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Idol Ratings Down Again But Still Potent

16th February 2012

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...

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Report Networks Using Tricks To Boost Ratings

2nd February 2012

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...

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Fox News Channel -- Ten Years At No. 1

1st February 2012

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...

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Pro Bowl Ratings Da Kine

1st February 2012

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...

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

31st January 2012

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...

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Nfc Title Game Scores Big

25th January 2012

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...

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Afc Playoff Helps Cbs Trounce Rivals

19th January 2012

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...

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Gawker Runs Brian Williams Email; Nbc "Freaks Out"

17th January 2012

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...

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Bcs Game On Espn Tops Everything Else On Tv

11th January 2012

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...

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

29th December 2011

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...

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Cbs Wears Two Ratings Crowns

14th December 2011

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....

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Fear Strikes Out Against Men

13th December 2011

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...

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Two And A Half Men /15 Million Viewers

6th December 2011

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...

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Nbc First With Football, Last With Everything Else

23rd November 2011

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...

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Ratings Strengthen For Two And A Half Men

22nd November 2011

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...

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Abc A Contender Again

16th November 2011

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...

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Sensational Interviews Go Head-to-head In Primetime

15th November 2011

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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Nobody Watches Tv On Saturday -- Wanna Bet?

9th November 2011

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...

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World Series Soars In Week's Ratings

2nd November 2011

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...

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Ratings Drop Again For Kutcher's Men

1st November 2011

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....

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Nielsen Ratings Delayed

12th October 2011

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...

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Two And A Half Men Remains No. 1

4th October 2011

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...

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

28th September 2011

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...

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Ratings For Emmys Dip Again

21st September 2011

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...

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Univision A Big Ratings Winner

8th September 2011

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...

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Thanks To Talent , Football, Nbc's Got Ratings

31st August 2011

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...

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Abc Moving In On Nbc In Morning And Early Evening

25th August 2011

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...

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Nbc Tops Ratings Again

24th August 2011

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...

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Ratings Ncis At Top

17th August 2011

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...

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Ratings For Entertainment Shows Fall Below Newscast's

10th August 2011

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...

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