Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nielsen

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017

Russia may represent bad news for President Donald Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis, Stephen Colbert.

The CBS “Late Show” host scored his largest margin of victory since his debut week nearly two years ago for shows that featured segments filmed during his recent trip to Moscow...

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...

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

The nation’s birthday week was observed by the networks mostly by scripted repeats along with the usual slate of reality and game shows.

Although NBC’s two-hour “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” special ranked sixth and 16th for the week, the top-ranked primetime shows were CBS’ “60 Minutes...

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...

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president. But the NBC comic might want to keep the champagne on ice.

The Nielsen company said that Fallon's "Tonight" show averaged 2.66 million viewers last week, a whisker above...

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017

On a rerun-riddled schedule last week, viewers flocked to the limited ration of fresh fare, according to Nielsen.

Game 5 of the NBA Finals was by far the week's big attraction, drawing more than 24 million viewers to ABC to land the week's top spot.

NBC grabbed the next three slots...

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

Until the current season, ABC had never cast a black man or woman as the lead character in "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette." There were suggestions that some at the network feared it would hurt the show among the primarily older people who enjoy the fantasy franchise.

Three weeks into...

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017

The NBA Finals is off and running with its best ratings through two games since the Chicago Bulls’ last championship in 1998. Now ABC has to hope the Cleveland Cavaliers can make it competitive.

The first two games, both won by the Golden State Warriors, averaged 19.2 million viewers, the...

Wednesday, May. 31, 2017

For all the changes in television over the past decade — how it is consumed and the explosion of new outlets and programs — CBS’ popularity with the masses remains unchallenged.

The traditional television season ended last Wednesday and, for the ninth year in a row, CBS finished as the...

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place.

The network's weekday primetime lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that...