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[12/15/13 - 09:07 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Telecast of the Night in Both Metered-Market Households and 18-49 Rating in the Local People Meters
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 14.

[12/15/13 - 09:05 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" Sparks CBS Victory
"Frosty the Snowman" and "Frosty Returns" likewise push the Eye in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/14/13 - 08:55 AM]
"Grimm" Ties as the #1 Scripted Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 13.

[12/14/13 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Shark Tank" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The Alphabet keeps CBS - with the return of its original lineup - at bay among adults 18-49.

[12/14/13 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Show (Season High) and "20/20" Spiking Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 13.

[12/13/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 13
Updates include: TNT greenlights a pair of drama pilots; Rob Corddry boards HBO's "Ballers"; and Matthew Perry to star in, co-write "The Odd Couple" revival at CBS.

[12/13/13 - 03:34 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Thursday Night Football" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for A&E's "Rodeo Girls," Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and VH1's "Mob Wives."

[12/13/13 - 02:16 PM]
Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Presents "Christmas Carol Week" Featuring Musical Performances with Stephen Colbert Each Night During the Week of December 16 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Gregg Allman, Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cumming, Aaron Neville and The Blind Boys of Alabama among those slated to perform.

[12/13/13 - 12:29 PM]
LMN Presents New Original Movie "House of Secrets" Premiering Wednesday, January 1
Bianca Lawson, Neil Jackson, Stephanie Jacobsen and Brendan Fehr star in the network's latest original presentation.

[12/13/13 - 12:21 PM]
TLC Opens a Door to New Obsessions, Atypical Addictions, and Creative Compulsions
Look for season five of "My Strange Addiction" to roll out on Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/13 - 09:25 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Tops Thursday Leading CBS to Nightly Win in Viewers and Key Demos
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:51 AM]
Night Three of "The Sing-Off" Ranks #2 in Its Highly Competitive Time Period, Out-Rating FOX's "The X Factor" for a Second Straight Night
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Pushes CBS Back on Top
Both "Big Bang" and "The Millers" are up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[12/13/13 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's Winter Finale of "Grey's" Is Up by Double Digits and "Scandal" Hits 2-Month Highs with Big Year-to-Year Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 12.

[12/13/13 - 08:18 AM]
"ESPN Friday Night Fights" Returns January 3 with World Title Showdown
The first of 2014's 26 telecasts, from the Target Center in Minneapolis, is co-promoted by former Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his promotional company Iron Mike Productions.

[12/13/13 - 07:52 AM]
New Series "Looking," Starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett, from Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh, Debuts Jan. 19, Exclusively on HBO
The series explores the exciting and varied options available to a new generation of gay men, seeking fulfillment in love and life.

[12/13/13 - 07:18 AM]
A&E's New Original Series "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" Follows a Group of Rising Stars as They Discover What It Takes to Live and Love in Music City
The newcomer launches Wednesday, January 15 at 11:00/10:00c before setting into its regular Thursday, 10:00/9:00c home on January 16.

[12/13/13 - 06:38 AM]
Video: "House of Cards" Season Two Teaser Trailer
The series led the recently announced Golden Globe nominations with 4 nominations.

[12/12/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 12
Updates include: FX gives pilot order to Kurt Sutter's "The Bastard Executioner"; Starz pulls out of licensing "Fortitude"; and ABC picks up four more episodes of "Shark Tank."

[12/12/13 - 09:00 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 12
Plus: next week's season finale to feature performances from One Direction, Mary J. Blige and Leona Lewis.

[12/12/13 - 04:30 PM]
Exclusive: The CW to Give "The 100" Weekly Encores on Tuesdays
Plus: look for the broadcast premiere of "Attack the Block" on Friday, February 7 and the new special "Colin & Brad: Two Man Group" on Friday, March 14.

[12/12/13 - 03:20 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family," "Duck Dynasty" Top Demos
Plus: numbers for TNT's "Mob City," Syfy's "Haunted Highway" and TLC's "Pregnant Behind Bars."

[12/12/13 - 02:17 PM]
Holiday Specials of ABC Family's Hit Comedies, "Baby Daddy" and "Melissa & Joey" Rank as Cable TV's #1 Telecast in Their Time Periods Across Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 02:13 PM]
Video: Check Out the "Teen Wolf" Trailer for the Season 3: Part 2 Premiere
The series returns to MTV on Monday, January 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 01:30 PM]
Casting Begins for a Disney Channel Original Movie Introducing the Teenage Descendants of Disney's Evil Villains
Disney's "Descendants" is scheduled to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel.

[12/12/13 - 01:14 PM]
TBS Toasts the Much-Anticipated Return of "Cougar Town" with a Billboard-Sized Wine-Cork Mosaic and "Cougar Size Your Wine" Promotion
Said stunt is timed with the show's fifth season launch on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 12:58 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Second Season Jan. 10, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Zeljko Ivanek, Tatanka Means and Julian Sands.

[12/12/13 - 12:47 PM]
"SEC on CBS" Scores Highest Rating of Any College Football Television Package for Fifth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for its college football coverage to date this season.

[12/12/13 - 12:15 PM]
TLC Returns South for the Winter with All-New Thursday Night Lineup Featuring "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor"
Both series will air back-to-back beginning January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/12/13 - 11:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Hits a Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 7.

[12/12/13 - 11:54 AM]
"Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey" - Special Edition of "20/20" airs Thursday, December 26, 9:00 - 11:00 pm ET on ABC
The two-hour special is a behind-the-butler look at the Downton Abbey world from inside the real-life English castle that inspired the cult series.

[12/12/13 - 11:50 AM]
"Tonight Show," "Late Night" Encores Outperform Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 2-6
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 2-6.

[12/12/13 - 11:48 AM]
Great American Country Renews Hit Original Series "Farm Kings" For Third Season
Season three launches on Thursday, December 19 at 9:00/8:00c on Great American Country.

[12/12/13 - 11:38 AM]
December 13 Features Veterans Coming "Home for the Holidays" on Programming Throughout the Day and Night on ABC
"The View," "Last Man Standing," "Shark Tank" and "Nightline" are among the participating series.

[12/12/13 - 11:34 AM]
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" Christmas Special Posts Double Digit Increases from Last Year's Holiday Special
Plus: season five is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 15 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/13 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Orders 29th and 30th Editions of "Survivor" for the 2014-2015 Season
Plus: five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer.

[12/12/13 - 10:47 AM]
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Gets a "Refill" on Crackle
The popular web series starring Jerry Seinfeld will return with the first of six new episodes on Thursday, January 2.

[12/12/13 - 10:46 AM]
Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, NE-YO and OneRepublic to Perform on Fall Finale of "The Voice"
Other high-profile performers are set to be announced over the next few days.

[12/12/13 - 10:10 AM]
Video: New Promo for FX's Acclaimed Original Drama Series "The Americans"
The show's second season rolls out in February on the cable channel.

[12/12/13 - 10:02 AM]
National Geographic Channel's New Series "Do or Die" Gives the "Do's" and Don'ts" of Surviving Real Disaster Scenarios
The series launches with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00.

[12/12/13 - 10:00 AM]
TBS's 24 Hours of "A Christmas Story" Returns on Christmas Eve as Perennial Favorite Marks 30th Anniversary
This is the 10th consecutive year for the marathon to run on TBS.

[12/12/13 - 09:59 AM]
CMT Takes the "Party Down South" in a New Series Premiering Thursday, January 16 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The newcomer - which follows eight young, brazen adults for one wild summer of extreme fun - was previously slated to launch on Friday, November 8.

[12/12/13 - 09:53 AM]
MTV's "Real World: Ex-Plosion" Gets New Airdate - Wednesday, January 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The franchise's latest incarnation was originally scheduled to return on Wednesday, January 15.

[12/12/13 - 09:31 AM]
The CW Network Sets Midseason Schedule and New Series Premiere Dates
Highlights include the premieres of "Star-Crossed" on Monday, February 17 and "The 100" on Wednesday, March 19.

[12/12/13 - 09:24 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Is Wednesday's #1 Program in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 09:00 AM]
Video: truTV's "Hardcore Pawn" Season 8 Sneak Peek
The network's flagship series returns for its eighth season on Tuesday, December 17.

[12/12/13 - 08:52 AM]
Night Two of "The Sing-Off" Grew 6% Versus the Second Telecast of Its Prior Cycle and Is Up in Total Viewers by 33%
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.

[12/12/13 - 08:48 AM]
CBS Corporation Achieves Golden Globe Awards(R) Nominations Triple Crown
The company received nods across broadcast television ("The Good Wife" and "The Big Bang Theory"), cable television ("Masters of Sex") and film ("Inside Llewyn Davis").

[12/12/13 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: Veteran Trio Puts CBS on Top
"Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI" push the Eye in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/12/13 - 08:25 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's Dominant #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 11.







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[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.

[07/28/15 - 01:43 PM]
Animal Planet Promotes Andy Weissberg and Erin Wanner
Both have played crucial roles in establishing Animal Planet as a top-20 ad-supported network for men and the entertainment destination for viewers seeking a deeper connection to the wild world.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:00 PM]
HBO NOW Available Today to Verizon Broadband Customers
HBO NOW is immediately available to all Verizon standalone broadband customers, including FiOS and high-speed internet customers, for a 30-day free trial.

[07/28/15 - 11:15 AM]
FOX Sports Reaches Agreement with Westminster Kennel Club to Bring Annual Dog Show to FOX Sports 1 and Nat Geo WILD
Beginning in 2017, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show airs in primetime on FOX Sports 1 live from New York City's Madison Square Garden as the seven Best In Group selections are made on Monday and Tuesday night, leading up to Tuesday night's Best In Show announcement.

[07/28/15 - 10:55 AM]
The Lines Are Drawn in Netflix's New "Narcos" Character Posters
All 10 episodes of "Narcos" will premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[07/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
"Income Property" Starring Scott McGillivray Premieres on DIY Network in August
"American Rehab: Charleston" and "Attic Gold" are also on tap beginning next month.

[07/28/15 - 10:33 AM]
TV Land Picks Up "The Soul Man" Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash for Fifth and Final Season
The sitcom is the network's highest-rated original series among African Americans 25-54 and African American Women 25-54.

[07/28/15 - 10:10 AM]
VH1's New Original Series "She's Got Game" Featuring Grammy Nominated Rapper Jayceon "The Game" Taylor Premieres Monday August 10th at 9 PM ET/PT
The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 09:42 AM]
"Doctor Who" Returns to the Big Screen Nationwide to Feature Never-Before-Seen Prequel to Season Nine and Exclusive Interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman
The event will feature "The Doctor's Meditation" - a special prequel scene to the first episode of season nine - and an exclusive interview with Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton, in addition to the two-part season eight finale.

[07/28/15 - 09:29 AM]
The First Day of the Rest of Their Entrepreneurial Lives Begins Now on the Series Premiere of "Startup U," Airing Tuesday, August 11th, at 10:01PM ET/PT
It's a whole new game when ten savvy, creative and ambitious young adults get down to business and experience seven weeks of hard truths, tough lessons and plenty of drama on the series.

[07/28/15 - 09:28 AM]
ABC Family's Procedural Series "Stitchers" Brings on Damon Dayoub as Series Regular
He'll play Detective Quincy Fisher, an LAPD detective who is brought into the Stitchers program to assist with back-up and support for the team.