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Broadcasters worry about ‘Zero TV’ homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have had it with TV. They’ve had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don’t like timing their lives around network show schedules. They’re tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

04/07/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

TV ratings

Super Bowl tops ratings; outage highly viewed, too

NEW YORK (AP) — As it does nearly every year, the Super Bowl will almost certainly stand as the most-watched television event of 2013. This year, the Blackout Bowl wasn’t too far behind.

02/05/2013

New research on social networking habits

The Nielsen company said that one in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier.

12/03/2012

Fox sets viewership record with 3rd debate

NEW YORK (AP) – The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney stands as the most-watched telecast ever on Fox News Channel. The Nielsen company said Tuesday that an estimated 11.5 million […]

10/23/2012

Study shows rapid growth of high-definition TV

NEW YORK (AP) – High-definition televisions have rapidly become the norm in U.S. homes. The Nielsen company said Wednesday that more than three-quarters of American homes have a high-def TV. Nearly 40 percent have more […]

10/17/2012

CBS claims ratings win for 1st week of TV season

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS is off to a rosy start as the 2012-13 season logs its first week. The Nielsen Co. says CBS took a solid lead in prime-time viewers. It won nine of […]

10/02/2012

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