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NBC TOPS RATINGS AGAIN

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s NCIS and its companion spin-off NCIS Los Angeles were the only scripted repeats to land in Nielsen’s top ten last week — a week that saw struggling NBC place four programs in that list — two editions of America’s Got Talent, preseason coverage of the Chargers-Cowboys game on Sunday Night Football, and the pre-kick […]

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 […]

BIN LADEN KILLING ANNOUNCEMENT DRAWS OBAMA’S BIGGEST RATINGS

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama drew his biggest audience ever Sunday night when 56.5 million viewers tuned in to watch his announcement that a U.S. Navy SEAL team had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The figure was more than twice the number who watched his March 28 speech on Libya — even though it did not begin […]

TELEVISION VIEWERS DROPPING OUT — BUT WHY?

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The overall television audience is growing older and is shrinking, according to a new study released today (Tuesday) by Nielsen Research. For the first time since 1992, Nielsen has found that the Household Universe Estimate has declined — to 114.7 million from 115.9 million a year earlier. It also found that the percentage of U.S. […]

ABC’S SECRET MILLIONAIRE REMAINS HOT ON SUNDAY

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC appears to have a solid new hit on Sundays with its new inspirational reality series, Secret Millionaire. In its second week, the show, which was cast off by Fox after so-so ratings in 2008, averaged 11.3 million viewers Sunday night — down just 10 percent from its premiere and winning the 8:00 p.m. hour, […]

SPANISH-LANGUAGE BEAUTY PAGEANT RIVALS ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ONES

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A reality beauty pageant airing weekly on Spanish-language Univision attracted nearly six million viewers Sunday — on par with the number of U.S. viewers who tuned in to the recent Miss America and Miss Universe pageants. Univision stations in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and Dallas attracted the highest ratings among 18-49 year-olds of any stations […]

WATSON TALLIES BIG RATINGS FOR JEOPARDY

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Watson, a Jeopardy contestant who was in fact an IBM computer, last week brought the syndicated game show its biggest audience since May of 2005 and boosted its ratings some 30 percent over the same week a year ago, according to Nielsen Research. Of the three nights that the computer fielded questions, Tuesday ranked highest. […]

ON TV, THERE’S FOOTBALL … AND EVERYTHING ELSE

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football continued to dominate the ratings Sunday night, as an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox (and the post-game show, The O.T.) captured 20.8 million viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour, and NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, averaged 19.1 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., according […]

BRISTOL ET AL LIFT RATINGS FOR DWTS FINALE

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The season finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars shoved aside NBC’s Sunday Night Football last week as the results show attracted a whopping 24.2 million viewers and the final performance show drew 23.7 million. Helped by the controversy over the weekly return of Bristol Palin despite low marks by the judges and flak from […]

CONAN CONTINUES TO BEAT JAY AMONG YOUNGER VIEWERS

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One year ago, during the week of Nov. 16-20, 2009, Conan O’Brien’s ratings (1.0) among 18-49-year-old viewers while he still hosted the Tonight show were better than Jay Leno’s (0.9) were during the week of Nov. 15=19, 2010, the web site TVByTheNumbers observed on Monday. That was the same margin that separated O’Brien — on […]

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