Posts Tagged ‘ratings’

‘Stalker’ Solid As CBS Wins Wednesday; ‘Black-ish’ Falls in Week Two, ‘Red Band’ Steady

October 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has won the second Wednesday of the television in key demos behind “Survivor” and the creepy crime tandem of “Criminal Minds” and “Stalker,” the latter of which had a solid but unspectacular premiere and won its timeslot. ABC’s “Modern Family” remained the night’s top show in young adults, but lead-out “Black-ish” took a bit... Read more

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Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’ Closes Second Season With Series-High Ratings

September 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” which picked up ratings steam midway through its second season, wrapped Sunday with the show’s largest audience to date. According to Nielsen estimates, the Liev Schreiber starrer “Ray Donovan” averaged about 2 million viewers for its regular-timeslot airing — a big 40% gain over its first-season finale (1.4 million) and 61% higher... Read more

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Fox’s ‘Utopia’ Has Quiet Friday Debut Opposite Soft Competition

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s ambitious new reality series “Utopia” was hoping to recruit some new viewers opposite softer competition on Friday, but its premiere on the night produced more low numbers. Ratings for Friday shows are generally lower than other nights because fewer people are watching television, but last night also marked the first time that “Utopia” didn’t... Read more

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Emmys Earn Second Best Overnight Rating in Eight Years

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite airing on a Monday for the first time in nearly 40 years, the Primetime Emmy Awards delivered strong ratings for NBC last night, coming in lower than last year’s football-boosted affair as expected but still delivering the kudocast’s second best overnight number in eight years. According to Nielsen metered-market overnights, the Seth Meyers-hosted Emmy... Read more

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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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