or


[03/28/08 - 11:13 AM]
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale Is Thursday's #1 Show in 18-49 and Total Viewers, Currently Pacing NBC to a Thursday Win in Both Categories
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 27.

[via press release from NBC]

'THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' FINALE IS THURSDAY'S #1 SHOW IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS, CURRENTLY PACING NBC TO A THURSDAY WIN IN BOTH CATEGORIES

'THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' FINALE IS THURSDAY'S #1 SHOW IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS, CURRENTLY PACING NBC TO A THURSDAY WIN IN BOTH CATEGORIES

LAST NIGHT'S 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' IS THE TOP-SCORING FINALE IN THE 'APPRENTICE' FRANCHISE SINCE THE FINAL EPISODE OF 'APPRENTICE 4' IN DECEMBER 2005

'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' SURGES 41 PERCENT IN ADULTS 18-49 AND 51 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VERSUS THE MOST RECENT 'APPRENTICE' FINALE IN APRIL 2007

BURBANK, Calif. � March 28, 2008 � Paced by the finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice," which was the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers, NBC is currently #1 for Thursday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures, according to "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research (pending updates).

Last night from 9-11 p.m. ET, the live finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.5 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, 12.1 million viewers overall) scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this slot in six months (since September 27, 2007, during premiere week) and delivered NBC's biggest overall viewership in the time period for a non-sports telecast in 16 months (since November 23, 2006).

This was the top-scoring finale in "The Apprentice" franchise in both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the conclusion of "The Apprentice 4" on December 15, 2005. Last night's "Celebrity Apprentice" finale was up 41 percent in 18-49 rating and 51 percent in total viewers versus the most recent finale in "The Apprentice" franchise (a 3.2/8 in 18-49 and 8.0 million viewers overall for the finale of "The Apprentice 6" on Sunday, April 22, 2007).

Throughout its current run "The Celebrity Apprentice" has consistently outpaced the prior cycle in "The Apprentice" franchise and it has concluded its run with overall gains of 24 percent in 18-49 rating (3.6 vs. 2.9) and 27 percent in total viewers (9.1 million vs. 7.2 million) versus the prior cycle (based on "live plus same day" averages).

"The Celebrity Apprentice" built steadily from half-hour to half-hour, increasing by 28 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 5.0/14 from a 3.9/10) and by 20 percent, or 2.2 million persons in total viewers (to 13.2 million from 11.0 million) from its first to its final half-hour.

From 8-9 p.m. ET, "Deal or No Deal" (3.0/9 in 18-49, 11.2 million viewers overall) was the hour's #1 non-sports choice in adults 18-49 and the #1 program in the hour outright in total viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, "Deal" increased by 36 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.4/9 from a 2.5/6) and by 27 percent of 2.6 million persons in total viewers (to 12.5 million from 9.9 million). "Deal" delivered NBC's highest 18-49 and total viewer results in this time period in six weeks (since February 14).

Pending updates, NBC ranked #1 on Thursday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures. Preliminary 18-49 averages for Thursday night are: NBC, 4.0/11; CBS, 3.8/10; Fox, 2.8/8; ABC, 1.9/5; CW, 1.4/4. In overall total viewers, March 27 preliminary results are: NBC, 11.8 million; CBS, 9.7 million; Fox, 8.7 million; ABC, 6.0 million; CW, 3.3 million. Fast affiliate-based results are subject to revision, especially in the case of live events, such as CBS's coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

UPDATE: 'THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' FINALE IS THURSDAY'S #1 SHOW IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS, PACING NBC TO A THURSDAY WIN IN BOTH CATEGORIES

LAST NIGHT'S 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' IS THE TOP-SCORING FINALE IN THE 'APPRENTICE' FRANCHISE SINCE THE FINAL EPISODE OF 'APPRENTICE 4' IN DECEMBER 2005

'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE' SURGES 41 PERCENT IN ADULTS 18-49 AND 51 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VERSUS THE MOST RECENT 'APPRENTICE' FINALE IN APRIL 2007

BURBANK, Calif. � March 28, 2008 � Paced by the finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice," which was the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers, NBC won Thursday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures, according to updated "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night from 9-11 p.m. ET, the live finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.5 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, 12.1 million viewers overall) scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this slot in six months (since September 27, 2007, during premiere week) and delivered NBC's biggest overall viewership in the time period for a non-sports telecast in 16 months (since November 23, 2006).

This was the top-scoring finale in "The Apprentice" franchise in both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the conclusion of "The Apprentice 4" on December 15, 2005. Last night's "Celebrity Apprentice" finale was up 41 percent in 18-49 rating and 51 percent in total viewers versus the most recent finale in "The Apprentice" franchise (a 3.2/8 in 18-49 and 8.0 million viewers overall for the finale of "The Apprentice 6" on Sunday, April 22, 2007).

Throughout its current run "The Celebrity Apprentice" has consistently outpaced the prior cycle in "The Apprentice" franchise and it has concluded its run with overall gains of 24 percent in 18-49 rating (3.6 vs. 2.9) and 27 percent in total viewers (9.1 million vs. 7.2 million) versus the prior cycle (based on "live plus same day" averages).

"The Celebrity Apprentice" built steadily from half-hour to half-hour, increasing by 31 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 5.1/14 from a 3.9/10) and by 20 percent, or nearly 2.2 million persons in total viewers (to 13.2 million from 11.0 million) from its first to its final half-hour.

From 8-9 p.m. ET, "Deal or No Deal" (3.0/9 in 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall) was the hour's #1 non-sports choice in adults 18-49, and the #1 program in the hour outright in adults 25-54 and total viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, "Deal" increased by 35 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.5/10 from a 2.6/8) and by 28 percent or 2.8 million persons in total viewers (to 12.8 million from 10.0 million). "Deal" delivered NBC's highest 18-49 and total viewer results in this time period in six weeks (since February 14).

NBC ranked #1 on Thursday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures. Updated 18-49 averages for Thursday night are: NBC, 4.0/11; CBS, 3.9/11; Fox, 2.8/8; ABC, 1.9/5; CW, 1.4/4. In overall total viewers, March 27 updated results are: NBC, 11.9 million; CBS, 10.0 million; Fox, 8.7 million; ABC, 5.9 million; CW, 3.3 million.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.





  [may 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.