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NBC DUMPING MOST OF ITS SITCOMS (Updated)

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which again wound up at the bottom of the ratings heap at the end of the fall season, is tossing out a slew of shows that were its worst performers, including 1600 Penn, Up All Night, Guys with Kids and Whitney. Two other comedies, 30 Rock and The Office are ending their runs, and […]

IDOL‘S RATINGS SINK AGAIN

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As it did on Wednesday, the audience for Thursday night’s edition of American Idol shrank significantly, down a whopping 27 percent from the season’s second episode a year ago. It nevertheless remained the most-watched show of the night, attracting 17.7 million viewers. But a new episode of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory was breathing down […]

EMMY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday Night Lights, the critically praised but ratings-challenged drama, is going out with a bang. The show, which recently was able to stay alive by first being televised on DirecTV before being rerun on NBC, was nominated today (Thursday) as one of the five dramas in the best drama category in the 63rd Primetime Emmy […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

LIVE 30 ROCK ROCKS!

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursday night’s special live edition of NBC’s 30 Rock may not have provided much that could be considered special, TV writers observed today (Friday), but it did boost its audience by 43 percent from last week to 6.63 million. Nevertheless, it remained in third place in its time period, well below the 10.14 million viewers […]

MATT DAMON TO GUEST STAR IN LIVE EPISODE OF 30 ROCK

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Matt Damon is scheduled to make a return appearance on NBC’s 30 Rock Thursday in a telecast that will air live on both the East and West Coast, according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode will be broadcast from NBC’s Saturday Night Live stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, familiar territory for 30 Rock exec producer/co-writer/co-star Tina […]

NBC EXPERIENCES ITS WORST THURSDAY

July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In another demonstration of how far the mighty have fallen, the series finale of NBC’s 100 Questions Thursday night drew just 1.89 million viewers. In the 1990s, NBC’s programs airing on Thursday — “Must See TV” night — regularly averaged $20 million viewers. Thursday night’s result, however, may have represented a historic low for the […]