or


[09/08/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Scores Best NFL Kickoff Ever

[via press release from NBC]

NBC SCORES BEST NFL KICKOFF EVER

NBC SCORES BEST NFL KICKOFF EVER

Record 19.3 Million Viewers Watch Defending Super Bowl Champion Steelers Defeat Dolphins on NBC

NBC's First-Ever Thursday Night NFL Broadcast Scores 12.6 Rating, Up 8% from 2005, Second-Highest Thursday NFL Kickoff Rating Ever

NEW YORK � Sept. 8, 2006 � Last night's NFL Kickoff 2006 on NBC averaged 19.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched Thursday night season opener ever, according to fast national ratings released today by Nielsen Media Research. NBC's first regular-season broadcast in eight years scored a 12.6 household rating/21 share, the highest rating in three years, since the inaugural NFL Kickoff on network television (12.9 on ABC in 2003).

NBC's first regular season NFL broadcast, featuring the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Miami Dolphins 28-17, also drew a record 45 million total, unduplicated viewers to the set. The NFL special, kicked off by a rousing welcome home to former Steeler and new NBC "Football Night in America" analyst Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, attracted seven percent more average viewers than last year's broadcast (19.3 million vs. 18 million on ABC), and the household rating rose by eight percent (12.6 vs. 11.7).

NFL Kickoff � Thursday Night season openers:

2006: NBC 19.3 million viewers; 12.6/21 (Miami 17 � Pittsburgh 28)

2005: ABC 18 million; 11.7/21 (Indianapolis 24 � New England 27)

2004: ABC 16.8 million; 11.4/20 (Oakland Raiders 20 � New England Patriots 30)

2003: ABC 19.1 million; 12.9/22 (New York Jets 13 � Washington Redskins 16)

*2002 ESPN 7.8/14 (Dallas Cowboys 10 � Houston Texans 19)

*U.S. HH Rating; total viewers not available

Top Ten Metered Markets

1. Pittsburgh 50.6/67

2. Miami 22.7/32

3. West Palm Beach 21.8/33

4. Jacksonville 20.1/30

5. Orlando 20.0/30

6. Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg 18.5/29

7. Buffalo 18.4/28

8. Cincinnati 18.0/28

9. Nashville 17.9/26

10. Denver 17.8/28





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC)
· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)





[06/24/16 - 11:08 AM]
James Earl Joins "Scream Queens" in the Series Regular Role of "Candy Striper"
Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Earl is one of the new male leads opposite recently announced Emmy Award nominee John Stamos and Taylor Lautner.

[06/24/16 - 10:51 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2016 Slate
The streaming service confirms dates for "The Mindy Project" (October 4), "Chance" (October 19), "Shut Eye" (December 7) and more!

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/24/16 - 08:32 AM]
Third Season of Emmy-Nominated Amazon Original Series "Annedroids" is Now Available on Prime Video
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.

[06/24/16 - 08:23 AM]
Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit Tap Actor Anthony Anderson to Reveal "The Best Place To Be" in New Travel Channel Series
The series follows Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their most favorite international destinations.

[06/24/16 - 07:30 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Basketball Wives LA" Returns Sunday July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Returning cast members include Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks.

[06/24/16 - 07:19 AM]
NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series "Cleveland Hustles"
The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores.

[06/23/16 - 05:44 PM]
CBS to Encore "American Gothic" Series Premiere This Sunday
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Elementary" at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/23/16 - 05:31 PM]
YouTube Orders Lionsgate Television's Dance Drama Series "Step Up," Inspired by Global Movie Phenomenon
Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original films, will executive produce the series, along with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum.

[06/23/16 - 04:50 PM]
Video: Watch Now - The Full Series Premiere of "Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons"
The pay channel has released the entire debut episode online.

[06/23/16 - 02:11 PM]
Aimee Garcia Joins "Lucifer" in Series Regular Role of "Ella"
She's set as the department's new forensic scientist... and she sure does love her job.

[06/23/16 - 02:01 PM]
Hulu's "Casual" Renewed for Third Season
In addition, Jason Reitman has signed a first look deal with Hulu for all television related projects.

[06/23/16 - 01:24 PM]
IFC's "Documentary Now!" Makes Sense with Maya Rudolph
In "Test Pattern," Rudolph joins series' regulars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on the stage as they perform one of the greatest concerts that never really happened.

[06/23/16 - 01:17 PM]
Bravo Media Announces Inaugural Awards Special "The Bravos" Premiering on Wednesday, July 20 at 10PM ET/PT
The inaugural celebration will feature a show-stopping performance of "Pretty Mess" by Erika Jayne and appearances from both celebrity and Bravolebrity guests.