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Sunday Overnights: Oscars Dominate, but at Lower Levels

It was all about ABC, with the 83rd annual Academy Awards averaging approximately 33.29 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/26 share among adults 18-49 from 8:30-11 p.m., according to Nielsen…

February 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Exclusive Interview With Oscar-Winner Kathy Bates

Seven episodes into its run, it looks like NBC drama Harry’s Law, with Kathy Bates, is a modest hit. Bates plays an attorney who abruptly loses her job and finds…

February 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: Another Boring Saturday

Fox led the low-rated Saturday troops care of its perennial combination of Cops (original and repeat—viewers: No. 1, avg. 5.73 million; adults 18-49: No.1, avg. 1.8 rating/6 share) and America’s…

February 27, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: CBS, Fox Command Key Demo

It was a Friday of split leadership. CBS finished first in total viewers (with a very respectable 10.38 million viewers), followed by NBC (5.88), ABC (4.75), Fox (3.88) and The…

February 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

CBS Cans Two and a Half Men for Rest of Season (Updated)

CBS and Warner Bros. have agreed to shut down production on Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the current season, after a violent and anti-Semitic rant by…

February 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: 'Idol' Ignites Fox, 'Engagement' Disappoints on CBS

It’s repetitive, we know. But any evening with American Idol is a victory for Fox. Last night’s two-hour installment set in Hollywood scored a healthy 13.8 rating/21 share in the…

February 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: CW's 'Shedding for the Wedding' DOA

With behemoth American Idol on board, Fox scored an easy overnight Wednesday victory, more than doubling the household rating of distant second place CBS on Feb. 23. Fox scored an…

February 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: CBS Dominates 'Idol'-Free Tuesday

Without American Idol in the Tuesday mix, CBS owned Tuesday in the overnights and will do so until at least the end of the traditional TV season in May.CBS averaged…

February 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Overnights: 'The Bachelor' Pads ABC

This was not a Monday night victory for ABC in the magnitude of soon-to-return Dancing With the Stars. But the ongoing strength of the 8-10 p.m. time period warmer The…

February 22, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

The Oscars by the Numbers

Does The King’s Speech, Best Picture front-runner for the 83rd Academy Awards on ABC this Sunday, have the oomph to ignite viewership for the telecast past the 41.7 million from…

February 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

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