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WHICH SHOW WAS REALLY THE MOST-WATCHED OF THE SEASON?

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC and CBS are squabbling over which show was the most watched during the past season — Sunday Night Football or NCIS. In today’s (Thursday) Washington Post, TV columnist Lisa de Moraes explained that while CBS’s crime drama, with an average of 21.3 million viewers, was the most-watched program during the official season that began […]

FOOTBALL GONE; NBC THROWN FOR A LOSS

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC had its first Sunday of the season without Sunday Night Football, and it showed. It was back in last place among total viewers between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. However, the second hour of its The Biggest Loser moved to second place in the 10:00 p.m. slot. Fox did have football though, sort of. […]

AT HALF-WAY POINT, NBC IS NO. 1 FOR THE SEASON

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

No one would have predicted it at the beginning of the season, but now, at the midpoint of the 2012-13 season, NBC has risen to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group, thanks to Sunday Night Football on Sundays, The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Chicago Fire on Wednesdays. According […]

NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DRAWS BEST RATINGS EVER

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An average of 25.8 million viewers watched the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys — the highest ratings ever for the NBC primetime feature. That figure may rise further when final totals are announced later today (Monday). The telecast drew more viewers than all of the competing shows combined […]

RATINGS SINK ON SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a quiet Sunday before Christmas, with only football posting decent numbers and everything else (mostly reruns) virtually ignored. NBC’s Sunday Night Football (San Francisco vs Seattle) averaged 15.38 million viewers, but that was down 33.7 percent from the previous week when viewership soared to 23.2 million. Earlier in the evening, an overrun of […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MAKES COME-FROM-BEHIND MOVE

December 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football were back to where they were a year ago — and then some — as 23.2 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. Two weeks ago the media agency Carat observed that SNF had seen a 2 percent drop […]

SNF SCORES ANOTHER RATINGS TD

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s Sunday Night Football, whose average audience had dipped 2 percent to below 20 million thus far this season, saw its numbers rise to 21.4 million for last Sunday’s Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers contest. (On cable the No. 1 show for the week was ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CRUSHES OPPOSITION

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 18.8 million viewers watched NBC’s Sunday Night Football coverage of the Detroit Lions/Greenbay Packers game, peaking in the 9:00 p.m. hour with 19.9 million. The season finale of CBS’s The Amazing Race was the only thing that could possibly be described as competition as it nabbed 9.3 million viewers. Earlier in the evening, an […]

COSTAS CAUGHT IN VERBAL GUNFIRE FOLLOWING SNF COMMENTS

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas was under fire from gun owners and second-amendment backers on Monday for his comments on gun control following the murder of Kasandra Perkins by her lover, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who later committed suicide in front of the team’s coach and general manager. The reason for his commentary […]

FOOTBALL NOT SO WONDERFUL FOR CLASSIC LIFE

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s annual roll-out of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life was no match for college football Saturday night. The Jimmy Stewart heartwarmer drew just 4.15 million viewers, down from 4.55 million last year, and was dead last in the ratings among the 18-49 age group. On the other hand, ABC averaged 4.81 million viewers […]

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