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America's Got Talent
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
If it’s a lousy week for President Donald Trump, it’s usually a good week for Rachel Maddow.
MSNBC’s marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen’s plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s conviction on...
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago.
NBC was led, as is typical during the summer months, by “America’s Got Talent.” The competition show was seen by 11.8 million people last week, more than...
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.
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...