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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 […]

TOP TEN BROADCAST SHOWS THIS WEEK

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 16.5/26; 2. NFL Wednesday Special, NBC, 14.7/23; 3. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.8/19; 4. Wednesday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 11.6/19; 5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 8.0/13; 6. Football Night in America Pt. 3, NBC, 7.7/13; 7. NFL Season Opening Kickoff […]

TV REVIEWS: KATIE

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric seemed to send out a message on her very first afternoon talk show: don’t expect any heavy lifting this time around. Although she once remarked that her tombstone ought to read “Perky No More,” Couric appeared to be as perky as she ever was on the Today show, no longer attempting to affect […]

RNC CAN’T CRACK TOP 20 IN RATINGS

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So far as the individual broadcast networks were concerned, their expensive coverage of the Republican National Convention was pretty much a bust. No network managed to place a single night of convention coverage in the top 20. That list was dominated primarily by reruns, reality shows, and ABC’s Saturday Night Football. Once again, NBC’s America’s […]

THURSDAY RATINGS PLUNGE ACROSS THE BOARD

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily Thursday is television’s biggest night of the week. It’s also the night when advertisers spend the most. But those advertisers will likely be unhappy with what they got for their money on Thursday of this week. as audiences declined across the board. ABC aired the live finale of its singing-competition series Duets but drew […]

TV STATIONS ADD NEWS JOBS WHILE NEWSPAPERS CUT THEM

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the nation’s leading newspapers continued to cut jobs and outsource work during 2011, radio and TV news outlets appeared quite healthy, according to a study conducted by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and posted on the Poynter.com website. The average number of staffers in the newsrooms of television stations rose 4.3 percent […]

LAST GUYS FINISH FIRST

July 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The lowest-rated network during the primary (fall) season of the year is becoming the highest-rated one of the summer. NBC, which ordinarily places fourth among the major networks, grabbed six of the top-ten positions on the Nielsen ratings list last week, thanks to its hit America’s Got Talent show and its coverage of the U.S. […]

LARRY KING TO MAKE EARLY RETURN

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King is clearly frustrated over being relegated to the sidelines while the presidential campaigns heat up. On Thursday he said that he plans to resume his nightly talk show this summer instead of next fall and to attend the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The show will be carried by Ora.TV, the digital channel […]

NY TIMES: GAY TV CHARACTERS NO LONGER CONTROVERSIAL

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of scripted television shows featuring gay characters have told the New York Times that they have been surprised by how little criticism has emerged as a result. In reporting their views, the newspaper commented, “The cultural battlefield of television has changed markedly since the 1990s, when conservative groups and religious figures objected to Ellen […]

SURVEY: YOUNG PEOPLE WATCHING TV LESS

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a study that could affect the rates that broadcast and cable outlets can charge advertisers, Nielsen Media Research has concluded that the number of hours young people watch television declined significantly in 2011. As reported by the New York Times, the drop was particularly dramatic among 12-17 year olds, who watched an average of […]

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