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Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 16, 2008

CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” were the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Wednesday, July 16, 2008.  FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” was sandwiched between the two, in second place. NBC’s back-to-back telecasts of...

U.S. DVR Penetration Reaches 25%

MediaPost’s MediaDailyNews reported Thursday that DVR’s are now in 25% of U.S. homes — an increase of 5% from nine months ago, according to Nielsen. The data from Nielsen confirms anecdotal evidence indicating that DVR users are passionate about the devices.  The story noted...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 15, 2008

FOX’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Pre-Game broadcasts claimed the number one- and number three spots, respectively, in the ranking of primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Tuesday, July 15, 2008.  The game broadcast attracted 14,540,000 viewers — the largest audience...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 14, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI Miami” were the number one- and number two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, July 14, 2008. ABC’s back-to-back telecasts of “The Mole” claimed the 8th and 10th spots, while two Univision programs, “Fuego en la Sangre” (#7)...

Top 10 Broadcast TV Rankings July 7 – 13, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,729,000 2 WIPEOUT ABC 10,598,000 3 BACHELORETTE, THE-7/7(S) ABC 9,990,000 4 CSI CBS 9,857,000 5 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 9,530,000 6 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 9,528,000 7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,139,000 8 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 11, 2008

CBS’s “Flashpoint” and “Numbers” were the number one- and number two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, July 11, 2008. NBC’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most Outrageous Moments” claimed the 6th and 7th spots, respectively.  Two...

Top 10 Broadcast TV Rankings June 30 – July 6, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,044,000 2 WIPEOUT ABC 9,457,000 3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,128,000 4 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,756,000 5 CSI: NY CBS 8,495,000 6 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 8,485,000 7 60 MINUTES CBS 8,213,000 8 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX 8,058,000 9 CSI:...

Nielsen Reports TV, Internet and Mobile Usage Among Americans

On Tuesday, The Nielsen Company released the first U.S. figures showing video and TV usage across the “three screens”: television, the Internet, and mobile devices. Nielsen’s findings show that TV users are watching more TV than ever before (127 hrs, 15 min per month), while spending 9% more...

Tennis Anyone Historical U.S. TV Ratings for Wimbledon

It’s that time of year at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.  Love — or rather, 40-love, game, set, match — is in the air. But are U.S. TV viewers enamored of Wimbledon broadcasts? Since 2001, Wimbledon telecasts have drawn average audiences of 2 to 2.5 million viewers.  Last...

Network TV Sites Draw Growing Number of TV Viewers

Broadband users are flocking online to network TV websites, Broadcasting and Cable and The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday. The stories cited a joint study conducted by Nielsen and the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), which found that 35% of adults surveyed have...