Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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. […]

WHO’S NO. 1 IN RATINGS? NBC, THAT’S WHO

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to the Super Bowl game, which drew 111.3 million viewers, NBC captured first place in the Nielsen ratings last week — a rare feat for the struggling network. It also capture second place with the post-game show, and third place with its talent contest, The Voice, which followed the football telecast and which drew […]

NBC POSTS WHOLE SEASONS OF SHOWS ONLINE

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a departure from standard practice by most network broadcasters, NBC has begun posting entire seasons of some of its shows on its website. Ordinarily only a handful of recent episodes are posted online, since producers worry that the shows would face difficulty on the syndication market if they were already available on the Internet. […]

NBC UNDER COMCAST: ITS WOES WORSEN

November 8, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Despite cleaning out NBC’s old management, increasing the budget for fall shows, and introducing some costly new shows supported by equally costly marketing, Comcast, which now controls the network, not only hasn’t seen ratings for the network improve, it has seen them grow worse, the New York Times observed today (Tuesday). “While every other network […]

TIM ALLEN RETURNS TO TV, IMPROVES ABC’S RATINGS

October 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Last Man Standing, Tim Allen’s new sitcom for ABC, landed on its feet Tuesday — yet another new comedy that appears to have caught on with viewers. Two half-hour episodes airing back-to-back at 8:00 p.m. averaged 13 million viewers, even though it aired opposite CBS’s hit NCIS, which averaged 18.7 million viewers. Third place in […]

MONSTER AUDIENCES FOR TUESDAYS FINALES

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a lot of TV viewing going on Tuesday night as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars wound up the season, with 20.97 million viewers for the two-hour season finale, according to Nielsen Research. Some 22.59 million were tuned in for the final half-hour of the show which saw Hines Ward selected as this season’s […]

MURDOCH LASSOS DAUGHTER BACK INTO NEWS CORP

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has brought his daughter Elisabeth back into the News Corp fold. His media conglomerate announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy her London-based production company Shine Group in a stock swap worth about $674 million that would give her a seat on the board, where she would join brothers Lachlan and James. […]

CBS AGAIN DOMINATES WEEKLY RATINGS

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 50.55 million viewers tuned in to CBS’s telecast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while Nielsen did not include the primetime runover from 7:00 p.m. to 7:48 p.m. in its primetime ratings for the week, it did include the 12-minute postgame […]

NBC RATINGS CHAMP AGAIN

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With 24 million viewers tuning in to the game itself and another 17 million watching the “Pre-Kickoff” telecast, Sunday Night Football gave NBC its second consecutive ratings victory among the key 18-49 demographic last week, according to Nielsen Research. The network didn’t have a single scripted show in Nielsen’s top 25 and only The Biggest […]

THE PEACOCK CROWS AGAIN

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Look who was the No. 1-rated network last week. NBC, that’s who — at any rate among the key demo of adults 18-49. The struggling network rose to the top spot for the first time this season thanks to the best ratings ever for Sunday Night Football and impressive — if unexpected — ratings for […]

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