November 20, 1998
Networks sell advertising time based principally on their performance among key demographic groups, which vary based on the time of day. Ratings performance in these categories gives a rough indication of network revenues in the given time period, though profitability can vary based on programming costs and other factors. Prime Time Ratings for adults 18-49 NBC Last week: 5.9 Season to date: 5.7 * Fox Last week: 5.8 Season to date: 5.0 * ABC Last week: 5.3 Season to date: 5.0 * CBS Last week: 3.
June 10, 2004 |
The Lakers' 99-91 overtime victory over Detroit in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night got a 10.7 national rating and a 19 share, 106% higher than the 5.2/10 for last year's Game 2 between San Antonio and New Jersey. The 10.6 was the highest prime-time rating of the night. The two-game average is 10.3 with an 18 share, 78% higher than last year's 5.8/11 and 4% higher than the two-game average of 9.9/19 for the 2002 Finals between the Lakers and New Jersey.
April 7, 1992 |
CBS-TV's coverage of Sunday's NCAA women's basketball championship game between Stanford and Western Kentucky, held at the Sports Arena, drew a 3.7 rating in the nation's 25 largest markets, according to figures released Monday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. If that holds up when national figures are announced Thursday, it will match the lowest rating in the 11-year history of the event. Ratings in Los Angeles were lower than the average of the major markets. The championship game had a 3 rating here.
February 5, 2002 |
Although Sunday's down-to-the-wire game was one of the most exciting Super Bowls, it didn't get a super rating. Fox's telecast of the New England Patriots' 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams got a 40.4 national rating and a 61 share, the same numbers as last year's game on CBS, in which the Baltimore Ravens routed the New York Giants, 34-7. Nationally, only the 1999 Super Bowl, with a 40.2 on Fox, and the 1992 game, with a 40.3 on CBS, drew lower ratings than Sunday's game.