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NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

Dead Air: Zombies or No Zombies, Sunday Broadcast Ratings Continue to Slump Resurrection, Believe hit series lows

Now that The Walking Dead has staggered off for its customary six-month between-seasons break, broadcasters last night may have hoped to regain some of their lost potency in the Sunday…

April 7, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

April 7, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

April 4, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

April 3, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

Death by Hiatus: Extended Downtime Is Killing Your Favorite TV Shows Mindy Project, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scorched by rocky scheduling

While extended hiatuses may work for the likes of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, broadcast TV series that take lengthy breaks or are erratically scheduled increasingly run the risk…

April 2, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

How I Met Your Mother Finale Soars Record ratings, even if fans didn’t think the capper was legen … wait for it … dary

Pop quiz: In the series finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, the titular mom is revealed to be: a) a MacGuffin b) a red herring c) the Yellow [Umbrella] King d) a nice,…

April 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

Pharrell Williams Joins NBC’s The Voice Musical multi-threat replaces Cee Lo Green in Cycle 7

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams is bringing his talents to NBC’s The Voice. The 40-year-old Neptunes linchpin and recent Daft Punk collaborator (“Get Lucky”) will join the popular musical competition series before the…

March 31, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

The Walking Dead Gobbles Up TV Ratings Crown Season 4 finale scares up an 8.0 in the dollar demo

While Sunday night’s Season 4 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead failed to shatter the ratings record set in the season premiere, it did establish a new high-water mark for…

March 31, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

Resurrection Falls Back to Earth ABC drama down 40 percent in hyper-competitive Sunday night slot

After a splashy debut in which it more than doubled its time slot predecessor’s average deliveries, ABC’s Resurrection has fallen back to earth. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the fourth episode…

March 31, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

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