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Fox Cancels The X Factor Simon Cowell series never really caught on

Simon Cowell’s latest attempt to salvage The X Factor has come to naught, as Fox on Friday said it has pulled the plug on the series.  Acknowledging the end of his…

February 8, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

NBC Snows Over Rivals in First Night of Winter Olympics 20 million viewers tune in for bonus Sochi coverage

NBC on Thursday iced the competition with its first night of Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, averaging 20 million viewers, an 11.3 household rating and a 6.0 among adults 18-49. Because…

February 7, 2014, 1:14 PM EST

4 Burning Questions About CBS’ New NFL Package Football will be a game-changer

In securing the rights to the National Football League’s new Thursday night franchise, CBS effectively pulled the rug out from under its broadcast competition. While it’s no secret that NBC…

February 6, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

Blue Chippers Return to the Red Carpet American Express, McDonald’s, Sprint spiff up for Oscars

While two of the biggest advertisers have rotated out of ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast, many more blue-chip sponsors are returning to the Red Carpet. As first reported by Adweek, General Motors…

February 6, 2014, 1:37 PM EST

NBC Shuts Down The Michael J. Fox Show Peacock’s third new Thursday night sitcom is a goner

NBC’s beleaguered Thursday prime-time lineup continues to give the network fits, and as of this evening, the night’s lone remaining new show has been pulled from the schedule. Effective immediately, The Michael…

February 5, 2014, 10:53 PM EST

New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Come Back Down to Earth Super Bowl sugar rush wears off quickly

For all the hype afforded it, the Super Bowl does a pretty lousy job at series promotion. According to Nielsen fast national data, the two shows that aired immediately after Super…

February 5, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

With NFL Win, CBS Lands an Even Bigger Bang Network wins rights for new Thursday night package

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, CBS appears to have outbid its broadcast competition for the rights to the new Thursday night NFL package. While NBC was thought to be…

February 5, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

Super Bowl Push Doesn’t Boost The Following Ratings hit a new low despite in-game promo support

The crush of Super Bowl promos Fox aired in support of The Following didn’t appear to give it much of a boost, as Monday night’s installment delivered the lowest ratings…

February 4, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

Nielsen Overturns Earlier Call: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Most-Watched, Ever Blowout scares up a record 112.2 million viewers

In retrospect, it was over before it started, but Super Bowl XLVIII still managed to draw more viewers than any other broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

February 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EST

Ratings ‘Falter’ as Super Bowl Disappoints It’s all relative; blowout still delivers 96.9 million viewers

It may have been the least competitive Super Bowl in recent memory, but Fox’s coverage of last night’s Seahawks-Broncos blowout still appears to have delivered massive ratings. According to preliminary Nielsen…

February 3, 2014, 1:10 PM EST

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