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BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE HIT WITH BIAS LAWSUIT

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are the likely target of a class-action lawsuit by two Nashville men who maintain that the two shows intentionally discriminate against people of color. Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson claim that over 23 combined seasons, neither of the dating shows has ever featured a person of color in the […]

FOX’S NEW ALCATRAZ REMAINS STRONG IN WEEK 2

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, the usual Monday-night ratings champ, remained in re-run mode this week, allowing Fox to capture the night among adults 18-49. CBS, however, continued to hold sway among total adults. While it lost about a third of its usual audience for a fresh episode, the network’s Two and a Half Men remained the most-watched show […]

AT 90, BETTY WHITE TRIUMPHS IN NBC SPECIAL

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-hour NBC special celebrating Betty White’s 90th birthday managed to beat everything else on television Monday night, including a highly touted episode of Two and a Half Men in which star Ashton Kutcher shaved his beard and trimmed his hair. Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl averaged 13.6 million viewers […]

THE CAPE FAR FROM SUPER ON MONDAY NIGHT; BCS ALMIGHTY

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On the surface, NBC’s hopes of being saved on Monday night by its superhero series, The Cape, would appear to have been dashed when the series made a last-place debut in its regular time period following its preview debut on Sunday. But, facing opposition from a championship BCS game on ESPN, the network decided merely […]

BACHELORETTE COMES UP ROSES IN RATINGS

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s The Bachelorette, which has always been a kind of bridesmaid and never the bride since its spinoff from The Bachelor in 2003, finally got the ring last week as it topped the Nielsen weekly ratings list for the first time since its debut. The season finale, in which Ali Fedotowsky said yes to Roberto […]

ABC OVERHAULS SUMMER SCHEDULE

April 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In place of serialized dramas that tend to draw few viewers during summer repeats, ABC plans to introduce three new dramatic shows this summer that, while similar in content to the ones they’re replacing, can stand on their own. On Sundays, The Gates, starring Frank Grillo, will be replacing Desperate Housewives at 9:00 p.m. and […]