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Nobody Watches Tv On Saturday -- Wanna Bet?

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...

World Series Soars In Week's Ratings

The seventh game of the World Series attracted an average of 25.4 million viewers to Fox last Friday, making it the most-watched baseball contest since 2004. Overall, the series between the Texas Rangers and the...

Ratings Drop Again For Kutcher's Men

Ratings for the Ashton Kutcher era of Two and a Half Men continued to erode Monday night, although they remained at the top of CBS's sitcom block between 8 00 p.m. and 10 00 p.m....

Nielsen Ratings Delayed

Nielsen said on Tuesday that it will delay release of primetime ratings until later today (Wednesday). It apologized but gave no explanation. It did release ratings for the nightly news programs, once again showing NBC...

Two And A Half Men Remains No. 1

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...

Tv's New #1 Show Two And A Half Men

When Ashton Kutcher was named to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men , he remarked that it was like winning the lottery. It now appears that the producers of the show and...

Ratings For Emmys Dip Again

Television's annual Emmy awards, once one of the medium's highest-rated annual events, landed in seventh place on the Nielsen ratings list for last week, outranked by NBC's Sunday-night football telecast, which aired opposite it, a...

Univision A Big Ratings Winner

Nielsen's top ten ratings list was turned on its ear this week as Univision's telenovela (limited-run soap opera) Fuerza del Destino captured three of the positions among the key demographic group of adults 18-49, making...

Thanks To Talent , Football, Nbc's Got Ratings

It was another week for NBC's peacock to crow. The struggling network saw its America's Got Talent rank first and second in the Nielsen ratings, with the two-hour Tuesday edition averaging 12 million viewers and...

Abc Moving In On Nbc In Morning And Early Evening

While NBC has struggled for years as generally the last-place network in primetime, it has remained dominant in two other time periods, the morning with the Today show, and in the early evening with NBC...

Nbc Tops Ratings Again

CBS's NCIS and its companion spin-off NCIS Los Angeles were the only scripted repeats to land in Nielsen's top ten last week -- a week that saw struggling NBC place four programs in that list...

Ratings Ncis At Top

A rerun of CBS's NCIS placed first in the ratings among total adults last week, edging out the usual weekly winner during the summer, NBC's America's Got Talent. The Tuesday edition of the talent contest...

Ratings For Entertainment Shows Fall Below Newscast's

For the second week in a row, television executives might have been wishing that their entertainment programs were drawing the sizable audiences that their evening newscasts were. While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams averaged...

News Beats Entertainment In Ratings

More TV viewers were watching reports about the budget crisis last week than most entertainment programs. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams averaged 7.9 million viewers for the week. That would have put it at...

Fox First Among Young Viewers, Last Among Total Viewers

Fox's highest-rated show among total adults last week was the Wednesday edition of So You Think You Can Dance , which came in at No. 23 in the overall weekly ratings. Nevertheless, among the key...

Cbs, Fox Share Ratings Honors

CBS didn't have to do much more than air reruns and Big Brother to capture the most viewers last week, although Fox won the week among viewers 18-49, thanks largely to its coverage of Major...

Sawyer Closing In On Williams

An excerpt from Diane Sawyer's interview with Jaycee Dugard that was included in last Thursday night's World News with Diane Sawyer not only gave the ABC newscast a rare win for the night over NBC...

Peacock Roosts Atop Ratings Again

In her TV column in today's (Wednesday) Washington Post , Lisa de Moraes writes, "Once upon a time, when NBC did not win a week, it was big news. Now, NBC's winning a week is...

A Bad Week For Lebron Is Great For Abc

ABC's telecasts of the NBA finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat dominated the primetime ratings for the second week in a row among total viewers and those 18-49. Along with Monday's The...

Fox Sweeps Up May Ratings Win

Thanks to enormous ratings for the finale of American Idol, Fox trounced its competition in the ratings for total viewers and adults 18-49 in the final week of the May sweeps, which coincides with the...

Nbc News Launches Ipad App

CBS News may have been first when it came to developing an app for the iPad that allows users to watch its news coverage on demand, but NBC, which boasts nearly twice the number of...

Katie Exits Without Much Of A Ratings Bump

Ratings for the NBC and ABC nightly newscasts were down significantly last week. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams once again led the field with 8.61 million viewers, but second-place ABC World News with Diane...

Upfront At The Upfronts

It is that time of year when the networks unveil their plans for the coming season to advertisers in hopes that they'll be impressed enough with many to buy a schedule of commercials in them...

Brian Williams Set To Debut In Primetime

NBC, which leads in news programming while nearly all of its entertainment shows continue to languish, is planning to launch a new primetime magazine program hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, the Wall...

Ratings Everybody's A Winner (Or So They Say)

Assessing their ratings results for last week, each of the major broadcast networks had something to brag about. For the first full week of the May sweeps. CBS could declare that it attracted more adult...

Ann Curry Thanks Twitter Fans For Their Support

Ann Curry, the American journalist who has been announced as Meredith Vieira's successor on the 'Today Show', has thanked Twitter followers for their messages of congratulations. Ann Curry, who will join Matt Lauer on the...

Idol , Dancing Tie For First Place

For the first time in memory, two shows have tied for first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Each show, Fox's American Idol and ABC's Dancing with the Stars , ended up with identical 12.7...

Couric's Departure Goes Unreported By Cbs

Viewers of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night would not have learned that Katie Couric will be stepping down as anchor of the nightly newscast at the end of next month. They would have heard...

Nielsen Ratings Same Old, Same Old

Except for the absence of the NCAA basketball finals, the titles of the top-ten finishers on the Nielsen ratings list were pretty much a carbon copy of those a week ago, although the number of...

Cbs Not N0. 1, 2, Or 3 -- But Biggest Winner Anyway

CBS may have been shut out of the top three spots in the Nielsen weekly ratings again last week, but it captured 13 of the next 17 places and ended up as the top-rated network...

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