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U.S. Women's World Cup Semifinal Earns Fox Its Biggest Audience Since the Empire Finale

Averaged 8.4 million viewers

The U.S. advanced to the final of the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Germany last night, and the match resulted in big ratings for Fox. In fact,…

Investigation Discovery’s Secret Formula for Keeping You Tuned in All Day

Audiences watch ID longer than any other network

It's happened to millions of TV viewers at some point: They stumble upon Investigation Discovery while channel surfing and are instantly pulled into one of the network's lurid, true-crime shows…

Sunday Night Football Is the Season's Top-Rated TV Show, Again

NFL scores 5 of the top 20 spots, Empire is No. 2

In the last four TV seasons, three different networks have won the top spot among adults ages 18 to 49. But during the same period, just one broadcast program has…

Some New Fall Shows Might Not Stand a Chance Because of Bad Time Slots

TV's worst times claim new victims

After the broadcast networks trotted out their fall schedules at this month's upfronts, much of the focus was on the most promising freshman shows, setting up fall's biggest time-slot battles. Many…

David Letterman's Finale Was Watched by 13.8 Million, His Largest Audience Since 1994

Here's how it compared to other late-night farewells

David Letterman's final Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers, making it the Late Show's largest audience since Feb. 25, 1994, on a night that saw CBS' coverage of…

What NBC Needs to Do to Remain the No. 1 Network

Winning for a third straight season will take new comedy, Thursday hits

Four years ago, NBC was stuck in fourth place among adults 18 to 49, the same last-place slot it occupied among the major broadcasters since Friends went off the air…

Mad Men Series Finale Was the Hit AMC Show's Most-Watched Episode

Draws 3.3 million viewers Sunday

They may not by M*A*S*H numbers (106 million viewers for the series finale) or even Seinfeld (76 million), but the Mad Men series finale drew a respectable 3.29 million viewers,…

Infographic: Exclusive Look Inside Nielsen Ratings Shows Who's Watching and When

TV time-shifting and lift from C3 to C7

It's not a question that time shifting has become ubiquitous, but what's been less clear is its impact on C3 and C7—and how many people are really seeing commercials beyond…

Infographic: How CBS Dominates Among Consumers

New data shows network reaches more viewers in most product categories

Consumer dominance trumps demographic dominance. That's the message CBS is trumpeting ahead of its May 13 upfront, announcing new data that shows it delivers more consumers across almost every product…

AMC’s Plan for Life After Mad Men

As Don Draper says goodbye, the network looks to 2 Walking Dead series and Better Call Saul

As Charlie Collier, president, gm of AMC, makes the rounds during this year's upfronts, one question keeps popping up over and over again: "What do you have for me now?"…

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