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Ratings Down, Though Survivor's Survival Not In Doubt

8th February 2008

Ratings for the season debut of the latest Survivor series may have been down considerably from previous years, but they were good enough to beat all the competition Thursday night. For its premiere, Survivor: Micronesia...

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Survivor Goes To Market

7th February 2008

Suggesting that just about any hit television show may be ripe for franchising, CBS Consumer Products said Wednesday that it has lined up two new licensees for its Survivor reality series. Liz Kalodner, head of...

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Cbs Returns To Top Spot In Ratings

19th December 2007

Ratings for CBS's Survivor: China may have been considerably lower than those for past Survivor series but they were strong enough last week to give the network an easy win over its rivals. Daily Variety...

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Survivor Suffers Own China Syndrome

17th December 2007

The season finale of Survivor: China produced the smallest audience ever for a Survivor series, but it was still good enough to help CBS win Sunday night. The reality series scored an 8.2 rating and...

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Abc's Losses Are Cbs's Gain

12th December 2007

CBS regained the title of most-watched network last week after ABC had to do without Dancing With the Stars, which has ended its current run, and Desperate Housewives, which has gone into hiatus due to...

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For Nbc, Thursday Is Now Must-not-see-tv

30th November 2007

With the November sweeps now officially over, most of Thursday night's network offerings were repeats. NBC, however, stuck mostly with original episodes, which nevertheless fared poorly in the ratings against the reruns. Indeed it came...

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Thursday Night Sweeps Ploy Wins For Cbs

12th November 2007

CBS's Thursday-night crossover ploy, in which a story begun on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation at 9:00 p.m. concluded at 10:00 on Without a Trace, sent ratings up for each show but most of all for...

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Cbs Sweeps Thursday On First Night Of Sweeps

2nd November 2007

CBS got off to a solid start on the first night of the November sweeps, with its Thursday-night lineup winning every half-hour of primetime. The launch of Survivor: China at 8:00 p.m. pulled an 8.2...

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Grey's Most-watched Show On Tivo

12th October 2007

ABC's Grey's Anatomywas the most TiVo'd show during the first week of the new season, Todd Juenger, head of TiVo Audience Research and Measurement, said Thursday. Grey's was followed by CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,...

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Csi Wins Thursday, But Grey's Is Close

12th October 2007

Thursday night's tight ratings race wound up with CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation once again dominating in the overall household category with a 12.3 rating and a 19 share. But ABC's Grey's Anatomy was close...

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Sharon & Ozzy 'Have Suicide Pact'

1st October 2007

X-Factor judge Sharon Osbourne revealed that she and husband Ozzy have a 'suicide pact', should one of them ever contract a neurological disease.The 54-year-old has admitted the loss of her father - legendary rock manager...

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Cbs Ads To Appear -- And Disappear -- On Supermarket Freezers

28th September 2007

CBS is taking an untraditional approach to promoting some of its fall programming, Advertising Age noted on its website today (Friday). For example, supermarket shoppers will see an image of the lead character in its...

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Ten-year-old Wins Part In Ferrell Film

27th September 2007

A ten-year-old boy has won a role in Will Ferrell's new comedy Step Brothers, after his father paid over 20,000 at a charity auction. The unnamed bidder paid $47,100 at the auction for the Cancer...

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So Long, Summer

26th September 2007

Although a few early premieres punctuated the period, last week nevertheless was officially regarded as the last week of the summer season -- and looked it. Most shows continued to draw relatively tiny audiences, and...

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Ousted Cbs Producer: Couric Looks Like A Hostage

17th July 2007

Mary Mapes, the longtime CBS news producer who was fired in the wake of the controversy over her Dan Rather-fronted report about George W. Bush's National Guard service, has called the CBS newsroom "a tough...

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Ratings Slip During Sweep

16th May 2007

For a sweeps week that saw numerous series and season finales, ratings for all the major networks appeared lackluster last week. The CBS comedy King of Queens went out with its biggest audience in four...

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Survivor's Ratings Continue To Decline

15th May 2007

Sunday night's two-hour season finale of Survivor: Fiji averaged a 7.9 rating and a 13 share, down 16 percent from the 9.4/14 Survivor posted for its season finale last year. Significantly, the second hour of...

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Cbs Prevails With Trace Finale

11th May 2007

CBS's decision to bring Without a Trace back to its old timeslot on Thursday night for its season finale paid off for the network as the show posted a 9.9 rating and a 17 share...

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Movie Reviews: The Condemned

27th April 2007

More than one reviewer is describing The Condemned as an "extreme" version of Survivor in which 10 death-row killers from all over the world are dropped on a tropical island and told to kill one...

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Abc And Cbs Wage Tight Ratings Race

27th April 2007

ABC and CBS engaged in a neck-and-neck ratings race Thursday, and when it was over, CBS came out ahead in households while ABC held a slight lead among viewers 18-49, according to overnight Nielsens. At...

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Fascinating Fact 3130

18th April 2007

American reality TV show SURVIVOR will be the first production to shoot an entire series in China after government restrictions were lifted....

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Burnett Sued Over Rock Star

8th March 2007

British reality TV guru MARK BURNETT is being sued by a woman who claims he stole her idea for hit US talent show ROCK STAR. Producer SHARLENE SULLIVAN alleges she registered a show synopsis called...

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Burnett Vs. Burnett On Thursdays

2nd March 2007

Producer Mark Burnett will be competing with himself when his latest hit game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? airs on Thursday nights on Fox opposite his own Survivor series on CBS. Broadcasting...

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Missed Lost? Find Out What Happened Online

7th February 2007

In advance of tonight's (Wednesday) return of Lost to ABC's schedule, the network has posted an, er, "survivor" guide to the series on its website. The hour-long clip show, which can also be viewed on...

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Survivor Doctor Probed For Drug Dealing

31st January 2007

An Australian doctor who looked after Survivor contestants and has been hired by film and TV companies to work on other productions has admitted buying pharmaceutical cocaine for his personal use, the New York Post...

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Survivor Winner Hatch Granted Appeal

31st January 2007

LATEST: SURVIVOR winner RICHARD HATCH has been granted a hearing in the US Court of Appeals regarding his tax evasion case. Hatch, who won the first season of the reality TV series in 2000, was...

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After Four Years, Ncis Makes To The Top

20th December 2006

CBS's NCIS, always a strong if unheralded performer for the network, managed to make it to the top of the Nielsen ratings list for the first time in its four-season run last week. Analysts pointed...

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Survivor Finale Beats Football

18th December 2006

Its ratings may have been sapped by competition from NFL football, but CBS's survivor was up to the challenge. The season finale of the long-running reality show (Survivor: Cook Islands) scored a 9.0 rating and...

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Cbs Goes 12 For 12

13th December 2006

CBS has kept its perfect record intact as it won the twelfth week of the TV season with an average 7.5 rating and a 12 share and placed six shows in the top ten of...

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Survivor Winner Claims Producers Tried To Hush Him Up

8th December 2006

Richard Hatch, the original Survivor winner, who is now serving time for failing to pay taxes on his $1-million in winnings and other income, said in an appeal on Thursday that the judge in his...

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