Thursday, September 21, 2017

America's Got Talent

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo helped the ceremony avoid a ratings slide but failed to significantly boost viewership.

Sunday’s Emmys on CBS drew 11.38 million viewers to rank as the week’s No. 6 program, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Viewers continued to play peek-a-boo with “Big Brother” last week. CBS’ voyeuristic reality show landed four editions among the top 16 slots, according to Nielsen. But NBC had the week’s most-watched shows: two nights of “America’s Got Talent,” with 13.4 million and 10.9 million viewers.

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Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Sports, talent derbies, news and voyeurism kept unscripted fare high on the Nielsen roster last week.

A big exception: premium cable HBO’s scripted sensation “Game of Thrones,” which continued its reign with a best-yet audience of 10.2 million in its 9 p.m. Sunday berth. For the week, “...

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Baseball’s breezier All-Star game scored a turn-around in viewership from last year’s record low.

The game drew 9.3 million viewers to rank as the last week’s No. 2 program, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. That compares to 8.7 million for 2016’s game.

HBO fielded the other big...

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show.

Last week’s version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That’s nearly 5 million more than the week’s...

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Viewers chose cable news over broadcast TV for coverage of the Republican National Convention last week, with the Nielsen Top 20 claiming eight cable programs focused on the GOP confab.

Among the cable news networks, it was Fox News Channel’s week in particular to shine even as it reeled...

Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016

There’s little doubt that “America’s Got Talent” is the nation’s favorite television show of the summer.

The NBC talent show, this summer augmented by the addition of Simon Cowell as a judge, was seen by 12.8 million people on Wednesday, the Nielsen company said. That’s more than four...

Thursday, Jul. 7, 2016

In a week dominated by fun and games in primetime television, it was no fun for Fox: the network recorded the lowest-ever viewership average for a week by one of the four biggest broadcast networks.

Fox averaged 1.96 million viewers in prime time, a fraction below the 1.97 million viewers...

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015

The survey says: ABC’s version of “Celebrity Family Feud” ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit.

The Steve Harvey-hosted show, which aired six hour-long editions, averaged 9.1 million viewers and was the most-watched new television...

Friday, Jul. 10, 2015

One thing in shorter supply during what has always been known as broadcast television’s rerun season is reruns.

Of the 100 most-watched prime time programs on broadcast networks last week, one-third were repeats, according to the Nielsen company. The...