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PEACOCK LAYS AN EGG ON THURSDAY

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which got off to one of its best starts in years at the beginning of the week, had its feathers plucked ruthlessly on Thursday as it unveiled its much-promoted comedy lineup ahead of its competitors’ fall premieres. Particularly disappointing was its Saturday Night Live Election Special which drew just 5.16 million viewers, down a […]

THURSDAY RATINGS PLUNGE ACROSS THE BOARD

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily Thursday is television’s biggest night of the week. It’s also the night when advertisers spend the most. But those advertisers will likely be unhappy with what they got for their money on Thursday of this week. as audiences declined across the board. ABC aired the live finale of its singing-competition series Duets but drew […]

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 […]

NBC EXPERIENCES ITS WORST THURSDAY

July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In another demonstration of how far the mighty have fallen, the series finale of NBC’s 100 Questions Thursday night drew just 1.89 million viewers. In the 1990s, NBC’s programs airing on Thursday — “Must See TV” night — regularly averaged $20 million viewers. Thursday night’s result, however, may have represented a historic low for the […]