ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" cemented its status as a runaway hit Wednesday night with a finale that drew more than 22 million viewers. Robust performer is the latest unscripted summer smash on the…
A few firstrun programs set off ratings fireworks last week, including ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and BET's "BET Awards Show," but it was slow going otherwise in primetime during what is…
A bill introduced in the Senate on Friday would require that all media ratings services -- such as Nielsen's local people meters -- be accredited by the Media Ratings Council before they can be…
One week from its finale, ABC's hot competition skein "Dancing With the Stars" soared to ratings highs Wednesday night, standing as the summer's top series telecast to date.
It generated positive reviews, but ABC's limited-run series "Empire" got off to a weak ratings start Tuesday. While unscripted programming and lighter scripted fare have worked well in recent…
Fox News Channel's "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren" became the second-ranked cable news show in June, with ratings fueled by the Michael Jackson trial and the missing teen in Aruba.
More people watched TNT during June than either UPN or the WB, marking the first time that a cable network beat two broadcast networks, albeit weblets, in total primetime viewers and adults 18-49 for…
The NBA Finals may have tipped off tamely in the ratings, but its final two contests scored big for ABC last week, lifting the net to another primetime victory in key young-adult demos.
ABC reaped the dollar rewards of an NBA Finals that stretched out to the full seven games, but the average rating among total viewers still fell 30% below that of last year's five-game series.
While ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" may be hoofing up monster auds, cable's causing some record-breaking drama via top-performing scripted skeins.
Five years after "Survivor" ushered in the modern era of reality TV, the nets are once again finding summertime a fertile field for growing new unscripted hits.