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[12/30/09 - 12:39 PM]
HGTV Again Breaks Ratings Records for 2009, Fourth Quarter and December
HGTV spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 11:31 AM]
FOX Claims 4th Quarter Victory for First Time in Network's History
FOX spins the numbers for the fourth quarter of 2009.

[12/30/09 - 10:39 AM]
Disney XD Delivers Record-Setting Year in 2009
Disney XD spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 10:15 AM]
The Chase Continues as Science Channel Brings the Popular Series Mantracker Back for Its Sophomore Season
The series will air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting January 20.

[12/30/09 - 09:44 AM]
Soapnet Sets All Time High Viewing Records in Prime in 2009
SOAPnet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 09:35 AM]
2009 Ranks as ABC Family's Most-Watched Year in Prime
ABC Family spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 09:32 AM]
BET Celebrates Banner Ratings in 2009
BET spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 08:34 AM]
The Closer, "True Blood" Lead 2009's Scripted Cable Series
Plus: how more than 60 of cable's scripted series fared in 2009.

[12/30/09 - 08:04 AM]
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Rings in the New Year with Back-To-Back Shows in January
Charles Barkley and Alicia Keys are set for January 9 with Sigourney Weaver and The Ting Tings due on January 16.

[12/30/09 - 07:42 AM]
July 7 Brand Evolution Powers Syfy to Most-Watched Year in History Among Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54
Syfy spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/30/09 - 12:08 AM]
Interview: "The Real World" Executive Producer Jim Johnston

[12/29/09 - 06:14 PM]
Banner Year for FX in 2009
FX spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/29/09 - 06:01 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 29
Updates include: Comedy Central passes on second season of "The Jeff Dunham Show"; and The CW cuts "Blonde Charity Mafia" loose.

[12/29/09 - 04:20 PM]
ESPN's Highest-Rated and Most-Viewed Season of Monday Night Football
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 28.

[12/29/09 - 12:41 PM]
FOX Weekly Ratings: Week of December 21-27
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 21-27.

[12/29/09 - 11:48 AM]
Award-Winning Artist, Dj and Producer David Guetta Joins the Las Vegas Lineup for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010"
Guetta will join the previously announced The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi and Robin Thicke.

[12/29/09 - 11:47 AM]
ABC Announces "Lost" the Final Season Sweepstakes
The 815 winners will receive a "Lost" bottle containing a USB port with a sneak peek at this season's premiere.

[12/29/09 - 11:17 AM]
Santa Brings CBS Its 13th Weekly Ratings Win in 14 Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 21-27.

[12/29/09 - 08:44 AM]
Winter Season of Syfy's Stargate Universe Most-Watched Stargate in Four Years
Syfy spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/29/09 - 08:42 AM]
People's Choice Awards 2010 Announces Star-Studded Lineup for First Awards Show of the Year
Hugh Jackman, Ashton Kutcher, Hugh Laurie, Taylor Lautner and Carrie Underwood are among this year's attendees.

[12/29/09 - 07:22 AM]
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Be Featured on TLC's American Chopper
Said installment airs Thursday, January 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/28/09 - 05:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 28
Updates include: Warner Bros. to wrap "The Tyra Banks Show"; and FOX, Simon Cowell continue "Idol," "X Factor" dance.

[12/28/09 - 03:37 PM]
NBC Adds, Subtracts "30 Rock," "Law & Order"
NBC is doubling up on "30 Rock" on January 14 while "Law & Order" is getting bumped on January 8.

[12/28/09 - 10:40 AM]
Oxygen Celebrates Best and Most Watched Year Ever in 2009
Oxygen spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/28/09 - 12:34 AM]
Interview: "Hoarders" Executive Producer Andy Berg

[12/23/09 - 12:34 PM]
Sundance Channel to Premiere Third Season of Acclaimed Music Series "Live from Abbey Road" on Feb 26th at 8pm ET/PT with Tribute to Beatles' Abbey Road Album
Also on tap for the new season are Seal, Sugarland, Green Day, Counting Crows, The Fray, Noisettes, The Killers and Michael Bublé.

[12/23/09 - 11:07 AM]
Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" Delivers Most Watched Telecast Ever in Network History
Oxygen spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 22.

[12/23/09 - 09:16 AM]
A&E Posts Best Year in Network History
A&E spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/23/09 - 08:40 AM]
USA Brings the Heat in January
The cable channel details its lineup of upcoming originals.

[12/23/09 - 08:05 AM]
In the World of Antiques, It Takes an Expert to Turn Rust Into RicheS... American Pickers
History's latest original series premieres Monday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/23/09 - 08:04 AM]
History(Tm) Announces Madhouse
The 13-hour series, due next month, tracks the long history of a family feud that rivals the Hatfields and McCoys.

[12/23/09 - 08:03 AM]
From the Unforgiving Landscape of the Pacific Northwest to the Dark Waters of Florida and Louisiana, Comes the Third Season OF... Ax Men
The show's third season premieres on Sunday, January 10 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[12/22/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 22
Updates include: Anthony Zuiker lands another hour at CBS; and ABC pilots "Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid."

[12/22/09 - 02:47 PM]
Monday Night Football Wins the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 21.

[12/22/09 - 01:43 PM]
FOX Turns Yellow with "Simpsons" Fever This January
The 20th anniversary will culminate on Sunday, January 10 with the landmark 450th episode, "Once Upon a Time in Springfield."

[12/22/09 - 01:17 PM]
Glitz and Glamour Take Center Stage as TNT and People Magazine Present the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Red Carpet Show
Peter Castro and Thea Andrews will host said coverage, which begins live at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, January 23.

[12/22/09 - 12:32 PM]
The Ricky Gervais Show, Animated Comedy Series Based on the Smash-Hit Podcast, Debuts FeB. 19, Exclusively on Hbo
The show's debut will be followed by the second-season launch of "The Life and Times of Tim."

[12/22/09 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie 'The Three Gifts' Top-Rated Movie of Week on Ad-Supported Cable
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, December 19.

[12/22/09 - 11:58 AM]
Nickelodeon Is 2009's Top-Ranked Cable Network
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/22/09 - 11:50 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of DeC. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.

[12/22/09 - 11:38 AM]
They All Start SomewherE... "American Idol" Returns Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13, on Fox
FOX details the schedule for the first two months of the show's ninth season.

[12/22/09 - 11:10 AM]
Exclusive: FOX Expands "Idol" Premiere Week
The show's Wednesday, January 13 installment will now run 75 minutes, pushing the launch of "Our Little Genius" to 9:15/8:15c.

[12/22/09 - 10:46 AM]
Entertainment Tonight Rules as #1 Newsmagazine for 700 Consecutive Weeks
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of December 7-13.

[12/22/09 - 10:45 AM]
Grammy(R) Nominees Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell and Taylor Swift to Perform on "The 52nd Annual Grammy(R) Awards" JaN. 31 on Cbs
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced at a later date.

[12/22/09 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Dominates the Week in All Key Measures with Its Best Deliveries in a Month
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.

[12/22/09 - 09:59 AM]
Doctor Who Gives BBC America Best Night Ever
BBC America spins the numbers for Saturday, December 19.

[12/22/09 - 09:47 AM]
VH1 Heads Back to Rehab with DR. Drew Pinsky for a Third Installment of "Celebrity Rehab with DR. Drew"
Mackenzie Phillips, Hiedi Fleiss, Tom Sizemore and Dennis Rodman are among those featured in the new season, due on January 7.

[12/22/09 - 09:17 AM]
Mega Super-Star Jay-Z to Peform with Rihanna and Premiere the First Music Video of the Decade, His "On to the Next One" During "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly," Thursday, December 31
"The real star of any New Year's Eve show is New York City and JAY-Z is New York," said Daly.

[12/22/09 - 08:50 AM]
There's a New Taylor in Town When 'Home Improvement's 'Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor and His Family Join TV Land Beginning January 4th
The series kicks off with a week-long marathon starting at 8:00/7:00c each night.

[12/22/09 - 08:05 AM]
FOX Dances to Victory Among Adults 18-34 as "So You Think You Can Dance" Crowns a Winner
FOX spins the numbers for the week of December 14-20.







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[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.