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[10/08/09 - 11:47 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #9 - Most Shows Lose 25% of Their Debut Audience

[10/08/09 - 06:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 8
Updates include: Tom Welling has "Cheer" for The CW; CBS moves forward with its "Hawaii Five-O" update; and Ellen Page to co-write a new comedy for HBO.

[10/08/09 - 03:59 PM]
NBC Axes "Southland"
NBC has canceled its police drama "Southland" - two weeks before it was scheduled to return.

[10/08/09 - 03:32 PM]
Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters 10/6 and 10/7 Premieres Pull Strong Ratings Among Men
Discovery spins the numbers for October 6-7.

[10/08/09 - 03:22 PM]
ABC Gives Wednesday Trio Back Nine
"The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" have all landed full season orders.

[10/08/09 - 01:46 PM]
TBS Opens 2009 Mlb Postseason with Biggest Audience Since 2005
TBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 01:40 PM]
Discovery Channel's Mythbusters Tapped for H1n1 Psa Campaign
The PSA will air on Discovery Channel from October 12 through November 8.

[10/08/09 - 01:33 PM]
MTV Gets Freaky on Friday with Halloween Thriller "My Super Psycho Sweet 16"
As previously reported, the film bows Friday, October 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/08/09 - 11:38 AM]
Conan O'Brien Wins the Late-Night Week of SepT. 28-OcT. 2 in 18-49 Over All Cable and Broadcast Competition
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 10:37 AM]
Nightline Bests "Tonight Show" in Total Viewers 15 Weeks in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 10:09 AM]
ABC's Freshman Comedy Block Finishes No. 1 from 8-10pm in Adults 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 10:04 AM]
Late Show Wins Again in Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/09 - 09:54 AM]
Exclusive: FOX Adds Original "Brothers" This Sunday
"Lenny," an original episode featuring guest stars Mike Tyson, Lenny Clark and Tichina Arnold, will air Sunday, October 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/08/09 - 09:42 AM]
Criminal Minds, the Number One Show of the Night, Outdelivers ABC's Comedies and FOX's "Glee" in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/09 - 07:01 AM]
Showtime to Launch Exclusive Animated Webisodes Based on Its Emmy(R)-Nominated Original Series "Dexter"
The 12-part series told in four, one to two minute chapters, will premiere on Sunday, October 25 on www.sho.com.

[10/07/09 - 11:17 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #8 - You Are Not the Average TV Viewer

[10/07/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 7
Updates include: TNT orders a cast-contingent pilot for a small screen take on Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels.

[10/07/09 - 05:41 PM]
CBS Gives Full Season Orders to "Ncis: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife"
The pair are the top two new series of the 2009-2010 season.

[10/07/09 - 02:31 PM]
TBS Hits Homerun with Most Watched Mlb Tiebreaker Game Since 1998
TBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/09 - 12:36 PM]
Gina Gershon Leads Cast of 'Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted'
The two-part event airs Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:27 PM]
Rob Lowe and Lauren Holly Star in Lifetime Movie Network's 'Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye'
The original movie premieres Saturday, November 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:11 PM]
Jan "DR. G" Garavaglia Examines Shocking Cases That Shook the Forensic World in an All-New Discovery Health Special
Plus: DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER returns on Monday, October 26, at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/07/09 - 12:04 PM]
Syfy's 4-Hour Television Event Alice Set to Premiere December 6
Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Tim Curry, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Colm Meaney, Philip Winchester and Harry Dean Stanton co-star in the two-night mini-series.

[10/07/09 - 10:31 AM]
HBO Renews the New Comedy Series Bored to Death, Created by Jonathan Ames, for a Second Season
Production on the second season will begin in 2010.

[10/07/09 - 09:45 AM]
CBS Wins Third Consecutive Tuesday in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/07/09 - 09:00 AM]
Peter Bart and Peter Guber Are "In the House" with Encore Channel
The show, the first original series to air on Encore, has a two season commitment.

[10/07/09 - 08:57 AM]
Bravo's New Fashion Competition Series "Launch My Line," Premieres Wednesday, December 2 at 11 PM ET/PT
The premiere will follow part one of the "Top Chef: Las Vegas" finale.

[10/07/09 - 08:33 AM]
Comic Legends Go Unplugged on Showtime(R)
Paul Provenza will host BEHIND THE GREEN ROOM DOOR, due in 2010 on the pay channel.

[10/07/09 - 06:12 AM]
Planet Green Greenlights Beekman Farm (Wt)
The 10-episode series is scheduled to premiere in late spring 2010.

[10/07/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Mythbusters" Co-Star Dan Tapster

[10/06/09 - 11:31 PM]
The 10 Things You Need to Know About the New Season: #7 - Ads Pay the Bills

[10/06/09 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 6
Updates include: Lauren Graham in talks to join NBC's "Parenthood"; Kim Raver to recur on "Grey's Anatomy"; and Sheldon Turner is "Broken" for FX.

[10/06/09 - 02:46 PM]
Monday Night Football - Cable's All-Time Biggest Audience and ESPN's Highest Rating Ever
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 02:20 PM]
ABC Outdelivers CBS by 2.8 Million Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/09 - 01:40 PM]
USA Network Top Entertainment Network in Cable
USA spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:56 PM]
Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" Concert to Premiere on Epix
The show was filmed in Buenos Aires' River Plate Stadium, where she performed for 256,000 fans over four shows in two days.

[10/06/09 - 12:42 PM]
CBS Wins in Viewers and Adults 25-54 for the Second Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 12:30 PM]
Food Network's 'Next Iron Chef' Premiere Highest-Rated, Most-Watched in Network History
Food Network spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:27 AM]
Oscar(R) and Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson Returns to Her Hometown of Chicago in Her First Ever Holiday Music Special, "Jennifer Hudson: I'Ll Be Home for Christmas," Coming This December to Abc
"I can't wait to hear her take on Christmas classics as we discover what she loves about her hometown of Chicago," said the network's Vicki Dummer.

[10/06/09 - 11:23 AM]
CBS Orders Another Cycle of "Flashpoint"
The Eye will have a total of 22 episodes on deck for later this season.

[10/06/09 - 11:18 AM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of SepT. 28-OcT. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 11:08 AM]
Diddy and His Dirty Money, Snoop, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Soulja Boy, Ludacris, Monica, Tiny & Toya ... Will Be in the Building Shutting Down the Atl for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Saturday, October 10, 2009
Mike Epps hosts this year's event, airing Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/09 - 10:33 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong No. 2 to an Nfl-Overrun-Inflated FOX in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:31 AM]
FOX Achieves Earliest Fall Lead in Network's History
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/06/09 - 10:21 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling to Present Special Programming in October
"Global Impact 2" and "Super iMPACT!" to be featured on October 8 and 15, respectively.

[10/06/09 - 10:16 AM]
Live-Plus-7 Is Heaven for Cw
The CW further spins the numbers for the week of September 14-20.

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
TV Land Loves 'Raymond'
The cable channel also lands the off-network rights to "Boston Legal," "Home Improvement" and "The Nanny."

[10/06/09 - 10:14 AM]
Nhk and Science Channel Partner on Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Co-Production to Film the Elusive Giant Squid, in Its Natural Habitat, for the Very First Time
Scheduled to air in 2012, the global production "will result in a multi-part special following the incredible technological and scientific effort required to find and film the giant squid."

[10/06/09 - 10:01 AM]
The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge - Weight Loss Resort and Spa - Opens in Majestic Southern Utah
The resort will "offer guests a comprehensive weight-loss experience that focuses on exercise, healthy nutrition and education," similar to the contestants on the show.

[10/06/09 - 09:59 AM]
Sunday Night Football 4 for 4 on Sunday Nights
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.







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[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[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."