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[05/18/14 - 02:27 PM]
AT&T to Acquire DirecTV - Creates Content Distribution Leader Across Mobile, Video & Broadband Platforms
The transaction combines complementary strengths to create a unique new competitor with unprecedented capabilities in mobility, video and broadband services.

[05/18/14 - 09:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops the Night with "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery"
The Peacock wins the final Saturday of the May sweeps period among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/18/14 - 09:21 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Andy Samberg, Is the #1 Telecast of the Night in Metered-Market Households and in 18-49 in the Local People Meters
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, May 17.

[05/17/14 - 09:14 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its Highest Rating Since April 4 and Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 16.

[05/17/14 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Finale Paves the Way for ABC Victory
The Alphabet's "Barbara Walters: Her Story" is also the night's most-watched program.

[05/17/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Season's Final Friday - "Barbara Walters: Her Story" Is Top Show with a 2-Year High for ABC in the Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 16.

[05/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
Mark Jackson Returns to ESPN with New Multi-year Deal
Jackson will re-join his former booth-mates - play-by-play commentator Mike Breen and analyst Jeff Van Gundy - during the Eastern Conference Finals.

[05/16/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: OWN puts its Michael Sam docu-series on hold; Michael Weatherly to continue on "NCIS" for two more years; and Michael Malarkey named latest "Vampire Diaries" regular.

[05/16/14 - 02:18 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Theory" Goes Out with a Bang for CBS
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Food Court Wars," truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect" and WE tv's "Mary Mary."

[05/16/14 - 12:01 PM]
Jay Leno Guest Stars in "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer," Premiering Monday, June 9 on Disney XD
The episode ushers in several new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series airing throughout the summer.

[05/16/14 - 11:51 AM]
Final Stage of 2014 Amgen Tour of California Live on NBC This Sunday at 1 PM ET
2012 Tour de France and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) looks to hold on to his overall lead heading into this afternoon's stage from Santa Clarita to Mountain High.

[05/16/14 - 11:49 AM]
FX and FXX Set Summer Premiere Dates for Original Series
Highlights include the launch of new drama "The Strain" on Sunday, July 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/16/14 - 11:07 AM]
truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect(TM)" Launches with 1.2 Million Viewers, Scoring Solid Growth Over Lead-In and Timeslot Average
truTV spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 11:06 AM]
"Fashion Police" Continues 'Spring Fever' Month with Some Seriously Sassy Shows Through the End of May
Upcoming episodes include "Fashion Police: Billboard Music Awards(R)" on Monday, May 19 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/16/14 - 10:36 AM]
Spike TV Announces Blockbuster Lineup for "Guys Choice 2014"
The unfiltered, unpredictable and can't-miss event for Hollywood's elite, will tape Saturday, June 7 at Sony Pictures Studios and premieres Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/16/14 - 10:36 AM]
AMC Greenlights Three New Unscripted Series
Plus: in August, the network will premiere its next unscripted series, "4th and Loud" - focused on the inaugural season of the L.A. KISS arena football league team, featuring co-owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame.

[05/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
Original Drama Series "The Knick" Will Launch Its Ten-Episode Season Friday, Aug. 8, Exclusively on Cinemax
Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) winner Steven Soderbergh directs Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) nominee Clive Owen in the entire season of the show.

[05/16/14 - 09:18 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers Its Most-Watched Season Finale
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 09:04 AM]
The Paley Center for Media Announces Upcoming Los Angeles Summer Public Programs, Including Exclusive TV Premieres and Special Reunion Events
Highlights include "The Bridge: Season Two Premiere Screening & Panel" on Tuesday, June 24.

[05/16/14 - 09:02 AM]
Josh Groban to Host with Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris as the Panel of Experts on the Next Evolution of Live Television -- ABC's "Rising Star"
Groban, Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris will appear together for the first time on The 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18 on ABC, with Ludacris hosting the BBMA festivities.

[05/16/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Hollywood Game Night" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since February 27 and Deliveres Its Biggest Overall Audience Since March 27
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 08:31 AM]
Global Superstars Will Rock Monte Carlo at the World Music Awards, to Air Wednesday, May 28 on NBC
The two-hour special features performances by Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Ricky Martin and more!

[05/16/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "Grey's" Finale Dominates the "Idol"-Thursday Finale and Finishes Out Its Best Season in 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 15.

[05/16/14 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Posts Big Finish for CBS
The Eye's juggernaut posts huge gains from last week and is up from last year's season finale.

[05/16/14 - 07:08 AM]
ABC & ESPN to Present 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Pacers vs. Heat
The series starts Sunday, May 18, on ABC with Game One at 3:30 p.m. ET from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

[05/15/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 15
Updates include: T.R. Knight joins Amazon's "Hysteria"; John Barrowman upped to series regular on The CW's "Arrow"; and Stephen David to bring "13 Days of Blood" to Xbox.

[05/15/14 - 10:14 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for May 15
Plus: Lady Antebellum, Aloe Blacc, KISS, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and Darius Rucker to all perform on next week's finale.

[05/15/14 - 04:42 PM]
Video: Trailers Released at the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Upfront Presentation
Get your first look at Bravo's "Game of Crowns," E!'s "The Royals," Syfy's "Ascension," USA's "Complications" and more!

[05/15/14 - 04:41 PM]
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Caps Off 2014 Upfront Season with an "All Together. Different." Star-Studded Celebration
The event was attended by an audience of 3,000 and featured more than 120 stars of current hits and newest offerings across the portfolio.

[05/15/14 - 03:37 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Tops Demos, "Criminal Minds" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for TV Land's "The Soul Man," Discovery's "Kodiak" and VH1's "La La's Full Court Life."

[05/15/14 - 03:23 PM]
FOX Sports and The Associated Press Announce Agreement to Sell Sports Data Company STATS LLC to Vista Equity Partners
Both AP and FOX Sports will continue their usual business relationship with STATS after the sale.

[05/15/14 - 03:19 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "True Tori" Finale, "Abby's Studio Rescue" and "Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom"
The latter - premiering Saturday, May 31 at 8:00/7:00c - is based on the novel by Delaine Moore.

[05/15/14 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Trailers for USA's Upcoming Dramas "Rush," "Complications" & "Satisfaction"
All three were shown during today's upfront presentation.

[05/15/14 - 02:30 PM]
"I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" Starts Courting One Week Earlier on Tuesday, May 20, Following "American Idol XIII," on FOX
Improv comedy series "Riot" returns and makes its time period premiere Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/15/14 - 02:17 PM]
Video: Elizabeth Hurley Stuns in First Look at E!'s Original Scripted Series "The Royals"
Lionsgate is producing the series, which will debut sometime in early 2015.

[05/15/14 - 02:02 PM]
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Reaches Multi-Year Deal with WWE(R) for "Monday Night Raw(R)" on USA Network and "Smackdown(R)" on Syfy
In addition, E! - in partnership with WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions - will continue to broadcast the reality series "Total Divas."

[05/15/14 - 01:04 PM]
Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw and Ed Sheeran Set to Perform on NBC's "The Voice" Tuesday, May 20 Season Finale
On the Monday, May 19 telecast, the final three artists representing Team Adam, Team Blake and Team Usher will perform two songs - one chosen by America via an online poll and the other determined by their respective coach.

[05/15/14 - 12:50 PM]
ABC's "Nightline" Is No. 1 for the Fourth Week in a Row
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 5-9.

[05/15/14 - 12:44 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Premieres Primetime Special "Flex & Shanice" on Saturday, May 31
The one-hour special will give viewers an exclusive look into the lives of married couple, actor Flex Alexander and 90s pop singer Shanice, and their outrageous family members living under one roof.

[05/15/14 - 11:48 AM]
The Browns Bond Over Family Business Amidst Family Drama in Season Five of TLC's "Sister Wives," Premiering Sunday, June 8th at 9/8c
This season, tensions are high as the family tries to lock in investors for their fledgling jewelry business.

[05/15/14 - 11:09 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group's Owned Television Stations Unveil New Websites
The websites will also include a new "Map My News" feature and more editorial focus on weather.

[05/15/14 - 10:54 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Continues Year-to-Year Increases in 18-49 Demo for Week of May 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 5-9.

[05/15/14 - 10:51 AM]
Science Channel Explores the Impact of Aliens on Humanity in an All-New Season of "Alien Encounters"
The first of six new episodes rolls out on Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/15/14 - 10:41 AM]
VH1 Welcomes Six Lead Actors in Its Next Original Movie "Drumline: A New Beat"
Letoya Luckett, Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway, Jeff Pierre, Jasmine Burke and Scott Shilstone to its cast, along with the previously announced star of the original movie, "Drumline," Leonard Roberts.

[05/15/14 - 10:14 AM]
Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter Join Scripted Original Miniseries "One Child," Co-Produced by SundanceTV
The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert and starring Katie Leung is currently in production in London and Hong Kong and will air in late 2014.

[05/15/14 - 09:35 AM]
WGN America Announces Premiere Date for Powerful New Original Drama "Manhattan" - Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT
"Manhattan" enters the world of deception, danger and sacrifices that characterized one of the best-kept secrets of all time: the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb.

[05/15/14 - 09:31 AM]
Season Finale of "Criminal Minds" Scores Largest Audience and Biggest Demo Ratings Since February
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 14.

[05/15/14 - 09:11 AM]
Video: Trailers for The CW's "The Flash" & "Jane the Virgin"
Get your first look at both of the netlet's new fall dramas.

[05/15/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Grows 14% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 and 12% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 14.

[05/15/14 - 08:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye's mainstay "Criminal Minds" is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.







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[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
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[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
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NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.

[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
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[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
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"I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of 'Portlandia' to make something so funny and so special," said Jonathan Krisel.

[01/14/17 - 04:50 PM]
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The network's newest original comedy premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:19 PM]
Discovery's "Cooper's Treasure" Sets Out to Uncover Shipwrecks from Space
The new series premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/17 - 02:18 PM]
What Was Lost, Is Now Found: TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Second Season on Sunday February 12th
Plus: look for spin-off series "Long Lost Family: What Happened Next" to launch this Sunday.

[01/14/17 - 02:17 PM]
Investigation Discovery Teams with Academy Award(R)-Nominated and Emmy(R)-Winning Filmmaker Joe Berlinger to Present World Premiere Docu-Series "Killing Richard Glossip"
The world premiere two-night event kicks off Sunday, March 5 at 9:00/8:00c.