NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 10-17

Andrew McCabe, Franchise Shows Power CBS

A 60 Minutes interview with fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe helped make the CBS newsmagazine one of TV’s top-rated programs. With six of the top 10 shows and 13 of the most-watched 20, CBS had an average of 6.3 million weekly viewers. NBC had 5.2 million, ABC had 3.8 million, Fox had 3.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.3 million and The CW had 880,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 4-10

‘Big Bang Theory’ Has Season High As End Nears

With the comedies and the Grammy Awards, CBS easily won the week in primetime with an average of 7.7 million viewers. NBC had 4.9 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.54 million, ION Television had 1.51 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million and the CW had 1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 28-FEB. 3

Network Evening News Shows Have Loyal Fans

Between them, the newscasts anchored by David Muir, Lester Holt and Jeff Glor were seen by an average of 26.9 million viewers each weeknight last week. If they were seen in primetime, both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC’s Nightly News would be top 10 shows.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 21-27

CNN’s Cuomo Has Best Month So Far

9 p.m. ET is where the big dogs roam. Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow are the top two personalities in cable television. They still are, but Chris Cuomo’s Prime Time quickly established itself as CNN’s most-watched program and, with 1.64 million viewers in January, is having its best month, according to Nielsen.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 14-20

Overtime Games Help NFL Ratings Beat Last Year

The New England Patriots’ thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday, Nielsen said. That’s up 22% from the Patriots’ victory over Jacksonville last year, and the most watched AFC championship since 2011. Sunday’s afternoon game, where the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints with the help of a referee’s bad call, was seen by 44.2 million people That’s up 4% over last year’s contest between Philadelphia and Minnesota.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JAN. 7-13

Football Rules Ratings, But ‘Big Bang’ Energized

Fox won the week in primetime, averaging a hefty 11.35 million viewers. CBS had 6.5 million, NBC had 4.95 million, ABC had 3.84 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Networks had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 860,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 31-JAN. 6

Strong Debut For Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’

Fox won the week in primetime, averaging 7.9 million viewers. NBC had 7.4 million, CBS had 5.7 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 1.36 million, Ion Networks had 1.35 million, Telemundo had 910,000 and the CW averaged 610,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 24-30

New Year’s Eve TV Viewership Takes A Dip

Viewership for ABC’s primetime New Year’s show with Ryan Seacrest averaged 9.1 million people, down 26% from last year’s 12.3 million, Nielsen said. Fox’s primetime show with Steve Harvey was down 47% to 3.1 million people, although last year’s numbers were inflated because Harvey came on directly after an NFL game.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 17-23

‘The Voice’ Finale Helps NBC To Weekly Win

Nearly 10 million viewers watched Chevel Shepherd win the singing contest, making it last week’s most popular entertainment show. Shepherd, of Farmington, New Mexico, was coached by another talent show discovery: inaugural “American Idol” victor Kelly Clarkson.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 10-16

Football Dominates TV Viewing As Holiday Nears

Four NFL games finished among Nielsen’s 20 most popular primetime programs, with NBC’s Sunday night and Fox’s Thursday contests the top two. Both games featured Los Angeles teams.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 3-9

Some Very Old Favorites Reappear On TV

ABC’s showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in primetime last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers. It’s a tradition in many households that was first on television in December 1965. Two other old favorites, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, were both seen by more than 4 million people on CBS Saturday night. Rudolph dates to 1964, while Frosty made his debut in 1969.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 26-DEC. 2

Victoria’s Secret Show Tumbles To Lowest Ratings

The show has been buffeted by bad publicity, bad reviews and now bad numbers. Shown Sunday on ABC after several years on CBS, its audience of 3.27 million viewers was the smallest since becoming a holiday-season TV event in 2001, Nielsen said. The show has lost more than half its television audience in two years.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 19-25

Former Hit ‘Walking Dead’ Takes Hit

The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was seen by 5.1 million people. Nielsen said that at a similar point last year, the midseason finale reached 7.9 million. Football dominated  primetime over Thanksgiving week, giving NBC a big edge. NBC averaged 9.1 million viewers, CBS had 6.4 million, ABC had 4.6 million, Fox had 2.9 million, Ion Television had 1.5 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 12-18

‘Dancing With The Stars’ No Longer Jumps For ABC

Viewership is down for ABC’s competition franchise, which concluded its fall season on Monday with country radio host Bobby Bones beating Disney star Milo Manheim, actress Evanna Lynch and model Alexis Ren. Each episode averaged 8.2 million viewers the night that it aired and during the week afterward, down 22% from last year’s average of 10.4 million, Nielsen said.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: NOV. 5-11

NBC, CBS Fighting For Ratings Dominance

For the week, NBC averaged 7.1 million viewers. CBS had 6.8 million, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 4.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 900,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 29-NOV. 4

Pro And College Football Dominate TV Ratings

CBS earned last week’s top spot with a primetime average of 8.02 million viewers. NBC had 7.83 million viewers, ABC had 4.28 million, Fox had 5.52 million, Univision had 1.37 million, Telemundo had 1.23 million, Ion Television had 1.17 million and the CW had 990,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 22-28

World Series Sharply Down From Last Year

The ratings drop likely had more to do with the length of the series than the matchup. World Series games tend to draw in more viewers as the series goes longer, and the broadcasting network usually hits the jackpot if it goes a full seven games — like last year’s series. Between the series and Thursday night football, Fox was the week’s most popular network with a primetime average of 13.1 million viewers. NBC had 6.53 million viewers, CBS had 6.49 million, ABC had 4.2 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and the CW had 1.1 million.

CBS Wins Week, Faces More Competition

For the week, CBS averaged 7.6 million viewers in primetime. NBC had 7.2 million viewers, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 4.3 million, Telemundo had 1.3 million, Ion Television and Univision were tied with a 1.2 million viewer average and the CW had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 8-14

Trump ’60 Minutes’ Interview Can’t Top Daniels’

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who alleged an affair with Donald Trump before he became president, drew 22.1 million for her 60 Minutes interview last March. The president’s Sunday interview on the CBS newsmagazine was seen by 11.7 million. NBC won last week in primetime, averaging 7.8 million viewers. CBS had 7.3 million viewers, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 5.2 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.24 million, Ion Television had 1.18 million and the CW had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: OCT. 1-7

FNC Draws Big Audience For Final Kavanaugh Vote

For the week in broadcast, NBC averaged 7.5 million viewers in primetime. CBS was second with 6.9 million, Fox had 6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo and the Ion Network tied with 1.19 million and the CW had 700,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 24-30

Tim Allen Tops Candice Bergen In Reboot Battle

The return of Tim Allen’s sitcom, Last Man Standing, reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. That was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned into the revival of Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown on CBS the night before

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 17-23

‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale Boosts NBC

NBC averaged 8.2 million viewers for the week. CBS was second with 4.2 million, Fox had 4 million, ABC had 2.7 million, Univision has 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.32 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and the CW had 650,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 10-16

Record-Low Viewership For Emmy Awards

The decline to 10.21 million continues a troubling trend for televised awards shows. The Oscars audience this year was down 19% from 2017 and the Grammys were down 23%. NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 6.7 million viewers last week. CBS had 4.8 million viewers, ABC had 4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.31 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: SEPT. 3-9

Miss America Ratings Fall After Swimsuits Dropped

Buoyed by two NFL games, NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 9.3 million viewers. CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 3.52 million, ABC had 3.45 million, Univision had 1.32 million, Ion had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.25 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 27-SEPT. 2

‘Talent,’ Notre Dame Football Top Ratings

NBC won the week in primetime with an average of 5.1 million viewers. CBS had 3.5 million viewers, ABC had 3.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.18 million, Telemundo had 1.17 million and the CW had 780,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 20-26

Bad Week For Trump = Good Week For Maddow

MSNBC’s marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen’s plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s conviction on corruption charges. In broadcast, NBC won the week in primetime with an average of 4.9 million viewers. CBS had 4 million viewers, ABC had 3.6 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision and Telemundo were tied with 1.21 million and the CW had 770,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 13-19

MTV Stems Steep Decline In Video Awards Show

Television ratings for the awards show have been shrinking rapidly in recent years. Among viewers 18-34, MTV topped all other cable and broadcast numbers for the period of time that this year’s MTV Video Music Awards were on. For the four biggest broadcast networks, primetime ratings were down by 13% compared to the same week last year. Two of the three cable news networks had better ratings than the Fox network.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: AUG. 6-12

Tiger Woods Juices PGA Championship Ratings

CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73% increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017. NBC won the week in primetime, averaging 4.1 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million viewers, CBS had 3.8 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 800,000 viewers.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 30-AUG. 5

NBC Has Best Network Ratings In 2 Months

NBC averaged 4.7 million viewers for the week, CBS had 3.8 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.9 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo has 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million and the CW had 840,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 23-29

‘America’s Got Talent’ Is Viewers’ Summertime Pick

The talent contest has ranked as the most-watched program for the past five weeks, with last week’s show topping the No. 2 series, CBS’s 60 Minutes, by 65%.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 9-15

World Cup Finale Reaches 16 Million US Viewers

While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership from the 2014 World Cup finale, which featured Germany and Argentina. That game had 26.5 million viewers on ABC and Univision, Nielsen said.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JULY 2-8

Rare NBC Win Among Total Viewers

NBC averaged 4.1 million viewers for the week, CBS had 4 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 740,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: JUNE 25-JULY 1

NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dominates

The talent show was seen by 11.3 million people last week, more than four million more than the next closest show, a repeat version of 60 Minutes. However, CBS won the week in primetime, averaging 4.3 million viewers. NBC had 4.2 million, ABC had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.2 million, Univision had 1.5 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.2 million and the CW had 820,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: APRIL 2-8

Ratings Down For NCAA Final On Cable

The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, Nielsen said. That’s down sharply from the 23 million who saw North Carolina beat Gonzaga in the 2017 finals. CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 7.3 million viewers. NBC (4.82 million) and ABC (4.81 million) finished in a virtual tie for second. Fox had 2.3 million viewers, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 910,000. (AP photo/Morry Gash)

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 26-APRIL 1

‘Roseanne’ Delivers Double Whammy For ABC

Viewership for the show’s premiere shot up to 25 million people when delayed viewing for the three days after last Tuesday’s first showing is added. The increase of 6.6 million people sets a record for the biggest lift ever for a show in the three days after a premiere, Nielsen said. A lot of programs would be happy to get 6.6 million viewers, period.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 19-25

Stormy Daniels, NCAA Propel CBS To Top

CBS was the most-watched broadcast network in primetime last week, averaging 7.49 million viewers. NBC had 5.26 million, ABC had 4.78 million, Fox had 2.68 million, Univision had 1.51 million, Ion Television had 1.43 million, Telemundo had 1.09 million and the CW had 890,000.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 12-18

Ratings Illustrate Popularity Of Political Shows

Nielsen said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television last week were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each weeknight telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Lawrence O’Donnell. CBS was the most-watched broadcast network last week, averaging 7 million viewers. NBC had 5.6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: MARCH 5-11

More Young Viewers For ‘World News Tonight’

ABC has consistently beaten NBC’s Nightly News for several months now among all viewers. But last week ABC won for only the second time in 136 weeks among adults 25-54. Now that the Olympics and football are done and the primetime focus is on regular programming, CBS won last week with an average of 7.2 million viewers. ABC had 5.3 million, NBC had 5.1 million, Fox had 3.1 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 26-MARCH 4

Oscars Power ABC To Primetime Victory

ABC won the week in primetime behind the Oscars, averaging 7.6 million viewers. CBS had 6.8 million, NBC had 5.1 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.8 million, Ion Television had 1.4 million, the CW had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1.1 million.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: FEB. 19-25

Primetime Olympics Down 7% From Sochi

Nielsen said the NBC-only average in primetime was 17.8 million, or a 17% decline from Sochi. NBC said adding in cable and live-streaming viewing helped make the Olympics profitable. Viewership started out stronger than executives expected at the beginning of the Olympics and faded toward the end.