Nielsen ratings

Comcast testing full ad loads for on-demand shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pay TV customers who are used to watching fewer ads on on-demand shows may have to put up with longer commercial breaks. Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable TV provider, says […]

12/02/2013

TV ratings

CBS No. 1 for viewers in new TV season’s 2nd week

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of new CBS shows have fared well in the prime-time TV ranking. One big winner was the sitcom “The Millers.” The Nielsen ratings company says it premiered in 10th […]

10/08/2013

This TV publicity image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from "Breaking Bad." (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote)

Last season opener of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ big hit

NEW YORK (AP) — The return of “Breaking Bad” for the start of its final eight episodes on Sunday reached nearly double the biggest audience the show had ever had for an episode. The Nielsen […]

08/12/2013

Superstorm wipes out New York's Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy has wiped out New York’s Nielsen ratings for the month of November. The company that measures television ratings said Tuesday it won’t report its New York market results for […]

11/20/2012

NBC's sampling strategy pays dividends

NEW YORK (AP) – A jump on the fall television season enabled NBC to get some of its new series sampled. The premiere episode of “Revolution,” a J.J. Abrams thriller about a world with the […]

09/25/2012

Football, talent shows and comedy give NBC a win

NEW YORK (AP) – Nielsen says football, talent shows and comedy meant a winning hand for NBC in the ratings last week. New NBC sitcoms “Go On,” “The New Normal” and “Guys With Kids” had […]

09/18/2012

Where did all of MTV's viewers go?

NEW YORK (AP) – What a difference a year makes for MTV’s “Video Music Awards” – and not in a good way. MTV’s annual big event was seen by 6.1 million viewers last week. Nielsen, […]

09/11/2012

Olympic trials, talent show give NBC ratings boost

(AP) – A combination of athletic and artistic talent carried NBC to the top of the Nielsen television ratings last week. Three editions of “America’s Got Talent” on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were the three […]

07/03/2012

History network gets rare victory over broadcast

(AP) – History’s “Hatfields & McCoys” turned back singers, dancers, reruns and anything else broadcast television networks could throw at it. The cable network special was the most-watched event in prime-time television last week, not […]

06/05/2012

Finale of 'Desperate Housewives' brings 11 million viewers to ABC on Sunday

(AP) — For one last time, a crowd turned out to watch the goings-on on Wisteria Lane. ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” drew a little more than 11 million viewers for the two-hour series finale of creator […]

05/15/2012