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Topic: Broadcast Ratings

Mixed Ratings Results for Returning Idol

Fox stalwart’s demo delivery down 19 percent from 2012 debut

Season 12 of American Idol got off to a somewhat iffy start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the season…

Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve Bests All

Nabs top ratings in last net matchup of 2012

ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve topped the ratings for Monday night's end-of-2012 broadcasts, earning its largest New Year's viewership since 2000. It bested all nets in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and…

Nielsen Acquiring Arbitron in Bid to Expand Measurement Abilities

Multiplatform radio and TV engagement a priority

Nielsen Holdings has signed an agreement to acquire radio ratings and marketing research firm Arbitron as it seeks to expand its measurement abilities, the company announced today. The deal, which is…

Iger: Lack of Blockbusters Is Putting the Hurt on TV Ratings

Disney exec also cites time-shifting, Olympics disruption for ad market woes

While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular…

Grin and (Panda) Bear It

Sandoval homer barrage eats into Fox’s World Series ratings

While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game…

Analyst: Broadcast Took a Pounding in Q2

DVR playback not enough to offset ratings declines

Despite the lift from time-shifted viewing, network television appears to be on the ropes, losing nearly 10 percent of its demo deliveries in the second quarter of 2012.  Broadcasters have suffered…

Kentucky Fried Ratings: Slight Uptick for NCAA Hoops Final

Wildcats-Jayhawks tilt draws 20.9 million viewers

Despite yet another late finish in the East and a lopsided pairing on the floor, CBS’ coverage of the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball national championship game put up respectable numbers. Monday…

Nielsen, GroupM Tool Measures Metrics Across TV and Web

Companies exploring similar ratings standard for mobile, social

Advertisers have struggled with two ratings systems for the Internet and TV—making it difficult to judge whether their TV and Web ads work together—but a new product launched by Nielsen…

Buoyed by ‘The Voice,’ ‘Smash’ Inches Closer to a Renewal

Monday night is music to NBC’s ears

A stellar performance from The Voice and an all-but-idle CBS helped give NBC a decisive ratings victory on Monday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The Voice’s first “battle round” delivered 16.9…

‘Smash’ Stumbles in Second Act

NBC drama down 26 percent after much-ballyhooed debut

A week after knocking off the season’s highest ratings in the 10 p.m. slot, NBC’s Smash fell to earth Monday night, losing more than a quarter of the dollar demo. According…

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