Posts Tagged ‘ratings’

TV’s Top 5 Naked Moments

August 24, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

So yes, there’s a trend of nude reality shows all over TV these days. But nudity on TV is nothing new, especially if your parents had a subscription to Skinemax anytime over the last 20 years. And even broadcast TV has gotten in the skin game. Here are our picks of the top 5 nudie moments on TV. Take that, National Geographic!

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ABC’s ‘The Quest’ Off to Slow Start Thursday; CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Tops Night

August 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ABC’s fantasy-themed reality series “The Quest” opened to small numbers on Thursday, a night that saw fairly typical results for the original programs on all the broadcasters — led as usual by CBS’ “Big Brother.” According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Quest” averaged a 0.7 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 and 2.8 million... Read more

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FX Sets Precedent By Delaying Release of Ratings For Hot New Drama ‘The Strain’

July 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

FX drama “The Strain” has delivered impressive ratings since its Sunday night premiere, emerging as the biggest new cable drama in young adults this summer and perhaps the biggest ever for the network. But perhaps a bigger story is that it took FX this long to tout its performance. In a first for a TV... Read more

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MTV’s ‘Finding Carter’ Solid in Debut; ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Still Hot at 100, ‘Rizzoli’ Rises

July 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MTV’s new scripted drama “Finding Carter” opened to solid ratings on Tuesday, a very busy night in cable for scripted originals that also included season highs for TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” and ABC Family’s “Chasing Life” and week-three gains for FX’s “Tyrant.” According to Nielsen estimates, “Finding Carter” averaged a 0.73 rating in adults 18-49... Read more

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NBA Finals on ABC Hits 2014 High, Tops Other Nets Combined

June 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Another surprising blowout victory by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 has produced the top preliminary ratings result for the 2014 NBA Finals, with ABC beating its rivals combined on Thursday. NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” remained the top original entertainment series on the night, but fell off opposite the big game, while the net’s... Read more

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Game of Thrones Is the Most Popular Show on HBO, Ever

June 5, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The adventures of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (among other characters, most of whom are probably dead now) have officially beaten out another HBO series with a lot of sudden deaths: The Sopranos. HBO confirmed that the series now boasts an average gross viewership (bear in mind that's across multiple airings of each show) of 18.4 million viewers, edging out Tony and Carmella's 18.2 million average. The show is such a ratings juggernaut that it's sapping a huge number of viewers from the ratings pool on Sunday evenings—and it's not just linear viewership, either. Without advertisements to deliver, HBO has been free to launch an app that now shows its original programs simultaneously with the linear broadcast. This has been great for the network's visibility but not as great for its servers, which crashed earlier this season when record viewer numbers flooded the app to find out who was next up for a beheading. It's also the most pirated show on television, according to peer-to-peer news site TorrentFreak , but as far as Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes is concerned, that's a great thing . "That's better than an Emmy," he blithely told an analyst who informed him of the stat on an earnings call. Game of Thrones was recently renewed for not just a fifth season but a sixth as well . This

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It’s Official: ‘Game of Thrones’ is HBO’s Most Popular Series Ever

June 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Game of Thrones” has whacked “The Sopranos” off its ratings perch. As the fantasy drama nears the end of its fourth season, HBO reports that “Game of Thrones” is now the most popular series in the network’s history. Episodes of the show, which first air on Sunday nights, have an average gross audience of 18.4... Read more

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NBC Stays on Top in Primetime as Summer Gets Underway

June 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC, coming off its strongest season in years, is off to a good start this summer too, winning last week in key demos behind the return of “America’s Got Talent,” a solid premiere for drama “The Night Shift” and decent-for-summer numbers for new comedy “Undateable.” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Last Comic Standing” also returned pretty... Read more

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AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Opens to Small Crowd; ‘Game of Thrones’ Ties Series High

June 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” which was made available to viewers on a variety of platforms in the week leading up to its premiere, opened to a modest 1.2 million viewers on Sunday, according to Nielsen. The drama about the start of the computer boom came in well below Revolutionary War drama “Turn,” which bowed... Read more

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Community Might Still Get Its 6 Seasons and a Movie on Hulu

May 29, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Human beings rejoice: the intricate misadventures of Greendale Community College's strangest clique may not be over yet. Community, Dan Harmon's critically beloved and nearly viewer-free

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