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December 2, 2009
The Nielsen Co. list of prime-time television ratings that normally appears on Wednesdays is delayed this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be published in Calendar later this week.
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March 17, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Resurrection" posted strong ratings for ABC in its second episode, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Sunday's installment of the new drama, which follows residents of Arcadia, Mo., whose dead loved ones return, drew 10.8 million viewers on average. While that's down from the series premiere, which hooked 13.3 million people, it remained the top Sunday night show on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in the key 18-to-49 demographic. In that advertiser-preferred age group, "Resurrection" garnered a rating of 3.0, down about 20% from the big opener.  In 18-to-49, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million people.  Ratings for that other back-from-the-dead drama, AMC's "The Walking Dead," won't be available until later Monday, but the show has been averaging around 13 million viewers in recent episodes.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV On NBC, the new 10 p.m. thriller "Crisis" premiered with 6.5 million viewers and a 1.6 among 18-to-49-year-olds, matching the rating for last year's April premiere of "Hannibal.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2010
Network Averages The number of viewers (in millions) that each network averaged per hour of primetime, for last week and for the season. Network Current Week Season To Date ABC 12.09 8.7 Fox 11.26 10.1 CBS 10.37 12.12 NBC 6.42 9.12 UNI 3.78 3.55 Program Rankings The number of viewers (in millions)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The 12th season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox premiered with ratings that were generally in line with last year's opener, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The culinary boot camp reality series kicked off with an average of 5.3 million viewers, up slightly from last year, though it was down 5% among key 18- to 49-year-olds. In the advertiser-coveted demographic, the 8 p.m. telecast drew a rating of 1.9.  "American Idol" moved to 9 p.m. and held steady from last week's low of 2.2 in the demo.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
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.
SPORTS
February 3, 2009 | Scott Collins
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.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | Wire reports
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2010 | By city news service
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2010 | By city news service
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
"American Idol" posted a weekly ratings decline Wednesday, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Still, Fox held off CBS to win Wednesday night in the key viewing demographic.  The veteran singing competition drew an average of 10.1 million viewers and a rating of 2.4 among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, the category most cherished by advertisers. That's a drop of 11% from last week's score in the coveted age group.  CBS won the night in overall viewership with an average audience of 10.2 million.  CBS' "Survivor" delivered 9.9 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in 18-49, rising slightly for the second week in a row as it continued to challenge "American Idol.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Tuesday's episode of "The Voice," the final round of blind auditions, fell in the ratings from last week but was still the top show in prime time, propelling NBC to a nightly victory in a key demographic.  "The Voice" averaged 13.1-million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Its rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic preferred by advertisers, fell 17% from last week to a 3.4. In the 18-to-49 category, a ratings point equals about 1.3-million people.  The new comedy "About a Boy" also fell week-to-week by 16% in a key demo to a 2.1 and drew an overall audience of 7.9 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
NBC's "The Voice" beat the 18th-season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" in the ratings Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" run came to an end, wooing fewer viewers than last year's finale.  The reality series' season closer averaged 9.6 million viewers over two hours, with a rating of 3.2 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, Nielsen said.  In the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic, "The Bachelor" was down about 9% from last spring's finale, which faced "The Biggest Loser" on NBC instead of "The Voice.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Facing a supernova of TV rivals, Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" launched with a solid 8.5 million viewers from 10 networks Sunday night, according to Nielsen.  The heavily promoted, 13-part science documentary series, featuring astrophysicist host Neil deGrasse Tyson touring the universe in a CGI spaceship, arrives more than three decades after Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" debuted on PBS.  "Cosmos" marks an unusual roll-out for...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
A "Big Bang Theory"-powered CBS beat its rivals in the ratings Thursday night with solid showings from most of its comedies.  "Big Bang" was the highest rated show with 17.9 million viewers total and a rating of 5.2 among key 18-49-year-olds, according to early numbers from Nielsen. A ratings point in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic equals about 1.3 million people watching.  CBS averaged 10.7 million viewers and a rating of 2.7 for an easy win in prime time. The Will Arnett comedy "The Millers" and "Two and a Half Men" rose from last week to a 3.0 and a 2.7, respectively, but "The Crazy Ones" fell 11% to a 1.7, its lowest rating so far. "Elementary" rose a tick to  1.7. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "American Idol" hit another low in the demo, falling to a 2.2 in 18-49, while bringing in 9.7 million viewers overall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Fox won Wednesday night in total viewership and among key 18-to-49-year-olds, though its "American Idol" was flat with last week's numbers, according to preliminary data from Nielsen.  The aged singing contest drew 10.5 million viewers overall and a rating of 2.7 in the 18-to-49 demographic, on par with last week's episode. In the 18-49 demo, a ratings point equals about 1.3 million people watching.  CBS came in second place with an average of 10.1 million viewers and a rating of 2.2. The veteran reality program "Survivor" was flat with last week at a 2.4 rating, but its total audience increased to 9.6 million, bringing it within 1 million viewers of "Idol" for the first time ever.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "Criminal Minds" was strong at 9 p.m. with an audience of 11.4 million, making it Wednesday's most-watched show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
With a strong lead-in from "The Voice," NBC's new comedies earned solid Tuesday ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The 9 p.m. freshman series "About a Boy" averaged 8.7 million viewers and scored a rating of 2.6 among advertiser-desired age 18-49 viewers, marking a 13% improvement on its post-Olympics premiere.  Fellow newcomer "Growing Up Fisher" was flat with its Sochi Games debut at a 2.0, while "Chicago Fire" rose a...
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