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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. […]

TOP TEN FILMS OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the three-day/five-day holiday weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, Summit/Lionsgate, $43,641,448/$64,435,436, 2 Wks. ($227,366,118); 2. Skyfall, Sony/Columbia, $35,502,973/$50,548,778, 3 Wks. ($221,144,122); 3. Lincoln, Disney/DreamWorks, $25,676,413/$34,759,927, 3 Wks. ($62,840,796); 4. Rise […]

FOOTBALL+VOICE+REVOLUTION ADD UP TO #1 FOR NBC

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s probably a given that between now and the Super Bowl in February football will hold the top spot in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Last weekend’s NBC coverage of the game between Baltimore and New England drew 21.3 million viewers, while the pregame show pulled in 14.7 million to place second. (On cable, ESPN’s telecast […]

RATINGS TAKE A DIVE OVER HOLIDAY WEEK

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A long, hot holiday week saw ratings slump across the board. Only one show, the live episode of NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Monday, managed to draw more than 10 million viewers — and even its numbers were down from the show’s season’s average. The Fourth of July fireworks specials on NBC and CBS were […]

TALENT SHOWS NOT GOING OUT WITH A BANG

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week ought to have been the week when the big talent-contest shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, were trouncing everything in sight. To be sure, they still represented potent factors on the Nielsen ratings list, but they were no longer the force that they once had been. Indeed, the most-watched show of […]

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 […]

DANCING AND IDOL DRAW HUGE RATINGS

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television’s two powerhouse talent shows, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s American Idol, continued to dominate the ratings last week as they headed into the final stretch. With an extra performance show on Tuesday night, Dancing accounted for three shows in the Nielsen top ten, while Idol accounted for two. Monday night’s Dancing was […]

PIRATES PIRATED

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has already hit TorrentFreak.com’s list of the ten most downloaded movies on BitTorrent. The website, which tracks BitTorrent use internationally, placed On Stranger Tides at No. 4. If a fourth place finish seems odd for such a hit, then consider the fact that the movie opened in some […]

RIO STILL PERCHED ATOP BOX OFFICE

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The birds of Rio continued to defend their nest atop the box office over the weekend as their animated comedy edged out Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, which had been favored to take over as the weekend’s top film. As it was, only a little over a million dollars separated the two films. According […]