Nielsen ratings

  1. 'The Sound of Music Live!' Attracts Nearly 19 Million Viewers

    December 06, 2013 12:40 PM EST “The Sound of Music Live!,” starring Carrie Underwood, attracted 18.47 million viewers and posted NBC's best ratings on a Thursday in the 18-49 demographic since the "ER" finale on April 2, 2009. In total viewers, it was NBC’s best ...

  2. Billboard Music Awards on ABC Wins Sunday Night's TV Ratings, Viewing Audience Up 28%

    May 20, 2013 12:42 PM EDT The Billboard Music Awards had a viewing audience of 9.47 million, a 28 percent spike over 2012's audience of 7.4 million viewers, Nielsen reported. The show was No. 1 Sunday night in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, pulling in 4 ...

  3. Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show Draws Estimated 104 Million Viewers

    February 04, 2013 5:31 PM EST The half-hour that included Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most watched segments of the NFL championship on Sunday, hitting an average of about 104 million viewers, Billboard estimates, based on Nielsen data.   Nielsen ...

  4. 'X Factor' Update: Britney Spears' Possible Exit Isn't the Only Big Change Coming

    December 28, 2012 6:09 PM EST Days before country singer Tate Stevens was declared the winner of "X Factor's second season in the U.S., show creator and judge Simon Cowell said the show's success was owed to the younger audience it brought to Fox. In the week of ...

  5. '12-12-12' Concert Watched by 19 Million-Plus Americans

    December 15, 2012 3:22 AM EST More than 19 million Americans watched at least part of the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief on Wednesday. Nielsen said Friday that 19.3 million viewers in the U.S. tuned in to at least a portion of the concert, which aired on 15 channels ...

  6. 'Nashville' -- Rookie of the Year?

    October 15, 2012 9:39 AM EDT ABC's 'Nashville' pulls in viewers and sells a few songs in the process. The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log ...

  7. 'Nashville' Debuts to Strong Ratings

    October 11, 2012 6:41 PM EDT The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log on to iTunes after the premiere's conclusion on Oct. 10. Big Machine released three ...

  8. Business Matters: Teens Listen to Music Most on YouTube, Pay for Music More Than Other Age Groups, Nielsen Study Says

    August 14, 2012 5:45 PM EDT A new Nielsen study says teens prefer free, ad-supported streaming over other methods of listening to music. That finding is actually the least surprising item in a report that puts into proper context the ways teens -- and other age groups -- exp ...

  9. Will Grammy Ratings Spike Make 2013 Ad Rates Soar?

    February 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST (Getty Images) With ad rates already averaging an all-time high of $800,000 heading into this year's Grammy Awards telecast (Billboard, Feb. 18), will CBS be able to charge even more in 2013? Due in part to the untimely death of Whitney Houst ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Nielsen: Online Video Viewers Watching Less TV

    June 16, 2011 7:36 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV, according to The Nielsen Co., a finding that overturns a longstanding belief that people are watching more programming over all devices. The ratings agency said Wednesd ...

  12. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  13. '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 ...

  14. 'American Idol' Ratings Down 13 Percent From Last Year's Premiere

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Initial ratings show interest is down in "American Idol" and its new team of judges. The Nielsen Co. says 26.2 million people saw the two-hour season premiere Wednesday night of television's most popular show. That's down 13 pe ...

  15. Online Viewers Still Loving Regular TV, Poll Shows

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Pay TV industry has heatedly debated this fall whether consumers are dropping their cable or other TV subscriptions to watch more TV content online. A new study by Nielsen, commissioned by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Mar ...

  16. Study: Online Video Consumption Continues To Climb

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New data from Nielsen shows that online video viewing continues to climb. Just-released June data shows that more than 10 billion videos were streamed during the month in the U.S. alone, which is a 1.3% increase over the same period last year and ...

  17. ABC's Oscars Entertain More Than 41 Million

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Based on the Fast National live-plus-same-day ratings from Nielsen Media Research, The 82nd Annual Academy Awards on ABC Sunday delivered an average audience of 41.3 million viewers—the most-watched entertainment telecast on any network since Feb. ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Op-Ed: Instant Replay

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Founder/principal of Hispanic USA, a marketing and communications firm based in Miami. They say if you stick around long enough, you can see history repeat itself. That's exactly the case with the current debate surrounding Arbitron's Po ...

  20. Total Audience for Online Video Continues to Climb

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite having achieved mainstream status a few years ago, the total audience for online video continues to balloon. And YouTube’s dominance in the category seems boundless, as the site delivered more than 10 times as many video streams as any oth ...

  21. Three Screen Report: TV Remains Strong as DVR and Online Video Show Most Growth

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nielsen’s latest A2/M2™ Three Screen Report – a quarterly analysis from our Anytime Anywhere Media Measurement initiative – shows considerable year over year growth in terms of time spent for DVR (up 21.1%) and online video (up 34.9%) in Q3 2009. ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Music Choice Signs On For Nielsen Service

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen has signed Music Choice for its video on demand measurement service, the company announced Tuesday (July 21). Music Choice is the third client for the burgeoning Nielsen product, and the first ad-supported network to subscribe. Music Choic ...

  24. What Teens Want: How Teens Use Media

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don't get too caught up in the hype of digital media usage. That is a key message of "How Teens Use Media," a new research report by the Nielsen Company that it will present in New York on Thursday (June 25) at its annual "What ...

  25. FCC Launches PPM Inquiry

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT FCC commissioners will hold a public inquiry into the commercial use of the PPM technology and "its potential impact on audience ratings of stations that air programming targeted to minority audiences, and consequently, on the financial viabi ...

  26. 'American Idol' Premiere Ratings Slip

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST The debut of the eighth season of "American Idol" averaged 30.1 million viewers Tuesday night, down 10% from the previous year's debut of 33.4 million, according to early ratings from Nielsen Media Research. That being said, "A ...

  27. Nielsen Tunes Into Radio Measurement

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seven months after Cumulus invited qualified vendors to submit proposals to conduct a new audience measurement service in 50 small markets, the radio group has confirmed that the Nielsen Co. has been selected to carry out the task. At the same tim ...

  28. Nielsen Unveils New Digital Tracking Services

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nielsen Company unveiled new Internet and mobile measurement services designed to track two of the hotter areas of digital activity today -- blogs and mobile. Nielsen Online combines the company's Nielsen/NetRatings and BuzzMetrics servic ...

  29. Nielsen Cuts Hispanic People Meter

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Say goodbye to Nielsen's national Spanish-language people meter panel. The Nielsen Co. said that all national Hispanic TV ratings would be produced from the same people meter sample that is used to produce ratings for non-Hispanic networks. T ...

  30. Latin Grammys Split CBS

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Academy shifts awards show to Univision. After airing every year on CBS since its inception, the Latin Grammy Award telecast is moving to the Univision Network, beginning this fall, Billboard has learned. The shift by the Latin Academy of Recordin ...

  31. Digital Entertainment: Examining the Current Market Landscape

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard present a White Paper examining the impact of digital technology on entertainment consumer expectations. Using the latest proprietary Nielsen data, the White Paper anal http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/pro ...

  32. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...

  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 ...