Big week for cable TV in Nielsen ratings behind Duck Dynasty on

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 5:15 pm MDT Big week for cable TV in Nielsen ratings behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ on A&E, Miley Cyrus on MTV NEW YORK, N.Y. – With a new season of “Duck Dynasty” and the annual MTV Video Music Awards, two of the three most popular programs on television last week were on cable networks instead of broadcast.The exception was the CBS miniseries “Under the Dome,” which has led in the ratings for much of the summer.The MTV awards show was clearly the most talked about program, with Miley Cyrus’ risque dance routine setting social media records. The show was seen live on television Sunday by nearly 10.1 million people, sharply up from the 6.1 million viewers for last year’s program.The audience was bigger in 2010 and 2011 but slumped in the previous years, according to the Nielsen ratings company. For six years starting in 1999, the audience ranged from 9.8 million to just under 12 million.In another sign of how the television business has changed, only eight of the 25 most popular shows last week were reruns, including NBC’s weekly recap of the previous week’s “America’s Got Talent.” In years past, there were fewer first-run shows during the dog days of summer.CBS easily won the week in prime time, averaging 6.1 million viewers. NBC had 4.7 million viewers, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 3.2 million, Fox had 2.6 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 890,000.USA was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.7 million viewers in prime time. The Disney Channel had 2.4 million, TNT had 2.24 million, ESPN had 2.16 million and History had 2.1 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.2 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was a close second with 7 million, and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million viewers.For the week of Aug. 19-25, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.64 million; “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 10.07 million; “Video Music Awards,” MTV, 10.066 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.35 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.67 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.52 million; NFL Exhibition: Minnesota vs. San Francisco, NBC, 8.18 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 7.95 million; NFL Exhibition: Seattle vs. Green Bay, CBS, 7.68 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.38 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is a unit of News Corp. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. MTV is owned by Viacom Inc. A&E is owned by the A&E Television Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

Signage volunteers to aid with campus construction detours

Dozens of new signs placed around the University, as well as volunteers directing those new to Brock, are expected to help students navigate the major construction underway on campus.A number of measures have been put in place to assist with the influx of foot traffic set to return to Brock beginning with Sunday’s Move-In Day event.Large maps indicating detours around the Brock LINC construction project in front of Schmon Tower and the Goodman School of Business expansion project will be on display in front of Welch Hall, near the bus drop-off area, Student-Alumni Centre and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Additional signage will be found throughout campus, including floor stickers with arrows to direct foot traffic along the recommended detour routes.For anyone who needs additional assistance, trained student ambassadors wearing ‘Ask Me’ buttons — part of the BrockU4U campaign — will be stationed in various areas and on the lookout for people to help.A portion of the Schmon Tower lobby, available through the Learning Commons, will be made accessible on Tuesday to permit access to the Tower elevators. An additional route to the elevators from the Thistle Complex will open in the near future.  The detours are intended to “make circulation and access to Brock facilities as simple and clear as possible while maintaining safety for everyone around the construction sites,” said Project Manager Scott Roper. “Detours will continue for the entire project due to limitations of the site.”To stay up to date with future closures that may limit routes around campus, visit brocku.ca/detours.The next phase of the LINC construction will see structural steel installed.“Once the steel arrives, people will be able to get a better idea of how much this is going to change the face of the campus,” Roper said. “Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding while we make such grand improvements to the University.”For assistance with detour routes, contact the Welcome Desk at the Brock Card Office at 905-688-5550 x4636 or refer to the Facilities Management website. If you have accessibility concerns related to the construction work, contact Christopher Lytle at [email protected] or 905-688-5550 x5454. read more