RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Wins Night As NFL ‘Sunday Night Football’ Slips From 2012

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 8:57am PDT

The Texan boys were truly back in town last night on the NFL on NBC. The network’s debut Sunday Night Football (9.1/23) of the regular season saw the Dallas Cowboys best the … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Scores With NFL Preseason, ‘Secret Millionaire’ Hits Premiere Low, ‘Unforgettable’ Dips To Series Low

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 9:22am PDT

Cancelled in 2011 because of the lockout and knocked over to the NFL Network last year because of NBC’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, the NFL Hall of Fame game … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Tony Awards Hit Low

Nellie Andreeva

There is not much to say when a repeat tops the primetime ratings for the broadcast networks. That was the case last night when a rerun of Fox’s Family Guy (1.6/4) finished the night as … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Secret Millionaire’ & ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss’ Premieres Down; ‘Miss USA’ Falls

ABC’s dual premieres and the Miss USA pageant all took a hit Sunday night. The 8 PM Season 3 debut of Secret Millionaire (1.5/5) on ABC was down 56% from last year’s in-season premiere. The two-hour Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (1.5/4) that followed at 9 PM shed 32% from its June 6, 2011 debut. NBC had an Adele: Live In London special (1.7/5) at 8 PM with the Grammy winner. And although it was a win for Miss Rhode Island, the 62nd Annual Miss USA Pageant (1.8/5) slid 18% according to fast nationals from last year’s contest. Broadcast live, Miss USA drew in just more than 6.1 million viewers. NBC took the night among adults 18-49. CBS, which went with a new 60 Minutes and a night of repeats, won a tight victory in total viewers with 5.975 million to NBC’s 5.780 million. Read More »

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ABC Renews ‘Shark Tank’ And ‘Secret Millionaire’

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 2:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC didn’t only pick up scripted series today. The network also renewed two unscripted series. It gave a third-season renewal to Mark Burnett’s reality series Shark Tank, which has done solid business in its second cycle, and a second-season order to promising midseason series Secret Millionaire, from Zodiak USA, which … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Country Music Awards Strong, ‘Housewives’, ‘Body Of Proof’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

CBS won the ratings race last night with the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (3.3/9 in adults 18-49,  13 million viewers), which up 3% from last year in adults 18-49, up 19% in the younger 18-34 demographic and … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Secret Millionaire’ Down, ‘CSI: Miami’ & ‘The Cleveland Show’ Up As Daylight Saving Time Begins

Nellie Andreeva

After a solid start, ABC’s new reality series Secret Millionaire (2.7/8 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers) was down a steep 21% in its second airing last night. The show was probably impacted by the introduction yesterday of daylight saving time … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: Strong Start For ‘Secret Millionaire’, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

Reality series Secret Millionaire started its second incarnation on American television strong, pulling a 3.3/9 in 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers in its debut on ABC last night. That was ABC’s best performance in the 8 PM hour with regular … Read More »

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It’s Official: ‘ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ To Launch March 6 In ‘Extreme Makeover’ Slot

Nellie Andreeva

ABC today announced its scheduling plans for new reality series Secret Millionaire, confirming Deadline’s story from October.  Secret Millionaire will premiere on Sunday, March 6, taking over the Sunday 8 PM slot regularly occupied by Extreme Makeover: Home EditionRead More »

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‘Secret Millionaire’ Gets Midseason Sunday Slot And Oscar Promo Push On ABC

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Secret Millionaire‘s prospects at ABC are getting better by the minute. First, the network pulled the new reality series from the low-profile Friday 8 PM slot where it was originally scheduled. Now I hear it is giving it Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Sunday 8 PM time period for a six-episode midseason run starting March 6. That is the Sunday after the Academy Awards, with ABC planning to heavily promote Secret Millionaire during the awards broadcast. For ABC, which has no football, the Oscars are the most-watched telecast of the year and the biggest possible promotional platform for its shows. Read More »

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‘Supernanny’ In For ‘Millionaire’ On ABC

Nellie Andreeva

New ABC programming chief Paul Lee is looking to upgrade another series his predecessor put on the low-trafficked Friday night. Beginning November 5, ABC will air reality veteran Supernanny in the Friday 8 PM slot. That is where Secret Millionaire,Read More »

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ABC Announces Fall 2010 Premiere Dates

Nellie Andreeva

ABC just announced the premiere dates for all of its fall series with the exception of freshmen Body of Proof and Secret Millionaire, whose dates will be released later. No surprises, with the bulk of the series unspooling during the traditional premiere week. Additionally, the name of new comedy Better Together has been changed to Better With You.

Monday, September 20

8:00-10:00 p.m.                  “Dancing with the Stars”

10:00-11:00 p.m.                  “Castle”

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