Friday, October 20, 2017

Nielsen

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.

Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and...

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

ABC’s new drama about a surgeon on the autism scale, “The Good Doctor,” is a bona fide hit, and it takes a little time to recognize the magnitude.

Last week’s episode was the most popular show on the network, the Nielsen company said.

A look at newly released Nielsen data for “The...

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

CBS continued to reign in the prime-time ratings race in the second week of the new fall season. And that was even without its new smash hit, “Young Sheldon,” whose Sept. 25 preview was watched by more than 17 million viewers. (“Young Sheldon” won’t be back until November.)

According to...

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

The National Football League is continuing a steady decline in audience, with its fourth week of games having the smallest audience on a weekend when some conservatives called for a boycott because some of its players used the national anthem to protest against police treatment of minorities....

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday.

Nielsen said the games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and have dipped to 15.77 million this...

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...

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma was a record-setter for The Weather Channel, too.

The Nielsen company said an average of 3.29 million people watched the network on Sunday as the deadly storm blew over Florida. Meteorologists were stationed all over the state, offering live shots in the intense wind and...

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017

Football season has begun, and it has already had an impact on the competition among television networks.

ABC narrowly won the primetime ratings race last week on the strength of its coverage of college football games involving Florida State and Alabama, and West Virginia and Virginia...

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

No longer the event it was when Eminem ruled the charts, the MTV Video Music Awards tallied 5.68 million viewers across 10 different networks on Sunday for a show dominated by Kendrick Lamar’s coronation and the debut of Taylor Swift’s new video.

That’s down from the 6.5 million people...

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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