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Despite a busy week with the selection of a new pope, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers than the week before _ and a glance outside the window reveals the primary reason why.
Matt Lauer told advertisers Thursday that he wants to get the "Today" show back to being the most watched and least talked about morning show on television, and that he expects to do it.
The Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars not in the latest television ratings.
Buzz-worthy reality shows are often a ticket to riches for cable networks, even when the shows seem to have little to do with the network's reason for being. So why shouldn't CNBC get in on the action?
The 40.4 million people who watched the Oscars this year boosted some other ABC shows, too.
The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show.
Every Tuesday, the Nielsen company publishes a popularity ranking of broadcast television programs that has served as the industry's report card dating back to when most people had only three networks to choose from.
Not everyone liked it, but 8.2 million people watched the finale to the third season of PBS' "Downton Abbey."
While the Grammy Awards couldn't come close to the freakishly high ratings generated in 2012 because of Whitney Houston's death and Adele's smashing success, this year's show had the second-largest audience for the program since 1993.