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April 12th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Nielsen Ratings Fri, April 11: Miss USA No Match for CBS

Scoreboard for Fri. April 11, 2008 Total Viewers (million) 8.83 5.58 5.06 5.03 4.40 rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.3/7 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.2/4 1.4/4

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April 11th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Final Thursday Numbers: The Office vs. CSI - They're Both Great, But..

Someone who apparently doesn't like my focus on age demos called me narrowminded in some comparisons between The Office and CSI.  I'll

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April 11th, 2008 at 10:22 am

Robert Scoble: Terminator or Cylon?

Keeping in the theme of the occasional off topic Friday post or two (but one that at least includes Summer Glau and

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April 11th, 2008 at 9:24 am

Nielsen Ratings Thur, April 10: American Idol Back on Top With Surprise Boot

Scoreboard for Thurs. April 10, 2008 Total Viewers (million) 15.81 15.41 7.28 5.46 1.94 rating/Share: Adults 18-49 5.4/14 4.5/12 3.4/9 1.6/4 0.7/2

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April 11th, 2008 at 4:32 am

How TV Network Execs Make Decisions

Bill and I are constantly trying to figure out how the television executives make decisions about renewing or cancelling shows and scheduling. 

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April 11th, 2008 at 2:54 am

Twitter, Nielsen, The Internet and Krispy Kreme

When I was a boy growing up in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. in the 1970s Krispy Kreme glazed donuts were

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April 10th, 2008 at 11:51 am

Nielsen Top Shows (Age 18-49): Gordon Ramsay Beats Oprah

Arrogance doesn't usually go over very well, except on  FOX.  We're used to Simon Cowell on American Idol being a part of

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April 10th, 2008 at 10:48 am

What's up with the Idol Gives Back Ratings Being Down 33% Vs. Last Year?

I got a call from a news reporter asking about ratings for American Idol: Idol Gives Back telethon and wanting to know

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