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[12/24/13 - 10:19 AM]
CBS Wins Week with Top 11 Scripted Programs; Network Heads Into New Year #1 in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of December 16-22.

[12/24/13 - 09:59 AM]
NBC Wins the Week of Dec. 16-22 in 18-49 with "Sunday Night Football" and "The Voice" Accounting for the #1, 2 and 3 Primetime Ratings on the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 16-22.

[12/24/13 - 09:46 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is Up Across the Board, Posting a 2-Year High in Households
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of December 9-13.

[12/24/13 - 09:10 AM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year in Total Viewers for the 3rd Straight Week and Grows Its Adult 18-49 Audience for the 2nd Time in 3 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 16-22.

[12/24/13 - 08:50 AM]
The Finale of "The Sing-Off" Ties for #1 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Is #1 Outright in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, December 23.

[12/24/13 - 08:40 AM]
ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Is Up and Beats NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, December 23.

[12/24/13 - 08:37 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Finale
Said swan song is up more than 30% from last week's two-hour telecast.

[12/23/13 - 10:10 PM]
Champs Named in NBC's "The Sing-Off"
Heading into the finale, "The Sing-Off" is averaging a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers overall.

[12/23/13 - 11:54 AM]
"The Sound of Music Live!" Ranks #1 for Its Week in Live+7 Total-Viewer Results
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of December 2-8.

[12/23/13 - 11:48 AM]
Investigation Discovery Kicks Off the New Year with Its Biggest Month of Premieres in Network History
January will mark ID's biggest month of premieres in network history with five all-new and eight returning hit series.

[12/23/13 - 11:21 AM]
"A" Has Answers and More for "Pretty Little Lairs" Fans with the Pretty Little Answer Ball Facebook App
After interacting with the answer ball, fans will automatically be entered for a chance to win a grand-prize trip to Los Angeles for a "Pretty Little Liars" set visit.

[12/23/13 - 11:09 AM]
Crackle "Brews Up" An A-List Lineup in New Season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Starring Jerry Seinfeld
Guests on tap this season include Louis CK, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt and Todd Barry.

[12/23/13 - 11:05 AM]
E! Celebrates January 19 Debut of New Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" with Multi-City Finders Keepers Social Media Hunt Giving Away Designer Items
E!'s "#RichKids" Team will be planting five luxury items for discovery on one day in each city.

[12/23/13 - 10:57 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Owns 3 of the Week's Top 5 Biggest Broadcast Gainers, as "Grey's" and "Modern" Hit Highs in TV Playback
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of December 2-8.

[12/23/13 - 10:36 AM]
"Unlocking Sherlock" Premieres Sunday, January 12, 2014, 10:00 P.M. ET on PBS
As a special holiday gift for Sherlock fans, PBS will make the program available for streaming on PBS.org beginning Wednesday, December 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

[12/23/13 - 10:14 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "House of Lies" Live!
Taped at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, the special will premiere online on December 30, the first ever Showtime original production to premiere online.

[12/23/13 - 10:09 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Catch Up with "The Fosters" Over the Holidays
The first 10 episodes of ABC Family's breakout hit "The Fosters" are now available on ABCFamily.com or through the ABC Family App for smartphones and tablets.

[12/23/13 - 09:30 AM]
TNT Lands Rights to #1 Blockbuster "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
The first film in the trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will make its debut on the network in 2015.

[12/23/13 - 08:58 AM]
Disney Junior Launches Popular "Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Check Up!" App for Google Play and the Amazon App Store
"Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Check Up!" was just named the 11th most popular paid iPad app of 2013 by Apple.

[12/23/13 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's Rebroadcast of "The Sound of Music" Grows to Its Most-Watched Airing Since 2007
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 22.

[12/23/13 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls Back in Front with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock is the night's top draw in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/23/13 - 08:44 AM]
Bears-Eagles Wins the Night in All Measures Despite This Season's Most Lopsided NFL Outcome
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, December 22.

[12/23/13 - 07:46 AM]
The Weather Channel Launches Nationwide Search for Weather Therapy Dog
The partnership with the American Humane Association brings together two iconic organizations known for their commitment to keeping the public safe and informed.

[12/23/13 - 06:01 AM]
Legendary Musician Billy Joel Joins Biggest Celebration of the Year with a Special Live Performance from Brooklyn on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014"
Joel joins previously announced performers inncluding Blondie, Capital Cities, Miley Cyrus, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.

[12/22/13 - 07:24 PM]
Week 17 Flex Scheduling: Eagles-Cowboys to Be NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game on Dec. 29
The Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears game will be scheduled based on the outcome of tonight's game.

[12/22/13 - 03:22 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Repeats in Demos, CBS in Viewers
A primetime encore of "Saturday Night Live" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[12/22/13 - 08:59 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Unwraps Its Highest Overnight Ratings in Nearly Two Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 21.

[12/21/13 - 09:13 AM]
Encore Telecast of "It's a Wonderful Life" Jumps 38% Versus the Most Comparable Year-Ago Telecast in 18-49 and 29% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 20.

[12/21/13 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye is the most-watched network last night and shares the adults 18-49 crown with ABC.

[12/21/13 - 08:46 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 3rd Straight Week with a Repeat "Shark Tank" Winning at 9p and "20/20" #1 at 10pm
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 20.

[12/20/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 20
Updates include: Reece Ritchie first to board FOX's "Hieroglyph"; Adam Goldberg cast in CBS's "Gaffigan"; and Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde exit NBC's "Chicago PD."

[12/20/13 - 02:46 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The X Factor" Tops Originals in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for TLC's "Gypsy Sisters," Animal Planet's "North Woods Law" and A&E's "Rodeo Girls."

[12/20/13 - 02:43 PM]
In 2013 Discovery Channel Delivers Highest Viewership in 12 Years
Discovery spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/20/13 - 02:19 PM]
Showtime(R) Launches "Penny Dreadful" Production Blog, Digital Companion Gives Viewers an Inside Look at the Making of the Series
Fans will be taken behind the scenes to the production of the series from its early stages, as it is currently shooting in Ireland, through the end of season one.

[12/20/13 - 02:15 PM]
The Stars Come Out for "The Simpsons" on a Hollywood-Themed Episode, Sunday, January 5, on FOX!
Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann join Will Arnett, Channing Tatum and Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the episode.

[12/20/13 - 01:54 PM]
Fred Armisen and Balthazar Getty to Guest Star on "House of Lies"
They join previously announced guest stars Mekhi Phifer, Tip "T.I." Harris, Daniel Stern, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Slate, among others.

[12/20/13 - 12:16 PM]
"Vikings" Season Two Premieres Thursday, February 27
History's hit original series returns with the first of 10 all-new episodes.

[12/20/13 - 11:48 AM]
98 Degrees, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Also Season Three Champions Pentatonix to Perform on a Special Holiday Themed "The Sing-Off" Season Finale
Also performing will be host Nick Lachey and Jewel with a duet of "It Had to Be You."

[12/20/13 - 10:38 AM]
The Neighbourhood to Headline Grammy(R) Gig of a Lifetime Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 23
The concert will also feature the winning band from CBS.com's Grammy Gig of a Lifetime contest as the opening act.

[12/20/13 - 10:10 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Superhero Comedy Series "The Thundermans"
The scripted half-hour series has been picked up for an additional 20 episodes.

[12/20/13 - 09:41 AM]
Investigation Discovery's New Series "Obsession: Dark Desires" Reveals What Happens When All-Consuming Desire Has Deadly Consequences
The 10-episode first season premieres Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/20/13 - 09:17 AM]
Lester Holt Investigates the Link Between Poverty and Childhood Asthma - Dateline's "Breathless" Airs Sunday, January 5 at 7pm/6c
For more than a year, "Dateline" closely follows the struggles of two families as they battle their landlords in a desperate effort to provide an asthma-safe environment for their children.

[12/20/13 - 09:09 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Newest Late-Night Hit "@midnight" Returns on Monday, January 6
The series will air Monday-Thursday and mirror the production schedule of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" throughout 2014.

[12/20/13 - 08:54 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Saturday Night Live Christmas" Wins Its Second Hour from 10-11 p.m. in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 19.

[12/20/13 - 08:44 AM]
Sundance Channel Greenlights New Original Non-Fiction Series "Loredana, ESQ"
The series traces the life of Loredana Nesci, a former LAPD officer turned lawyer as she navigates the twists and turns of the criminal defense system.

[12/20/13 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Beats "The X-Factor" Finale/"The Year" Is Up 6% to Its Biggest Audience Yet
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 19.

[12/20/13 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "The X Factor" Finale
Said finale however is down over 45% from last year among adults 18-49.

[12/20/13 - 08:01 AM]
The Real Movers & Shakers of Animal Cargo: Nat Geo WILD Gets on Board as "We Move Animals"
The three-part series premieres Saturday, January 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 19
Updates include: ABC greenlights pair of drama pilots; Disney-ABC Domestic Television cancels "Katie"; and David Mamet to bring "7 Deadly Sins" to FOX.

[12/19/13 - 10:25 PM]
Winner Announced on "The X Factor"
Said finale featured performances by Paulina Rubio, One Direction, Lea Michele, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik and Prince Royce.







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[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
2015 NASCAR Schedule to Be Announced Tuesday at 5 P.M. ET on Special Edition of "NASCAR America" on NBCSN
Host Rick Allen will be joined by NBC Sports Group NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Frank Stoddard to present the schedule and discuss the selected dates, tracks, and overall 2015 NASCAR calendar.

[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
The project is an adventure story set in the somewhat surreal ex-pat world of near-present Afghanistan, one of the most discussed and least understood places on earth.

[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
"Red Band Society" Fans Banded Together to Help FOX Raise $100,000 for Charity Partners and Unlock the Debut Episode
The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow.

[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
"Iyanla: Fix My Life Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" to Air Tuesday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN
The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel Explores the World of Automotive Auctions in All New Series "Highway to Sell"
Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
"We are as excited about this show as anything since 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes' - we want it to be moving, tender, sensual... and very, very scary," said Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.