NBC Sports

  1. 'X Factor' Premiere Ratings Drop 25 Percent, 'The Voice' Tops

    September 13, 2012 7:05 PM EDT One night may not be big enough for two singing competitions. With NBC adding an episode of "The Voice" to this Wednesday, up against the sophomore season premiere of Fox's "The X Factor," both series saw double-digit drop ...

  2. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  3. NBC Moves 'The Voice' to the Fall

    May 13, 2012 2:46 PM EDT NBC is moving "The Voice" to the fall schedule for its third season, where it stands to benefit from NFL promotions and comparisons to Fox's "X Factor." The network is still ranked fourth but showing promise thanks to &quo ...

  4. ACM Awards Ratings Down 6 Percent From Last Year, But Still Drive CBS' Sunday Night

    April 02, 2012 6:08 PM EDT CBS boasted a solid victory Sunday, earning the night's best showings in adults 18-49 and viewers: a 2.6 rating and 12.2 million. The big event, the Academy of Country Music Awards, was down by 6 percent from 2011. It pulled a 3.1 rating afte ...

  5. Super Bowl Seen Online Via Live Stream By 2.1 Million

    February 08, 2012 8:15 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The first live stream of the Super Bowl drew 2.1 million unique viewers, NBC said Tuesday. That's a small fraction of the record 111.3 million viewers that watched NBC's broadcast of the big game. But it was still enough ...

  6. NBC Sings Its Way to the Top of the Ratings

    June 29, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Given how NBC's summer is going, the network might want to make sure that everyone it puts on the air in prime time has a good singing voice. The nation's five most-watched television programs last week were all on NBC, a ...

  7. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  8. 'The Voice' Rises 10% in Ratings, Tops 'Glee'

    May 04, 2011 6:36 PM EDT The second episode of "The Voice" was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC. It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating "Glee," "NCIS&quo ...

  9. Grammy Ratings: Most Watched Show in 10 Years

    February 14, 2011 12:37 PM EST The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was up over last year's telecast, which aired January 31, for its best total viewer tune-in since 2001. The show - which aired from 8-11:30 p.m. on CBS - was watched by 26.5 million viewers, according to prelimin ...

  10. Bruno Mars, Keri Hilson To Perform On T-Mobile Carpet During NBA All-Star Pregame Show

    February 08, 2011 10:50 AM EST Bruno Mars and Keri Hilson will perform at the NBA All-Star Pregame show on Sunday, February 20. The performances will take place - and stars will arrive - on a special T-Mobile Magenta Carpet before the game, which celebrates its 60th anniversary ...

  11. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

  12. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  13. The Big Game Goes for a Record

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST With the Super Bowl's go time less than a week away (Feb. 7, CBS), analysts and researchers are asking if this year's game will be the most-watched ever. Some believe the mix of this year's huge, post-season NFL ratings coupled with ...

  14. Bon Jovi Teams Up With NBC

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig -- artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC, its affiliated cable TV networks, and all its news, information and digital brands. In a deal unveiled by NBC Universal, the veteran rock band will per ...

  15. Mun2 Hits Ratings Highs With USA vs. Mexico Soccer

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mun2 scored the best ratings in its history during yesterday’s broadcast of the USA vs. Mexico qualifying soccer match for the World Cup. The bilingual cable channel was the only English-language broadcaster of the match, whose rights are held by ...

  16. Latin Briefs: Border Media Partners, mun2

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Border Media Partners has launched a new corridos format, El Compa, on San Antonio's KRIO. The station was formerly called Digital and was a Latin pop format. El Compa's programming director is Alfonso Flores. ( Radio Online ) -- Bili ...

  17. 6 Million-Plus Watch Jackson Memorial In U.K.

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 6 million people in the U.K. watched the live prime-time broadcasts of Michael Jackson's memorial service on domestic TV channels. The service was screened live on BBC Two, which attracted an average 4 million viewers and a 19% audi ...

  18. Mun2 Says, 'You're On'

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo-owned mun2, the cable network targeted to young bilingual Latinos, is unveiling a branding campaign as well as two new programs that will debut in 2010. The new campaign and programs follow word from the network earlier this month that i ...

  19. Mun2 Picks Up L.A. Cable Carriage

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mun2, the bilingual entertainment channel geared toward Latino youth, has reached a major distribution goal: it will now be seen in its home market of Los Angeles on Time Warner Cable. The cable operator has picked up carriage of the NBC-Universal ...

  20. NBC Takes Record $206 Million In Super Bowl Ads

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST NBC Sports scored a major victory with its record $206 million in ad revenue from Sunday's Super Bowl game. It also brought in $261 million, also a record, for the full day including the pre- and postgame shows. That's nothing to sniff a ...

  21. 'Idol' Ratings Fall

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" posted its lowest rating among adults 18-49 in five years Wednesday, continuing its season-long slide as it edges towards its grand finale next month. The Fox talent show drew 22.6 million total viewers, and an 8.2 rating ...

  22. mun2 Extends Reach Via Comcast

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 will grow its reach from 17 million to 24 million subscribers next month through a long-term carriage agreement with Comcast. Comcast will begin carrying mun2 on its most widely-available tier of digital ...

  23. Iglesias, Jeremias Set For 'Pepsi Musica' Re-Launch

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Pepsi Musica" will re-launch Feb. 1 as a weekly live variety show on bilingual entertainment channel mun2. The show will also have an online platform via Yahoo! Telemundo and air as a branded segment on parent network Telemundo. The two ...

  24. CMAs Deliver Wednesday Night For ABC

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Based on preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research, ABC’s telecast of the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards led the network to deliver its largest Wednesday audience and top adult 18-49 rating on the night in a year. ABC topped se ...

  25. 19 Million In U.S. Watch Live Earth

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels, according to Nielsen Media Research. The audience includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance ...

  26. Mun2 Ratings Up in 2005 Despite Overhaul

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Primetime ratings up 33% among viewers 12-24. Bilingual network mun2, which last year underwent a dramatic programming and managerial makeover, is already registering a growth in ratings, according to fourth quarter results provided by Nielsen Med ...

  27. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  28. Bilingual Network Mun2 Revamps Programming

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Different shows set to begin Oct.5. Bilingual cable network mun2 is getting a complete overhaul October 5 with the launch of completely new and different programming. Mun2's new shows will include a wide variety of music shows covering variou ...

  29. NBA Recruits Rob Thomas

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Playoff telecasts will feature 'Heart Breaks.' Beginning May 14, "This Is How a Heart Breaks," by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, will be the anthem for ABC television network's coverage of the National Basket ...

  30. Madonna, Others Gather For U.S. Tsunami Event

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live NBC broadcast to air Jan. 15. Live NBC broadcast to air Jan. 15. News ...

  31. Latin Grammys Ratings Dip

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Ratings were down for the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards, which CBS aired last night (Sept. 1) from the Shrine Auditorium ...

  32. Natalie, Willie Set For Apollo Theater Benefit

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Show to air in June on NBC. Show to air in June on NBC. News ...

  33. Grammy Ratings Up

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards score highest ratings since 2001. The Grammy telecast Sunday night on CBS had the highest ratings since the 2001 awards, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. The show posted a 15.8 rating/24 share, for a total of 26.37 million viewer ...