would seem, just can’t catch a break. Although its new comedy Bent received decent reviews, it was watched by just 2.57 million viewers on Wednesday. Among the key 18-49 age group, it drew the lowest ratings for any in-season comedy premiere ever. The result was fuel for headline punsters’ pens. “Bent Out of […]

ROCK CENTER CRUMBLES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams outdraws nearly all of NBC’s primetime programs despite being broadcast at a time when far fewer viewers make up the total TV audience, Williams’s Rock Center continues to flop in primetime. Wednesday night’s edition attracted just 2.61 million viewers, which not only was a low for the series, […]

THE VOICE BEATS AMERICAN IDOL — AGAIN

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s American Idol is no longer the top-rated talent contest on the air. NBC’s The Voice is. For the fifth time in the last six weeks, The Voice came out on top among viewers 18-49, the age group that advertisers primarily spend their money on. Idol, however, led among total adults — counting 18.69 million […]

AND THE WINNER IS … ABC

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who tuned in to Sunday night’s Oscar telecast, the No. 1 program of the week. After the awards show and the […]

ABC MOVING IN ON NBC IN MORNING AND EARLY EVENING

August 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

While NBC has struggled for years as generally the last-place network in primetime, it has remained dominant in two other time periods, the morning, with the Today show, and in the early evening, with NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Now, it’s under siege in those periods as well. Earlier this week Nielsen Research reported […]

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