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Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 9-15

Sep. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, NBC, 17.64 million. 2. "NFL Post-Game," Fox, 15.02 million. 3. NFL Football: Houston at New Orleans, ESPN, 13.53 million. 4....

Football carries television networks until start of season

Sep. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...

NFL Week 1 ratings up 5% over last year

Sep. 11, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

The NFL's opening weekend to its 100th season delivered strong ratings for all games. The league and Nielsen said Wednesday there was an average of 17.1 million viewers for games, which is a 5% increase over last year. The New York Giants game against the Dallas Cowboys on Fox averaged 23.9 million, making it the...

Nielsen says it will include out-of-home viewing soon

Sep. 10, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it begins...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 2-8

Sep. 10, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Chicago, NBC, 22.24 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 22.21 million. 3. "NFL Thursday Pre-game," NBC, 14.79 million. 4....

Packers-Bears game most viewed NFL opener since 2016

Sep. 6, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NFL kickoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears was the most viewed opener since 2016. Green Bay's 10-3 victory on Thursday night averaged 22.7 million viewers on NBC as well as the network's and NFL's digital platforms. The viewer figures were released by the...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Sep. 4, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.99 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8 million. 3. College Football: Oregon vs. Auburn, ABC, 6.86...

Rah! Rah! ABC wins ratings duel due to college football

Sep. 4, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening of college football's season was welcome news for ABC in an otherwise quiet week for television. The network won the weekly ratings competition on the strength of games that took over the network's schedule on Saturday night (Oregon vs. Auburn) and Sunday (Oklahoma vs. Houston),...

TV viewership down, social media up for VMAs

Aug. 28, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Taylor Swift, Missy Elliot and a 1990s rap reunion couldn't halt the shrinkage of MTV's television audience for its Video Music Awards, perhaps nothing can. The show was seen by 4.9 million viewers live on Monday across 12 different Viacom-owned networks, the Nielsen company said. That's...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 19-25

Aug. 27, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 19-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.43 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.12 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.07 million. 4. NFL Exhibition Football: Pittsburgh at...