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FOR NBC, OLYMPICS WERE LIKE MUST-SEE-TV ALL OVER AGAIN

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

was down somewhat from the opening week, but by adding the Sunday wrap-up show London Gold to its schedule, the network managed to win the top eight positions on the Nielsen ratings list. The top spot went to Tuesday’s coverage, which drew 30.15 million viewers and scored an overall household rating of 17.6 and a […]

OLYMPICS RATINGS DROP; STILL DOMINANT

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers may have become overly saturated with the Olympics. Thursday night’s coverage on NBC saw its audience decrease a whopping 39 percent versus last Thursday night among viewers 18-49. Its 22.86 million total viewers was the lowest number yet for the 30th Summer Games. (One of the reasons for the lower viewer figures is that […]

RATINGS: THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE OLYMPICS

August 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

If a week had ten days, NBC’s Olympics coverage would have swept the entire list of the top ten positions on Nielsen’s weekly rating list. As if was, it took the top seven, with Tuesday’s telecast drawing the most viewers — 38.7 million and Thursday’s a close second with 36.8 million. CBS reruns filled the […]

EVEN WITH CURRY OUT, TODAY TUMBLES AGAINST GMA

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So it wasn’t Ann Curry after all, the latest Nielsen ratings for morning television appeared to suggest on Thursday. During the week before the Olympics — with Ann Curry out of the picture at the NBC morning show– ABC’s Good Morning America not only was rated No. 1 among total adults, as it had been […]

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 […]

BACHELORETTE FINALE WINS WEEK

July 25, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The season finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette was the top-rated show among the key 18-49 age group last week, but NBC’s summer stalwart America’s Got Talent remained the winner among total adults. Nielsen reported that the Tuesday edition of AGT attracted 10.17 million total viewers, well above the 8.86 million who watched The Bachelorette on […]

THURSDAY RATINGS PLUNGE ACROSS THE BOARD

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily Thursday is television’s biggest night of the week. It’s also the night when advertisers spend the most. But those advertisers will likely be unhappy with what they got for their money on Thursday of this week. as audiences declined across the board. ABC aired the live finale of its singing-competition series Duets but drew […]

ALL-STAR GAME A DECISIVE HIT FOR FOX

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last week’s Major League Baseball All Star Game helped lift Fox to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group and to second place among adults overall. CBS remained the most-watched network of the week, thanks to its summer reality series, Big Brother, and to solid rerun performances by its Thursday-night sitcom […]

RATINGS TAKE A DIVE OVER HOLIDAY WEEK

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A long, hot holiday week saw ratings slump across the board. Only one show, the live episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Monday, managed to draw more than 10 million viewers — and even its numbers were down from the show’s season’s average. The Fourth of July fireworks specials on NBC and CBS were […]

TODAY‘S RATINGS HAD RISEN WHEN CURRY WAS OUSTED

June 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Ann Curry was removed as co-host of the Today show at a time when ratings for the NBC morning show had retaken the lead from ABC’s Good Morning America, according to the latest morning numbers released today (Friday) by Nielsen Research. In fact, according to the audience trackers, Today had held the lead for four […]

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