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Cbs Wins The Week With Hoops Help

CBS may have been shut out of the top four positions on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, but it nevertheless wound up as the No. 1 network for the week among total adults...

Cbs And Fox Each Claim #1 Finishes

CBS and Fox split ratings honors last week, with CBS leading among total adults and Fox among viewers 18-49. But ABC also claimed boasting rights as its Monday-night edition of Dancing with the Stars turned...

More Sun, Less Tv, Ratings Indicate

As usual, the annual return of Daylight Saving Time depressed ratings for most shows in general and those airing at 8 00 p.m. in particular. (Fox's Glee , for example, saw its viewership decline by...

Fox Runs Off With Ratings As Other Nets Rerun

As far as the TV networks are concerned, March did not come in like a tiger. With the exception of Fox, which continued to record huge ratings for American Idol (24 million viewers on Wednesday,...

Abc's Got A Secret -- And It's A Hit

Secret Millionaire , a hit British TV reality series that failed when a U.S. version was launched by Fox in 2008 -- it folded after six hour-long specials aired in December 2008 -- turned out...

Two Networks Claim Ratings Victory

CBS and Fox each claimed victory in the weekly ratings race -- Fox basing its claim on the results in the all-important adults 18-49 demo and CBS, on total viewers and households. Each network was...

Cbs Regains First Place

It was a week that saw CBS's Grammy Awards telecast draw its biggest audience in eleven years but the finale of CBS's Live to Dance with Paula Abdul flatlined with just 4.6 million. Four shows...

Fox Hails One Of Its Biggest Weeks

Needless to say, Fox TV, which drew the largest U.S. audience in TV history with this year's Super Bowl telecast (111 million viewers) and cashed in afterwards with the post-game show and a special edition...

Fox Takes Over First Place

Fox returned to the head of the class last week, displacing CBS's hold on the No. 1 spot in both total adults and the 18-49 demo. Wednesday's edition of American Idol topped the Nielsen ratings...

Nbc's Pheasant Under Glass?

Employees of NBC, Universal Studios, and their affiliated companies received a gift package when they arrived for work on Thursday, a day before Comcast takes over control of their professional lives. The package included a...

Cbs Again Dominates Weekly Ratings

Some 50.55 million viewers tuned in to CBS's telecast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while Nielsen did not include the primetime...

Nbc Scores Again With Sunday Night Football

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...

Cbs A Smash During Xmas Week

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...

Nbc Ratings Champ Again

With 24 million viewers tuning in to the game itself and another 17 million watching the "Pre-Kickoff" telecast, Monday Night Football gave NBC its second consecutive ratings victory among the key 18-49 demographic last week,...

King's Ratings Surge On Finale

For one last time CNN's Larry King Live was back where it once was as the most-watched cable news show in its time period Thursday night. The finale edged out Hannity on Fox News 2.25...

Ratings Soar For Nbc News

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams boasted ratings last week that would have been the envy of any of the network's entertainment programming. With an average of nearly 10 million viewers tuned in during the...

Bristol Et Al Lift Ratings For Dwts Finale

The season finale of ABC's Dancing with the Stars shoved aside NBC's Sunday Night Football last week as the results show attracted a whopping 24.2 million viewers and the final performance show drew 23.7 million....

Couric Roasts Zucker

Katie Couric was among the celebrities taking potshots at her onetime boss, NBC President Jeff Zucker, at a Frank Stanton Award luncheon in New York Monday that actually turned out more nearly to resemble a...

Mnf Moves The Goal Post

For the first time ever, a weekly sports telecast appears to have a lock on first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Indeed, the audience for NBC's Sunday Night Football appears to be growing each...

Nielsen Ratings List Looking Familiar

The list of the top television shows has taken on a weekly pattern, differing only slightly from week to week. Beyond the rankings, however, the actual number of viewers most shows are attracting is falling...

Cbs Maintains Ratings Lead; Rivals Fade

ABC and NBC were one-hit wonders in the ratings last week with ABC taking first- and third-place with its two weekly episodes of Dancing with the Stars, and NBC taking fourth place with Sunday Night...

Cbs Well Ahead Of Rivals In Third Week Of Season

CBS sprinted well ahead of its rivals in the third week of the new season as it averaged 11.9 million viewers with several long-running audience favorites. It also outpaced the others among adults 18-49. The...

Cbs Wins First Week Of Season

CBS once again returned to the top of the heap for the first week of the broadcast season as it averaged a 7.7 rating and a 13 share, representing 8.89 million viewers. Although ABC sported...

Nbc Wins Final Week Of Summer Season

NBC, which became an industry laughing-stock during the regular season with the Leno-O'Brien fiasco and a schedule replete with critically reviled shows, easily won the final week of the summer season. It was certainly helped...

Nbc In Blow-out Ratings Victory

It was the first week of the new season, and there, all to itself at No. 1, was NBC, the network that finished at the bottom of the heap last season. It was rescued by...

Nbc Takes Top 3 Ratings Positions

NBC may have accounted for the top three programs on the Nielsen rating list for last week, but it was CBS that took overall ratings honors, thanks to strong performances by scripted reruns and by...

Nbc Can't Win For Winning

Preseason football and two episodes of America's Got Talent on NBC topped the Nielsen ratings list for last week, but they weren't enough to beat CBS's repeat hits and its twelfth edition of Big Brother....

America's Got Talent Is No. 1 -- And No. 1

It's a rare -- if not unprecedented -- occurrence when two television shows tie for first place in the Nielsen ratings. But in fact that's what occurred last week -- and the two shows had...

Bachelorette Comes Up Roses In Ratings

ABC's The Bachelorette, which has always been a kind of bridesmaid and never the bride since its spinoff from The Bachelor in 2003, finally got the ring last week as it topped the Nielsen weekly...

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