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U.S. DVR Penetration Reaches 25%

MediaPost’s MediaDailyNews reported Thursday that DVR’s are now in 25% of U.S. homes — an increase of 5% from nine months ago, according to Nielsen. The data from Nielsen confirms anecdotal evidence indicating that DVR users are passionate about the devices.  The story noted...

Top U.S. Newspapers See Online Growth

Editor & Publisher reported Wednesday that more than 80% of the top online newspapers in the U.S. recorded increases in the number of unique visitors to their websites during June — compared to the same month a year ago, according to Nielsen Online. New York’s Daily News Online...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 15, 2008

FOX’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Pre-Game broadcasts claimed the number one- and number three spots, respectively, in the ranking of primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Tuesday, July 15, 2008.  The game broadcast attracted 14,540,000 viewers — the largest audience...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 14, 2008

CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI Miami” were the number one- and number two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Monday, July 14, 2008. ABC’s back-to-back telecasts of “The Mole” claimed the 8th and 10th spots, while two Univision programs, “Fuego en la Sangre” (#7)...

All-Star Baseball Games Historical U.S. TV Ratings

Tuesday night’s All-Star baseball game, hosted in New York’s soon-to-be-retired Yankee Stadium, marks the end of an era. But will that be enough to lure TV viewers? Since 2001, Major League Baseball All-Star Game telecasts have drawn U.S. audiences ranging from 12 to 16 million...

Top Web Brands Among U.S. Internet Users June 2008

Google and Yahoo! were the number one- and number two-ranked Web brands in June, according to Nielsen Online. Rank Brand Unique Audience 1 Google 120,496,000 2 Yahoo! 113,187,000 3 MSN/Windows Live 99,747,000 4 Microsoft 93,786,000 5 AOL Media Network 91,167,000 6 YouTube 71,398,000 7 Fox...

Top 10 Broadcast TV Rankings July 7 – 13, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,729,000 2 WIPEOUT ABC 10,598,000 3 BACHELORETTE, THE-7/7(S) ABC 9,990,000 4 CSI CBS 9,857,000 5 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 9,530,000 6 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 9,528,000 7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 9,139,000 8 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED...

Primetime Broadcast Ratings July 11, 2008

CBS’s “Flashpoint” and “Numbers” were the number one- and number two-ranked primetime telecasts on broadcast TV for Friday, July 11, 2008. NBC’s back-to-back telecasts of “Most Outrageous Moments” claimed the 6th and 7th spots, respectively.  Two...

Nissan Ad Tops Among Spanish-Language TV Viewers

Adweek reported Monday that a Marco Polo-inspired commercial for the Nissan Rogue crossover SUV was the “most liked” Spanish-language TV commercial for the first half of 2008, according to Nielsen IAG. A commercial’s likability score reflects the percentage of TV viewers who recall the brand...

Top 10 Broadcast TV Rankings June 30 – July 6, 2008

RANK NAME NETWORK VIEWERS (P2+) 1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC 12,044,000 2 WIPEOUT ABC 9,457,000 3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,128,000 4 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 8,756,000 5 CSI: NY CBS 8,495,000 6 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 8,485,000 7 60 MINUTES CBS 8,213,000 8 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX 8,058,000 9 CSI:...