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SKYFALL SETS SECOND-WEEK RECORD IN U.K.

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If he were not a fictional character, Her Majesty’s secret servant would probably be up for a knighthood after upending British box office records for two weeks in a row. On Monday Sony and MGM released figures indicating that the latest James Bond blockbuster had become the fastest film ever to cross the £50 million […]

SEASON DEBUT OF WALKING DEAD SETS RECORD

October 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Signaling cable television’s increasing robustness in its competition with broadcast TV, the third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead drew 10.9 million viewers Sunday night — a record for a basic-cable dramatic series. Perhaps even more impressive was the fact that 7.3 million — or 67 percent — of the audience was in the key […]

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA‘S TAKE WOULD HAVE GLADDENED SESAME STREET‘S THE COUNT

September 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s animated Hotel Transylvania turned out to be something of a monster at the box office over the weekend, scaring up some $43 million in ticket sales, a record for September. (The previous record was set 10 years ago when Sweet Home Alabama opened with $35.6 million.) Sony’s other new release, the critically praised time-travel […]

NEW RECORD FOR ONLINE VIDEO VIEWING

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Watching videos online set a new record in August as 188 million Internet users in the U.S. accessed 37.7 billion videos online, according to comScore, which measures online video use. The Reston, VA-based research firm said that ad views rose to 9.5 billion. Once again, Google’s YouTube dominated with 150.2 million unique viewers. A distant […]

THE MASTER SETS BOX OFFICE RECORD

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As if to demonstrate that people will go to the movies in September if they’re given something worthwhile to see, a little film from The Weinstein Co., titled The Master, sold out virtually every seat in the five theaters in New York and Los Angeles where it opened over the weekend. The film, which had […]

2012 OLYMPICS: BIGGEST AUDIENCE IN U.S. TV HISTORY

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC had good reason to thumb its nose at critics of its delayed broadcasts of the top contests of this year’s Olympic Games. The network, which going into the games had predicted that its audience would probably decline about 20 percent from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, actually saw it grow by 12 percent to 219.4 […]

OLYMPIC RATINGS SOAR ON THURSDAY

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics remained in the stratosphere Thursday night with 35.70 million viewers tuning in. The other three major networks between them could not muster even 10 million viewers. Next to the Olympics, the highest-rated show on any of the other networks was CBS’s Big Brother, which drew 5.38 million viewers. […]

NBC CRUSHES RIVALS WITH OLYMPICS COVERAGE

July 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

NBC’s Olympics coverage on Monday averaged 31.4 million viewers in primetime. By contrast, ABC, CBS, and Fox averaged 9.5 million viewers — combined!. The only competing show on any of the other networks to attract more than 4 million viewers was CBS’s rerun of Two and a Half Men at 9:00 p.m. Virtually every show […]

82.5% OF BRITISH VIEWERS TUNE IN OLYMPICS’ OPENER

July 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

An average audience of 27 million watched Friday night’s BBC telecast of the Olympics’ opening ceremony, peaking at 9:50 p.m. with 26.9 million, the BBC said today (Saturday). The figures represented 82.5 percent of British viewers and was the biggest audience for a BBC program since 1996, when a Christmas episode of the British sitcom […]

SHEEN’S ANGER MANAGEMENT NABS CABLE RATINGS RECORD

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Charlie Sheen made a spectacular TV comeback last Thursday when he new FX sitcom, Anger Management set a record as the most-watched scripted comedy in cable-TV history, according to Nielsen Research. The series’ debut episode attracted 5.47 million viewers — 2.65 million in the key 18-49 age group. The second episode, which aired immediately following […]

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