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MIKE AND MOLLY SINKS TO SERIES LOW AS IT B[L]OWS OUT SEASON

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Mike and Molly turned out to be another victim of the Oklahoma tornado as the delayed season finale of the show, titled “Windy City,” drew just 7.79 million viewers, a series low. That it was scheduled amidst an entire lineup of reruns on CBS was likely responsible for a 25 percent drop-off from its […]

LIBERACE MOVIE A HIT FOR HBO

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Aided by solid reviews earlier in the week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it participated in the competition, director Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra produced the highest ratings for an HBO original movie in nine years. The first screening of the movie attracted 2.4 million viewers; a second, immediately afterwards, attracted an additional 1.1 […]

RATINGS FOR THE VOICE TURN NO HEADS

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice appears to be on the verge of becoming the latest talent contest to be hit by exiting viewers. It dropped to its lowest ratings ever Monday night, giving NBC executives another reason to fret. The Voice is the network’s highest-rated entertainment series and when it’s on, it often keeps NBC out of the […]

RATINGS FOR THE VOICE TURN NO HEADS

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice appears to becoming the latest talent contest to be hit by exiting viewers. It dropped to its lowest ratings ever Monday night, giving NBC executives another reason to fret. The Voice is the network’s highest-rated entertainment series and when it’s on, it often keeps NBC out of the ratings cellar. On Monday night […]

GOOD MORNING AMERICA NOW WELL AHEAD OF TODAY

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With the winners of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars featured as guests on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, the morning show beat NBC’s Today show by the widest margin since May 18, 1994 — 1.6 million viewers. It also ranked as the No. 1 show last week — the 39th week in a row […]

CBS WINS 18-49 DEMO CROWN: FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since the 1991-92 season, CBS has wrapped up the current (2012-13) season with the lead in the key 18-49 age group. It also led among total viewers as well, as it had in 10 of the previous 11 years, its average boosted this year by its coverage of the Super Bowl […]

FOX’S AMERICAN IDOL FINALE COLLAPSES IN RATINGS

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

How the mighty has fallen — Fox’s American Idol, that is. For most of its history, the season finale of the talent contest has drawn more viewers than any regular weekly TV show, averaging around 30 million viewers. In 2003, the season finale peaked with 38.1 million. By last year it was down to 21.5 […]

RATINGS PLUMMET FOR SEASON/SERIES FINALES

May 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the most part, season and series finales aren’t the big deal that they once were. That certainly seemed to be the case on Monday. On CBS the series final of Rules of Engagement and the season finale of Hawaii Five-0 were each down double digits from last year. On ABC, the performance finale of […]

EUROVISION FINALE DRAWS 125 MILLION VIEWERS

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The finale of the Eurovision 2013 talent contest, staged this year in Malmö, Sweden, attracted an audience of about 125 million. Rarely has the contest launched the career of a new performer (although several used-to-bes regularly are selected as contestants), and it is often roundly lampooned on comedy shows throughout Europe. This year’s winner was […]

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS SOAR IN RATINGS

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

He was roundly booed after performing twice and receiving two awards, but Justin Bieber was no doubt a significant factor in ABC’s telecast of the Billboard Music Awards drawing its best ratings in 12 years Sunday night. The three-hour show averaged 9.47 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/10 share among the key 18-49 age group. […]

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