TV viewership was down at all the broadcast networks Sunday night with no program drawing 10 million viewers, although, with 9.54 million, CBS's season premiere of The Amazing Race came close. Many viewers, analysts supposed, were watching cable -- in particular, the NBA All-Star Game on TNT and The Walking Dead on AMC. Both of those telecasts were expected to top anything offered by the broadcasters. Ratings for them won't be available until at least late today (Monday). Last weekend's episode of The Walking Dead also beat everything on the broadcast networks with 12.3 million total viewers. (With repeats, it was estimated that 17 million watched the episode.)
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.