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‘The Daily Show’ thickest with Super Democrats; ESPN college football densest in Ultra Conservatives says study

The Daily Show

Want to reach ultra conservatives? Advertise your message or candidate on ESPN’s college football regular season, NBC’s “Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda,” or ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Need to talk to Super Democrats? Say it on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” or NBC’s faux-latenight-show comedy “30 Rock.”


‘Anger Management’ initial run ends tonight — will FX pick up another 90 episodes?

FX telecasts the final episode on its initial 10-episode order of Charlie Sheen’s comedy “Anger Management” tonight, after which the network will announce whether the show hit the ratings threshold under which the network is obligated to order 90 additional episodes, per its contract with Lionsgate, which produces the show.


CNN hires documentarian Spurlock to super size ratings

Morgan Spurlock

Looking to plug its sinking ratings, CNN has hired documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to host and produce a new weekend series. “Inside Man” will give viewers an “insider’s view” into American subcultures: marijuana growers, end-of-life caregivers, migrant farmworkers, etc.


‘R&B Divas’ breaks ratings records for TV One

R&B Divas

Continuing to program reality shows paid off for TV One this week, as the debut of new docu-series “R&B Divas” became the most-watched orignial premiere in the network’s history. About 479,000 viewers tuned in for the premiere episode Monday at 10 p.m., the Silver Spring-based cable network announced. It’s a record for the relatively new-ish channel, which launched in 2004.


Game of Thrones' Mance Rayder Finally Cast

Throughout the latter half of Game of Thrones Season 2, we kept hearing one name over and over again -- Mance Rayder. As the leader of an army of Wildlings, “The King Beyond The Wall” loomed large over the show’s adventures in the icy north, even though the audience never got to see his face. Audiences have been speculating on who might get to play the storied leader ever since the show was announced and now, according to EW, we’ve finally got an answer – Ciarán Hinds.


TLC to debut ‘Breaking Amish’

TLC is the latest network that’s looking to snag ratings with a show about young Amish and Mennonite people who leave their communities to explore life out of the fold.
“Breaking Amish” follows four Amish men and women and one Mennonite woman as they go give life a try — in the Big Apple! TLC has ordered nine one-hour episodes.


Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes: 'We Are Not Satisfied With CNN's Ratings Performance'

Jeff Bewkes

Amidst record low ratings, Time Warner-owned CNN reportedly has major changes coming its way. Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes recently told reporters that he was "not happy with CNN's ratings performance and...focused on fixing it."


Discovery CEO: OWN on Track to Reach Profitability in Back Half of 2013

Oprah Winfrey

OWN, the cable network joint venture of Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, "remains on track" to reach profitability in the back-half of 2013, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday. Previously, the company had promised that the network would reach cash flow break-even some time during the second half of next year and then post profits.


Rihanna, Drake Score 5 MTV Nods

Nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed this morning on  The trophies will be presented Sept. 6 live on MTV. Here are the nominees in major categories.  For the full list of nominees, check out


Charlie Sheen sitcom poised for 90-episode pickup

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen says he's not insane anymore. Instead, these are good days for the "Anger Management" star, he declares, with his FX sitcom half-way through its initial 10-episode run and poised to get an order for 90 more. Sheen told reporters Saturday that the prospect of continuing is as "exciting as hell," and added cheerily, "I don't think 90's gonna be enough."


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