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SAME TOP TEN SHOWS — BUT MORE VIEWERS

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The list of the top ten television shows for last week was virtually identical to the previous week’s list — although there was a noticeable increase in the number of viewers among most of them. The No. 1 show, CBS’s NCIS, attracted 18.3 million viewers this week, versus 17.3 million during the prior week. No. […]

BIG BANG SHOOTS DOWN AMERICAN IDOL

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Thursday-night lineup returned with original episodes and easily polished off all the competition, including Fox’s American Idol. Although its ratings were clearly affected by the battle with Idol, The Big Bang Theory nevertheless drew 17.51 million viewers to Idol‘s 13.73 million. NBC’s 30 Rock finale wound up with 4.80 million viewers. At 8:30 p.m. […]

IDOL DOWN A BIT; KIMMEL UP A LOT

January 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

With 15.3 million viewers tuning in, Thursday’s edition of American Idol was down a tad from last week’s 8:00 p.m. (first) hour. Glee, which followed on Fox, drew some of its best numbers of the season, coming in second among the 18-49 age group and third among total viewers (6.9 million). The two shows aired […]

FOR NBC, THE STRUGGLE RETURNS

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NFL football again scored first place in the ratings last week — but NBC didn’t carry it. The Green Bay Packers/San Francisco 49ers NFC playoff was broadcast by Fox, and it attracted 30.89 million viewers. NBC also didn’t have The Voice to prop up its ratings, either. In fact, aside from its coverage of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PEACOCK LAYS AN EGG ON THURSDAY

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which got off to one of its best starts in years at the beginning of the week, had its feathers plucked ruthlessly on Thursday as it unveiled its much-promoted comedy lineup ahead of its competitors’ fall premieres. Particularly disappointing was its Saturday Night Live Election Special which drew just 5.16 million viewers, down a […]

RATINGS: THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE OLYMPICS

August 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

If a week had ten days, NBC’s Olympics coverage would have swept the entire list of the top ten positions on Nielsen’s weekly rating list. As if was, it took the top seven, with Tuesday’s telecast drawing the most viewers — 38.7 million and Thursday’s a close second with 36.8 million. CBS reruns filled the […]

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 […]

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