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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Grammy Noms Concert’ Falls, ‘Shark Tank’ Hits Viewership High, ‘Dracula’ & ‘Raising Hope’ Up

By | Saturday December 7, 2013 @ 9:43am PST

The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night - ShowIt was almost a full press from all the networks on Friday night with only CBS not airing a full original line-up. After some holiday specials with Frosty The Snowman (1.6/5) and Yes Virginia (1.4/4), plus an encore NCIS:LA (0.8/3), the network had its sixth annual Grammys Nomination Concert Live! (1.1/3) with NCIS:LA‘s LL Cool J hosting. Long story short, despite a plethora of performers, including Taylor Swift, and nods for music’s self-described biggest night, the 10 PM Grammy concert was down a hard 27% among Adults 18-49 from the 10 PM December 5 airing of last year. That show, which was on an always more watched Wednesday, had 5.4 million viewers compared to the 5.30 million who tuned in last night. The Grammy show was also no Garth Brooks. The one-hour show was down from what the country superstar pulled in last week for CBS in his Vegas special with a 1.8 rating and 8.8 million viewers.

MARK CUBAN, DAYMOND JOHN, KEVIN O'LEARY, BARBARA CORCORAN, ROBERT HERJAVICOn the other hand, there were high notes to be hit for ABC on Friday. The top rated show of the night once again, the network’sShark Tank (2.0/6) had its highest fast national result of the season, tied … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: So-So Debut For ‘I Hate My Teen Daughter’, ‘Harry’s Law’ Hits High

Nellie Andreeva

Fox hasn’t been able to successfully launch a comedy series behind American Idol. Can The X Factor do the trick? Results from last night’s debut of new multicamera comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter after the singing competition are inconclusive. The sitcom drew a 2.8/7 in adults 18-49. That was down 20% from the last comedy to launch behind Idol, last spring’s Breaking In. (That series ended up being canceled by the network before getting miraculously resurrected over the summer.) Of course, Breaking In had a stronger lead-in from Idol (6.8 demo rating) than IHMTD had from X Factor (3.7/10), which was even with its last Wednesday edition two weeks ago and up 16% from the Tuesday outing last week. With ABC’s lineup led by megahit Modern Family (2.6/7) in repeats and CBS off-pattern, Fox (3.4/9, 9.9 million) won the night in 18-49 and total viewers. Meanwhile, ABC’s Happy Endings (2.1/5) scored its best repeat numbers. Read More »

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Seth MacFarlane Double Grammy Nominee, Faces Barbra Streisand And Tony Bennett

Nellie Andreeva

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In between juggling five series — Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and the upcoming Flintstones and Cosmos reboots — his first feature and emceeing duties at the Comedy Central roasts, Seth MacFarlane is fostering a budding music career. And tonight, the uber TV producer earned two Grammy nominations. One was for a song from Family Guy, Christmastime Is Killing Us, which he co-wrote, in the Best Song Written For Visual Media category. It was the only song from a TV show to make the cut. The other nod was an even bigger surprise: MacFarlane’s debut album as a singer, Music Is Better Than Words, was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album alongside heavyweights Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. and international sensation Susan Boyle. I think it is safe to say that this is the first time MacFarlane’s name has been mentioned in the same sentence as Ms. Streisand. (Below is a snippet from one of MacFarlane’s sold-out live performances of Music Is Better Than Words, which was turned into an EPIX special.) Read More »

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