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[05/23/23 - 03:59 PM]
Most-Watched NBA Playoffs on ESPN Platforms in 11 Years
Last night's series-clinching victory by the Denver Nuggets over the Los Angeles Lakers averaged 8,209,000 viewers, peaking with 11,482,000 viewers from 11-11:15 p.m. ET.

[05/23/23 - 12:30 PM]
"60 Minutes" Continues Its Reign as Television's #1 News Program for the 2022-2023 Season
Out of 30 airings, the newsmagazine made the top five 23 times and the top 10 29 times.

[05/23/23 - 11:31 AM]
For the Second Year in a Row, "20/20" Is Friday's No. 1 Newsmagazine Across the Board - Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 - for the Broadcast Season
Further, "20/20" outperformed NBC's "Dateline" in both key demos for the fourth time in the last five broadcast seasons.

[05/23/23 - 11:30 AM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in All Target Demos - Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+4% - 902,000 vs. 869,000).

[05/23/23 - 11:15 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of May 15: "The Mother" Is This Week's Most Viewed Title; Love Is in the Air with "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" and "XO, Kitty"
Season 6 of "Selling Sunset," which had 22.78M hours viewed, and limited doc series "McGregor Forever" with 20.85M hours viewed both came out swinging, making the list in their debut weeks.

[05/23/23 - 08:30 AM]
NBA on ABC: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Series Delivered Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 3 on Any Network Since 2011
The ABC broadcast generated an average audience of 8,384,000 viewers, peaking with 10,788,000 viewers from 10:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen.

[05/19/23 - 09:20 AM]
ABC's "Jeopardy! Masters" Series Debut Is Most-Watched Primetime "Jeopardy!" Telecast Since January 2020
"Jeopardy! Masters" premiered as the strongest unscripted series debut on any network on any night in Total Viewers (6.7 million) in nearly 2-1/2 years.

[05/17/23 - 10:15 AM]
ABC's "American Idol" Builds for 2nd Straight Telecast in Total Viewers to Draw Its Biggest Audience This Season
ABC's "American Idol" ranked as Sunday's No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49 (1.1/10).

[05/16/23 - 12:15 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+4% - 905,000 vs. 872,000).

[05/16/23 - 11:35 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of May 8: "The Mother" Has Netflix's Biggest Opening Weekend for a Film in 2023; "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" Continues Its Reign
"Firefly Lane" (31.9M hours viewed) and Seasons 1 and 2 of "Sweet Tooth" (11.01M hours viewed and 27.61M hours viewed), "The Night Agent" (20.34M hours viewed), and "The Diplomat" (18.37M hours viewed) returned to the list.

[05/16/23 - 08:01 AM]
Most-Watched NBA Playoffs Ever on ESPN Platforms Through First Two Rounds
The Boston Celtics 24-point rout of the Philadelphia 76ers on May 14 delivered the largest NBA Conference Semifinals Audience on ABC in 12 years (since 2011).

[05/15/23 - 03:00 PM]
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 6 on ESPN Was Most-Watched NBA Conference Semifinals Game in 12 Years
The ESPN broadcast delivered an average of 8,640,000 viewers, peaking with 9,295,000 viewers at 11 p.m. ET.

[05/15/23 - 11:43 AM]
Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship" Brings Sweet Success
This season now stands as the series' highest-rated season among P/W18+ since 2020 with ratings up double-digits from the prior run, +12% and +13% respectively.

[05/12/23 - 08:13 AM]
"Accused," "Special Forces: World's Toughest Test" and "Next Level Chef" Help Drive FOX to Win 2022-23 Season Among Adults 18-49 in Live + 7 Day Ratings
FOX is set to wrap the 2022-23 season as the #1 ranked broadcast network, averaging a 1.1 Live + 7 Day rating among Adults 18-49, outpacing the closest competition by 22%, the largest lead for a network in three years.

[05/11/23 - 09:04 AM]
"Tamron Hall" Grows Over the Year-Ago Week by Double Digits in Total Viewers and Households
"Tamron Hall" ranks among the season's Top 5 strongest syndicated daytime talk shows in Households (0.7 rating - No. 5 tie) and Total Viewers (1.069 million - No. 5).

[05/10/23 - 01:11 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Spring Into Love" Programming Event Propels Network to #1 in Weekend Primetime and #2 in Total Day
"Spring Into Love" delivered the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program every Saturday for seven straight weeks among Households, Women and Persons 18+, and Total Viewers.

[05/10/23 - 08:10 AM]
Viewers Watched More Than 827 Billion Minutes of CBS Programming Across the Network, Paramount+, Pluto TV and the CBS App During the 2022-2023 Broadcast Season
By the end of May, this number is expected to reach 1 trillion total minutes across all dayparts.

[05/10/23 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Will Finish the 2022-2023 Season as America's Most-Watched Network in Primetime for 15th Consecutive Year
This ties broadcast television's longest winning streak on record, also held by CBS from 1955-1970.

[05/09/23 - 01:31 PM]
ABC News Ranks as the No. 1 U.S. Network Across Broadcast and Cable for Coverage of the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, Leading in All Key Demos
ABC News' special coverage of "The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla" ranked No. 1 in all key target demos: Total Viewers (3.037 million), Adults 25-54 (688,000) and Adults 18-49 (506,000).

[05/09/23 - 01:03 PM]
Orioles-Braves "MLB Sunday Leadoff" Game on NBC and Peacock Is Most-Watched MLB Regular-Season Sunday Day Game Since 2019
The extra inning thriller between the Braves and Orioles averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 1.69 million viewers.

[05/09/23 - 11:39 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of May 1: "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" Reigns Supreme as the Most Viewed Title This Week
The series has more than 22M views in its first week (148.28M hours viewed divided by 6.49 runtime hours).

[05/09/23 - 11:10 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Mark" Is No. 1 Daytime Talk Show for 2nd Straight Week
For the second week in a row, "Live with Kelly and Mark" continued to improve year over year in both Households and Total Viewers.

[05/09/23 - 08:06 AM]
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors on ABC Delivered Largest NBA Conference Semifinals Game 3 Audience in 24 Years Across All Networks
Despite the 30-point margin of victory, Saturday night's ABC broadcast averaged 8,373,000 viewers and peaked with 9,719,000 viewers at 10:30 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen.

[05/08/23 - 12:49 PM]
The Kentucky Derby on NBC and Peacock Is the Most Watched Sporting Event Since Super Bowl, Averaging Nearly 15 Million Viewers
Viewership peaked at 16.6 million viewers from 7-7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, as Mage took the lead in the homestretch and won by a length.

[05/05/23 - 12:01 PM]
Great American Family Extends Streak as TV's Fastest-Growing Network for Six Consecutive Months
Great American Family ranks #1 in ratings growth in 2Q 2023 to date and 2023 YTD with the largest gains in Total Day and Primetime viewership among both Households and Total Viewers.

[05/03/23 - 03:27 PM]
WBD Sports Delivers Record-Breaking Viewership for Lakers/Warriors Game 1 Conference Semifinal
The telecast peaked with an average of 8 million viewers from 11-11:15 p.m. ET.

[05/03/23 - 10:10 AM]
Debut Week of "Live with Kelly and Mark" Hits 3-Month Highs
"Live with Kelly and Mark" premiered as the week's No. 1 daytime talk show - network or syndicated - across all key Nielsen measures: Households (1.7 rating), Total Viewers (2.448 million) and Women 25-54 (0.6 rating).

[05/03/23 - 09:12 AM]
Season Finale of ABC's "Abbott Elementary" Marks Series' Strongest Telecast Since Early February
This season, "Abbott Elementary" stands as ABC's No. 1 series among Adults 18-49 (2.36 rating) after seven days multiplatform viewing.

[05/02/23 - 02:58 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of April 24: "The Diplomat" Tops the English TV List and Is Renewed for Season 2
Season 2 of Colombian drama "The Marked Heart" also retained its top slot on the Non-English TV list with 46.31M hours viewed.

[05/02/23 - 09:21 AM]
WBD Sports Delivers Record-Breaking Viewership for First Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs presented by GEICO Across TNT & TBS
TNT's telecast of the Florida Panthers' incredible come-from-behind victory over the Boston Bruins netted 3.2 million viewers.

[05/02/23 - 08:08 AM]
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings Game 7 on ABC Delivered Largest Audience in 24 Years for NBA Playoffs First Round Game: 9,835,000 Viewers
Overall, this was the most-watched first round of the NBA Playoffs ever on Disney platforms (ABC and ESPN).

[05/01/23 - 02:42 PM]
ESPN Sets NBA Playoffs First Round Audience Record for Golden State Warriors-Sacramento Kings Game 6 on Friday: 5 Million Viewers
This is the most-watched first round game of the NBA Playoffs ever on ESPN.

[04/28/23 - 12:10 PM]
FX's "Dear Mama" Scores the Most-Watched Premiere Episode for an Unscripted Series Ever for FX
The premiere episode debuted on FX and became available to stream the next day on Hulu, which combined for the record performance.

[04/28/23 - 08:51 AM]
Season Premiere of "Home Town Takeover" Delivers Strong Sunday Night Performance for HGTV on April 23
The season two premiere garnered over four million total viewers throughout its debut night.

[04/25/23 - 01:00 PM]
"60 Minutes" Reigns Again as Television's #1 Primetime Program for the Week
This is the 19th time the CBS newsmagazine has made the top five this season, and the 25th time it has made the top 10 out of 26 episodes.

[04/25/23 - 10:24 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of April 17: Political Dramas Top the English TV List; "Hunger" Enters the Most Popular List
Starring Keri Russell and Rufus Sewell, "The Diplomat" was the most viewed title this week with 57.48M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 86 countries.

[04/25/23 - 08:13 AM]
Warner Bros. Discovery Networks Score One of Their Greatest Nights Ever on Sunday, April 16
Together, the networks delivered a 46 percent share of total television viewing among Adults 18-49 that night.

[04/25/23 - 08:03 AM]
Showtime Continues Winning Streak - "Waco: The Aftermath" Makes Impressive Debut as Top Three Most Streamed Series Launch Ever for the Brand
Said bow was only behind the launches of "Dexter: New Blood" and "Yellowjackets."

[04/25/23 - 08:01 AM]
Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors Game 4 on ABC Draws Largest NBA Playoffs First Round Audience Across Any Network in 21 Years
The broadcast averaged 7,523,000 viewers, peaking with 10,406,000 viewers during the 6 p.m. ET quarter hour.

[04/18/23 - 02:45 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
"Nightline" took the top spot over CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in Total Viewers in 5 of the last 6 weeks.

[04/18/23 - 12:29 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Grows to Its Most-Watched Week in Over 2 Years
Wednesday's broadcast of "Tamron Hall" (on 4/5/23) ranked as the show's most-watched telecast (1.305 million) on any day since February 2021.

[04/18/23 - 12:09 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of April 10: "The Night Agent" Jumps to #6 on the Most Popular List; "Beef" Climbs Into the #2 Spot on English TV List
The saga lives on as "The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die" topped the English Films List with 35.5M hours viewed.

[04/18/23 - 09:38 AM]
Bang! Most-Watched NBA Playoffs Opening Weekend Ever on Disney Platforms
The five-game slate - two games on ABC and three games on ESPN - averaged 4,280,000 viewers, up three percent from last year, setting the combined ABC and ESPN opening weekend audience record.

[04/17/23 - 02:59 PM]
"Succession" Ep. 4 Draws 2.6M Viewers; "Barry" Season 4 Debut Marks Most Viewers Since Season 2 Finale
Additionally, the season four premiere episode has garnered nearly 8 million viewers across platforms in just four weeks.

[04/17/23 - 12:00 PM]
Viewers Watched More Than 281 Billion Minutes of CBS Programming in the First Quarter of 2023 - 90 Billion Minutes More Than Its Closest Broadcast Competitor
This aggregate viewership includes more than 92 billion minutes watched of CBS primetime entertainment programming - nearly +25 billion more than the closest broadcast network.

[04/17/23 - 10:55 AM]
HGTV Mega-Hit "Rock the Block" Delivers Standout Ratings Performance for Network
The six-episode season averaged a .82 live plus three-day rating among Adults 25-54 and a 1.13 L3 rating among Women 25-54, a respective lift of 95 percent and 98 percent from the prior six weeks.

[04/13/23 - 04:37 PM]
ESPN's AT&T NBA Play-In Tournament Doubleheader Averages 2.6 Million Viewers Across ESPN and ESPN2, Up 14 Percent from 2022
"NBA in Stephen A's World" alternate telecast, which aired on ESPN2, drew seven percent of the overall average audience, adding 152,000 viewers.

[04/11/23 - 01:04 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Builds Week to Week and Year to Year in Households and Total Viewers
For the 24th consecutive week, "Tamron Hall" grew year over year in Total Viewers, jumping by 13% over the year-ago week.

[04/11/23 - 12:02 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" Grows Week to Week in Households and Viewers
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" was also the week's No. 1 daytime talk show - network or syndicated - in Households (1.6 rating-tie) and Women 25-54 (0.5 rating).

[04/11/23 - 10:13 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of April 3: "The Night Agent" Enters the Most Popular List; "Beef" Enters the English TV List in the #3 Spot
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are on the case as "Murder Mystery 2" held on to the #1 spot with 59.84M hours viewed.







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[11/28/23 - 02:30 PM]
NBA In-Season Tournament Viewership on ESPN Up 20 Percent from Last Year's Comparable Games
ESPN's eight-game November slate averaged 1,522,000 viewers, up from 1,269,000 viewers last season.

[11/28/23 - 09:08 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of Nov. 20: "Leo" and "Squid Game: The Challenge" Debut at #1
Part 1 of the sixth and final season of "The Crown" ruled its way into the second spot on the English TV List with 8.8M views.

[11/27/23 - 11:30 AM]
ABC's "Celebrity Jeopardy!" and "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Grow to New Season Highs
After three days of viewing on linear and streaming platforms, the former's November 15 episode grew to 4.83 million Total Viewers and a 0.64 rating among Adults 18-49 to score its strongest multiplatform telecast so far this season.

[11/24/23 - 03:07 PM]
Nearly 27 Million Viewers for 49ers-Seahawks on NBC, Peacock and Telemundo Deportes, Ranking as 2nd-Most Watched Primetime Thanksgiving Game Ever
In addition, 49ers-Seahawks is the fourth NBC Sports' NFL game this season to top 25 million viewers - the most at this point in the season since 2015.

[11/22/23 - 09:21 AM]
Premiere Episode of ABC's "The Golden Bachelor" Delivers Cumulative Audience of 13.9 Million Multiplatform Viewers
After 35 days of viewing across linear and streaming platforms, the premiere episode of "The Golden Bachelor" hit a combined cumulative multiplatform audience of 13.90 million Total Viewers for its debut telecast on September 28 and its rebroadcast on October 3.

[11/21/23 - 03:45 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Marks 7 Straight Weeks as No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show in Key Demo of Adults 18-49
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew week to week by 13% in the key demo of Adults 18-49 (0.17 rating vs. 0.15 rating).

[11/21/23 - 03:41 PM]
Best "Monday Night Football" Audience in More than 25 Seasons! ESPN's Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl LVII Rematch Draws 29 Million Viewers, the Most-Watched "MNF" Game Since 1996
With the record-breaking ESPN "MNF" audience, ESPN has now delivered its two most-watched "Monday Night Football" games ever during the 2023 season.

[11/21/23 - 03:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "A Merry Scottish Christmas" Starring Lacey Chabert and Scott Wolf Claims #1 Most-Watched Cable Movie of the Year
The premiere delivered the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program last Saturday - even beating all other cable and broadcast programs among key demos.

[11/21/23 - 02:32 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Hits 5-Week High in Women 18-49
Season to date, "Tamron Hall" is improving over the same week last season in Total Viewers (+1% - 978,000 vs. 972,000), drawing its largest overall audience in 3 years.

[11/21/23 - 02:31 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 Across the Board for Seventh Week in a Row and Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49
Season to date and for the first time in 10 years, "Nightline" ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 versus CBS' "Comics Unleashed" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

[11/21/23 - 02:25 PM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Scores Season Highs on "Whitney Houston Night"
The series ranked as Tuesday's No. 1 show for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 (0.73 rating).

[11/21/23 - 10:54 AM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of Nov. 13: "The Crown" Reigns Supreme; "The Killer" Stays on Top
The new stand-up special "Matt Rife: Natural Selection" laughed its way to second place in its debut week with 7.4M views.

[11/21/23 - 10:15 AM]
"NCIS: Sydney" Sets Sail as the #1 New Series with a Successful Cross-Continent Launch
In the U.S., the premiere episode is approaching 10 million viewers across CBS and Paramount+, while setting milestones as the #1 new show of the television season and the #1 most-streamed CBS Network series premiere ever on Paramount+.

[11/21/23 - 09:56 AM]
ACC Football Delivers The CW Network's Largest Primetime Audience in More Than Six Years
The primetime ACC football matchup between the Florida State Seminoles and the North Alabama Lions drew 1.3 million Total Viewers in live same day Nielsen performance.

[11/15/23 - 03:30 PM]
No "Tricks" About It... "Live with Kelly and Mark" Halloween Week Ratings Are a Massive "Treat"
The series' Halloween Show was the most-watched telecast (2.899 million) of any daytime talk show, network or syndicated, in 19 months - since 3/28/22.