or


[01/31/08 - 03:43 PM]
U.S. Figure Skating Championships on NBC Most Watched in Five Years, Attracting 12.5 Million Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for January 26-27.

[via press release from NBC]

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NBC MOST WATCHED IN FIVE YEARS, ATTRACTING 12.5 MILLION VIEWERS

Gaines 166% More Viewers From Last Year

U.S. Figure Skating Championships � Skating Spectacular on NBC, Saturday 4-6 p.m.

NEW YORK � January 31, 2008 � Last weekend's coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on NBC was the most watched in five years, attracting almost 12.5 million viewers, up 166 percent over last year's event on ABC and ESPN2 (4.7 million).

The 12,490,000 viewers is the most to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships since 2003 when the event benefited from the lift that figure skating received from the 2002 Salt Lake Games.

The event aired on NBC in HD from St. Paul, Minn. Saturday, Jan. 26 (4-6 p.m., ET & 8-11 p.m., ET) and Sunday, Jan. 27 (7-9 p.m., ET).

This is the first year of a multi-year agreement between NBC Sports and U.S. Figure Skating, after the latter's 43�year relationship with ABC/ESPN ended last year. The seven hours on NBC were the most network coverage of this event since 1998, and the five hours of network primetime coverage were the most in a decade.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS � SKATING SPECTACULAR

All the medalists from last weekend's U.S. Figure Skating Championships take to the ice in the Skating Spectacular exhibition from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. (Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m. ET). Among the skaters featured in the broadcast are ladies champion Mirai Nagasu, men's champion Evan Lysacek, pairs champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker and ice dancing champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto. Additionally, NBC will show Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir's free skate programs from Sunday afternoon. Lysacek and Weir finished in a tie, but Lysacek took the gold medal by defeating Weir in the free skate.

THE CRITICS SPEAK:

"NBC brought out its a-team for its live coverage of the free dance final and the ladies' free skate." � Detroit Free Press

"Dick Button was on his game and Bob Costas knew how to tweak Button for more information." � Chicago Tribune

"This was an encouraging week for American skating. After being consigned to cable oblivion, the big events were back in primetime on NBC." � Boston Globe

"After being buried in the wee hours on cable TV or shown on tape in recent years, the final sessions were shown on NBC in primetime, with the woman's free skate televised live." � Minneapolis Star Tribune





  [january 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[02/27/17 - 11:45 AM]
2017 Oscars Average 32.9 Million Viewers with 96% Retention Year to Year - TV's Top Entertainment Telecast in 1 Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 26.

[02/27/17 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Big with Oscars
Last night's ceremony is on par with a year ago among total viewers but down more than 10% among adults 18-49.

[02/26/17 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's NBA coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[02/26/17 - 08:34 AM]
"SNL" Encore Is #1 for the Night in 18-49 Metered Market Results
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 25.

[02/25/17 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Show for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/25/17 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Out Competition in Adults 18-49
"Shark Tank" sparks another demo victory for the Alphabet.

[02/25/17 - 08:26 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since the Show's Season Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/24/17 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Hangs Onto Demo Crown
A new "Grey's Anatomy" sparks another victory for the Alphabet among adults 18-49.

[02/23/17 - 02:15 PM]
History's "The Curse of Oak Island" Delivers Series High 3.8 Million Viewers in Season Four Finale
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 21.

[02/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
BBC America's "Planet Earth II" Becomes Highest Rated U.S. Nature Show
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 18.

[02/23/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" remains the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[02/22/17 - 08:39 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top Demo Charts
The Peacock once again wins the night among adults 18-49.

[02/21/17 - 08:25 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Continues Its Demo Reign
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49 with a modest 0.9 average rating.

[02/19/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Race in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49
The Peacock's "SNL Vintage" tops the night in the key demographic.