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Idol Ratings Plummet -- Still No. 1

Even with its ratings way down from where they once were, Fox's American Idol , with three hours landing in the Nielsen top ten, gave the network a victory among the demographic that advertisers like...

Madonna Wants To Be Tougher Parent

Madonna wants to be a tougher parent. The 'Masterpiece' singer raises daughter Lourdes, 15, son Rocco, 11, and adopted son David, six, and daughter Mercy, also six, and admits she could be harder on them.When...

Cbs And Fox Split Ratings Honors

As usual, CBS was the most-watched television network last week, and its long-running drama NCIS was the most-watched television show. However, it came in second to Fox in the 18-49 age group, the demographic group...

A Slam Dunk Ratings Victory For Cbs

CBS's coverage of Kentucky's victory over Kansas in the NCAA basketball championship was watched by more than 20 million viewers, making it the highest-rated show of the week. and giving the network a slam-dunk victory...

Two Shows Tie For First Place In Ratings Again

For the second week in a row -- and the first time in memory -- the same two shows tied for first place in the Nielsen ratings. ABC's Dancing with the Stars and CBS's NCIS...

Ncis Beats Out Talent Contests

CBS's NCIS was back on top of the Nielsen ratings chart again last week, beating out such formidable competitors as ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Fox's American Idol and NBC's The Voice . Its margin...

Worst Ever Debut For An Nbc Comedy

NBC, it would seem, just can't catch a break. Although its new comedy Bent received decent reviews, it was watched by just 2.57 million viewers on Wednesday. Among the key 18-49 age group, it drew...

Fox Wins Week But Loses Viewers

Last week, Fox had only three shows listed in Nielsen's top twenty, its two American Idol episodes at No. 1 & No. 2, and a repeat of Touch at No. 19. Of the four major...

Rock Center Grows Rockier

While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams outdraws nearly all of NBC's primetime programs despite being broadcast at a time when far fewer viewers make up the total TV audience, Williams's Rock Center continues to...

The Voice Beats American Idol -- Again

Fox's American Idol is no longer the top-rated talent contest on the air. NBC's The Voice is. For the fifth time in the last six weeks, The Voice came out on top among viewers 18-49,...

Idol Down But Still At The Top

Fox added an additional night of American Idol to its lineup last week and, along with a strong finish for its Daytona 500 coverage, was thereby able to claim the top spot on the Nielsen...

And The Winner Is ... Abc

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who...

Ncis Fells American Idol

For the first time, a regularly scheduled entertainment show has knocked American Idol off its perch at the top of the Nielsen ratings chart as the most-viewed show among total adults. According to final figures,...

Idol Ratings Down Again But Still Potent

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night's ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the...

Report Networks Using Tricks To Boost Ratings

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...

Fox News Channel -- Ten Years At No. 1

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in...

Pro Bowl Ratings Da Kine

Scheduling the much-maligned Pro Bowl game (it's generally regarded as a Hawaiian holiday gift to the players at the end of the season) before the Super Bowl instead of after has certainly paid off for...

Lana Del Rey Hits Back At Critics Over 'Saturday Night Live' Performance

Lana Del Rey has hit back at critics who ripped into her performance on a recent episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' stating that she was perfectly happy with her rendition of first 'Video Games' and...

Nfc Title Game Scores Big

Allowing families all over the country to rehearse for February 5th's Super Bowl parties, Sunday night's telecast of the NFC championship game on Fox between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers attracted...

Afc Playoff Helps Cbs Trounce Rivals

Last week, CBS not only was the No.1-rated television network among total adults and adults 18-49, it also had the most-watched show of the week. Indeed, the network that has been beaten by NFL football...

Gawker Runs Brian Williams Email; Nbc "Freaks Out"

It all began when Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, a lively collection of gossipy blogs about the media, received a friendly email from Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News . Written on...

Bcs Game On Espn Tops Everything Else On Tv

Demonstrating yet again that a program televised on cable can rack up ratings that are every bit as dominating as anything offered by a broadcast network, ESPN's coverage of the Alabama/LSU BCS national championship on...

So What Did Xmas Shoppers Watch On Their New Tv's?

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...

Cbs Wears Two Ratings Crowns

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....

Fear Strikes Out Against Men

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...

Two And A Half Men /15 Million Viewers

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...

Nbc First With Football, Last With Everything Else

Once again NBC's Sunday Night Football ranked No. 1 for the week with 20.3 million viewers tuning in -- but football was all she wrote for the struggling network, whose second-highest-rated show, Law and Order...

Ratings Strengthen For Two And A Half Men

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...

Abc A Contender Again

ABC, a ratings also-ran except during Academy Awards week, became a strong contender last week as it posted its best ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 demographic in moire than two years. The...

Sensational Interviews Go Head-to-head In Primetime

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...

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