RATINGS RAT RACE: NBC Wins With ‘SNL’ Special, ABC’s ‘Skating’ Makes Quiet Exit

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NBC won 3 nights in the adults 18-49 demo last week and is on track to top at least as many this week after posting a nightly victory last night with Minute to Win It and a rebroadcast of Saturday Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: Soft Finish For ‘Sing-Off’, Weak Start For ‘Money Drop’, ‘Skating’ Flatlines & ESPN Tops Monday

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UPDATE 3 PM: Ouch! The final Monday ratings came in, and Part 1 of the Skating with the Stars finale was adjusted down, way down, to a .5 in the 18-49 demo from 1.0 in the fast nationals that were inflated by NFL pre-emptions on ABC. That is down almost … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Sing Off’ Perks Up

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Sing-Off’ Up In Debut, American Country Awards Disappoint

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CBS and NBC had the 8-10 PM time period pretty much all to themselves last night, with ABC and Fox largely out of contention. Fox aired the inaugural American Country Awards, which flopped with a 1.5/4 rating among adults 18-49 … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: CBS Tops Monday With Reruns; NBC, Fox & CW Series Gain

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This is a throwback to the dog days of summer: CBS’ all-rerun Monday lineup dominated the original competition last night. The network’s comedy reruns – Two And A Half Men (3.0/8), How I Met Your Mother (2.7/8), … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Dancing’ Rocks, ‘Skating’ Disappoints While ‘Mike & Molly’ Hits Highs

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 2PM: The final Nielsen ratings for last night are in, and the Bristol Palin-fueled Dancing with the Stars (23.7 million, 4.9/13 in adults 18-49) posted the strongest results for a Dancing performance finale in six seasons, since the fifth cycle’s Monday finale in November 2007. (Dancing airs two cycles every broadcast season.) Versus last year, the show was up by 3.3 million viewers and by 23% in 18-49. The strong ratings for Dancing followed a wave of publicity surrounding Palin’s ability to escape elimination despite so-so marks from the judges and make it all the way to the finals. She was also at the center of  several threat s, including one that involved a letter laced with white powder that was received at Dancing‘s production offices over the weekend.  Meanwhile, the premiere of the Dancing spinoff Skating with the Stars wound up with a final tally of 2.4/6 and 9.4 million viewers, holding onto less than 50% of its Dancing lead-in. Other adjustments in the finals: CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 gained a tenth to a 3.3/9, while Fox’s Lie to Me dropped a tenth to a 1.7/5. Read More »

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ABC Assembles ‘Motley Crue’ Cast For ‘Skating With the Stars’ Reality Series

By | Tuesday November 2, 2010 @ 6:48pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The ice rink proves to be less appealing for celebrities than the parquet floor as ABC announced a far less buzzworthy cast for its Dancing with the Stars spinoff, Skating with the Stars, than the ones it has been able to assemble for the mothership series. Real Housewives of New Read More »

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ABC Schedules ‘V’ & ‘Skating With The Stars’

Nellie Andreeva

ABC today announced premiere dates for the Dancing with the Stars ice skating spinoff Skating with the Stars and the second season of V. Skating will slide into Dancing‘s Monday 8-9:30 PM slot following the conclusion of the current Dancing cycle, … Read More »

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