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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

How I Met Your Mother Turbocharges CBS’ Lineup Origin story helps boost Monday night

Episode No. 200 of How I Met Your Mother powered CBS’ entire Monday night lineup, as the nine-seasons-in-the-making origin story helped deliver the comedy’s highest ratings in a year. According to…

January 28, 2014, 5:37 PM EST

Stellar Quarter for Resurgent NBC Room for improvement as ad dollars continue to lag ratings growth

After years of ratings deflation took the wind out of its sails—er, sales—things are looking up at NBC. Revenue at the broadcast network soared 12 percent in the fourth quarter of…

January 28, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

Insiders Say NBC Has the Best Chance at Getting the NFL’s Thursday Night Package Winning bid could go for close to $800 million

The National Football League is poring over a handful of formal offers for a new Thursday night TV package, and sources with skin in the game believe the top bidder…

January 26, 2014, 8:58 PM EST

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers Soft launch for Fox’s Greg Kinnear drama

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night. According to…

January 24, 2014, 2:13 PM EST

Sleepy Hollow Goes Out on a High Note, The Blacklist Continues to Slip No relief in sight as Monday 10 p.m. slot just gets tighter

Fox’s freshman hit Sleepy Hollow wrapped its first season in grand fashion, drawing its biggest ratings in months with a two-part cliffhanger finale. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the supersized Sleepy…

January 21, 2014, 4:14 PM EST

Midseason TV Matchups New series square off in a zero-sum game

If Kevin Reilly has his way, the time-honored practice of carving the broadcast television season into three distinct cycles (fall, midseason, sleepaway camp) will go the way of the variety…

January 20, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

Voiceless Blacklist Drops, Intelligence Plummets Despite weaker lead-in, NBC still has CBS on the ropes in the Monday 10 p.m. slot

The return of NBC’s The Blacklist on Monday was undermined somewhat by a softer lead-in, but the season’s No. 1 new series still managed to dominate the 10 p.m. time…

January 14, 2014, 1:24 PM EST

Golden Globes Rule Sunday Night At this point, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should just host everything

NBC on Sunday posted a 10-year high with its presentation of the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and if the half-hour ratings are anything to go by, the night’s most compelling stars…

January 13, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

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