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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 […]

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT RETURNS AT NO. 1

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s America’s Got Talent, returning from a two-week break for the Olympics, saw no ill effects from the hiatus. Tuesday’s two-hour performance episode averaged 9.8 million viewers, while Wednesday’s one-hour wrap-up averaged 8.3 million viewers. Each show dominated the ratings for the night. However, up against an AGT repeat at 8:00 on Wednesday, CBS’s Big […]

WHERE WERE ALL THE BELIEBERS?

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Not even the likes of Justin Bieber can boost NBC’s ratings. His one-hour special, Justin Bieber: All Around the World attracted just 3.3 million viewers Wednesday night, roughly half the number who tuned in to Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in the same hour (8-9:00 p.m.). On Tuesday, the fourth-game victory of the […]

DALLAS ON TOP AGAIN

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 1980 episode of Dallas that revealed who shot J.R. Ewing drew 90 million viewers and at the time was the highest-rated telecast ever broadcast. When the series returned on TNT Wednesday night with all-new episodes it drew 6.9 million viewers — tiny compared with the number of viewers who routinely watched Dallas in that […]

FOX DROPS RESULTS SHOW FROM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox may have concluded that it is overloaded with talent shows. On Monday, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer/judge on So You Think You Can Dance revealed that Fox had canceled the separate weekly results show, making it necessary for him to combine the separate performance and results episodes. “I’m certainly not mad at Fox — they […]

JERSEY SHORE SHOWS MUSCLE IN SECOND WEEK

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the second week in a row, MTV’s Jersey Shore drew more viewers than anything aired on broadcast television Thursday night. While the MTV show attracted 7.4 million viewers (down 16 percent from last week’s season premiere) and 2.4 million more for the repeat at 11:00 p.m. (not to mention several million more who watched […]

IN FINALE, FOX’S DANCE TRIPS UP

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for the season finale of Fox’s onetime summer powerhouse So You Think You Can Dance dropped 13 percent from last year Thursday night. The first hour of the two-hour special averaged fewer than 6 million viewers, placing third among total viewers and tying for second among viewers 18-49. The second hour averaged 6.8 million […]

FOX FIRST AMONG YOUNG VIEWERS, LAST AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s highest-rated show among total adults last week was the Wednesday edition of So You Think You Can Dance, which came in at No. 23 in the overall weekly ratings. Nevertheless, among the key demographic group of adults 18-49, Fox was the top-rated network for the week, followed by CBS, which attracted far more overall […]

CSI HAS NEW LEASE ON LIFE ON WEDNESDAYS

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It looks like CBS’s old warhorse CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is going to do just fine in its new time slot, 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Even as a rerun on Wednesday night the drama was the highest-rated show of the hour, against all-new competition. Nevertheless, the highest-rated show Thursday night was NBC’s America’s Got Talent, […]

BIG BROTHER RETURN GIVES CBS WEDNESDAY WIN

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The return of Big Brother on CBS Wednesday night helped lift the network to No. 1 in the ratings even though NBC had the top-rated show of the night, America’s Got Talent, with 11 million viewers. Big Brother, although No. 1 in the 8:00 p.m. time period, attracted 7.25 million viewers. While a solid figure, […]

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