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Ratings: Hawaii Five-0 Tops Night

CBS’ <i>Hawaii Five-0</i> topped Friday night with its first of two episodes, drawing 8.7 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating (ticking down …

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Ratings: Thursday Night Football Eyes Season Lows as Big Bang Tops Night

NBC’s coverage of the <i>Thursday Night Football</i> match-up between the Colts and Broncos drew 8 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, dropping …

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TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ solid for ABC, ‘Thursday Night Football’ low

<b>Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Dec. 14</b><b>, 2017</b><p><i>Note: NBC’s live NFL broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual</i> …

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CW crossovers get another bump in week 10 broadcast Live +7 ratings

The CW’s annual superhero crossover paid big ratings dividends for three of the four shows involved, and those dividends carried over into the …

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Thursday cable ratings: NBA Basketball takes the top spot

It was a sports-heavy night in the Thursday cable ratings this week. TNT grabbed the top spot of the night with its coverage of the Lakers vs …

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Masked Scheduler: Rupert Murdoch may not be done with deals for FOX

When I was promoted to vice president of audience research at NBC, my first order of business was to put FOX on all our ratings reports. Up until …

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‘The Walking Dead’ outpaces everything else in cable Live +7 ratings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

“The Walking Dead” was at a six-year low in the same-day ratings for its Dec. 3 episode. But it was still a top show on cable, and after a week of …

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Ratings: Designated Survivor Eyes Uptick, Empire Rises to Win Night

ABC’s <i>Designated Survivor</i> entered the holiday break with 4.4 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, rising 13 percent and a tenth from last …

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What happens to ‘The Simpsons’? and other questions about the Disney-Fox deal

Even if we don’t know yet how things will shake out, it’s not overstating things to say Disney’s proposed $52 billion-plus acquisition of much of …

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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Fall Finale Tops Wednesday

The fall finale of “Empire” on Fox was the top-rated show on Wednesday night, according to Nielsen overnight data. Airing at 8 p.m., “Empire” …

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ gets a 10th season on HBO – sooner rather than later

The wait between Seasons 9 and 10 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be considerably shorter than the wait between Seasons 8 and 9.<p>HBO on Thursday …

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Wednesday cable ratings: ‘Happy!’ dips, ‘The Librarians’ premieres down

ESPN led the night in the Wednesday cable ratings this week, with its broadcasts of the Charlotte vs Houston and Oklahoma City vs Indiana NBA …

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Ratings: Bull Eyes Season High

CBS’ <i>Bull</i> this Tuesday drew 10.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, rising 20 percent and two tenths from its last fresh outing (opposite <i>This Is</i> …

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Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Entertainment Tonight’ hits 9-month high in the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3

“Entertainment Tonight” scored its best ratings since March in the week of Nov. 27.<p>The perennial leader among syndicated magazine shows drew a 3.3 …

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Ratings: Today Defeats GMA as Its Post-Matt Lauer Surge Continues

Matt who? The ouster of longtime <i>Today</i> co-anchor Matt Lauer doesn’t seem to have hurt the morning show in the slightest. On the contrary, for the …

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Cancel Bear vs. CBS, week 11: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ can hang loose – it’s a safe bet to return

Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 11 of the 2017-18 season. A veteran drama is an easy pick for renewal.<p><b>Show</b><p><b>Status</b><p><b>18-49</b> …

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Cancel Bear vs. ABC, week 11: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ might get help from a Disney-Fox merger

Here are ABC’s renew/cancel standings for week 11 of the 2017-18 season, which are still on the fence for a comedy series.<p><b>Show</b><p><b>Status</b><p><b>18-49</b> …

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Ratings: The Walking Dead Fall Finale Numbers the Worst Since Season 2

In the wake of Sunday’s fall finale of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, the Nielsens delivered to the AMC drama news that was as almost bad as that which Carl shared …

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Masked Scheduler: How ‘Back to You’ killed FOX’s chance to get ‘Modern Family’

The latest missive in the Masked Mailbox unintentionally opens up an old wound. JS writes:<p>“Hey, love your column. You mentioned the show ‘Back to …

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Sunday cable ratings: ‘Walking Dead’ fall finale ticks up, Season 8 still way down

The final “Walking Dead” episode of 2017 improved a little bit in the ratings, but the first half of the season is still way down from last …

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Monday cable ratings: ‘Street Outlaws’ ticks up, ‘Monday Night Football’ stays on top

Predictably, ESPN’s continued “Monday Night Football” coverage stayed on top once again in the cable ratings this week. The network’s broadcast of …

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Saturday cable ratings: Hallmark’s ‘Christmas Cottage,’ ‘Live PD’ lead

Saturday was a fairly quiet day on cable, with a Hallmark movie and “Live PD” leading the way.<p>“The Christmas Cottage” on Hallmark and “Live PD” tied …

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2017 Bears maintain their local TV ratings edge over the 2016 team

The 2017 Bears now have one more victory than last season’s team, complementing the improved year-to-year local TV ratings they’ve generated so far this NFL season.<p>Sunday’s 33-7 victory over the Bengals in Cincinnati on Fox’s WFLD-Ch. 32 averaged a 20.0 household rating in the Chicago market, …

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Ratings: Simpsons Hits Season Highs

Leading out of <i>The OT</i> this week, Fox’s <i>The Simpsons</i> drew 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 demo rating, besting its previous Season 29 highs by 44 …

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TV Ratings Dec 11: Nine wins by 0.1%, ABC's Back Roads top non-news performer

Share Email Comments<p><b>• Nine #1, but Seven close behind with both over 18% share</b> <b><br>• Media Watch farewells 2017 with highlights for 500,000 viewers</b><p>Nine …

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The 2018 Golden Globe TV series nominees ranked by ratings

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the Golden Globe Awards Monday, and as we do with every big TV awards show, TV by …

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New Orleans doubles Atlanta in TV ratings for Falcons-Saints game

The Falcons beat the Saints on “Thursday Night Football,” but Atlanta was no match for New Orleans in the TV ratings for the game.<p>The game, on NBC …

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‘Big Little Lies’ sequel officially a go at HBO

HBO’s Emmy-winning miniseries “Big Little Lies” is becoming decidedly less mini. The channel has officially given the green light to a sequel to the …

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Nine calculates day-night Ashes Test reached over 10m Australians

Share Email Comments<p>A total of 10,037,396 Australians tuned in throughout the five days of Nine’s broadcast of the Second Ashes Test between …

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TV Ratings Dec 7: Summer Bay and Deadliest Weather keep Seven in top spot

Share Email Comments<p><b>• Summer Bay and Deadliest Weather keep Seven in top spot</b> <b><br>• Final regular episode of Lateline farewell by staff</b><p>Seven’s Thursday …

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