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THANKSGIVING — A TIME FOR TURKEY AND FOOTBALL

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a feast for football over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, NBC’s telecast of the Patriots/Jets game averaged 15.9 million viewers. (Earlier an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox drew 17.9 million viewers.) College football (Notre Dame/USC) on Saturday dominated the ratings as the ABC coverage averaged 15.9 million viewers. The combined audience of […]

NBC WINS NOVEMBER RATINGS SWEEPS

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC had to share the No. 1 position among the 18-49 age group on the weekly Nielsen ratings chart with CBS last week, but nevertheless it remained on top for the eighth consecutive week. It also won its first November Sweep since 2003. Pretty good for a network that had seemed mired in last place […]

NBC HAS ITS BEST SEASON START IN TEN YEARS

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC dominated the ratings among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week last week — the first time it has done so since the Must-See-TV days of 2002 when its Thursday night comedy lineup and ER dominated the Nielsen top ten. However, while the network overwhelms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, thanks primarily to Sunday […]

FOOTBALL BEATS AMERICAN IDOL IN AD SALES

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since 2007, ads on Fox’s American Idol are not the most expensive on TV for media buyers. According to Advertising Age, that distinction now belongs to NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Setting aside ads for the Super Bowl, the summer Olympics, and the top awards show, all of which command premium pricing, […]

SEASON DEBUT OF WALKING DEAD SETS RECORD

October 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Signaling cable television’s increasing robustness in its competition with broadcast TV, the third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead drew 10.9 million viewers Sunday night — a record for a basic-cable dramatic series. Perhaps even more impressive was the fact that 7.3 million — or 67 percent — of the audience was in the key […]

FOOTBALL+VOICE+REVOLUTION ADD UP TO #1 FOR NBC

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s probably a given that between now and the Super Bowl in February football will hold the top spot in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Last weekend’s NBC coverage of the game between Baltimore and New England drew 21.3 million viewers, while the pregame show pulled in 14.7 million to place second. (On cable, ESPN’s telecast […]

FOOTBALL OUTSCORES EMMYS

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC aired opposite Sunday Night Football on NBC. Football won by a blowout margin. The Emmys attracted 11.6 million viewers, down from 12.4 million a year ago, a 6.5-percent drop. (Last year’s awards telecast was down 8 percent from the prior year.) But among the 18-49 age group, the […]

NBC TAKES NINE OF TOP-TEN RATED SHOWS

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC managed to place nine shows in the Nielsen top ten last week, including the series premiere of Go On (at No. 10) and the season premiere of The Voice (at No. 4), but CBS, with a slate of mostly reruns, remained the most-watched network overall. NBC, however, did grab the top spot among 18-49 […]

FOOTBALL DOMINATES ALL OF SUNDAY

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was all football, all the time in millions of American households Sunday as CBS scored strongly in the afternoon and in early primetime, Fox competed in a handful of markets with local NFL games, and NBC dominated primetime with Sunday Night Football. The overrun on CBS, which finished at 7:37 Eastern Time, drew 18.7 […]

NBC SCORES BIGGEST RATINGS WIN IN YEARS

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The beginning of the football season dominated the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, with NFL-related programs on NBC accounting for six of the top ten programs. With NBC’s America’s Got Talent accounting for two more, the struggling network wound up with a whopping 80 percent of the top ten, something it has not accomplished […]

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