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RATINGS FOR THE VOICE TURN NO HEADS

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice appears to becoming the latest talent contest to be hit by exiting viewers. It dropped to its lowest ratings ever Monday night, giving NBC executives another reason to fret. The Voice is the network’s highest-rated entertainment series and when it’s on, it often keeps NBC out of the ratings cellar. On Monday night […]

3 DOESN’T GET PAST TWO

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After drawing the lowest ratings for the network for any show in modern ratings history, CBS has yanked its Sunday-night dating/reality show 3 after just two episodes. While the new show faced an overwhelming challenge from the Olympics, the network apparently felt that the core group of viewers at which it was aimed — women […]

ALL-STAR GAME A DECISIVE HIT FOR FOX

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last week’s Major League Baseball All Star Game helped lift Fox to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group and to second place among adults overall. CBS remained the most-watched network of the week, thanks to its summer reality series, Big Brother, and to solid rerun performances by its Thursday-night sitcom […]

HISTORY CHANNEL MAKES HISTORY

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys miniseries, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, managed to make history in its own right this week by setting records for the biggest audience for any non-sports program on cable ever. Monday night’s launch captured 13.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Research, with an additional 3.2 million watching the […]

BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE HIT WITH BIAS LAWSUIT

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are the likely target of a class-action lawsuit by two Nashville men who maintain that the two shows intentionally discriminate against people of color. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson claim that over 23 combined seasons, neither of the dating shows has ever featured a person of color in the […]

RATINGS FOR ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS FALL BELOW NEWSCASTS’

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the second week in a row, television executives might have been wishing that their entertainment programs were drawing the sizable audiences that their evening newscasts were. While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams averaged 7.87 million viewers, NBC’s primetime programming averaged 4.56 million (the average was ballooned by high ratings for America’s Got Talent; […]

NEWS BEATS ENTERTAINMENT IN RATINGS

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

More TV viewers were watching reports about the budget crisis last week than most entertainment programs. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams averaged 7.9 million viewers for the week. That would have put it at seventh place on the Nielsen primetime ratings list. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer with an average of 7.4 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 […]

CBS, FOX SHARE RATINGS HONORS

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS didn’t have to do much more than air reruns and Big Brother to capture the most viewers last week, although Fox won the week among viewers 18-49, thanks largely to its coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. NBC also remained a strong contender with its summertime hit America’s Got Talent, which captured three […]

INDOOR FIREWORKS A HIT ON 4TH OF JULY

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps it’s a sign of the growing number of big-screen HDTV sets that have been installed in households throughout the country, but Macy’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC drew its biggest audience in 11 years Sunday night. The telecast averaged 8.65 million viewers, peaking in the second half-hour with 10.37 million. A […]

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