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Lisa Ling’s ‘This Is Life’ Latest CNN Show Pushing Network Definition To Early Viewer Approval

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Lisa Ling's This Is Life continues CNN's encouraging preliminary ratings results with programs that push the news network's definition. In its first telecast, on September 28, the documentary series clocked 235,000 demo viewers and 598,000 total viewers, handily winning both metrics, and a big uptick compared to the 10 PM time slot's prior four-week average with repeats of such programs as The Hunt, Death Row Stories and Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. The new series'… Read

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World Series Ratings: Game 1 Strikes Out With New Low

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UPDATE, 1:57 PM: The final stats are in for last night's World Series Game 1 and it looks like there were two losers: The Kansas City Royals, obviously, after falling to the San Francisco Giants 7-1, and Fox. The opening game got a 3.4/11 rating between 8-11 PM with 12.19 million viewers. That's a drop of 19% from the first game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 23 last year. Last night's game dipped 6% from the previous all-time World… Read

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World Series Ratings Fall From 2013, ‘Flash’ & ‘Marry Me’ Down, ‘Selfie’ & ‘NCIS: NOLA’ Steady

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The winning streak of the Kansas City Royals was snapped off by the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Fox last night. And for the broadcaster it was a loss too. In non-time zone adjusted fast nationals, the KC hosted game got a 2.9/9 rating among adults 18-49 between 8 PM and 11 PM. That's down a very hard 29% from the 4.1/11 that the October 23 Game 1 of the 2013 World Series drew in fast nationals. That Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals battle… Read

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Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ Bags Bully Ratings For PBS

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More than 33 million people sampled Ken Burns' The Roosevelts, PBS said this morning. The seven-part documentary series, airing on consecutive nights in September, averaged 9.2 million viewers, making it the third-highest-rated Burns film following the 1990 broadcast of The Civil War, and Lewis And Clark in 1997. The premiere episode, debuting on Sunday, September 14,  was the highest rated of the series, with an average of 11.7 million (besting all other broadcast and… Read

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‘The Millers’ Ratings Slip On New Night, ‘Jane’ & ‘Scorpion’ Hold Well

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It is Mission Accomplished for The Big Bang Theory on Monday. The blockbuster comedy was tasked with launching similarly themed new drama Scorpion this fall, and it did. After being nurtured for four weeks with back-to-back episodes of Big Bang Theory in front of it, Scorpion got its first test last night, the last with Big Bang in the CBS Monday lineup before the comedy returns to Thursday. With its new lead-in, The Millers (2.2), at 8:30 PM vs. a Big Bang rerun last… Read

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BET Hip Hop Awards Dance To Top Of Twitter TV Ratings

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The BET Hip Hop Awards danced past last week's Twitter TV ratings champ, The Walking Deadand American Horror Story: Freak Show to lead the week in online audience for broadcast show. In all, more than 2.6 million tweets about the music awards show reached more than 7 million unduplicated audience members, far and away the biggest online crowd for any non-sports show of the week. On the sports side, Peyton Manning's setting of an NFL career record in touchdown passes… Read

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TV News Ratings: Brian Williams Wins Biggest Evening News Audience But David Muir Bags Biggest News-Demo Crowd

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Nielsen's ratings snafu in their rearview mirror, broadcast news divisions slugged out another weekly evening news story. NBC lead among overall audience for the week of October 13, ABC hung on to its news demo win, and NBC prevailed with 18-49 year olds. In overall audience, NBC Nightly News, anchored by Brian Williams, logged 8.8 million viewers. ABC's World News Tonight, now headlined by David Muir,  scored 8.1 million, and Scott Pelley-anchored CBS Evening News… Read

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‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Solid In Week 2 Against Peyton Manning & ‘SNF’ Rebound

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It might be the Denver Broncos' quarterback breaking records this week instead of The Walking Dead, but the zombie apocalypse series still has significant bite. After a record-smashing Season 5 debut on October 12, AMC's blockbuster based on the Robert Kirkman co-created comics pulled in 15.143 million total viewers and 9.796 million adults 18-49 on Sunday night. That comes as the 10 PM Walking Dead just avoided a surge on NBC's Sunday Night Football as the Broncos'… Read

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Up Again, ABC’s Night Steady

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It was a good night for Sunday Night Football (7.0/19) and a very good night for Peyton Manning. With his 509th touchdown pass, the Denver Bronco's quarterback broke the NFL's record last night. That little bit of history and the Broncos' 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers helped NBC get up from the tackle of last week - to the tune of 6% in preliminary ratings. That's comparing this week's fast nationals to the October 12 final numbers. If you compare fast nationals… Read

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Soar Behind Peyton Manning’s Record-Breaking TD Pass

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There was history made on television last night and we don't mean more record-breaking The Walking Dead ratings — at least not yet. No, it was the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning throwing his 509th touchdown to break the NFL record set by Brett Favre and becoming the TD King on Sunday Night Football. Even with the Broncos' blowout 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers, NBC and the NFL have to be happier than they were last Sunday. Last night's game from 8:30-11:30 PM ET… Read

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‘Amazing Race’ Ratings Surge, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Falls, ‘Cristela’ Steady In Week 2 As ABC Wins Night In Demo Again

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Four full weeks into the fall season, there were no premieres on primetime on Friday - though that'll change when Constantine hits NBC next week. What there was last night was more of the same, a number of shows remaining steady and ABC winning the adults 18-49 demo for the fourth week in a row with a 1.4/5 rating. CBS was once again No. #1 in viewers with 8.72 million watching. The exception to the “shows remain the same” mantra was The Amazing Race (1.4/6). The veteran… Read

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Showtime Ratings: 2.5M Subscribers Watch ‘The Affair’ — Network’s Best Ever Series Debut Live + 3 Lift : UPDATE

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UPDATE, 3:05 PM: Showtime says 2.5 million subscribers have watched The Affair opening episode across various platforms, in what is its best Live + 3 lift ever for a Showtime series debut. With Live+3 for Sunday and replays, The Affair has been viewed by 1.68 million viewers on the linear network. With the addition of the 850,000 on-demand and authenticated platforms, the pilot has been viewed by 2.5 million subscribers to-date — with more linear, On-Demand, Showtime… Read

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