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Jimmy Fallon Logs Biggest Demo Margin To Date Over Stephen Colbert

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NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon delivered its biggest demo margin to date compared to CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, making it five weeks in a row Fallon has established a new biggest-yet margin versus a week of Colbert originals. Fallon took the ratings week of November 16-20 by 79%. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live topped CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the week in the demo despite JKL airing a repeat telecast on Friday. Kimmel also scored his… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score With Patriots’ Defeat; ‘Quantico’ Down

New England Patriots v Denver Broncos

All good things must come to an end, and for the New England Patriots, last night saw the demise of their undefeated season. With a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos and QB Brock Osweiler, the defending Super Bowl champs finally went down – which meant that Sunday Night Football went up. On a night that had the midseason finale of The Walking Dead on cable and Kobe Bryant taking the court just hours after announcing his retirement, the NBC and NFL big show scored… Read


‘MasterChef Jr.’ Ratings Down, ‘Amazing Race’ Even, ‘Santa Claus’ Matches 2014

MasterChef Jr Nov 27

On a Friday night of mostly repeats and holiday specials, Fox was the only network to run a full slate of originals. As it was, MasterChef Junior (0.9/3) and World's Funniest (0.6/2) both got hit by the expected post-Thanksgiving lull, with millions of Americans beginning their trek home. The Gordon Ramsay led cooking series saw an 18% drop among adults 18-49 from its November 20 show. Its Terry Crews hosted follow up was down 14% in its 9 PM slot from the week before. Mas… Read


‘NFL On CBS’ Snags Strong Thanksgiving Day Ratings

Carolina Panthers v Dallas Cowboys

CBS Sports' Thanksgiving Day matchup of Carolina vs. Dallas (4:31-7:49 PM, ET) had an average viewership of 32.5 million (Persons 2 +), according to Nielsen fast national ratings (Live + Same Day). That’s up 11% from last year's 29.4 million (Chicago vs. Detroit; 12:39-3:56 PM, ET). Yesterday's viewership also was up 2% from last year's comparable NFC window (Philadelphia vs. Dallas; 32.0 million, Fox; 4:36-7:54 PM, ET). The rating/share of 14.3/35 is up 1% from last… Read


Thanksgiving NFL Matchup Draws 27.8M Viewers, 2nd-Most Ever For NBC Primetime Regular-Season Game – Update

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

UPDATED, 11:25 AM: The Bears-Packers rivalry game is the gift that keeps on giving for NBC. The network said this afternoon that the Thanksgiving nailbiter drew 27.8M viewers to become the second-most-watched primetime game ever on the network. It trails only 30.3M who watched the Week 17 “win-and-in” game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012, which the Redskins won to claim their first division title in 13 years. Thursday’s game saw the Chicago… Read


‘Empire’ Ratings Unsurprisingly Down On Thanksgiving Eve, ‘Code Black’ Rises

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There was some Alicia Keys, some more Vivica A. Fox, some Rosie O'Donnell and even some Lee Daniels himself in the penultimate Empire (3.1/ 10) episode of 2015 on a relatively quiet Big 4 night on Wednesday. As great swaths of America were on the road, in the air or in the kitchen prepping for Thanksgiving Thursday, the Danny Strong and Daniels co-created blockbuster was one of the few new offerings on TV Wednesday. But even with the lack of broadcasting competition, the… Read


‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gets PG-13 Rating

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Brace yourselves: the MPAA has divined the will of the force, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received a PG-13 rating. This is the second time, after Revenge of the Sith, that a Star Wars film has received the rating. Despite the opaque process under which the MPAA works, we know there are a few reasons why a film might be PG-13 instead of PG. Violence maybe, or Gore, or somewhat suggestive content, or my personal favorite, just enough profanity to make it mature… Read


‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale Ratings Down From 2014, ‘Chicago Med’ OK In Week 2

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, a winner was crowned on Dancing With The Stars (2.4/8) last night, and we're getting closer to one on The Voice (2.1/7). As America gets ready for the holiday, usage slipped 4% from last week. Up 4% among adults 18-49 from its Season 20 finale on May 19 this year for its best demo rating in almost a year, Tuesday's two-hour DWTS was down 17% from the Season 19 ender of November 25. And DWTS can't blame its lead-in — the A Charlie Brown Thanks… Read


‘Blindspot’ Ratings Down, ‘Monday Night Football’ Hits High, ‘Supergirl’ Falls

Blindspot nov 23

We may be heading into the holiday but things were sure moving around a lot on primetime last night. Slipping below a 2.0 for the very first time, freshman NBC hit Blindspot (1.9/6) had a 10% decline from last week. That's a low in fast nationals for the thriller in its first fall finale. The Martin Gero created drama, which returns on February 29 next year, wasn't helped by lead-in The Voice (2.5/8). While the top rated show of the night, the 2-hour live performance show… Read


NBC Set To Win Its Fourth Consecutive November Sweep

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Paced by Sunday Night Football, The Voice and freshman drama Blindspot — which is tied as the top new series this season — NBC won the November primetime Nielsen sweep in the demo, marking its fourth consecutive win. With three nights left to count, NBC is delivering a 21% margin of victory in 18-49, which is the biggest November ratings edge in 19 years. The four wins in a row represent NBC's longest November streak since the network took four straight from 2000-03. CBS… Read


‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Up Again As Glenn’s Fate Is Revealed, Tops ‘SNF’

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SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of the November 22 episode of The Walking Dead. Fans of the zombie apocalypse series were all atwitter, literally and figuratively, over what would be the fate of Steven Yeun's Glenn Rhee character after what seemed like a fatal fall into a plethora of Walkers on October 25. On Sunday, they found out the fate of The Walking Dead core character, and they showed up en masse, with the penultimate episode of Season 6’s 2015 run of… Read


‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Low, ‘American Music Awards’ Steady

Cincinnati Bengals v Arizona Cardinals

There was The Muppets' Miss Piggy channeling Adele, a duel win for Justin Bieber and Skrillex, Ariana Grande channeling her Grandma, and a Pitch Perfect reunion that mocked Donna Langley on last night's American Music Awards (3.5/10). There were also a lot of wins for Taylor Swift, some Harrison Ford, a clip from the new Star Wars and music from the movie, and a tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks on the slightly long show. Slipping 7% among adults 18-49 from last… Read