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HANNITY, O’REILLY SEE RATINGS PLUMMET

January 1, 2013 by · 223 Comments 

Politico.com media columnist Dylan Byers has taken issue with New York Daily News TV writer Don Kaplan, who on Sunday headlined his column “Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election.” Kaplan had written that Hannity’s ratings had “cratered” following the election as he lost around half his audience, […]

82.5% OF BRITISH VIEWERS TUNE IN OLYMPICS’ OPENER

July 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

An average audience of 27 million watched Friday night’s BBC telecast of the Olympics’ opening ceremony, peaking at 9:50 p.m. with 26.9 million, the BBC said today (Saturday). The figures represented 82.5 percent of British viewers and was the biggest audience for a BBC program since 1996, when a Christmas episode of the British sitcom […]

LET THE OPENING CEREMONY BEGIN

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has said that he is aiming to create a “live film” spectacular at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight (Friday) for his “Isles of Wonder” opening ceremony. While some news outlets have estimated that 4 billion people will be watching his production (the London Daily Mail put the possible number at 8 billion, […]

NETFLIX DRAWS MORE VIEWERS THAN CABLE TV

July 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

If Netflix were a cable-TV network rather than a streaming video service it would be ranked number one, according to calculations by BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield. He based his assessment on a congratulatory post by Netflix chief Reed Hastings, who said that Netflix’s monthly viewing in June exceeded 1 billion hours for the first time. […]

MARCH MADNESS LIFTS SATURDAY RATINGS

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The NCAA basketball finals drew nearly 10 million viewers to their TV sets on Saturday, proving once again that if they’re given something worthwhile to watch, viewers will tune in en masse on a Saturday night the way they might on any other night of the week. While Saturday, which was once one of TV’s […]

MODERN FAMILY NOW REIGNS AS TV’S TOP SHOW

March 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Driven by viewers who watch programs that they record on DVRs, ABC’s Modern Family has become the top-rated show on television among adults 18-49, according to the New York Times. The newspaper observed that while 7.1 million viewers in that demo watch the show live, some 3.1 million watch it within seven days of the […]

IDOL‘S FEET TURN TO CLAY

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This is ordinarily the time of the season when American Idol‘s ratings begin to pull out way ahead of its rivals, the time when the inept wannabes are eliminated and the finalists are announced. That’s not what happened on Thursday night however, when Idol lost more than a million viewers from last week and fell […]

IDOL‘S RATINGS: BANGED AGAIN

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The first half hour of Fox’s American Idol vied with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory Thursday night, and it appeared that — like last week — ratings results for the two shows among adults 18-49 would come down to a photo finish when final numbers are counted, with actual differences statistically insignificant. According to preliminary […]

CNN TAKES RATINGS LEADING IN HOUSTON COVERAGE

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Affirming CNN’s reputation as the place to go for late-breaking news, especially when that news is non-political in nature, Nielsen said on Monday that the cable news network ‘s wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Whitney Houston attracted an average of 2.17 million viewers from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, peaking at 9:00 […]

IDOL KEEPS FALLING

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s American Idol remained the highest-rated show on television on Wednesday and Thursday, but its numbers were down by nearly 30 percent from a year ago. Thursday’s telecast, which drew 16.99 million total viewers, was actually beaten by CBS’s The Big Bang Theory among viewers 18-49, Idol‘s primary target demo. Among total viewers, the CBS […]

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