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EMMYS: Contenders Gain Exposure At Non-Traditional Campaign Stops

By | Wednesday June 18, 2014 @ 2:49pm PDT

EMMYS: Contenders Gain Exposure At Non-Traditional Campaign StopsWhen it comes to the thought of tubthumbing himself to his peers during Emmy season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael Schur personally exclaims, “I don’t want to get involved with vote solicitation.”  Shur’s philosophy isn’t uncommon among the denizens of actors, actresses and show creators during Emmy season: Nobody wants to be seen schilling for a vote.

However, in the last few months, a prospective nominee might have had the opportunity to make a couple of appearances outside the litter of TV Academy screenings; events that by their nature aren’t considered traditional Emmy campaign stops, but in hindsight, were potentially the best exposure for a contender in the conversation:  The American Comedy Awards and The White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Two And A Half Men’ Finale Falls, Last ‘Surviving Jack’ Up, ‘American Comedy Awards’ Debuts Weak, ‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Down

surviving jack finale 2With the NFL Draft providing significant competition, for the Big 4 on Thursday it was a primetime with a couple of endings — one permanent. After just more than a month on the air, Fox put Surviving Jack (1.2/3) out of its ratings misery yesterday as one of a group of comedy cancellations. and its short run wrapped with a 20% jump up from last week’s rating in adults 18-49.  Maybe news of the cancellation got Jack some juice as did the 7% rise American Idol (1.6/5) saw last night with its live half-hour result show as the lead-in. Fox’s night started off with Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen (1.5/5), which dipped 6% from its May 1 show.

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two-and-a-half-menTwo And A Half Men (2.1/6) finished its 11th season last night with a wedding and the usual sitcom shenanigans that accompany such a TV event. The Chuck Lorre series was even with its May 1 show but took a steep divorce of 40% from last year’s season ender on May 9, 2013. Maybe that was a result of the NFL Draft, but CBS had downs and dips almost all night starting with The Big Bang Theory (3.7/13). Despite being the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night (14.17 million), the other Lorre series fell 18% to hit a season low in preliminary numbers. Two And A Half Men’s lead-out The Millers (2.0/6) was even with its May 1 show and hence tied a series low. Freshman Bad Teacher (1.3/4) slipped 7% from last week while Elementary (1.5/4) stumbled 6% to tie a series low. Like last Thursday, CBS won the night among adults 18-49 (2.0/6 rating) and total viewers (8.78 million.) That’s a slight 9% drop from May 1. Read More »

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