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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 […]

PEACOCK STRUTS ON MONDAY

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which has not been able to put a scripted series in contention for ratings success for years, pulled out the best numbers for a premiere of a dramatic series since 2009 as Revolution attracted 11.65 million viewers on Monday night with a solid 4.1 rating and an 11 share in the 18-49 age group. […]

THE VOICE NAMES SUBS FOR AGUILERA AND CEELO

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s The Voice has become the latest TV talent show to revamp its celebrity panel. But it indicated on Monday that the addition of pop stars Usher and Shakira is only temporary and that Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green will return for the fifth season of the singing competition. Aguilera, the network said, is being […]

THE NEW NORMAL DEBUTS WITH SOLID RATINGS

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s controversial The New Normal, about a gay couple in search of a surrogate mother to help them start a family, made a solid ratings debut Monday night, attracting 6.9 million viewers and a 2.5 rating and a 6 share to win the 10:00 p.m. hour. Together with a two-hour season premiere of The Voice, […]

STEVEN TYLER QUITS AMERICAN IDOL

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After two seasons of steadily declining ratings, American Idol will be undergoing a major revamp next season. Steven Tyler announced his departure today (Thursday), heading back in the saddle as the frontman of Aerosmith. And Jennifer Lopez hinted during an interview on the Today show that she may follow Tyler out the door. Speculation quickly […]

WILL NBC’S THE WINNER IS BE A WINNER?

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As if there weren’t a surfeit of singing contests on network television already, NBC announced on Tuesday that it was adding yet another one. Titled The Winner Is, the series will feature singers “dueling” against one another for a $1-million cash prize. The weekly competition will also include game-show elements. For example, a contestant will […]

NCIS BACK ON TOP OF RATINGS HEAP

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NCIS returned to the top of the Nielsen list as the most-watched show last week, eclipsing the top talent contests such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and The Voice, even as they neared the end of the season. The drama, which drew 17.6 million viewers, helped CBS win the week among total adult […]

DWTS, IDOL BATTLE FOR NO. 1

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Their numbers may have looked battered compared with previous years, but ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s American Idol dominated the Nielsen ratings chart last week as they headed into the stretch. Monday night’s DWTS claimed the top status with a total of 17.62 million viewers, followed by the Wednesday edition of Idol with […]

IDOL RATINGS PLUMMET — STILL NO. 1

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even with its ratings way down from where they once were, Fox’s American Idol, with three hours landing in the Nielsen top ten, gave the network a victory among the demographic that advertisers like to target — adults 18-49. The reason may have been that the competition’s shows were also way down from where they […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN CAUGHT IN SQUEEZE

April 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The competition on Monday night between the two popular talent contests Dancing with the Stars on ABC and The Voice on NBC, has claimed a victim — and its none of the contestants on either show. Rather, it’s CBS’s Two and a Half Men, which saw its ratings fall to their lowest level in the […]

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