NCAA Tournament National Championship Game Sinks to All-Time Ratings Low Across Turner Nets

Getty Monday’s National Championship Game was not one for the ages — unless you’re a Villanova Wildcats fan, we suppose. Still, the Pennsylvania-based university’s win over the Michigan Wolverines struggled to an all-time TV ratings low across TBS, TNT and truTV combined. The March Madness finale’s 10.3 overnight rating in the 56 metered markets was … Read more

Live TV Musicals Ranked by Ratings, From ‘Sound of Music’ to ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (Photos)

Live TV Musicals Ranked by Ratings, From ‘Sound of Music’ to ‘A Christmas Story’ (Photos) How will NBC’s Easter Sunday “Jesus Christ Superstar” production fit in here? Tony Maglio | Last Updated: April 1, 2018 @ 4:52 PM [ comments ]

Laura Ingraham’s Ratings Slip 9 Percent From Prior Night (When She Still Had All Her Sponsors)

Laura Ingraham has lost a number of advertisers since Wednesday — and now she’s dropped some viewers, too. Thursday’s “Ingraham Angle” drew 2.152 million total viewers, with 432,000 of them coming from the key 25-54 demographic. That’s down from her prior night’s haul, when the Fox News Channel personality averaged 2.289 million total viewers at … Read more

‘Roseanne’ Comeback Snagged More Viewers Than 1997 Finale – and Shattered Other Ratings Records

“Roseanne” just shocked the world, scoring enormous numbers with its Tuesday night return after a two-decade hiatus. An hour’s worth of Roseanne Barr’s rebooted ABC sitcom averaged a 5.1 rating/21 share among adults 18-49 and 18.2 million total viewers. Yeah, those are gigantic numbers. But just how big? Well, for starters, they’re more than double … Read more

Daniel Bryan’s Return to WWE Competition Hands ‘SmackDown Live’ Its Top Rating in Almost a Year

WWE Tuesday’s installment of USA Network’s “SmackDown Live” drew the program’s highest ratings since last April, thanks to the return to action for fan-favorite Daniel Bryan. The “Raw” sister show had 2.888 million total viewers tune in to watch Bryan open the show with the announcement that WWE had cleared him to wrestle again. The … Read more

Ratings: ‘Amazing Race’ Audience Rises in Season Finale as NBC’s Olympics Slide

Getty OK, so Wednesday’s “Amazing Race” season finale wasn’t exactly amazing, but it did manage to grow its overall audience 4 percent from last week’s penultimate episode. NBC was first in ratings with a 3.3 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14 million, according to preliminary … Read more

Ratings: Lindsey Vonn Is No Shaun White, But Olympics Still Ice Out Competition

Getty Americans didn’t tune in to root on Lindsey Vonn in nearly the same numbers they showed up for Shaun White last week — but NBC still easily iced out any broadcast competition on Tuesday, including “Bachelor Winter Games.” NBC was first in ratings with a 3.9 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and … Read more

Ratings: NBC’s Olympics (Figure) Skates Circles Around ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ ‘Shark Tank’

With the Winter Olympics, NBC just (ice) danced its way to a primetime ratings win on Sunday. NBC was first in ratings with a 5.1 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 21.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The PyeongChang Games ran throughout primetime. ABC was second … Read more

Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Grows 8 Percent From Last Week – Thanks Super Bowl LII!

Proof that “This Is Us” has life after Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death? The NBC drama just grew 8 percent in Nielsen ratings from last Tuesday — yeah, the post-Super Bowl time slot can only help a series. NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second … Read more

Why Fox Just Paid $3.3 Billion for ‘Thursday Night Football’ – Despite Sagging NFL Ratings

Fox TNF If “New Fox” is going down, it’s doing so with a (10-yard) fight. Assuming the government doesn’t intervene, Disney should take over most of 21st Century Fox’s assets in about a year. But the Mouse House won’t get Fox’s news and sports — the latter of which is now the new home to NFL’s … Read more