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Broadcast Ratings Fall As Cable's Breaking Bad Ends

30th September 2013

Since ratings for cable TV shows are released after those for broadcast network shows, it's too early to tell how the final episode of Breaking Bad -- and its presumed massive (for cable) audience --...

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Apple Returns Charges For Second Half Of Breaking Bad Season

24th September 2013

Apple has taken to heart complaints from customers who objected to being charged twice by the iTunes Store for the fifth season of AMC's Breaking Bad. While AMC had split the season into two eight-episode...

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Movie Reviews: Enough Said

18th September 2013

Fox Searchlight is opening the late James Gandolfini's penultimate film, Enough Said, in four theaters today (Wednesday), presumably to give it a head start against the much-buzzed-about Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard,...

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Strong Ratings For Season Finale Of Under The Dome

17th September 2013

CBS's summer drama Under the Dome closed out its first season Monday night with 11.84 million tuning in, according to Nielsen Research. The finale also produced a 2.8 rating and an 8 share among viewers...

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Tame Debut For Returning Cnn Crossfire

11th September 2013

CNN decided to relaunch its political-debate show Crossfire a week early so as to take advantage of the controversy over President Obama's plan to launch a limited strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as...

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Lauer Accuses Media Of "Laziness" In Reporting Curry Brouhaha

11th September 2013

Matt Lauer has confessed that the past year or two have been incredibly frustrating and challenging for him but that he's in no position to complain. After all, he says, the other 20 years as...

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Network Execs: Ratings Don't Matter Anymore

10th September 2013

If there's one thing that the executives of each of the four major broadcast networks can agree on, it's that traditional ratings data are becoming irrelevant in a day when more and more viewers are...

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Court Hears Aereokiller's Appeal

29th August 2013

Alki David, the founder of Aereokiller, which like Aereo delivers broadcast television signals to subscribers over the Internet via tiny antennas assigned to each user, returned to court on Wednesday as his appeal of a...

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Cbs Has Best Ratings Of Summer Despite Blackout

28th August 2013

CBS not only won last week's ratings race among both total adults and adults in the 18-49 age group, it posted its best numbers of the entire summer, despite the fact that it couldn't be...

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Another Star Is Born On Youtube

27th August 2013

A video of a young woman selected randomly from the audience by Kristin Chenoweth to sing a duet with her during her performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday has now been viewed nearly two...

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Preseason Football Thrown For A Loss

19th August 2013

Preseason football has never attracted the sizable audiences that the regular season routinely does, but when the debut of Fox's preseason football telecast debuts with surprisingly 21 percent fewer viewers than a year ago and...

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America's Got Talent Drops Below 10 Million Viewers

15th August 2013

NBC's America's Got Talent remained the top-rated show of the night on Wednesday, but it fell below 10 million viewers for the first time this season (to 9.28 million), down 16 percent from a week...

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3d Movies Struggling

12th August 2013

In an article about the collapsing box office for 3D films, the New York Times asks, Are there any thrills left in what was supposed to be Hollywood's medium of the future? The article points...

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Disney To Take A Big Write-off On Lone Ranger

7th August 2013

The Walt Disney Co. is preparing to bite the (silver) bullet to the tune of $160-190 million on the failure of its summer tentpole The Lone Ranger. In a conference call with analysts on Tuesday,...

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Sunday Football Is Back With A Win For Hall Of Fame Game

5th August 2013

The return of NBC's Sunday Night Football in the form of the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys attracted 8.89 million viewers, peaking in the first half-hour...

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Movie Reviews: 2 Guns

2nd August 2013

One thing critics appear to agree on in their reviews of 2 Guns: those guns fire a lot of ammunition -- thousands of rounds, according to USA Today critic Claudia Puig, who concludes: By its...

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Wolverine Tame; Box Office Wild

30th July 2013

Twentieth Century Fox's debut of The Wolverine brought in just $53.1 million domestically over the weekend, well below tracking projections, according to final figures released by the studio on Monday. That was 15 percent below...

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Depp "Not Too Far Away" From Calling It Quits

29th July 2013

Johnny Depp, once Hollywood's highest-paid actor, said today (Monday) that he is not too far away from quitting acting altogether. Interviewed by the BBC in London where he is promoting the U.K. opening of The...

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2013 Box Office Almost Ahead Of 2012

16th July 2013

With a plethora of blockbusters on the marquees, it turned out to be a terrific weekend for theater owners. For the studios that had sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into the films and must...

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Legendary Entertainment Jumps Ship To Nbc Universal

10th July 2013

In the wake of that shakeup at Warner Bros. that saw Bruce Rosenblum step down as president of Warner Bros. Television Group to become president of Legendary Entertainment's TV and digital media division, it was...

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Under The Dome's Rating Slip Again

9th July 2013

The Steven Spielberg/Stephen King miniseries Under the Dome on CBS slid slightly in its third week to 10.57 million viewers -- about a half million fewer than the previous week and 2 million below its...

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Under The Dome On Top Of The Ratings

4th July 2013

The premiere of the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama Under the Dome crushed the competition last week as it attracted 13.53 million viewers, according to Nielsen results for the week. It was the only show...

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Ratings For The Dome Fall; But Still Strong

2nd July 2013

A week ago, critics were suggesting that Stephen King's 13-week miniseries Under the Dome on CBS could become addictive and draw huge ratings throughout the summer. With the second episode of the series, which aired...

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Jack The Giant Slayer Slays Home-video Competition

27th June 2013

Warner Bros.' Jack the Giant Slayer took over first place on the home video sales charts last week. That pushed Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful down a notch. Hansel and Gretel!: Witch Hunters came...

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Frank Rich Blasts David Gregory

27th June 2013

Former New York Times critic/columnist Frank Rich, who now writes for New York magazine, has become the latest to lay into Meet the Press host David Gregory for his accusatory question directed at Guardian reporter...

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Man Of Steel Sets June Box Office Record

18th June 2013

The Man of Iron was still stronger than the Man of Steel, but the recast Superman nevertheless managed to set a new box office record for June with a record take of $116.6 million over...

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What Does Will Smith Do After After Earth's Crash

5th June 2013

In what appears to be a comment made before the disastrous debut of his latest movie, After Earth, Will Smith is quoted as saying that it was an absolute necessity that the movie be a...

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Star Trek Into Darkness Tops Box Office In China

4th June 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness finally landed in China last week, taking in a solid $27 million in ticket sales, China Film News reported today (Tuesday). The Paramount film knocked American Dreams in China, a Chinese...

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Comcast No. 1 Cable Operator Worldwide

3rd June 2013

Comcast, which owns NBC, is the No. 1 cable operator in the world with almost 22 million subscribers, according to a new survey by Monterey, CA-based SNL Kagan. Nevertheless, that figure is down by about...

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Mike And Molly Sinks To Series Low As It Blows Out

31st May 2013

CBS's Mike and Molly turned out to be another victim of the Oklahoma tornado as the delayed season finale of the show, titled Windy City, drew just 7.79 million viewers, a series low. That it...

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