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[01/06/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 6
Updates include: Wes Brown joins E!'s "Songbyrd"; Jimmy Dunn to return to CBS's "The McCarthys"; and Jack Cutmore-Scott is cast in Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy pilot.

[01/06/14 - 10:42 PM]
While We Were Out: Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals for December 20-30
A look at the numbers from this past holiday from Friday, December 20 to Monday, December 30.

[01/06/14 - 02:55 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN Tops Charts with Discover Orange Bowl
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Something Borrowed, Something New," Investigation Discovery's "Wives with Knives" and A&E's "After the First 48."

[01/06/14 - 02:44 PM]
"SNL" Adds Sasheer Zamata to the Cast
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Zamata trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

[01/06/14 - 01:41 PM]
Two-Hour Premiere of "Downton Abbey, Season 4" on "Masterpiece" Highest Rated Drama Premiere in PBS History
PBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 01:11 PM]
NBC Gives Six-Episode Order to Revamped Comedy "Mr. Robinson"
"Back in the Game" co-creators Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen will oversee the single-camera comedy, starring Craig Robinson, Jean Smart and Larenz Tate.

[01/06/14 - 01:02 PM]
Malin Akerman, Wayne Brady, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Heidi Klum and Many More to Appear at "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards"
Also on tap are Lucy Hale, Matt LeBlanc, Stana Katic, Heidi Klum, Ross Mathews, Joseph Morgan, Meghan Ory, Ian Ziering and more!

[01/06/14 - 12:42 PM]
Most-Viewed Orange Bowl Since 2008; Four-Game BCS Average Up 15 Percent Over 2013
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/06/14 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Family Builds Its Comedy Slate with Two New Original Series "Mystery Girls" and "Young & Hungry"
Production will commence on both series in Los Angeles in early 2014, and both will premiere in 2014.

[01/06/14 - 12:24 PM]
FX Networks to Sneak Peek Its New Animated Comedy, "Chozen," Exclusively on Xbox One Through the FXNOW App Beginning Monday, January 6
The 13-episode series premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:30/9:00c following all-new episodes of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Archer."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
Lisa Cornwell Joins Golf Channel On-Air Team
She'll primarily serve as an anchor for the network's signature news show, "Golf Central."

[01/06/14 - 12:22 PM]
49ers - Packers Ranks as Highest-Rated NFL Wildcard Game in More Than 25 Years; Over 47 Million Watch
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 12:20 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate 2013's Fourth Quarter, Winning in Every Key Ratings Measure
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
CNBC Starts the New Year Off with a Bang in Primetime with Off-Network Debut of "Shark Tank"
CNBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/06/14 - 11:46 AM]
Bounce TV Now #2 African American-Targeted Network Among Black Adults
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the month of December.

[01/06/14 - 10:56 AM]
Disney Channel Triumphs for 2nd Consecutive Total Day Sweep in 2013 Across Major Youth Demos; 24-Hour Disney Junior Is TV's #1 Preschool Network in 1st Year
Disney Channel spins the numbers for 2013.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
ESPN's 30th Australian Open Starts Sunday Down Under
Most of play will be on ESPN2, but for ESPN's 30th consecutive Australian Open the men's semifinals and both finals will air on ESPN.

[01/06/14 - 10:49 AM]
E! Parties with All the Stars from One of Hollywood's Biggest Nights at the 2014 Golden Globe(R) Awards on Sunday, January 12th
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic host wall-to-wall coverage, along with E!'s team of entertainment and style experts, on location throughout the day.

[01/06/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBC Averages "Wild Card Saturday" Record 30.8 Million Viewers for Two Thrilling Games
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/06/14 - 10:35 AM]
Bravo Media and Nielsen Reveal Results of Breakthrough Studyshowing Viewer Loyalty Linked to Consumer Purchasing
The custom study which measured 75 cable entertainment networks during 1Q13 revealed that NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment ranks on top with USA at #1 and Bravo at #2 for network loyalty among adults 18-49.

[01/06/14 - 10:17 AM]
High-Stakes Two-Hour Special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan" to Air Monday, Jan. 13
Five top athletes from "American Ninja Warrior" will do battle against five of the most accomplished competitors from "Sasuke," the Japanese program that inspired the series.

[01/06/14 - 10:12 AM]
Lifetime Presents Star-Studded Black History Month with Two New Original Movies "The Gabby Douglas Story," Debuting February 1 and "The Trip to Bountiful," Premiering February 22
Regina King, S. Epatha Merkersonm Sydney Mikayla and Imani Hakim star in the former while Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer topline the latter.

[01/06/14 - 10:03 AM]
History's "Swamp People" Returns for Season 5 Premiering Monday, February 3 at 9PM ET/PT
Season five follows the fearless swampers of Southern Louisiana as they attempt to fill their alligator tags while under attack from the deadly beasts below the surface.

[01/06/14 - 09:31 AM]
"Quality Balls - The David Steinberg Story" Makes Its U.S. Debut Exclusively on Showtime(R) Monday, February 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT
The documentary will lead into the season premiere of "Inside Comedy" at 11:00/10:00c.

[01/06/14 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Transforms 12 Modeltestants Into Supermodels on "The Face" Season Two Premiering Wednesday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: the network today announced ELLE, the world's largest fashion magazine with 44 editions around the world, as an editorial partner.

[01/06/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special" Delivers NBC's Highest Non-Sports / Non-Golden Globes Results in Its Time Period in the Past Year
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" Hits a Season-High and "Revenge" Returns Up 20% to a 13-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wild Card Game Sparks Victory for FOX
Coverage of the 49ers/Packers game helps push the network in front among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[01/06/14 - 08:17 AM]
Bravo's "Top Chef" Hula Dances to Hawaii for Two-Part Finale on Wednesdays, January 29 and February 5
Once in Maui, the final three will learn which chef from "Last Chance Kitchen" will be rejoining the competition.

[01/06/14 - 08:01 AM]
"SNL" Kicks Off the New Year with Two Shows in January
On January 18, Drake takes the stage as host and musical guest; while Jonah Hill returns for his third hosting engagement on January 25.

[01/06/14 - 07:56 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Finishes 2013 with Its Most-Watched Quarter Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013.

[01/06/14 - 07:29 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Coverage of Chargers Win Over Bengals Scores Highest Rating in 19 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, January 5.

[01/06/14 - 07:20 AM]
Toy Expert Jordan Hembrough Is Back in Search of Iconic Pop Memorabilia in Season Three of Travel Channel's Original Series "Toy Hunter" Premiering Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
Hembrough is in search of iconic memorabilia for his high-profile clients including Gary Busey, Vanilla Ice, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas).

[01/06/14 - 07:18 AM]
Sundance Channel's Gripping New Crime Thriller "The Red Road," Starring Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, and Julianne Nicholson, to Premiere on February 27, 2014 at 9 PM PT/ET
Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Kiowa Gordon, Lisa Bonet and Tom Sizemore also star in the six-episode series.

[01/06/14 - 07:02 AM]
Video: "House of Cards" - Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Look for all 13 episodes of the show's second season to be released on Friday, February 14.

[01/06/14 - 06:32 AM]
The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to Reunite for One Night Only on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy(R) Salute to the Beatles" Sunday, Feb. 9 on CBS
Also on tap are Alicia Keys and John Legend; Maroon 5; and John Mayer and Keith Urban.

[01/05/14 - 09:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Over 30 Million Tune Into NBC's NFL Wild Card Coverage
Last night's Saints/Eagles game bests last year's Vikings/Packers match-up in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/05/14 - 08:50 AM]
"SNL Best of This Season" Delivers Second-Highest "SNL" Results of the Season to Date
NBC spins the late-night numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/05/14 - 08:22 AM]
NBC's Wild "Wild Card Saturday" Averages 18.7/32 Overnight - Up 9% from Last Year & 2nd-Best Under Current Playoff TV Format
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 4.

[01/04/14 - 09:15 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is the #1 Non-Sports Show of the Night with Its Top Friday Viewership Since March 2011
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/04/14 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides the Cotton Bowl to Victory
Last night's Oklahoma State/Missouri match-up however falls short of Texas A&M/Oklahoma from a year ago.

[01/04/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Shark Tank" Hits a Season-High for a Repeat and "20/20" Marks 6-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/03/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 30-January 3
Updates include: Laurie Metcalf joins "The McCarthys" at CBS; Bonnie Dennison first to board Matt Hubbard's FOX comedy; and Tamera Mowry confirms end of ""Tia & Tamera."

[01/03/14 - 03:07 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," Sugar Bowl Top Charts
Plus: numbers for VH1's "Couples Therapy," MTV's "Ridiculousness" and truTV's "Impractical Jokers."

[01/03/14 - 01:56 PM]
National Geographic Channel Kicks Off the New Year with the "Ultimate Survival Alaska" Sweepstakes, Awarding One Grand Prize Winner an Alaskan Experience Like No Other
One lucky winner will get the "ultimate" Alaskan adventure filled with outdoor survival lessons, hiking, fishing and the opportunity to meet some of the cast members featured in the show.

[01/03/14 - 12:10 PM]
Time Warner Cable's Widely Distributed Preferred TV Package Now Includes Smithsonian Channel's Critically-Acclaimed and Award-Winning Programming
Smithsonian Channel was previously only available for an additional subscriber fee through the TWC HD tier.

[01/03/14 - 11:54 AM]
HGTV Rings in New Year with Highest-Ever Social Media Traffic
HGTV spins the digital numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[01/03/14 - 11:42 AM]
FOX Sports GO to Live Stream 49ers at Packers Wild Card Game
Customers of participating providers may access the live stream of 49ers at Packers through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS tablets, as well as through www.FOXSportsGO.com.

[01/03/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Rings in 2014 with "Cruise in and Win Week," January 6-10
One lucky home viewer will escape the winter blues and set sail on a Disney Cruise Line vacation aboard the newly re-imagined Disney Magic.

[01/03/14 - 10:43 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Set to Add "WATCH ABC Family" Service to Its Portfolio of Authenticated "Watch" Live Streaming Offerings
At launch, the WATCH ABC Family app will be available on iOS and Kindle Fire devices, as well as select Android tablets, including Samsung Galaxy devices.







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[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.

[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 29.

[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Shakes Things Up This November with an Exciting Lineup of Theme Weeks
"Millionaire: Whiz Kids," "Celebrity Week," "Millionaire: Daytime Talk Show Week" and "Millionaire: Guinness World Records(R) Edition" are all on tap.

[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
GSN's "Idiotest" Settles the Ongoing Election Night Debate as Democrats and Republicans Battle It Out to Determine Who Is Smarter
The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats Letterman, Kimmel in All Key Ratings Categories for Week of Oct. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
"Hawaii Five-0" Celebrates 100 Episodes by Revealing Hidden Nods to the Original Series Placed Within the Show Over the Past Five Years
Said anniversary installment airs next Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
Additionally, McHale's production company, Free Period Productions, will continue its production development deal, in which he will give the network first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
"Oprah Prime: Iyanla I'll Fix Your House" airs on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
The network details its programming highlights for the next month (SPOILERS!).

[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
"Banksy Does New York," A User-Generated Chronicle of the Famed Street Artist's 31 Days in New York City, Debuts Nov. 17, Exclusively on HBO
Capturing this month of madness, the film incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike.

[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
Ovation's Hit Original Series "Song by Song" Continues Tuesday, December 9 with the Premiere of "Song by Song: Lindsey Stirling"
The documentary music series will focus on the wildly successful, classically trained electronic violinist, dancer and composer, who has become an internet phenomenon.

[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O'Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.

[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
The film spotlights our nation's sleep-loss epidemic, revealing the serious consequences of not sleeping enough and explaining how we became a society that fails to prioritize sleep.

[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Eric and his apathetic co-host Hannibal Buress are here to subject A-list stars to a hellish and inescapable nightmare talk show experience.

[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
NBC spins the numbers for the weekend of October 25-26.