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IDOL PERFORMANCE FINALE DOWN 29% FROM LAST YEAR

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The final title competition on Fox’s American Idol attracted 11.57 million viewers Wednesday night, and while that was well below previous performance finales — it was off 29 percent from just a year ago — it was nevertheless enough to draw the biggest audience of the night among total adults and set up a strong […]

FOOTBALL BEATS AMERICAN IDOL IN AD SALES

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time since 2007, ads on Fox’s American Idol are not the most expensive on TV for media buyers. According to Advertising Age, that distinction now belongs to NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Setting aside ads for the Super Bowl, the summer Olympics, and the top awards show, all of which command premium pricing, […]

PEACE IN THE FAMILY; FOURTH-SEASON PRODUCTION BEGINS

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Production on the fourth season of Modern Family was due to get underway this morning (Monday) following word that 20th Century Fox Television and the six adult cast members had resolved their salary dispute. News reports also indicated that the cast members, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia […]

MODERN FAMILY IN FAMILY FEUD WITH ABC

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cast members of ABC’s Modern Family who have threatened to go on strike unless they receive substantial pay increases returned to work today (Thursday) after a one-day walk-out, trade reports said. Earlier this week key cast members, including Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, filed a lawsuit seeking to […]

A GOOD DAY FOR MODERN FAMILY‘S SOFIA VERGARA

July 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Colombia-born actress Sofia Vergara awoke today (Thursday) to find herself on two impressive lists. She was on the Emmy nominations list in the supporting comedy actress category for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family, and she topped Forbes magazine’s latest list of top-earning actresses on television. Forbes estimated that she earned $19 million […]

EMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

July 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Emmy awards nominations were something of a rerun in their own right. Like last year, AMC’s Mad Men garnered the most nominations for a dramatic series — 17 — and ABC’s Modern Family for a comedy — 14. Not a single show airing on the four major networks was nominated in the drama […]

NY TIMES: GAY TV CHARACTERS NO LONGER CONTROVERSIAL

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of scripted television shows featuring gay characters have told the New York Times that they have been surprised by how little criticism has emerged as a result. In reporting their views, the newspaper commented, “The cultural battlefield of television has changed markedly since the 1990s, when conservative groups and religious figures objected to Ellen […]

MODERN FAMILY NOW REIGNS AS TV’S TOP SHOW

March 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Driven by viewers who watch programs that they record on DVRs, ABC’s Modern Family has become the top-rated show on television among adults 18-49, according to the New York Times. The newspaper observed that while 7.1 million viewers in that demo watch the show live, some 3.1 million watch it within seven days of the […]

IDOL NO LONGER INVULNERABLE

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s American Idol remained the No. 1 show among viewers 18-49 this week, but among total adults, it had to settle for second place on Tuesday night — beaten by CBS’s long-running NCIS, which drew 18.20 million viewers versus American Idol‘s 16.11 million, according to Nielsen Research. On Wednesday, Idol‘s total viewership numbers increased to […]

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 […]

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