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Topic: 1600 Penn

NBC’s Go On Will Not

Network cancels Matthew Perry sitcom

The ax continues to fall at NBC, which over the last several hours has severed ties with three of the four freshman comedies that were still in contention for a…

They Took My Show Away!

Five NBC renewals spell doom for soft freshman series

On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My…

No Love Lost for New NBC Dating Show

Ready for Love bows to 3.67 million viewers and a 1.5 in the dollar demo

With just six weeks to go before the 2012-13 broadcast season comes to a shuddering halt, one of the last remaining premieres has exploded on the launch pad. According to Nielsen…

Dwight Schrute Buys the Farm

Passed-over Office backdoor pilot draws record low ratings

After a three-week hiatus, NBC’s The Office returned last night in the form of the backdoor pilot to the stillborn Dwight Schrute spinoff, The Farm. If the preliminary ratings are…

CBS to Win First February Sweeps Since 1998

Meanwhile, NBC falls to fifth place behind Univision

With just two nights remaining in the period, CBS is on track to win its first February sweeps in 15 years. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings for the period spanning Jan. 31…

NBC’s Ratings Momentum Stalls

Midseason failures leave ‘Voice’-less Peacock adrift

After NBC enjoyed its strongest fall quarter in recent memory, the loss of Sunday Night Football and The Voice have erased the network’s early gains. Twenty weeks into the 2012-13 broadcast…

CBS 'Bangs' Up Thursday Nights, NBC's Slide Continues

Grim returns for new Peacock efforts Do No Harm, 1600 Penn

CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The…

The Day the Music Died

Smash crashes on reentry, drawing a 1.2 in the dollar demo

NBC’s Broadway baby last night toppled off the stage and into the orchestra pit, as Smash delivered disconcertingly tiny ratings. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the Season 2 premiere of the…

Doc Drama Do No Harm on Life Support

NBC series is lowest-rated debut in Big Four history

The series premiere of NBC’s schizoid doctor drama Do No Harm died on the table Thursday night, posting a miserly 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Per Nielsen preliminary fast national…

Oh, Brother: Fox Cancels Ben and Kate

Freshman Comedy Fails to Deliver Ratings

Fox is revising its two-hour Tuesday night comedy block, halting production on the freshman effort Ben and Kate just days after pulling the show from its winter schedule. The amiable sitcom,…

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