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News Rankings Stay The Same

29th July 2009

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...

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Fox Tops Nielsens; Loses Viewers

22nd July 2009

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...

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Viewers Fleeing Broadcast Networks

17th July 2009

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...

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Couric Draws Smallest Audience Yet

10th June 2009

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...

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News Special Gives Nbc Rare Win

4th June 2009

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...

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Nbc Narrowly Wins Nightly News Race

13th May 2009

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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Network Anchors Begin Using The Word "Torture"

23rd April 2009

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...

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Light News Week = Light News Ratings

8th April 2009

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...

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Nbc News Widens Gap

1st April 2009

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...

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News Race Grows Tighter

25th March 2009

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...

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Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

16th January 2009

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...

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Big News Week -- Who Knows Why?

8th January 2009

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...

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News Shows See Ratings Rise -- But Why?

24th December 2008

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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Cable News Audiences Go Through Slow Withdrawal

19th November 2008

The presidential election may have been held the previous week, but cable news outlets were continuing to draw relatively large audiences last week, with Fox News Channel finishing as the third most-watched cable channel, behind...

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Nbc News Announcer Dead At 87

13th November 2008

Howard Reig, the announcer on NBC Nightly News throughout most of itsexistence, ("From NBC News world headquarters in New York, this is NBCNightly News with Brian Williams ") died Wednesday in Venice, FL, wherehe had...

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Abc Wins On Election Night

6th November 2008

The election is over, and the vote that really matters to broadcasters andtheir advertisers is in. And the winner is ... ABC, which averaged 13.1million viewers in primetime for its coverage anchored by Charles Gibson,Diane...

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Nets Raise $100 Million To Fight Cancer

8th September 2008

The three major broadcast networks donated an hour of primetime on Friday to a "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon and raised more than $100 million for cancer research as a result, the Entertainment Industry Foundation,...

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Gustav Blows Out Gop Convention Coverage

1st September 2008

While meteorologists were predicting widespread disaster as Hurricane Gustav plowed on towards the Gulf Coast over the weekend, the major networks were forced to shift their top anchors and reporters from the Republican National Convention...

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Nbc News Rides Olympics' Coattails

20th August 2008

The huge audience tuning in for the Beijing Olympics has given a boost to NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams , which precedes it in primetime in many markets. After ordinarily running neck-and-neck with (and...

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Colbert, Stewart Audiences Smart; Couric's Not So

18th August 2008

The overwhelming majority of people who watch cable and broadcast newscasts and topical variety shows are unable to identify the party that now controls Congress, name the current secretary of state, and name Britain's new...

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Lauer To Co-host Opening Ceremonies In Beijing

4th August 2008

Raising his profile at the network considerably, NBC has named Matt Lauer, cohost of Today , to team up with Bob Costas to co-anchor the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing on Aug....

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Lauer To Co-host Opening Ceremonies In Beijing

4th August 2008

Raising his profile at the network considerably, NBC has named Matt Lauer, cohost of Today , to team up with Bob Costas to co-anchor the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing on Aug....

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Tight Race Continues Among Nightly Newscasts

31st July 2008

Among the network nightly newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams remained in the lead with 7.31 million viewers, once again edging out ABC's World News with Charles Gibson , which captured 7.17 million viewers....

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Live From Iran's Presidential Compound: The News

29th July 2008

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the Today show Monday, suggesting up front that the telecast may have been as newsworthy as any remarks by the Iranian leader. "We're...

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Williams, Gibson, Run Neck-and-neck

23rd July 2008

ABC and NBC wound up in a virtual tie for first place among the three nightly newscasts. Nielsen gave them an identical 5 rating and 11 share and noted that NBC Nightly News With Brian...

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Pbs Leads Nominations For News Emmys

17th July 2008

PBS led all other broadcast, cable and broadband competitors with 38 nominations for the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced Tuesday by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Among...

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Pbs Leads Nominations For News Emmys

17th July 2008

PBS led all other broadcast, cable and broadband competitors with 38 nominations for the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced Tuesday by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Among...

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Nbc Nightly News Overtakes Abc's World News

3rd July 2008

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams remained the most-watched network evening newscast during the second quarter, averaging 8 million viewers each night, according to Nielsen Media Research. It edged out ABC's World News With Charles...

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Website Beats Networks To Report Russert's Death

16th June 2008

Hours before the death of veteran NBC newsman Tim Russert was announced by any broadcast or cable news network on Friday, word of his passing took the form of changes on Russert's Wikipedia listing, published...

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Network Newscasts In Dead Heat

4th June 2008

The ABC and NBC newscasts once again ended in a photo finish, with Nielsen giving a slight edge to ABC World News With Charles Gibson which, it said, attracted 7.66 million viewers, while NBC Nightly...

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