Ratings

Fox Wins Night as Key NBC Series Falls to Season Low

Fox came out on top in a hotly contested Wednesday prime-time ratings battle among the broadcast networks as franchise reality shows on three networks came within a whisker of each other’s numbers in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen…

‘Duck Dynasty’ Won’t Be Going Away Anytime Soon — Show’s Stars Squeeze More Money, More Seasons Out of A&E

The stars of A&E’s hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" successfully negotiated for a salary bump, with the Robertsons now earning a total of more than $200,000 per episode, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. The money will be divided among nine…

What Special Programming Event Had 29 Million People Tuning In to a Cable Channel Earlier This Month? C’mon, Take the Bait

We’re pretty sure you know the answer to this one: Which special programming event set viewership records this month — that’s right, it was Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013, which became the most-watched Shark Week in the 26-year history of…

Drama Series Thriving on Cable After Being Passed Over by Broadcast Net

A drama series that was originally developed for a broadcast network — but never made it onto the schedule — has just been picked up for a second season by the cable network where the show eventually landed. The Hollywood…

CBS Show Sinks to All-Time Low as ABC Wins the Night

A series that has been performing well for CBS this summer hit a stumbling block in the ratings Monday night, paving the way for a prime-time win by ABC, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports…

Record-Breaking Return for Cable Series

A cable drama series had a big night Sunday, setting viewership records as it returned to television for what is billed as its final run. Deadline.com reports that AMC’s "Breaking Bad" bowed to 5.9 million total viewers, an all-time series…

Not Much to Cheer About for the Broadcast Nets in Sunday Prime Time; ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Teen Choice Awards’ Lose Ground

Sunday night’s prime-time ratings on the broadcast networks were lackluster at best, with each of the Big 4 networks breaking out a mix of fresh and repeat programming and viewer numbers generally down, based on Nielsen overnights for the key…

CBS Puts Numbers to Ratings Impact From Time Warner Cable Blackout

CBS talked about the financial impact and ratings impact of the Time Warner Cable blackout, which has cut access to the broadcast network for many customers in major markets. According to CBS, the impact has been minimal. The network says…

‘Big Brother’ Matches Its Season High, Carries CBS to Ratings Win

CBS’s "Big Brother" equaled its high for the season Thursday night, lifting CBS to a nightly win in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the reality show delivered a 2.5 average…

One Morning Show Is Crushing the Competition in Viewer Growth — and It’s Not on ABC or NBC

Much of the focus in the morning ratings wars has been on the rivalry between NBC’s "Today" show and ABC’s "Good Morning America," but another show has been leading the way in terms of viewer growth. The show is Univision’s…