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October 13, 2008: DVRs boost ratings in premiere week
Comments: 2 | Categories: Ratings
Don't blame the DVR. Though some broadcast networks are down significantly in the ratings this fall, the amount of viewer DVR use is almost at...

October 8, 2008: Nielsen: 63.2 million watch second McCain-Obama debate
Comments: 252 | Categories: Barack Obama , John McCain , Ratings
UPDATED: It may have been dull, but that didn't stop viewers from watching. Tuesday night's presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama was seen...

October 7, 2008: Monday ratings: 'Heroes' falls; CBS comedies bounce
Comments: 23 | Categories: CSI , Heroes , How I Met Your Mother , Ratings , Two and a Half Men , Worst Week
UPDATED: A mix of verdicts and trends Monday night as CBS and Fox enjoyed some week-to-week growth, while NBC's hero-drama lineup moved into ratings red...

October 6, 2008: MyNet vs. CW ratings smackdown
Comments: 17 | Categories: Ratings , The CW , WWE
Neither the CW nor MyNetworkTV want to turn WWE moving homes Friday night into a contest between the networks ... so let's do it! The...

October 6, 2008: Magna grades fall TV launches
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ratings
Magna Global analyst Steve Sternberg issued a report assessing the performance of some key fall shows thus far. Highlights: -- "Pushing Daisies" – "ABC was...

October 6, 2008: CW's MRC block tanks; 'American Dad' grows
Comments: 0 | Categories: American Dad , Brothers and Sisters , Desperate Housewives , Ratings , The CW
The CW renting its Sunday night bridge-to-nowhere primetime block isn't about to cause any seller's remorse. The new lineup programmed by production company Media Rights...

October 4, 2008: The TV ratings election
Comments: 5 | Categories: Barack Obama , John McCain , Ratings , Sarah Palin
Have Nielsen ratings ever been so politicized? -- Barack Obama received record-breaking viewers for his Democratic National Convention speech. -- John McCain's convention speech shocked...

October 3, 2008: Final: Palin-Biden the most-watched vp debate ever
Comments: 1491 | Categories: Ratings , Sarah Palin
UPDATED: Thursday's highly anticipated face-off between Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Delaware senator Joe Biden was the most-watched vp debate of all time. Last night's...

October 2, 2008: Biggest fall TV gainers (and droppers) so far
Comments: 54 | Categories: 2008 , Ratings
You already read about the "Pushing Daisies" plunge and the fall doom-n-gloom headlines, but which TV shows have grown and plummeted the most? Here are...

October 1, 2008: Fox tops stable Tuesday; CBS' 'Mentalist' holds
Comments: 0 | Categories: 90210 , Dancing With the Stars , Fringe , House , Privileged , Ratings , The Mentalist
UPDATED: "Stability" was the main theme Tuesday night as several fall shows managed to halt their post-premiere ratings drops, relieving networks by matching last week's...

September 29, 2008: NBC football and 'Housewives' top Sunday
Comments: 1 | Categories: Desperate Housewives , Family Guy , Ratings
There was more disheartening news for broadcasters Sunday with another night of season premieres returning lower than last year. Yet the evening's biggest scripted debuts...

September 26, 2008: 'Grey's,' 'Survivor' and 'Office' premiere ratings drop
Comments: 893 | Categories: Grey's Anatomy , Ratings , Survivor , The Office
UPDATED: Every season premiere Thursday night drew a lower rating than last fall, as returning favorites such as ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," CBS' "Survivor" and NBC's...

September 22, 2008: 60th Emmys hit all-time ratings low
Comments: 928 | Categories: 2008 , Emmy , Ratings
Article Template UPDATED: And the award for lowest-rated Emmys ever goes to ... ABC's Sunday night telecast. The three-hour 60th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony received...

September 18, 2008: 'Talent,' 'Bones' and 'Model' make ratings gains
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Got Talent , America's Next Top Model , Bones , Ratings
All the broadcasters airing originals Wednesday night walked away with something to brag about. NBC won the night with a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (12...

September 17, 2008: 'Fringe' makes ratings leap
Comments: 2 | Categories: 90210 , Biggest Loser , Fox , Fringe , House , Privileged , Ratings , Secret Life of an American Teenager
UPDATED: The second episode of Fox's supernatural science thriller "Fringe" jumped a stunning 59% in the ratings Tuesday night. "Fringe" (13.2 million viewers, 5.1 adults...

September 16, 2008: CW has best Monday ever; Fox's dramas decline
Comments: 4 | Categories: Gossip Girl , Ratings , Terminator
The CW had the best Monday night in the network's history as "Gossip Girl" hit a new series high and "One Tree Hill" delivered its...

September 15, 2008: Phelps and Fey give SNL a record high
Comments: 0 | Categories: Michael Phleps , Ratings , Sarah Palin , Saturday Night Live , Tina Fey
The combination of Olympic hero Michael Phelps and comic Tina Fey gave "Saturday Night Live" its highest season premiere rating since 2001, according to Nielsen’s...

September 12, 2008: 'Kitchen Nightmares' no disaster for Fox
Comments: 1 | Categories: America's Got Talent , Fox , Kitchen Nightmares , Ratings
By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" was the night's top program in adults 18-49, outpacing CBS' "Big Brother," NBC's "America's Got...

September 10, 2008: Fox's 'Fringe' wins night; '90210' drops
Comments: 2 | Categories: Fox , Fringe , Ratings
By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- Fox's super-sized "Fringe" premiere performed above the margin while last week's surprise hit, the CW's "90210" fell back...

September 9, 2008: Fox, NBC top Monday; 'Gossip Girl' hangs in there
Comments: 2 | Categories: Gossip Girl , Ratings , Terminator
By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- Fox and NBC split Monday night's primetime, with Fox winning in adults 18-49 while NBC took the viewership...

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