NBC's star-studded 75th-anni spec dominated the primetime ratings Sunday, giving the net its best May sweeps showing on the night in three years.
NBC has widened its May sweeps demo ratings lead with victories on Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- and the net was expecting a nice push Sunday from its 75th anniversary special.
Demo leader NBC wrapped the opening week of the May sweeps with a convincing victory Wednesday behind its drama lineup.
Miniseries "Living With the Dead" has pulled off another improbable ratings victory for CBS -- this time on a tough Tuesday full of sweeps specials on NBC and Fox.
Ad-supported cable networks romped to the best April ratings in their collective history, a banner month highlighted by the double-digit primetime increases for 11 of the top-15-rated cable webs and…
Count on seeing more "ER"/"Third Watch" crossovers after this week's edition produced record-high ratings for the latter on Monday.
Step in step with each other, NBC and CBS again topped the primetime rankings last week in a frame that included the first four days of the May sweep.
CBS has shown some Sunday spunk, as Ted Danson mini "Living With the Dead" teamed with an "Everybody Loves Raymond" spec to give the net its first sweeps demo victory on the night in nearly two years.
NBC is off to a solid start with the final year of its pro basketball contract, as overnight ratings for the weekend's six NBA contests were up slightly from a year ago.
Season leaders NBC and CBS are off and running in the May sweeps, but downtrodden ABC has a spring in its step, too, thanks to a potent perf from the finale of Thursday's "The Bachelor."
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
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The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
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Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%