TV Ratings

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Bowl Ratings Up, Attendance Down In 1st Year Of Playoff Era

The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn’t necessarily bringing more fans into stadium seats.


NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ravens’ Super Bowl Win Sets Likely Ratings Record

The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.


60 Minutes

CBS Gets Higher Ratings, NBC Scores More Viewers

CBS had a stellar slate of comedies and dramas, but NBC had football. The result last week was NBC seizing a narrow lead in viewers, while CBS edged ahead in household ratings.


Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins

Cowboys-Redskins Earns Top Sunday Night Football Rating

The Redskins’ victory over the Cowboys with a playoff berth on the line was the highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” game since NBC picked up the package in 2006.


World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

World Series Averages Record Low TV Ratings

The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series’ television ratings.


Democratic National Convention 2012 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.


Dallas Mavericks fans cheer on the Mavericks from American Airlines Center during the NBA Finals watch party on June 12, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Game 6 Earns Best TV Rating In 11 Years

The Dallas Mavericks’ clinching victory in the NBA finals earned the highest preliminary television rating for a Game 6 in 11 years.


DeShawn Stevenson of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after he made a three-point basket against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena on June 2, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Game 2 TV Ratings Up From Last Mavs-Heat Finals

The television rating for Game 2 of the NBA finals was up 15 percent from the last time the same teams met in the championship series.