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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Dip With Injury-Filled Game, ‘Big Bang Theory’ Up

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Honestly, with injuries all over the place and Saints head couch Sean Payton flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct near the end, there was nothing pretty about the match-up on NBC and NFL Network. Later Saints QB Drew Brees became the latest NFL player to slam the Thursday night game as unsafe and unnecessary.

FOX searching for Rams fans for Sunday’s Eagles game

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

One of the more interesting storylines with the Eagles out in Los Angeles this week is the Rams' expectation that their own stadium will be flooded with Philadelphia fans on Sunday. The Rams vs. Eagles contest is turning out to be one of the more exciting matchups of the season. Which brings up an interesting dilemma: What if it's all Eagles fans that show up for the show?

Live TV Ratings Aren’t Fully Accounting for Streaming Viewers

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

“The industry has seen a growing increase in consumer viewing of Live content streamed to their TV sets,” a Nielsen representative said in a statement Wednesday. The specific issue causing viewers to fall out of the live viewing bucket is the 25-second threshold Nielsen has for differentiating between a live viewer and a delayed viewer. If a viewer’s online stream is more than 25 seconds behind the live telecast, they fall into the delayed bucket. It was a policy set in the early days of digital video recorders.

‘South Park’ Review: Season 21 Finale Parodies ‘It’ and ‘Stranger Things’ in Funny But Toothless Ending

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

After last year’s election upset through the season into turmoil, the 2017 run aimed to avoid similar complications by steering clear of predictions, overly serialized plots, and the president in general. No, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone weren’t ever going to leave Donald Trump out of “South Park,” but they weren’t going to make him the sole focus — not again. In the finale, this decision felt more defeatist than freeing, as casually incorporated parodies of “It” and “Stranger Things” couldn’t overcome a final message that mirrored their premiere, minus the bite, and felt like a collective shrug: The Whites are America’s problem, and there’s no telling what they’ll do next.

‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Score, ‘The Voice’ & ‘Good Doctor’ Unchanged

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

As The Great Christmas Light Fight (1.1/4) shined just as bright as it did last year on ABC and The Voice (1.9/7) topped the Big 4 for NBC event last week, ESPN scored a strong win overall on both broadcast and cable. A bruising and often brutal battle between rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals last night on the Disney-owned cabler delivered a 7.8 result in metered market ratings. With the Steelers winning 23-20, the rating is a jump up of 30% in the early numbers both from last week’s low MNF and the equivalent game of December 5, 2016.

Stephen A. Smith Discusses ‘Emotional Expression’ Of White And Black Athletes

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith discussed the recent video of Tom Brady screaming at offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sidelines, stating that if the New England Patriots player was black, his reaction would have elicited a different response. “If he were black, we would be going off about it,” Smith said on his show First Take. Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels are … sorting things out.

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Rises Slight for Easy Sunday Win

Monday, November 27th, 2017

“Sunday Night Football” was mostly steady in the ratings this week, easily topping its nearest broadcast competition. Airing on NBC, the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers drew a 12.2 rating in the Nielsen metered market households, an improvement of approximately three percent compared to the comparable game from last season. On Fox, the 66th annual Miss Universe Pageant drew a 1.1 and 4.4 million viewers, down from the 1.5 and 5.2 million viewers the 65th annual pageant drew back in January.

‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016, Macy’s Parade Steady, ‘Young Sheldon’ Up

Friday, November 24th, 2017

First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night? Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner.

NBC Feasts on Strong Turnout for Thanksgiving Day Parade, Football

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The 91st annual Macy’s parade brought in a 12.5 household rating/27 share in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households, and a 7.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. NBC noted that this year’s parade marked the highest-rated non-sports program since ABC’s Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 26. From noon-2 p.m., “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” collared a 6.0/14 in metered market household rating and a 3.1 in 18-49.

Watch: Georgia Dome implodes, leaving rubble and memories

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Another Atlanta Falcons symbol has collapsed, but this time it was intentional. The Georgia Dome, once the home of the Falcons, is now deceased, age 25. Cause of death: a big ol’ controlled explosion.