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MIXOLOGY SUFFERS A HANGOVER AFTER ITS FIRST NIGHT

February 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Mixology premiered to dreadful reviews and ratings Wednesday night. Following ABC’s hit Modern Family, which averaged 8.57 million viewers, the Ryan Seacrest-produced Mixology dropped 40 percent to 5.22 million. (At the same time, Seacrest was appearing on Fox’s American Idol, which drew 10.64 million viewers Wednesday night.) Critics were unmerciful in their reviews of […]

AMAZON RESCUES CANCELED DRAMA SERIES

February 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Marginally performing TV series with solid fan bases could seek refuge from streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime if a gambit involving the canceled BBC drama Ripper Street pans out. Amazon said on Wednesday that it has agreed to film a third season of the series after it was canceled last year. Britain’s […]

HBO’S GAME OF THRONES DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON DVD CHART

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There is an apparent sea change in TV viewing. Time was when episodic TV shows faced declining audiences — too many people couldn’t be bothered to watch serialized dramas at an appointed time each week or even bother to set their DVRs to record them regularly. But with the advent of Netflix and other online […]

LIVE EVENTS PULLING IN BIG CROWDS AT U.K. THEATERS

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Vue Entertainment, Britain’s second-largest theater chain, reported that the number of people attending “event” screenings rose 50 percent in 2013. It added that it expects the number for plays, operas, ballets, concerts, and sports will double this year. Vue CEO Tim Richards told Britain’s Screen Daily that the theater chain had “invested heavily” in 83 […]

HOW WELL WILL SON OF GOD DO AT BOX OFFICE?

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The producers of Son of God, which opens this weekend, have eschewed traditional movie marketing and are instead directly targeting churches and other Christian groups — mostly via the Internet. The film has three dedicated websites, www.SonofGodMovie.com, which offers general information about the film and endorsements from more than 100 Christian leaders. It connects to […]

THE LEGO MOVIE AIDING STRUGGLING LEGO TOY COMPANY

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The success of The Lego Movie may be coming not a day too soon for the Danish toy maker, Lego A/S, which makes the popular block sets. The Wall Street Journal reported today (Thursday). It noted that the company experienced “an abrupt slowdown” in 2013 in its American and European sales. The Journal noted that […]

RATINGS: THEY WERE ALL THE SOCHI GAMES AGAIN

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As they did the previous week, NBC’s seven nights of coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia captured the seven top spots on the weekly Nielsen ratings list. Make that eight, since the Closing Ceremony was listed separately. CBS’s Criminal Minds and a repeat episode of NCIS rounded out the top ten. The Olympics […]

THE TOP TEN TV SHOWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEB. 17 – FEB 23

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. Winter Olympics (Monday), NBC, 13.8/21; 2. Winter Olympics (Thursday), NBC, 12.2/20; 2. Winter Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 12.2/20; 4. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 11.2/18; 5. Winter Olympics (Friday), NBC, 8.8/15; 6. Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony (Sunday), NBC, 8.7/13; 7. Sochi Gold (Sunday), NBC, 7.8/12; […]

ON FIRST SHOW, RONAN FARROW FAILS TO ATTRACT YOUNGER VIEWERS

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The principal issue facing each of the cable news networks has been, how do you attract a younger audience? MSNBC programmers must have concluded that the way to do so is to put a younger face on camera as one of its hosts. Enter Ronan Farrow, the 26-year-old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen […]

LARRY KING TO DEBUT AS TALK SHOW HOST — ON DODGERS CHANNEL

February 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

SportsNet LA, the cable channel created by the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers — and grabbed by Time Warner Cable last year for a reported $8.5 billion for 25 years — have hired Larry King to host an hour-long talk show focused on the team. Larry King At Bat is set to debut […]

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