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Seven Million Page Views ! ! ! At about 10:30 a.m. ET today, May 6, 2011, “Hot Off The Press” (including both its first and second incarnations) hit 7,000,000 page views. Special kudos go to long-time – and prolific -- posters Dad1153, dcowboy7, doubleDAZ, keenan and foxeng. In particular,Dad’s tireless efforts the past six months have kept the thread vibrant, relevant -- and continuing to grow in page views month after month. So please keep stopping...
Tuesday’s fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings – along with AdWeek Analyst Marc Berman’s view of what they mean -- have been posted in Marc’s Programming Insider blog: http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/t...51/m/207104963
TV Notes Ownership of TV Sets Falls in U.S. By Brian Stelter, The New York Times, May 3, 2011 For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped. The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers on Tuesday that 96.7 percent of American households now own sets, down from 98.9 percent previously. There...
TV Notes The CW renews 'The Vampire Diaries,' '90210' and more By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, in the “Show Tracker” blog, April 26, 2011 The CW announced Tuesday early pickups for five of its established series: “The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural,” “Gossip Girl,” “90210” and “America's Next Top Model.” All will return in the fall. And for die-hard fans of “ANTM,” an all-star edition will be in store, featuring the models who became...
Aklhough many network plans will leak beforehand, most of the "official" word comes at the annual network "upfront" presentation for advertisers in New York.The schedule this year:NBC May 16 morningFox May 16 afternoonABC May 17 afternoonTelemundo May 17 eveningCBS May 18the CW May 19 morningUnivision May 19 afternoon
TV Notes Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit by Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast, March 25, 2011 The search is on for Katie Couric's successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who...
On The Air Tonight Wednesday Network Prime-Time Options (All shows are in HD) ABC: 8 The Middle (R, January 5) 8:30 The Middle (R, January 19) 9 Modern Family (R, January 5) 9:30 Mr. Sunshine 10 Off The Map CBS: 8 Survivor: Redemption Island (Season premiere) 9 Criminal Minds (R, October 20) 10 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior NBC: 8 Minute To Win It 9 Law & Order: SVU (R, November 11, 2010) 10 Law...
grittree: Did you have to watch the entire episode?
TV Notes NBC Sets Hourlong Finales for 'Community,' 'Parks and Rec' By Philiana Ng, in The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog, March 8, 2011 The television season is almost nearing the end. NBC released its finale dates for most of its series, and what stands out is an hourlong finale for Community on May 12 with Josh Holloway and hourlongs for Parks and Recreation and The Office. 30 Rock will also be celebrating its 100th episode on April 21...
On The Air Tonight By Kathryn Shattuck, The New York Times, March 6, 2011 10 P.M. (A&E) BREAKOUT KINGS This new drama by Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, the writers and producers of Fox's defunct “Prison Break,” is about two United States marshals (Domenick Lombardozzi and Laz Alonso) assigned to track down escaped felons. But, as the show's tagline puts it, “It takes a con to catch a con.” Or, in this case, three (Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin and Serinda...
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