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‘SNL’ ratings big with Fallon, Timberlake

NBC got an early Christmas present: Saturday Night Live posted its biggest overnight numbers in nearly two years with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake.

Last night’s holiday show delivered its strongest next-day number January, 2012 (Charles Barkley and Kelly Clarkson) and — if you exclude weeks where the ratings were boosted by NFL overrun — it’s the highest SNL since May, 2011 (Timberlake and Lady Gaga). SNL

‘Bones’ sees Friday ratings rise

Bones fans continue to migrate to Friday nights. After a weak debut in its new time slot a few weeks ago, Fox’s long-running procedural drama rose in the ratings for the second time last night. On Nov. 15, Bones premiered to a mere 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, then perked up to a 1.5 the following week. Now, after taking the holiday week off, Bones has edged higher to a… Continue reading ‘Bones’ sees Friday ratings rise

How many U.S. viewers tuned in for “Day of the Doctor”?

Enough to break BBC America’s all-time ratings record. A total of 2.4 million viewers watched the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special’s first telecast at 2:50 p.m. ET on Saturday. That total rose to 3.6 million once including the show’s encore. Plus BBC America hosted simulcast screenings in 11 cities. On Twitter, Doctor Who overall generated a total of 1.8 million… Continue reading ‘Doctor Who’ ratings break BBC America record

box%20office%20ratings%20system Box Office: Is the Ratings System Helping or Hurting Movie Ticket Sales?Sundance Selects

Three of the films that opened this weekend provide interesting case studies for whether the ratings system is actually doing its job — that is, protecting kids from seeing content that’s too mature for them while freeing filmmakers to make whatever movies they like without fear of censorship.

There was this weekend’s box office winner, “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” whose R-rating was… Continue reading Box Office: Is the Ratings System Helping or Hurting Movie Ticket Sales?

‘Sleepy Hollow’ ratings see crazy DVR lift

We keep seeing bigger and biggest numbers for how much DVR is boosting TV ratings these days.

But this is the biggest we’ve seen yet this fall: The Sept. 26 second episode of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow grew 71 percent in the ratings. When the next-day ratings were reported after its telecast, Hollow had a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 — a firmly good number. But now that the seven-day numbers… Continue reading ‘Sleepy Hollow’ ratings see crazy DVR lift