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October 30, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
The five Republican candidates who attended Thursday's town meeting in New Hampshire attracted almost as many television viewers as did the Democrats the night before, according to Nielsen Media Research. Aired on CNN, the GOP forum averaged 1.5 million viewers, just under the estimated 1.6 million people who watched the Democrats on Wednesday. But neither town meeting was any competition for programs that aired at the same time on other networks.
October 13, 1993
The weekly television ratings that normally appear Wednesday will be delayed until Saturday this week because of additional time needed to compile the information, the A.C. Nielsen Co. said. The delay stemmed from changes that many cable systems made in their channel lineups within the past week, a Nielsen spokesman said. The company expects to be back on its normal reporting schedule next week.
June 9, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT
An all-Southern California matchup for the College World Series title game boosted its local television ratings 60%, while preliminary national figures were up 13.6% over a year ago, according to statistics released Monday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. Pepperdine's 3-2 victory over Cal State Fullerton Saturday drew a 3.2 rating on KCBS Channel 2. With each local rating point being equivalent to 48,751 households, it meant about 156,000 households were tuned in.
January 4, 1997 | LARRY STEWART
For the second year in a row, the Jan. 2 national championship game did not do as well in the television ratings as the tradition-rich Rose Bowl. The national Nielsen rating for Florida's 52-20 victory over Florida State in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night on ABC was a 17.9 with a 29% share of the audience.
December 1, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Last Friday's aftershock near Big Bear sent local television ratings jumping: An additional 645,000 households looking for news switched on their TV sets immediately following the temblor. KTLA-TV Channel 5, which was on the air with its morning news show when the quake hit just after 8 a.m., led all stations in total ratings, picking up an additional 165,000 homes after the ground shook and averaging about 420,000 homes for the first hour following the quake.
July 13, 1994 | LEE MARGULIES
Newsmagazines made another strong showing in the television ratings last week, led by "60 Minutes," which topped the popularity list released Tuesday by the A. C. Nielsen Co. The long-running CBS series was seen in 14.6 million homes on Sunday night. Other newsmagazines finishing among the week's Top 20 were ABC's "20/20," "PrimeTime Live" and "Turning Point," and two installments of "Dateline NBC."
August 2, 1995 | LEE MARGULIES
Cybill Shepherd made a double appearance Tuesday in the Top 10 television ratings for last week. Figures from Nielsen Media Research ranked "There Was a Little Boy," a TV movie in which she starred, at No. 9 in the measurement of homes watching, followed by a repeat episode of her CBS series, "Cybill." At the top of the charts, locally and nationally, were "Friends," "Seinfeld" and "ER," NBC's powerhouse Thursday trio.
O.J. Simpson's flight from police and his subsequent capture in front of his home last Friday earned bonanza television ratings, attracting almost as many viewers locally as last year's brush fires and the 1992 Los Angeles riots, according to figures released Monday by station researchers and the A. C. Nielsen Co.
July 30, 2001 | THOMAS BONK
With the possible exception of David Duval, nothing in the world of golf is hotter than the sand in the bunkers at Bighorn, which is pretty much guaranteed to melt the soles of your shoes. The temperature for the third Battle at Bighorn late this afternoon is going to be high, we know that, but the actual reason there is even a third edition is the chance that the television ratings are going to be right up there too.
February 2, 1999 | LARRY STEWART
Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, which was essentially over early in the second half, drew one of the worst Super Bowl TV ratings. Fox's 3-hour 20-minute telecast of Denver's 34-19 victory got a 40.2 national rating, the lowest since 1990, and a 61 share, which matched the lowest for the Super Bowl. San Francisco's 55-10 victory over Denver in 1990 drew a 39.0, which was the lowest since Super Bowl III in 1969 got a 36.0.
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