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ABC AND NBA TOGETHER SPELL HUGE RATINGS

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC is trouncing its competitors with its coverage of the NBA Finals. With 11.4 million viewers tuning in, Thursday’s telecast of Game 2 between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder drew an audience that exceeded all of the other networks’ combined. Among the key age group of 18-49, the telecast outdistanced the combined […]

ANDERSON LEFT AT STARTING GATE

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was something less than an auspicious start for Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show. Among all daytime talk shows airing on the broadcast networks on Monday, Cooper’s ranked 12th out of 13, with Dr. Oz, who inherited most of Oprah Winfrey’s time slots, taking the lead, followed by The View and Live with Regis & […]

TIGER’S STILL NOT OUT OF THE WOODS

June 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tiger Woods was still a strong contender to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, but NBC’s telecast of the U.S. Open drew only so-so ratings. While the telecast of the golf tournament dominated the ratings on Saturday night among total viewers, it placed second among the key 18-49 demographic group, most of whom apparently preferred […]

NBC TO AIR U.S. OPEN IN PRIMETIME

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC remains in last place in the ratings with its scripted programming, it continues to rise to the fore with special live telecasts, particularly its sports coverage. In recognition of that presumably, it announced Monday that it intends to televise the U.S. Open during primetime on the evenings of June 17-20. The Pebble Beach […]