October 25, 2013 |
As expected, Fox ruled Thursday night in the television ratings with the World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals came back from a sloppy Game 1 to tie the series with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. According to early numbers from Nielsen, Fox was the top network of the night, with a rating of 3.4 in the key 18-49 age demographic and an average viewership of 12.7 million. Against the heavy competition, CBS came in second with a 2.7 in the advertiser-coveted demo and a total audience of 10.3 million, with "Big Bang Theory" the most-watched telecast, bringing in 16.5 million people. "Big Bang Theory" fell a bit in 18-49 to a 4.9, while the first-season Will Arnett comedy "The Millers" fell 13% compared with last week, drawing 10.9 million viewers.
February 3, 2009 |
Like the Arizona Cardinals, who watched their lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers crumble away in the final seconds of Sunday's Super Bowl, the game's TV ratings fell just short of a history-making performance. An average of 95.4 million viewers tuned in to NBC's telecast, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research. That represented a drop of only 2% from last year's record-breaking game on Fox, when the New York Giants pulled off an upset of the New England Patriots.
October 29, 2012 |
The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies-Tampa Bay Rays and 2010 Giants-Texas Rangers series, which each went five games. Last year's St. Louis Cardinals-Rangers World Series went seven games and built momentum to average a 10.0/16. The Giants' 2-0 win in Game 3 on Saturday earned a 6.1/11, and their 4-3, 10-inning victory in the clincher Sunday drew an 8.9/14.
October 24, 2013 |
The World Series is looking solid in the television ratings so far, at least compared with last year. Wednesday night's Game 1, in which the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-1, drew an average of 14.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up 18% compared to last year's comparable game. The Fox telecast drew also drew a household rating of 8.6, up 13% from last year. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings But keep in mind the 2012 World Series, a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers by the San Francisco Giants, was the least-watched Fall Classic ever.
February 24, 2010 |
The first full week of Winter Olympics coverage gave NBC its most-watched week since the 2008 Summer Olympics and its widest margin of victory in the prime-time ratings race during the official television season since the 2002 Winter Olympics. With the Winter Olympics accounting for seven of the week's 10 most-watched programs, NBC averaged 24.75 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Feb. 15 and Sunday. Fox Broadcasting was second, averaging 8.68 million viewers, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co. NBC averaged 26 million viewers for the first 10 nights of Vancouver, Canada, Olympics coverage through Sunday, 27% more than the 20.4 million average for the 2006 Winter Games, which were held in Turin, Italy.
February 3, 2010 |
CBS combined the most-watched Grammy telecast since 2004 with the week's two most-watched scripted programs for its 16th ratings victory in the season's 19 weeks. CBS averaged 12.02 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Jan. 25 and Sunday, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co. CBS' coverage of Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony was the week's most-watched program, averaging 25.87 million viewers, its largest audience since the 2004 ceremony, which averaged 26.29 million viewers.