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August 29, 2008: 'Commander in Chief' creator criticizes Palin pick
Comments: 31 | Categories: Sarah Palin , Video
Article Template By James Hibberd and Alex Ben Block Older Republican candidate picks relatively inexperienced young woman to be his vice president? Check. The Republican...

August 29, 2008: Fox's 'Hole in the Wall' trailer
Comments: 6 | Categories: Fox , Hole in the Wall , Video
Article Template Fat people trying to fit through tiny spaces! Here's Fox's extended 3-minute-plus trailer for its upcoming Japanese-inspired game show "Hole in the Wall."...

August 29, 2008: Obama's speech sets viewership record; CNN tops
Comments: 8 | Categories: Barack Obama , Democratic National Convention , Ratings
UPDATED: Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night was seen by 38.4 million viewers -- 57% more than watched John...

August 28, 2008: Season two 'Gossip Girl' video clips
Comments: 7 | Categories: Gossip Girl , Video
Sure you need a NSA security clearance to view "90210," but CW is being generous with the "Gossip Girl" sneaks. Here's five clips from the...

August 28, 2008: DNC viewership drops for Bill & Joe
Comments: 32 | Categories: Democratic National Convention , Ratings , Review
UPDATED: Collective viewership of the Democratic National Convention dropped slightly Wednesday night as Bill Clinton and vp pick Joe Biden took the stage to rally...

August 28, 2008: NBC’s giant leap: 'Talent' tops, yet drops
Comments: 4 | Categories: America's Got Talent
Making its Wednesday debut, NBC's "America's Got Talent" easily led the night and gave the network its best performance in the slot since January. On...

August 27, 2008: Democratic convention viewership up for Hillary
Comments: 0 | Categories: Democratic National Convention
UPDATED: Hillary Clinton's speech during the second night of the Democratic National Convention received an enormous audience compared to the same night four years ago....

August 27, 2008: Michael Phelps to host Saturday Night Live
Comments: 18 | Categories: Michael Phleps , Saturday Night Live
Michael Phelps' victory lap on NBC continues, with the swimmer booked to make his acting debut on the 34th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."...

August 27, 2008: 'Wipeout,' 'Got Talent' hit season lows
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Got Talent , Big Brother , Ratings , Wipeout
UPDATED: Still no Olympics halo for NBC as "America's Got Talent" returned Tuesday night to its lowest rating all summer. A two-hour "Talent" (11 million...

August 26, 2008: E! denies 'Richards' canceled; 'Hills' ratings rebound; 'Jericho' for kids
Comments: 22 | Categories: Jericho , Moonlight , The Hills
>> An E! spokesperson denied a flurry of reports that say Denise Richards’ reality show is canceled: “’Denise Richards: It's Complicated’ has not been canceled....

August 26, 2008: Dems give cable nets big boost
Comments: 0 | Categories: Democratic National Convention
Coverage of the opening night of the Democratic National Convention gave cable networks an enormous ratings spike compared with their coverage four years ago. CNN...

August 26, 2008: AMC responds to 'Mad Men' Twitter flap
Comments: 0 | Categories: AMC , Mad Men , Twitter
UPDATED: AMC has issued a statement in support of Twitter-based "Mad Men" characters after online fans were angered that the popular social-networking site yanked the...

August 26, 2008: NBC's six Olympic lessons
Comments: 0 | Categories: Olympics
The Summer Olympics concluded Sunday, and even NBC's critics can't deny that the network has earned a victory lap: Record-setting ratings. Record-setting online traffic. Record-setting...

August 26, 2008: No Olympics bump for 'Toughest Jobs'
Comments: 0 | Categories: America's Toughest Jobs , NBC , Olympics , Ratings
Looks like NBC programmers still have one of America’s toughest jobs. The network's first post-Olympics new series opened on par compared to other summer reality...

August 25, 2008: CBS pickup of 'Flashpoint' likely
Comments: 2 | Categories: CBS , Flashpoint , Renewed
Buried in all the "American Idol" and ABC pickup action today: Canadian broadcaster CTV renewed crime drama "Flashpoint" for a second season. So does that...

August 25, 2008: Closing ceremony tops Sunday
Comments: 0 | Categories: Olympics , Ratings
The Olympics closing ceremony earned 27.2 million average viewers for NBC, a whopping 39% increase from the Athens closer four years ago. The night earned...

August 25, 2008: NBC: Fall awareness up after Olympics
Comments: 0 | Categories: NBC , Olympics
NBC's marketing chief John Miller said all those ads for the network's fall shows that aired during the Beijing Olympics are paying off. Miller said...

August 25, 2008: CBS pushes 'Survivor' into 'Grey's'
Comments: 1 | Categories: Premiere Dates , Survivor
CBS is throwing down the Thursday gauntlet. The network is pushing the season premiere of "Suvivor: Gabon" from Sept. 18th to the 25th, where CBS...

August 25, 2008: ABC picks up three dramas, two comedies
Comments: 2 | Categories: Better Off Ted , Castle , Cupid , Nathan Fillion , The Unusuals
UPDATED: ABC is ramping up its police procedural ranks with two new cop dramas planned for midseason. The network picked up ABC Studios' "Castle” (starring...

August 25, 2008: '90210' party report
Comments: 0 | Categories: 90210 , The CW , Video
Article Template For reasons left unexplained, CW's "90210" party was held in Malibu, 90265. The online confirmation page of the email invite played the "nah-nah-NAH-nah"...

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