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CSI CASTS ANOTHER TEEN IDOL

December 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another effort to attract younger viewers, the producers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have cast teen idol Jesse McCartney in a leading role for an episode due to be broadcast during the February ratings sweeps. McCartney, whose speeded-up voice is used to create the character of Theodore in the chipmunks movies and who […]

CMA AWARDS DOMINATE WEDNESDAY RATINGS

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 45th annual Country Music Association Awards show drew 16.3 million viewers Wednesday night, improving its ratings over last year by 2 percent and giving ABC a rare win on a Wednesday night. The strong performance sucked viewers away from other shows — in particular, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, ordinarily its highest-rated non-football show. […]

COWELL’S X FACTOR DEBUTS: IT’S NO IDOL

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The debut of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor on Fox Wednesday night attracted an average of 12.14 million viewers. That was good enough to win the first hour at 8:00 p.m. and to rank second in the second hour with 12.56 million viewers. (It was beaten in that hour by ABC’s Modern Family, which registered […]

BIG BROTHER RETURN GIVES CBS WEDNESDAY WIN

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The return of Big Brother on CBS Wednesday night helped lift the network to No. 1 in the ratings even though NBC had the top-rated show of the night, America’s Got Talent, with 11 million viewers. Big Brother, although No. 1 in the 8:00 p.m. time period, attracted 7.25 million viewers. While a solid figure, […]

WHY IS FISHBURNE LEAVING CSI?

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The high cost of producing a long-running series was being blamed for the departure of Laurence Fishburne from CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne’s exit after just 2 1/2 seasons was announced on Wednesday, but CBS has declined to comment on his departure and Fishburne’s publicist, Alan Nierob told the Los Angeles Times that he […]

CBS YANKING CSI FROM THURSDAY SLOT

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS is taking a big gamble by knocking CSI: Crime Scene Investigation out of its Thursday-night time period in the fall and moving in J.J. Abrams’s new Person of Interest to take its place. CSI ratings have been dropping steadily in recent years, but nevertheless remain near the top of the heap. It will move […]

WIPEOUT KNOCKS OVER CBS’S TOP COMEDIES

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s reality show Wipeout took on CBS’s comedy hits The Big Bang Theory and $#!? My Dad Says Thursday night, and, for the second week in a row, wiped them out in the ratings — certainly among adults 18-49. Wipeout attracted 10.65 million viewers while the two comedies averaged 10.30 million, but its numbers were […]

BIEBER TO RETURN TO CSI

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to raise its appeal to younger viewers during a sweeps month, CBS has signed teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber to guest star in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in February titled “Targets of Obsession.” Bieber is also being featured currently on the cover of the older-skewing Vanity Fair magazine. His […]

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 […]

SHATNER’S RATINGS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE $#!?

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of CBS’s $#!? My Dad Says probably said that about Thursday night’s ratings for the show. According to overnight Nielsen’s the show, which stars William Shatner, drew 9.78 million viewers, after launching three weeks ago with 12.58 million and dropping to 10.43 million last week. Nevertheless, the show remained in first place in its […]

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