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[11/02/21 - 03:11 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Week 8 Delivers 14 Million Viewers, Up Year-Over-Year for Sixth Consecutive Week
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" continues to shatter its own records, as the alternate telecast delivered its most-watched presentation to date.

[11/02/21 - 07:30 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" Wins Premiere Week in Live + 28 Days Ratings for Third Straight Year
Leading out of "The Masked Singer," the series premiere of "Alter Ego" ranks as this season's #1 new unscripted series.

[10/26/21 - 03:08 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Delivers Most-Watched Week 7 Game Since 2014, 12.9 Million Viewers Tune in for New Orleans at Seattle
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" (ESPN2) returned for the first time since Week 3, and, in doing so, delivered 1.6 million viewers, resulting in the Super Bowl-winning brothers now fronting ESPN's three most-watched alternate telecasts.

[10/26/21 - 12:36 PM]
BET Scores with 3.3 Million Viewers Tuned in to the Premiere of "Games People Play" Season Two and the New Episodes of Tyler Perry's Original Scripted Series on October 19
Additionally, all four originals grew their audience by double-digits L+3 vs. their Live + Same Day numbers.

[10/26/21 - 11:51 AM]
ESPN Networks Win the College Football Weekend, Airing Four Most-Watched Games of Week 8
Overall, ESPN networks were responsible for two-thirds of all college football game minutes watched in Week 8.

[10/25/21 - 03:05 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Opening Week Since 2017
The ESPN NBA doubleheader on Friday, October 22, averaged 1,893,000 viewers, up 26 percent from its opening week Friday doubleheader in 2019.

[10/22/21 - 01:44 PM]
Season Five of Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores" Wraps Up as #1 Scripted Series on Cable
The finale episode propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched network in Weekend Total Day among Women 18+, averaging 2.1 million Total Viewers and 226,000 Women 25-54.

[10/21/21 - 03:30 PM]
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Double Overtime Thriller is ESPN's Most-Watched Wednesday Season-Opening NBA Telecast in 18 Years
The telecast averaged 1.96 million viewers, peaking with 2.87 million viewers from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

[10/21/21 - 12:52 PM]
ESPN's NFL Studio Shows All Driving Year-Over-Year Audience Increases; Each Show Up Among Persons 18-24 and Other Key Demos
More than 1.2 million fans are tuning in to ESPN on NFL Sunday mornings, as "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET) is averaging 1,230,000 viewers a show, a 2% higher audience than last season.

[10/20/21 - 04:47 PM]
5.6 Million Viewers Tuned in to BET for the Premieres of Its Expansive Roster of Hit Drama and Comedy Series Last Week!
Last Tuesday night BET held the top three shows on cable for Black viewers 18-49, "The Oval" #1 including all of TV, "Assisted Living" #2, and "House of Payne" #3.

[10/20/21 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" emerged as Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show in Adults 18-49 (1.1/7), tying NBC's "Law & Order: SVU."

[10/20/21 - 11:03 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Annual "Fall Harvest" Event Concludes, Making the Network the #1 Most Watched on Weekends and #2 in Total Day
Overall, "Fall Harvest" featured six Saturday night original movie premieres which together averaged 1.5 million Households, 1.8 million Total Viewers and 194,000 Women 25-54.

[10/20/21 - 07:37 AM]
"A Million Little Things" Posts +250% Increase in L+7 Playback in Adults 18-49
"A Million Little Things" also more than doubled its overall audience after seven days of TV playback, soaring by 135% in Total Viewers (1.7 million to 4.0 million).

[10/19/21 - 03:01 PM]
Netflix Details Its Top 10 Series & Films to Date in Hours Viewed
The streaming service will shift to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.

[10/19/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Grows Year-Over-Year Viewership for Fourth Consecutive Week; 12.6 Million Watch Buffalo-Tennessee Week 6 Thriller
"Monday Night Football" is continuing a banner year, up 17% and 15% season-to-date from the 2020 and 2019 seasons (seven games), respectively, averaging 13.8 million viewers this season (six games).

[10/19/21 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Up Week to Week
"The Wonder Years" built over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.0 million) and held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4).

[10/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" Wins Week in L7 Ratings for First Time in Nearly Seven Years
The network also had the #1 drama ("9-1-1") and #1T unscripted series of the week ("The Masked Singer").

[10/15/21 - 09:55 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" & "9-1-1" Rank as Top Two Programs of Week Three of '21-'22 Season in L3 Ratings
"The Simpsons'" win marks the first time it has ranked as the week's #1 entertainment program in nearly seven years, while its lead-out, "The Great North" delivered its highest-rated episode ever.

[10/14/21 - 07:58 AM]
"Johnson" Season One Seen by 5.7 Million Viewers, Season Two Coming in 2022
The complete first season is available on Bounce's popular streaming service Brown Sugar, as are all Bounce originals.

[10/13/21 - 03:08 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
"Grey's Anatomy" was Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show for the 2nd week in a row in adults 18-49.

[10/13/21 - 12:42 PM]
"V/H/S/94" a Blockbuster Hit for Shudder - Service's Biggest Movie Premiere Ever
More members watched its debut in its opening weekend than any prior movie premiere on the service.

[10/12/21 - 03:10 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Colts-Ravens Matchup Generates 11.4 Million Viewers, Another Year-Over-Year Audience Increase
Season-to-date, "Monday Night Football" is up 20% from both 2020 and 2019 seasons, averaging 14 million viewers through the first five weeks of the season.

[10/12/21 - 03:01 PM]
"Squid Game" Has Officially Reached 111 Million Fans
Netflix confirms the drama is its biggest series launch ever.

[10/12/21 - 08:08 AM]
ABC Ranks as Tuesday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
After just three days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, "Bachelor in Paradise" averaged a 1.97 rating among Adults 18-49 this season, more than doubling its initial Live+Same Day rating.

[10/08/21 - 12:06 PM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network Among Adults 18-49
The season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was the week's No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49 (1.3/9).

[10/08/21 - 10:42 AM]
Season Premiere and 700th Episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" Builds by Double Digits Over Season Finale in Total Viewers
"Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" and "Supermarket Sweep" were also up from last week's season premieres.

[10/08/21 - 09:22 AM]
FOX's "The Masked Singer" and "9-1-1" Win Week Two in L3 Ratings
Week two of "The Masked Singer" was Wednesday's #1 entertainment program in adults 18-49, outperforming its closest broadcast competitors by 8%.

[10/08/21 - 07:37 AM]
"Monday Night Football's" Week 1 Audience Jumps to 17 Million Viewers Following Nielsen Reporting Correction
The increased audience measurement is the result of an underreported ABC audience, as ABC's audience now stands at 8,605,000 viewers, a 1,712,000 viewer increase from the original reported number.

[10/07/21 - 02:27 PM]
The Electrifying 2021 "BET Hip Hop Awards" and Nostalgic "Rap City '21" Score Ratings Success with 1.4 Million Viewers Tuned in Last Tuesday Night and Generating Triple-Digit View Increases Across Digital Platforms
The annual celebration is the best performing "BET Hip Hop Awards" ever, with over 54M views to date across BET Digital platforms.

[10/07/21 - 11:26 AM]
FOX's "Our Kind of People" Becomes First Fall Broadcast Drama to Post Week-to-Week Growth in Six Years
The series grew 20% in week two among the Adults 18-49 L7 rating (vs. 0.5/4 L7 premiere).

[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.







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[11/22/22 - 02:11 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Posts Its 2nd-Biggest Audience of the Season
For the 4th straight week, "Tamron Hall" improved over the same week last year in Households and Total Viewers.

[11/22/22 - 01:46 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Film, "Three Wise Men and a Baby," Ranks as Most-Watched Movie Across Ad-Supported Cable in 2022 To-Date
The movie stars three of Hallmark Channel's most-beloved male actors, Andrew Walker, Tyler Hynes, and Paul Campbell, as hilariously bickering brothers who find themselves caring for a baby anonymously left at the firehouse.

[11/22/22 - 01:26 PM]
Formula 1 Season Smashes U.S. Television Viewership Records
The season averaged 1.21 million viewers per race across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, a 28 percent increase over the previous U.S. television record of 949,000 average viewers that was set in 2021.

[11/22/22 - 01:16 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" Scores Its Most-Watched Week Since May
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" ranked as the No. 1 syndicated talk show for the 9th week running across all key Nielsen measures.

[11/22/22 - 01:03 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of November 14: All Hail "The Crown"; "Falling for Christmas" Tops the English Films List
"1899," the multi-language German series, debuted on the English TV List with 79.27M hours viewed.

[11/22/22 - 11:45 AM]
"60 Minutes" Is Television's #1 Non-Sports Primetime Program
The series remains America's #1 news program and a top 10 series for 10 consecutive weeks.

[11/22/22 - 10:38 AM]
ESPN College Football: ABC Airs Most-Watched November Saturday Since 2016
ABC and ESPN won every window (noon, afternoon, primetime, late prime) on the penultimate Saturday of the 2022 regular season, and ESPN won the night as the most-viewed network in primetime among all viewers and all key male and adult demos.

[11/22/22 - 10:00 AM]
Nielsen Live +35-Day Ratings Reveal CBS Has 5 of the Top 6 Premieres with Over 10 Million Viewers
CBS also has 15 of the top 25 premieres in the 35-day metric.

[11/22/22 - 07:40 AM]
"NFL on CBS" Continues to Deliver Record Viewership Across All Platforms
CBS Sports is delivering its best season viewership since 2015, averaging 18.005 million viewers through Week 11.

[11/21/22 - 03:23 PM]
ABC's "The 56th Annual CMA Awards" Grows to 3-Year Highs
"The 56th Annual CMA Awards" gained an additional +2.2 million Total Viewers after 7 days of multiplatform viewing and increased by +73% among Adults 18-49 from its initial Live+Same Day rating to its Multiplatform+7 Day rating.

[11/21/22 - 12:00 PM]
Series Debut of ABC's "The Rookie: Feds" Skyrockets +755% in Adults 18-49 After 35 Days of Multiplatform Viewing
ABC's "The Rookie: Feds" hit 9.2 million Total Viewers after 35 days of multiplatform viewing, gaining an additional +7.0 million Total Viewers.

[11/21/22 - 08:43 AM]
New Season of HGTV's Hit Series "Celebrity IOU" Premieres with Strong Ratings on Monday, Nov. 14
The premiere episode attracted more than 3.2 million total viewers and became a heartfelt tribute to the late Leslie Jordan who gifted a life-changing home renovation to his best friends of 40 years.

[11/18/22 - 03:32 PM]
Season Five Premiere of "Yellowstone" Shatters Records with Nearly 16 Million Viewers on L3
Said premiere was the most watched show across all of TV in 2022 and the most watched cable premiere since 2017's "The Walking Dead."

[11/16/22 - 01:30 PM]
Paramount+ Reaches New Heights with Most Subscriber Sign-Ups in a Single Day Since Launch
Sunday's success was fueled by the must-see premiere of "Tulsa King," starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone, and the continued year-over-year growth of the "NFL on CBS" with local market games streaming on Paramount+.

[11/15/22 - 02:44 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Delivers Its 2nd Most-Watched Week of the Season
"Tamron Hall" was one of only two daytime talk shows - network or syndicated - to deliver year-over-year growth this week in Households (+17%).