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2012 Presidential Election

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ABC’s Megastunts draws mega numbers on Friday night

With coverage surrounding Nik Wallenda’s highwire walk directly over the precipice at Niagara Falls, ABC won Friday evening by huge margins over its nearest competitors with Total Viewers (+89% – 8.7 million vs. 4.6 million – CBS), Adults 18-49 (+110% – 2.1/8 vs. 1.0/4 – NBC) and Adults 25-54 (+117% – 2.6/8 vs. 1.2/4 – NBC). ABC’s night was anchored by Josh Elliott and ESPN’s Hannah Storm, and featured reporting from Elliott, Storm, Bill Weir and Sam Champion.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NBA Finals delivers highest-rated, most-viewed Game 1 ever on ABC with 16.2M viewers

The 2012 NBA Finals – Oklahoma City Thunder defeated Miami Heat to take 1-0 series lead – delivered the highest-rated, most-viewed Game 1 in ABC history. It generated a 9.9 household rating, 16,195,000 viewers (P2+) and 11,318,000 household impressions, all records, according to Nielsen.

The records surpass the previous marks set for Game 1 of the 2004 Finals – Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers – 9.8 rating, 15,352,000 viewers and 10,634,000 households. Last night’s game was also the highest-rated telecast of the night, propelling ABC to win the night across all networks (broadcast and cable) in viewership, household impressions and all key demos.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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ABC unveils 2012-13 primetime schedule

New Series “666 Park Avenue,” “The Family Tools,” “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life),” “Last Resort,” “Malibu Country,” “Mistresses,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Red Widow” and “Zero Hour” Join the Lineup

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Body of Proof,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Happy Endings,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Primetime: What Would You Do?,” “Private Practice,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,” “Suburgatory,” “20/20″ and “Wife Swap” Will Return

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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ABC renews Scandal, Private Practice, Happy Endings and Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt. 23; GCB canceled

ABC has renewed both Scandal and Don’t Trust The B—– in Apt. 23 for second seasons. The network also renewed comedy Happy Endings for a third season as well as Private Practice for a sixth season. Scandal creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes confirmed the pickup for Scandal via her Twitter page:

Am super proud to […]

Cougar Town renewed for a 15-episode fourth season; Moving to TBS

The critically-acclaimed but low-rated ABC comedy series Cougar Town has been renewed for a fourth season, but it won’t be returning to ABC. The comedy will instead premiere its fourth season on TBS:

Cougar Town, the acclaimed sitcom starring Golden Globe® nominee Courteney Cox, is moving to TBS. The top-rated network has ordered a fourth season of Cougar Town, to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has garnered the encore rights to Cougar Town’s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC.

“Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”

The complete press release after the jump.

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Cast of Grey’s Anatomy signs new two-year contracts

Deadline reports that ABC has closed new two-year contracts with the stars of the hit drama Grey’s Anatomy including Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson. The new contracts would keep the actors on the show through 10 seasons–should ABC decide to renew the show past next season’s […]

Jimmy Kimmel to host The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel, star and executive producer of the late-night ABC talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will host the 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards, broadcast live coast to coast, Sunday, September 23, 2012 exclusively on ABC. This will be Kimmel’s first time hosting the Primetime Emmy telecast. Renowned director/producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for a record 12th time.

“We are thrilled to have been asked to produce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards,” says Mischer. “We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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ABC announces May finale dates for 2011-12 season including Desperate Housewives series finale (Sunday, May 13)

ABC has set the May finale dates for its 2011-12 television season. Desperate Housewives will conclude with a two-hour series finale on Sunday, May 13 from 9-11 p.m.

The complete press note is included after the jump.

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ABC picks up two additional episodes of Shark Tank

“Shark Tank” has picked up two additional episodes, bringing the season total to 15 episodes. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the ABC reality series – which now stands as the No. 1 show on Friday nights on the broadcast nets with Teens 12-17 — is up sharply over its prior season average, growing by 19% in Total Viewers and 27% in young adults to deliver its strongest season ever.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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ABC’s broadcast of The 84th Annual Academy Awards draws 39.3M total viewers

ABC’s broadcast of the “84th Annual Academy Awards” attracted an average audience of 39.3 million Total Viewers and posted an 11.7 rating among Adults 18-49, based on Nielsen’s “Fast National” ratings. The 2012 “Oscars” stand as ABC’s most-watched telecast in 2 years – since 3/7/10.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards Winners

Click over the jump for the complete list of winners of The 84th Annual Academy Awards.

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37.8M watch President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  The address was carried live from 9:00PM to approximately 10:15 PM on 14 networks.  The sum of average audience for those networks was 37,752,613 viewers, with a combined household rating of 24.0.  The networks carrying the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay on TEL, TF and UNI.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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