Nearly 1.5 billion TV viewers watched last month's 2002 World Cup soccer tourney in the 18 markets measured by Nielsen Media Research, according to the final audience estimates released Tuesday.
The yakker battle for second place in primetime between MSNBC's "Donahue" and CNN's "Connie Chung Tonight" is a photo finish -- with Chung hanging on by a hair.
Broadcast networks are trying to fill their summer primetime schedules with more fresh reality series like Fox's "American Idol" and NBC's "Dog East Dog," but they haven't put a dent in the steady…
New episodes of unscripted series on all the networks and a trio of repeat scripted skeins on CBS continue to rule primetime's summer ratings wars.
Local station KCAL 9 achieved a ratings first on Friday when its coverage of the California Angels' game against the Seattle Mariners outrated a Dodgers game on KCOP 13.
It's time to clear out the summer ratings notebook, one week prior to the start of Variety's annual night-by-night fall analysis series.
A pair of programs with gangbuster premieres performed like mere mortals when they opposed each other in their second outings Wednesday night.
A strong World Cup performance powered Televisa's second quarter sales to 5.19 billion pesos ($536 million), a 10% jump over last year.
NBC's "Meet My Folks" is the latest unscripted series this summer to bow with boffo numbers as Monday's preview episode took advantage of a strong lead-in to dominate its time period in key demos.
"American Idol" is making a big difference for Fox this summer, leading the net to a record-setting third straight weekly victory among young adults.
It's been a fairly hot start to summer for many of the unscripted programs to air, but repeats of some dramas and sitcoms are dragging the networks down in the ratings.