New episodes of unscripted series on all the networks and a trio of repeat scripted skeins on CBS continue to rule primetime's summer ratings wars.
Local station KCAL 9 achieved a ratings first on Friday when its coverage of the California Angels' game against the Seattle Mariners outrated a Dodgers game on KCOP 13.
It's time to clear out the summer ratings notebook, one week prior to the start of Variety's annual night-by-night fall analysis series.
A pair of programs with gangbuster premieres performed like mere mortals when they opposed each other in their second outings Wednesday night.
A strong World Cup performance powered Televisa's second quarter sales to 5.19 billion pesos ($536 million), a 10% jump over last year.
NBC's "Meet My Folks" is the latest unscripted series this summer to bow with boffo numbers as Monday's preview episode took advantage of a strong lead-in to dominate its time period in key demos.
"American Idol" is making a big difference for Fox this summer, leading the net to a record-setting third straight weekly victory among young adults.
It's been a fairly hot start to summer for many of the unscripted programs to air, but repeats of some dramas and sitcoms are dragging the networks down in the ratings.
For comeback kid Phil Donahue, being No. 2 may have a nice ring to it. Coming off six years of retirement, the godfather of gabbers had a small victory last week with his MSNBC debut.
It took only 30 minutes for Fox's latest reality series, "30 Seconds to Fame," to look like a hit, but the ratings news wasn't quite as good for the net's other Wednesday premiere, reality/comedy…
Fox's "American Idol" is picking up ratings steam as it approaches the halfway point of its summerlong competition.
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