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Nielsen TV show ratings linked to Twitter buzz

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A frenzy of Twitter chatter about a broadcast program generally means more viewers are tuning in, while more popular TV shows generate more Twitter activity, a new study by Nielsen has found. The media measurement firm says that for the first time it…

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show ratings soar, Fox News slumps in May numbers

Comedy Central and “The Daily Show” both surged in the May Nielsen ratings, posting their best numbers yet. “The Daily Show” dominated its time slot across all of television, cable and broadcast, and boasted a very impressive 19 percent increase in viewership in May alone. Meanwhile, according to Mediabistro’s TV…

Super Bowl draws record 111 million US viewers

WASHINGTON — The Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers drew an average of 111 million viewers in the United States, topping last year’s record, The Nielsen Co. said Monday. Nielsen said the broadcast on FOX of Super Bowl XLV, which was won 31-25 by the Packers,…

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