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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…

April 5, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

ABC Strikes Gold With the Oscars Network sells out broadcast, fetching $1.7 million per :30

With just under three weeks to go before the film world descends on Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, ABC has sold the last available inventory in its broadcast of the 84th annual…

February 6, 2013, 11:57 AM EST

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,…

January 28, 2013, 5:44 PM EST

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

CBS Breaks Up With Partners Network cancels low-rated Monday comedy after six episodes

The third new series of the 2012-13 broadcast TV season has been given a pink slip, as CBS today canceled its freshman comedy Partners. Over the course of six episodes—the show…

November 16, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

Iger: Lack of Blockbusters Is Putting the Hurt on TV Ratings Disney exec also cites time-shifting, Olympics disruption for ad market woes

While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular…

November 8, 2012, 9:35 PM EST

Nashville Hits a Sour Note in Week 2 ABC musical drama falls 29 percent in the dollar demo

A week after hitting all the high notes in its network television debut, ABC’s country music drama Nashville is singing a slower, sadder tune. According to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day ratings data, Nashville…

October 18, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

Strong Debuts for ABC’s Nashville, the CW’s Arrow Both networks hit the mark with new Wednesday night dramas

ABC got a much-needed shot in the arm last night as the premiere of its highly touted drama series Nashville delivered solid ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the country music-inflected soap…

October 11, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

ABC Wins Hump Day Comedy Showdown Network earns some chuckles in a night dominated by presidential debate

Viewers didn’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon for ABC’s The Neighbors, as the absurdist aliens-among-us comedy was given the cold shoulder in its time-period premiere. After getting a huge rocket…

October 4, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

Tears of a Clown: NBC's Wednesday Night Comedy Premieres Flop Poor showing for 'Animal Practice,' 'Guys with Kids'

Broadcasters last night took the wraps off of three new comedy series, but if the preliminary ratings are anything to go by, viewers were more inclined to mutter “huh?” or…

September 27, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

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