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TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rebounds a little Wednesday, FOX leads in demo

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 27, 2011"America's Got Talent" bounced back a little from its season-low ratings last Wednesday and returned NBC to the top overall spot in the ratings. "Big Brother" fell a bit, while "So You Think You Can Dance" helped FOX lead the adults 18-49 demographic for the night.NBC scored 6.8 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households for the night, beating out CBS' 6.05 million and 3.9/7. FOX (5.95 million, 3.6/6) was not far behind in third. ABC finished fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/4, and The CW (937,000, 0.6/1) trailed.FOX led the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating, followed by NBC at 1.8 and CBS at 1.6. ABC's 1.1 was good for fourth, and The CW posted a 0.4.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-rebounds-a-little-wednesday-fox-leads-in-demo.html

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' falls but still leads Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 13, 2011The first eliminations on "America's Got Talent" didn't pull in the ratings the show has earned in recent weeks, but it was still the night's top show. It was not however, big enough to give NBC a win in the prime-time race.That honor went to CBS, which averaged 7.05 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households to NBC's 6.95 million and 4.4/7. FOX (5.5 million, 3.6/6) came in third. ABC took fourth with 3.6 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW trailed with 770,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.There was a three-way tie at the top of the adults 18-49 ratings, with CBS, FOX and NBC all scoring a 1.9 rating in the demographic. ABC posted a 1.2 and The CW a 0.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-falls-but-still-leads-wednesday.html

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' secures win for NBC

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 8, 2011On a night when the options were reruns or reality, reality won big. "America's Got Talent" had their best Wednesday showing since 2006, securing a comfortable ratings win for NBC, while "So You Think You Can Dance" slipped slightly but still locked in good numbers for FOX.NBC averaged 9.73 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households, ahead of  FOX (7.1 million, 4.2/7), CBS  (5.4 million, 3.6/6) and ABC (4.1 million, 2.7/5 . The CW trailed with 1.0 million viewers and a 0.7/1."So You Think You Can Dance" and "America's Got Talent" continue to capture the target demo, and NBC and FOX tied in the 18-49 range with 2.8 ratings. ABC followed with 1.3, then CBS with 1.0, and The CW with 0.4. Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.1 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)ABC: "The Middle"... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-secures-win-for-nbc.html

Ratings: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, and ABC's competition

Fast affiliate ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2011.Note: Because ABC aired Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals live in all timezones, these fast affiliate ratings are skewed.Regardless of the live event ratings issues, though, one thing is clear: ABC easily won the night with its broadcast of the Heat/Mavericks game. Up against mostly reruns and news shows, the game slam-dunked the competition.Overall, ABC averaged 11.6 million viewers and scored a 7.0 rating/12 share in households.CBS  followed with 6.4 million and a 4.1/7 share, with NBC in third (4.2 million, 2.7/5) and FOX (3.2 million, 1.3/3) in fourth. ABC won the18-49 demo, with a 4.6, followed by FOX (1.5), and a tie between NBC and CBS (1.0). Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.3 million, 6.0/11) ABC: "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Pre-Game" (5.4 million, 3.3/6) / "Buick Regal NBA Countdown" (6.4 million, 3.9/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (3.7 million, 2.7/5) FOX: "American Dad" rerun (2.2... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/ratings-miami-heat-beat-dallas-mavericks-and-abcs-competition.html

TV Ratings: ABC's 'Bachelorette,' 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' dominate Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 30, 2011ABC dominated Memorial Day programming with its two-hour "Bachelorette" block and the premiere of reality offering "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition." Not that there was much competition since most networks ran reruns in competing time slots.ABC averaged 7 million viewers and a 2.2 rating/6 share in households for the night. CBS came in second (5.4 million, 1.4/4), followed by NBC (5.1 million, 1.1/3). Next up, FOX's night of reruns garnered the network 3.3 million viewers with a 0.9/3. CW brought up the rear with just 560,000 viweres and a 0.2/1.Monday hour by hour8 p.m.ABC: "The Bachelorette" (6.6 million, 1.9/6)CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun/"Mad Love" rerun (4.3 million, 1.3/4)NBC: "Minute to Win It" rerun (3.8 million, 0.9/3)FOX: "House" rerun (3.2 million, 0.9/3)The CW: "90210" rerun (584,000, 0.2/1)18 - 49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (1.9)9 p.m.ABC: "The Bachelorette" (7.5 million, 2.3/6)CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun/"Mike & Molly"... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-abcs-bachelorette-extreme-makeover-weight-loss-edition-dominate-monday.html

TV Ratings: Billboard Music Awards up from 2010, CBS wins in total viewers

Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2011.ABC won the target demo last night, on the final Sunday of the season, with the 2011 Billboard Music Awards featuring a show-stopping performance from Beyonce and, of course, that Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez kiss that has teenyboppers rending their garments across the nation. The show's ratings were up 7% from last year's.On NBC, the "Celebrity Apprentice" finale had a significant boost from last week's episode, rising over 15% in total viewers, while FOX's Animation Domination finales were lower than the last original episodes of their respective series. CBS broadcast "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," and though it helped to win the night for CBS in total viewership, it didn't win in the target demo.Overall, CBS averaged 12.1 million viewers and scored a 7.8 rating/13 share in households. ABC followed with 7.4 million and a 4.3/7 share, with NBC in third (6.4 million, 4.0/6) and FOX (4.5, 2.6/4) in fourth.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-billboard-music-awards-up-from-2010-cbs-wins-in-total-viewers.html

Aron Ralston of '127 Hours' fame on 'Minute to Win It'

Aron Ralston sawed his own arm off. Is anything a challenge after that? Ralston, who was portrayed by James Franco in the Oscar-nominated "127 Hours," was invited to play NBC's game show "Minute To Win It," airing Wednesday. Challenge accepted."I don't know if you remember, but back when I was in middle school there was this show called 'Double Dare'," Ralston tells EW. "This was about as close as I would come to living out my fantasy of being on 'Double Dare.'"Even working with only one hand, Ralston had a successful run on the celebrity episode. "It was just everything that I would have hoped it would be, and I did really well too, which was a bonus," he says. He played for the Wilderness Workshop. "They work to preserve wild pristine country, especially in central Colorado, that is under a variety of threats such as oil and gas drilling. It's trying to keep our... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/aron-ralston-of-127-hours-fame-on-minute-to-win-it.html

NBC Pulls Chase From Schedule

NBC is putting Chase on hiatus, a network rep confirms. Beginning Wednesday, NBC will replace the freshman drama with a second hour of Minute to Win It . The move comes a day after the game show posted series-high ratings — 9.5 million viewers and a 3.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo — in Chase 's normal 9/8c timeslot. The most recent new episode of Chase drew 4.17 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. Chase received a full...  //www.tvguide.com/News/NBC-Pulls-Chase-1028883.aspx?rss=breakingnews