Thursday, October 19, 2017

NFL

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...

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...

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...

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

With the help of Dolly Parton, an iconic Christmas tree lighting, “The Voice” and the Dallas Cowboys, NBC enjoyed one of its best weeks in television ratings in years.

Aside from times when NBC had the Olympics or Super Bowl, the week ending Sunday was the network’s most-watched in 19...

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Football helped loft NBC to a ratings win last week, according to the Nielsen company.

Its Thursday night clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts was the week’s most-watched show, scoring nearly 21 million viewers. The runner-up was NBC’s Sunday sportscast of the...

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

The return of football and back-to-back prime-time interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump led NBC to a decisive victory in the television ratings.

Both the season-opening Super Bowl rematch between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos and a Sunday night game involving a...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Football dominated the past week in the television ratings — and Sean Penn was among the beneficiaries.

The Nielsen company said Sunday's edition of CBS' "60 Minutes" was seen by 20.6 million viewers, its largest audience since a postelection interview with President-elect Barack Obama in...