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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

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

March 13, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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

Chicago P.D. Off to a Promising Start on NBC A rare 10 p.m. win for broadcast

In a season marred by wholly forgettable 10 p.m. launches, NBC thus far is the only broadcaster showing signs of life in the final hour of prime time. The Peacock on…

January 9, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

CBS’ Intelligence Is the Season’s Most-Watched Premiere Less encouraging results for ABC’s Killer Women

CBS could have a winner on its hands with its first midseason drama launch, while a solid performer in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot continues to elude ABC. According to Nielsen…

January 8, 2014, 7:25 PM EST

VOD, Streaming Offer Incremental Ratings Gains Commercial views reinforce broadcasters’ extra-credit push

Just days after reiterating his advocacy for a more inclusive ratings currency, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves told investors that he wants to expand beyond the proposed C7 stream. Speaking Nov.…

November 18, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

Seasonal Stumbles for Monday Night’s Hottest Series The Voice, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow dip in first week of November sweeps

Monday night’s biggest broadcast shows are starting to settle into their seasonal troughs … a pattern that unfortunately coincides with the first full week of November sweeps. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

November 5, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

Prime Time Ghost Town Big Three draw record low ratings at 10 p.m.

It’s 10 p.m. … Do you know where your viewers are? If you program a broadcast television network, there’s a good chance they’ve either flipped to a cable channel or…

October 27, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

CBS Stems the Bleeding With Monday Comedy Switcheroo Ratings up after net shuffles the deck

In killing off the underperforming We Are Men and shifting 2 Broke Girls to the 8:30 p.m. time slot, CBS appears to have halted its Monday night skid. That said,…

October 15, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

We Are Dead Men: CBS Kills Off Freshman Comedy Network restructures Monday night

If Jerry O’Connell can’t seem to catch a break on broadcast TV, CBS’ Monday 8:30 p.m. time slot isn’t in much better shape. The network on Wednesday evening elected to shutter…

October 10, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

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