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[11/12/11 - 10:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Race on Veterans Day
FOX and NBC keep pace just one and two tenths of a ratings point behind the Eye among adults 18-49, respectively.

[11/11/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 11
Updates include: Paul Bettany in talks for Showtime's "Masters of Sex"; Netflix, Lionsgate to team for "Orange Is the New Black"; and quartet set for AMC's "How to Cheat on Your Wife."

[11/11/11 - 05:40 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Returns on Top
NFL Network's football franchise easily outpaces the competition last night.

[11/11/11 - 12:53 PM]
TNT's "Leverage" Heats Up Winter with Television's Coolest Gang of Grifters
Plus: in a special two-week event, the men and women of "Leverage" will work separate cons on their same "night off."

[11/11/11 - 12:52 PM]
LAPD's Top Investigator Returns in November As Seventh Season of TNT's Hit Series "The Closer" Continues, Starring Emmy(R) Winner Kyra Sedgwick
Among this winter's offerings will be the 100th episode of the series, which is set to air Monday, December 5.

[11/11/11 - 12:28 PM]
A&E's Hit Real-Life Series "Storage Wars" Returns With All New Episodes on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, November 15 at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT
Plus: spin-off "Storage Wars: Texas" will follow beginning Tuesday, December 6 at 10:30/9:30c.

[11/11/11 - 11:20 AM]
"Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" Winners Debut New Series "Rollin' with Zach" and "The Ambush Cook" This December on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
"Rollin' with Zach" will premiere Monday, December 12 while "The Ambush Cook" is due Saturday, December 3.

[11/11/11 - 09:08 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Is Thursday's #1 Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, November 10

[11/11/11 - 09:07 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" and "Private Practice" Score Impressive Growth on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 10.

[11/11/11 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "X Factor" Win Tight Demo Race
Lead-out "Bones" however sees the largest week-to-week decline last night.

[11/11/11 - 08:24 AM]
Travel Channel Serves Up a Domestic Platter of Andrew Zimmern in "Bizarre Foods America" Premiering Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The new season was previous slated to launch Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/11/11 - 08:14 AM]
NBC to Premiere "Game of Your Life" on Friday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c, Part of "Family Movie Night" Presented by Walmart and P&G
Lea Thompson, Titus Makin Jr. and Nathan Kress co-star in the project, Walmart and P&G's eighth co-production.

[11/11/11 - 07:52 AM]
Designer Thom Filicia Decks Radio City Music Hall for The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Season in HGTV's "Radio City Holiday"
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, November 24 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/11/11 - 07:43 AM]
Spike TV Launches New Campaign Aimed at Helping Veterans Find Work
The network will also create a website that will serve as a destination for vets looking for work and companies looking to hire those leaving the armed services.

[11/11/11 - 07:03 AM]
Danica McKellar and Olympic Champion Apolo Ohno Will Star in New Syfy Saturday Original Movie "Tasmanian Devil"
Kenneth Mitchell will also star in the project, which is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2012.

[11/11/11 - 01:19 AM]
BBC America Greenlights Five More Specials of "The Nerdist"
The first special will premiere on Saturday, December 24 at 9:00/8:00c as a one-hour year-end review of all the things that nerds love.

[11/10/11 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 10
Updates include: Howard Stern in talks to join "America's Got Talent"; Misha Collins bound for The CW's "Ringer"; Wilmer Valderrama to visit Laura Prepon on NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?"

[11/10/11 - 09:10 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for November 10
FOX details the show's latest elimination installment.

[11/10/11 - 04:28 PM]
Three-Time CMA Award Winners The Band Perry to Debut Their Original Christmas Song for ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event on November 20th
Filmed in Los Angeles last month, the music video for the song will be part of the ABC Family's on-air and online campaign for "25 Days of Christmas."

[11/10/11 - 04:21 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Celebrates The 2nd Annual National Unfriend Day, November 17, 2011
This annual event was created to weed out people on Facebook whom users wouldn't usually have contact with in their day to day lives.

[11/10/11 - 04:16 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park," "Horror Story" Top Demos
CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote" debate however is the night's most-watched original.

[11/10/11 - 03:52 PM]
Billy Crystal to Return as Host for 84th Academy Awards(R), Airing February 26, 2012 on the ABC Television Network
"Some of the best moments of my career have happened on the Oscar stage," said Crystal. "I am thrilled to be back there."

[11/10/11 - 03:31 PM]
Syfy's Hit Series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" Hits Season Highs in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers During November 9 Episode
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 9.

[11/10/11 - 03:30 PM]
Showtime(R) Loads Up Another Hit of "Weeds" - Network Greenlights Eighth Season for 2012 Debut
An eighth season of 13 new episodes will go into production in 2012.

[11/10/11 - 01:20 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Delivers Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since May
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, November 5.

[11/10/11 - 12:54 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Lead Their Hours in Total Viewers
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 31-November 4.

[11/10/11 - 12:49 PM]
History Announces Special Thanksgiving-Themed Special "Swampsgiving" Premiering Thursday, November 17 at 9PM ET/PT
Accompanying the premiere of said installment is a new "Swamp People" e-cook book.

[11/10/11 - 12:22 PM]
"Jeff Probst" Talk Show Sold in Over 55% of the Country for Fall 2012
The show was sold to the NBC Owned Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area), Miami, San Diego and Hartford.

[11/10/11 - 12:21 PM]
CBS Gives Fans the Chance to Introduce Their Favorite Artist During "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
In order to qualify, fans must shoot a video explaining why they are one of the artist's biggest fans and how they would uniquely introduce their favorite performer.

[11/10/11 - 12:20 PM]
Thriller Novelist Marcus Sakey Unveils Untold Stories Beneath Each City's Underbelly in New Travel Channel Series "Hidden City" Premiering Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The 12-part newcomer was previously set to launch Monday, December 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/10/11 - 12:14 PM]
VH1 Giving Another Dose of "Tough Love" as Series Is Renewed for Fourth Season
The season three finale airs Sunday, December 11 and the reunion special airs Sunday, December 18.

[11/10/11 - 11:52 AM]
Country's Biggest Stars Celebrate the Holidays With "CMA Country Christmas," Hosted by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland
Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban are among the featured performers.

[11/10/11 - 11:51 AM]
Nicki Minaj and David Guetta to Open The "2011 American Music Awards(R)," November 20 on ABC
They join previously announced acts including Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

[11/10/11 - 11:35 AM]
"Late Show" Leads "The Tonight Show" in Adults 18-49 for the Week and the Season
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 31-November 4.

[11/10/11 - 11:03 AM]
"The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur" to Launch on Current TV Monday, December 5th at 7:00 PM E.T.
"What we love about Cenk is that he has no fear," noted Current TV President, David Bohrman.

[11/10/11 - 10:31 AM]
MTV's "Teen Mom 2" Takes Viewers on an Intense Rollercoaster of Highs and Lows in Dramatic Second Season
Chelsea, Jenelle, Kailyn and Leah return for the show's second season, premiering Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/10/11 - 10:05 AM]
Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee and Javier Colon to Perform on The 14th Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Special Wednesday, November 30 from 8 to 9 P.M. ET on NBC
Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie will host the event live from New York City.

[11/10/11 - 09:52 AM]
Ross Greenburg to Produce NBC Sports Group Documentaries & "Costas Tonight"
"Costas Tonight" will debut on Thursday nights in spring 2012 on the NBC Sports Network.

[11/10/11 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Dominate for ABC
Plus: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" dips to a series low among adults 18-49.

[11/10/11 - 08:42 AM]
"Pink Saris," A Chronicle of One Survivor's Fight for Women's Rights in Rural India, Debuts Nov. 30 on HBO2
The film is one of four documentaries about contemporary India debuting on HBO and HBO2 in November.

[11/10/11 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Dominates Wednesday with a Growing CMA Awards
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 9.

[11/10/11 - 08:34 AM]
Bravo's Andy Cohen Hosts First-Ever Reunion Special for "The Millionaire Matchmaker" on Tuesday, November 29 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Robin Kassner, Stacy Kessler, Zagros Bigvand, Marcellus Wiley and Madison Hildebrand are among those set to stop by.

[11/10/11 - 08:07 AM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Angry Boys" to Now Kick Off Its 12-Episode Season on Sunday, January 1
The Chris Lilley-led series was previously slated to bow Sunday, January 8.

[11/10/11 - 07:55 AM]
Spike TV Names Tom Zappala Executive Vice President, Programming, Spike TV
Zappala previously served as executive vice president, acquisitions and scheduling at Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group.

[11/10/11 - 07:48 AM]
Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester to Return to Cinemax Action Series "Strike Back" Next Season
Rhashan Stone and Michelle Lukes likewise are on board for the show's sophomore run, due in 2012.

[11/10/11 - 07:46 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Pulls in its Biggest Audience of the Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 31-November 4.

[11/10/11 - 07:36 AM]
Interview: "The Vampire Diaries" Executive Producer Julie Plec
The CW's hit drama airs its fall finale tonight at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/10/11 - 07:33 AM]
Interview: WE tv SVP of Original Production & Development John Miller
The executive stops by to chat about "Braxton Family Values," which returns tonight at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/10/11 - 07:08 AM]
HGTV's "Selling Spelling Manor" Offers Exclusive Look Inside the Awe-Inspiring Mega-Mansion of Candy Spelling
The special premieres Thursday, December 15 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/09/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 9
Updates include: Piers Morgan departs "America's Got Talent"; "Anderson" gets a second season; and Matt Letscher, J.B. Smoove to get "Bent" for NBC.







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[10/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows by a Season-High 65% in 18-49 Going from Live + Same Day to Live +3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/25/14 - 08:59 AM]
Season Debut of "Grimm" Delivers the Show's Top Rating Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
Said coverage bumps ABC and CBS to second place in adults 18-49 and total viewers, respectively.

[10/25/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC Beats NBC's Friday Debuts - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Rank as Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.