Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

FIVE SHOWS COMPRISE TV’S TOP TEN

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten broadcast TV shows last week were actually five, given the fact that all of them, with the exception of ABC’s Modern Family placed at least two episodes on the list. The season finale of Fox’s American Idol — the results show in which Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner — was the […]

60 MINUTES DOMINATES SUNDAY’S RATINGS

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s 60 Minutes was again the most-watched show on television Sunday night, drawing 11.4 million viewers. Riding the news magazine’s numbers, a two-hour season finale of The Amazing Race was the second-highest-rated show of the night with an average of 9.4 million viewers. On the other hand ABC came out on top among viewers 18-49, […]

IDOL, SEASON FINALES TOPS ON THURSDAY

May 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The penultimate results episode of this season’s American Idol attracted 21.16 million viewers Thursday night. The Fox talent show easily outdistanced every other show in the Nielsen ratings for the night, but some season finales on CBS also drew impressive numbers. At 8:00 p.m., the season finale of The Big Bang Theory posted 11.12 million […]

WEDNESDAY TV VIEWING SWELLS

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On a night that saw the season finale of two television hits and the season debut of another, overall TV viewing during primetime on Wednesday rose to prodigious levels. Topping the ratings for the night was NBC’s big summer hit America’s Got Talent, which averaged 16.05 million viewers, peaking in the final half hour at […]

“IDOL” LIKELY TO DRAW SEASON’S BIGGEST RATINGS TONIGHT

May 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tonight’s (Wednesday) season finale of American Idol will be watched not only to see who’s crowned this year’s winner — Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze — but also to see what Simon Cowell has to say during his final appearance as the principal judge on the show. Asked to comment on Cowell’s departure, TV historian […]

“LOST’S” LAST DRAWS 13.49 MILLION VIEWERS

May 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Six seasons of story-line questions and uncertainties were not fully resolved when the 2 1/2-hour series finale of Lost aired Sunday night — a planned DVD will supposedly provide further solutions — but the episode did keep viewers glued to their sets from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., with the final half-hour, which aired outside […]