Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nielsen

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

NBC’s comedy institution “Saturday Night Live” reached its largest audience since 2011 with last weekend’s episode hosted by President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin and featuring the return of Melissa McCarthy portraying White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

The show reached 10.8...

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

He may cringe at the thought, but is Stephen Colbert the late-night man for the Trump administration?

Colbert’s “Late Show” won the late-night ratings competition last week over NBC’s Jimmy Fallon for the first time since Colbert replaced David Letterman in September 2015, the Nielsen...

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. 25, 2017

Lopsided contests to determine Super Bowl participants didn't prevent each of the NFL conference championship games from reaching more than 45 million television viewers on Sunday.

The Nielsen company said that 47.95 million people watched the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh...

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

In his first week, Tucker Carlson moved seamlessly into Megyn Kelly’s time slot at Fox News Channel without skipping a beat in the ratings.

Carlson averaged just under 3 million viewers for his first week of shows in Fox’s prime-time lineup, or 10 percent more than the 2.72 million...

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

NBC kicked off the new year with a winning week and a football clash that took the top spot.

Nielsen says NBC’s telecast of the NFL playoff game between Detroit and Seattle was the week’s most-watched show with nearly 27 million viewers. That helped the network to an overall win in prime...

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.

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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

In what could signal a changing of the guard in morning television, NBC’s “Today” show has eclipsed ABC’s “Good Morning America” in popularity for the first month that did not include the Olympics in four and a half years.

“Today” averaged 4.79 million viewers in December to 4.69 million...

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Television viewers are feeling the spirit of the season.

Two of the four most-watched cable channels last week, Hallmark and Freeform, devote their primetime schedules to holiday-themed programming this time of year. Hallmark turns on the tinsel for November and December and generally...

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...