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FOOTBALL+VOICE+REVOLUTION ADD UP TO #1 FOR NBC

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s probably a given that between now and the Super Bowl in February football will hold the top spot in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Last weekend’s NBC coverage of the game between Baltimore and New England drew 21.3 million viewers, while the pregame show pulled in 14.7 million to place second. (On cable, ESPN’s telecast […]

AT PRIMETIME EMMYS, MAD MEN GOES 0-17

September 24, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series — it had won the trophy four previous years — but that the series didn’t win a single award. Those connected with the series, as well as the series […]

FOOTBALL OUTSCORES EMMYS

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC aired opposite Sunday Night Football on NBC. Football won by a blowout margin. The Emmys attracted 11.6 million viewers, down from 12.4 million a year ago, a 6.5-percent drop. (Last year’s awards telecast was down 8 percent from the prior year.) But among the 18-49 age group, the […]

NBC TAKES TOP 3 RATINGS POSITIONS

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC may have accounted for the top three programs on the Nielsen rating list for last week, but it was CBS that took overall ratings honors, thanks to strong performances by scripted reruns and by its formidable summer reality series Big Brother, now in its 12th season. (Big Brother posted its best ratings since 2007 […]

FALLON SAYS CONAN GAGS WILL FIGURE IN EMMY TELECAST

August 27, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Jimmy Fallon insists that neither NBC nor the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is restricting him in any way when he hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. In an interview with DeadlineHollywood.com, Fallon said, “No one’s telling me anything like, don’t go here, don’t talk about Conan. We’ll touch on the stuff the […]

BETTY WHITE WINS EMMY FOR SNL HOSTING

August 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This continues to be quite a year in “life with Elizabeth,” as one of Betty White’s early TV series was titled. On Saturday, the 88-year-old actress received a creative arts Emmy Award for best guest actress in a comedy series for her recent appearance as host of Saturday Night Live. She did not appear at […]

FALLON TO HOST EMMYS

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC announced today (Tuesday) that Jimmy Fallon will host the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29. In a statement released by the network, Fallon, who was a presenter at last year’s awards telecast — and made a memorable skidding pratfall on stage — quipped, “Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since […]