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Marc Berman

State of the Union Hauls In 42 Million-Plus Viewers

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, which aired from approximately 9-10:15 p.m. on 11 networks, totaled 42.79 million viewers, with a combined household rating of 26.6, according…

John Walsh to Host New 'World's Most Wanted'

Long-running Fox staple America's Most Wanted, hosted by John Walsh, is introducing World's Most Wanted, which will focus on the compelling international cases from the vast library of America's Most…

Oprah Scores With Half-Sister Reveal

Monday’s episode of soon-to-depart CBS Television Distribution talker Oprah, where Oprah Winfrey introduced the half-sister she never knew she had, scored a whopping 9.7 rating/22 share in the overnights, according…

'Great Big World' Gets Clearances

Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World, a new half-hour educational/informational series for fall 2011, has been cleared by the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, among others…

Father Albert Gets Test Run

Distributor Debmar-Mercury, which recently announced a distribution deal for America Now, hosted by ex-Apprentice-winner Bill Rancic, has another new first-run talk show option up its growing sleeve: Father Albert.  Hosted…

Ex-'Apprentice' Winner Rancic Gets Distribution for Show

Distributor Debmar-Mercury, home of The Wendy Williams Show and upcoming Jeremy Kyle, will distribute a daily half-hour version of current lifestyle weekly America Now, hosted by the winner of season…

Analysis: HBO, Showtime, Starz (TCA Video)

With about 28.5 million subscribers, HBO remains the leader in pay cable—although those numbers are down versus a year ago. Runner-up Showtime claims 18.2 million subscribers, while Starz has 17.3 million. Horse races aside, all three…

Interview: CNN's Anderson Cooper Gets Talking

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference begins this week in Miami, and the standout new entry, in terms of clearances, is Anderson Cooper. Telepictures Production talker Anderson…

American Idol Down But Not Out (Updated)

Season 10 of American Idol on Fox, featuring new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, opened on Fox with a hefty (and dominant) 26.06 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/26…

Analysis: AMC and FX Roundup (TCA Video)

Among the basic cable networks, AMC and FX may draw the most critical praise and awards show nominations. To wit: Katey Sagal's Best Actress in a TV Drama win at…

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