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THE VOICE AGAIN LIFTS NBC

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks in large measure to the continued ratings rise of The Voice, NBC was the only broadcast network to post higher ratings last week than it did during the comparable week a year ago. CBS, although remaining the leader among both total adults and the key 18-49 age group, nevertheless was down 13 percent from […]

TOP TEN SHOWS WEEK OF MAY 5-12

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. NCIS, CBS, 11.1/18; 2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 9.9/17; 3. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 8.5/13; 4. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 8.4/13; 5. Person of Interest, CBS, 8.0/13; 6. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 7.9/13; 7. The Voice, NBC, 7.3/11; […]

SAME TOP TEN SHOWS — BUT MORE VIEWERS

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The list of the top ten television shows for last week was virtually identical to the previous week’s list — although there was a noticeable increase in the number of viewers among most of them. The No. 1 show, CBS’s NCIS, attracted 18.3 million viewers this week, versus 17.3 million during the prior week. No. […]

SUPER BOWL DELAY SHEDS A LITTLE DARKNESS ON THE RATINGS

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to that 34-minute delay due to an electrical outage at the New Orleans Superdome — cause: still unknown — CBS can now claim the record for the most viewers during primetime (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays) in history. The reason is that during previous Super Bowl nights, the post-game “special episode” always […]

ARMSTRONG’S ENDORSEMENT DAYS APPEAR OVER

January 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nielsen, best known for its TV ratings research, also assigns an “N-Score” to public personalities, which helps advertisers make selections for the stars of their TV ads and for media endorsements. On Monday it noted that disgraced bicycle champ Lance Armstrong’s N-Score had dropped from 137 (during Nielsen’s last survey in November 2012) to 29 […]

RATINGS FADE FOR PRO-BOWL TELECAST

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As football telecasts go, the annual Pro Bowl game has never grabbed big ratings. Sunday’s contest was no exception, as the contest averaged 9.9 million viewers, peaking in the 8:00 p.m. hour with 12.1 million, but fizzling to 7.1 million by the time the 10:00 p.m. hour came around, when it was overtaken by CBS’s […]

IDOL DOWN A BIT; KIMMEL UP A LOT

January 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

With 15.3 million viewers tuning in, Thursday’s edition of American Idol was down a tad from last week’s 8:00 p.m. (first) hour. Glee, which followed on Fox, drew some of its best numbers of the season, coming in second among the 18-49 age group and third among total viewers (6.9 million). The two shows aired […]

FOOTBALL, NCIS PROPEL CBS TO BIG RATINGS WIN

January 23, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

It may have paled in comparison with the 57.6 million viewers who tuned in to last year’s NFC Championship game, which aired in primetime during the comparable weekend, but Sunday night’s audience of 47.71 million for the AFC Championship was nevertheless the biggest audience for any television program since last year’s Super Bowl. Coming in […]

TV AD BIZ REVVED UP IN 2012

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Television again captured the lion’s share of spending on advertising from January to September 2012, according to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report, released today (Wednesday). According to the report, TV advertising was up 4.3 percent worldwide during the period, up from 3.1 percent for the first half of the year. Television accounted for 61.8 […]

FOR NBC, THE STRUGGLE RETURNS

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NFL football again scored first place in the ratings last week — but NBC didn’t carry it. The Green Bay Packers/San Francisco 49ers NFC playoff was broadcast by Fox, and it attracted 30.89 million viewers. NBC also didn’t have The Voice to prop up its ratings, either. In fact, aside from its coverage of the […]

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