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LIN DRAWING RECORD RATINGS FOR MSG CHANNEL

February 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The MSG Network scored its highest ratings in history on Friday and Monday, all seemingly the courtesy of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. Friday’s telecast (Knicks vs. Hornets) drew 541,000 viewers, while Sunday’s chalked up 783,000. According to TVbythe Numbers.com, those figures were boosted in the final periods to 1.02 million and 937,000 respectively. […]

BROADCAST NETS DOWN, CABLE UP IN 2011

December 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The major broadcast networks continued to see an erosion of their audiences in 2011, while cable networks saw theirs expand, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. The website said on Thursday that while ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC saw their total household audience decline 3 percent this year, the audience for ad-support cable as a whole was up […]

TIVO — AS BIG (SMALL?) NOW AS IT WAS IN 2004

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TiVo, which last week settled a lawsuit against DISH for $500 million and has other lawsuits alleging patent infringement pending, may find that those lawsuits are its best hope for continued survival. In an SEC filing on Tuesday, TiVo said that it lost an additional 88,000 subscribers in its last quarter. Some analysts have noted […]

ROSE BOWL COMES UP ROSES FOR ESPN

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since 1947, when it was first televised, the Rose Bowl game was not carried on broadcast television this year, moving instead to cable sports network ESPN, where, according to preliminary Nielsen figures, it attracted 20.6 million viewers. While that number was down from the 24 million who watched the game on […]

SNL BEATS EVERYTHING IN PRIMETIME

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s hard to judge whether its a testament to its own quality or to the lack of quality of primetime shows that air on Saturday night, but NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which begins at 11:30 p.m. drew bigger ratings on Saturday than any non-sports show airing on the four major TV networks that night. The […]

SPONGEBOB CLOBBERS HULU

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The website TVbytheNumbers, which tracks audience data for broadcast and cable, has been suggesting this week that the number of viewers for some individual TV shows posted online comes close to or is greater than the number for all of the shows combined offered by Hulu, the website owned by Disney/ABC, NBC/Universal, and Fox/News Corp. […]

JAY’S RATINGS FALL BELOW CONAN’S

June 18, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

In his 15th week back as host of NBC’s Tonight show, Jay Leno’s ratings among adults 18-49 have dipped below those that Conan O’Brien garnered 15 weeks after he took over the show last year, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Ratings for Leno’s Tonight were also below O’Brien’s Tonight when compared with the same calendar week a […]