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2008-10-11 12:00:15

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK -- CBS is looking good so far this TV season, easily winning last week in the prime-time ratings and perhaps minting a new hit in "The Mentalist." About a man who solves crimes using acute powers of observation, the show was the third most-watched scripted series last week. The drama starring Simon Baker was helped by its Tuesday time slot after "NCIS," which has quietly grown into one of TV's biggest hits in its sixth season. CBS dominated the...

2008-08-26 18:00:29

NBC's "America's Toughest Jobs" apparently didn't require much work for U.S. viewers, who gave the network a ratings win Monday, Variety reported. The premiere of the "Toughest Jobs" reality show averaged a solid 2.6 rating for NBC in the 9 p.m. EDT hour, which, when combined with similarly strong viewership for lead-in show "Deal or No Deal," provided NBC with an overall win on a night that featured coverage of the Democratic National Convention. A 2.6 rating means 2.6 percent of the...

2008-08-02 12:00:25

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- Reality shows, newsmagazines and reruns of scripted series dominated prime-time schedules last week, so that's what viewers watched. NBC's "America's Got Talent" took first place, followed by ABC's new unscripted hit "Wipeout." A repeat of the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" was third, then, also on CBS, "60 Minutes." And so it went. One rare first-run episodic series has gotten a warm reception: CBS's crime drama "Flashpoint" ranked 18th. Another CBS summer...

2008-07-10 09:00:50

By DAVID BAUDER By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK YOU WOULDN'T necessarily know it from last week, but Nielsen Media Research says TV viewership is on the rise. The company said Tuesday that the average American watched 127 1/ 4 hours of television in May, or the equivalent of more than five full days. That's up from 121 hours and 48 minutes in May 2007. The typical person also spent 26 1/2 hours using the Internet in May, up from 24 hours, 16 minutes the year before,...

2006-07-13 00:24:15

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A close game between the American and National leagues helped not only the AL but Fox win in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Fox's three-hour telecast mowed down everything else in primetime, scoring the top ratings in viewership, households and the adults 18-49 demographic and leading the network to a primetime victory. And it wasn't even close, unlike the action on the field, where the AL trailed most of the game before a two-out,...

2006-06-12 20:05:31

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - America is going soccer mad so far this World Cup season. Preliminary ratings for the broadcast by Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC of the opening weekend of the 2006 World Cup soccer championship rose 65 percent over the 2002 tournament, ESPN, ABC's sister station, said on Monday. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision also reported on Monday that its World Cup audience for the tournament's first eight games nearly tripled over the same period in...

2006-05-25 13:09:55

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 2005-06 U.S. television season drew to a dramatic close on Wednesday night as more than 36 million viewers tuned in to see gray-haired soul crooner Taylor Hicks crowned the winner on "American Idol." The preliminary viewer tally reported on Thursday by Nielsen Media Research marks the second-biggest non-sports telecast of the season, behind only the 38.8 million viewers who watched the Academy Awards in March. The live, two-hour "American...

2006-04-12 04:04:51

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With the two editions of "American Idol" and "House" ranking as the top three programs last week among adults 18-49, Fox had no problem scoring another weekly victory in the key demographic, while CBS again was the leader in total viewers. Following the Wednesday results show of "Idol," "House" hit series highs with 22.7 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/23 share in adults 18-49 and became the first Fox show to rank as the No. 1...

2006-02-13 22:07:20

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's first three days of Winter Olympics coverage, punctuated by news that the U.S. team's biggest name had dropped out, dominated Nielsen's prime-time ratings but posted predictably sharp declines from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Nielsen Media Research figures on Monday also showed that the first three days of NBC'S tape-delayed broadcasts from the Winter Games in Turin, Italy, fell short of ratings posted by the opening weekend of the...

2005-12-29 02:31:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - More than a year after he took over the anchor chair and with more than nine months without permanent competition from either rival, "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" closes out the year with a quarterly win among evening newscasts. The NBC newscast registered wins in total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo last week and in the fourth quarter, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday. "NBC Nightly News" averaged 9.8 million...


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