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[04/08/12 - 12:43 PM]
NBC Sports Group's Coverage of 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begins Wednesday Night With Triple-Header
Flyers @ Penguins, Red Wings @ Predators and Kings @ Canucks will open said coverage.

[04/08/12 - 10:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Ten Commandments" Spark ABC Victory
Plus: "SNL" with host Sofia Vergara averaged a 5.0 rating/13 share in metered-market households.

[04/07/12 - 11:43 AM]
ESPN Has Record-Setting Friday Masters Audience
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/07/12 - 09:18 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods" Ticks Up in Victory for CBS
Meanwhile, FOX's "The Finder" dips to a series low in its new Friday home.

[04/07/12 - 08:51 AM]
ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" Hits its 2nd Highest Numbers this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 6.

[04/06/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 6
Updates include: John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park join CBS's "Over and Out"; plus AMC to split the final season of "Breaking Bad."

[04/06/12 - 03:15 PM]
Disney XD and Marvel Team Up With the NBA to Present the "Ultimate Spider-Man" and NBA Mash-Up Video, Saturday, April 7 on Disney XD
The video will also be available at NBAHoopTroop.com and provided to NBA teams to present in their arenas.

[04/06/12 - 11:49 AM]
TLC Ties the Knot With Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza
The entire experience will air as a special television event shortly after the ceremony later this year.

[04/06/12 - 11:30 AM]
ESPN's Thursday Masters Viewership, Ratings Rise
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 10:25 AM]
E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Returns This Summer With 18, One-Hour Episodes, Bringing Even More Bonding, More Love and More Drama from One of the Most Watched Families on Television
The new season will also air at a new time - Sundays at 9:00/8:00c - beginning May 20.

[04/06/12 - 10:20 AM]
Interview: "Nurse Jackie" Co-Creator Linda Wallem
The series, starring Emmy winner Edie Falco, returns this Sunday at 9:00/8:00c on Showtime.

[04/06/12 - 09:13 AM]
Physicists, Mentalists and Persons of Interest Make for a CBS "Big Bang" on Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 09:05 AM]
"American Guns," "Auction Kings" Return to Discovery on Wednesday, April 25
Plus: look for the competition series "Machines of Glory" to premiere Sunday, April 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/06/12 - 08:53 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Idol" Win Night of Lows
Virtually every series posted a season or series low last night.

[04/06/12 - 08:44 AM]
ABC's Debut of "Scandal" Scores Best Retention of "Grey's" Audience in Over 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 5.

[04/06/12 - 07:19 AM]
TLC to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Royal Wedding!
"William & Kate: One Year Later" and "My Mother Diana" will premiere Saturday, April 28 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/06/12 - 06:36 AM]
"MTV2's Guy Code" Gets Wet & Wild In Special Spring Break Survival Guide Episode - Tuesday, April 10 at 11pm ET/PT
Plus: Christopher "Big Black" Boykin joins the panel for the very first time.

[04/05/12 - 11:53 PM]
Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" Announces 2012 Winners
The Kelly Osbourne-hosted event will premiere Monday, April 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/05/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 5
Updates include: Andrew Leeds is bound for The CW's "Cult"; David Walton to replace Bryan Greenberg on CBS pilot; and Jimmy Smits lands season-long arc on "Sons of Anarchy."

[04/05/12 - 09:08 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 5
Plus: Jennifer Hudson with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross plus James Durbin to Perform on next results show Thursday, April 12.

[04/05/12 - 03:38 PM]
NBA Doubleheader & MLB Opener Make for Big Night for ESPN TV & Digital Platforms
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 4.

[04/05/12 - 03:11 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "South Park" Clings to Demo Lead
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras," Bravo's "Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis" and Spike TV's "American Digger."

[04/05/12 - 01:22 PM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Finishes for the Late-Night Week of March 26-30
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 26-30.

[04/05/12 - 12:03 PM]
Disney and Common Sense Media Team for Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney.com
Cast members from "Lab Rats," "A.N.T. Farm," "Austin & Ally," "Good Luck Charlie," "Jessie" and "Shake It Up" are featured in the PSAs.

[04/05/12 - 11:51 AM]
"Coming Together," a New Song Written and Performed by Legendary Rocker Ron Wood, to Premiere on the 10th Season Finale of "CSI: Miami," Sunday, April 8
"Not only am I the biggest fan of [the show]," says Wood, "but I have made some great friends amongst the cast members."

[04/05/12 - 11:20 AM]
"One Tree Hill" Says Goodbye With Season Highs
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 4.

[04/05/12 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Announces Its 2012 Summer Schedule
It all begins with the premiere of "Duets" and the return of "Rookie Blue" on Thursday, May 24.

[04/05/12 - 10:05 AM]
Live Twitter Chat With "Scandal" Stars to Take Place Tonight During Series' Hotly-Anticipated Premiere
Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Columbus Short and Joshua Malina are among the participants.

[04/05/12 - 09:58 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Teams Up With Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival to Schedule Stellar Comedic Line-Up and Tape an Original One-Hour Compilation Stand-Up Special to Premiere on the Network in Summer 2012
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is scheduled to take place June 7 - 10 in Manchester, TN.

[04/05/12 - 09:56 AM]
Disney XD Set to Premiere "Motorcity," a Turbo-Charged Animated Series Where Freedom Reigns, on Monday, April 30
Plus: the series premiere episode will be available on iTunes as a free download beginning Monday, April 16.

[04/05/12 - 09:49 AM]
Discovery Unveils 2012-13 Upfront Slate
"We focusing on an Upfront programming slate that is revealing, provocative and fearless," said Eileen O'Neill.

[04/05/12 - 09:48 AM]
TLC Opens Doors to a Compelling Slate of Programming for the 2012-2013 Upfront
"TLC's sweet spot lies in our ability to open doors into the lives of relatable, remarkable people and connect them with viewers across the country," said Amy Winter.

[04/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Animal Planet Gets Ahead of the Pack With Its 2012-13 Upfront Entertainment Slate
The Planet's bringing back 13 returning "Surprisingly Human" hit series and introducing a pack of new titles.

[04/05/12 - 09:46 AM]
Investigation Discovery, America's Fastest-Growing Network, Announces Largest Original Programming Slate in Network History for 2012-13 Upfront Season
12 new original series and 22 returning hits are on tap for the coming year.

[04/05/12 - 09:45 AM]
Science "Questions Everything" With Its Slate of Provocative Entertainment for the 2012-2013 Upfront
Projects from James Woods, Morgan Freeman and John Noble are among those on tap.

[04/05/12 - 09:44 AM]
Military Channel's Upfront Programming Slate Expands the Brand to Include the Events and People That Shaped History
Leading the charge is a world premiere series from legendary broadcast journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw.

[04/05/12 - 09:43 AM]
Discovery Fit & Health Announces Slate for 2012-13 Upfront
Returning series include "Addicted," "Secretly Pregnant," "My Naked Secret" and "Untold Stories of the ER."

[04/05/12 - 09:43 AM]
Velocity Goes Full Throttle With Its All-New Slate of Programming for the Upfront 2012-2013 Season
"Ever since launch, Velocity has been riding a huge wave of momentum, and our new slate of programming is sure to keep the network surging ahead," said Bob Scanlon.

[04/05/12 - 09:16 AM]
Hip-Hop Superstar Nas and Gary Clark Jr. Collaborate on Music for ESPN's 2012 NFL Draft Telecast
A pair of new Nas songs and Clark's hit song "Bright Lights" will be used coming in and out of commercial breaks and in highlight packages of this year's NFL Draft prospects.

[04/05/12 - 09:04 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City" Gets a Face Lift When Three New Ladies Join the Cast, Premiering Monday, June 4
Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson will join returning cast members LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer.

[04/05/12 - 08:55 AM]
TV One to Premiere Trumpet Awards Honoring African American Achievement Easter Sunday, April 8 from 8-10 PM ET
Wayne Brady hosts the event, which will honor Tyrese Gibson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ted Turner, Emmitt and Pat Smith, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the late Rev. C. L. Franklin.

[04/05/12 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Still Unstoppable for FOX
Plus: ABC's "Happy Endings" and NBC's "Bent" dip to season lows in their finales.

[04/05/12 - 08:35 AM]
USA Network and The Weinstein Company Partner to Promote "Bully" and the Characters Unite Campaign
Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Christopher Gorham, Reshma Shetty and Marsha Thomason will be featured in the "I Won't Stand For..." PSAs.

[04/05/12 - 08:30 AM]
"Nightline" Stands as the No. 1 Program in Latenight Across All Target Demos
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 26-March 30.

[04/05/12 - 08:25 AM]
"Jeopardy!" Wins a Prestigious Peabody Award
The awards panel credited "Jeopardy!" for its role in "encouraging, celebrating and rewarding knowledge."

[04/05/12 - 08:17 AM]
Spike TV and TNA Entertainment Announce Multi-Year Extension to Its Strategic Partnership
Since its launch in 2005, ratings for "Impact Wrestling" have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers to nearly two million today.

[04/05/12 - 07:25 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Original Programming and Additional Episodes of Two Popular Series for Its Primetime Lineup
Upcoming originals include "Elura and Michele Take Staten Island," "Iyanla Fix My Life," "Married to the Army: Alaska" and "Six Little McGhees."

[04/05/12 - 07:06 AM]
USA Network and Viggle Team to Create Social TV Experience for American Classic "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Fans will learn about iconic moments, celebrity recounts, exclusive photos and videos as they watch Universal's digitally remastered and fully restored classic.

[04/04/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 4
Updates include: Martha MacIsaac to replace Brittany Snow on NBC's "1600 Penn"; Ryan Hansen boards second pilot at CBS; and Jeffrey Nordling is bound for ABC's "Malibu Country."

[04/04/12 - 06:16 PM]
DirecTV and Tribune Reach Agreement For Retransmission of Tribune's Local Channels and WGN America
Tribune restored all of their local signals and WGN America to DirecTV customers at approximately 9 p.m. ET.







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[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
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[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.

[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
AMC Greenlights New Documentary Series "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" (Working Title) from the Acclaimed Filmmaker
The series, which explores the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today, will consist of six one-hour episodes and will debut on AMC in 2018.

[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
IFC's Flagship Sketch Series "Portlandia" to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
"I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of 'Portlandia' to make something so funny and so special," said Jonathan Krisel.

[01/14/17 - 04:50 PM]
Video: First Full Trailer for IFC's "Brockmire" Starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet
The network's newest original comedy premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:19 PM]
Discovery's "Cooper's Treasure" Sets Out to Uncover Shipwrecks from Space
The new series premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/17 - 02:18 PM]
What Was Lost, Is Now Found: TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Second Season on Sunday February 12th
Plus: look for spin-off series "Long Lost Family: What Happened Next" to launch this Sunday.