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Filling the Oprah Void

Oprah Winfrey’s exit in May might not be the end-of-days scenario for the syndication upfront many predicted when she announced last year that her daytime juggernaught was ending.The strength of…

April 4, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Programmed to Succeed

I’ve never been shy about offering my opinions as a hobbyist scheduler and TV super freak. But this week I’m putting my money where my remote is, programming the fall…

March 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Adweek's 100 Most Influential Shows

Let’s go back to the very beginning, back to when TV became an entertainment medium and shows that people wanted to watch and advertisers wanted to be associated with were…

March 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

This Year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney Most Watched Since 2005

Boosted by the expanded coverage on CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV, CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ exclusive live coverage of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is now…

March 27, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Monday Overnights: 24 Million Tune in for Dancing With the Stars Premiere

ABC danced its way to the winning overnight Monday finish line, more than doubling No. 2 CBS (13.4 rating/21 share vs. 6.0/9). Third overall was Fox (5.3/8), followed by lagging…

March 22, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

NBC Sees Summer Series Enders for Friday Night Lights, 'Criminal Intent'

NBC has unveiled its original summer programming plans. The lineup includes four new nonscripted series (It’s Worth What?, The Voice, Still Standing and Love in the Wild); new seasons of…

March 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

CBS, Turner Report Best NCAA Men's B-ball Ratings in 20 Years

Four days into the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, CBS Sports and Turner Sports are reporting the best overall average ratings to date in 20 years, with a…

March 20, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Friday Ratings: NBC, CBS Split Low-Rated Leadership

There is not much you can say about Friday, of course, when the top-rated network (NBC in total viewers; CBS in adults 18-49) averages a lackluster 6.13 million viewers with…

March 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Antonio 'L.A.' Reid Joins The X Factor Judge's Table

Upcoming Fox music competition The X Factor, which debuts in the fall, has announced its second judge: Antonio “L.A.” Reid, former chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group. Reid has…

March 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Karate Kid, Kirstie Allie Among New 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast

ABC has announced the next 11 celebrity participants for the upcoming spring edition of megahit Dancing With the Stars. Not surprisingly, there are sports legends, models, a reality star, a…

March 1, 2011, 12:00 AM EST