or


    [monday, october 22, 2012]    
show: all posts | rants & reviews | interviews | ratings | video
[10/22/12 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 22
Updates include: Adam Baldwin boards TNT's "The Last Ship"; Isaiah Mustafa to guest on USA's "Sirens"; and "New Girl's" Jake Johnson to pen comedy for FOX.

[10/22/12 - 03:21 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: Syfy Tops Viewers, Demos with "WWE Smackdown"
Plus: numbers for Starz's "Boss," Disney XD's "Motorcity" and TLC's "Secret Princes."

[10/22/12 - 02:56 PM]
Kids Elect President Barack Obama the Winner in Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote" National Poll
More than half a million votes were cast in the network's online poll as part of Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President initiative.

[10/22/12 - 01:50 PM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Receives Order for Two Additional Episodes for 2012-13 Season
"Shark Tank" leads its time period for its second straight season in adults 18-49.

[10/22/12 - 12:44 PM]
CBS Swaps Tonight's Pre-Debate Comedy Repeats
Rebroadcasts of "The Big Bang Theory" and "2 Broke Girls" will air at 8:00/7:00c in place of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Partners" encores.

[10/22/12 - 12:39 PM]
National Geographic Channel Takes An Unflinching Look At America's Longest War - Afghanistan - As Experienced By The Men And Women On The Front Lines
"Inside the Afghanistan War" premieres Monday, November 5 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/22/12 - 12:15 PM]
FOX Extends "New Girl"; The CW Gives Scripts to "Beauty and the Beast," "Emily Owens"
The Zooey Deschanel-led half-hour will produce 24 episodes this season, matching "Raising Hope" and "The Mindy Project."

[10/22/12 - 12:13 PM]
Stars of USA Network Join "Characters Unite to Vote" Effort in Remaining Critical Weeks of the Election Season
Matt Bomer, Mehcad Brooks, Bruce Campbell, Mark Feuerstein, Dulé Hill, Piper Perabo, Marsha Thomason, Callie Thorne and Gina Torres are among the featured actors.

[10/22/12 - 11:56 AM]
The CW to Broadcast "The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards" Live on Thursday, January 10, 2013
Said event will air live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

[10/22/12 - 11:45 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Season Three of "Homeland"
The third season will consist of 12 new, one-hour episodes.

[10/22/12 - 11:40 AM]
With Live+7 DVR Playback, "The Big Bang Theory" Surges Past "Sunday Night Football" as #2 Broadcast of the Week - Only Behind "NCIS"
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/22/12 - 11:30 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 in 18-49 "Live Plus Seven Day" Results for Week 2 of the New Season
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/22/12 - 11:22 AM]
Dan Shulman Re-signs with ESPN
Shulman, the 2012 NSSA Sportscaster of the Year, will continue to serve as the voice of "Sunday Night Baseball."

[10/22/12 - 10:49 AM]
The CW Orders Full Season of Breakout Hit "Arrow"
"I'm proud of the quality of 'Arrow' and I'm happy we'll be able to share more of it with viewers," said Mark Pedowitz.

[10/22/12 - 10:40 AM]
Halle Berry, Barry Manilow, Kate Walsh, Melissa Etheridge, Ricki Lake & More to Visit "The Wendy Williams Show," Plus Wendy's Halloween Costume Revealed!
October 25 kicks off the festivities with "Wendy's Political Party" as the set transforms into a red, white and blue bash.

[10/22/12 - 10:34 AM]
Ratings Jump +20% for "America Now," Syndicated Newsmagazine Strip from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America
ITV Studios America spins the show's numbers for the season to date.

[10/22/12 - 10:30 AM]
"The X Factor" Hits a High Note! FOX Picks Up Hit Series for Third Season
"I couldn't be happier about 'The X Factor' already being renewed for another season," said Simon Cowell.

[10/22/12 - 10:27 AM]
Bravo Deconstructs the Multi-Screener with Robust Behavioral Study on Today's TV Viewing Habits
"Deconstructing the Multi-Screener" is "a large-scale two-part research study which takes a deep dive into the role that second screen usage plays in television viewing."

[10/22/12 - 10:22 AM]
Jesse James Is Back on Discovery with a Brand New Series "Jesse James - Outlaw Garage"
The series - premiering Monday, November 5 at 10:00/9:00c - is a follow up to the one-hour special from April.

[10/22/12 - 09:40 AM]
America Decides on NBC's "The Voice" as Hit Series Goes Live with Broadcasts During Election Week on Monday, November 5, Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8
"The Voice" will not be broadcast on Tuesday, November 6 due to NBC News' Election Night coverage.

[10/22/12 - 09:29 AM]
WE tv Greenlights New Original Series, "Obsessed with the Dress," and Renews "Kendra on Top" and "L.A. Hair" for Sophomore Seasons
"Dress" takes viewers into a world "where selecting the ultimate gown can make or break a pageant girl's hopes of clinching the crown."

[10/22/12 - 09:29 AM]
ABC's Returning and New Dramas See Big DVR Spikes in Week 2
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/22/12 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's Sunday Dramas Grow Across the Board
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 21.

[10/22/12 - 09:04 AM]
Armen Keteyian Named Full-Time Correspondent for "60 Minutes Sports," the New Showtime Sports(R) Magazine from "60 Minutes"
In addition to Keteyian, the monthly series will feature on-air talent from "60 Minutes" and CBS Sports.

[10/22/12 - 08:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Lifts Both CBS, NBC in Viewers, Demos
Plus: ABC's dramas "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and "666 Park Avenue" see week-to-week gains.

[10/22/12 - 08:19 AM]
In Metered-Market Results, "Sunday Night Football" Is Up 43% Versus Same Night Last Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 21.

[10/22/12 - 07:56 AM]
Fans Can Chat Live with "Pretty Little Liars" Star Keegan Allen During the Halloween Episode Airing on Tuesday, October 23rd
Plus: Janel Parrish answers fans' burning questions on Twitter after the special Halloween episode airs.

[10/22/12 - 07:55 AM]
ABC Family Sets Premiere Dates for Its Hit Returning Series All Premiering in January
"Switched at Birth" and "Bunheads" return Monday, January 7 followed by "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Lying Game" on Tuesday, January 8.

[10/22/12 - 07:42 AM]
A&E Network Turns Average Joes Into CEOs in New Original Real Life Competition Series "Be the Boss"
The series, from the producers of "Undercover Boss," premieres Sunday, December 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/22/12 - 07:41 AM]
Season Four of Disney Junior's Hit Emmy-Nominated Series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" Debuts with Special Musical Monday, November 5 on Disney Channel
New episodes, including a series of specials built around Minnie Mouse, will continue to roll out through 2013 and beyond.

[10/22/12 - 06:15 AM]
ESPN and FIBA Sign Multiyear, Multiplatform Rights Agreement
The agreement covers the FIBA Americas Championships (2013, 2015), the EuroBaskets (2013, 2015), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2014) and the FIBA World Championship for Women (2014).

[10/21/12 - 07:18 PM]
President Barack Obama Visits NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Wednesday, October 24, Two Weeks Out from the 2012 Presidential Election
This marks Mr. Obama's fifth appearance on the show, his third since taking the office of President of the United States.

[10/21/12 - 05:30 PM]
Winner Announced of Disney Channel's "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off"
The winning duo will have a dance performance role in an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel series.

[10/21/12 - 08:57 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Dominates Its Time Period with the Show's Highest Rating in More Than Seven Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 20.

[10/21/12 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with College Football, CBS Leads Viewers
The Eye's newsmagazine "48 Hours" was the most-watched program last night.

[10/20/12 - 08:54 AM]
FOX to Carry Game 6 of NLCS in Primetime on Sunday, Bumping Animated Comedies
New episodes of "The Cleveland Show," "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad" scheduled for tomorrow won't air.

[10/20/12 - 08:53 AM]
ABC is #1 on Friday with Winning Performances from "Shark Tank," "What Would You Do?" and "20/20"
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 19.

[10/20/12 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Captures the #1 Rating of the Night for a Scripted Program in 18-49 for a Fourth Straight Week
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 19.

[10/20/12 - 08:46 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown While CBS Tops Viewers
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program while the Alphabet's "Shark Tank" is the demo king.

[10/19/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 19
Updates include: Craig Robinson to star in potential NBC comedy; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Ken Mok to executive produce FOX's "Scarlatti."

[10/19/12 - 06:20 PM]
Rhimes Confirms "Private Practice" End; ABC Extends Returning Quartet
"Grey's Anatomy," "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Castle" all get expanded orders.

[10/19/12 - 04:53 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Triumphs Over "Jersey Shore"
Plus: numbers for HBO's "Ethel," History's "Lost Magic Decoded" and Lifetime's "Project Runway."

[10/19/12 - 03:45 PM]
"Mindy Project," "Raising Hope" Get Two More Episodes; "Last Resort," "666 Park Avenue" Two More Scripts
Both FOX comedies will produce 24 episodes this season.

[10/19/12 - 03:32 PM]
E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Scores Big in Its First Week at the Show's New Home at Stage 1 at Universal Studios
E! spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 15-18.

[10/19/12 - 02:55 PM]
Great Thursday Night for FX's Comedy Block in Key Demos
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 01:56 PM]
"Thursday Night Football's" Seahawks-49ers Most Watched Show on Cable & Most Watched Sporting Event on Television
NFL Network spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/19/12 - 01:28 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "Private Practice" Star KaDee Strickland to Take Place on Tuesday, October 23
She will be up on Twitter at @KaDeeStrick during the West Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/19/12 - 01:27 PM]
Live Twitter Chat with "666 Park Avenue's" Dave Annable, Sunday, October 21
He will be up on Twitter at @DaveAnnable10 during the East Coast broadcast of the show.

[10/19/12 - 01:08 PM]
"Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" Soar in Live+3 Day Playback
CBS further spins the numbers for September 24-October 14.

[10/19/12 - 12:18 PM]
Four Games of American League Championship Series on TBS Average More Than 5.9 Million Total Viewers, Up 28 Percent vs. 2011
TBS spins the numbers for its post-season coverage to date.







  [october 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.