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TIM ALLEN RETURNS TO TV, IMPROVES ABC’S RATINGS

October 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Last Man Standing, Tim Allen’s new sitcom for ABC, landed on its feet Tuesday — yet another new comedy that appears to have caught on with viewers. Two half-hour episodes airing back-to-back at 8:00 p.m. averaged 13 million viewers, even though it aired opposite CBS’s hit NCIS, which averaged 18.7 million viewers. Third place in […]

CALIFORNIA FILM COMMISSION SELECTS FILMS TO RECEIVE TAX CREDITS

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Film Commission has announced that 27 movies and TV series will share $100 million in tax credits in the coming year. The Commission said that it had received 176 applications this year. Three TV series received the largest amounts — Bad Wolf Productions’ Torchwood and FTP’s Body of Proof and The Protectors. In […]

ABC BECOMES NO. 1-RATED NETWORK

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Three installments of Dancing with the Stars helped put ABC on top of the Nielsen ratings for the first time this season (excluding the week of the Oscars). Three other ABC shows landed in the Nielsen top ten as well, Body of Proof, Better With You and Grey’s Anatomy. It was a first-time appearance in […]

THE VOICE PROMO TO DELAY TONIGHT AND SNL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to give its new singing competition series The Voice an unusual promotional treatment, NBC is planning to delay the start of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno some 12 minutes tonight (Thursday) for a preview look at the Mark Burnett-produced series. Likewise Saturday Night Live will be delayed two minutes on Saturday for the […]

DESPAIR OVER DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES RATINGS?

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for ABC’s Desperate Housewives dropped to their lowest level in history Sunday night, falling below 10 million viewers for the first time. The onetime powerhouse captured just 8.83 million viewers, coming in third opposite CBS’s coverage of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. A year ago, against the […]