NBC remains the network to beat when it comes to delivering the young adults whom advertisers most want to reach, but the net's grip has loosened.
WABC edged out WNBC by a tenth of a rating point for the 5 to 6 p.m. news-ratings crown in the May New York sweeps, a reversal of last May's narrow victory by WNBC in the time period.
ABC's lagging Sunday morning news show "This Week" ended the 2002-03 season in third place for the first time in at least 15 years.
The phenomenon that is "American Idol" wrapped before a huge audience Wednesday, giving Fox one of the highest-rated nights in its history.
The two-hour conclusion of "American Idol" made Fox an easy winner on Wednesday, the final night of the 2002-03 television season, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
Fox isn't just hounding the Peacock, it has plucked it. On the towering strength of "American Idol" -- and the halo effect it had on the net's key scripted skeins -- Fox has won its first-ever May…
The penultimate episode of "American Idol" crushed the season finales on the other nets Tuesday, teaming with season-best scores from "24" to give Fox an easy victory on the night in key demos.
CBS controlled the final two hours of Monday with the expanded season finales of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "CSI: Miami," putting a bow on the net's total-viewer victory for the May sweep. The Eye…
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.
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