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[09/28/14 - 10:29 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
"Saturday Night Football" and "48 Hours" lead their respective networks last night.

[09/28/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Chicago Fire" Sets a New Series Record of 12.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/28/14 - 10:04 AM]
40th Season Premiere of "Saturday Night Live" Equals the Show's Highest Metered-Market Household Rating Since March 8
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 27.

[09/28/14 - 09:04 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "SHIELD" Scores Bigger Playback Lifts Year to Year
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 23.

[09/27/14 - 09:03 AM]
Live+3s: "Gotham" Jumps to a 5.0 Rating, Surges Past "Blacklist" and Ties "The Voice"
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/27/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The Blacklist" Set a New Series Record of 17.4 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 22.

[09/27/14 - 08:40 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Return of "Shark Tank" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet claimed the top three spots among adults 18-49 last night.

[09/27/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Reports Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in Six Months and Biggest Overall Viewership in Three Months
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[09/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Dominates Season Premiere Friday at a 6-Year High - "Shark Tank" Posts Best-Ever Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[09/26/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Josh Holloway lands lead role on USA's "Colony"; Kourtney Kang asks "Who's Steve" at ABC; and Jenna Bans, Ol Parker also book projects at the Alphabet.

[09/26/14 - 05:10 PM]
First-Run Historical Drama "The Pinkertons" TV Series to Debut Weekend of October 4th
Set in a wild and young America, the series stars Angus Macfadyen as Allan Pinkerton, Jacob Blair as his son William and Martha MacIsaac as Kate Warne, America's first female detective.

[09/26/14 - 03:35 PM]
Lifetime Renews "Devious Maids" for Third Season
Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci will be back for another 13 episodes.

[09/26/14 - 01:31 PM]
Derek Jeter to Appear on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, Oct. 2
Other guests on the telecast will be James Marsden and chart-topping rock band 5 Seconds of Summer.

[09/26/14 - 11:34 AM]
Syfy Conjures Up More "Wizard Wars" - Series Will Re-Appear in January
The series is expected to return in January 2015, showcasing magicians from Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and more.

[09/26/14 - 11:03 AM]
The CW Extends Premiere of "The Flash" by Nearly Three Minutes
The season premiere of "Supernatural" then will start almost three minutes past the hour.

[09/26/14 - 09:33 AM]
Starz Offers a Layup for Consumers - Free Sampling of First Two Episodes of Original Series "Survivor's Remorse" Beginning September 27
The six-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/26/14 - 09:21 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is the No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show on Thursday in Homes and Adults 18-49, Beating Both NBC's "Fallon" and CBS' "Letterman"
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:57 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Blake Shelton's Highly Anticipated New Album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," Beginning Today at CMT Artists
Shelton joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[09/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
Viewers to Get an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Christmas Episode During ABC Family's "The Hunger Games" Weekend
The exclusive look will air during the first hour of "The Hunger Games" on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/26/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Equals Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since October 3, 2013
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Family to Air Halloween Specials of "Freak Out" on October 21 and 22
The two one-hour specials, from SallyAnn Salsano's 495 Productions, will air during the network's beloved programming event "13 Nights of Halloween."

[09/26/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's New Thursday Night Opens Big - 5 Year High
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "How to Get Away with Murder" Opens Big for ABC
The Alphabet's newcomer grows from its "Scandal" lead-in among total viewers.

[09/26/14 - 08:14 AM]
CMT Packs Fall Lineup with New and Returning Music Series and Specials
Highlights include "CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney," premiering Saturday, September 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/26/14 - 07:13 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Earns Overnight Ratings Increase of 87% Over Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/26/14 - 07:01 AM]
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Makes First Appearance on ABC's "The Chew," Friday, October 3
Taped earlier this week, Mrs. Obama joined the co-hosts in the kitchen to discuss improving school nutrition and emphasize the importance of cooking at home as part of her Let's Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity.

[09/26/14 - 06:29 AM]
Crackle Brews Up an All-Star Lineup for Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Premiering November 6th
Fred Armisen, Colleen Ballinge, Bill Burr, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Ali Wentworth are among the latest guests.

[09/26/14 - 06:04 AM]
All 10 Episodes of the Critically Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series "Transparent" Are Now Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany
The series follows the Pfeffermans - a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.

[09/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 25
Updates include: Chris Black, Joe Johnston get pilot order for "Lumen" at TNT; Tommy Johnagin to star in multi-camera comedy for CBS; and Rachel McAdams reportedly in talks for HBO's "True Detective."

[09/25/14 - 01:41 PM]
Kendra Wilkinson Baskett Opens Up to E!'s Giuliana Rancic in Her First Exclusive Interview Following Her Husband's Alleged Sex Scandal
The interview will air in its entirety in the new E! special "Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Kendra Wilkinson Baskett" premiering Wednesday, October 1 at 8:30/7:30c.

[09/25/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Something Borrowed, Something New" Returns to TLC October 10, 2014
The season continues each Friday with episodes that will touch the heart and inspire brides all over.

[09/25/14 - 12:03 PM]
FOX Sports Welcomes Jamie Little to NASCAR on FOX Family in 2015
The move to FOX after multiple years with ABC and ESPN represents a "homecoming" of sorts for Little.

[09/25/14 - 11:36 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Score Dominant Third-Quarter Ratings Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/25/14 - 11:24 AM]
Starz Series "Outlander" Midseason Premiere Set for Saturday, April 4th 2015
The first half of season one concludes with the mid-season finale this Saturday, September 27.

[09/25/14 - 11:00 AM]
Young Disney Stars "Choose Kindness" in a Multi-Platform Initiative Debuting During National Bullying Prevention Month
The initiative includes special episodes of "Austin & Ally" and "Girl Meets World," each designed to reach kids with empowering, relevant stories and to augment the Channel's themes of communication, diversity and optimism.

[09/25/14 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Continues "The Big Bang Theory" Hour to Open Monday
"Mom" will now premiere on Thursday, October 30 while "The Millers" will move up to Monday, October 20.

[09/25/14 - 10:10 AM]
Vote Now! You Help Decide Which Utopian Is Exiled, As Newtopians Vie for a Chance to Join "Utopia"
The replacement process begins this week when the Utopians are advised that they must nominate for exile two pioneers who have not pulled their weight.

[09/25/14 - 10:04 AM]
Syfy Renews "Defiance" and "Dominion" from Universal Cable Productions
Both series are slated to return with 13 all-new episodes in 2015.

[09/25/14 - 09:24 AM]
CBS's Night of Reality - "Survivor and Big Brother" - Sweeps Wednesday in Adults 18-49 and 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 09:06 AM]
NBCSN to Present 20 Hours of 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race
NBCSN's coverage of the nine-month race will begin on Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m. ET, with a 90-minute special which highlights the start of the race and previews the 39-week sailing campaign.

[09/25/14 - 09:01 AM]
Season Three of WE tv's Hit Series "Tamar & Vince" Premieres Thursday, October 23 at 10PM ET/PT
The second season of Tamar & Vince delivered 1.1 million total viewers to WE tv, up +29% over season one.

[09/25/14 - 09:01 AM]
Regular-Slot Debut of "The Mysteries of Laura" Wins Its Hour in Total Viewers While Retaining 97% of Last Week's Preview
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Modern Family" Returns on Top for ABC
The comedy claims the number one spot among total viewers and adults 18-49 followed by its lead-out "Black-ish."

[09/25/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" and "Black-ish" Open as Wednesday's Top 2 TV Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/25/14 - 08:04 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Launches Next Generation of Its Groundbreaking WATCH ABC Services
With a complete redesign of the user interface and user experience also included, this re-launch is the most significant update to the service since its debut.

[09/25/14 - 07:44 AM]
ABC's "Kimmel" Grows for the 5th Straight Year to Its Most-Watched Season Yet and Hits a 10-Year High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/25/14 - 07:01 AM]
Netflix and Rainbow Studios Announce Spin-off of "Winx Club" as a New Original TV Series for Kids
The first of the two all-new seasons will be available by early 2016 with the second following in the autumn.

[09/25/14 - 04:09 AM]
BBC America Announces Cast of New Drama Series "Tatau"
The series follows Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs), two twenty-something friends from London that set off to travel the world.

[09/24/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 24
Updates include: NBC developing "Real Genius" as TV series; Zachary Levi to topline musical comedy "Tuned"; and John Rogers gets pilot production commitment for "Endgame," also at NBC.

[09/24/14 - 03:34 PM]
CBS Renews Hit Summer Series "Big Brother" for Two More Editions
"Big Brother After Dark," the ultimate fan after-show with a live late-night look inside the House, has also been renewed for next summer.

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[10/27/16 - 10:33 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Six New and Returning Series Growing the Network's Robust Slate
The network confirmed new season orders for fan-favorites "Southern Charm" season four as well as "Shahs of Sunset" season six and "Million Dollar Listing New York" season six.

[10/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Mommy Dead and Dearest," The Shocking True Crime Story About the Murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the Disturbing Life of Her Daughter, Gypsy Rose, to Debut in March 2017, Exclusively on HBO
In the film, provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr again explores a crime in the age of social media.

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1
This year's merriest programming stunt includes the network television premiere of "Holiday Joy" and the Freeform premieres of "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups," "Snow Buddies" and "Just Friends."

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.

[10/27/16 - 09:59 AM]
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge," Television's Most Physically Demanding Competition Series, Returns for a Punishing New Season on Sunday, November 13 at 10PM ET/PT
The bigger-and-badder than ever physical competition series, starring sports and entertainment icon "Stone-Cold" Steve Austin, attracted nearly four million weekly viewers last season.

[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Delivers Big for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 2 is up 36% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
World Series Game 2 Posts 11.3 Overnight Rating, Drives FOX to Primetime Victory for Second Consecutive Night
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Returns for a Third Season, Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 P.M. ET
While Rickey Smiley continues to struggle to maintain his sanity by juggling his hectic business, family and personal schedules, the show will also follow the hilarity and hi-jinx of his family and co-workers.

[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
Disney Channel Sees Future in Spin-Off of "That's So Raven"
As the pilot story goes, Raven is now a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.

[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
James Bay, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Carlos Vives with Shakira to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Two Live Shows During Election Week on CBS
On Monday, November 7, Stephen Colbert will be joined by Don Cheadle, Katherine Waterston and musical guest Drive-By Truckers.

[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."