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Topic: Sunday Night Football

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…

NFL Network Scares Up Record Ratings

Expanded Thursday Night Football slate helps double ad sales dollars

NFL Network’s beefed-up slate of live Thursday Night Football broadcasts put up record numbers, averaging 6.35 million viewers over the course of 13 games. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, TNF delivered…

Networks Hope to Find a Following

Broadcast nets are banking on buzzy new and returning shows for a rebound in Q1

If you work for a broadcast television network and your letterhead doesn’t feature a multicolored peacock logo, it’s probably safe to say that the 2012-13 season has failed to live…

NBC Gobbles Up NFL Ad Dollars

Historic Thanksgiving night broadcast commands a staggering unit cost of $975,000

On Thursday, tens of millions of Americans woozy on tryptophan and cranberry sauce will mark a brand new Turkey Day tradition, as NBC presents the first NFL game to be…

Burke: NBC Profits 'Could Be Dramatically Higher'

Exec cheered by early successes but says there’s 'long, long way to go'

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke on Friday (Oct. 26) told investors that he isn’t satisfied by recent improvements at the broadcast division. Speaking during Comcast’s third-quarter earnings call, Burke acknowledged that while…

Walking Dead Scares Up Monster Ratings

AMC zombie show's season opener is most-watched drama telecast in cable history

Despite going head-to-head with the NFL and the MLB Playoffs, AMC’s zombie-apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead scared up record ratings Sunday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 9 p.m. premiere averaged…

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