January 13, 2010 |
NBC recorded its first weekly ratings victory during the official television season in nearly a year, thanks to the season's most-watched prime-time program. With Saturday's Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles NFL playoff game averaging 32.12 million viewers, NBC averaged 10.34 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Jan. 4 and Sunday, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co. NBC's last ratings victory came the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2009, when it aired the Super Bowl.
August 23, 1992
I'm writing to complain about NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics. All we are seeing are the American athletes that we get ample opportunities to see throughout the year. It would be nice to see the rest of the world's top athletes perform. Andrew J. Holt, Los Angeles
February 27, 1993
Interesting that GM's lawsuit against NBC was settled within hours. Lawyers usually stretch such lawsuits over several years. It appears that when a lawsuit will be bad publicity for both parties, things get worked out very quickly. There's a lesson here! DON MANNING Los Angeles
December 8, 1991
Congratulations to NBC for keeping "Reasonable Doubts" on for a full season. It is one of the best dramas I've seen, and the actors are wonderful: Marlee Matlin is excellent and Mark Harmon is at his best. The show has great writing and plenty of action. Renee Short, Inglewood Commercial Break Needed
May 18, 1991
Howard Rosenberg missed one important detail May 1 in his brutal criticism of NBC's "Expose" segment on Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.), which insinuated adultery by Robb and Mafia-like intimidation by the senator's associates. In the week's ratings, the show tied for 78th place with "TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes." Enough said. PETER MUSURLIAN Glendale
January 8, 2009 |
NBC got a bit of good news last week as sports propelled the long-struggling network to first place during an otherwise quiet holiday period. The network had the most-watched program for the week ending Jan. 4 with Saturday's NFL playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers. The matchup averaged a hefty 27.8 million total viewers, according to figures published Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. NBC also saw some decent numbers from a special Sunday preview of its new series "Superstars of Dance," which averaged 10.6 million.
November 2, 1986
NBC censored comedian Sam Kinison on "Saturday Night Live" by blanking out portions of its West Coast broadcast ("NBC Censors Comedian's 'Live' Jokes," by David T. Friendly, Oct. 21). The material deleted was a joke that referred to marijuana in a way not sufficiently negative to meet NBC censorship standards. How dare a broadcaster using the public airwaves arrogate to itself the right to decide what views the public may hear? The issue of drug prohibition is a matter of public controversy and the public is entitled to hear from all sides whether the views are expressed by "serious" newscommentators or comedians.
April 25, 1993
Please bring "Law & Order" (NBC) back to its rightful time slot--before "Homicide." Just as the series states, "Law & Order" is ripped from today's headlines, with interesting, information-packed plots jammed into and wrapped up in one hour. "Homicide" strings us along for four weeks on one case. Please, no more. L.M. Imperial, San Luis Obispo Note: "Homicide" has completed its two-month run and "Law & Order" is now seen at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.
August 3, 2012
If Dick Ebersol, Gary Zenkel and NBC had covered the 1976 and 1984 Olympics, would we have heard about the accomplishments of Olga Korbut, Nadia Comaneci, Lasse Viren, Daley Thompson, Sebastian Coe, Michael Gross or Vasily Alekseyev? Just saying, it would nice to see and hear about the other gifted athletes at the London Olympics. Arturo Adame Redondo Beach :: If the Olympic Games are supposed to be symbolic of the coming together of nations in peace and goodwill, then NBC inadvertently demonstrated something else.
September 25, 2012 |
"The Voice" will be around for a while. NBC has ordered a fourth and fifth cycle of the reality-competition series for spring and fall 2013. "The Voice," currently in its third season, is generating strong ratings and has become one of NBC's biggest hits. "This pickup will assure the many dedicated 'Voice' fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world's attention through all of next year," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.