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Topic: Ratings

CNBC Isn't Offering Nielsen Ratings Guarantees During the Day Anymore

Financial network offers internal numbers instead

CNBC, the financial news network, is done with daytime Nielsen ratings. "They are no longer guaranteeing the business day, which is the most important daypart for a financial client," a source…

Billboard Music Awards Stomp Good Wife, Amazing Race Finales

Award show averaged 10.5 million total viewers

The week got off to a good start for ABC. The network's Sunday broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards won out handily over season finales of The Good Wife and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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