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[10/06/21 - 02:38 PM]
Most-Watched MLB Game on ESPN Platforms Since 1998: Boston Red Sox Defeat New York Yankees in "AL Wild Card Game Presented by Hankook Tire"
The game telecasts across ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 7.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

[10/05/21 - 03:11 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Week 4: Substantial 42% Year-Over-Year Audience Growth, as Raiders-Chargers Averages 12.9 Million Viewers
Despite the 35-minute kickoff delay and the 21-0 Chargers' halftime lead, the audience significantly outpaced last season's Week 4 game (Atlanta-Green Bay) and was also up 19% from the franchise's 2019 Week 4 game (Cincinnati-Pittsburgh).

[10/05/21 - 12:36 PM]
Powered by Its Drama Premieres, ABC Is Thursday's Most-Watched Network
ABC was also the night's No. 1 entertainment network with adults 18-49 (1.0/7).

[10/05/21 - 12:11 PM]
"The Tonight Show" Wins Late Night Demo Race for Week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1
The Wednesday, September 29 telecast with Maluma, Michael Gandolfini and musical guest Giveon, was the highest-rated telecast of the week among the three late-night competitors.

[10/05/21 - 12:03 PM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 in Viewers and Adults 25-54, Drawing Its Largest Audience Since January
The CBS newsmagazine's audience of 10.3 million viewers ranked as the week's #4 primetime program, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, October 4.

[10/05/21 - 11:59 AM]
FOX Claims Premiere Week's Overall #1 Entertainment, Unscripted, Comedy and New Unscripted Series in Live+7 Day Ratings
FOX also ranked #1 in adults 18-34 for its third consecutive year.

[10/05/21 - 11:11 AM]
"The Return" Powers "Football Night in America" to Second-Most Watched Show on Record
The Buccaneers' down-to-the-wire 19-17 victory over the Patriots on NBC and is the most-watched NBC "Sunday Night Football" game since 2012 and the second-most watched all-time.

[10/05/21 - 07:52 AM]
Strong Start to 2021 "NFL on CBS" Season Continues with Huge Week 4 Viewership
After four weeks of the NFL season, CBS' average viewership is 17.873 million viewers, up +22% from last year (14.687 million).

[10/04/21 - 01:03 PM]
Tom Brady's Return to New England Is Most-Watched NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game Since 2012 and Second-Most Watched All-Time
Buccaneers-Patriots on NBC delivered a 34 share (percentage of televisions in use tuned to the game) - the highest for any game in the history of the NBC "SNF" package.

[10/04/21 - 11:23 AM]
ABC Wins Tuesday in Adults 18-49 as "Bachelor in Paradise" Ties as No. 1 Show
The ABC series has ranked or tied as the No. 1 program of the night on 9 of its 10 telecasts this season in Adults 18-49.

[10/04/21 - 11:16 AM]
HGTV Series "Good Bones" Delivers Strong Season Performance in Key Demos
"We've found that HGTV stalwarts like 'Good Bones' perform exceptionally well and attract tons of new viewers," said Jane Latman.

[10/04/21 - 10:58 AM]
ABC Ties as Monday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
ABC ranked as Monday's No. 1 entertainment network with Adults 18-49 (0.9/6), jumping into a tie with NBC for first place after standing two-tenths of a rating point behind in Live+Same Day.

[10/01/21 - 03:15 PM]
"The Wonder Years" Scores Biggest MP+7 Numbers for ABC Comedy Debut in Two Years
Across linear and streaming platforms, "The Wonder Years" premiere episode reached 13 million Total Viewers.

[10/01/21 - 09:19 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" to Win Third Consecutive Premiere Week
The series posted the largest lift in ratings among Adults 18-49 for an unscripted series in six months.

[09/30/21 - 08:46 AM]
FOX's "The Resident" & "Our Kind of People" More Than Double Year Ago Tuesday Premiere Week Delivery in L7 Viewership
"The Resident" more than doubled its Live + Same Day audience in 7-day multiplatform with 6.3 million viewers.

[09/29/21 - 11:24 AM]
"9-1-1" & "The Big Leap" Drive FOX to Post Most-Watched Fall Monday in L7 Since 2019
For entertainment programming only, FOX ranks #1 for all of premiere week.

[09/29/21 - 10:47 AM]
ESPN's 2021 Season of "Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell" Up 18 Percent in Viewership from 2020
The franchise saw significant growth in the coveted 18-34 demos compared to last year.

[09/28/21 - 03:36 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Delivers Franchise's Most-Watched Week 3 Game Since 2012 with 14.9 Million Viewers
Plus: "Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" on ESPN2 delivered an audience of 1.9 million viewers, the game presentation's third straight week of viewership growth.

[09/28/21 - 01:19 PM]
ESPN and ABC Win the Night for Third Straight College Football Saturday
Saturday's "SNF" matchup between West Virginia and Oklahoma was the second-most-viewed game across all networks in Week 4 with 4,502,000 average viewers, peaking with 6,273,000 viewers in the final moments of the game.

[09/28/21 - 10:34 AM]
NBC Comes Out of the Gate Hot with Biggest Premiere Week Win in 20 Years
Excluding 1988 due to the Winter Olympics, both figures are the largest difference between first and second place networks for Premiere Week in measurement history.

[09/28/21 - 09:43 AM]
FOX Makes Network History on Thursday of Premiere Week
Excluding post-NFL telecasts, "The Masked Singer" was FOX's most-watched Thursday unscripted series telecast in more than five years.

[09/27/21 - 03:33 PM]
"The Wonder Years" Ranks as No. 1 New Series Debut This Season
With 3 days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the series debut of "The Wonder Years" spiked to a 1.55 rating among Adults 18-49.

[09/27/21 - 01:44 PM]
Packers-49ers Thriller Is Most-Watched Week 3 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game Since 2015, with Total Audience Delivery of 21 Million Viewers
For the first time since 2016, NBC Sports has presented an NFL game averaging 20+ million viewers in each of the season's first three weeks

[09/21/21 - 03:22 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Delivers 13.8 Million Viewers, The Second-Most-Watched "MNF" Week 2 Telecast Since 2014
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli's" audience increased by 138% in week 2, as 1.9 million viewers watched their alternate telecast of Lions-Packers, up from 800,000 viewers in Week 1.

[09/21/21 - 11:06 AM]
Auburn-Penn State Registers 7.6 Million Viewers for ABC's "Saturday Night Football," ABC/ESPN Win the Night in Week 3
ABC's telecast averaged 7,606,000 viewers, the second-most-watched Week 3 game across all networks and fifth-best game of the year.

[09/21/21 - 09:31 AM]
NBC Wins 52-Week Season in 18-49 and Total Viewers for First Time Since 2018
"In an era with no shortage of viewing options, the reach and impact of broadcast television is still undeniable," said Frances Berwick.

[09/21/21 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Sports' Presentation of Alabama-Florida Delivers Massive Viewership
The game peaked with 11.587 million viewers from 6:45 to 7:00 PM, ET.

[09/21/21 - 08:47 AM]
"NFL on CBS" Continues Strong Start to Season with Impressive Week 2 Viewership
Highlighted by Dallas' last-second win over the L.A. Chargers and Tennessee's overtime win over Seattle, the 4:25 PM, ET game window is CBS' most-watched national game window in September since 2014.

[09/20/21 - 02:09 PM]
Chiefs-Ravens Thriller Is Most-Watched Week 2 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game Since 2018, With Total Audience Delivery of Nearly 21 Million Viewers
The Average Minute Audience (AMA) for last night's live stream via Peacock, NBC Sports Digital platforms, NFL Digital platforms, Chiefs and Ravens mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports mobile properties was approximately 630,000 viewers.

[09/14/21 - 03:28 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Season-Opening MegaCast: 15.3 Million Viewers, Delivering "MNF's" Most-Watched Week 1 Game Since 2013
"Monday Night Football" also helped ESPN and ABC become the most-watched networks (broadcast and cable) in prime time among households, viewers and the same key male and people demos.

[09/14/21 - 02:14 PM]
US Open Viewership Up 33% in Prime Time, 13% Overall
Coverage totaled 153 hours across ESPN and ESPN2, an increase of 15% over the 133 that had been scheduled.

[09/14/21 - 09:46 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Delivers Massive Week 1 Audience
The combined average viewership for Sunday's doubleheader windows totaled 33.472 million viewers.

[09/10/21 - 12:39 PM]
Cowboys-Buccaneers on NBC and Peacock Is Most-Watched NFL Kickoff Game Since 2015 with Total Audience Delivery of 26 Million Viewers
With an average of approximately 24.4 million viewers on NBC, the NFL Kickoff Game is television's most-watched show since Super Bowl LV in February.

[09/08/21 - 01:40 PM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" and "Sunday Kickoff" Are Two Most-Watched Games of the Week, Multi-Year Viewership Highs in Week 1 as ESPN Platforms Welcome CFB Viewers Home
College football fans flocked to ESPN networks over the six-day stretch, including on the first full CFB Saturday of the season.

[09/07/21 - 08:41 AM]
"Renovation Island" Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings
HGTV's breakout hit attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/25/21 - 03:11 PM]
BET Continues Its Winning Ratings Streak with Over 2.6 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Season Three and "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition" Last Wednesday Night
BET and Tyler Perry now have the top three scripted series on cable this season with African Americans 18-49.

[08/24/21 - 02:59 PM]
"Paw Patrol: The Movie" Proves Its Pedigree with Fans
The film, which premiered on the service the same day it hit theaters on August 20, ranked as one of the service's most-watched originals.

[08/24/21 - 01:38 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Latest "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" Premiere Boosts Network to Be #1 in the Sunday 9P-11P Time Slot and #2 Most-Watched in Total Day
"Honeymoon, Honeymurder" - the 17th world premiere of the series - averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.6 million Homes, 88,000 Women 25-54, and reached over 2.2 million Total Viewers.

[08/20/21 - 10:14 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Season Finale Is Week's No. 1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of August 9-15.

[08/20/21 - 08:54 AM]
"Battle on the Beach" Is a Strong First Season Ratings Winner for HGTV
HGTV's beach house renovation competition series, watched by more than 13 million viewers, averaged a .64 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .78 L3 rating among W25-54.

[08/16/21 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Season Finale Is Summer's No. 1 Entertainment Telecast
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, August 9.

[08/16/21 - 06:47 AM]
BET Delivers Triple-Digit Viewrship Growth, Up +104% Versus a Year Ago with the 36th Annual "Stellar Gospel Music Awards" Presented by AT&T Dream in Black
The "Stellar Awards" was the #1 program for the night on all TV for Black viewers P2+ excluding sports with, 867 K Total Viewers during premiere night (Live+3, simulcast across BET and BET Her on 8/1/21).

[08/12/21 - 06:16 AM]
"Going from Broke" Exceeds 5 Million Views on Crackle Since Launch of Season 2
"We are excited that Going From Broke season 2 continues to delight our viewers," said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. "The reaction is gratifying and shows the importance of the spotlight we have put on the problem of student loan debt."

[08/09/21 - 03:01 PM]
NBC's Tokyo Olympics Presentation - The Largest Media Event Ever - Delivers Massive Audiences & Dominates Media Landscape
Said coverage had a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 15.5 million primetime viewers, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.

[08/08/21 - 02:02 PM]
NBC's Tokyo Olympics Dominates Primetime Viewership Rankings in 2021
NBC's Tokyo Olympics competition coverage delivered 11 of primetime TV's 25 most watched shows in 2021.

[08/06/21 - 12:12 PM]
Hulu Announces "The Handmaid's Tale" Season Four Performance
The season four finale, which debuted on Wednesday, June 16, was the most watched episode of any series on Hulu on premiere day.

[08/05/21 - 11:55 AM]
"Johnson" Reaches More Than Two Million Viewers in Series Premiere, New Episodes Seen Sunday Nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Bounce
"Johnson" becomes the most-watched half-hour series launch in Bounce history.

[08/04/21 - 03:17 PM]
NBC Delivers First Tuesday Week-Over-Week Olympics Viewership Increase Since 1988
NBC Olympics' primetime coverage is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 16.8 million viewers through Tuesday night.

[08/02/21 - 08:02 AM]
"Celebrity IOU" Delivers a Standout Sophomore Season Performance on HGTV
"'Celebrity IOU' consistently ranks as a top cable program among all of our key demos," said Jane Latman, president, HGTV.

[07/30/21 - 03:39 PM]
NBC Olympics' Thursday Primetime Coverage Delivers Highest-Rated Night of Tokyo Olympics
Since the beginning of the Tokyo Olympics, NBCUniversal coverage has reached more than 100 million TV viewers.







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[05/19/22 - 01:50 PM]
"Dateline" Is the #1 Most-Watched Newsmagazine for the 2021-2022 Broadcast Primetime Season with Over 115 Million Total Viewers Across All of TV
Additionally, over 89 billion minutes of "Dateline" were consumed across TV and digital platforms, which includes NBC, cable and broadcast syndication and Peacock's Dateline 24/7 channel.

[05/18/22 - 02:42 PM]
NBA on ESPN: Most-Watched Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Since 2018
The ESPN telecast averaged 6,070,000 viewers, peaking with 6,914,000 viewers at 10:30 p.m. ET.

[05/17/22 - 02:32 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of May 9: "Senior Year" Tops the Films List, "Welcome to Eden" Grabs the Most Views This Week
"Ozark" season four held on to the #1 spot on the English TV list with 48.62M hours viewed.

[05/17/22 - 08:56 AM]
Boston Celtics Game 7 Victory Over Milwaukee Bucks on ABC Is Most-Watched Eastern Conference Semifinals Game in 10 Years: Average Audience of 7,481,000 Viewers
The broadcast averaged 7,481,000 viewers, peaking with 9,559,000 viewers at 6 p.m. ET.

[05/13/22 - 08:15 AM]
Viewers Have Watched More Than 752 Billion Minutes of CBS This Season - Far More Than Any Other Broadcaster
This aggregate viewership includes over 255 billion minutes watched of CBS primetime entertainment programming - nearly 90 billion more than the closest competitor.

[05/10/22 - 02:13 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of May 2: "Ozark" Tops the English TV List and Is the Week's Most Viewed Title
The series was the most viewed title this week and was in the Top 10 in 81 countries.

[05/10/22 - 01:42 PM]
ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" Viewership Up Four Percent from 2021
Through five weeks, ESPN's exclusive, national MLB game of the week is averaging 1,730,000 viewers.

[05/10/22 - 09:55 AM]
Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix on ABC Attracts Record 2.6 Million Viewers; Largest Live F1 U.S. TV Audience Ever
Through five races, the 2022 F1 season is averaging 1.4 million viewers per race, up 49 percent over the 2021 season average (949,000 viewers) and up 131 percent over the 2020 season average (609,000 viewers).

[05/10/22 - 08:44 AM]
NBC Sports' Presentation of the Kentucky Derby Averages 16 Million Viewers - Topping 15 Million Mark for 8th Consecutive Year, Excluding Pandemic-Impacted Events
Plus: the debut of "MLB Sunday Leadoff" on Peacock and NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 1.34 million viewers, marking the most-watched regular-season Sunday day game since 2019.

[05/09/22 - 09:05 AM]
"Lil Jon Wants to Do What?" Monday Night Series Premiere Delivered Rock Solid Ratings for HGTV
The series premiere on May 2 attracted more than 3 million total viewers and garnered a .50 live plus-three day rating among P25-54 as well as a .66 live plus-three day rating among W25-54.

[05/03/22 - 02:23 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of April 25: The Byrdes Say Goodbye, "The Marked Heart" Is the Most Viewed Title
Building on the success of Season 4, Part 1, the final episodes of "Ozark" topped the English TV list with 78.4M hours viewed and was in the Top 10 in 73 countries.

[05/03/22 - 12:15 PM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top Five in Viewers and Is #1 in Adults 18+
This is the 16th time this season the show has made the top five in viewers, and the 24th time it has made the top 10 program out of 25 airings.

[05/03/22 - 11:16 AM]
Part One of Two-Part Event of ABC's "The Rookie" Draws Series' Largest Audience This Season
After just seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, "The Rookie" quadrupled its initial Live+Same Day rating in Adults 18-49 to hit a 1.6 rating (+300% - 0.4 rating).

[05/03/22 - 08:47 AM]
Most-Watched First-Round of NBA Playoffs on ESPN Since 2014
The eight games on ESPN averaged 3,346,000 viewers, and were up 28 percent from 2021 and up 69 percent from 2020.

[05/03/22 - 08:45 AM]
CBS Will Finish the 2021-2022 Season as America's Most-Watched Network for 14th Straight Year
This will be CBS' 19th win in the last 20 years.