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ANOTHER RATINGS SOUR NOTE FOR AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After last year’s worst ratings ever, producers of the American Music Awards on ABC attempted to boost them this year by turning the awards presentation into more of a musical/variety show. It didn’t work. The Sunday-night preshow (“Countdown to the American Music Awards”) attracted just 4.4 million total viewers. The actual awards show itself (with […]

NBC SCORES AGAIN WITH SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to its coverage of two Sunday Night Football telecasts — one of which was played on Tuesday — NBC shot to the front as the most-watched network among 18-49-year-old viewers last week. The Tuesday game, postponed from the previous Sunday because of blizzard conditions in the Philadelphia area, attracted 23.74 million viewers. The regular […]

CBS A SMASH DURING XMAS WEEK

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

During a week that saw millions of folks doing last-minute Christmas shopping instead of watching TV, network schedules that included as many reruns as a week in July, and a blizzard that knocked out Sunday Night Football, usually the most popular telecast of the week, CBS utterly dominated primetime TV. Every scripted show in Nielsen’s […]

NBC HARDEST HIT BY EASTERN SNOWSTORM

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Without Sunday Night Football on its schedule, NBC fell from first to last place in the Sunday primetime ratings. Because of the NFL’s decision to move the scheduled Sunday Night Football game to Tuesday on account of blizzard conditions in Philadelphia, the network extended Football Night in America to two hours. But without a game […]