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NBC’s Thursday Night Comedies Fall Flat Middle-of-the-road approach may have backfired

Bob Greenblatt’s decision to steer the HMS Funnybones into the mainstream hasn’t prevented NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup from sinking to the bottom. And while it’s too early to call…

October 4, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

Robin Williams, CBS Win the Retro Battle The Crazy Ones Trumps the Michael J. Fox Show

They may not go head-to-head in Week 2, but if Thursday night’s numbers are anything to go by, Robin Williams is beating Michael J. Fox in the Comeback Kid ratings…

September 27, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast? Both are changing

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We…

May 19, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series Elementary makes the cut, outlook for Vegas is unfavorable

It’s Groundhog Day at CBS, as the top-rated broadcast network has booked a return ticket for 18 of its original series—the same number it renewed a year ago. Among the programs…

March 27, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

CBS 'Bangs' Up Thursday Nights, NBC's Slide Continues Grim returns for new Peacock efforts Do No Harm, 1600 Penn

CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The…

February 8, 2013, 3:46 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

Moonves: C7 Switch Only a Matter of Time CBS boss predicts a currency shift will take place by mid-2014

Weeks after expressing his support for a switch to a new ratings currency that would include seven days of time-shifted deliveries, Les Moonves is now predicting that the change will…

December 5, 2012, 3:41 PM EST

Angusgate: Much Ado About Nothing Whether he stays or goes, Two and a Half Men star has little impact on show

For those of us quietly hoping that Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones would embark on a Tiger Blood/Bitchin’ Rock Star From Mars media junket following his…

November 28, 2012, 1:54 PM 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

'Elementary,' My Dear Nielsen CBS solves 10 p.m. mystery with new Sherlock Holmes drama

CBS last night rolled to a decisive ratings victory, as its hybridized comedy-procedural lineup led to a strong series debut at 10 p.m. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, CBS’s new Sherlock Holmes…

September 28, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

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