Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018

“America’s Got Talent” is proving to be TV audiences’ summertime show of choice, with its dominant performance boosting NBC to its fourth consecutive weekly ratings win.

The talent contest has ranked as the most-watched program for the past five weeks, with last week’s show topping the No...

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018

“America’s Got Talent” continues to dominate the summer television landscape, although not by enough to make NBC the week’s most popular network.

The talent show was seen by 11.3 million people last week, more than four million more than the next closest show, a repeat version of “60...

Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2018

Cable television networks offer sports, reality, comedy and drama. But what’s selling now is opinionated news.

Sixteen of the 17 most-watched programs on cable last week were either on Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. The only exception was coverage of the NBA draft on...

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, Aug. 22, 2017

Viewers continued to play peek-a-boo with “Big Brother” last week. CBS’ voyeuristic reality show landed four editions among the top 16 slots, according to Nielsen. But NBC had the week’s most-watched shows: two nights of “America’s Got Talent,” with 13.4 million and 10.9 million viewers.

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Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Sports, talent derbies, news and voyeurism kept unscripted fare high on the Nielsen roster last week.

A big exception: premium cable HBO’s scripted sensation “Game of Thrones,” which continued its reign with a best-yet audience of 10.2 million in its 9 p.m. Sunday berth. For the week, “...

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Baseball’s breezier All-Star game scored a turn-around in viewership from last year’s record low.

The game drew 9.3 million viewers to rank as the last week’s No. 2 program, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. That compares to 8.7 million for 2016’s game.

HBO fielded the other big...

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show.

Last week’s version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That’s nearly 5 million more than the week’s...

Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Viewers chose cable news over broadcast TV for coverage of the Republican National Convention last week, with the Nielsen Top 20 claiming eight cable programs focused on the GOP confab.

Among the cable news networks, it was Fox News Channel’s week in particular to shine even as it reeled...

Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016

There’s little doubt that “America’s Got Talent” is the nation’s favorite television show of the summer.

The NBC talent show, this summer augmented by the addition of Simon Cowell as a judge, was seen by 12.8 million people on Wednesday, the Nielsen company said. That’s more than four...

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