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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Most-watched NFL Conference Championship Sunday in 30 years; 53.7M viewer average

Football fans across America continue to tune in to NFL games, resulting in the most-watched conference championship Sunday in 30 years. An average of 53.7 million viewers watched NFL games last weekend, the most for an NFL conference championship Sunday since January 1982 (game-by-game comparison below).

The New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game on FOX drew 57.6 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched conference championship game ever (chart below).

The Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS drew 48.7 million viewers. The conference championship games are television’s two most-watched shows since Super Bowl XLV.

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2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs most-watched ever; Averaging 36.6M viewers

Fans continued to make the NFL appointment viewing, resulting in record TV numbers for the Divisional Playoffs. An average of 36.6 million viewers watched the four playoff games last weekend, the most ever for an NFL Divisional Weekend and a fourpercent increase from last season’s previous record (35.1 million).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Giants/Packers NFL on Fox scores most-watched divisional game ever; 45.1M viewers

Sunday’s highly-anticipated New York Giants and Green Bay Packers battle for a spot in the NFC Championship Game was one for the record-books, scoring FOX the most-watched Divisional Playoff Game ever on any network, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Over 45.1 million fans tuned in as Eli Manning led the Giants past the defending Super Bowl champion Packers, securing them a trip to San Francisco to face the 49ers for the NFC crown. In addition to being the most-watched Divisional Playoff Game ever, the 25.3/42 fast-national household rating/share makes it the highest-rated Divisional Playoff Game on any network since 1997’s Cowboys/Panthers game on FOX (27.6/49).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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35.6M viewers tune in to 49ers/Saints duel; Most-watched Saturday NFL Divisional Playoff game since 1988

As Alex Smith hit Vernon Davis on a game-winning, 14-yard TD pass just moments after Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints took the lead, 35.6 million viewers witnessed one of the NFL’s proudest franchise’s secure its first playoff victory in nine years. In addition to being the most-watched Saturday Divisional Playoff since 1988, the game’s 20.5/38 fast-national household rating/share makes it the highest-rated Saturday Divisional Game on any network since 1996 (Packers at 49ers 22.2/42/32.0 million viewers) and is an impressive +21% increase over last year’s Packers at Falcons Saturday night match-up on FOX which earned a 17.0/29 and 30.8 million viewers.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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UFC on Fox debut scores big; Most-watched UFC Event ever with 5.7M viewers

The hour-long UFC on FOX premiere scored a 3.1/5 household rating/share, with 5.7 million viewers making it the most-watched UFC event ever and the most-watched professional fight of any kind on any network since 2003 when 7.0 million tuned in to watch Lewis-Klitschko on HBO. Velasquez-dos Santo is also the highest-rated and most-watched professional fight of any kind on a broadcast network for OSCAR DE LA HOYA’S FIGHT NIGHT on FOX. (4.3/6, 5.9 million viewers) in 1998.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno gets big boost from President Barack Obama guest appearance

President Barack Obama’s guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night gave the show a big boost. The show drew a 4.1 meter-market household rating, which was the show’s largest audience since March 2, 2010. It was also up by more than 50% over the current season average.

ABC’s Once Upon a Time debuts as the season’s number one new drama

ABC says the series premiere of Sunday night’s Once Upon a Time opened as the season’s No. 1 new drama in Adults 18-49, with a 3.9 rating and 12.8M total viewers.

The complete press statement is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.1/11 11.334M 3.2/8
5.9/9 9.440M 3.0/8
5.7/9 9.079M 3.4/9

4.3/7 6.481M 1.6/4
1.8/3 3.458M 1.5/4
1.1/2 1.517M 0.6/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns follows after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.8/15 15.277M 3.2/8
8.6/13 12.979M 2.9/7
5.2/8 7.980M 2.4/6

3.6/5 5.393M 2.0/5
1.8/3 3.740M 1.9/5
1.1/2 1.627M 0.7/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns follow after the jump.

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FOX scores highest-rated Tuesday night in 12 weeks

Game 3 of the American League Championship Series attracted the largest audience of any LCS game played to date during MLB’s 2011 postseason tournament, and delivered FOX its best Tuesday night audience in 12 weeks, according to fast-national figures released by Nielsen Media research.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, October 10, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
10.2/15 15.056M 2.9/7
7.1/10 11.110M 3.9/9

4.7/7 7.689M 2.7/7
2.5/4 3.842M 1.2/3
1.8/3 3.328M 1.4/3
1.0/1 1.428M 0.6/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns follow after the jump.
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