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For the first time in Emmy history, not one program nominated for best drama series was from a major broadcast network.
Yet Sunday night’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards still managed to attract a slightly larger audience than last year.
ABC’s telecast delivered 13.2 million viewers, up 6 percent from the 2011 telecast on Fox. Among adults 18-49, however, the show declined… Continue reading Emmy viewership rises
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Keith Olbermann’s new Current TV program opened to a modest-sized audience Monday night, yet still topped CNN.
The host’s new Countdown delivered 179,000 viewers at 8 p.m. among adults 25 to 54, the preferred demo of the cable news networks. By comparison, Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor had 735,000 viewers in the demo. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who replaced Olbermann… Continue reading Olbermann’s new show draws modest viewership
The first season finale of Syfy’s Being Human rose 17 percent to deliver 1.7 million viewers (1 million adults 18-49). That makes Being Human the network’s best winter series since Battlestar Galactica in 2005. While over on Showtime, The Borgias grip on Sunday nights loosened a bit for the Showtime drama’s second episode. The historical
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Organizers of this year’s Oscar telecast promised on Friday the competition will be fierce and the show fast-paced in a bid to boost viewership as box office hits like “Avatar” vie for best film. Sunday’s Academy Awards — criticized in the past as bland, unfunny and even unappealing for a young audience — is being outfitted with … Continue reading Oscar producers promise fast and fierce Oscars