2010 Olympics in Vancouver
The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver got off to a record start, as 67.5 million viewers across the country tuned in for the opening ceremony Friday.
The NBC telecast, featuring performances by Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan among others, was the most-watched opening ceremony ever for a non-U.S. Winter Olympics. Vancouver beat the opening ceremonies of...
Survivor: Heroes and Villains
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is off to a heroic start.
The hit CBS reality series' two-hour premiere averaged 14.1 million viewers, and improved 2 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic over last February's Survivor: Tocatins. The lead-in boosted The Mentalist, which pulled in ...
For the second week in a row, ABC's Modern Family posted significant gains, despite going head-to-head with ratings powerhouse American Idol.
Modern Family drew 10.1 million viewers, an increase of 8 percent from last week, and tied its season high in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Its lead-in, The Middle (8.2 million), was also up, improving 11 percent to reach a series high. Faltering against Idol, Cougar Town shed more than 3 million of Family's viewers and fell sharply in the 18-to-49 demo.
Fox, of course, won the night, anchored by Idol (25 million viewers), which was up 4 percent from last week, when it debuted in the 9/8c Wednesday timeslot...
Ellen DeGeneres' debut behind American Idol's judging table lifted the Fox hit's numbers as it remained Tuesday's most-watched program.
Idol's first night of Hollywood Week drew 27.7 million viewers, climbing 12 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic from the previous week and 4 percent in total viewers from Season 8's first night of Hollywood Week. Placing second at 8/7c was NCIS (19.7 million viewers), which took a small dip. NBC's Biggest Loser struggled against the tough competition in the first hour, but improved greatly in its second...
If you watched Super Bowl XLIV, you're part of TV history: The game beat the M*A*S*H's finale to become the most-viewed TV program ever in the United States.
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Sunday's matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts drew 106.5 million viewers. The M*A*S*H series finale, which had 105.97 million viewers, held the viewership record for 27 years.
This year's Super Bowl audience was up 8 percent over last year's game, which was watched by 98.7 million people...
Smallville's two-hour movie "Absolute Justice" brought in the series' absolute best ratings all season, grabbing 2.8 million viewers Friday. The ratings were not only Smallville's best all season; it was also the CW's best Friday showing since September 2008. "Absolute Justice" also brought in the series' highest...
Lost's sixth and final season premiere was up 12 percent over last year's opener, but American Idol continued to dominate Tuesday nights.
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Lost's two-hour premiere averaged 12.1 million viewers and dominated the adults-18-to-49 demographic in both timeslots. It was the ABC's best two-hour performance since November 2007. ABC kicked off the night with a Lost clip show, which pulled in a decent 10 million viewers.
Fox dominated at 8 o'clock, however, as American Idol's Denver auditions drew 24.4 million viewers...
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men's continued ratings success led CBS to a Monday night win, according to Nielsen estimates.
Bang Theory (15.4 million viewers) scored the night's highest rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, while Men (16.5 million) was the night's most-watched program. The strong lead-in helped...
Viewership for the 52nd annual Grammys rose dramatically, drawing its best audience since 2004 and continuing this awards season's uptick in the ratings.
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Early estimates show some 26.6 million viewers watched Sunday's telecast — a whopping 35 percent improvement over 2009's ceremony, which drew 19.1 million viewers. The big numbers led CBS to an easy victory, with ABC placing a distant second for the night...