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WORST EVER DEBUT FOR AN NBC COMEDY

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, it would seem, just can’t catch a break. Although its new comedy Bent received decent reviews, it was watched by just 2.57 million viewers on Wednesday. Among the key 18-49 age group, it drew the lowest ratings for any in-season comedy premiere ever. The result was fuel for headline punsters’ pens. “Bent Out of […]

IDOL: RATINGS DOWN AGAIN BUT STILL POTENT

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night’s ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the second drew 19.4 million. The show did face some strong competition from the latest edition of Survivor (Survivor: One World), […]

FOX NEWS CHANNEL — TEN YEARS AT NO. 1

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in primetime versus 689,000 for CNN, according to Nielsen Research. Thus far in 2012, it has averaged 1.9 million viewers versus […]

FEAR STRIKES OUT AGAINST MEN

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Two and a Half Men continued to produce commanding numbers Monday night, despite competition from the return of Fear Factor, which gave NBC the best ratings it has enjoyed on that night in years. The sitcom, which stars Ashton Kutcher, attracted 14.7 million men, making it the highest-rated show of the night on broadcast […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN/15 MILLION VIEWERS

December 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite competition from Fox’s telecast of the American Country Awards, which averaged 7.4 million viewers, CBS’s comedy lineup dominated the ratings Monday night, topped by Two and a Half Men, which drew 15 million viewers, followed by Mike & Molly, with 12.7 million. ABC’s A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8:00 p.m. scored with 9.1 million […]