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ABC's Season Finale of 'The Taste' is Up 7 Percent in Viewers Against the Final Thursday of the Olympics

Opposite the final Thursday of the Winter Olympics, ABC’s season finale of The Taste was up week to week by 7% in Total Viewers,  Read More... //

TV ratings: Winter Olympics slip a little Thursday, 'Idol' results down too

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014The finals of women's figure skating at the Winter Olympics didn't produce any American medalists, and also didn't give NBC a ratings boost, as Thursday's numbers were off a tick from Wednesday night. As usual, though, they were more than big enough to win the night easily.The unveiling of the Top 13 on "American Idol" also didn't produce much excitement as the show hit a season low in adults 18-49. The night's only other first-run show was the finale of "The Taste" on ABC -- it improved a bit in viewers and was flat in the 18-49 demographic.NBC scored 19.9 million viewers and a 12.0 rating/19 share in households for the night. CBS (6.63 million, 4.3/7) and FOX (6.61 million, 4.2/7) finished in a virtual tie for second. ABC was fourth with 2.95 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW (815,000, 0.6/1) brought up the rear.NBC's 4.9 rating... //

Who won 'The Taste' Season 2?

Going into the finale of "The Taste" Season 2, Ludo Lefebvre had three team members left -- Marina Chung, Jeff Kawakami and Louise Leonard -- to one cook on Anthony Bourdain's team, Lee Knoeppel. The other two chefs had no contestants remaining. For the semifinal challenge, international chef Jacques Pépin was there to judge. Each chef prepared a "poor dish" and a "rich dish," which made for quite the contrasting ingredients. Pépin put through (in order) Marina, Louise and Lee, leaving Jeff eliminated before the finals.The final challenge was a "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner" challenge -- three mouthfuls, one each for each meal of the day. With Chef Pépin helping them in the kitchen!Marina made English muffin with quail egg, a pork belly and oyster spring roll and short ribs with kale for her three stages. Louise chose a fried quail egg, fried oyster po' boy and steak with red wine sauce and mushrooms. Lee... //

TV ratings: 'American Idol' steady Thursday, Olympics rise a little

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014The Winter Olympics gave NBC another dominant ratings win Thursday, as the network's coverage improved a bit on Wednesday's numbers. Overall, the games are running a bit behind the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver -- as expected when the games are staged outside North America."American Idol" held up fairly well opposite the Olympics, as the unveiling of the 30 semifinalists was off only a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 vs. last week. "Rake" was also steady (if low) for FOX. The night's only other original show was "The Taste" on ABC, which was down from a week ago.NBC delivered 22.9 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/21 share in households for the night. CBS (7.02 million, 4.3/7) narrowly beat FOX (6.96 million, 4.2/6) for second place in viewers. ABC came in fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.8/3, and The CW (1.05 million, 0.7/1) brought up the... //

TV ratings: Winter Olympics give NBC a win, 'Big Bang Theory' holds up well Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014The opening night of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage scored ratings well below the first day of competition in the 2010 games. But the coverage of preliminary events a day before the opening ceremony still led the Peacock to an easy win for the night."The Big Bang Theory" and "American Idol" each held fairly steady opposite the Olympics, and CBS' "The Millers" actually improved a little in adults 18-49. Pretty much everything else was off a little bit, though.NBC delivered 19.6 million viewers and an 11.1 rating/17 share in households in primetime, easily beating CBS' 10.4 million and 6.5/10. FOX (7.9 million, 4.6/7) came in third. ABC (3.2 million, 2.1/3) finished a fairly distant fourth, and The CW (1.9 million, 1.3/2) trailed.NBC's 5.8 rating among adults 18-49 nearly beat the combined total of the other networks. CBS was the best of the rest at 2.5, followed by FOX at... //

TV ratings: 'Rake' premiere OK; 'Vampire Diaries' up for 100th episode

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014New Greg Kinnear dramedy "Rake" premiered on FOX to OK numbers, but it was up against reruns on CBS and lost over 40 percent of viewers from its "American Idol" lead in. "Idol" also dipped slightly from last Thursday's performance. Elsewhere, "The Vampire Diaries" aired its 100th episode and saw a rise in viewership over its last two new episodes.Despite not having two hours of "Idol," FOX still won the night with 9.6 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households. CBS' reruns were close behind, however, with 8.8 million viewers and a 5.5/9. The rest of the networks trailed by quite a bit: ABC was third (3.9 million, 2.7/4), NBC fourth (3.2 million, 2.2/3) and The CW fifth (2.2 million, 1.4/2).In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX's 2.5 won easily, followed by CBS (1.9), ABC (1.1), NBC (1.0) and The CW (0.9).Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "The... //

ABC's "The Taste" Dominates NBC's 9pm Comedies and an Encore "Shark Tank" Is #1 at 10pm on Thursday

ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 16.  Read More... //

TV ratings: 'American Idol' drops from premiere but easily leads Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014Night two of "American Idol" Thursday saw the show's ratings drop off some from its premiere, but thanks to CBS airing a full night of reruns, FOX led the night by a wide margin. Even though it was a repeat, however, "The Big Bang Theory" beat "Idol" in total viewers in their common half-hour."Idol" also pushed NBC's comedies down, sending "Sean Saves the World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show" to season lows. The Critics' Choice Movie Awards on The CW were in line with their performance from a year ago.FOX averaged 13.2 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households in primetime, finishing well ahead of the 7.2 million viewers and 4.5/7 for No. 2 CBS. ABC (3.35 million, 2.3/4) edged NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/3) for third. The CW drew 2 million people and a 1.4/2.FOX's 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 nearly beat the combined total... //

Nigella Lawson's 'The Taste' Sees U.K. Ratings Drop

LONDON – Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson 's cooking competition, The Taste , saw its U.K. ratings drop sharply on Tuesday night. The show, which airs on U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Tuesday evening, recorded an average audience of one million for the second episode of its new season, down from the season debut that had attracted 1.8 million viewers last week, according to figures reported by The Guardian .  Read More...   //

TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' hits a high, 'Community' rises Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014The TV-watching public got over its New Year's hangover in a big way Thursday, as a number of original shows improved on their performances from a week ago."The Big Bang Theory" led the night, per usual, scoring its biggest total audience ever for a regularly scheduled episode and its best 18-49 rating in 11 months. "The Millers" also scored a total-viewer high for the season, and "Elementary" put up its best numbers since the start of the season.Elsewhere, "Community" improved on its season premiere, and "Parks and Recreation" hit a season high in adults 18-49 for NBC (the rest of the network's lineup rose too). "The Taste" also grew some for ABC.CBS' 12.1 million viewers and 7.4 rating/12 share in households beat the combined total of the other four networks. ABC finished a very distant second with 3.95 million viewers and a 2.6/4. NBC (3.6 million. 2.3/4) came... //