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RATINGS: NETWORKS SERVE LEFT-OVER TURKEY

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The week following the Thanksgiving holiday saw a peculiar shift in the Nielsen ratings. To be sure, there was the expected lineup of football telecasts in the top ten, with NBC’s Sunday Night Football taking the No. 1 spot as usual as it attracted 18.9 million viewers. Taking the No. 2 spot with even more […]

TV, MOVIE BIZ BOOSTS L.A. ECONOMY

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what today’s (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter described debatably as “a sign that the recession is over,” the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. reported Tuesday that location film permits in the county jumped 16 percent in 2010. While that increase may sound impressive, it comes after the number of permits declined by 23 percent in […]

CBS SUFFERS RARE MONDAY-NIGHT LOSS TO ABC

July 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelorette mowed down the competition, including the usual Monday-night winner CBS, as it averaged 9.09 million viewers, peaking in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour with 10.12 million. But True Beauty, which followed, lost half that audience and came in second behind CBS’s CSI: Miami at 10:00 p.m. Airing a full slate of repeats, CBS […]

“DANCING” STOMPS ON RIVALS’ FEET

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars once again trounced every other show on Monday night as a 90-minute performance edition attracted 18.80 million viewers. The show increased viewers in every half hour, capturing 17.22 million viewers in the 8:00 p.m. half hour; 18.99 million in the 8:30 half hour; and capping the evening with 20.20 million […]

“ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED” A CHALLENGE FOR ABC

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily, any TV series that debuts with 11.56 million viewers would be regarded as potentially a big new hit. Unless that show’s lead-in was Dancing with the Stars with 21.56 million viewers. That was the case Monday night as Romantically Challenged premiered on ABC. Making its numbers appear even more embarrassing — if not outright […]