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TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' leads CBS Thursday, while 'Hannibal' premiere struggles

"American Idol" had its first positive week-to-week news in a while, but still got crushed by CBS' "The Big Theory," which was also up from its last airing and let the network to Thursday wins in all measures.


Reality TV Ratings: 'Dancing With The Stars, 'The Voice' Still Have Legs

Two popular reality shows made a splash upon their re-entry during the past week – and a new one had a strong debut. A new episode of "Dancing With the Stars" premiered on ABC last week before 17 million viewers, just behind CBS drama "NCIS" as the week's most popular program. It was down to 14.5 million Monday night, facing competition from the return of "The Voice" on NBC.


CBS Buys Half of TV Guide

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CBS Corp., as expected, acquired half of TV Guide Network, and will enter a 50-50 partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. for the entertainment channel and website.


CBS ships 'Vegas' to Fridays, keeps 'Golden Boy' on Tuesdays

In what is presumably a sign of confidence for one freshman drama and less confidence in another, CBS is swapping time slots for "Vegas" and "Golden Boy."


'Modern,' 'Chicago' score ratings firsts

Modern Family

Fox's "American Idol" continues to lose ratings ground on Wednesday, with ABC's "Modern Family" appearing to have edged it out as the night's top show among young adults for the first time. In another first, NBC's rookie drama "Chicago Fire" edged past CBS vet "CSI" to win the 10 o'clock hour in demos.


'Celebrity Wife Swap' gets biggest ratings ever with Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson set a ratings record for ABC on Tuesday night, while CBS’ latest detective drama delivered less-than golden numbers. The second season premiere of ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap saddled Playboy pinup Wilkinson with Gosselin’s famed mega-litter (if only you could buy patience at Costco). The show was seen by 7 million viewers and had a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. That’s up 4 percent from last year’s preview of the celebrity version of Wife Swap last year (and up 14 percent from last year’s regular Tuesday premiere) and represents an all-time high for the show among both viewers and the demo. Next week, “wives” Coolio and Mark McGrath do a swap.


Amazon Strikes Content Deal With CBS

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CBS and Amazon have struck a deal to expand the CBS content made available to Amazon's Prime video streaming service.


Breasts, buttocks banned by CBS from Grammys


CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The network requests that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered" for the televised award show. The memo sent out Wednesday also warned against "see-through clothing," exposure of "the genital region" and said that "thong type costumes are problematic."


CBS wants Angus T. Jones back for 'Men'

Angus T. Jones

"Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones is no Charlie Sheen. After a video of the young actor blasting the comedy as "filth" and urging viewers to stop watching surfaced in November, the question arose as to whether CBS and Warner Bros. would want Jones back. The answer: Yes.


TV Ratings: 'Big Bang' leads Thursday for CBS, while ABC's 'Scandal' rise continues

"The Big Bang Theory" led yet another easy Thursday win for CBS both overall and among young viewers, but as has been the case for several weeks, the night's most intriguing story is ABC's "Scandal" hitting yet another series high.


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