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RATINGS CRASH FOR IDOL SEASON FINALE

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in its history, the season finale of Fox’s American Idol did not attract 20 million viewers. Far from it. Last night’s closer, in which soul singer Candice Glover triumphed over country singer Kree Harrison and judge Randy Jackson bade farewell after 12 seasons, drew 13.61 million viewers, according to overnight Nielsen […]

IDOL PERFORMANCE FINALE DOWN 29% FROM LAST YEAR

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The final title competition on Fox’s American Idol attracted 11.57 million viewers Wednesday night, and while that was well below previous performance finales — it was off 29 percent from just a year ago — it was nevertheless enough to draw the biggest audience of the night among total adults and set up a strong […]

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; […]

THE VOICE ENCOUNTERS “ISSUES,” STRONGER IDOL

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC acknowledged on Wednesday that its hit music competition show The Voice encountered “issues” with some of the online votes cast on Tuesday. During Wednesday’s telecast host Carson Daly said that the show’s producers “noticed some inconsistencies with this week’s texting and online voting.” Neither he nor the network nor the producers of the show […]

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. […]

NICKELODEON MAKES A COMEBACK

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been a case of “nowhere to go but up,” but the Nickelodeon kids channel, which had seen the bottom drop out of its squarepants since the fourth quarter of 2011, reported on Tuesday that its ratings have risen for the 15th week in a row. Its audience numbers for last week, it […]

CNN RATINGS HEAT UP FOR ANTHONY BOURDAIN SERIES

April 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TV chef Anthony Bourdain’s new series on CNN, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, debuted on Sunday with 747,000 viewers of whom 282,000 were in the 25-54 age group, the demo advertisers prize when it comes to news programs. Tellingly, that number was more than twice that of CNN’s principal rival, Fox News during the 9:00 p.m. […]

GRAMMYS DOWN BUT STILL TOPS FOR THE WEEK

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s telecast of the Grammy Awards may have fallen steeply from a year ago when it aired one day following the death of Whitney Houston, but it was nevertheless the highest rated program of last week. Final Nielsen figures showed that the Sunday-night telecast drew 28.38 million viewers, well off the 39.91 million that tune […]

WALKING DEAD GETS OFF TO A RUNNING START

February 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

AMC’s The Walking Dead came back to life on Sunday, delivering 12.3 million viewers, the most viewers ever to tune in to the zombie tale. The result for the cable-TV series’ season debut was particularly impressive given the fact that it aired opposite the Grammy Awards and nevertheless attracted 6.8 million viewers in the 18-49 […]

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