Sunday, January 5, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending November 1, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the seventh week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 25, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the sixth week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 18, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fifth week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 11, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the fourth week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom chart has the viewership figures for the 15 most-watched programs on cable during the week. Please note that viewership in the broadcast table is measured on Persons 2+, while viewership in this cable chart is measured on total households. Persons 2+ measurement was not made available for cable this week. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending October 4, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the third week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 16, 2001

Prior to 1974, there would be random weeks in the year in which Nielsen would not measure the TV ratings, these were called "black weeks" (read more here). The very last of these "black weeks" was the week of April 23, 1973 - April 29, 1973. Every week since April 30, 1973, except for one, Nielsen has released a weekly ratings report. That one week was the week of September 10, 2001 - September 16, 2001. Due to the events of Tuesday September 11, 2001, news coverage dominated the television sphere and pre-empted almost everything on air. Out of respect, Nielsen did not release the weekly broadcast ratings for this week. They did; however, release the top 15 cable ratings and the daily overnight ratings. Both have been posted below.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 27, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the second week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom chart has the viewership figures for the 15 most-watched programs on cable during the week. Please note that viewership in the broadcast table is measured on Persons 2+, while viewership in this cable chart is measured on total households. The cable viewership figures posted in the LA Times are incorrect. 

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending September 20, 1998

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the first official week of the 1998-99 television broadcast season; reruns are excluded from the list. The bottom charts have ratings for programs that aired on cable during the week.