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September 5, 2008: Updated: McCain beats Obama. Unless ...
Comments: 1368 | Categories: Barack Obama , John McCain , Ratings , Republican National Convention
UPDATED: If election night is half as close and contested as Thursday's ratings race, we're in for a heckuva evening. John McCain's speech was watched...

September 4, 2008: Sarah Palin scores huge viewership at RNC
Comments: 1022 | Categories: Democratic National Convention , Ratings , Republican National Convention , Sarah Palin , Video
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night nearly matched the record-setting numbers of Democratic presidential nominee Barack...

September 4, 2008: 'Top Model' premiere drops; 'Bones' steady
Comments: 5 | Categories: America's Next Top Model , Bones , Ratings
After two days of glowing headlines for the CW, you just knew everybody's favorite hard-luck network was going to have a change of fortune: Despite...

September 4, 2008: Fox News on top for RNC’s second night
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ratings , Republican National Convention
By Paul J. Gough Fox News Channel's coverage Tuesday's Republican National Convention surpassed all others, broadcast or cable. Fox News was out in front by...

September 3, 2008: Day 2 RNC viewership below Dems
Comments: 1 | Categories: Ratings , Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention drew fewer viewers during its second day of coverage than the Democrats last week. According to Nielsen, 21.5 million across broadcast...

September 2, 2008: 'Gossip' record for CW; 'Break' down for Fox
Comments: 4 | Categories: Gossip Girl , Prison Break , Ratings , The CW
That breeze felt over Hollywood this morning is the massive sigh of relief coming from the CW's Burbank offices. Kick-starting from the network's deadest of...

August 29, 2008: Obama's speech sets viewership record; CNN tops
Comments: 8 | Categories: Barack Obama , Democratic National Convention , Ratings
UPDATED: Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night was seen by 38.4 million viewers -- 57% more than watched John...

August 28, 2008: DNC viewership drops for Bill & Joe
Comments: 32 | Categories: Democratic National Convention , Ratings , Review
UPDATED: Collective viewership of the Democratic National Convention dropped slightly Wednesday night as Bill Clinton and vp pick Joe Biden took the stage to rally...

August 27, 2008: 'Wipeout,' 'Got Talent' hit season lows
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Got Talent , Big Brother , Ratings , Wipeout
UPDATED: Still no Olympics halo for NBC as "America's Got Talent" returned Tuesday night to its lowest rating all summer. A two-hour "Talent" (11 million...

August 26, 2008: No Olympics bump for 'Toughest Jobs'
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Toughest Jobs , NBC , Olympics , Ratings
Looks like NBC programmers still have one of America’s toughest jobs. The network's first post-Olympics new series opened on par compared to other summer reality...

August 25, 2008: Closing ceremony tops Sunday
Comments: 0 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
The Olympics closing ceremony earned 27.2 million average viewers for NBC, a whopping 39% increase from the Athens closer four years ago. The night earned...

August 22, 2008: NBC hits Olympic low
Comments: 1 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
Day 14 of NBC's Beijing Olympics coverage dropped to the lowest rating of the Summer Games, with the network falling 12% from the previous night....

August 21, 2008: Olympics ratings domination continues
Comments: 1 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
NBC's ratings conquest continued Wednesday. The network's Beijing Olympics coverage was down 1% on Athens in the meter market overnights (18.0/27), and nearly doubled the...

August 20, 2008: NBC steady Tuesday
Comments: 0 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
NBC stayed the course Tuesday night, its Beijing Olympics coverage on par for the week yet climbing slightly in the meter market overnights compared to...

August 19, 2008: Weekly ratings: Olympics crush competitors
Comments: 74 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings , weekly ratings
NBC is running out of ways to describe its stellar Olympics ratings. During last week's Summer Games coverage, the network enjoyed the most-watched week in...

August 19, 2008: Beijing Olympics hold steady Monday
Comments: 1 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings , Video
NBC held steady on its 10th night of Beijing Olympics competition coverage Monday night, though dropped slightly from Athens four years ago. The network posted...

August 15, 2008: NBC Olympics coverage rises; Fox's stormy NFL
Comments: 2 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
With Michael Phelps earning his sixth gold medal in Beijing, NBC's Olympics coverage Thursday climbed from the previous night. NBC’s ratings (30 million viewers, 10.4...

August 14, 2008: Olympics boosts Jay and Conan
Comments: 0 | Categories: Jay Leno , Late Night , Olympics , Opening Ceremony , Ratings
The Big Question coming out of the Summer Games is whether NBC will be able to capitalize on its increased viewership moving into the fall....

August 14, 2008: NBC's Olympics coverage tops but drops
Comments: 168 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympics dropped slightly Wednesday from its prior average, though easily bested competitors and won the night. The Summer Games averaged...

August 13, 2008: Olympics coverage reigns; 'Wanna Bet' improves
Comments: 0 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings , Video
Ratings for NBC’s Beijing Olympics coverage held steady Tuesday to once again lead NBC to a nightly victory. Coverage of women’s gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball...

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