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February 28, 2009: New Live Feed mobile version and newsletter
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There's new subscription options for The Live Feed: a mobile-friendly version and an auto-generated daily newsletter. Both of these are still in beta (meaning: I'm...

February 28, 2009: 'Ghost' climbs; 'Terminator,' 'Dollhouse' sag
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"I hear Kevin Reilly. He's saying we suck" CBS easily dominated Friday night with the top-rated "Ghost Whisperer" (11.6 million, 2.7 preliminary adults 18-49 rating...

February 27, 2009: 'American Idol' and 'Survivor' clash and drop
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For all the hand-wringing headlines, Fox's "American Idol" has held up strong this season. The reality sensation has been down about 8% in viewers compared...

February 26, 2009: ABC piloting 'Crash Course' reality series
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ABC is getting into the auto-reality race. The network is joining forces with the producers of “Hell’s Kitchen” for a project in which contestants navigate...

February 26, 2009: 'Top Chef' finale scores second-best rating ever
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Wednesday's "Top Chef" season five closer (3.7 million, 2.1 adults 18-49 and 6 share) became the show's second-highest-rated episode ever, growing 11% over the finale...

February 26, 2009: 'Idol' and 'Lost' lower than usual
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A bumpy night for broadcast Wednesday evening as a few top shows posted lower numbers despite a fair number of repeats in the mix. A...

February 26, 2009: Fox renews 'Simpsons'; set to surpass 'Gunsmoke' as longest-running primetime TV series
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Longest. TV show. Ever. Fox has ordered two more seasons of "The Simpsons" that will make the animated hit the longest-running series in primetime TV...

February 25, 2009: NBC orders Jerry Seinfeld reality series
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Jerry Seinfeld is reteaming with NBC to launch his first reality series. The comedian's project is tentatively called "The Marriage Ref" and features celebrities, comedians...

February 25, 2009: 'Celebrity Apprentice' clips
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"High drama," is what I keep hearing about the return of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." "Lots of infighting among the celebrities." But one reality insider questioned...

February 25, 2009: Strong ratings for Obama speech
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UPDATED: Barack Obama's latest speech on the economy commandeered primetime, displacing shows from the 9 p.m. hour with a highly viewed address. Obama's talk to...

February 25, 2009: 'Trek' cast to reunite on 'Family Guy'
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The cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is reuniting for an episode of "Family Guy," a mash-up made in geek heaven that Fox will...

February 25, 2009: HBO breaks Hollywood's Iraq War losing streak
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While Hollywood focused on the Oscars last weekend, HBO shattered a creative community losing streak that's claimed about a dozen movie and TV projects in...

February 24, 2009: NBC may bring back 'I'm a Celebrity'
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NBC is looking to adapt the hit British series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” The network is in late-stage negotiations with...

February 24, 2009: CW renews 'Smallville,' 'Gossip,' '90210,' more
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By Nellie Andreeva, at THR: The CW has handed out early pickups to six series -- “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill, “90210,” the Thursday combo...

February 24, 2009: 'Heroes,' 'Chuck' hit lows; 'Beauty' finishes solid
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Chuck vs. the series low CBS was in repeats. The CW was in repeats. ABC aired the "Women Tell All" special episode of "The Bachelor."...

February 23, 2009: 'Fringe' is moving to Canada, translated
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Here’s a statement from Warner Bros. about the studio’s decision to move the production of Fox's "Fringe" from New York to Vancouver, Canada, plus some...

February 23, 2009: Feedbag: CBS, 'Gossip,' 'Grey's,' ratings ageism
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Q: So what CBS shows are going to be canceled to accommodate their new dramas? -- Diane A: Far too early to say, and it’s...

February 23, 2009: Nielsen: Americans watching more TV than ever
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Don't tell NBC, but Americans are watching more TV than ever before. Nielsen's fourth-quarter report says the average American watches more than 151 hours of...

February 23, 2009: Academy Awards rise in ratings
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UPDATED: Despite low expectations, the 81st Annual Academy Awards was TV's most-watched entertainment telecast in two years. The Oscars averaged 36.3 million viewers and a...

February 22, 2009: Oscar ratings: rebound or lowest ever?
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The Oscars are probably not going to suffer another massive ratings crash. Despite all the gloomy predictions this year, 2008 remains tough to beat on...

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