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SORKIN’S THE NEWSROOM A HIT IN DEBUT

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Aaron Sorkin’s first TV series for pay TV, The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, debuted to solid numbers on HBO Sunday night. In its first airing of the night, it averaged 2.1 million viewers, then added 600,000 more in a repeat. Yet to be counted are those who viewed the series on their DVRs or via […]

GCB DEBUTS; TV SURVIVES

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

GCB, based on Kim Gatlin’s saucy novel Good Christian Bitches, premiered … ahem … modestly on ABC Sunday night, a sort of Southern companion to the network’s Desperate Housewives, which precedes it. The show drew 7.60 million viewers, losing 7 percent of Housewives’ audience. Nevertheless, that was enough to edge out the second hour of […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]