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VIEWERS GROWING WEARY OF OLDER TV HITS?

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for the outgoing shows of the summer and incoming shows for the fall continued to show weakness this week. Particularly disappointing was the significant downturn of ratings for The X Factor, which, despite a major overhaul that included the addition of Britney Spears to the judging panel, came in well below the numbers for […]

OLYMPICS RATINGS DROP; STILL DOMINANT

August 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers may have become overly saturated with the Olympics. Thursday night’s coverage on NBC saw its audience decrease a whopping 39 percent versus last Thursday night among viewers 18-49. Its 22.86 million total viewers was the lowest number yet for the 30th Summer Games. (One of the reasons for the lower viewer figures is that […]

AND THE WINNER IS … ABC

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who tuned in to Sunday night’s Oscar telecast, the No. 1 program of the week. After the awards show and the […]

X FACTOR‘S X FACTOR: TWITTER

November 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Integrating Twitter into the voting mechanism for Fox’s The X Factor has turned out to be a significant factor itself in the success of the talent show, Advertising Age reports in its current edition Citing a study by Cambridge-MA-based Bluefin Labs (“our editorial partner”), AdAge said that the Simon Cowell-produced show “has been a hands-down […]

ABC TOPS AMONG AFFLUENT VIEWERS

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

During the first week of the new season, CBS may have come out ahead in the ratings as the most-watched network among total adults and Fox as the most-watched among the key 18-49 demographic, but ABC wants it known that it came out on top among affluent viewers. Among adults 18-49 with incomes of $100,000 […]

JANE LYNCH TO PORTRAY RIGHT-WING CANDIDATE ON GLEE

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Lynch, who hosted Sunday night’s Emmy awards — and received mostly positive notices — is likely to find herself in a political windstorm as her character on Fox’s Glee, the PE teacher Sue Sylvester, runs for Congress on an ultra-right-wing platform. “This is unbelievably typical of Glee, which has become the most subversive show […]

APES SWINGS TO THE TOP AGAIN

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of the top movies earned more at the box office on Sunday than their respective studios had estimated. <I>Rise of the Planet of the Apes </I>fell 49 percent in its second weekend to $27.8 million, crossing the $100 million mark after just ten days and bringing its domestic gross to $105.2 million. In second […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fans of the TV series will come down hard on movie critics who have come down hard on Glee: The 3D Cconcert Movie. Kyle Smith of the New York Post is prepared for the abuse. Commenting on a line in the movie in which one Glee cast member tells the audience, “Stand up for what […]

THE HELP NEEDS NONE IN WEDNESDAY DEBUT

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks’s The Help, based on the best-selling novel, got off to a solid if unspectacular start on Wednesday with an estimated $5 million. Box office forecasters are predicting that it should wind up with about $20-25 million by Sunday. The studio would by no means be disappointed with that result since the movie reportedly cost […]

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 […]

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