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College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy

College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy


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College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy

A feast of football has led ESPN to a week of supremacy in the television ratingsBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterDecember 31, 2019, 8:00 PM3 min readNEW YORK — With a feast of football, ESPN outpaced all of the broadcasters to be the most-watched network on television during holiday week. The showcase was ESPN’s college…

College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy

A banquet of football has led ESPN to a week of supremacy in the television scores

By

DAVID BAUDER AP Media Author

December 31, 2019, 8: 00 PM

3 minutes read

BRAND-NEW YORK–
With a feast of football, ESPN outpaced all of the broadcasters to be the most-watched network on tv during vacation week.

The showcase was ESPN’s college football championship semi-finals, which together averaged 19.3 million viewers and exceeded last year’s games by 6%, the Nielsen business stated. Credit goes primarily to the Clemson-Ohio State pairing, which matched 2 unbeaten teams in a pulsating video game not chose until the final minute.

Those games, plus a Monday night NFL contest in between Minnesota and Green Bay, assisted ESPN beat NBC to be the most popular network.

After all these years, NBC’s showing of the motion picture “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve is still a draw. Nielsen said 3.6 million individuals viewed as Santa’s journey neared.

Among the broadcast networks, NBC averaged 5.6 million viewers in prime-time show. CBS had 3.8 million, ABC had 3 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.31 million, ION Television reached 1.27 million, Telemundo had 760,000 and the CW had 590,000

ESPN’s average of 6.31 million in prime-time show outpaced everybody. Fox News Channel was 2nd amongst cable networks, with an average of 1.72 million, Trademark’s slate of holiday reveals reached 1.54 million, TBS had 1.03 million and TLC had 982,000

ABC’s “World News Tonight” averaged 8.1 million to top the network night newcasts. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5 million.

For the week of Dec. 23-29, the top 20 programs, networks and viewerships were:

1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 22.85 million.

2. College Football Champion Semifinal: Clemson vs. Ohio State, ESPN, 20.39 million.

3. “College Football Studio Program,” ESPN, 17.3 million.

4. College Football Championship Semifinal: Oklahoma vs. LSU, ESPN, 16.68 million.

5. “NFL Pregame Program,” NBC, 15.84 million.

6. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, ESPN, 13.97 million.

7. “Football Night in America, Part 3,” NBC, 10.47 million.

8. “The OT,” Fox, 9.91 million.

9. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.12 million.

10 NBA Basketball: L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, ABC, 7 million.

11 “Monday Night Kickoff,” ESPN, 6.79 million.

12 “The Rate is Right,” CBS, 5.89 million.

13 “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 5.3 million.

14 “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 4.78 million.

15 “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 4.76 million.

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16 “NCIS,” CBS, 4.69 million.

17 “Magnum P.I.,” CBS, 4.47 million.

18 “Football Night in America, Part 2,” NBC, 4.06 million.

19 “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4 million.

20 “FBI,” CBS, 3.99 million.

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College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy

A feast of football has led ESPN to a week of supremacy in the television ratingsBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterDecember 31, 2019, 8:00 PM3 min readNEW YORK — With a feast of football, ESPN outpaced all of the broadcasters to be the most-watched network on television during holiday week. The showcase was ESPN’s college…

College football leads ESPN to week of tv supremacy

A banquet of football has led ESPN to a week of supremacy in the television ratings

By

DAVID BAUDER AP Media Author

December 31, 2019, 8: 00 PM

3 minutes read

New York City–
With a feast of football, ESPN outpaced all of the broadcasters to be the most-watched network on television throughout holiday week.

The display was ESPN’s college football championship semi-finals, which together averaged 19.3 million viewers and exceeded in 2015’s video games by 6%, the Nielsen company said. Credit goes mainly to the Clemson-Ohio State pairing, which matched two unbeaten teams in a pulsating video game not chose up until the last minute.

Those video games, plus a Monday night NFL contest between Minnesota and Green Bay, helped ESPN beat NBC to be the most popular network.

After all these years, NBC’s showing of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve is still a draw. Nielsen stated 3.6 million people seen as Santa’s journey neared.

Amongst the broadcast networks, NBC balanced 5.6 million audiences in prime-time television. CBS had 3.8 million, ABC had 3 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.31 million, ION Tv reached 1.27 million, Telemundo had 760,000 and the CW had 590,000

ESPN’s average of 6.31 million in prime-time show outmatched everybody. Fox News Channel was 2nd amongst cable television networks, with an average of 1.72 million, Hallmark’s slate of holiday shows reached 1.54 million, TBS had 1.03 million and TLC had 982,000

ABC’s “World News Tonight” averaged 8.1 million to top the network evening newcasts. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and the “CBS Night News” had 5 million.

For the week of Dec. 23-29, the top 20 programs, networks and viewerships were:

1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Seattle, NBC, 22.85 million.

2. College Football Champion Semifinal: Clemson vs. Ohio State, ESPN, 20.39 million.

3. “College Football Studio Show,” ESPN, 17.3 million.

4. College Football Championship Semifinal: Oklahoma vs. LSU, ESPN, 16.68 million.

5. “NFL Pregame Show,” NBC, 15.84 million.

6. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, ESPN, 13.97 million.

7. “Football Night in America, Part 3,” NBC, 10.47 million.

8. “The OT,” Fox, 9.91 million.

9. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.12 million.

10 NBA Basketball: L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, ABC, 7 million.

11 “Monday Night Kickoff,” ESPN, 6.79 million.

12 “The Cost is Right,” CBS, 5.89 million.

13 “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 5.3 million.

14 “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS, 4.78 million.

15 “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 4.76 million.

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16 “NCIS,” CBS, 4.69 million.

17 “Magnum P.I.,” CBS, 4.47 million.

18 “Football Night in America, Part 2,” NBC, 4.06 million.

19 “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4 million.

20 “FBI,” CBS, 3.99 million.

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