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DANCE FINALE ATTRACTS 49 PERCENT OF UK TV AUDIENCE

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Strictly Come Dancing, the long-running British TV series that spawned America’s Dancing with the Stars, averaged 12.4 million viewers for its season finale Saturday night — peaking at 14 million. The figure represented 49 percent of the British TV audience in a country whose population is 20 percent the size of the U.S. (60 million […]

BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS TAKES ON HOLLYWOOD

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BBC Worldwide, the commercial (for profit) arm of the British public broadcaster, is increasing its incursion into U.S. television through its BBC Worldwide Productions, the London Financial Times reported today (Monday). Jane Tranter, who was appointed to run the production company, told the FT that it will be focusing on U.S. cable networks rather than […]

COWELL FORCES BBC TO MOVE HIT SERIES

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Giving at least the appearance of bowing to Simon Cowell, the creator, producer and judge on Britain’s The X Factor, the BBC announced late today (Thursday) that its hit series Strictly Come Dancing will not air opposite The X Factor when the two shows launch their new seasons on September 11. Earlier in the day, […]