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Topic: Vegas

There’s No Place Like Dome

CBS scares up huge ratings with new sci-fi drama

CBS on Monday drew a huge crowd with the premiere of its ambitious scripted series, Under the Dome, delivering 13.5 million total viewers and a staggering 3.3 in the adults…

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…

Record Lows for NBC’s Tuesday Night Lineup

Go On, The New Normal, Smash falter; CW’s Cult DOA

NBC continues to struggle without its hit musical competition series The Voice, as the lack of a reliable anchor is suffocating the rest of the Tuesday night lineup. According to Nielsen…

Nevermore: The Following Dispels TV’s Freshman Curse

Fox drama becomes first new series to grow demo in Week 2

Fox’s pitch-black new crime drama The Following on Monday night became the first freshman series of the class of 2012-13 to actually improve on its premiere ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

CBS’ Poltrack: Demos Don’t Tell the Entire Story of the 2012-13 Season

Research boss says smarter measurement, targeting could usher in 'golden age'

Despite a season that’s been marked by vertiginous ratings declines, CBS research guru David Poltrack believes that broadcast’s slow start “is not indicative of how the season will progress.” Speaking to…

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…

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…

Earnings: Cable Helps Lift News Corp. Profits

Fox News Channel, FX boost ad sales in Q1

News Corp. reported today that its fiscal year first-quarter earnings tripled from a year ago, reflecting a one-time gain from the sale of its NDS holdings and a strong showing…

Vote of Confidence: CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to Vegas, Elementary

To date, 40 percent of new series have back-nine orders

CBS has gone all-in on its two surviving freshman dramas, giving back-nine orders to Vegas and Elementary. Starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, Vegas premiered Sept. 25 to 14.9 million viewers and…

Fuhgeddaboudit: CBS Cancels Made in Jersey

Low-rated Friday night legal drama first to get the ax

CBS announced today that it has pulled the plug on its Friday night legal drama Made In Jersey, making it the first casualty of the fall TV season. After premiering Sept. 28…

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