Latest Television ratings News

NFL's wild-card round TV ratings increase 21% over last year

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

TV ratings for the NFL's wild-card round increased 21% over last year despite most of the games not being in doubt going into the fourth quarter. The six games averaged 30.5 million viewers, making it the second-highest average for the postseason's opening weekend over the past six...

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

Jan. 19, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.5 million people watched the NFL's wild card games on television and digitally over the weekend, which...

NFL regular-season ratings increase 10% over last season

Jan. 12, 2022 18:54 PM EST

An extra week of games, close finishes and a non-election year helped propel the NFL to its highest regular-season ratings in six years. The 272 regular-season games averaged 17.1 million viewers across television and digital platforms, that is a 10% increase over 2020 and is the...

Here comes the judge: Steve Harvey an initial hit

Jan. 11, 2022 19:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Judge Steve Harvey? At least for its first week, having the comic serve as a reality show arbiter seems like an inspired idea. His show's premiere was the most-watched non-football program on ABC last week, its audience of 5.2 million people nearly two million more...

Ryan Seacrest still king of New Year's Eve television

Jan. 05, 2022 18:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest is still the king of New Year's Eve television, no matter what Andy Cohen may think. Seacrest, inheritor of ABC's 50-year-old “New Year's Rockin' Eve” from Dick Clark, reached 19.6 million viewers between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. last weekend, the...

Football, reality competition conclusions dominate TV

Dec. 21, 2021 17:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Football and other forms of televised competition — the season finales of some popular reality shows — dominated the Nielsen company's weekly list of the most popular shows on television. Four separate NFL games were on Nielsen's list of the most popular...

'Facts of Life,' 'Different Strokes' remakes are ABC's best

Dec. 14, 2021 18:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Everything old is new again — at least for ABC's audience. The network's special, star-filled live presentations of old episodes of “The Facts of Life” and “Diff'rent Strokes” reached some 4.8 million viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. ...

Miss America turns 100. Will she last another 100 years?

Dec. 14, 2021 15:47 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — As Miss America turns 100, a major question remains unanswered: Is she still relevant? The glitzy competition, born from a 1921 Atlantic City beauty contest just a year after women were given the right to vote, maintains a complicated presence in American...

Hallmark takes familiar holiday role; NFL leads prime time

Dec. 08, 2021 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It has the makings of a blue Christmas for Leah. She's turning 30 on Christmas Eve, the same day she'll be a bridesmaid at her brother's wedding. But wait — her childhood crush is back in town. Sounds like a movie premise guaranteed to tug at heartstrings, and no...

Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even at a time football generally dominates television ratings, the long Thanksgiving Day weekend was notable. CBS' turkey day telecast of the Dallas Cowboys against the Las Vegas Raiders reached 37.8 million viewers, the biggest audience for an NFL...