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Topic: 2012-13 Broadcast TV Season

CBS Wins Prime-Time Ratings Crown

Tiffany net takes the 18-49 title for the first time in 21 years

After passing NBC in the ratings race back in early February, CBS never looked back, cruising to an easy win among total viewers and the two major demographics. Per Nielsen, CBS…

NBC Cancels Freshman Drama Deception

Network cutting off dead weight as fall schedule begins to take shape

As it continues to piece together its fall broadcast schedule, NBC on Wednesday closed the books on one of its freshman dramas. NBC has elected not to renew the sudsy midseason…

Ratings Slump Dings NBC’s Q1 Performance

Voice hiatus a drag on revenue

Comcast on Wednesday reported weak results at its NBC broadcast division, as a first-quarter ratings slump negatively impacted the unit’s financial performance. NBC saw overall revenues drop 19 percent to $1.52…

That’s So Raven: A Sneak Peek at The Following’s Transmedia Experiment

Fox lures fans of the killer drama into a web of fear

Because even Poe-obsessed serial killers need friends, Fox is giving fans of its dastardly drama The Following a shot at buddying up with murder-happy mastermind Joe Carroll. Beginning Monday, visitors to…

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…

Viewers Have Little Appetite for NBC’s Hannibal

Cannibal drama draws a 1.6; ABC sees decent returns with new sitcom

Broadcasters this week squeezed out two of the final scripted series premieres of the 2012-13 campaign, and as has been the case throughout the season, the results were unspectacular. ABC on…

Bad Moon Rising: Unfavorable Indicators Dog Broadcasters

Signs point to a lukewarm upfront marketplace

Although clients’ budgets won’t be registered for another two months or so, analysts and media buyers are already saying that the 2013-14 upfront marketplace won’t be particularly memorable. In a note…

Sunday Night Ghost Town: Soft Launch for ABC’s Red Widow

No quick fix for troubled 10 p.m. time slot

Like a strip mall that houses an endless succession of failed take-out restaurants, some time slots are seemingly doomed to failure. And unfortunately for ABC, its Sunday 10 p.m. hour…

No Ratings Glitter for CBS’ Golden Boy

Special premiere of midseason cop drama delivers lackluster ratings

A special premiere of CBS’ midseason cop show Golden Boy showed little luster Tuesday night, drawing 10.6 million viewers and an unremarkable 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. According to preliminary…

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…

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