While NBC made headlines with its coverage of the NBA playoffs and CBS shook up the evening news race by adding Connie Chung to its anchor desk, ABC quietly snuck into first for the prime time…
ABC came within a hair's breadth of catching CBS' daytime lineup in Nielsen fringe ratings for the week of May 24-28, threatening an undefeated, untied win streak that goes back to the early days of…
If the Nielsen national syndication rankings are any indication, a number of major strips could be in trouble when the final local-market May sweeps results are tallied.
With the Memorial Day weekend officially ushering in the summer ratings doldrums, ABC and its "Daytime Emmy Awards" were more than strong enough to walk off with May 24-30 prime time Nielsen honors.
KABC-TV swept the early evening news derby while KNBC-TV won its first major sweeps late news crown since February 1992, according to final Nielsen results for the May sweeps.
CBS ... 17 PBS ... 9
Summer's still a couple months off, but most syndie shows were in the summer doldrums for the week ended April 11.
The webs ended the 1992-93 prime time Nielsen season with a whimper, setting an all-time record for lowest weeklong three-network share (55) in the regular season.
The rating services delivered a split verdict in Saturday's climatic coverage of the outcome of the Rodney G. King civil rights trial.
With college basketball finished CBS moved back on top in the Saturday-morning race April 10, while other streaks continued unabated in Nielsen daytime and fringe rankings for April 5-9.
Spring has sprung a number of syndie shows out of their rating orbits. A mixture of reruns and warmer weather combined to produce significant ratings losses for a large contingent of barter shows…