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TV Ratings: The Dallas Cowboys Rule the Land, ‘The Sound of Music’ Up From Last Year
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TV Ratings: The Dallas Cowboys Rule the Land, ‘The Sound of Music’ Up From Last Year

Manny Flores/CSM/REX/Shutterstock The Dallas Cowboys have done it again. Yes, they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night (26-20) to improve to 12-2, but, more relevant to the TV industry, they garnered a rather large audience while doing it. In Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings for Sunday, NBC’s “Sunday […]

TV Ratings: Seahawks Beat Rams, ‘Thursday Night Football’ Sinks
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TV Ratings: Seahawks Beat Rams, ‘Thursday Night Football’ Sinks

Jeff Halstead/CSM/REX/Shutterstock UPDATED: The Seattle Seahawks are a generally reliable TV draw. Put them against the Los Angeles Rams, though, and the average audience apparently finds something else to do. The Seahawks’ pummeling of the relocated Rams (24-3) on “Thursday Night Football” drew an average total audience of 14.65 million […]

TV Ratings: Giants Win Over Cowboys Lift NFL Ratings on Sunday Night
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TV Ratings: Giants Win Over Cowboys Lift NFL Ratings on Sunday Night

Seth Wenig/AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: That’s better: NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” finally caught a big break in Week 14, with a Cowboys-Giants match-up that hauled in an average audience of 26.5 million as America’s Little Brother (Eli Manning) led the Giants to a victory over America’s Team, 10-7. The 16.5 overnight household […]

TV Ratings: Chiefs-Raiders Down From Cowboys-Vikings, ‘Pitch’ Season Finale Ticks Up
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TV Ratings: Chiefs-Raiders Down From Cowboys-Vikings, ‘Pitch’ Season Finale Ticks Up

Ed Zurga/AP/REX/Shutterstock Last night’s Chiefs-Raiders battle drew an 11.8 household rating for NBC in Nielsen’s metered market overnights, down quite a bit from last week’s Cowboys-Eagles game (14.1), but up quite a bit over Nov. 18’s Saints-Panthers game (9.8) and about 13% higher than the five-game average for CBS’ “Thursday […]

TV Ratings: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Brings in Lowest Ratings Yet for Live Musicals
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TV Ratings: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Brings in Lowest Ratings Yet for Live Musicals

Justin Lubin/NBC UPDATED: We may be entering a place of diminishing returns for live televised musicals. NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” pulled in a 2.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 9 million total viewers according to Nielsen’s final ratings for Wednesday night. Here’s how that stacks up against the live-same-day […]

TV Ratings: ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ Dips Again, NBC Wins Slow Night
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TV Ratings: ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ Dips Again, NBC Wins Slow Night

David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock We’ve now officially entered the hinky phase of December, with some broadcast networks in reruns and specials, others pushing doggedly on with originals. CBS’ annual telecast of “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” won the 10 p.m. hour with a 2.1 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but that […]

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Quiet, NFL Lifts Fox Comedies
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TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Quiet, NFL Lifts Fox Comedies

Jeff Halstead/CSM/REX/Shutterstock NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” isn’t out of the woods yet. The Seattle Seahawks’ drubbing of the Carolina Panthers (40-7) pulled in an 11.5 household rating in Nielsen’s metered market overnights, slightly down from last week’s 11.8 household rating for a Broncos-Chiefs contest. If you’re looking for comparisons to […]