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NBC DUMPING MOST OF ITS SITCOMS (Updated)

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which again wound up at the bottom of the ratings heap at the end of the fall season, is tossing out a slew of shows that were its worst performers, including 1600 Penn, Up All Night, Guys with Kids and Whitney. Two other comedies, 30 Rock and The Office are ending their runs, and […]

THURSDAY NIGHT: NBC’S NOT SEEN TV

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC may be making a marked comeback in the ratings between Sunday and Wednesday, but it is losing badly on Thursday night, a night that it once commanded with a Must See TV lineup that averaged more than 20 million viewers weekly. Last Thursday’s lineup, by contrast averaged just 3.2 million viewers, with its comedy […]

CBS A HIT ON THURSDAY EVEN WITH RERUNS; NBC COLLAPSES

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

All of the broadcast networks aired reruns Thursday night, with CBS far in the lead in every half hour of primetime among both total adults and 18-49 year-olds, according to Nielsen Media Research. Its 8:00 p.m. comedy The Big Bang Theory actually drew 10.2 million viewers, nearly as many as those watching all of the […]

NBC POSTS WHOLE SEASONS OF SHOWS ONLINE

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a departure from standard practice by most network broadcasters, NBC has begun posting entire seasons of some of its shows on its website. Ordinarily only a handful of recent episodes are posted online, since producers worry that the shows would face difficulty on the syndication market if they were already available on the Internet. […]

THANKSGIVING KNOCKS STUFFING OUT OF RATINGS

November 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The night before Thanksgiving usually attracts some of the lowest midweek ratings of the entire regular season, and Wednesday was no exception. ABC’s Modern Family, the network’s highest-rated scripted show, lost 20 percent of its audience, a season low. (With 12.6 million viewers, however, it remained the top-rated show of the night and also gave […]

SINATRA SOUND-ALIKE WINS AGT‘S $1-MILLION PRIZE

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An average of 14 million viewers tuned in to NBC’s America’s Got Talent Wednesday night to see a 37-year-old car washer from Logan, WV take the $1 million prize as the winner of this season’s talent contest. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., 37, who wowed audiences with performances directly from the Frank Sinatra songbook, is the […]

UP FRONT AT THE UPFRONTS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It is that time of year when the networks unveil their plans for the coming season to advertisers in hopes that they’ll be impressed enough with many to buy a schedule of commercials in them in advance (or “upfront”). NBC, the lowest rated network, was first out of the gate and is likely to be […]