An unexpected drop in the TV ratings for the Rio Games won’t keep the event from being the financial success that NBC predicted. NBCUniversal took in more than $1.2 billion in advertising sales for its 17 days of coverage across its broadcast network, cable channels and streaming video. Although...
“Better Late Than Never” has begun its TV journey with solid ratings, joining “Golden Girls,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Matlock” and others in shooting down the supposition that audiences won’t support fare with older folks in the lead. Chances are, everyone who watched the Asian travelogue starring Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw […]
Ratings for daytime syndicated strips were largely down in the week of Aug. 8-14, as a number of shows were pre-empted for Olympics coverage. A week of “Judge Judy” reruns led the way with a 6.1 household rating, narrowly beating “Family Feud’s” 5.9. “Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” tied for No. 1 among talk shows […]
'Better Late Than Never,' a late entry in new summer series, outperforms all but ABC's 'Pyramid' in its debut. read more
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 The numbers for Tuesday have “America’s Got Talent” at its usual level following an Olympics hiatus and a series premiere on NBC also doing pretty well: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.07 Bachelor […]
The Great British Bake Off scored a massive 15 million viewers for last year's season finale, making it the U.K.'s highest-rating TV show of 2015. But, if the Bake Off is to repeat that feat this year, it has to beat some stiff competition – in the shape of the Icelandic soccer team.
Traditional TV ratings for the Rio Olympics fell from four years ago, particularly among young viewers, but NBCUniversal has maintained those ratings only tell part of the story, since this year’s event also aired on cable networks in primetime and all content was available to stream live.
The Games of the XXXI Olympiad were memorable for a variety of reasons. From Bolt to Biles, Phelps, Felix and, yes, even Lochte, Rio 2016 introduced and reintroduced viewers to many of sports' most compelling figures. But NBC's coverage of the games delivered less than stellar TV ratings. Show More Summary
'America Ninja Warrior' returns high, as ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise' reaps the rewards of less competition. read more
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 The numbers for Monday get back to their usual business now that the Summer Olympics have ended: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.0/7 6.96 Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.19 Mom (CBS) […]
Today, Pitchfork.tv presents a brand new episode of “Over/Under,” the interview series in which artists are given a series of topics to evaluate as overrated or underrated. This episode features comedian Eric Andre, who passes judgement on Jesus, Axl Rose, Wile E. Coyote, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Check it out below.
TV shows get cancelled almost every day, but it's not often that a show with decent ratings that hasn't been on the air for long ceases to exist for another reason. But, that's exactly what happened today with The Jim Gaffigan Show.
A new power ranking has come out that lists all local stations in the U.S. by social media rating. Adweek’s TVSpy reports that the ranking from Share Rocket has WNEP-TV in Scranton at No. 1 in the country with a...
With the embers still warm from the freshly extinguished torch marking the end of the Summer Games, it feels almost wrong to ask what NBCUniversal executives are doing to maximize the value of future Olympics. But if they are going to reverse the significant ratings slide suffered in Rio, they...
A quiet send-off compared to four years ago, the Olympics finishes a mixed ratings run for NBC. read more
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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 The numbers for Sunday include a low rating for the closing of the Summer Olympics and, consequently, not much of a bounce for a “Voice” special: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 7 p.m. Rio Gold (NBC) 2.5/10 10.78 60 Minutes (CBS) 0.7/3 6.77 […]
Compared to four years ago, the send-off is down 30 percent — finishing a mixed ratings run for NBC. read more
The games dipped in the last night of competition with a 3.5 rating. read more
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 Note: Pre-emptions for NFL preseason games on ABC, CBS and FOX could result in greater adjustments than usual. The numbers for Saturday: Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions) 8 p.m. Summer Olympics (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 3.5/15 14.55 Last Man Standing (ABC) – R […]