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July 31, 2008: YouTube yanks Olympics Opening Ceremony video
Comments: 29 | Categories: Olympics , Opening Ceremony , Video
- REVIEW/UPDATE [08/08/2008]: Opening Ceremony reviews are coming in from around the world... -- UPDATE: NBC's opening ceremony telecast sets ratings record... YouTube has yanked...

July 31, 2008: 'Baby Borrowers' finale on par
Comments: 0 | Categories: Baby Borrowers , Ratings
The season finale of NBC's "The Baby Borrowers" came in second place in its 9 p.m. time period Wednesday night. The finale (5.4 million viewers,...

July 31, 2008: Discovery orders Da Vinci reality series
Comments: 0 | Categories: Discovery
Leonardo Da Vinci: artist, inventor, musician and, starting next year, a reality star. Discovery Channel is teaming with producer Craig Piligian to try to bring...

July 30, 2008: Latest 'Secret Life' more popular than 'Gossip Girl'
Comments: 2 | Categories: Gossip Girl , Ratings , Secret Life of an American Teenager
Here's something you don't see very often: In its fifth episode on the air, a new series hit across-the-board ratings highs. Tuesday’s episode of ABC...

July 30, 2008: 'Eureka' premiere shows slight gain
Comments: 0 | Categories: Eureka
Tuesday's night's third-season premiere of Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka" demonstrated slight across-the-board ratings gains compared to last year. The dramedy was up 10% in viewers...

July 30, 2008: The Post praises/bashes NBC; Whedon; 'Millionaire'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Baby Borrowers , Ben Silverman , Joss Whedon
--'s Q&A with Joss Whedon: "Is Dr. Horrible profitable yet?" -- The NY Post giveth: Says The Baby Borrowers is "a surprise hit" for...

July 30, 2008: 'Got Talent,' 'Wipeout' top Tuesday
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Got Talent , Ratings , Wipeout
ABC continued its Tuesday domination led by "Wipeout," while NBC's "America's Got Talent" claimed the top spot as the night's highest-rated show. ABC won the...

July 29, 2008: Weekly ratings: Fourth-place network has highest-rated show
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ratings
ABC was the lowest-rated major broadcast network last week yet continued to air the nation's highest-rated show. Tuesday's obstacle-course competition series "Wipeout" (10 million viewers,...

July 29, 2008: Video: Earthquake hits 'Big Brother' house
Comments: 9 | Categories: Big Brother , earthquake , Video
Article Template "What do I do?" "The ground is moving!" Here's video footage of the Los Angeles-area earthquake hitting the "Big Brother" set. The housemates...

July 29, 2008: 'Two and a Half Men' repeat tops Monday
Comments: 0 | Categories: Ratings
Once again, Fox and CBS won Monday night by airing repeat programming, as ABC's new reality lineup continued to under perform. Fox (averaging 6.9 million...

July 28, 2008: 'Swingtown' declines on Friday
Comments: 6 | Categories: Ratings
In its new Friday time period, CBS' "Swingtown" dropped 13% from its most recent Thursday performance. "Swingtown" (4.5 million viewers, 1.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating...

July 27, 2008: Comic-Con 2008 coverage wrap up
Comments: 0 | Categories: 2008 , Comic Con
Comic-Con -- Here's THR's TV-at-Comic-Con wrap story. Though the intro will read familiar to those who read the "Heroes" post, there's also a rundown of...

July 26, 2008: 'Battlestar' crew talks about the final 10 episodes
Comments: 4 | Categories: 2008 , Battlestar Galactica , Comic Con
Comic-Con -- The grim midseason finale of "Battlestar Galactica" was almost the show’s ending. "That could have been the end of 'Battlestar' if the writers...

July 26, 2008: 'Lost' producers drop hints about next season
Comments: 5 | Categories: 2008 , ABC , Comic Con , Damon Lindelof , Lost
Comic-Con -- Viewers watching the start of the next season of "Lost" will not initially know when or where the action is set. Producers will...

July 26, 2008: Tim Kring screens 'Heroes' third season premiere
Comments: 4 | Categories: 2008 , Comic Con , Heroes , Tim Kring
Comic-Con -- Tim Kring walks through the labyrinthine San Diego convention center on his way to his "Heroes" panel. He’s a little nervous, and understandably...

July 25, 2008: 'When does Jack Bauer take a whiz?'
Comments: 0 | Categories: 24 , Comic Con , Fox
Comic-Con – Ahh, Comic-Con fan questions. When does Jack Bauer take a whiz, indeed. Mr. Sutherland? "In all fairness, we shot a scene where [Bauer]...

July 25, 2008: Sci Fi's 'Ghost Hunters International' renewed
Comments: 1 | Categories: Sci Fi Channel
Comic-Con -- As just announced at the "Ghost Hunters" panel, Sci Fi Channel has picked up the show's popular spin-off "Ghost Hunters International" for a...

July 25, 2008: Lindelof: networks shouldn't be afraid of sci-fi
Comments: 1 | Categories: Comic Con , Damon Lindelof , Sci Fi Channel
Comic-Con -- "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof defended sci-fi programming at the most appropriate of fan conventions, noting the powers-that-be keep being skittish to brand shows...

July 25, 2008: What Comic-Con is (the color post)
Comments: 1 | Categories: Comic Con
Comic-Con -- Comic-Con is black T-shirts. It's waiting in line, waiting for ballroom panels, for food, for bathrooms and even the escalator. Lines stretching everywhere...

July 25, 2008: 'Flashpoint' benefits from time-period shift
Comments: 1 | Categories: CBS , Flashpoint , Ratings
CBS saw some ratings benefit to shaking up its Thursday night lineup. Crime drama "Flashpoint" (6.7 million, 1.7/5) won the 10 p.m. hour last night,...

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