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“The Bachelor” Finale Pulls in 10 Million Viewers

“The Bachelor” Finale Pulls in 10 Million Viewers

ABC/Dave Hagerman(LOS ANGELES) — ABC’s ratings on Monday night were rosy, thanks to the season finale of The Bachelor.The two-hour episode, in which “The Bachelor” Sean Lowe proposed to Catherine Giudici and turned aside runner-up Lindsay Yenter, was …

“American Idol” Ratings Continue to Sink

“American Idol” Ratings Continue to Sink

Michael Becker / FOX(LOS ANGELES) — American Idol is still a hit, but there’s no question that its popularity is on the decline.Wednesday’s episode of the Fox competition, featuring 10 women performing during the sudden-death Las Vegas round, was seen…

CBS Set to Win February Sweeps Ratings Period

CBS Set to Win February Sweeps Ratings Period

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — CBS will soon be able to claim not one, but two February sweeps victories.Through Feb. 24, CBS has averaged the most primetime viewers of any major network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  That’s not a surpr…

The Oscars Ratings Up from Last Year

The Oscars Ratings Up from Last Year

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oscars on Sunday night pulled in its biggest audience in three years.The ABC telecast of the awards show was seen by 40.3 million viewers, an increase of one million from last year’s ceremony.It was the most…

“Downton Abbey” Reaches Ratings High with Season Finale

“Downton Abbey” Reaches Ratings High with Season Finale

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The ratings for the season finale of Downton Abbey weren’t shabby.The third-season finale, which aired Sunday night on PBS, was seen by 8.2 million viewers, according to Variety.  It’s the largest U.S. audience to…

“The Walking Dead” Mid-Season Premiere Scores Largest Audience Ever

“The Walking Dead” Mid-Season Premiere Scores Largest Audience Ever

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — AMC’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead scored the show’s largest audience ever on Sunday night.
The zombie drama, which resumed its third season, delivered 12.3 million viewers for its 9:00 p.m. ET premiere.T…

Grammys Telecast Pulls in Second-Largest Audience Since 1993

Grammys Telecast Pulls in Second-Largest Audience Since 1993

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The 55th Annual Grammy Awards delivered the music ceremony’s second-largest television audience since its 1993 broadcast.
According to preliminary ratings from Nielsen, the CBS telecast notched 28.37 milli…

Super Bowl Ratings Drop from Last Year’s Record Audience

Super Bowl Ratings Drop from Last Year’s Record Audience

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast did not set a ratings record, but CBS should still be pleased with the number of viewers it pulled in for the big game.Nielsen says an estimated 108.41 million viewers tuned in …

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

The White House(NEW YORK) — Monday’s presidential inauguration wasn’t the ratings draw that President Obama’s first swearing-in ceremony, in 2009, was.The Nielsen Company says an estimated 20.6 million people watched Obama’s inauguration, held in Wash…

“American Idol” Ratings Down 19 Percent

“American Idol” Ratings Down 19 Percent

Michael Becker/FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Despite the headline-grabbing “feud” between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, audience totals for the 12th season premiere of American Idol Wednesday night were down 19 percent compared with last year’s premie…

NFL Playoff Game Tops Weekly Nielsens

NFL Playoff Game Tops Weekly Nielsens

Harry How/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2013 Golden Globe Awards may have enjoyed the ceremony’s highest ratings in six years, but it was unable to top the weekly Nielsens ratings chart.The most-watched primetime program for the week ending Sunda…

Golden Globes Draws Biggest Audience in Six Years

Golden Globes Draws Biggest Audience in Six Years

NBC(NEW YORK) — Sunday’s Golden Globes broadcast scored big ratings for NBC.The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was seen by 19.7 million viewers, according to Variety — the ceremony’s biggest audience in six years…

NBC Wins November Sweeps for First Time in Nine Years

NBC Wins November Sweeps for First Time in Nine Years

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NBC achieved a rare ratings milestone for itself this month.Deadline.com reports that for the first time since 2003, the network has won the November sweeps, one of four major ratings periods over the course of the year.&…

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year’s World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in four games, averaged 12.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated fall classic ever. 
Still, the baseball coverage ga…

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year’s World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in four games, averaged 12.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated fall classic ever. 
Still, the baseball coverage ga…

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year’s World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in four games, averaged 12.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated fall classic ever. 
Still, the baseball coverage ga…

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

World Series Gives Fox a Ratings Win

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This year’s World Series, which saw the San Francisco Giants sweep the Detroit Tigers in four games, averaged 12.7 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated fall classic ever. 
Still, the baseball coverage ga…

Final Presidential Debate Draws 59 Million Viewers

Final Presidential Debate Draws 59 Million Viewers

Marc Serota/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The third and final presidential debate, which aired Monday night, wasn’t quite the ratings draw that the previous two were.The most recent debate between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney in Boc…

Emmys Audience Up from Last Year

Emmys Audience Up from Last Year

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — This year’s Emmy Awards saw an uptick in viewership from the 2011 ceremony.ABC’s telecast of the Emmys on Sunday night, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, was seen by an estimated 13.2 million viewers.  It aired live acr…

"The X Factor" Loses Head-to-Head Ratings Battle with "The Voice"

"The X Factor" Loses Head-to-Head Ratings Battle with "The Voice"

Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) — A revamped judges’ panel on The X Factor wasn’t enough to carry the Fox singing show to a ratings victory over its NBC rival, The Voice, on Wednesday night.A recently-added one-hour episode of The Voice aired opposite t…

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