RATINGS RAT RACE: NFL Football Up, ‘Survivor’ Finale Down, ‘Bachelorette’ Special Weak

By | Monday December 17, 2012 @ 9:27am PST

Sunday’s schedule and ratings ended up all over the place due to football overruns and the networks’ breaking in to their primetime programming on the East Coast to show President Barack Obama’s speech to the interfaith memorial service for the victims of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  Having said that, a $1 million winner was declared last night on the season finale of CBS’ Survivor: Philippines (3.2/8). Sunday’s finale was down 20% from the 4.0/10 of the December 18, 2011 finale. However, even with Sunday’s patchwork schedule, last night’s Survivor finale was up compared with the 2.9/8 on its Spring finale on May 13, 2012. On the Reunion special that followed the season finale last night, host Jeff Probst began the show with a moment of silence for the victims in Newtown. The Reunion special was broadcast entirely out of primetime on the East Coast, starting at 11 PM. NBC broke in with the President’s speech during its NFL Football (15.2/24) game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. The network kicked the game over to NBC Sports Network and CNBC while Obama spoke. Still, yesterday’s game was up from last week’s 13.6/21 in time-zone adjusted metered-markets. The fast-affiliate ratings are not time zone-adjusted and are likely subject to change later in the day. With 16.957 million watching, CBS won the night in terms of overall viewers while NBC was tops among the 18-49.
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R.I.P. Al Davis

By | Saturday October 8, 2011 @ 8:55am PDT

The defiant longtime owner of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders was a rebel who embraced Hollywood (and vice-versa) when … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Wins Preemption Heavy Thursday Behind ‘Big Brother’

By | Friday September 2, 2011 @ 9:03am PDT
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I’m going to paraphrase one of my favorite Muppet Show lines again: “There is no ratings news this morning.” Because of a slew of NFL local preemptions on all major networks, fast nationals this morning are grossly inflated … Read More »

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NFL Owners Approve Deal To End Lockout

By | Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 4:36pm PDT

BREAKING NEWS: That sound you hear are the networks and cable channels (and fans) breathing a sigh of relief because now it looks like there will be football for the fall TV season after all. That is, if … Read More »

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