Saturday, December 14, 2019

AT 90, BETTY WHITE TRIUMPHS IN NBC SPECIAL

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-hour NBC special celebrating Betty White’s 90th birthday managed to beat everything else on television Monday night, including a highly touted episode of Two and a Half Men in which star Ashton Kutcher shaved his beard and trimmed his hair. Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl averaged 13.6 million viewers […]

SO WHAT DID XMAS SHOPPERS WATCH ON THEIR NEW TV’S?

December 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The week before Christmas featured nearly as many reruns on primetime TV as a typical week in midsummer — with commensurate low ratings. There were a few exceptions. A repeat of CBS’s NCIS drew 12.4 million viewers to finish in third place behind NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast (Chicago vs. Green Bay) with 24 million […]

UNIVISION TAKES OVER AS NUMERO UNO ON MONDAY

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With all of the other major broadcast networks airing mostly reruns, Spanish-language Univision was able to eke out a victory as the most-watched TV network Monday night among 18-49-year-old viewers, coming out slightly ahead of CBS. Indeed, the finale of La Fuerza del Destino drew 5.4 million viewers and stood its ground even in the […]

ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

CBS WEARS TWO RATINGS CROWNS

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS was not only the most-watched network among total adults last week — a standing that it usually maintains — but it was also the most-watched among viewers 18-49, a standing that often eludes it. Nevertheless, the No. 1 show for the week remained NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The New York Giants/Dallas Cowboys matchup attracted […]

FEAR STRIKES OUT AGAINST MEN

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Two and a Half Men continued to produce commanding numbers Monday night, despite competition from the return of Fear Factor, which gave NBC the best ratings it has enjoyed on that night in years. The sitcom, which stars Ashton Kutcher, attracted 14.7 million men, making it the highest-rated show of the night on broadcast […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN/15 MILLION VIEWERS

December 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Despite competition from Fox’s telecast of the American Country Awards, which averaged 7.4 million viewers, CBS’s comedy lineup dominated the ratings Monday night, topped by Two and a Half Men, which drew 15 million viewers, followed by Mike & Molly, with 12.7 million. ABC’s A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8:00 p.m. scored with 9.1 million […]

DANCING WALTZES OFF WITH RATINGS VICTORY

November 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Dancing with the Stars’s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode — Tuesday’s results show — landed on Nielsen’s separate list for adults 18-49 — at No. 8. (Each episode drew nearly identical numbers of viewers — about […]

RATINGS STRENGTHEN FOR TWO AND A HALF MEN

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for CBS’s Two and a Half Men jumped back to where they were after Ashton Kutcher took over from Charlie Sheen at the beginning of the season. Monday’s episode drew the best ratings of any show of the night as 15.7 million viewers tuned in. It was the best performance for the sitcom since […]

KUTCHER REPLACING SHEEN IN TABLOIDS, TOO

November 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Not only has Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on CBS’s Two and a Half Men, he now appears to be getting Sheen-like coverage in the tabloids and Internet gossip sites. On Thursday, about three weeks after a woman claimed that she had sex with Kutcher, Demi Moore announced that she was divorcing him. “There are […]

« Previous PageNext Page »