Topic: Sunday Night Football

Ghost Town: The Vanishing 10 p.m. Broadcast Drama

2011-12 season ends with grim tidings for time slot

The 10 o’clock broadcast drama tottered further down the road to oblivion this season, as not a single series in the time slot finished among Nielsen’s highest-rated programs. Per 33 weeks…

Prime-Time Matchup

A breakdown of shows going head-to-head

MONDAY 9-10 ABC Dancing With the Stars vs. CBS 2 Broke Girls/ Mike & Molly vs. FOX The Mob Doctor vs. NBC The Voice As much as you never want to drag…

NBC Plots Comedy-Driven Revival

Peacock schedules four nights of sitcoms

NBC on Monday returned to its Radio City upfront stomping grounds, laying out a 2012-13 prime-time schedule designed to tickle viewers’ funny bones. But before the network could get the…

Voices Carry: NBC Adds Another Hour of Reality Hit

‘The Voice’ sets up shop on Tuesday night

In a bid to pull the throttle back on its prime-time ratings, NBC has carved out another hour for its hit competition series, The Voice. Like American Idol before it, The…

Broadcast Spot Pricing Continues to Creep Up

Average :30 network prime time increased 3 percent in 2011

The price of a 30-second advertisement on network prime time increased at a 3 percent rate in 2011, as strong demand helped push the average unit cost to just under…

Despite Declines, ‘American Idol’ Remains Dominant

Season 11 premiere draws a 7.4 in the demo

Season 11 of American Idol got off to a somewhat rocky start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the…

NFL Posts Smash-Mouth Broadcast Ratings

Regular-season deliveries echo 2010 performance

The National Football League enjoyed another robust broadcasting season, as ratings for the NBC, Fox and CBS packages were consistent with the stellar 2010 campaign. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, NBC’s Sunday…

Tough Sledding for Broadcast TV

Nearly three-quarters of returning series face ratings shortfalls

In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience. Eleven weeks into…

NFL Hammers Out Nine-Year Rights Renewals With NBC, CBS, Fox

Broadcast partners each ante up $1 billion per year

The National Football League on Wednesday renewed its media rights deals with all three legacy broadcast partners, signing pacts with NBC, CBS and Fox that could add up to as…

At the Half, the NFL Is on a Record Pace

Ratings, revenue up for league’s broadcast partners

It’s halftime of the 2011-12 NFL season, and the league’s broadcast partners are putting up big numbers on both sides of the ball. Through the first nine weeks of this year’s…