Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for primetime supremacy among the television networks.

Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company’s rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle. Late-...

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

With football in full swing and “The Big Bang Theory” nowhere to be seen, the first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again.

The network that dominated primetime in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average...

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019

The new television season hasn’t begun yet, but the football season has, and it’s carrying the networks in the interim.

Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company’s top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta.

ABC devoted its...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people.

The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it begins...

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

There’s nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners.

The New England Patriots’ thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That’s up 22...

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...

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...

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Terry Bradshaw thought his career as a football analyst was over in 1993 when CBS lost the NFL rights to Fox. But instead of going back to cattle ranching, he has had a front-row seat to the biggest sports broadcasting startup of the past quarter-century.

"It seems like an eternity. We...

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....

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