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Topic: Sunday Night Football

AMC Scares Up a Walking Dead Spinoff

New show will be a departure from the comic book series

AMC is doubling down on the dead, putting into motion a plan that will bring a spinoff of TV’s top-rated series to the network in 2015. According to AMC president and…

Manning, Denver Scare Up Huge NFL Kickoff Ratings for NBC

25.1 million fans watch as Broncos trample Ravens

Despite a half-hour rain delay and a comprehensive butt-whuppin’ that threatened to send East Coast football fans off to bed early, the 2013 NFL Kickoff Game put up huge numbers…

Comcast Signs Steve Burke to a Four-Year Contract Extension

NBCUniversal boss to remain at the helm through August 2018

Comcast has extended NBCUniversal president and CEO Steve Burke’s contract through August 2018. Per terms of the new contract, which was made public in an August 16 filing with the Securities…

CBS Wins Prime-Time Ratings Crown

Tiffany net takes the 18-49 title for the first time in 21 years

After passing NBC in the ratings race back in early February, CBS never looked back, cruising to an easy win among total viewers and the two major demographics. Per Nielsen, CBS…

NBC’s Ratings Momentum Stalls

Midseason failures leave ‘Voice’-less Peacock adrift

After NBC enjoyed its strongest fall quarter in recent memory, the loss of Sunday Night Football and The Voice have erased the network’s early gains. Twenty weeks into the 2012-13 broadcast…

The Walking Dead Devours Scripted TV Foes

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama draws record 12.3 million viewers

The Season 3.5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Sunday night tore the viscera out of its scripted-series competition, averaging an all-time record draw of 12.3 million viewers and…

CBS 'Bangs' Up Thursday Nights, NBC's Slide Continues

Grim returns for new Peacock efforts Do No Harm, 1600 Penn

CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The…

Doc Drama Do No Harm on Life Support

NBC series is lowest-rated debut in Big Four history

The series premiere of NBC’s schizoid doctor drama Do No Harm died on the table Thursday night, posting a miserly 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Per Nielsen preliminary fast national…

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…

NFL Caps Another Powerhouse Season

While deliveries dip slightly, football remains the only game in town

While the National Football League remains the last great reach vehicle for advertisers, ratings for regular-season broadcasts were down slightly from 2011. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 101 games televised…

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