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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 […]

BIG BANG THEORY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH IN RATINGS

January 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for The Big Bang Theory continue to explode. Returning with new episodes after weeks of reruns in December, the CBS sitcom drew 18.98 million viewers Thursday night, equaling a series high. Just about every other program on the network posted terrific numbers as well, several of them season highs, including Two and a Half […]

MOONVES SIGNALS JONES WON’T RETURN TO TWO AND A HALF MEN

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it the “child-star syndrome.” Well, that’s not what CBS chief Les Moonves called it, but during an investors conference in New York on Tuesday, Moonves for the first time discussed the behavior of Angus T. Jones, who plays the “Half” in CBS’s Two and a Half Men and who recently filmed a testimonial for […]

MOONVES BLAMES LOWER RATINGS ON DEBATES

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves on Tuesday dismissed reports noting that his network’s ratings are down this year. That may be true, he told an investors conference in New York, but only because the network’s news division was pre-empting popular programs to bring viewers important election coverage. “We had four nights of debates, which pre-empted, God […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN‘S HALF WANTS OUT OF “FILTHY” SERIES (Updated)

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two and a Half Men may need to find another “half.” Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones, who plays Jake on the show, says in a video for the Forerunner Christian Church, “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching. … I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be […]

NBC CRUSHES RIVALS WITH OLYMPICS COVERAGE

July 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

NBC’s Olympics coverage on Monday averaged 31.4 million viewers in primetime. By contrast, ABC, CBS, and Fox averaged 9.5 million viewers — combined!. The only competing show on any of the other networks to attract more than 4 million viewers was CBS’s rerun of Two and a Half Men at 9:00 p.m. Virtually every show […]

SHEEN’S ANGER MANAGEMENT NABS CABLE RATINGS RECORD

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Charlie Sheen made a spectacular TV comeback last Thursday when he new FX sitcom, Anger Management set a record as the most-watched scripted comedy in cable-TV history, according to Nielsen Research. The series’ debut episode attracted 5.47 million viewers — 2.65 million in the key 18-49 age group. The second episode, which aired immediately following […]

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 […]

FOX’S NEW ALCATRAZ REMAINS STRONG IN WEEK 2

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, the usual Monday-night ratings champ, remained in re-run mode this week, allowing Fox to capture the night among adults 18-49. CBS, however, continued to hold sway among total adults. While it lost about a third of its usual audience for a fresh episode, the network’s Two and a Half Men remained the most-watched show […]

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