Syndicated Warner Bros. talker "Anderson," starring CNN anchor and household name Anderson Cooper, is showing some ratings traction after getting off to a slow start in September.
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Award shows are to entertainment magazines what plastic surgery seems to be to aging actresses -- addictive and essential to keeping them in business.
When Warner Bros. execs took "The Big Bang Theory" out for sale in spring 2010, they knew they had a giant hit on their hands.
When "The Big Bang Theory" premiered on CBS, it was more like a quiet pop.
CBS Television Distribution's "Rachael Ray," a mediocre ratings performer as syndicated talkshows go, last week was renewed through two more years, extending the program's run through season eight.
Dark days and cold nights bring Christmas ratings gifts to syndication, particularly in the access hour, with offnet sitcoms and evening gameshows benefiting from bigger TV audiences in the evening.
Regis Philbin's final week on Disney-ABC's "Live! With Regis and Kelly" -- the syndicated series Philbin co-hosted for nearly 30 years -- was ratings gold for one of the talkiest of talkshows.
Two months into daytime's first season without "Oprah," "Dr. Phil" is the new king of talk.
When Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Nov. 7, ratings spiked for all six of syndication's entertainment magazines.