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DANCE FINALE ATTRACTS 49 PERCENT OF UK TV AUDIENCE

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Strictly Come Dancing, the long-running British TV series that spawned America’s Dancing with the Stars, averaged 12.4 million viewers for its season finale Saturday night — peaking at 14 million. The figure represented 49 percent of the British TV audience in a country whose population is 20 percent the size of the U.S. (60 million […]

DANCING WITH THE STARS TRIPS IN RATINGS, MAY BE CUT BACK

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC may be considering cutting back Dancing with the Stars to one series per year beginning in the spring (a new DWTS season is slated to begin on March 18), the New York Post reported today (Friday), citing an unnamed production source. Despite the fact that last week’s season finale drew 16.7 million viewers, making […]

RATINGS DOWN FOR ALL TV NETWORKS

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s still not clear to what extent continued electrical outages on the East Coast may be affecting television ratings. But the overnight numbers for the broadcast networks on Monday night were down across the board. That is particularly unfortunate for the networks given the fact that this is a sweeps month. Once again ABC’s Dancing […]

NBC AGAIN TRIUMPHS ON MONDAY AMONG YOUNGER VIEWERS

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was another rigorous ratings battle between ABC, NBC and CBS Monday night, with ABC winning it among total viewers; NBC, among younger viewers; and CBS placing second in both categories. Two hours of Dancing with the Stars and an hour of Castle made ABC the most-watched network with an average of 12.41 million viewers. […]

LOCHTE GETTING INTO THE SWIM OF CELEBRITY PR

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more celebrities appear to be waging PR campaigns via social media and the press to land positions either as judges or contestants on top-rated network talent contests — and often succeeding. A day after Nick Jonas, of the pop group the Jonas Brothers tweeted that he was being considered to replace Steven Tyler […]

GMA BEATS TODAY FOLLOWING CURRY’S DEPARTURE

July 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Suggesting that Ann Curry may not have been the source of the Today show’s plunging ratings as NBC executives apparently believed, ABC’s Good Morning America tied the NBC morning show in the ratings last week — the first week after Curry’s dismissal — and on Monday of this week, which was officially Savannah Guthrie’s first […]

BRISTOL PALIN’S REALITY SHOW FLOPS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lifetime channel’s hopes of cashing in on the notoriety surrounding Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol by mounting a reality TV series around her decision to move to Los Angeles to rear her toddler son Tripp were dashed Tuesday when Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp attracted just 726,000 viewers for its season opener. That’s a far cry […]

NIGHTLINE BEATS LENO, LETTERMAN IN MAY SWEEPS

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The late-night race remained tight during the May sweeps, but ABC’s Nightline once again eked out a victory over NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman for the second May sweeps period in a row. The ABC news program averaged 3.88 million viewers, with Tuesday’s edition (following the finale […]

FIVE SHOWS COMPRISE TV’S TOP TEN

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten broadcast TV shows last week were actually five, given the fact that all of them, with the exception of ABC’s Modern Family placed at least two episodes on the list. The season finale of Fox’s American Idol — the results show in which Phillip Phillips was crowned the winner — was the […]

CBS: THE MOST-WATCHED NETWORK OF 2011-12

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With ratings for television’s big talent contests down markedly from previous years, CBS — the only network that does not air such contests — boasted that it is winding up the season with the largest margin of victory by any network in 23 years. At least, so far as total viewers are concerned. Among the […]

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