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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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[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."

[09/17/14 - 06:15 AM]
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Returns to CBS, Tuesday, Dec. 9 on the CBS Television Network
The show, seen in approximately 200 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.

[09/17/14 - 06:05 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" Unwraps Blockbuster Holiday Schedule
The 24/7 holiday schedule will also feature the world premiere of two brand-new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries originals, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" and "The Christmas Secret."

[09/16/14 - 03:07 PM]
Lifetime Announces Premiere Dates for "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: Threads"
Alyssa Milano hosts the former series, which returns Thursday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 02:31 PM]
GSN and Jerry Springer Taking "Baggage on the Road" in New Traveling Spinoff of Hit Dating Game Show "Baggage"
"It's hard to be shocked in my line of work, but I'm continually amazed at how revealing the contestants on the show have been," says Springer.

[09/16/14 - 02:00 PM]
Nomination Period for Fourth Annual "Fox Writer's Intensive" Begins Today
Nominations can be submitted by one of the FWI's partnering organizations or through submission by talent agents and management companies.