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Super Bowl Snags Best Ratings in TV History

But viewership peaked when Seattle took a commanding 22-0 lead

(Newser) - Did a blowout victory get in the way of America's great TV love affair? Not at all: Brushing aside initial reports of low ratings, Deadline reports that Super Bowl XLVIII drew 111.5 million viewers—the most of any show in US history. And Bruno Mars' half-time performance with... More »

NBC to Make Live Musicals a Thing

NBC preps one for next year ... and likely the next and next

(Newser) - NBC's live version of The Sound of Music may not have wowed critics , but it pulled in 18.6 million viewers—the most to watch the network on a Thursday night since the Frasier finale in 2004, the Huffington Post notes (that is, if you don't count sports).... More »

Breaking Bad Finale Breaks Ratings Records

Most watched basic cable series finale ever with 10.3M viewers

(Newser) - Most TV shows tend to lose viewers as they wind down into their final seasons, but Breaking Bad was never most TV shows. It just kept getting more popular. Last night's acclaimed series finale pulled in a massive 10.3 million viewers, smashing the show's own record of... More »

Eva Longoria's Unlovable Show Bombs

Neither audiences nor critics loved 'Ready for Love'

(Newser) - Eva Longoria, apparently, is not enough of a draw to make her new reality series a success. Ready for Love premiered last night to big expectations, but actual viewers averaged just 3.7 million, according to Nielsen. NBC used The Voice as a lead-in, but Longoria's dating show—which... More »

A TV First: NBC Finishes Last in Sweeps

Worse, network fell behind Univision, too, says report

(Newser) - If there are four big networks and you finish fifth in the ratings, that's not good, right? Such is the fate of NBC in the February sweeps, reports Deadline . In the 20-day period, it had an average rating of 1.2 among the 18-49 set, which trails not only... More »

Nielsen to Add iPads, Xbox, Streaming to TV Ratings

It hopes to have new software in place this year

(Newser) - With fewer people watching TV in the traditional manner and more turning to broadband, iPads, and even the Xbox or PlayStation, the Nielsen Co. plans to expand how it measures program ratings, reports the Hollywood Reporter . By September, Nielsen expects to have new hardware and software in its 23,000... More »

Record Low TV Ratings for World Series

Previous record held by 2008, 2010 series

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research says. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Phillies-Rays and 2010 Giants-Rangers... More »

Anderson Gets the Ax

Anderson Cooper's afternoon talkie wlll bow out next year

(Newser) - Looks like Anderson Cooper will stick to hard news for a while: Warner Brothers' syndication arm has decided not to renew the CNN host's afternoon show, Anderson, after next summer, the Media Decoder blog reports. Low ratings dogged the show from its first season, and changes including same-day tapings... More »

Third Debate Sets Ratings Record for Fox

11.5M watched on the channel, 59.2M overall

(Newser) - The third presidential debate proved to be a record-setter for Fox News. Nielsen says 11.5 million people watched on the channel, making it the network's most-watched show ever, reports AP . Overall, 59.2 million checked in, down from debates one (67.2 million) and two (65.6 million),... More »

Honey Boo Boo, DNC in Ratings Tie

RNC fell short of child beauty queen's reality show

(Newser) - There's only one real way to tell which party's convention was the bigger success: Stack it up against Honey Boo Boo . By that measure, at least, Democrats come out victorious. Bill Clinton's speech to the convention tied TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in ratings, while... More »

Honey Boo Boo Beats RNC Ratings

Well, by one measure at least

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has another opponent to worry about—and she's only six years old. Wednesday night's episode of TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo pulled in almost 3 million viewers, scoring a 1.3 rating among viewers 18-49—more than any other cable show that evening... More »

NBC's Ratings Defy Expectations

These Olympics will be among top 5 TV events

(Newser) - NBC seems to be taking all kinds of grief over its Olympics coverage because of tape delays in the age of live-streaming, so its ratings must surely be suffering, right? Not so much. In fact, these Games "have blown away the most optimistic projections" and will rank among the... More »

HBO Renews Newsroom

Critical reception not bad enough to sink Aaron Sorkin's latest

(Newser) - It seems HBO isn't sweating the mostly terrible reviews The Newsroom has garnered so far. The network has already renewed Aaron Sorkin's polarizing media drama for another season, the Huffington Post reports. Newsroom had decent ratings for its premiere, drawing 2.1 million viewers, though that figure dropped... More »

SpongeBob Ratings Sinking Fast

Which is bad news for Nickelodeon, Viacom

(Newser) - SpongeBob Squarepants is 13 years old—and it may finally have dried out. The show's ratings plummeted 29% in the first quarter among kids ages 2 to 11, compared to the year before. That's bad news for Nickelodeon as a whole: The show made up 31% of Nick'... More »

Gumbel: I Was Embarrassed by Today 'Co-Host' Palin

What happened to 'gravitas,' he wants to know

(Newser) - Former Today show anchor Bryant Gumbel was "embarrassed" when NBC named Sarah Palin co-host for a day last week. Hosts “used to be judged not just on their popularity, but the extent to which they were capable of interviewing someone or reporting on a situation, or able to... More »

Game Change Draws Biggest HBO Audience Since 2004

An average of 2.1M viewers watched premiere

(Newser) - Love it or hate it , you can't argue that Game Change was a good move for HBO: The movie debuted Saturday to an average of 2.1 million viewers, the largest audience for an original-film premiere on the channel in nearly eight years. A total of 3.6... More »

Fox News Tops Rankings for 10th Year

Roger Ailes' plan was a winner, anchor says

(Newser) - Fox News has plenty of critics— including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy —but it also has more viewers than its two closest rivals combined, according to the latest Nielsen Ratings. The figures show that Fox is the most-watched cable news channel for the 10th year in a row,... More »

Oprah's New Talk Show Notches Lackluster Debut

1.1M tune in, but Winfrey will likely need to boost that audience

(Newser) - Oprah's new talk show debuted Sunday night, and just 1.1 million people watched. That may sound like a lot at first—and, in fact, it is the second largest audience for any show on the struggling Oprah Winfrey Network—but not when you consider Winfrey averaged 6.5... More »

Martha Stewart Show Canceled

Adding insult to injury, Home Depot stops selling her paint

(Newser) - Martha Stewart is not having a good 2012 so far. The Martha Stewart Show will end in April due to poor ratings, and Home Depot won't even sell her paint anymore, the New York Post reports. Stewart's flagship show, currently on the Hallmark Channel, averaged 225,000 viewers... More »

NBC's Ratings Keep Sinking

Viewership down 9.3% from year before

(Newser) - NBC’s long-struggling ratings are only getting worse as the new television season gets under way. Some 3.3 million 18- to 49-year-olds have been tuning in to the network's primetime offerings over the past four weeks, a 9.3% drop from the year before, the Wall Street Journal... More »

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