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NFL Network’s Cowboys/Packers Match-Up Scores Ratings Touchdown December 5, 2007 2:27 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, News, NFL, NFL Network, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports.
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The limited reach of NFL Network didn’t hurt the ratings for the Packers/Cowboys match-up.

Despite being available in only 35 million homes, NFL Network set a new record, as the highly hyped Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers match-up produced an incredibly strong 14.6 coverage household rating, and over 10 million viewers.

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‘Indiana Jones 4’ To Make Pay TV Debut on Showtime December 3, 2007 12:59 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Movies, News, Showtime, Television.
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Paramount and Showtime have worked out a deal that will have Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull making its pay TV debut on the network.

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Jim Cramer Signs Long-Term Deal With CNBC December 1, 2007 5:44 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable News, Cable TV, CNBC, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, News, Television.
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With Fox Business Channel joining the financial-news sector, CNBC has locked up one of their top stars, Jim Cramer, in a new multi-year contract.

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Hughley Tapped to Host The 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards November 30, 2007 5:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Awards, Cable TV, Critics' Choice Awards, News, Television, VH1.
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VH1 announced today that actor D.L. Hughley has been chosen to host the networks upcoming presentation of the 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

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Jackson Named Host of 2007 “Video Game Awards” November 30, 2007 5:15 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Awards, Cable TV, News, Spike TV, Television, Video Game Awards.
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Samuel L. Jackson is returning to host Spike TV’s 2007 Video Game Awards.  This will be the actor’s third straight year at the helm of the awards event, which is now in its fifth year.

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SCI FI Sets Premiere Date for “Ghost Hunters International” November 23, 2007 12:27 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Ghost Hunters International, News, Sci Fi, Television.
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SCI FI has set a January 9th, 2007 premiere date for their new Ghost Hunters spin-off series Ghost Hunters International.

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TBS’s “Frank TV” Scores Big Premiere November 23, 2007 12:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Frank TV, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, TBS, Television.
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TBS’s Frank TV, the half-hour sketch comedy series featuring the voice talent of comedian Frank Caliendo, drew strong numbers in its Tuesday night premiere, drawing an audience of 2.9 million viewers.

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VH1’s “I Love New York 2” Scores Biggest Audience Ever November 21, 2007 4:44 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, I Love New York 2, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television, VH1.
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The Monday night episode of I Love New York 2, scored its largest audience ever, drawing an audience of 4.34 million viewers (2.8/4 HH rating/share and a 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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Record Breaking Performance for “Dexter”, Series High for “Brotherhood” November 21, 2007 4:39 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Brotherhood, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Dexter, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Showtime, Television.
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Showtime’s serial killer drama Dexter has broken the record for the most-watched Showtime series of all-time. The 9:00 p.m. Sunday episode drew an audience of 1.23 million viewers (0.7/1 HH rating/share and a 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share), and 1.63 million total when including the 11:00 p.m. encore.

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“Battlestar Galactica” Isn’t Returning Until April, 2008 October 25, 2007 11:18 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Battlestar Galactica, Cable TV, News, Sci Fi, Television.
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Battlestar Galactica fans are going to have to wait for new episodes just a while longer. Season 4 won’t premiere until April, 2008.

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Spike Extends Contract With UFC Through 2011 October 25, 2007 10:27 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, News, Spike TV, Television, UFC.
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Spike TV has extended its deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  They’ll remain the exclusive basic-cable home to the league through 2011.

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MTV’s “True Life” Returns With New Episodes in November October 25, 2007 10:08 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, MTV, News, Television, True Life.
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MTV’s documentary series True Life will return in November with five brand new episodes, with topics ranging from pregnancy to summer romances.

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USA Network Orders Second Season of “The Starter Wife” October 17, 2007 2:15 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, News, Renewals, Television, The Starter Wife, USA Network.
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USA Network is turning its successful spring miniseries The Starter Wife into a weekly television series.

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SCI FI to Share Off-Network Cable Rights to “Lost” With G4 October 16, 2007 12:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, G4, Lost, Sci Fi, Television.
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SCI FI Channel and G4 have secured the off-network cable rights to the Emmy-award winning ABC hit sci-fi series Lost.  The deal gives both networks rights to air all existing episodes of the series in primetime starting fall 2008.

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Programming Changes for CNN Early Evening Lineup October 15, 2007 4:36 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable News, Cable TV, CNN, Lou Dobbs Tonight, News, Television, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
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CNN is making slight changes to their early evening lineup, moving Lou Dobbs Tonight to 7:00 p.m. (currently on at 6:00 p.m.) and stretching The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to three consecutive hours for the first time in the show’s two-year history.

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ESPN Grabs Rights to First Two Rounds of Masters October 10, 2007 2:59 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, ESPN, Golf, News, Sports, Television.
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ESPN has secured exclusive rights to broadcast the first two rounds of Golf’s The Masters Tournament beginning April 2008.

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Premieres Strong on USA October 8, 2007 3:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television.
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The premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on its new network, USA, debuted with solid numbers, drawing an audience of 3.76 million viewers.

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ABC Family Renews “Kyle XY” October 6, 2007 2:47 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC Family, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Kyle XY, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Renewals.
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ABC Family has renewed their hit drama series Kyle XY for a third season. The order comes before production has even completed on the second half of season 2.

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MLB Playoffs Solid on TBS October 6, 2007 2:43 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Baseball, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports, TBS.
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The transition of the baseball playoffs to TBS was a success, with the first three games on Wednesday scoring slightly higher numbers than the comparable opening of the playoffs last year on ESPN and Fox.

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Great Third Season Start to ‘Sunny’ September 17, 2007 7:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, FX, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, News, Nielsen TV Ratings.
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The third season premiere of the FX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, got off to a very successful start this past Thursday, drawing 2.3 million viewers in its 10:00 p.m. timeslot.

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Monday Night Football Doubleheader Hands ESPN Solid Ratings September 13, 2007 1:32 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, ESPN, ESPN Monday Night Football, Football, News, NFL, Nielsen TV Ratings, Sports.
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The doubleheader, season opening pro football special on ESPN delivered strong ratings for the first of the two games, but the second matchup drew the franchises lowest ratings ever.

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“Torchwood” Lights Up BBC America Record September 13, 2007 1:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BBC America, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Torchwood.
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The BBC America premiere of Torchwood on Saturday night delivered for the network the biggest audience of any drama premiere in the history of the network.

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“2007 MTV Video Music Awards” Shows Improvement Over Last Year’s Edition September 11, 2007 9:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, MTV, MTV Video Music Awards, Music, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television.
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In welcomed news to MTV after seeing two consecutive years of declines for their flagship awards show, the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards improved upon last year’s performance with 7.08 million viewers (+23%) tuning in to the event.

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“The Closer” Breaks Another Record September 11, 2007 8:45 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television, The Closer, TNT.
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No stranger to breaking records (see here), The Closer has done it again. Breaking the Live+ Same Day record for ad-supported cable.

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Disappointing Debut for HBO’s ‘Tell Me’, Slow Start for ‘Curb’ September 11, 2007 8:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, Cable TV, Cable TV Ratings, Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, News, Nielsen TV Ratings, Television, Tell Me You Love Me.
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HBO’s new original series Tell Me You Love Me (click here to read my favorable early look/review of the series) failed in delivering strong ratings to the network in its Sunday night debut.

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