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CNN DENIES IT PLANS TO AIR REALITY SHOWS

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN has denied a report that appeared in the New York Post on Monday claiming that it plans to launch a number of non-news reality shows. In a statement, the network acknowledged that it is considering “other nonfiction original series” for its weekend programming but said these would likely be travel and documentary series and […]

IDOL: RATINGS DOWN AGAIN BUT STILL POTENT

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night’s ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the second drew 19.4 million. The show did face some strong competition from the latest edition of Survivor (Survivor: One World), […]

MODERN FAMILY TOPS WEDNESDAY RATINGS

Modern Family

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Modern Family is giving ABC a potential foothold on Wednesday night. Now, all it has to do is find some additional programs that can benefit from its strong ratings. On Wednesday the show drew 12.9 million viewers and was the highest rated series on the air among total adults and adults 18-49. But the rest […]

CMA AWARDS DOMINATE WEDNESDAY RATINGS

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 45th annual Country Music Association Awards show drew 16.3 million viewers Wednesday night, improving its ratings over last year by 2 percent and giving ABC a rare win on a Wednesday night. The strong performance sucked viewers away from other shows — in particular, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, ordinarily its highest-rated non-football show. […]

SURVIVOR‘S JEFF PROBST TO HOST NEW TALK SHOW

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CTD, the syndication arm of CBS, which had been preparing to announce a new daytime talk show with Katie Couric until Couric jumped to ABC, has a new host for the show that Couric shunned — Jeff Probst, best known for his hosting duties for NBC’s Survivor. Probst is not unfamiliar with daytime talk-show hosting, […]

NEW EMMY DEAL STRUCK WITH TV NETWORKS

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has approved a new deal with the broadcast networks for its annual Emmy awards show that will put $66 million in its coffers over the next eight years. The Academy also announced that this year’s telecast will be produced for the first time by reality show maven Mark […]

SNF SURVIVES SURVIVOR FINALE

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football once again dominated the Sunday-night ratings, with a 7:00 p.m. overrun on CBS capturing 24.7 million viewers and NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Green Bay vs. New England) averaging 20.84 million. Despite the huge numbers, CBS piled up some impressive ratings for the night in primetime, too, as its 60 Minutes recorded 18.73 million in […]

VOICE OF AMERICA IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is planning to add a third singing competition to the airwaves in early 2011 to compete with American Idol and Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor. Produced by reality show mavens Mark Burnett (Survivor) and John de Mol (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), the new show, The Voice of America, is reportedly modeled after a […]

SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA SURVIVES CRITICS’ GANTLET

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In his review of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, an eight-part series produced by Survivor creator Mark Burnett that debuts on TLC Sunday, New York Daily News TV columnist David Hinckley writes that “the title came out backwards. It should have been Alaska’s Sarah Palin.” It is an opinion with which Palin probably wouldn’t disagree. In an […]

CBS HEADING FOR ITS BEST SEASON?

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Every one of CBS’s new series this season is beating the new series launched by its rival broadcast networks, the New York Times observed today (Monday). Moreover, it said, the network, written off by some advertisers for attracting older viewers, has been leading among the key 18-49 demographic group as well. The Times also took […]

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