December 6, 2007
TELEVISION 1.Dancing with the Stars, Tuesday, ABC 2.Dancing with the Stars, Monday, ABC 3.Shrek the Halls, ABC 4.Desperate Housewives, ABC 5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ABC FILMS 1.Enchanted, Disney 2.This Christmas, Screen Gems 3.Beowulf, Paramount 4.Awake, Weinstein Co. 5.Hitman, 20th Century Fox SINGLES 1.No One, Alicia Keys 2.Apologize, Timbaland featuring OneRepublic 3.Kiss Kiss, Chris Brown featuring T-Pain 4.Low, Flo Rida featuring...
February 5, 1992
1. (1) "60 MINUTES," CBS, 22.0, 20.3 million homes.2. (14) "HALLMARK HALL OF FAME PRESENTATION: O PIONEERS," "CBS Sunday Movie," 18.9, 17.4 million homes.3. (X) "BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL," ABC, 18.6, 17.1 million.4. (4) "CHEERS," NBC, 18.4, 16.9 million.5. (X) "AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS," ABC, 18.3, 16.9 million.6. (7) "MURDER, SHE WROTE," CBS, 17.5, 16.1 million.7. (6) "FULL HOUSE," ABC, 17.2, 15.8 million.8. (12) "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES," NBC, 17.0, 15.7 million.9. (13) "EVENING SHADE," CBS, 15.9, 14.6 million.
January 23, 1991
Here are the prime-time television ratings as compiled by the A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of Jan. 14-20. The percentage of the nation's 92.1 million TV homes watching a particular show and the number of homes watching are listed.1. "60 MINUTES," CBS, 27.2, 25.3 million homes.2. "CBS NFC CHAMPIONSHIP POST-GAME," CBS, 26.2, 24.4 million homes.3. "ROSEANNE," ABC, 19.6, 18.2 million homes.4. "MURDER, SHE WROTE," CBS, 18.8, 17.5 million homes.5. "ABC SPECIAL REPORT A Line in the Sand," ABC, 18.1, 16.9 million homes.
June 26, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- CBS won the latest ratings battle with a boost from its Monday night comedy lineup and a rerun of a made-for-television movie about the real-life Aloha Airlines disaster.CBS earned a 9.5 average rating for last week, followed by ABC's 9.2 and NBC's 8.4, according to figures released Tuesday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. Each ratings point represents 931,000 homes.CBS' "Evening Shade," a homespun comedy series about small-town life, was the No. 2 show. The network's smart-talking TV journalists of "Murphy Brown" placed third.
December 15, 2004
The Federal Communications Commission's normally fine-happy chief is urging that the regulatory group show restraint when it comes to ABC's recent airing of the Oscar-winning war drama Saving Private Ryan. According to media reports, FCC Chairman Michael Powell will recommend that no fines be levied against the 159 ABC stations that aired Private Ryan as part of a Veterans Day tribute last month. Powell must take his opinion to the four other FCC commissioners, needing two votes for his plan to carry.
November 13, 1992
Attention fans of ABC soap opera "General Hospital." If you couldn't find it on WJZ-Channel 13 yesterday: Blame it on President-elect Bill Clinton and ABC. Mr. Clinton's first post-election broadcast press conference aired live at 1 p.m. yesterday, in the position usually occupied by the network serial "All My Children." But because that show boasts higher ratings, the network decided to run it late, at 3 p.m., and pre-empt "General Hospital." Today's edition of the long-running hospital soap will include an opening synopsis of what happened in yesterday's show, according to Channel 13 program chief Mike Easterling.
August 28, 2001
The Runner, an ABC reality series scheduled to debut in January, will hold a casting call tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. at the ESPN Zone in the Inner Harbor. The series seeks to imitate a spy adventure. Runners crisscross the country having secret rendezvous, exchanging information and completing missions. Pursuing the runners will be agents, who will have the latest technology, as well as the American public, helping them try to find the runners. ABC will casting for both runners and agents in Baltimore tomorrow.
June 10, 2012
Even without I'll Have Another going for the last leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes did OK in the ratings for NBC, drawing an overnight audience 13 percent larger than last year's and 74 percent above 2010. Saturday's telecast drew a 5.4 rating and 13 share (rating is percentage of TV households in U.S., while share is the percentage in use). The actual number of viewers nationally will not be available until Tuesday, according to NBC Sports. Here are the overnights for the last six years, and the TOP 10 markets for Saturday's race, as provided by NBC Sports.
March 24, 1999
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Jim Thiele is building giant bumper stickers in the sky. His blimps, lighted internally like jack-o'-lanterns, hover over sporting events around the world, hawking cars and beer and life insurance. Of the approximately two dozen airships aloft, Thiele's American Blimp Corp., with offices in Hillsboro and Severna Park, is responsible for 19. ABC blimps are different. Smaller. Brighter. Hipper. Just right for advertising. ABC airships have carried the logos of Coca-Cola, Nokia, Met Life (the Snoopy balloon)