Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nielsen

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network — and that’s not a good thing.

Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, “Empire,” aired a...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

NBC’s decision to air a live version of “Saturday Night Live” in every time zone has paid immediate dividends.

The network’s telecast last weekend, with host Jimmy Fallon, musician Harry Styles and with Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy delivering their hit impersonations of Donald Trump...

Monday, Apr. 17, 2017

Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.

The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like "Liv and Maddie," ''Jessie" and "The Lodge" on her laptop, iPad and phone.

"Sometimes I watch TV in the car," she says. "I have ballet every day...

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017

Advertisers are fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s “no spin zone” on Fox News Channel, but viewers are remaining loyal.

“The O’Reilly Factor” averaged 3.71 million viewers over five nights last week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. That’s up 12 percent from the 3.31 million viewers he averaged the...

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017

Stephen Colbert hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC’s “Tonight” show.

Colbert won in the Nielsen company’s ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon...

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

CBS’ “60 Minutes” returned this week to a familiar place it hadn’t been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.

The venerable newsmagazine hadn’t finished as the most-watched program of the week since November 2008, when newly elected...

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Those who believe it’s impossible for a broadcast network to make new hits anymore probably isn’t a fan of “This is Us.”

The heartwarming NBC series was second only to CBS’ “NCIS” for the most popular show of the week for its debut season finale last week. The show reached 12.8 million...

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

“Survivor” has returned to CBS’ schedule - for the 34th time - and it remains one of television’s top 20 shows.

The Nielsen company said the debut of a new “Survivor” edition with host Jeff Probst was seen by 7.7 million viewers last week. The 18 most-watched prime-time programs last week...

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017

Singing, dancing and Chicago was the formula NBC used for a weekly victory in the ratings.

“The Voice” returned from a hiatus and earned three of the top four slots in the Nielsen company’s list of the most-watched programs last week. The exception was “Little Big Shots,” the debut of...

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017

Fox Business Network topped CNBC in viewership during the business day for the fifth consecutive month, an illustration of dramatic growth at an upstart network that began operation a decade ago.

FBN averaged 218,000 viewers during the hours between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in February, an...