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Ann Romney Moved To Primetime TV Coverage Slot At Republican Convention

By | Saturday August 25, 2012 @ 1:33pm PDT

The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was originally scheduled for a Monday evening speech that was not slated to air on any of the major broadcast networks. Because the networks are airing only three of the four nights during the convention in order adhere to equal time rules. So officials now have shifted the speaker lineup for next week’s Republican National Convention in order to ensure that Ann Romney will appear in primetime.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Wipeout’ Down & Up, ‘Big Brother’ Flat, ‘Saving Hope’ ‘Rock Center’ & ‘Oh Sit!’ Up Big, ‘The Next’ Falls

By | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 9:18am PDT

Thursday was a TV double sixes, at least if you’re ABC. Last night the network ran back-to-back new episodes of Wipeout, their obstacle course reality show. The 8 PM (1.5/5) Wipeout was down 6% from last week’s 1.6/6 but the 9 PM (1.7/5) was actually up 6% from last week’s 8 PM Wipeout broadcast. ABC followed the double Wipeout with Rookie Blue (1.2/4) at 10 PM.  The series was up 9% from last week. Over on CBS, it was a double eviction episode of Big Brother (2.2/7). The multi-night sometimes hot tub inhabiting reality series was flat with last Thursday’s broadcast. After kicking off the night with encores of The Office (1.0/3) and Parks and Recreation (0.9/3), NBC had a new episode of  Saving Hope (0.8/2), watched by 3.7 million total viewers. The supernatural medical series was up a stellar 33% from last week. However, it’s worth noting that because of local NFL pre-seasons preemptions, NBC’s fast national numbers on Thursday night are inflated. Saving Hope was followed by Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.2/3). Up 20% from last week and watched by 5.4 million viewers in total, the newsmagazine show’s demo rating was tied for its top of the summer. The CW’s Oh Sit! (0.4/1) was up a good 33% from last week. However, that number wasn’t so great for The Next (0.2/1). The new singing competition series was down 33% … Read More »

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