• Ratings: With No Midterm Election Coverage, Fox Finishes Last Among Big 4 Broadcast Nets

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    As the only “Big 4” broadcast network not to air midterm election coverage last night, Fox finished last among its key competition. Fox News Channel took care of all that politics stuff.
    CBS, NBC, and ABC's current overnight averages are all subject to significant adjustment due to the nature of live coverage, though NBC did win primetime. You can get more details on midterm election night's broadcast ratings here .
    Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 2.7 million, according to preliminary...
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  • NBC Wins Midterm Election Night's Broadcast Ratings Race

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Tuesday's early returns are in - oh yeah, and the Nielsen ones too. NBC beat ABC and CBS on midterm elections night, when Fox broadcast channel aired a pair of scripted dramas.
    Here are the metered market averages for NBC, ABC and CBS from 8-11 p.m.:
    NBC 2018 Midterm Election Coverage, 8-11pm Live Across HH avg: 4.2/7
    ABC 2018 Midterm Election Coverage, 8-11pm Live Across HH avg: 4.0/6
    CBS 2018 Midterm Election Coverage, 8-11pm Live Across HH avg: 3.0/5
    Those are Nielsen's overnight ratings, which come out earlier than but are more accurate in terms of time zone adjustments than the fast...
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  • Stephen Colbert Reminds America Through Song That ‘We're Stuck in This Together'

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    Before Stephen Colbert learned the results of the midterm elections live on CBS, the “Late Show” host recorded a song and music video for Tuesday's cold open.
    “We're Stuck in This Together” was a lovely reminder to Americans on both sides of the proverbial aisle that we're all still one country with one government - so if this ship goes down, we're all drowning together.
    OK, so maybe it wasn't that lovely.
    Also Read: Jake Gyllenhaal, Stephen Colbert Scare Up Voters With 'Night Before Election Day' Skit
    “Whichever side won today, the good news is Americans are all in this together,”...
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  • Political Ad Windfall In Q3 Helps Ease Sinclair's Merger-Fail Hangover

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    Sinclair Broadcast Group , the top owner of local TV stations in the U.S., said it raked in so much ad revenue from the midterm elections that 2018 is now the biggest political ad year of any on record aside from 2012, a presidential year.
    In reporting third-quarter financial results, Sinclair said political ad revenue for the full year is 60% ahead of 2014 levels and 20% above the presidential year of 2016. Total revenue for the quarter increased 19% from the same quarter...
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  • NBC Leads Broadcast Networks' Midterm Election Coverage In Early Ratings Results

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    It was a night of high drama with a number of twists in the results from the historic Midterm Elections and a major cliffhanger when Stacey Abrams refused to concede the Georgia Governor race.
    In primetime, NBC topped the coverage in metered market household ratings with a 4.2 rating/7 share, followed by ABC and CBS .
    It is worth noting that NBC and CBS were both way below their household deliveries with regular programming the previous week while ABC...
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