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The Day the Music Died Smash crashes on reentry, drawing a 1.2 in the dollar demo

NBC’s Broadway baby last night toppled off the stage and into the orchestra pit, as Smash delivered disconcertingly tiny ratings. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the Season 2 premiere of the…

February 6, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

No Post-Super Bowl Lift for CBS Promo assault yields marginal ratings gains

CBS failed to capitalize on the promotional muscle of the Super Bowl, as Monday night’s prime-time lineup showed very little growth versus the most recent Monday roster of first-run episodes. According…

February 5, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

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

NBC Plots Comedy-Driven Revival Peacock schedules four nights of sitcoms

NBC on Monday returned to its Radio City upfront stomping grounds, laying out a 2012-13 prime-time schedule designed to tickle viewers’ funny bones. But before the network could get the…

May 14, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

NBCU's Burke: We'd Love to Be Average NBC makes headway in Q1, but CEO admits it has 'a long way to go'

Steve Burke on Wednesday echoed a familiar refrain, telling investors that NBC has “a long way to go” before it truly can be said to have regained its standing with its…

May 3, 2012, 6:30 AM EDT

Hulu's First Upfront Attracts Attention, Attendees, Hopefully TV Dollars Digital TV service announces new projects from Seth Meyers, more

As Hulu's programming slate deepens, its advertising model is also getting more intricate. Like AOL, the company is offering guarantees based on Nielsen's new OCR (online campaign ratings) system, which…

April 19, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

Zou Bisou Bisou: ‘Mad Men’ Seduces Record Viewership 3.54 million tune in for return of AMC hit

Don Draper may have spent the last 17 months brooding handsomely in a state of whiskey-fortified suspended animation, but the long layover doesn’t seem to have scared off viewers. Per Nielsen…

March 26, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

Battle Royale: ‘Voice’ and ‘DWTS’ Square Off Broadcast TV has 'a case of the Mondays'

Already packed like a rush-hour subway car, Monday night became even more dangerously overcrowded with the return of Dancing With the Stars. Back for its 14th cycle, ABC’s competition series averaged…

March 20, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

Voices Carry: NBC Adds Another Hour of Reality Hit ‘The Voice’ sets up shop on Tuesday night

In a bid to pull the throttle back on its prime-time ratings, NBC has carved out another hour for its hit competition series, The Voice. Like American Idol before it, The…

March 8, 2012, 1:16 PM EST

Buoyed by ‘The Voice,’ ‘Smash’ Inches Closer to a Renewal Monday night is music to NBC’s ears

A stellar performance from The Voice and an all-but-idle CBS helped give NBC a decisive ratings victory on Monday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The Voice’s first “battle round” delivered 16.9…

March 6, 2012, 7:04 PM EST

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