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RATINGS SINK ON SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a quiet Sunday before Christmas, with only football posting decent numbers and everything else (mostly reruns) virtually ignored. NBC’s Sunday Night Football (San Francisco vs Seattle) averaged 15.38 million viewers, but that was down 33.7 percent from the previous week when viewership soared to 23.2 million. Earlier in the evening, an overrun of […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MAKES COME-FROM-BEHIND MOVE

December 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football were back to where they were a year ago — and then some — as 23.2 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. Two weeks ago the media agency Carat observed that SNF had seen a 2 percent drop […]

RATINGS GIANTS TO COMBINE

December 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For decades, the Arbitron ratings have been to the radio industry what the Nielsen ratings have been to the television industry — the standard source for audience measurement. Now, if regulators approve, there will be only a single source for both radio and TV: Nielsen. The New York-based company said today (Tuesday) that it had […]

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. […]

THANKSGIVING — A TIME FOR TURKEY AND FOOTBALL

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a feast for football over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, NBC’s telecast of the Patriots/Jets game averaged 15.9 million viewers. (Earlier an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox drew 17.9 million viewers.) College football (Notre Dame/USC) on Saturday dominated the ratings as the ABC coverage averaged 15.9 million viewers. The combined audience of […]

NBC WINS NOVEMBER RATINGS SWEEPS

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC had to share the No. 1 position among the 18-49 age group on the weekly Nielsen ratings chart with CBS last week, but nevertheless it remained on top for the eighth consecutive week. It also won its first November Sweep since 2003. Pretty good for a network that had seemed mired in last place […]

NBC HAS ITS BEST SEASON START IN TEN YEARS

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC dominated the ratings among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week last week — the first time it has done so since the Must-See-TV days of 2002 when its Thursday night comedy lineup and ER dominated the Nielsen top ten. However, while the network overwhelms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, thanks primarily to Sunday […]

OBAMA MAY BENEFIT FROM HUGE RATINGS FOR SECOND DEBATE (Update)

October 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Some 37.4 million viewers watched Tuesday night’s debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on the major broadcast networks, according to overnight Nielsen data. The figure does not include cable TV channels that also carried the debate. (The Democratic polling firm PPP found that a quarter of viewers in Colorado, regarded as a […]

RATINGS: PALIN WAS A BIGGER DRAW THAN RYAN

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sarah Palin was a bigger draw than Paul Ryan. That is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from overnight Nielsen ratings for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. With Congressman Ryan seated opposite Vice President Joe Biden, the debate drew 51.4 million viewers across 12 networks. When Biden faced Palin in the 2008 debate 69.4 million […]

NBC AGAIN TRIUMPHS ON MONDAY AMONG YOUNGER VIEWERS

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was another rigorous ratings battle between ABC, NBC and CBS Monday night, with ABC winning it among total viewers; NBC, among younger viewers; and CBS placing second in both categories. Two hours of Dancing with the Stars and an hour of Castle made ABC the most-watched network with an average of 12.41 million viewers. […]

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