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Season To Season TV Ratings Through February 11-17

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February 24th, 2008

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The writers strike is over, and so our running chart will now be simply the "Season to Season" TV Ratings comparison on a network by network basis.

While the strike is over, its effects continue to be felt. Except for NBC, all the other major English broadcast networks saw their season to season comparisons worsen last week. But the real story is that NBC has continued to improved its season to season comparisons with its strike scheduled reality programming. No wonder Jeff Zucker keeps saying he's going to change the way NBC does business, the strike was an improvement!

Our chart shows broadcast network primetime season to date average primetime viewership for the 2007-8 season compared to the 2006-7 season.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Marie

    Hmm…Let's see. Due to the writer's strike, nothing was on except repeats. NBC showed first-run shows, even if they WERE 'reality' TV.

    People watched something they hadn't seen & NBC's ratings went up. Understandable.

    But will it continue once first-run episodes of regular scripted shows return, THAT's the question.

  • Marie

    Hmm…Let’s see. Due to the writer’s strike, nothing was on except repeats. NBC showed first-run shows, even if they WERE ‘reality’ TV.

    People watched something they hadn’t seen & NBC’s ratings went up. Understandable.

    But will it continue once first-run episodes of regular scripted shows return, THAT’s the question.

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