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IDOL FALLS AS SEASON’S MOST-WATCHED; NFL TAKES OVER

May 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time, NBC’s Sunday Night Football emerged as the most-watched primetime television program of the season. The football telecasts averaged 20.9 million viewers during the official September-through-May season. The performance episodes of Fox’s American Idol, which had held on to the No. 1 title for a decade, slipped to No. 2 with 19.8 […]

CBS: THE MOST-WATCHED NETWORK OF 2011-12

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With ratings for television’s big talent contests down markedly from previous years, CBS — the only network that does not air such contests — boasted that it is winding up the season with the largest margin of victory by any network in 23 years. At least, so far as total viewers are concerned. Among the […]

RATINGS PLUNGE FOR TV TALENT CONTESTS

May 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for the penultimate week of the season were a virtual reflection of the season as a whole. Twelve of the top 20 shows of the week were broadcast by CBS. Of the eight that were not, six were talent contests — two hours each of Fox’s American Idol, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and […]

BART AND KOBE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The actors who provide the voices of The Simpsons and the athletes who compete in the NBA are clashing with the powers who write their paychecks — and it now appears that they’re losing and that both the next season of The Simpsons and at least the first weeks of the basketball season will be […]

DESPITE HUGE GAINS THIS WEEK, SEASON’S AUDIENCE SHRINKS

May 27, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Although some series and season finales this past week drew record or near-record audiences and some sports telecasts throughout the year did the same, the actual number of viewers watching broadcast television declined during the past season. Moreover, they also grew older, according to several published analyses of end-of-season figures released by Nielsen Media Research. […]