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‘Book of Boba Fett’ Debuts, ‘Cobra Kai’ Rises to No. 1 on Streaming Chart

The Book of Boba Fett debuted in the top 10 of Nielsen’s streaming rankings, but it came up well short of the No. 1 spot — which was claimed by Cobra Kai as the calendar switched to 2022. The…

TV Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score More Big Increases

Four games that were decided on the final possession helped the NFL deliver big ratings gains for the divisional playoff round on Saturday and Sunday. The four games — on NBC and Fox Saturday…

How ‘Lucifer’ Topped ‘Squid Game’ on Nielsen’s 2021 Streaming Chart

The most streamed series of 2021 in the United States wasn’t Squid Game or You or WandaVision — though all of them ranked among the top original titles. The overall title belongs not to…

‘Hawkeye’ Hits Series High in Streaming Rankings for Finale Week

The finale of Hawkeye on Disney+ helped drive the show’s biggest viewing tally in the week of Dec. 20-26. Netflix’s The Witcher, meanwhile, grew in the week after its second season premiered…

TV Ratings: NFL Wild Card Games, ‘Yellowjackets’ Finale Score

Not many of the games in the NFL’s wild card playoff round were competitive — but people tuned in anyway. The five games played Saturday and Sunday averaged close to 31 million viewers — a…

‘The Witcher’ Ascends in Streaming Rankings; December Platform Shares Steady

The second season premiere of The Witcher catapulted the show to the top of the streaming rankings for Dec. 13-19 — and it likely played a sizable role in helping streaming platforms set a…

TV Ratings: ‘Dexter: New Blood,’ NFL Finish Strong

The finale of Dexter: New Blood scored for Showtime on Sunday, registering the biggest viewership (across all platforms) for a season or series finale on the premium cabler in more than…

‘Lost in Space’ Stays on Top of Streaming Charts

The final season of Lost in Space drove the Netflix series to the top of the streaming rankings for the second consecutive week. The sci-fi show was the only title in Nielsen’s streaming…

TV Ratings: ‘Yellowstone’ Finale Sets Another Record

The fourth season of Yellowstone ended with another ratings record for Paramount Network. Sunday’s season finale amassed 10.3 million viewers, including a simulcast on CMT. In an all-time high…

The Biggest TV Shows of Fall 2021

Let’s stipulate right away that this list is not going to be complete. In the streaming era, where no platform willingly gives up all it knows about who’s watching its programming — and…

TV Ratings: NFL Dominates Christmas Weekend

The NFL racked up big audiences on Christmas Day, with an afternoon game on Fox and NFL Network drawing the league’s second biggest viewership of the season. A primetime contest exclusive to…

Nielsen Says It Undercounted Out of Home Viewers for More Than a Year

Nielsen began including out of home viewers in its national ratings in September 2020 — but apparently not all of them. The TV ratings provider has told clients it has undercounted some out…