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Football and "The Voice" Give NBC a Ratings Boost
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Football and "The Voice" Give NBC a Ratings Boost

Oct 2 2013, 4:36am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Mark Seliger/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Strong audience numbers for The Voice, Sunday Night Football and the new James Spader drama, The Blacklist, helped NBC finish in second place in last week’s network...

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Football and "The Voice" Give NBC a Ratings Boost

Oct 2 2013, 4:36am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Mark Seliger/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Strong audience numbers for The Voice, Sunday Night Football and the new James Spader drama, The Blacklist, helped NBC finish in second place in last week’s network ratings race.

The network averaged 9.7 million, a 19 percent increase over last year.  CBS won the ratings race, averaging 10.3 million viewers, followed by NBC,  ABC, Fox and Univision.

NBC’s broadcast of the NFL matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons attracted more than 20 million viewers and was the most-watched show in primetime last week.  The Blacklist, which features Spader as a fugitive who works for the FBI, averaged 12.5 million viewers in its debut.

The Hollywood Reporter says NBC won this past Monday’s primetime battle.  It’s lineup of The Voice and The Blacklist averaged 13.5 million viewers for the night, compared to ABC’s combination of Dancing with the Stars and Castle, which averaged 12.2 million.  CBS’ Monday night lineup of How I Met Your Mother, the new comedy We Are Men, 2 Broke Girls, Mom and Hostages, averaged 6.8 million viewers.

Here’s a rundown of the top ten primetime shows for the week of Sept. 23-29, according to The Nielsen Company:

1. NFL Football: New England at Atlanta, NBC, 20.49 million.
2. The Big Bang Theory (Thursday), CBS, 20.44 million.
3. NCIS, CBS, 20.02 million.
4. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 18.99 million.
5. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 16.35 million.
6. The Crazy Ones, CBS, 15.52 million.
7. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 15.26 million.
8. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 14.98 million.
9. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 14.35 million.
10. NFL Football: Oakland at Denver, ESPN, 13.92 million./>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

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FILE:  2013 Emmy Nominees For Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
The 2014 Emmy nominations are in, and while a lot of the nominees were total shoo-ins, there were also a handful of unexpected surprises. This year was exceptionally overcrowded in the Drama categories, especially when it comes to the leading women. There's simply not enough room for everyone. Here are the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's Emmy nominees, and all those twists that got the Interwebs all riled up. DRAMA SERIES "The Good W ...
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Jul 8 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: TV Guide

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The Blacklist Season 1: Grade It!

May 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

NBC had a ratings win with The Blacklist. It ended the 2013-14 season as NBC's top scripted show, ranked number-8 overall.  The reason The Blacklist Season 1 was so successful can be easily identified as due to James Spader's portrayal of Raymond "Red" Reddington. From the moment he walked into FBI headquarters to turn himself in, it was all about Red. He was absolutely captivating any time he was on screen. It was a thrill ride each week ...
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