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Nbc Again Has No. 1 Telecast -- But What Now?

NBC's coverage of the final NFL game of the regular season was the most-watched telecast of the week as it attracted 16.3 million viewers, but it did little to lift NBC out of the weekly...

Cronkite Is Retired Again From Cbs Evening News

Walter Cronkite, who was forced to retire as anchor of the CBS Evening News when he reached the age of 65 in 1981, is being retired as the introductory voice of the CBS program --...

Football Is Nbc's Biggest Xmas Present

During a typical week of pre-Christmas reruns, the broadcast networks last week saw a huge drop in viewers, save for the football telecasts. Some 19.04 million viewers tuned for NBC's telecast of the Dallas-Washington Sunday...

Sawyer To Make Low-key Debut On World News

ABC is installing Diane Sawyer as anchor of its nightly World News evening newscast beginning on Monday without anything approaching the hoopla that surrounded Katie Couric's debut on the CBS Evening News in 2006. In...

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...

Palin Says Couric Had A "Partisan Agenda" In Her Interview

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has told Oprah Winfrey that she was immediately aware that her interview with Katie Couric was going badly during the first segment but that Republican campaign officials urged her to...

Even Howie Mandel Makes As Much As Katie Couric

Forget about the much ballyhooed $15 million a year that CBS agreed to pay Katie Couric to anchor the CBS Evening News. At least six other U.S. television personalities earn far more than that each...

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...

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,...

Was Couric At Beck's Beck And Call?

Katie Couric was able to land Glenn Beck as her first guest for her online interview series @katiecouric on Tuesday because they share the same publicist, Time magazine indicated on its website Wednesday. Beck, who...

Couric To Launch Interview Show -- Online

CBSNews.com plans to launch a weekly one-hour interview program hosted by Katie Couric beginning Tuesday, the New York Times reported today (Monday). The program, titled @katiecouric, is aimed at highlighting Couric's strengths as an interviewer...

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...

Leno Scores Again In Second Inning

The second night of The Jay Leno show averaged 10.74 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights. That was down from a final figure of 18.42 million for the show's opener on Monday -- but it...

Ex-abc Anchor Simpson "Tv News Is Dying"

Former ABC World News Sunday anchor Carole Simpson has suggested that she is somewhat cynical about the fact that two women, Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric, will be anchoring the nightly news. Simpson, the first...

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...

America's Got Talent Has Got Top Ratings

NBC's America's Got Talent not only held on to the top spot on the weekly Nielsen TV ratings list for last week, it nabbed the second slot as well, as viewers tuned in to see...

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...

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...

Cbs's Couric Gets Even With Nytimes' Stanley

Katie Couric, who once found herself the object of ridicule by New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley, has struck back over Stanley error-filled column about the death of Walter Cronkite. Without mentioning Stanley by...

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...

Cbs Dominates With Repeats

NBC's America's Got Talent may have remained the hit show of the summer last week as its Tuesday edition ranked No. 1 with 8.7 million viewers and its Wednesday results episode ranked No. 2 with...

Cbs, Abc Newscasts Sink To Lowest Level Yet

Not only were the ratings down for the networks' entertainment programs, but so, too, were the numbers for their nightly newscasts, particularly for CBS and ABC. CBS Evening News drew just 4.89 million viewers, its...

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...

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...

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