Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

Stuck at home on a pandemic New Year's Eve, TV viewers turned to Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in big numbers for a virtual celebration, with Times Square largely empty as the ball dropped. 

ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with host Seacrest drew 18.4 million...

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020

One of television's hottest shows is also among its oldest.

It's not the first time that's been said about "60 Minutes" since its 1968 debut. In the frenzied news year of 2020, however, the success is a tribute to both durability and adaptability.

CBS' pioneering newsmagazine is...

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of "60 Minutes" this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

The 17.4 million people who watched the CBS newsmagazine, featuring interviews with Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden, was the show...

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

Led by the reliable "60 Minutes" on CBS, news programming dominated the television rankings on a quiet week in mid-August.

Nine of the 20 most popular programs were news or commentary shows, eight of them on Fox News Channel, the Nielsen company said.

CBS was the most popular...

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the "off" switch during last week's telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral.

Fox News, like the broadcast and other cable news networks, aired Lewis' funeral last Thursday, when former presidents Bill...

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020

Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with "60 Minutes" the exception.

"America's Got Talent" on NBC was the most-watched show last week, according to Nielsen company ratings out Tuesday. But the No. 2 slot was claimed by CBS' long-running news...

Tuesday, May. 12, 2020

"60 Minutes" managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week.

With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, "60 Minutes" was easily the week's most-watched primetime program, the Nielsen company said. The newsmagazine has been...

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020

A contentious interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro over the administration's response to the coronavirus helped "60 Minutes" earn the top spot in the ratings for the third time this season. 

The venerable CBS news show drew 9.68 million viewers to edge out three NBC shows: "...

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020

With millions of Americans homebound due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's little surprise they're curious about what's going on in the world.

News programs reached more people than they had in years and, in one case, notched its biggest average audience ever, the Nielsen company said...

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020

Reflecting a hunger for information about the coronavirus outbreak, last Thursday's episode of ABC's "World News Tonight" had more viewers than anything that aired in television's primetime last week.

That edition of the David Muir-anchored broadcast reached 10.8 million viewers, slightly...

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