SEARCH

Entries in Nielsen Ratings (6)

Wednesday
Sep122012

"The Voice," "Katie" Premieres Earn Solid Ratings

Chris Haston/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The first-ever fall season of NBC's The Voice is off to a good start in the Nielsen ratings. The singing competition attracted 12 million viewers for its two-hour premiere, according to Variety.

The Voice benefited from an early start to its season.  Most of its fall competition, including ABC's Dancing with the Stars, won't premiere for another two weeks.

This is the third season of The Voice, but the first to air during the fall.

NBC previewed two of its new comedies after The VoiceThe New Normal was seen by 6.9 million viewers, and an encore presentation of the pilot of Matthew Perry's Go On drew five million viewers.  Both series will air regularly on Tuesday nights.

Earlier on Monday, Katie Couric's new daytime talk show had an impressive launch.  Katie enjoyed the highest-rated debut of any daytime talk show in the past 10 years.  ABC, which distributes the show, has not released the number of viewers who tuned in.

The highest-rated primetime program for the week ending Sunday was NBC's coverage over the weekend of the Denver Broncos-Pittsburgh Steelers football game, which drew 27.57 million viewers.  That's a bigger audience than the one that tuned into NBC's broadcast of the NFL season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants last Wednesday.

NBC won the network ratings race for last week, followed by Fox, CBS, ABC, Univision, ION Television, Telemundo and the CW.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of Sept. 3-9, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh at Denver, NBC, 27.57 million.
2. NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants, NBC, 23.89 million.
3. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 20.14 million.
4. Wednesday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 18.67 million.
5. Football Night in America, NBC, 12.99 million.
6. 60 Minutes, CBS, 12.32 million.
7. NFL Opening Kick-Off Show, NBC, 10.68 million.
8. America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 8.93 million.
9. NCIS, CBS, 7.94 million.
10. America's Got Talent (Thursday), NBC, 7.88 million.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May022012

"Dancing with the Stars" Tops Nielsens

Adam Taylor/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Last week, Dancing with the Stars triumphed over American Idol in the Nielsens and was the most-watched program in primetime.

ABC's Dancing with the Stars performance show was seen by 17.62 million people. By comparison, Fox's Idol performance show drew 16.87 million.

However, Idol's results show enjoyed a bigger audience than Dancing with the Stars' results show: 14.87 million versus 14.54 million.

CBS won the network ratings race for the week, followed by ABC, Fox, NBC, Univision, the CW, Telemundo and ION Television.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of April 23-29, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. Dancing With the Stars, ABC, 17.62 million.
2. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 16.87 million.
3. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 14.87 million.
4. Dancing With the Stars Results Show, ABC, 14.54 million.
5. Person of Interest, CBS, 12.73 million.
6. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 12.65 million.
7. NCIS, CBS, 12.41 million.
8. The Mentalist, CBS, 12.03 million.
9. 20/20 Special Edition, ABC, 10.69 million.
10. Blue Bloods, CBS, 10.47 million.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Feb142012

Oprah Winfrey Tweet Promoting OWN Show Irks Nielsen

ABC, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Oprah Winfrey crossed the line when she promoted her new interview show on Twitter Sunday night.

As a new episode of Winfrey's Next Chapter had begun on OWN, The New York Times reports Winfrey tweeted to her followers, “Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Neilsen [sic] box.”

The tweet was not as innocuous as it may seem.  Nielsen believes it may be a possible violation of its policy against openly lobbying Nielsen box owners to watch a specific show or network.

Winfrey tells the Times in a statement that she's removed the tweet from her feed at Nielsen's request, adding, “I intended no harm and apologize for the reference.”

Nielsen will place an asterisk next to the ratings for Winfrey's Next Chapter to reflect “possible biasing effect."´╗┐

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jan052012

Giants-Cowboys Game Tops Nielsen Ratings

George Doyle/Stockbyte(WASHINGTON) -- The highest-rated TV program of 2012 thus far was the final game of the NFL's regular season.

NBC's broadcast of the primetime New Year's Day matchup between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys drew 27.6 million viewers. With the NFC East division title and a playoff spot on the line, the Giants defeated the Cowboys 31-14.

The ABC special Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest averaged 12.9 million viewers on Saturday night. However, the broadcast reached an average of 22.6 million around midnight, when it aired the ball drop in New York City's Times Square.

CBS won the network ratings race for last week, followed by NBC, ABC, Univision, Fox, Telemundo, ION Television and the CW.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of December 26-January 1, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. NFL Football: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, NBC, 27.62 million.
2. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 21.23 million.
3. 60 Minutes, CBS, 14.45 million.
4. Football Night in America, NBC, 14.44 million.
5. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, ABC, 12.92 million.
6. NCIS, CBS, 12.58 million.
7. Criminal Minds, CBS, 10.60 million.
8. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 10.16 million.
9. CSI, CBS, 9.74 million.
10. NCIS: Los Angeles (Wednesday), CBS, 9.17 million.
 
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct142011

Top Ten Cable Programs (Oct. 3-9)

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Here are the top 10 cable programs for the week of October 3-9, according to the Nielsen Company. All times are Eastern:

  1. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Tampa Bay (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), ESPN, 8 million homes, 10.83 million viewers.
  2. Major League Baseball Division Series: Detroit at N.Y. Yankees (Thursday, 8 p.m.), TBS, 7.15 million homes, 9.72 million viewers.
  3. Major League Baseball Division Series: St. Louis at Philadelphia (Friday, 8:54 p.m.), TBS, 5.88 million homes, 8.38 million viewers.
  4. Major League Baseball Division Series: N.Y. Yankees at Detroit (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.), TBS, 5.23 million homes, 7.01 million viewers.
  5. Jersey Shore (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 4.96 million homes, 6.59 million viewers.
  6. Major League Baseball Division Series: N.Y. Yankees at Detroit (Monday, 9 p.m.), TBS, 4.46 million homes, 6.04 million viewers.
  7. Major League Baseball Division Series: Philadelphia at St. Louis (Tuesday, 5:20 p.m.), TBS, 3.5 million homes, 4.61 million viewers.
  8. Major League Baseball Division Series: Arizona at Milwaukee (Friday, 5 p.m.), TBS, 3.45 million homes, 4.59 million viewers.
  9. Major League Baseball Division Series: Philadelphia at St. Louis (Wednesday, 6 p.m.), TBS, 3.4 million homes, 4.5 million viewers.
  10. Keeping Up With the Kardashians (Sunday, 8 p.m.), E! Entertainment, 3.3 million homes, 4.38 million viewers.


Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb242011

Forest Whitaker Draws Crowd in 'Criminal Minds' Spin-Off Debut

Photo Courtesy - Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- A Criminal Minds spin-off is having much more early success than two other series that also premiered this year.

The debut episode of the new CBS drama Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, was seen by 13.1 million viewers last week on CBS. It was a bigger audience than the one that tuned in to watch the original Criminal Minds.

By comparison, two other new shows were off to a less than stellar starts. NBC's Perfect Couples and Fox's Traffic Light drew between three and three-and-a-half million viewers last week.

CBS won the primetime ratings race for last week, followed by Fox, ABC, NBC, Univision, the CW, and ION Television.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio´╗┐







ABC News Radio