Thursday, October 30, 2014

WORLD SERIES GAME 7 A BIG WINNER FOR FOX

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The seventh game of the World Series Wednesday night scored strongly for Fox. The game, which saw the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2, attracted an average of 20,17 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings. It also drew a whopping 5.7 rating and a 17 share among the key 18-49 age group. […]

MOST STILL VIEW TV AS IT’S BROADCAST

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Consumers by and large still prefer to watch television the old-fashioned way — as it’s presented on-air during primetime, according to a study ("The New Living Room") by Frank N. Magid Associates for Sony Pictures TV’s Crackle. Some 67 percent of those surveyed said that they watch live TV during primetime, while 31 percent said […]

RICHIE RICH RETURNING AS NETFLIX SERIES

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Netflix is reviving the Richie Rich franchise, which last saw Macaulay Culkin in the role of the richest kid in the world. That was in 1994, and the movie represented a single-shot attempt to bring the long-running comic strip to the screen. The Netflix series calls for 21 episodes to be produced. If kids "binge" […]

FCC MAY GIVE AEREO A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled on Thursday that he would be willing to propose new rules that would allow Internet services to offer TV programs online — a move that would revive the recently killed-off Aereo service and pave the way for similar services. Wheeler observed that consumers have "long complained about how their cable […]

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEATS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

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CBS wrapped up its first season of Thursday Night Football with its coverage of the San Diego Chargers/Denver Broncos game leading the weekly Nielsen ratings list. It was the first time that the Thursday telecast had topped NBC’s Sunday Night Football in the ratings. However, the numbers were close. The CBS telecast averaged 20.2 million […]

THE TOP TEN TV SHOWS: WEEK OF OCT. 20-26

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:1. Thursday Night Football, CBS, 12.3/21; 2. Sunday Night Football, NBC, 10.9/17; 3. NCIS, CBS, 10.5/17; 4. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 9.9/16; 5. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 9.6/15; 6. 60 Minutes, CBS, 8.5/13; 7. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 8.3/13; 8. World Series […]

FOOTBALL ON ESPN ONCE AGAIN OUTDRAWS BROADCAST SHOWS

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football drew a bigger audience on Monday than any primetime program on broadcast TV. The game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys averaged 18.8 million viewers and peaked outside of primetime — during the 11:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. quarter hour — to 22.5 million, when the Redskins pulled out […]

WHERE DO FORMER BROADCAST NEWS HOSTS GO? TO YAHOO!

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Two former broadcast anchors who lost their multimillion-dollars jobs when ratings for the shows they fronted crashed will be presiding over midterm election coverage for Yahoo! David Gregory, who was fired as host of Meet the Press in August and replaced by Chuck Todd, will be joining Katie Couric, the former Today show and CBS […]

NPH TO REVIVE THE VARIETY SHOW ON NBC

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has signed Neil Patrick Harris to host a U.S. version of the ITV variety show Saturday Night Takeaway. The show will reportedly be renamed, and it will not air on Saturday night — which has become a dead night for virtually every type of traditional entertainment show in the U.S. (Sports specials still draw […]

THE VOICE AND DWTS BATTLE IT OUT

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Monday night’s competing competition shows drew solid ratings Monday night with, as usual, NBC’s The Voice winning among the key 18-49 age group and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars winning among total adults. The Voice averaged a 3.6 raitng and a 10 share in the demo and 12.1 million viewers, while Dancing averaged a 2.1/6 […]

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