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May 30, 2008: The best 'Recount' comments
Comments: 3 | Categories: HBO
The HBO "Recount" ratings story garnered more than 400 reader comments, most fueled by a link from Drudge Report. Here are some of the most...

May 30, 2008: 'Lost' finale lowest-rated to date
Comments: 9 | Categories: Lost
ABC's "Lost" towered over competitors Thursday night but nonetheless was the show's lowest-rated finale to date. Continuing the trend for scripted shows this year, "Lost"...

May 30, 2008: 'Lost' finale burning questions
Comments: 7 | Categories: Lost
[SPOILERS] -- Even if Locke changed his name to Jeremy when he returned to the mainland, why would the Oceanic Six call him that instead...

May 29, 2008: HBO's 'Recount' a Few Votes Short
Comments: 458 | Categories: HBO
HBO might want to ask for a ratings recount. The Sunday night premiere of its much-discussed original movie covering the 2000 presidential election fiasco was...

May 29, 2008: The Burn Off: 'Jericho,' 'Lost,' more
Comments: 1 |
-- If CBS knew "Jericho" fans had this much disposable income, they might not have canceled the show -- And then Robert Rodriguez shot and...

May 29, 2008: Weekly recap: Fox takes summer lead
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox
After winning the season by a wide margin, Fox burst into summer last week with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" finishing...

May 29, 2008: 'Dance' leads in Wednesday debut
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox , Ratings
The Wednesday premiere of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” readily dominated the night with a positive ratings return. The dance competition (9.3 million...

May 28, 2008: Let's sell some cylons!
Comments: 5 | Categories: Battlestar Galactica
They have a plan: NBC is selling life-size replicas of the cylon centurion robots from "Battlestar Galactica" for a mere $7,900 each. There's both Ron...

May 28, 2008: Fox's 'Truth' and 'Kitchen' go solo
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox , Ratings
Fox's upstart reality duo "The Moment of Truth" and "Hell's Kitchen" had their first post-season airings Tuesday night. Both shows were previously teamed with "American...

May 23, 2008: 'Grey's' and 'Betty' finales; reality premieres
Comments: 0 |
Two drama series finales and two reality show premieres marked Thursday night as the broadcast networks' transition to summer. The one thing they all had...

May 22, 2008: 2007-08 broadcast network averages
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ratings
"+2%" never looked so good... Net Adults 18-49 Viewers (in millions) Fox 4.2/11 (+2%) 11.2 (+7%) CBS 3.0/8 (-19%) 10.5 (-16%) ABC 3.0/8 (-14%) 9.2...

May 22, 2008: 'Battlestar Galactica' ratings take off
Comments: 9 | Categories: Battlestar Galactica , Ratings , Sci Fi Channel
Bucking just about every ratings trend in television, Sci Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” has gained in the Nielsens compared to last year. Seven episodes into...

May 22, 2008: 'American Idol' finale matches last year
Comments: 29 |
The "American Idol" seventh season finale Wednesday night managed to essentially match last year's performance, with the coronation of David Cook watched by an estimated...

May 21, 2008: Finally, 'Idol' ratings rebound
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox , Ratings
For its final performance episode of the season, Fox's "American Idol" demonstrated some year-to-year growth Tuesday night after weeks of record lows. "Idol" (26.1 million...

May 20, 2008: The Burn Off
Comments: 0 |
-- And Fox’s “Hole in the Wall” went on to become a great success until it all went tragically wrong… -- Tim Goodman on how...

May 20, 2008: Fox tops finale-heavy Monday
Comments: 0 |
The CW's "Gossip Girl" season finale spiked to deliver the show's highest rating since November, while NBC's "American Gladiators" continued its rapid ratings decline. Monday...

May 19, 2008: Why 'Moonlight' needed killin'
Comments: 98 | Categories: Canceled , CBS , Moonlight
“Very poor judgment call for CBS to have made. You weren't calculating accurately. At the NY Comic received an enormous crowd screaming for Season...

May 19, 2008: ABC wins 16th Sunday in a row
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ratings
ABC won its 16th consecutive Sunday night led by the two-hour season finale of "Desperate Housewives." "Housewives" (16.8 million viewers, 6.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating...

May 16, 2008: Fall Showdown: 'Survivor's' moment of hell
Comments: 1 | Categories: Fox , Reality Show
The most interesting battle on the schedule next season is that Fox is gunning to finally take down CBS’ “Survivor.” Fox has lined up its...

May 16, 2008: Fox Upfront: The victory lap
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox , Upfronts
If CBS held a relatively traditional upfront, Fox practically put on a Brooks Brothers suit and cooked meatloaf. The network’s event could have been held...

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