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Which New TV Shows Are Emerging as Winners and Losers So Far This Season?

Good news for Blindspot, but not Minority Report

The first week of the 2015-2016 TV season is in the books. And while there are still several new shows debuting in the next few weeks (Fox premieres its two…

Nielsen Says Total Audience Measurement Is Coming 'by the End of the Year'

Company creating a common metric for TV and digital

Like winter on Game of Thrones, total audience measurement is coming—and soon. That was Nielsen's mantra during the company's "Measuring the Total Audience" seminar Monday at Advertising Week. "By the end…

Empire Continues to Reign, Drawing 16.2 Million Viewers for Its Season 2 Premiere

Best ratings of all scripted series to debut this week

Returning last night after a six-month hiatus, Empire showed that it's still a phenomenon with audiences.  An impressive 16.2 million viewers watched the Fox drama's Season 2 premiere Wednesday night. The…

No Deflation Here: Brady and the Patriots Pump Up Huge Ratings for NBC

Rain-soaked contest is second-best NFL kickoff game ever

NBC was ready for some football, and so were the viewers. Roger Goodell might not have been happy about Tom Brady's overturned suspension, but the National Football League broadcaster was surely…

Jimmy Fallon Reclaims the Late-Night Lead on Stephen Colbert's Second Night

Late Show drops to No. 2 in the demo and total viewers

It looks like Stephen Colbert's reign as the new late-night ratings king lasted just 24 hours. Order was restored on night two of the competition between Colbert's Late Show and The…

For at Least One Night, Stephen Colbert Is the New Late-Night Ratings King

Draws more viewers than Fallon and Kimmel combined

The final numbers for the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are in, and it looks like the late-night ad windfall CBS was waiting for has indeed arrived. Colbert's…

Fear the Walking Dead Pulls In the Biggest Audience Ever for a Cable Premiere

AMC now has 3 of the top 5

AMC's attempt to franchise its hugely profitable Walking Dead series appears to have paid off. Sunday's premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, the spinoff-prequel of cable's top-rated series, drew 10.1 million…

Don't Panic, Says CBS: More People Are Watching TV Now Than a Decade Ago

And millennials will come around, too

On Friday, FX sounded the alarm about the state, and future, of television. But today CBS offered a counterpoint to FX chief John Landgraf's argument, as network execs made their…

Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? 'Oh Hell No!' Ratings Drop 31%

But there will be a fourth installment

Syfy's Sharknado franchise finally seems to be losing its bite. Last night's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! drew 2.8 million viewers, including 1.1 million adults ages 18 to 49, according to…

How Celebrity Family Feud Became Summer's Surprise TV Hit

With Steve Harvey at the helm, ABC's game show tops all newcomers

Since the broadcast networks stopped going on auto-pilot during the summer months, they have packed the May-to-August portion of their schedules with high-profile projects in an effort to keep viewers from…

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