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TV ratings: '60 Minutes' and 'Family Guy' lead a weak Sunday night

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 8, 2012A lackluster Sunday in the Nielsen ratings followed its usual pattern. CBS scored the night's biggest total audience thanks to "60 Minutes," and a pair of "Family Guy" reruns on FOX scored the highest adults 18-49 numbers, although ABC led the demographic for the whole night.CBS averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households in primetime. ABC (4.8 million, 3.0/5) finished second, a little bit ahead of NBC (4.5 million, 2.8/5). FOX trailed in viewers, drawing 2.9 million people and a 1.7/3.ABC finished first among adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating, edging FOX's 1.3. NBC posted a 1.0 in the demo and CBS a 0.7.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-60-minutes-and-family-guy-lead-a-weak-sunday-night.html

TV ratings: Summer Olympics 2012 trials dominate Sunday night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, June 25, 2012Sunday night was all about the run-up to the 2012 Summer Olympics with women's gymnastics and swimming trials leading NBC to an easy win for the evening.On a rerun-heavy night, the Olympic trials won every time slot in the adults 18-49 demographic. However, CBS' "60 Minutes" garnered the most viewers in the 7 p.m. hour.NBC finished with 8.28 million viewers (5.0/9) followed by CBS (5.24 million, 3.5/6), ABC (4.5 million, 2.7/5) and FOX (2.5 million, 1.5/3). For the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC got a 2.5, followed by ABC (1.2), FOX (1.1) and CBS (0.8).... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-summer-olympics-2012-trials-dominate-sunday-night.html

TV ratings: Tony Awards down for CBS Sunday, ABC reality shows lead demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 10, 2012CBS' broadcast of the Tony Awards didn't live up to last year's ratings, even though the show didn't have to compete with the NBA Finals this time around. It was a pretty quiet night all around on the broadcast networks, in fact, particularly in the adults 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Secret Millionaire" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" grabbed the top demo numbers for the night.CBS did lead Sunday in viewers, averaging 6.5 million and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/6) came in second, beating out ABC's 4.9 million viewers and 3.1/5. A night of reruns on FOX averaged 2.75 million viewers and a 1.6/3.ABC topped the 18-49 rankings, albeit with a scant 1.4 rating. NBC, 1.3, and FOX, 1.2, were close behind, and CBS brought up the rear at 1.0.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-tony-awards-down-for-cbs-sunday-abc-reality-shows-lead-demo.html

TV Ratings: Miss USA 2012 helps NBC to a demo win; CBS still wins viewers

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 3, 2012Other than a new "60 Minutes," the 2012 Miss USA pageant was the top performing program of Sunday night, as the final hour had 6.6 million viewers. The ABC premieres of "Secret Millionaire" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss" opened to pretty soft numbers, but in terms of summer programming, they weren't bad.CBS still won the night with 5.98 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households. NBC was close behind with 5.8 million and a 3.7/6, followed by ABC at 4.9 million and 3.1/5 and FOX at 2.8 million, 1.6/3.The adults 18-49 demo was a different matter, as CBS finished last with a 0.8. NBC was first at 1.5, then ABC at 1.4 and FOX in third at 1.3Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.6 million, 6.212) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.8 million, 2.9/5) NBC: "Dateline" (4.6 million, 3.1/6) FOX: "American Dad"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/06/tv-ratings-2012-miss-usa-pageant-helps-nbc-to-a-demo-win-cbs-still-wins-viewers.html

Adele Opens Up About Vocal Cord Surgery on '60 Minutes' (Video)

  Adele  is opening up about being sidelined due to vocal cord surgery last November on CBS newsmagazine  60 Minutes . In a preview released Wednesday, the 23-year-old singer told  Anderson Cooper that it was difficult not to speak one word during a five-week period late last year following the surgery. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/CNIRjQSfBZE/adele-vocal-cord-surgery-60-minutes-288304

TV ratings: Super Bowl XLVI close to a record in early returns

The Super Bowl may not quite set a ratings record for the third straight year -- but it could come awfully close.Metered-market ratings for Super Bowl XLVI show the game scoring a 47.8 rating/71 share in Nielsen's metered-market ratings, which for live broadcasts are sometimes a better indicator of the audience than the fast national ratings, which are below. That's just a tenth of a point behind the last two Super Bowls, which are the No. 1 and No. 2 telecasts in U.S. television history.Following the game, the premiere of "The Voice" scored a 19.4/33 in the metered markets, considerably better than FOX's broadcast of "Glee" (15.3/27) last year.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/02/tv-ratings-super-bowl-xlvi-close-to-a-record-in-early-returns.html

TV ratings: Packers-Bears scores big on Christmas for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011While the other networks settled in for a long winter's nap on Christmas night, NBC and "Sunday Night Football" dominated the ratings with a matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.NBC averaged 17.8 million viewers and 9.3 rating/19 share in households Sunday evening. Those numbers will change some because of the live "SNF" telecast, but the Peacock beat the combined totals for the other three networks on the night. CBS (5.4 million, 3.4/7) came in second, a little ahead of ABC (4.8 million, 2.6/5). FOX trailed with just 1.8 million viewers and a 1.1/2.NBC was similarly dominant in the adults 18-49 demographic, scoring a 5.5 rating. ABC drew a 1.7 to finish second, while neither CBS (0.8) nor FOX (0.7) broke the 1.0 mark.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/tv-ratings-packers-bears-scores-big-on-christmas-for-nbc.html

'60 Minutes' Interview Reveals Steve Jobs' Little Known Bad Side (Video)

60 Minutes  explored the many sides to Apple co-founder  Steve Jobs  in a two-part interview with his biographer,  Walter Isaacson . The book was initially scheduled for release on Nov. 21, but the date was pushed up soon after Jobs' death on October 24. Known for his innovation and creativity, Jobs was made of much more than just that. It turns out that he didn’t often tolerate less than perfection in many aspects of his life. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/6iaAwX8Mx0M/60-minutes-steve-jobs-interview-252546

TV Ratings: Football dominates, but Andy Rooney's final '60 Minutes' draws a crowd

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.The football is in full swing, and with that, NBC's domination of Sunday ratings continue. The match-up wasn't a terribly tight game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets, but it's still football, and that's often good enough.Perhaps the biggest winner of the night was "60 Minutes" which boasted an audience bump of 6 million viewers over last week, mostly due to the retirement of their famed commentator Andy Rooney. The other interesting story to follow was the performance of ABC's new retro-drama "Pan Am." The show slid from last week's 10.9 million viewers to 7.7 million this week. NBC led the night with 14.6 million viewers and a 8.9 rating/14 share in households. CBS followed with 12.9 million (8.0/13). ABC took third with 7.6 million (4.7/7). FOX was in last with 5.8 million (3.3/5).NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic, with a 5.9 rating. CBS... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/fast-national-ratings-for-sunday.html

Andy Rooney ends run as '60 Minutes' regular commentator

After a career with "60 Minutes" that's lasted 43 years, Andy Rooney will end his career this Sunday (Oct. 2) as a regular contributor to the CBS news magazine.Rooney, 92, has been with the show since its inception in 1968 and began his weekly commentary in 1978. Since then, he's given 1,096 essay on everything from coffee to fan mail to the economy. But his 1,097th will be his last weekly musing."There's nobody like Andy and there never will be. He'll hate hearing this, but he's an American original," says Jeff Fager, "60 Minutes" executive producer.The program has been under continual pressure to target a younger audience, which they've been addressing with additions like Byron Pitts, Lara Logan and Anderson Cooper.Questions about Rooney's role emerged after he was absent from his normal end-of-show slot during the show's season premiere on Sunday (Sept. 25). Now it appears Rooney's time with the show is basically over.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/andy-rooney-ends-run-as-60-minutes-regular-commentator.html
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