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[08/31/13 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Top Demo Honors
The Alphabet's "Shark Tank" and "20/20" are the night's top programs in the key demographic.

[08/31/13 - 08:41 AM]
NBC Is Tied for #1 in Adults 18-49 Friday Night and #1 Outright in Adults 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 30.

[08/30/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 30
Updates include: Harry Connick, Jr. bound for "American Idol"; Jonathan Nolan to bring "Westworld" to HBO; and Ryan Seacrest plans a "Dream Date" for FOX.

[08/30/13 - 02:21 PM]
ESPN Kicks Off 2013 Season with Second Highest-Rated Thursday Night Opening in 15 Years
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 29.

[08/30/13 - 11:18 AM]
A&E Cancels "The Glades" After Four Seasons
The news comes despite the veteran drama hitting a season high this past Monday.

[08/30/13 - 10:10 AM]
The Hub Network Goes Retro with "The Totally Hubular 80's Movie Week" Beginning Monday, Sept. 2
"Troop Beverly Hills," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Big Top Pee-Wee" are among the featured titles.

[08/30/13 - 09:15 AM]
The Hub Network Will Have the Exclusive World Premiere of Hasbro Studio's Action-Packed Original Movie "Tranformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising," Oct. 4
The film serves as an epilogue to the popular Hub Network series "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters."

[08/30/13 - 09:13 AM]
Showtime(R) Acquires Star-Studded Documentary "Made in America" Produced by JAY Z, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
The Ron Howard-directed film will make its world television premiere on Friday, October 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/30/13 - 09:13 AM]
Premiere Date Change for "A Young Doctor's Notebook": October 2, 10pm ET Only on Ovation
The series, starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, was previously slated to bow on Thursday, October 3.

[08/30/13 - 08:37 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Its Time Period for All Eight of Its Telecasts in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 29.

[08/30/13 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
Local NFL pre-season preemptions help drive week-to-week gains from last night's originals.

[08/29/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 29
Updates include: Liz Vassey to pen new comedy for NBC; FOX to bring Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" to the small screen; and duo bound for Starz's "Outlander."

[08/29/13 - 03:17 PM]
"Filthy Gorgeous," The Captivating Story of Penthouse Founder Bob Guccione, Premieres on EPIX November 8 at 11PM ET
The premiere followed by "Caligula," Guccione's controversial and revolutionary film written by Gore Vidal and starring Helen Mirren and Malcolm McDowell.

[08/29/13 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media Makes August a Must-See Month Growing Double Digits in All Key Demos Over Previous Year
Bravo spins the numbers for the month to date.

[08/29/13 - 02:26 PM]
ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" Sets Season Highs; "Baby Daddy" Hits 4-Week Highs in Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 01:17 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Full Current Seasons of "Dexter(R)" and "Ray Donovan"
New episodes of both series return to the network, on Sunday, September 8 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 12:37 PM]
A&E to Order Third Season of "Longmire"
Executive producer John Coveny broke the news on his Twitter page this afternoon.

[08/29/13 - 12:01 PM]
Jake Goes on His Most Heroic Mission Ever in Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue" Primetime Special Premiering Sunday, Septemer 29
One of Disney's most famous and beloved characters, Tinker Bell, makes her first-ever debut appearance in the action-packed family night special presentation.

[08/29/13 - 11:25 AM]
GSN Celebrates Labor Day with a Special Marathon of Its Hit Series "Minute to Win It" with Apolo Anton Ohno
The 10-episode Labor Day marathon will kick off on Monday, September 2 at 8:00 AM ET until 6:00 pm ET.

[08/29/13 - 10:56 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Leverages Social and Multiplatform for the Premiere of the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco"
Kicking-off the multi-screen event will be the "#FrancoRoast Red Carpet Pre-Show," hosted by Franco's real-life grandmother, Mitzie Verne and comedian Jonah Ray.

[08/29/13 - 10:54 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Top Timeslot Competition for Week of Aug. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 19-23.

[08/29/13 - 10:29 AM]
MTV Celebrates End of the Summer with "Yo! MTV Raps" Marathon on MTV Jams
The weekend will include a new countdown of the 100 most played music videos during the "Yo! MTV Raps" era (1988-1995).

[08/29/13 - 10:22 AM]
"Totally Biased" Premieres on FXX with All-Star Guest Lineup
Jim Gaffigan, Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock will drop by the opening installments.

[08/29/13 - 09:18 AM]
Beware of Deadly Uninvited Guests in an All-New Season of Animal Planets "Monsters Inside Me"
The series returns with new episodes on Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 09:02 AM]
NBC Sports Group Surrounds Week 1 of 2013 NFL Season with "NFL Kickoff 2013" and "Sunday Night Football"
Plus: "NFL Turning Point" returns for a new season on Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/13 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Channel and Disney XD Announce Second Open Call Audition of 2013 Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 in Wilmington, North Carolina
The search for new talent ages 10-17 is part of Disney Channel's and Disney XD's ongoing initiative to find cast and develop diverse young actors for series and movies.

[08/29/13 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Delivers Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers for Its Wednesday Edition, Its Best Since August 7
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Lookout" Delivers Across-the Board Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 28.

[08/29/13 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef" Top Demos for Third Straight Week
Plus: ABC's "The Lookout" shows double digit gains among adults 18-49 from last week.

[08/29/13 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Out Boy and "AGT" Finalist iLuminate to Perform on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Sept. 4 Live Results Show
iLuminate is an entertainment company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers dancing in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience.

[08/29/13 - 07:33 AM]
"Futurama" Series Finale Blasts Off with "Futurama Live!"
Chris Hardwick will host the pre- and post-shows surrounding Wednesday's series finale on Comedy Central.

[08/29/13 - 06:27 AM]
TLC Introduces an All New Brady Bunch in "My Five Wives"
The new one-hour special airs Sunday, September 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/13 - 05:03 AM]
Discovery Networks International to Air Exclusive News Documentary: "Spain's Worst Rail Disaster"
The special is a poignant but factual account of the recent catastrophic rail crash in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

[08/28/13 - 11:10 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 28
Updates include: Paul Giamatti to star in FX's "Hoke"; Lisa Kudrow to recur on ABC's "Scandal"; and Michael Phelps to cameo on the winter premiere of USA's "Suits."

[08/28/13 - 10:00 PM]
Top Four Home Cooks Named on "MasterChef"
In next week's all-new two-hour episode airing Wednesday, September 4, the final four cooks will split into two teams in the mystery box challenge.

[08/28/13 - 05:03 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Rizzoli & Isles," "Pretty Little Liars" Top Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for GSN's "The Chase," Comedy Central's "The Jeselnik Offensive" and Discovery's "Porter Ridge."

[08/28/13 - 05:02 PM]
Style Media's "Giuliana & Bill" and "Hot Listings Miami" Continue to Deliver as Both Series Hit Season Highs
Style spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 27.

[08/28/13 - 03:05 PM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Summer Finale Becomes #1 "Most Tweeted" TV Series Telecast Ever with Nearly 1.9 million Tweets
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 27.

[08/28/13 - 02:47 PM]
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter Star as Legendary Couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in BBC America's "Burton and Taylor"
The film - originally slated for Sunday, October 20 - will now premiere Wednesday, October 16 as part of "Dramaville."

[08/28/13 - 02:39 PM]
Ravenswood Holds More Than Just the Liars' Secrets in the Annual Halloween Episode of "Pretty Little Liars" and the Series Premiere of "Ravenswood," Airing Tuesday, October 22nd
The special episode, entitled "Grave New World," will kick off the night at 8:00/7:00c followed by the debut of said spin-off at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/28/13 - 01:57 PM]
National Geographic Channel Explores the 21st Century Gold Rush in the New Series "Yukon Gold"
The series will air Thursdays at 7:00/6:00c beginning September 5 on the network.

[08/28/13 - 01:09 PM]
HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother" First Season Scores Ratings Success
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 25.

[08/28/13 - 11:32 AM]
Drag Racing's Biggest Event Featured on ESPN This Weekend
Expanded qualifying and eliminations telecasts will culminate with six consecutive hours on Labor Day Monday, September 2, the final day of competition, on ESPN2.

[08/28/13 - 11:02 AM]
Twenty-Nine of ESPN's 37 2013-14 Big Ten College Basketball Games Involve a Ranked Team
Overall, 37 conference games will be televised across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, highlighted by 10 games pitting ranked teams against each other.

[08/28/13 - 10:42 AM]
Style Media Invades Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Comprehensive Coverage September 5-12
Additionally, Style partners with VEVO and Pinterest to bring a variety of original content to passionistas at home.

[08/28/13 - 10:39 AM]
"Melissa & Joey" Guest Stars Doris Roberts and Marissa Jaret Winokur to Participate in Live Twitter Chats for New Comedy Wednesdays
They'll be up on @Doris_Roberts and @MarissaJWinokur during the East Coast telecast of tonight's episode.

[08/28/13 - 10:32 AM]
TLC Adds Two More Episodes of "Breaking Amish: LA"
Both hour-long episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 29 starting at 9:00/8:00c, and serve as the season finale.

[08/28/13 - 10:27 AM]
Top Talent from Television, Film and Sports Join "Teach," a New Two-Hour Special Celebrating Teachers in America, Premiering Friday, Sept. 6 on the CBS Television Network
Jon Cryer, Anna Faris, Paul George, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones and Jerry O'Connell are among those slated to appear.

[08/28/13 - 10:10 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders New Original Docu-Series "Crazy.Sexy.Life." from Core Media Group
Look for a special sneak preview on Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c following the fall finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots."

[08/28/13 - 10:09 AM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Kicks Off Annual Month-Long "September Issue" Event on Friday, September 6th at 9:00PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a special Emmy spectacular on Monday, September 23 at 9:00/8:00c.







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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."