Thursday, April 27, 2017

NFL

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...

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Viewership at each of the six largest broadcast networks was down last week compared to the same week a year before. But given how television is changing, it’s hard to say whether that means viewers are rejecting the programming choices.

Declines at...

Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015

Television’s fall season is already in full swing — the football season.

Fresh entertainment programming doesn’t begin until next week, after the Emmy Awards. Football is so dominant now that 11 of the 20 most-watched primetime programs last week...

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.

A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter...