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Topic: American Idol

Steady as She Goes: Night 2 of Idol Holds Up Fox takes full advantage of hobbled prime-time field

The second installment of the new cycle of American Idol dominated the Thursday night ratings race, drawing 16.3 million viewers and a 5.6 in the dollar demo. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

January 18, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

Mixed Ratings Results for Returning Idol Fox stalwart’s demo delivery down 19 percent from 2012 debut

Season 12 of American Idol got off to a somewhat iffy start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the season…

January 17, 2013, 1:34 PM EST

Networks Hope to Find a Following Broadcast nets are banking on buzzy new and returning shows for a rebound in Q1

If you work for a broadcast television network and your letterhead doesn’t feature a multicolored peacock logo, it’s probably safe to say that the 2012-13 season has failed to live…

November 26, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

Information Diet: Allison Williams The Girls star taps into a DVR full of must-see TV, from American Horror Story to 60 Minutes

Specs Age 24 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Girls (Season 2 returns Jan. 13); guest stars on Fox’s The Mindy Project on Nov. 20; Yale grad Base New York What’s the first information you consume…

November 16, 2012, 6:44 AM EST

CBS’ Poltrack Unveils New Media Planning Tool Advertising Week presentation to focus on TV word-of-mouth affinities

CBS and the Keller Fay Group next Tuesday will unveil new research that demonstrates how television remains the dominant driver of meatspace word-of-mouth conversations, those offline exchanges between friends and…

October 3, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

Tweet My TV Show Keys to Social TV: Charlie Sheen, SpongeBob and 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta'

Used to be, television viewing was a passive experience. Today, the vast majority of smartphone and tablet owners are tapping away on their devices as they watch TV—creating more opportunities…

September 11, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

Steven Tyler Bails on ‘American Idol’ Fox series may be in the market for two new judges for 2013

American Idol faces another major casting overhaul, as its most flamboyant celebrity judge has decided to walk away from the Fox juggernaut. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler on Thursday announced he would…

July 12, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

The Season of Broadcast Disconnect With cable's vampires, stage moms and methheads, this could be nets' worst summer yet

Perhaps no series is more emblematic of cable’s summer slate than the HBO vampire drama True Blood. A gory bouillabaisse of sex, death and escapism, Alan Ball’s gleefully erratic swamp…

June 18, 2012, 12:04 AM EDT

That's a Wrap: Broadcasters Close Out Upfront Market NBC, Fox book the last of their fall TV deals

The broadcast bazaar is closed for business, as NBC and Fox late Wednesday wrapped up the last of their respective upfront deals. Sources confirmed that both stragglers had crossed the finish…

June 13, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

Ghost Town: The Vanishing 10 p.m. Broadcast Drama 2011-12 season ends with grim tidings for time slot

The 10 o’clock broadcast drama tottered further down the road to oblivion this season, as not a single series in the time slot finished among Nielsen’s highest-rated programs. Per 33 weeks…

May 25, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

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