Big scores from its season finales and an extra ratings bounce from the NBA playoffs boosted NBC to an easy primetime ratings victory last week, snapping several streaks in the process.
With three days remaining, both NBC and CBS jumped the gun Monday and claimed victory in the May sweeps contest.
Fox solidified its second-place demo standing for the sweep with an easy victory on the final Sunday of the season, a night that saw CBS and ABC enjoy success with high-profile made-fors.
With a return to dominance by its battle-weary Thursday lineup, NBC has put an exclamation point on its seventh straight May sweeps victory among young adults.
NBC wrapped up the third week of May sweeps with its most dominant Wednesday victory in more than nine years, led by the highest-rated one-hour "West Wing" ever and the most-watched episode in the…
If recent ratings are any indication, "Good Morning America" needs a wakeup call. In January 1999 the ABC News ayemcast relaunched with a spanking new Times Square studio and new hosts Charlie Gibson…
ABC News' "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" broke "NBC Nightly News' " 53-week winning streak last week, topping the Tom Brokaw-anchored newscast in total viewers.
The final appearance of Robert Downey Jr. on "Ally McBeal" boosted that series Monday to its best ratings since February, helping Fox win easily in key demos for a second straight night.
NBC scored a rather easy primetime victory among young adults last week, using a balanced attack to help compensate for its slightly less powerful Thursday lineup.
The season finale of "The Practice" powered ABC to an easy victory Sunday in total viewers while Fox walked away with demo victories, as all five of its shows won their timeslots.