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ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

PAN AM HITS AN AIR POCKET

October 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Television viewers bailed out en masse from ABC’s Pan Am Sunday night as the series’ ratings dropped 27 percent from a week ago. Only 6.4 million viewers tuned in, making it the network’s lowest-rated show of the night and putting it ahead of only the repeats that aired on Fox instead of the American League […]

ANDY ROONEY AND NFL VIE FOR RATINGS

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney’s farewell appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday night was delayed 23 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones by an overrun of NFL football. Nielsen estimated that 17.43 million viewers tuned in to the combined NFL/60 Minutes telecast at 7:00 p.m. — but it was not clear how many tuned in for football […]

PAN AM: NICE TAKE-OFF, SO-SO DEPARTURE

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’S Pan Am, which attracted a solid 10.1 million viewers on its first flight Sunday, drew mixed reviews, with most critics complaining that it did not represent much of a departure from formula. Most compared it — unfavorably — with AMC’s Mad Men, which is also set in the early 1960s. “The difference is that […]

WHERE DID ALL THE SUNDAY VIEWERS GO?

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There were disappointments galore Sunday night as the new season saw returning shows and new entrants draw relatively weak overnight ratings. Versus the same night a year ago, CBS’s 60 Minutes was down 16 percent, The Amazing Race down 21 percent, The Good Wife down 12 percent and CSI Miami down a whopping 31 percent. […]

FOX ADDS X FACTOR AND SPIELBERG’S DINOSAURS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox was the second network to unveil its fall schedule, featuring what appeared to be a strong lineup that not only includes Simon Cowell’s X Factor but also Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park-type drama, Terra Nova, J.J. Abrams prison/sci-fi fantasy Alcatraz, and Touch, a new drama featuring Kiefer Sutherland and an unnamed child star who plays […]