Monday, June 18, 2018

Nielsen

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been.

The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen...

Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018

There was a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA’s Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Viewership was down from the comparable 2017 matchups but not by much, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday.

The two teams, competing in basketball’s finals for the...

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

CBS is finishing another television season atop the television ratings, but the network had to sweat a little this time.

The traditional TV season that started in September ends on Wednesday, and CBS will win bragging rights for the 10th year in a row, the Nielsen company said. CBS has...

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

CBS soared in the ratings with major plot moves on the season finales of its two most popular shows.

On the comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon and Amy’s characters tied the knot, while Pauley Perrette’s character, Abby, signed off from “NCIS” after a decade and a half with the drama....

Tuesday, May. 8, 2018

As it heads toward the end of another season, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” has regained its familiar spot at the top of the television rankings.

The CBS comedy was seen by nearly 13 million people last week, the Nielsen company said. The revived “Rosanne,” which has created a sensation...

Wednesday, May. 2, 2018

With someone walking onstage every few minutes to read a name off a piece of paper, the NFL draft wouldn’t seem like a big television draw. Yet the 11.2 million people who watched this year made it the week’s second most popular program.

The first round of the draft was shown on Fox, the...

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018

An estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix’s “Lost in Space” within the first three days that the streaming service made it available this month, a promising start that would make it one of the outlet’s more popular series after the phenomenon of “Stranger Things.”

The...

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

As the rebooted “Roseanne” continues to dominate the television landscape, research indicates that enthusiasm expressed for the show’s initial success by President Donald Trump and Fox News Channel had an impact on its audience.

Both Trump and Fox commentators said the show’s initial...

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

Villanova’s comfortable victory over Michigan in the NCAA men’s basketball final may have been good for the blood pressure of the team’s fans, but it wasn’t good for television ratings.

The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company said....

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

“Roseanne” wasn’t just a hit on opening night. The revived ABC comedy had legs.

The Nielsen company said Tuesday that viewership for the show’s premiere shot up to 25 million people when delayed viewing for the three days after last Tuesday’s first showing is added. The increase of 6.6...