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2010 82nd Academy Award Memphis Ties and Ratings

On March 7, 2010, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards aired on ABC and locally in Memphis on WPTY (ABC).   The Memphis DMA average household rating was 21.5 with a 29 share.  Last year in 2009, WPTY averaged a 14.9 household rating with a 20.5 … Continue Reading

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Big News Day 6.25.09–Herenton, Fawcett & Jackson…TV Ratings

Yesterday, June 25, 2009, was a big news day in Memphis, and the world.  At 11:30am cdt, Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced that he was resigning from mayor to run for the 9th Congressional Seat.  About that same time, news … Continue Reading

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Household Ratings for GLEE & Finales on Tuesday 5/19

Did GLEE live up to the hype?  According to the GP post on 4/28 about GLEE’s unique marketing strategy, last night was the world’s largest grassroots screening.  For weeks now, FOX has been advertising GLEE in American Idol.  Here are last night’s numbers: National Household Ratings … Continue Reading

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2009 81st Academy Awards Ratings

The 81st Academy Awards telecast is now over, the Oscars have been awarded and the ratings have been tabulated.  The preliminary national numbers show an increase in the 2009 Academy Award telecast over 2008.  According to Nielsen Media overnights, ABC scored a … Continue Reading

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2009 Oscar Nominations with Memphis Ties

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis reports that three of the Academy Awards Oscar nominations have ties to Memphis.  The Witness:  From the Balcony of Room 306 was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject.  Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles … Continue Reading

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Barack Obama Inauguration TV Ratings, Viewers & Word Cloud

The image above is the President Barack Obama Inauguration Speech Word Cloud.  It is a weighted list of words in a visual design.  The word sizes are based on the number of times a word is used.  This particular cloud was created by … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Lists for 2008: TV, Music, Movies, Advertisers & More

Nielsen has just released the Top Ten lists for 2008.  According to Nielsen, “these are a year end look at the most popular trends among Americans during 2008.”  The categories are: television, internet, movies, DVDs, music, mobile, books, consumer purchasing … Continue Reading

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The Memphis & National Election Night Nielsen Ratings Results

Election night ratings in Memphis were much closer than the 2008 Presidential race results.  WMC & WREG were neck and neck until 10:30pm when WMC pulled away to win the Nielsen household overnight ratings race. Election Night Coverage – Tuesday, … Continue Reading

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