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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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[10/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows by a Season-High 65% in 18-49 Going from Live + Same Day to Live +3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/25/14 - 08:59 AM]
Season Debut of "Grimm" Delivers the Show's Top Rating Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
Said coverage bumps ABC and CBS to second place in adults 18-49 and total viewers, respectively.

[10/25/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC Beats NBC's Friday Debuts - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Rank as Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.