Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nielsen

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

“The Big Bang Theory” is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run.

The CBS sitcom was last week’s most-watched entertainment show as total viewership ticked up to a 2018-19 season high of more than 13 million, according to Nielsen figures Tuesday.

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Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn’t much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition “The Masked Singer.” The strategy proved sound.

The Nielsen company said that 9.37 million people watched the series debut last Wednesday. That was the...

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Television ratings for New Year’s Eve celebrations took a tumble this year — and you can probably partly blame the weather.

Contrary to what the soggy celebrants in New York’s Times Square might think, it is because of good weather. Last year’s ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” had its...

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

The 16-year-old charmer who conquered “The Voice” with her old-school country touch helped boost NBC to a weekly ratings win.

Nearly 10 million viewers watched Chevel Shepherd win the singing contest, making it last week’s most popular entertainment show. Shepherd, of Farmington, New...

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Professional football — the lifeblood of live television this time of year — illustrated its dominance in the ratings this past week.

Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company’s 20 most popular primetime programs, with NBC’s Sunday night and Fox’s Thursday contests the top two....

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them.

ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in primetime last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen...

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

As a television event, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show appears headed for the remainder bin.

The show has been buffeted by bad publicity, bad reviews and now bad numbers. Shown Sunday on ABC after several years on CBS, its audience of 3.27 million viewers was the smallest since...

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

At some point, a television sensation becomes just another show. The numbers illustrate how that's become the case with AMC's drama, "The Walking Dead."

The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was seen by 5.1 million...

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

The dance floor is thinning over at ABC.

The Nielsen company says viewership is down for ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” franchise, which concluded its fall season on Monday with country radio host Bobby Bones beating Disney star Milo Manheim, actress Evanna Lynch and model Alexis Ren....

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Score one week for NBC in what’s becoming an intriguing battle with CBS for dominance in the television ratings this season.

NBC’s victory in the most recent measurements provided by the Nielsen company means it has won bragging rights for three weeks so far this fall, with CBS also...

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