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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT WINS WEDNESDAY BY DEFAULT

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On a night that featured three heavyweight talent contests, NBC’s America’s Got Talent got help indirectly Wednesday from President Obama, whose speech on Afghanistan earlier in the evening split up his viewers on the major broadcast networks, thereby depressing ratings for NBC’s The Voice and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Talent, which aired […]

TALENT SHOWS DOMINATE WEDNESDAY RATINGS

June 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Summer talent shows America’s Got Talent on NBC and So You Think You Can Dance on Fox aired two-hour editions Wednesday night, with the two shows going head-to-head during the 9:00 p.m. hour. AGT was the clear winner, averaging 12.28 million viewers, while SYTYCD averaged 7.13 million. CBS and ABC aired mostly reruns, with CBS […]

REALITY-SHOW SHOOTOUT ON THURSDAY

August 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a battle of the reality shows on CBS and Fox Thursday night: CBS’s Big Brother against Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Big Brother was the clear winner in the 8:00 p.m. hour with 7.9 million viewers versus 6.6 million for Dance. At 9:00 p.m., however, SYTYCD edged into the lead as […]

LYTHGOE WANTS ABDUL BACK ON IDOL

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nigel Lythgoe, familiar to many viewers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, is returning as an executive producer of American Idol, rejoining fellow exec producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick after a two-year absence. He had worked on the show for its first seven seasons. In an interview with […]

NEW PRODUCER, MENTOR SET FOR IDOL

August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nigel Lythgoe, familiar to many viewers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, is returning as an executive producer of American Idol, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website today (Wednesday), noting that the deal with Lythgoe — he returns after a two-year absence — was completed this afternoon. The newspaper […]

LYTHGOE RETURNS TO IDOL AS PRODUCER; JUDGE TOO?

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nigel Lythgoe is returning as executive producer of American Idol, raising speculation that he may also step into Simon Cowell’s shoes as a judge on America’s top-rated entertainment show. Cowell served as a judge on the similar British TV talent show Popstars, where he earned the nickname “Nasty Nigel.” (“I don’t think I am [nasty] […]

REALITY SHOWS RULE ON WEDNESDAY

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s America’s Got Talent once again dominated the Wednesday-night ratings — and probably the ratings for the week — as its result show averaged 9.8 million viewers, peaking in the second half-hour with 10.3 million. Reality shows produced nearly all of the top ratings Wednesday, with CBS’s Big Brother continuing to draw big numbers, despite […]

NETWORKS SHARE RATINGS SPOTLIGHT

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Each of the broadcast networks had something to boast about with the release of last week’s ratings (delayed because of the Fourth of July holiday). Although it aired more repeats than any other network, CBS nevertheless remained the top-rated network among total viewers. It also boasted that it carried eight of the top-ten scripted programs. […]

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” BEATS “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”

June 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday featured a battle of the talent contests during primetime, with NBC’s America’s Got Talent drawing 12.08 million during the 9:00 p.m. hour and a repeat, 7.33 million an hour earlier. Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance placed second in both hours, averaging 6.29 million viewers. CBS took over first place at 10:00 p.m. […]

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” BEATS “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

June 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday featured a battle of the talent contests during primetime, with America’s Got Talent drawing 12.08 million during the 9:00 p.m. hour and a repeat, 7.33 million an hour earlier. Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance placed second in both hours, averaging 6.29 million viewers. CBS took over first place at 10:00 p.m. with […]

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