Latest Television ratings News

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth. The television rights for a proposed 12-team playoff could be worth about $1.9 billion annually,...

SRX or bust: CBS not looking for more motorsports in lineup

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — CBS Sports is not using the Superstar Racing Experience as a soft opening for more motorsports, and chairman Sean McManus ruled out IndyCar joining the network next year. McManus told The Associated Press the CBS Sports calendar is too crowded with too...

Former president Trump returns as a diminished TV draw

Jun. 08, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump reached less than a million measurable television viewers over the weekend in his return to the public stage at a North Carolina political event. Newsmax averaged just under 700,000 viewers between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m....

CBS is champ of television season for 13th consecutive year

Jun. 02, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a designation that feels a little less significant every year, CBS has finished the 2020-21 television season as the nation's most-watched television network for the 13th consecutive time. CBS averaged 6.28 million prime time viewers in the Nielsen...

Champions League final averages 3.65 million viewers in US

Jun. 02, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champions League final on Saturday averaged a combined 3.65 million viewers on English- and Spanish-language television, tying for the second-largest audience for the game since 2011. Nielsen ratings show Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City...

Triumph of the unhip: 'NCIS' tops TV, streaming rankings

May. 25, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company's latest rankings of popular television and streaming shows have one thing in common — “NCIS” at the top. The CBS drama starring Mark Harmon as a Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent has been on the air since 2003...

CBS' 'Mom' exits after 8 seasons with season ratings high

May. 18, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS comedy “Mom” signed off after eight seasons last week before 6.2 million viewers, the biggest audience of its final season. The Chuck Lorre-produced comedy starring Allison Janney ended with her title character in an Alcoholics Anonymous...

Morning shows extend the day to cope with viewer erosion

May. 13, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent job promotion came with what seems to be a counterintuitive mandate for NBC News senior vice president Libby Leist: Drum up interest in the “Today” show anytime other than the mornings. It's a survival strategy for “Today,” which...

Cincinnati FC set to debut new stadium Sunday

May. 12, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

The first of three new stadiums in Major League Soccer throws open its doors on Sunday. FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami at TQL Stadium, the team's new $250 million home. The exterior of the 26,000-seat stadium is covered with LED lights that make for something of a...

Elon Musk moves ratings as host of 'Saturday Night Live'

May. 11, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk moved a cryptocurrency's value and TV ratings with his “Saturday Night Live” appearance. Last weekend's show averaged 7.3 million viewers, making it the third most-watched episode for the season behind the ones hosted by Dave Chappelle...