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Topic: Sunday Night Football

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…

Moneyball: Game 4 of World Series Tops ‘Sunday Night Football’

Rangers blank Cards, beat Saints-Colts

For the first time in memory, the World Series has outdelivered the NFL in head-to-head competition. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings, Fox’s coverage of Game 4 of the Cardinals-Rangers series averaged…

NFL, the Only Game in Town

Pro football dominates fall TV ratings

If there was ever any doubt that television is merely a delivery system for the National Football League, the ratings through Week 6 of the 2011-12 campaign should put any…

Data Points: Tailgate Time

The new NFL season is two weeks in and Americans are watching, if not always recording, their football

Almost two-thirds of U.S. adults say they watch NFL football—a quarter for as much as six to 10 hours a week. The latest Adweek/Harris poll finds that football fans tend…

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