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TV Ratings: ‘Quantum Leap’ Opens Modestly, ‘NCIS’ Hits Low

NBC’s Quantum Leap didn’t jump out in the ratings Monday, instead pulling in so-so numbers for its debut. CBS’ NCIS, meanwhile, opened its 19th season with its smallest same-day audience ever. Returning series on the broadcast networks Monday — the first night of the 2022-23 season — were uniformly down from their year-ago premieres. A […]

TV Ratings: ‘911,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Edge ‘The Voice’ in Demo

After leading the first four Mondays of the season among adults 18-49, The Voice slipped to third place in the key ad demographic on the broadcast networks. Fox’s 911 and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars both edged the NBC mainstay. NCIS was once again the most watched show on the broadcast nets, matching last week’s […]

TV Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Dips for Mark Harmon’s Farewell

The final episode of NCIS for longtime star Mark Harmon pulled in a slightly smaller audience Monday than it did a week ago — though it still led Monday’s broadcast offerings in total viewers. The Voice remained No. 1 among adults 18-49, and Fox’s 911 continued a steady opening to its season. On cable, ESPN’s […]

TV Ratings: ‘Monday Night Football’ Continues Strong Early Season Run

Monday Night Football aired its first installment of the season without the “Manning-cast” on ESPN2, and as such the ESPN2 simulcast of the game was significantly smaller than the previous three weeks. It still, however, dominated Monday’s ratings and posted year-to-year gains for the third time in four weeks. CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s The Voice, […]

TV Ratings: ‘911,’ CBS Comedies Grow in Week 2

Three veteran series — 911, The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola — improved their ratings on the second Monday of the season, while of three first-year shows, NCIS: Hawai’i held up the best. ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast was also up over last week and the comparable week a year ago, leading all of TV in primetime. […]

TV Ratings: NFL Gets Week 1 Boost With ‘Monday Night Football,’ Kickoff Game

The NFL assumed its customary place head, shoulders and other body parts above everything else on TV with its opening weekend. The seven broadcast windows from Thursday to Monday averaged 17.4 million viewers across linear and digital platforms, a 7 percent increase over last year. The season-opening game on NBC Thursday night and a Monday […]

Trump’s Campaign Demands ESPN Air National Anthem During ‘Monday Night Football’

President Donald Trump is demanding that ESPN show the national anthem during 'Monday Night Football' games.

Cowboys’ Star Jason Witten Mulls ESPN Gig (Report)

If the tight end leaves Dallas, it will be the second straight year that a Cowboys star retires to go into broadcasting, as former quarterback Tony Romo became the lead analyst for CBS last season.

Monday Night Football to Air National Anthem, NFL Unity Ad Amid Protests

Numerous players protested during Sunday's games, with three teams skipping the anthem portion of the pre-game altogether, staying in the locker room until it concluded.

Frank Gifford, Gridiron Star Turned ‘Monday Night Football’ Sportscaster, Dies at 84

The former New York Giants standout, the husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, did play-by-play on the ABC games from 1971 until 1998. He teamed most famously with Howard Cosell and 'Dandy' Don Meredith.

Peter Berg Talks ‘Monday Night Football’ and His NFL ‘Man Crushes’ (Video)

The filmmaker, who created a new intro for the ESPN staple, says the show has major "cultural significance," and the opening will reflect that.

Peter Berg Unveils ESPN’s New ‘Monday Night Football’ Intro (Exclusive)

The opening segment from the filmmaker and football fanatic behind "Friday Night Lights" stars Big Bird, Richard Nixon -- and a heavy dose of Disney properties.