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Little Big Shots Draws 14.8 Million Viewers, and NBC Looks to Cash In With Advertisers

6 episodes left to woo new brands

NBC is used to dominating broadcast ratings on Sunday nights, but it usually only happens during football season. The network's Sunday fortunes routinely dry up once Sunday Night Football signs…

The Oscars Draws Its Smallest 18- to 49-Year-Old Audience in at Least 20 Years

And just 34.4 million total viewers tuned in

Finding out how Oscars host Chris Rock would address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy didn't prove to be enough of a draw for audiences Sunday night. Just 34.4 million total viewers tuned…

CBS Claimed All 10 of Broadcast's Most-Watched Shows for the Second Straight Week

Buoyed by the Grammys

It's been two weeks since Super Bowl 50, but CBS is still on a ratings roll. For the week ending Feb. 21, CBS aired all of the top 11 broadcast shows in…

CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley's Office Is Like a Floating Museum

Perched above the newsroom

When Scott Pelley assumed the role of CBS Evening News anchor in 2011, he'd had a long and storied career of reporting from war zones, refugee camps and even campaign…

Over 19 Million Viewers in the U.S. Watched Making a Murderer in Its First 35 Days

Symphony said streaming spiked over the holidays

As usual, Netflix isn't saying a word about how many of its subscribers watched its riveting documentary series Making a Murderer. But according to Symphony Advanced Media, which began sharing…

Samantha Bee’s New Show Got Its Highest Ratings on Adult Swim, but Won't Keep Airing There

Turner will broadcast it solely on TBS starting next week

To make a huge splash for Monday's premiere of its new TBS show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Turner simulcast the program on five networks. The experiment was a success—but…

Super Bowl 50 Breaks Streaming Record for the Big Game but Doesn't Match Yahoo's NFL Livestream

An average of 1.4 million watched on nonlinear devices

Super Bowl 50 was the most-streamed Super Bowl game ever, but it didn't break the NFL's own livestreaming record. As it announced this year's Super Bowl audience—111.9 million, the third highest…

With 111.9 Million Viewers, Super Bowl 50 Was the No. 3 Most-Watched of All Time

CBS topped 2013, but not Fox and NBC broadcasts in recent years

Last night's sloppy Super Bowl 50—which featured four fumbles and two interceptions—also might have caused CBS to fumble away its chance to have the highest-rated telecast of all time. According to…

Here's Why Super Bowl 50 Is Likely to Be the Most-Watched U.S. Broadcast Ever

But CBS probably won't break record for ages 18-49

Even though CBS is downplaying its expectations, Sunday's broadcast of Super Bowl 50 is likely to be the most-watched U.S. broadcast in terms of total viewers. But there's less of…

10 TV Shows You Probably Forgot Debuted Right After the Super Bowl

There've been a few hits, but even more misses

The long-term effect of airing a "special episode" of an established show in the plum Super Bowl lead-out position has waned in recent years. So this year, CBS shook things…

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