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Top 10 Cable TV Rankings July 21 – 27, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 CLOSER, THE TNT 7,058,000 2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP – L (BRICKYARD 400) ESPN 6,668,000 3 HANNAH & MILEY:BEST OF DSNY 5,864,000 4 MONK USA 5,062,000 5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW) USA 4,961,000 6 BURN NOTICE USA 4,760,000 7 SAVING GRACE TNT 4,571,000 8 SP FN STAR...

Top 10 Broadcast TV Rankings July 21 – 27, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 13,236,000 2 WIPEOUT ABC 9,985,000 3 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,762,000 4 60 MINUTES CBS 9,517,000 5 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,599,000 6 NCIS CBS 8,524,000 7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8,437,000 8 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 8,377,000 9...

The Dark Knight Continues Box Office Reign

For the second week in a row, the latest Batman feature “The Dark Knight” dominated the box office. The film has reached more than $300 million in total earnings faster than any other movie. RANK FILM STUDIO WEEKEND GROSS 1 The Dark Knight WARNER BROS. $75,166,466 $313.80 2 Step...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 25, 2008

CBS’s “Numbers” and “Ghost Whisperer” were, respectively, the number one- and number three-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, July 25, 2008. NBC’s “Dateline” was sandwiched between the two, in second place.  The network’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 24, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You can Dance” claimed the top slot — for the second night in a row — in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Thursday, July 24, 2008.  CBS’s “CSI” edged past FOX’s “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” to secure second...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 23, 2008

FOX’s “So You Think You can Dance” claimed the top slot by a tight margin in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for July 23, 2008.  The show drew an audience of 8.5 million viewers Wednesday night. CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: NY” came in second and third,...

Dark Knight TV Advertising Trumps Batman Begins

In the nine weeks leading up to its release, “The Dark Knight” had almost twice as much television advertising (2,401 units) as “Batman Begins” (1,287 units), according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus. The strong advertising push for “Dark Knight” may have contributed to the...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 22, 2008

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” claimed the top slot by an unusually wide margin in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for July 22, 2008.   The show drew an audience of 13.2 million viewers Tuesday night. ABC’s “Wipeout” and CBS’s...

For Offline Retailers, Online Presence Now A Must

Offline businesses can no longer afford to forego investing in Websites and online advertising, Nielsen reported Tuesday. A new survey conducted in May by Nielsen Online found that 80% of consumer electronics purchasers visited a store’s Website before buying a product in-store.  The...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 21, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Old Christine” claimed three of the top four slots in Nielsen’s ranking of primetime broadcast TV programs for Monday, July 21, 2008.   “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI: Miami” claimed first and second place,...