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ESPN's 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Coverage Up in ViewersESPN's 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Coverage Up in Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

ESPN's presentation of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Frozen Four - two semifinals on Thursday, April 10 on ESPN2 and the championship game on Saturday, April 12 on ESPN - averaged 471,000 viewers, a strong 56 percent increase over the 2013 Men's Frozen Four (301,000 viewers). The Frozen Four Championship Game, in which Union College defeated the University of Minnesota for its first NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey National Championship, averaged 717,000 viewers, a 33 percent increase over 2013's Division I Frozen Four Championship Game which featured Yale defeating Quinnipiac (539,000). The three telecasts of the 2014 Frozen Four combined to reach 6.6 million viewers. (more...)
FX's FARGO Premieres Strong with 4.15 Million ViewersFX's FARGO Premieres Strong with 4.15 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

FX's new 10-part limited series and critical juggernaut Fargo received a warm reception among viewers, drawing 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million Adults 18-49 for its first installment, a very strong initial number which will amount to only a small fraction of its final tally once time-shifted viewing arrives. (more...)
CBS's PERSON OF INTEREST, NCIS: LA Win Time PeriodsCBS's PERSON OF INTEREST, NCIS: LA Win Time Periods
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

NCIS: LOS ANGELES and PERSON OF INTEREST won their time periods in viewers and demographics while NCIS was the night's most-watched broadcast, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Tuesday, April 15. (more...)
ABC's Repeat “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Outdraws Fox's Original 'Glee' by 32%ABC's Repeat “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Outdraws Fox's Original 'Glee' by 32%
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

During the 8 o'clock hour, a repeat of ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” drew 32% more viewers than Fox's original “Glee” (3.3 million vs. 2.5 million) and tied in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). (more...)
NBC's THE VOICE is #1 Show by 38% MarginNBC's THE VOICE is #1 Show by 38% Margin
by TV News Desk - April 16, 2014

NBC is currently #1 Tuesday night in adults 18-49, led by the #1 show of the night, “The Voice,” along with week-to-week growth for “About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher” (more...)
NHL Regular Season Scores Record Ratings for NBC, NBCSNNHL Regular Season Scores Record Ratings for NBC, NBCSN
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

On the strength of the inaugural NHL Stadium Series, the return of the NHL Winter Classic, and the second season of Wednesday Night Rivalry, the 2013-14 NHL regular season set a full-season viewership record for NBCSN, and is expected to do the same for NBC when final figures become available later this week, according to The Nielsen Company. (more...)
Discovery Channel's NAKED & AFRAID Draws 2.3 Million ViewersDiscovery Channel's NAKED & AFRAID Draws 2.3 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

Discovery Channel's NAKED AND AFRAID was the #1 ad supported cable program among Men 25-54 delivery and the #3 ad supported cable program in Persons 25-54 and Men 18-49 delivery on Sunday, April 13, no exclusions. Discovery was the #2 ad supported network on cable on April 13, behind only ESPN, no exclusions. (more...)
48 HOURS: FATHER AND SON Scores on Saturday in Total Viewers48 HOURS: FATHER AND SON Scores on Saturday in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

48 HOURS: 'Father and Son' was Saturday's #1 non-sports broadcast program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 12. '48 HOURS: 'Father and Son' delivered 4.51m viewers and a 1.2/03 with adults 25-54. (more...)
Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Earns Series HighBravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Earns Series High
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

Bravo Media broke record ratings on Sunday night as “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Watch What Happens Live” were the two highest-rated unscripted cable telecasts for the day among all key demos, with both shows beating out competing telecasts that night. (more...)
Disney Channel is TV's #1 Total Day Network for the 148th-Straight Week in TweensDisney Channel is TV's #1 Total Day Network for the 148th-Straight Week in Tweens
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

For the week of April 7, 2014, Disney Channel ranked as TV's #1 Total Day network for the 148th-consecutive week among Tweens 9-14 (379,000/1.6 rating) and for the 147th time in the previous 148 weeks in Kids 6-11 (440,000/1.9 rating) – dates back to week of 6/13/11. (more...)
NBC's THE VOICE Generates 2 of the Top 5 18-49 RatingsNBC's THE VOICE Generates 2 of the Top 5 18-49 Ratings
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

With the Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” generating two of the week's top five adult 18-49 ratings among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks (more...)
ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Grows by Double Digits Week to Week in Adults 18-34ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Grows by Double Digits Week to Week in Adults 18-34
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

Despite airing mostly repeats on Wednesday, ABC held the No. 2 position for the 3rd straight week (w/o 4/7/14) with Total Viewers (6.2 million) and across all key Adult demos (more...)
CBS Sweeps Fourth Consecutive Week in ViewersCBS Sweeps Fourth Consecutive Week in Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

CBS extended its post-Olympics spring winning streak as the Network swept its fourth consecutive week in viewers and key demographics (more...)
'LIVE' Up Week to Week and Year to Year in Total Viewers'LIVE' Up Week to Week and Year to Year in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

During the week of March 31, 2014, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ran in a near tie with “Dr. Phil” as the week's No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (more...)
DANCING WITH THE STARS 'Disney Night' Earns Season Highs in Key DemosDANCING WITH THE STARS 'Disney Night' Earns Season Highs in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

DWTS was the night's most-watched TV program overall and the #2 TV show in Adults 18-49, behind only NBC's The Voice. ABC's encore Castle was Monday's most-watched scripted series. (more...)
CBS's 60 MINUTES Was Sunday's # 1 Program in ViewersCBS's 60 MINUTES Was Sunday's # 1 Program in Viewers
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

60 MINUTES made the Top 10 for the fourth time in five weeks, drawing an audience of 11 million viewers to land at #10 on the Nielsen list and win Sunday night. (more...)
NBC's THE VOICE is #1 Show in Key DemosNBC's THE VOICE is #1 Show in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - April 15, 2014

“The Voice” (3.3 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49, 11.7 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 and other key demos. (more...)
MAD MEN Premieres to Lowest Numbers Since 2008MAD MEN Premieres to Lowest Numbers Since 2008
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2014

According to Deadline, the first part of the season seven premiere 'drew 2.3 million viewers at 10 PM last night. Just ahead of the 2.06 million who watched the Season 2 debut on July 27, 2008, the widely promoted 1-hour debut was down 32% in total viewers from the 3.4 million viewers that watched the Matthew Weiner-created series' Season 6 premiere on April 7, 2013.' (more...)
ARNIE Becomes Golf Channel's Most-Watched Original FilmARNIE Becomes Golf Channel's Most-Watched Original Film
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2014

Arnie, Golf Channel's three-night primetime television event on the life and legacy of Arnold Palmer, got off to a record start last night becoming the most-watched original film in Golf Channel's history after only its first of three installments, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. Also, #Arnie was trending nationally on Twitter during the premiere of Arnie from 10-11 p.m. ET on Sunday night. The first installment of Arnie garnered 471,000 viewers, which nearly doubled (+95%) Golf Channel's previous most-watched original film War By The Shore (241,000 viewers – September 2012), which featured the epic 1991 Ryder Cup and was produced by 51-time Emmy Award-winner and former HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg. (more...)
NBC's CRISIS Up Week-to-Week in 18-49NBC's CRISIS Up Week-to-Week in 18-49
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2014

“Crisis” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew 10% week to week (to a 1.1 from a 1.0 in adults 18-49) (more...)
NBC Was the Top Non-Sports Choice Among the Big 4 NetworksNBC Was the Top Non-Sports Choice Among the Big 4 Networks
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2014

NBC was the top non-sports choice among the Big 4 networks Saturday night in adults 18-49 and total viewers, with 'Dateline SaturdayNight Mystery” the #1 non-sports primetime telecast on those nets in total viewers and the 10 p.m. “Saturday Night Live” encore the #1 primetime show, excluding sports, on the Big 4 in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. (more...)
NBC's GRIMM Built on Its Lead-in by +71%, HANNIBAL Retains 100% of Rating, and MoreNBC's GRIMM Built on Its Lead-in by +71%, HANNIBAL Retains 100% of Rating, and More
by TV News Desk - April 12, 2014

“Grimm” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) built on its 18-49 lead-in by +71% in adults 18-49. “Grimm” held 86% of the prior week's 18-49 rating (1.2 vs. 1.4), pending updates, and is currently retaining 99% of its week-ago result in total viewers (4.844 million vs. 4.887 million). L+7 Time-Shifting: The March 21 “Grimm” grew in 18-49 rating by 70% in L+7 (2.64 vs. 1.55). (more...)
SHARK TANK Hits Season High with Special Thursday BroadcastSHARK TANK Hits Season High with Special Thursday Broadcast
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2014

ABC finished No. 1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (2.4/8), tying CBS and beating Fox's original lineup by 71% (1.4/5). The Net drew its biggest audience on the night since October and hit a 6-week high in Adults 18-49 – since 10/31/13 and 2/27/14, respectively. (more...)
ABC's SCANDAL Grows on Its Lead-In for Adults 18-49ABC's SCANDAL Grows on Its Lead-In for Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2014

Growing on its lead-in Adults 18-49 at 10pm (+20%), ABC's Scandal (3.0/9) once again beat its combined drama competition in the hour (more...)
ABC's RESURRECTION Continues Increasing TV PlaybackABC's RESURRECTION Continues Increasing TV Playback
by TV News Desk - April 11, 2014

Airing in Sunday's ultra-competitive 9 o'clock hour, ABC's Resurrection continues to see increasing TV playback and, as a result, grew week to week in the Live + 3 Day ratings (after being down slightly in the Live + Same Day numbers). (more...)

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