Posts Tagged ‘ratings’
 

 

The Sked: Big Apology without Remorse Fails to Jump Start OWN

Lance Armstrong (as calculating, cautious and conniving as ever) appeared with Oprah Winfrey Thursday night on the struggling OWN network in a much-hyped and relatively little-watched interview. The 90-minute part one of Lance ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Idol Returns — Minaj and Carey Not the Answer

American Idol returned to the air last night, winning the night handily but continuing the show’s long slide from phenomenon to mere mortal status.  The two-hour premiere last night averaged a 6.0 adult 18-49 rating fro...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

This past sports weekend was dominated by four Divisional playoff games.  The first game in the Saturday doubleheader, traditionally the weakest matchup, turned out to be one of the best games (an exciting contest finally sett...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Rankings through Jan 13

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (January 7-13, 2013), CBS pulled into first place with a preliminary 3.18 adult 18-49 rating, doubling last week’s 1.58 rating.  Two hours this week were unusua...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Wednesday Ratings — Cannonball!

Nothing like a train wreck.  FOX tried to channel some of the energy from past silly specials (When Animals Attack, Celebrity Boxing) last night with Stars in Danger: The High Dive, low-end celebrities trying to do the incre...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Monday Early Ratings — Updated with Alabama-Notre Dame Final Ratings

NBC’s Deception premiered to a 2.0 adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals last night (very close to our 1.9 rating forecast).  Look for the series to go down a few tenths from here in the next few weeks.  Biggest Lo...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl — NFL Playoff Tune-up

This past sports weekend was all about the Wild Card playoffs: four games arranged by the NFL in ascending order of audience appeal.  Sure enough, as the weekend progressed, the ratings steadily increased with each passing gam...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Rankings through January 6 — Football Still King

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (December 31, 2012-January 6, 2013), NBC maintained first place with a preliminary 2.75 adult 18-49 rating in prime time.  The week was supported by NBC’s final...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Forecast for Monday

Monday night features the premiere of NBC’s temporary schedule until The Voice returns.  The Biggest Loser settles into its new night (after a preview tonight featuring the return of trainer Jillian Michaels) from 8-1...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

New Year’s Eve Ratings — ABC Thumps Everyone Else

ABC dominated New Year’s Eve, as usual.  In prime time, ABC averaged a 3.1 rating with adults 18-49 in the fast nationals.  The evening started with a tribute to Dick Clark (a 2.6 rating from 8-10 pm) and built to a 4.1...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

The final week of the NFL season, Week 17, is unusual in a few ways.  First, all 32 teams play (no byes), and all 16 games are on Sunday (no Thursday night game on NFL Network and no Monday Night game on ESPN).  Additionally,...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Rankings through December 30 — NFL Delivers Again Big Time for NBC

LAST NIGHT.  Christmas came again to NBC in the form of last night’s Sunday Night Football game, the final regular season game of the year but which actually was an extra playoff game.  Washington defeated Dallas in a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through December 23

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week  ending Sunday (December 16-23, 2012), NBC is back in first place with a 2.48 rating in prime time, a very good rating for the third week of December.  Two and a half hours of Th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

FOX’s NFL doubleheader were the two highest-rated games in the metered markets yesterday.  The late afternoon game at 4:30 (mostly New York Giants at Baltimore) averaged a 14.8 HH rating, while the early game at 1:00 pm ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

CBS’s second half of the Sunday NFL doubleheader did a terrific 17.0 HH rating in the metered markets (mostly Pittsburgh at Dallas between 4:30 and almost 8:00 pm). NBC’s Sunday Night Football at 8:30 pm averaged a ...
by Mitch Metcalf