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‘Famous In 12′ Announces Its Own Cancellation On Air After TMZ Unable To Make Family Stars In 5

By | Thursday July 3, 2014 @ 3:25pm PDT

‘Famous In 12′ Announces Its Own Cancellation On Air After TMZ Unable To Make Family Stars In 5Apparently there are limits to even TMZ’s ability to make just anyone famous. The Artiaga family of Beaumont, CA, learned that this week when the CW pulled the plug on the Artiagas’ series, Famous In 12 — after just five episodes.

In the CW reality series/social experiment, the family moved to L.A. where, guided by the TMZ machine, they traipsed around town waging a “fame campaign” on social media. Family members were tracked constantly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in an effort to wedge their way into the pop culture pantheon in 12 easy episodes. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: NBC’s ‘Talent’ Takes The Night; CW’s ‘Famous’ Falters

Ratings Rat Race: NBC’s ‘Talent’ Takes The Night; CW’s ‘Famous’ FaltersNBC’s America’s Got Talent (2.6/9 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) continues to dominate Tuesday nights, retaining 100% of last week’s demo rating –  though that had been the franchise’s smallest tally so far this edition. Talent won the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in every key measure, and grew steadily throughout its two hours, by 32% in 18-49 the demo and nearly 2 million overall viewers. After Talent, Night Shift slid 7% (1.4/5, 6.6 million viewers).

CBS’ NCIS (0.9/3, 7.8 million viewers), NSIC: LA (0.9/3, 6.3 million viewers), and Person of Interest (0.8/3, 5.2 million viewers) all were repeats, but managed to finish No. 2 in their slots. ABC’s Tuesday slate should probably get a pass, since it was scheduled on short-ish notice, after the NBA Finals concluded Sunday night and made a Tuesday Game 6 unnecessary. That said, two hours of original Extreme Weight Loss logged a third-placed 0.8/3 (3.0 million viewers) at 8 PM and 0.8/3 (2.7 million viewers) at 9 PM.

Fox’s Family Guy repeat (0.8/3, 1.7 million viewers) was competitive at 8 PM – far less so the network’s live-action comedy reruns that followed, including back-to-back Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes (0.4/2, 1.0 million viewers and 0.5/2, 1.2 million viewers) and The Mindy Project (0.4/1, 1.1 million viewers).

CW’s Famous in 12 (0.2/1, 628,000 viewers) — in which one lucky family seeks fame in 12 weeks with the help of TMZ — plunged 33% from previous week. From that lousy launchpad,  Supernatural (0.3/1, … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Beats Combined Competition, ABC’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ Wraps Season With Gains

By | Wednesday June 4, 2014 @ 9:13am PDT

nightshiftWith the No. 1 and No. 2 shows of the night, NBC handily won Tuesday. The network’s America’s Got Talent was the only primetime program to top the 1′s in demo ratings, scoring a 2.8/10 for its two hours. AGT was so dominant it beat combined competition that included ABC Extreme Weight Loss (1.1/4), CBS’ NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles repeats (1.0/4), and Fox’s Riot (0.4/2) and I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ (0.4/1) combo. AGT retained 93% of previous week’s 3.0 premiere rating, and finished within 0.2 of a point of last year’s second episode, which had aired later in primetime in order to enjoy a The Voice lead-in.

NBC’s The Night Shift (1.5/5), while losing more than a ratings point off its AGT lead-in, did retain 94% of its previous week’s premiere, which had been NBC’s top summer drama debut in five years. Fox’s Riot, meanwhile, tumbled 33% from the previous week, though it held steady in the adult 18-34 demo. I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ held steady compared to previous week. Read More »

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The CW’s ‘Famous In 12′ Hits The Road To Recognition On June 3

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 3:48pm PDT

The CW logoThe youth-targeted network’s summer fling with TMZ has a launch date. The CW said today that Famous In 12, which it’s billing as an “unscripted series/social experiment,” will premiere June 3. The series follows an unknown family’s move to L.A. and subsequent 12-week quest for fame. Guided by the TMZ machine, the family will traipse around town while waging a “fame campaign” on social media and being tracked constantly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in an effort to wedge its way into the pop culture pantheon. Executive produced by David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Harvey Levin are exec producing the show from Renegade 83 and Harvey Levin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures.

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