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CNN cancels John King, USA

CNN has announced that they have canceled the 6PM series John King, USA, hosted by John King. The series will end at the end of June and be replaced, at least temporarily, by an expanded three-hour The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

King will remain at the network as its top compaign correspondent for the remainder […]

ESPN has highest-rated, most-viewed NBA Playoffs ever

The 2012 NBA Playoffs generated record ratings and viewership on ESPN, led by the Eastern Conference Finals, which delivered the network’s highest-rated, most-viewed NBA series ever, according to Nielsen. It averaged a 6.2 US household rating, matching the highest-rated Conference Finals ever on cable, and was up 44 percent compared to ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 Western Conference Finals (4.3). The series averaged 10,144,000 viewers (P2+), up 46 percent from 2011 (6,939,000) and up 43 percent in household impressions from 2011 (4,987,000).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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7.67M watch Belmont on NBC

NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, drew 7.67 million viewers, a gain of 12 percent from last year’s race (6.84 million on NBC), and up 62% from the 2010 race (4.74 million on ABC). Saturday’s Belmont was the most-watched in a non-Triple Crown year since 2005 on NBC, less than one percent lower than the 7.71 million that year, according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Season five of Mad Men is the most watched season to date; 2.7M watch season finale making it most watched season finale in series history

Last night, AMC concluded season five of “Mad Men,” which resulted in the most watched season to date with an average of 2.6 million viewers increasing 15% over last season’s average. Last night’s finale marks the highest finale in the series history with a 2.0 HH rating and 2.7 million viewers. Among the core demo of Adults 25-54, “Mad Men” delivered 1.4 million viewers marking an increase of +13% versus the season four finale. “Mad Men” is a top 3 original drama series each week among Adults 25-54 on basic cable.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Joy Behar to anchor new primetime show The Joy Behar Show for Current TV beginning in September

Beginning this September, Joy Behar, Emmy(R) award winning talk show host, will make her return to primetime on Current TV’s new hour-long series. “The Joy Behar Show” (working title) will air nightly Monday through Thursday at 6pm and will repeat later the same evening in primetime. The timely and topical series will showcase Behar’s trademark sense of humor and unique brand of conversation and provide her with a platform to discuss the latest headlines, pop culture events and anything else that comes to mind.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Disney XD renews Ultimate Spider-Man for a second season

A second season of Marvel’s #1 animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man,” the launch series of the Marvel Universe programming block, has been ordered by Disney XD, it was announced today by David Levine, Vice President and General Manager, Disney XD Worldwide. The debut series from Marvel Television premiered in April 2012 and to date, has more than doubled its delivery in Total Viewers, Boys 6-14, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11. Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” follows the action packed adventures of New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who joins S.H.I.E.L.D.’s exclusive training program alongside four other teens to learn what it takes to become the ultimate Super Heroes.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Belmont Stakes on NBC up 13% over last year

Overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes on NBC soared, despite the scratch of Triple Crown-hopeful I’ll Have Another, topping last year’s overnight by 13%, and the 2010 overnight by 74%. Yesterday’s overnight rating is the highest for a non-Triple Crown Belmont since 2005 on NBC.NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, registered a 5.4 overnight rating and an 13 share for the race portion, up 13 percent from last year’s race (4.8/11 on NBC), and up 74% from the 2010 race (3.1/7 on ABC). Yesterday’s Belmont had the highest overnight for the race in a non-Triple Crown year since 2005 on NBC (6.0/13), according to overnight ratings data provided today by The Nielsen Company.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Thor 2 casting: Josh Dallas won’t reprise role as Fandral, Zachary Levi in talks to take role

Due to his busy schedule, especially his commitment to ABC’s hit fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time”, actor Josh Dallas won’t be reprising his role as Fandral in Thor 2 [via Inside Movies | EW]:

“The timing wasn’t right. I’m bummed about it because I had such a great experience and great […]

Lionsgate delaying Dirty Dancing reboot

Lionsgate won’t be releasing the Dirty Dancing reboot in July 2013 as previously expected, opting to postpone the project until at least 2014. According to Deadline, casting is to blame for the delay:

No cast had been announced. However Deadline has learned that Glee’s Lea Michele, Trespass’Liana Liberato and Canadian singer Nikki […]

Weekend Box Office: Madagascar 3 wins weekend with $60.3M; Prometheus a strong second place with $51.1M + The Hunger Games tops $400M domestic [Update]

Update: Article updated with final box office actuals.

The box office generated strong business this weekend, with both Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and the Ridley Scott sci-fi action prequel Prometheus carving out their own respective strong showings. Prometheus had a stronger opening day — $21.466M vs. $20.651M — but ‘Madagascar 3′ led […]

Prometheus opens to impressive 1st place $21.4M Friday (includes $3.6M from Thursday midnights) + Madagascar 3 strong 2nd place with $20.45M

The Ridley Scott “Alien” prequel Prometheus opened to a very strong $3.56 million from Thursday midnight showings (at 1,368 theaters). That’s a very impressive number, eclipsing both MIB 3 ($1.55M) and last weekend’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” ($1.38M) by more than twofold. Including the Thursday midnights, Prometheus opened Friday to an impressive first place estimated $21.4M […]

Damon Lindelof hired to rewrite World War Z

In the midst of several planned reshoots and a delayed June 21, 2013 release date, Heat Vision | THR is reporting that “Lost” co-creator and “Prometheus” writer Damon Lindelof has been hired by Paramount Pictures to rewrite the studio’s big screen adaptation of the 2006 Max Brooks novel World War Z.

Directed by Marc Forster and […]