Latest Television ratings News

CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs may not mean...

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...

Nielsen's top programs for June 11-17

Jun. 19, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.46 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.51 million. 3. "Code Black," CBS, 6.18 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.13 million. 5. "World of Dance," NBC, 6.07...

TV ratings down for World Cup opener

Jun. 15, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

The overnight rating from major markets of the World Cup opener was less than half of the overnight for the first game of the 2014 tournament, hurt by a much earlier kickoff and less glamorous teams. Host Russia's 5-0 rout of Saudi Arabia, which kicked off at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, got a 1.6 average in metered...

NBA Finals lead in ratings, but it was too short for ABC

Jun. 12, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA Finals led ABC to victory in the television ratings last week, but it must have been hard for network executives not to wonder what could have been. The third and fourth games of the Warriors-Cavaliers series were the two most-watched shows on television last week, the Nielsen...

Nielsen's top programs for June 4-10

Jun. 12, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 17.94 million. 2. NBA Finals: Golden State at Cleveland, Game 4, ABC, 16.24 million. 3. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.24 million. 4. "60...

Telemundo hopes viewers like World Cup better in Spanish

Jun. 11, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade American...

Ratings for Springsteen-fed Tony Awards rise slightly

Jun. 11, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings were slightly higher for this year's Tony Awards over last year, likely thanks to a bump supplied by Bruce Springsteen. The CBS show co-hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles was seen by 6.32 million people, according to preliminary ratings from the Nielsen Co. That compares with...

Former GOP aide Wallace lighting it up for MSNBC

Jun. 10, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolle Wallace lives for the sort of chaos that makes most cable television hosts shudder. On the day investigators raided the offices of President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, the news broke moments before the start of Wallace's MSNBC show at 4 p.m. Eastern. The rundown that she and...

A busy week for Shepard Smith, Fox News' resident contrarian

Jun. 6, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for Fox News' resident contrarian, it's been quite a week for Shepard Smith. He's called out the Trump administration as lying about a meeting involving the president's son, punctured claims about the FBI spying on the Trump campaign, dismissed the characterization of the Russian...