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October 26th, 2008 at 11:50 am

Why Do Some Shows Resonate With Broad Audiences While Others Don't?

Due mostly to comments on this blog, I've thought a lot more than I otherwise would've about why some shows appeal to


October 26th, 2008 at 10:20 am

Video Clip: Don Draper's Guide to Picking Up Women

While I'm pretty sure Jon Hamm's appearance last night as host of Saturday Night Live will not draw Sarah Palin (real or


October 26th, 2008 at 9:56 am

Saturday Ratings: Record-low World Series on Track, *but* Ignore These Numbers Completely

Scoreboard Total Viewers (million) 9.43 7.29 6.80 4.01 Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 3.2/10 2.1/7 1.4/4 1.3/4 World Series Game Three Update: 9.8 million


October 25th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Presidential Election Winner? Apply the "Law of 14"

Forget the polls, the pundits, the politics, the Presidential election is all about the "Law of 14" and Freshness. This article from Jonathan


October 25th, 2008 at 11:07 am

Friday Night Ratings: With or Without Moonlight, Ghost Whisperer Still Owns Fridays

As is usually the case, CBS was the only network that could be remotely pleased with its Friday night results and won


October 25th, 2008 at 8:10 am

Soap Opera Ratings for October 13-17, 2008

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 4,661,000 (-245,000/-936,000) 2. B&B


October 24th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

O'Reilly vs. Olbermann Through October 23, 2008

Note that Olbermann won in the 25-54 demo on 10/21. If I am not mistaken, that's the second time he's beaten O'Reilly


October 24th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

James Hibberd: NBC's 'Life' Gets "Paroled"

James Hibberd reports that NBC is shaking up it's Wednesday night lineup and dubbing it "Crime Night", with Knight Rider, and one

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