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Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

April 10, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

A&E Pulls Another Show From Its Lineup: Breaking Boston Southie reality series on the shelf next to Those Who Kill

That needle scratch you hear is A&E pulling new reality show Breaking Boston off its prime-time lineup after just one airing—the show debuted to an anemic 313,000 total viewers (suggesting…

March 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

February 23, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

Dallas Cowboys Are Tops on TV, if Not in Your Hearts Some of you people have been hate-watching 'America’s Team'

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em—and according to a recent poll, most of us fall into the latter camp—the Dallas Cowboys always draw a crowd. So much so that five of…

January 7, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

Wild Card Weekend Puts Up Huge Ratings Last-minute heroics keep NFL fans glued to their sets

In a season of white-knuckle finishes, the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend did not disappoint, as three of the four playoff games came down to the wire. And as the nail-biting…

January 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EST

Simulcast of Bonnie & Clyde Nabs 4.2 Million Demo Viewers Total viewers come in at 9.8 million across three networks

The body count for A+E Networks' roadblock broadcast of its period drama Bonnie & Clyde is high: 9.8 million viewers across all Lifetime, A&E and History, with a demo viewership…

December 9, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Breaks Records Show lands a Guinness entry for most simulcasts, tops BBC America's historic highs

UPDATE: NCM and BBC America released box office figures for the movie theater screenings: the 3D-enabled event took in gross receipts of some $4.77 from about 320,000 tickets for a…

November 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EST

Red Sox Drive Solid World Series Ratings Fall Classic rebounds from last year’s low-water mark

In clinching their third World Series title in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox helped Fox post solid, if unspectacular, ratings. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Wednesday night’s clincher delivered a…

October 31, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

Fox Sports 1 Powers Through Its First Month Startup cable net dominates second-tier players

A month after its much-ballyhooed launch, Fox Sports 1 is proving itself to be a much more attractive advertising environment than its predecessor. According to Nielsen data, FS1’s first 30 days…

September 20, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

Sleepy Hollow Scares Up Huge Ratings for Fox Smart marketing campaign helps genre mashup draw a 3.5 in the demo

If it hadn’t clicked, the corridors at Fox would’ve been a-roil with rolling heads. But thanks to a smart marketing campaign and a rip-roaring narrative, the series premiere of Sleepy…

September 17, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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