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THREE NETWORKS TIE IN RATINGS RACE

May 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As the broadcast TV networks transitioned to summer schedules, ABC, NBC and Fox ended up in a dead heat for first place, while CBS came in close behind among the key 18-49 age group. Among total adults, ABC led, followed closely by CBS. NBC placed third, while Fox trailed. The most-watched program of the week […]

TOP TEN SHOWS WEEK OF 5/20-5/26

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 9.8/15; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 9.7/15; 3. Criminal Minds, CBS, 7.0/11; 4. The Voice, NBC, 6.6/10; 5. The Voice, (Tuesday), NBC, 6.3/10; 6. Modern Family, ABC, 6.2/10; 7. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 5.8/10; […]

PERRY BRINGS BIGGEST AUDIENCE EVER TO OPRAH’S NET

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Leave it to Tyler Perry to pull in an impressive number of viewers even in the face of caustic criticism by reviewers. Tuesday night’s premiere of The Haves and the Have Nots drew 1.7 million viewers — not exactly Madea-sized numbers, but they were enough to make it the highest-rated series debut in history for […]

SHORTENING THE LONG, LONG TRAILER?

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The nation’s theater owners have proposed to the seven major studios that they squeeze their trailers down to two minutes from the current two and a half, arguing that doing so would enhance the moviegoer’s experience. They also want to limit to four months the window for showing trailers before a movie is released. Published […]

ARE LESBIANS THE NEW VAMPIRES?

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Australian film critic Simon Weaving has predicted that lesbians will soon become the new vampires at the box office. As reported by today’s (Thursday) Sydney Morning Herald, Weaving, the brother of actor Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), commented following the announcement that Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska will play lovers […]

FCC TO LAUNCH SWEEPING STUDY OF NEWS CONSUMPTION

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The FCC is about to launch a study to determine whether all Americans have access to news and information, regardless of their location, ethnicity, financial resources or any other relevant factor. In doing so, he commission will be casting an eye outside of its usual sphere — broadcasting — and encompassing newspapers and the Internet […]

TV REVIEWS: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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Arrested Development may have been kicked off the air in 2006 after three seasons because of low ratings, but its online resurrection via Netflix Sunday night may have given the streaming service its most-watched hit yet. Procera, a company that measures online usage, indicated that many ISPs were nearly overloaded by Arrested Development fans, 10 […]

MURDOCH DETERMINED TO REVIVE HIS STRUGGLING NEWSPAPERS

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Rupert Murdoch suggested on Thursday that he’s exhilarated by the prospect of restarting News Corp as a stand-alone news operation. At a New York investors conference, he remarked “You may be wondering why I want to do it all over again. The simple answer is: there is opportunity everywhere.” Not too many other media moguls […]

APPLE CHIEF COOK HAS A “VISION” FOR TV, BUT WON’T SAY WHAT IT IS

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has clearly indicated that his company is working on revamping the television set as we know it — “There is a very grand vision,” he remarked — but just how it’s going to do that is something he’s not ready yet to reveal. At the D: All Things Digital conference in […]

LIBERACE MOVIE A HIT FOR HBO

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Aided by solid reviews earlier in the week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it participated in the competition, director Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra produced the highest ratings for an HBO original movie in nine years. The first screening of the movie attracted 2.4 million viewers; a second, immediately afterwards, attracted an additional 1.1 […]

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