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REPORT: NETWORKS USING TRICKS TO BOOST RATINGS

February 2, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Television networks often resort to chicanery and devious manipulation to boost the ratings of some lackluster shows, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing as a flagrant example the decision of ABC to label Good Morning America a “special” and identify it to ratings researcher Nielsen as Good Morning Amer during the final week […]

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 […]

SENSATIONAL INTERVIEWS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN PRIMETIME

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the week when ABC’s Diane Sawyer was expected finally to beat her arch rival, NBC’s Brian Williams, in the ratings. Not on the evening news, where she trails Williams by about a million viewers, but in primetime, when her 20/20 interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was expected to clobber Williams’s new magazine show, […]

NOBODY WATCHES TV ON SATURDAY — WANNA BET?

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who says there’s no audience for television shows on Saturdays? Demonstrating that massive numbers will tune in if they’re given something appealing to watch, CBS’s college football telecast — LSU vs. Alabama — attracted 20.01 million viewers, making it the highest-rated college football game since 2006. To be sure, NBC’s Sunday Night Football ranked higher. […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN REMAINS NO. 1

October 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for CBS’s Two and a Half Men dipped slightly on Monday, but with 17.3 million viewers, it remained the top-rated show of the night, beating ABC’s two-hour Dancing With the Stars, which averaged 16.5 million viewers. Fox’s new dinosaur drama Terra Nova, meanwhile, held steady in its second week with 8.3 million viewers, but […]

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