Fueled by its 50th anniversary celebration, NBC News' "Today" finished nearly 1.7 million viewers ahead of "Good Morning America" last week.
TV syndication got a jolt of adrenaline from the report of the first national numbers of Twentieth TV's "Texas Justice" and NBC Enterprises' "Weakest Link."
Fox is off to a rad start with "That '80s Show," as the laffer dominated its half-hour Wednesday in key demos and helped send the net's other comedies to season-high scores on the night.
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Season leaders NBC and CBS continued their winning ways last week, as event programming on the weekend kept the nets well ahead of Fox and ABC.
NBC continues to have the Midas touch with the Golden Globe Awards, as Sunday's telecast of the kudocast drew its largest audience in three years and dominated the night's ratings.
CBS Supreme Court drama "First Monday" continued its solid start Friday, while NFL playoff games Saturday on Fox and CBS scored significant year-to-year ratings gains.
The series premiere of the WB's drama "Glory Days" and the return of ABC laffer "The Job" both posted mediocre marks in the 9 o'clock hour Wednesday night.
In the week leading up to its 50th anniversary celebration, NBC News' "Today" attracted more than 6 million viewers -- building the largest margin between "Today" and "GMA" in three months.
Viewers turned out in pretty good numbers Tuesday for the series preems of ABC gameshow "The Chair" and CBS drama "First Monday."
The first week of the new year is usually a seven-day Nielsen celebration for syndicated TV shows, and the week ended Jan. 6 was no different.
Three hours of figure-skating championships on the ABC Family Channel sped to the No. 3 ratings spot on basic cable last week, beaten only by two separate Monday WWF wrestling hours on TNN.