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Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

NBC’s personality-oriented drama “This is Us” received the latest confirmation of its status as a freshman yet, ranking as the No. 1 prime-time show last week for the first time among youthful viewers desired by advertisers

Counting all viewers, the Nielsen company said the show ranked...

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

Football drove TV viewership last week, carrying NBC and ESPN to hefty wins, Nielsen said Wednesday.

NBC enjoyed its sixth straight weekly win, which matched its longest in-season winning streak in 21 years. Meanwhile, ESPN beat its closest cable rival by nearly 7 million viewers.


Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Another week of football meant another winning week for NBC, according to the Nielsen company. A pair of NFL face-offs handed NBC the week’s most-watched and third-ranked programs, Nielsen said Tuesday.

But NBC had more in its playbook: a solid new hit drama. Although “This Is Us” isn’t...

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck.

Fittingly for a musical about pushing the boundaries...

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.

Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19...

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Football helped loft NBC to a ratings win last week, according to the Nielsen company.

Its Thursday night clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts was the week’s most-watched show, scoring nearly 21 million viewers. The runner-up was NBC’s Sunday sportscast of the...

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows including "Hill Street Blues" to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90.

Tinker died Monday at his Los Angeles home, according to his son, producer Mark Tinker.

Though he had...

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

The return of football and back-to-back prime-time interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump led NBC to a decisive victory in the television ratings.

Both the season-opening Super Bowl rematch between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos and a Sunday night game involving a...

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

NBC, which is increasingly owning the summer months, reached an historic 21 nights in a row as the nation’s most popular television network before having its winning streak snapped.

It was the longest string of consecutive victories among television viewers since the Nielsen company began...

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC’s nightly primetime averages took the week’s top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership.

But a drop in Olympics viewers compared to the previous week was notable....