TV ratings

FILE - This file image released by CBS shows Halle Berry in a scene from the series "Extant." (AP Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming, File)

Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ leads in TV ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry made her small screen debut at a spot befitting an Academy Award winner — first place in the television ratings — but it’s too early to call her summer […]

07/15/2014

Lucke Ehret, center, of Mannheim, Germany, celebrates with fellow fans after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup soccer final in Brazil, at a viewing party in Centennial Olympic Park, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest […]

07/14/2014

Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ finale ratings drop

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in viewers for the season finales of “The Voice” and “American Idol” this week raises the question of whether music competition shows on television are fading out. The […]

05/22/2014

Hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Golden Globes viewership highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen ratings company says the Golden Globes awards ceremony hit a 10-year high in viewership. According to national figures released Monday, the NBC telecast, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler […]

01/13/2014

Easy win for NBC in Nielsens

(AP) – The weekly television ratings competition is no competition with the start of the Summer Olympics. NBC won easily with its Olympics coverage. Friday’s opening ceremony drew more than 40 million viewers, numbers that […]

07/31/2012

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