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Ratings: BET Awards nabs 7.4 million viewers

Sunday night’s BET Awards, featuring Kanye West’s comeback performance and Chris Brown’s emotional Michael Jackson tribute, delivered a strong 7.4 million viewers. The telecast garnered the highest ratings for a cable awards show in the 18-49 demographic, and is the second highest-rated event ever on BET, behind last year’s telecast.

Ratings: World Cup scores record numbers; Daytime Emmys lukewarm

Saturday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana delivered record ratings for ABC and Univision, which both aired the game. The game was seen by a whopping 19.4 million viewers between the two networks, and was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S., beating the previous record of 18.1 million for the 1994 Italy/Brazil final match.

Meanwhile, things were more lukewarm for CBS’ airing of the Daytime Emmys last night. The awards show was only watched by 5.6 million viewers, which was still a boost from last year’s ceremony which aired on The CW.

'Futurama' return nets record ratings

Futurama‘s June 24 return to the small screen garnered record ratings for Comedy Central. According to the network, the animated show attracted 2.9 million viewers total, making it the highest-rated and most-watched animated series premiere — with the exception of South Park — for Comedy Central. The series was also Thursday’s highest-rated show among men 18-34.

'Hot in Cleveland' drops over 1 million viewers in second week

TV Land’s sitcom Hot in Cleveland wasn’t quite as hot in its second week after its record-setting premiere last week. Last night’s episode pulled in 3.4 million viewers, dipping 1.4 million viewers from the premiere. The show — starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White — also lost 400,000 viewers in the highly-prized adults 25-54 demographic, and was down 200,000 female viewers aged 25-54.

'American Idol' finale watched by 23 million viewers

The season finale of American Idol averaged 23.2 million total viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. The audience for the live telecast, which crowned Lee DeWyze while also bidding a fond farewell to judge Simon Cowell, grew steadily over the two hours: At 8 p.m., 18.4 million were watching; at 8:30 p.m., 21.1 million; at 9 p.m., 24.3 million; and in the last half hour, 28.8 million. Still, even with Fox’s “time-zone adjusted” overnights from Nielsen — which raise the evening’s average to 24.2 million viewers — it’s the lowest-rated Idol finale since Kelly Clarkson took the first title in 2002.

More American Idol:
Finale recap: Nice guys finish first
Q&A with winner Lee DeWyze
Q&A with runner-up Crystal Bowersox
On the scene at the finale: What you didn’t see on TV

Fox News celebrates 100 straight months on top

For the 100th consecutive month, Fox News Channel is the most watched cable news network. Beginning in January 2002, Fox has distanced itself from its rivals to the point that it now airs nine of the top-10 most-watched cable news programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Glenn Beck, and Hannity. Even repeats of O’Reilly surpass new episodes of MSNBC’s biggest draw, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, according to Nielsen Media Research.

'Doctor Who' reboot sets ratings record for BBC America

The Saturday premiere of the Doctor Who reboot set a ratings record for BBC America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Its 1.2 million viewers made it the network’s most-watched show ever, breaking the previous record of 1 million viewers for the Jan. 2 broadcast of Dr. Who: The End of Time. The new Dr. Who features a new title character, played by Matt Smith, and a new showrunner, Steven Moffat. (Related: ‘Doctor Who’ recap: Matt Smith brings more than a bowtie to the reinvented title character!)

NBC loses $223 million on Olympics

NBC posted a $223 million first-quarter loss on the Olympics, the Associated Press reports. The good news: That’s slightly better than the $250 million the network had originally projected. The games brought in $800 million in revenue to parent company General Electric, but also cost the network a bundle, including $820 million just for the broadcast rights. Ratings were up 14 percent over the 2006 Winter Olympics, but NBC paid only $613 million for those games. NBC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Ratings: 'DWTS' ties 'Idol' for week's top spot

Is this the season that ABC’s Dancing with the Stars takes over Fox’s American Idol as the most-watched program on network television? Well, that doesn’t seem like too big of a stretch, especially considering that Dancing tied Idol—each nabbing 24.2 million viewers—for the top spot for the week ending March 28. Granted, Dancing‘s viewership was likely enlarged because the episode was its season premiere (it’s highest-rated ever!), but it’s still quite a moment for the show. In third place for the week, of course, was the other episode of American Idol, the Wednesday results hour, which pulled in 21.4 million viewers. CBS took the fourth and fifth spots in the top 20 with Undercover Boss (16.7 million viewers) landing at No. 4, and long-running newsmagazine 60 Minutes drawing 14.5 million viewers and tying for No. 5 with Two and a Half Men. Outside of NCAA basketball, the rest of the top 20—which can be found after the jump with viewership totals—was your usual mix of Grey’s Anatomy, reruns of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, Survivor, and so on.


Ratings: 'Castle' hits series high thanks to 'Dancing' lead-in

ABC’s Castle rose to a series high, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The show nabbed a great 14.5 million viewers, a number most certainly helped by the boffo 22.6 million viewers who tuned in for the second week of Dancing with the Stars. Elsewhere, Fox’s 24 saw no boost from this week’s news that the series is ending, drawing in only 8.4 million eyes.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Chuck (NBC)
House (Fox)
Life Unexpected (The CW)
5.7 (repeat)
5.5 (repeat)
8:30pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) 7.3
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
24 (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
10.8 (repeat)
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 9.8 (repeat)
10pm Castle (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
8.1 (repeat)

Source: Nielsen

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