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Football Fans Control The Remote

Sunday Night Football on NBC continued to trounce every other program on network TV last week as coverage of the Minnesota Vikings/Arizona Cardinals game attracted 20.89 million viewers. By contrast, the No. 2 show, CBS's...

How Will Comcast Deal Affect Nbc News?

Former Hard Copy host Barry Nolan, who became an anchor for Comcast Cable's CN8 channel -- and was fired by Comcast after protesting a local Emmy award to Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly -- has...

Larry King To Interview Alleged Gate-crashers

CNN's Larry King has landed an interview with the Virginia couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who managed to slip through security on November 24 to attend President Obama's first state dinner without an invitation. They...

Nbc's Brian Williams Praises Daily Show 'S Jon Stewart

Writing in Newsweek, NBC' anchor Brian Williams suggests that Jon Stewart and The Daily Show have had a profound influence on television news in general and his own newscast in particular. "On occasion, when we've...

World Series Nabs Top Ratings Score

The World Series made a surprise comeback last week, drawing an average of 19.4 million viewers and peaking in Game 6 with 22.3 million, according to final figures released this week by Nielsen Research. Last...

Sawyer Interview Draws 8.2 Million Viewers

Diane Sawyer's interview with Rhianna, in which the pop singer spoke for the first time about being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, drew over 8.2 million viewers Friday night, making it the second-highest-rated show...

Baseball Dominates Ratings

The national pastime dominated the national primetime last week as Fox's coverage of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies scored strongly with viewers. In USA Today, writer Michael Hiestand,...

Cbs Looks Down Again On Its Rivals

CBS continued to dominate the ratings last week among both overall households and younger viewers, with its NCIS holding the top spot for the fourth week in a row and the spin-off, NCIS Los Angeles...

In Latest Ratings, Cbs Remains Powerful; Nbc, Weak

CBS's long-running NCIS and its spin-off NCIS Los Angeles dealt a powerful one-two punch to their competition last week. Together with The Good Wife , they captured every half hour of primetime last Tuesday night...

Nbc Thrown For A Loss In New Season

NBC, which showed off some muscle during the summer and then made a grand entrance into the new season with its new Jay Leno Show, Sunday Night Football, and the wind-up of America's Got Talent,...

Nbc's Peacock Flies Again

It was just like the old days of "Must See TV" last week as NBC dominated the top of the Nielsen ratings list with seven of the top ten shows. Those shows were either episodes...

Ratings Remain In Gutter As Summer Season Draws To An End

The broadcast networks are ending their summer season on a low note. In fact ratings for some shows were so low last week that they were easily bested by some cable fare. Once again, NBC's...

Even With Top Three Shows, Nbc Can't Beat Cbs

NBC took the top three spots in the Nielsen ratings last week, with two episodes of America's Got Talent , followed by pre-season football. But it was all CBS after that among the top ten...

News Reports Remain Aligned As Before

Among the evening newscasts, the results were little changed with NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams retaining the lead with 7.35 million viewers. ABC World News With Charles Gibson placed second with 6.74 million, while...

News Ratings Outshine Primetime

Among the nightly newscasts, the lineup remained fairly static. NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams once again wound up in the lead with 7.57 million viewers, well ahead of most leading primetime programs on any...

Leno "I'm Not Here To Save Nbc"

Jay Leno won't be trying to replicate the Tonight show when his nightly variety show begins airing next month, he told the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena Wednesday. Most obvious his desk will...

Nbc At Top Of Nielsens, But Cbs Wins Week

NBC returned to the head of the class last week as America's Got Talent occupied the first, second and ninth positions on Nielsen Research's weekly network ratings chart. The network fared less well with the...

News Rankings Stay The Same

Among the evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead with an average of 7.64 million viewers. ABC World News with Charles Gibson remained in second place with 6.68 million viewers, while...

Fox Tops Nielsens; Loses Viewers

Fox posted terrific ratings for its telecast of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game last week, but overall, its audience for the week shrank 13 percent from the comparable week a year ago. In fact, all...

Viewers Fleeing Broadcast Networks

If the broadcast networks are experiencing a distressing drop in ad sales, they cannot blame the problem entirely on the recession, the latest Nielsen ratings indicate. While three of the four -- CBS was the...

Couric Draws Smallest Audience Yet

Among the nightly newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams took a strong lead, capturing an average of 8 million viewers a night, far better than most primetime programs on any network. ABC's World News...

News Special Gives Nbc Rare Win

Aside from its Law & Order franchise, NBC's scripted programming continues to be whipped by the competition. News is another matter, however, with NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams regularly pulling audiences that are larger...

Nbc Narrowly Wins Nightly News Race

The number of viewers who tuned in to the network nightly newscasts last week fell sharply from the previous week, but NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead ABC World News With Charles...

Network Anchors Begin Using The Word "Torture"

Andrew Tyndall, who monitors each of the nightly network newscasts for his long-running "The Tyndall Report," observed Wednesday that network anchors are beginning to show less reluctance to using the term "torture" in describing the...

Light News Week = Light News Ratings

All nightly newscasts showed significant audience erosion last week. NBC Evening News With Brian Williams averaged 8.74 million viewers. ABC World News With Charles Gibson narrowed the gap with NBC as it averaged 7.95 million...

Nbc News Widens Gap

After seeing ABC's World News With Charles Gibson creep closer in the ratings during recent weeks, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams widened the gap last week as it averaged 9.65 million viewers. The ABC...

News Race Grows Tighter

Among the evening news shows, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams remained the most-watched network newscast last week, attracting an average of 8.60 million viewers. But ABC World News With Charles Gibson closed what had...

Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

Once again, as it had in Mumbai last month, television relied on "citizen journalists" for video coverage of the crash of a U.S. Airways flight into New York's Hudson River on Thursday. First images of...

Big News Week -- Who Knows Why?

Once again, unaccountably it was a big week for the nightly news shows with NBC averaging 9.5 million viewers for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. (The Associated Press observed that the figure would have...

News Shows See Ratings Rise -- But Why?

Although it did not appear to be a particularly eventful week, last week drew big audiences for the network nightly newscasts. NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams was the leader with 10.06 million viewers. ABC...

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