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News Beats Entertainment In Ratings

3rd August 2011

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...

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Fox First Among Young Viewers, Last Among Total Viewers

27th July 2011

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...

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Cbs, Fox Share Ratings Honors

20th July 2011

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...

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Sawyer Closing In On Williams

13th July 2011

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...

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Peacock Roosts Atop Ratings Again

22nd June 2011

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...

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A Bad Week For Lebron Is Great For Abc

15th June 2011

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...

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Fox Sweeps Up May Ratings Win

2nd June 2011

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...

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Nbc News Launches Ipad App

30th May 2011

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...

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Katie Exits Without Much Of A Ratings Bump

25th May 2011

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...

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Upfront At The Upfronts

16th May 2011

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...

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Brian Williams Set To Debut In Primetime

13th May 2011

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...

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

11th May 2011

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...

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Ann Curry Thanks Twitter Fans For Their Support

9th May 2011

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...

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Idol , Dancing Tie For First Place

27th April 2011

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...

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Couric's Departure Goes Unreported By Cbs

27th April 2011

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...

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Nielsen Ratings Same Old, Same Old

20th April 2011

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...

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

13th April 2011

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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Cbs Wins The Week With Hoops Help

6th April 2011

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...

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Cbs And Fox Each Claim #1 Finishes

30th March 2011

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...

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More Sun, Less Tv, Ratings Indicate

23rd March 2011

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...

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Fox Runs Off With Ratings As Other Nets Rerun

16th March 2011

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,...

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

9th March 2011

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...

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Two Networks Claim Ratings Victory

24th February 2011

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...

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Cbs Regains First Place

16th February 2011

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...

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Fox Hails One Of Its Biggest Weeks

9th February 2011

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...

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Fox Takes Over First Place

2nd February 2011

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...

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Nbc's Pheasant Under Glass?

28th January 2011

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...

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Cbs Again Dominates Weekly Ratings

20th January 2011

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...

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Nbc Scores Again With Sunday Night Football

5th January 2011

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...

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Cbs A Smash During Xmas Week

29th December 2010

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...

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