NBA Playoffs' slam-dunks spilled beyond the court last week to the cable networks that carry postseason games, propelling TNT and ESPN to double-digit gains in total viewers in the primetime Nielsens.
The final full week of the May sweep was a very competitive one, with season finales of its Thursday hits helping NBC edge out Fox among young adults.
Fox sneaked away with a Monday victory among young adults thanks to a special edition of "American Idol" and the season finale of "Mr. Personality," according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
The final Sunday of the May sweep was a strong one for each of the major nets, with ABC's "Bachelor," Fox's Homer and CBS' Fuhrer all bringing in the auds.
ABC has captured the final Sunday of the May sweep in key young-adult demos with the two-hour conclusion of "The Bachelor," according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen. Each of the nets had…
As the May sweep entered the homestretch, NBC maintained its advantage among young adults with a convincing Thursday victory behind the season finales of "Friends," "Will & Grace" and "ER."
As NBC celebrates another victory and Fox and the WB delight in their year-to-year gains, it's important to remember that there were other winners during the 2002-03 season.
NBC, boosted by super-sized season finales of laffers "Friends" and "Will & Grace," captured the final Thursday of the May sweep among young adults, posting the biggest winning margin on a Thursday…
"Dawson's Creek" dried up Wednesday, but not before its two-hour finale shattered some ratings records for the WB. The skein, whose six-season run helped to define the Frog network in the late '90s…
Fox's Wednesday lineup, which included a special hourlong seg of "American Idol," easily led its two hours in key demos, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, while NBC's "Law & Order"…
Fox dominated another Tuesday as "American Idol," one week from its finale, put up its best numbers since late January and "24" again led its hour, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
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