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Throwback to TV’s Early Days? GE Produces a Science-Fiction Series

In what’s being called “a sign that what is old is new again,” General Electric Co. is producing a science-fiction podcast series. Reuters reports that the series represents an effort by GE ” to raise its profile among a younger,...

CBS Drama Series Renewed

CBS announced today that it has picked up another season of a drama series. The network ordered the second season of the summer series “Zoo.” In its freshman run, the series was the most-watched scripted summer series of 2015, the.....

The Big TV Story Americans Haven’t Heard

“It says something about how broadcasting is perceived that nobody cares that the industry just settled on a new transmission standard that could revitalize, if not revolutionize, the free, universal, over-the-air medium,” TVNewsCheck editor Harry A. Jessell writes in a...

‘Family Feud’ Clips With Sexual Content Go Viral — and Draw Criticism

Two recent clips from “Family Feud” have gone viral — and they’ve also drawn some criticism for the show. Both clips were posted online by the show, and both feature racy content. Racy enough to draw fire from critics who...

With Miley Cyrus Set to Host the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere, Here are the Rules to the Miley Cyrus ‘SNL’ Drinking Game

Miley Cyrus will be making her third appearance as guest host of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on this weekend’s 41st season premiere, and in honor of the occasion, People magazine’s Maria Yagoda offers the guidelines for a Miley Cyrus “SNL”...

ABC Posts the Biggest L+3 Lifts with 6 of the Top 10 Playback Gainers

During Premiere Week of the new 2015-16 season, ABC grew to a 2.6 rating among Adults 18-49 in the non-sports Live+3 averages to come within 1-tenth of a rating point of NBC (2.7 rating), while moving ahead of CBS (2.4 rating) to lead by 2-tenths of a rating point.

CBS Renews 'Zoo' For Season 2, Will Return Summer 2016

CBS announced today the second season renewal of Zoo for broadcast during summer 2016. In its first season, Zoo was the most watched scripted summer series of 2015.

'Good Morning America' is Number 1 for Premiere Week in Total Viewers for Fourth ConsecutiveYear

ABC News’ “Good Morning America” ranked No. 1 during premiere week in Total Viewers (4.714 million) for the week of September 21, 2015,

Ratings for Scripted Shows Plummet as Football Dominates Thursday Night

A number of scripted shows airing on the broadcast networks Thursday night struggled to match their premiere week ratings as CBS’s “Thursday Night Football” dominated the night. With help from an overtime NFL showdown between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, won by...

‘The Kelly File’ Delivers Highest Rated Quarter Since 2013 Launch

The Kelly File delivered its highest-rated quarter in total viewers and the all-important demo since its program launch in October 2013.

ABC News Program Does Something It Hasn’t Done in 7 Years — Here Are the Numbers

ABC News announced that one of its shows was No. 1 in the key news demo for the opening week of the season, something it hadn’t done in seven years. The show is “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” which delivered...

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