Showtime is giving its fans a chance to watch the premiere of the eighth and final season of Weeds a week early. On Facebook fans can unlock the Weeds season 8 premiere by first watching the season 2 premiere of Matt LeBlanc's Episodes.
"Easily the most alluring thing about The Newsroom is that Jane Fonda plays a Ted Turner-type parent company CEO in a recurring role. How did she do during the show's big premiere? Well, she didn't. She wasn't in the premiere. Dear Aaron Sorkin: What the hell is wrong with you?"
Nielsen's official TV season ended almost a month ago, but because we live in the DVR Era, final numbers for the 2011–12 campaign came out just a few days ago. Some fundamentals about the season remain unchanged from what we knew at the end of May: CBS is still the most-watched network, nobody watched Bent, and far too many people tuned in for Rob! But now that all the data is in, Vulture has been able to dive deeply into the ratings and uncover a slew of fun factoids about What We Watched during the season now ended. Read on to discover why zombies are even more powerful than you thought, how Shonda Rhimes owns the hearts (and vajayjays) of American women, and which show ended up being the least-watched program on all of network TV.
According to research firm Parks Associates, only about a fifth of pay TV subscribers know that their cable, satellite or telco service provider offers products that let them view video content on digital devices over the internet.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Oprah Winfrey will sit down with NBA superstars of the Miami HEAT including 2012 NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena.
Everyone counting Oprah out should remember she still has pull. Interested to see what she does with this interview
MTV goes retro, following in TeenNick's The 90s are All That footsteps:
Daria reruns will air as part of MTV’s “Retro Mania” morning programming from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. running for six weeks through August. The network will also bring back the first two seasons of Laguna Beach and the entire run of The Hills as part of the schedule.
Great article: So this post will compare each network's entertainment original average to the combined big four entertainment original average. As I did in the new show post, I'm just going to briefly recap each year and then put them all together at the end.
Coming out of the upfront, TV networks are sitting pretty, with Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne putting cable’s haul at $9.69 billion, up 4.3 percent versus last year, and broadcast at $9.16 billion, a 1 percent uptick.
Brad Adgate, the longtime head of research for the media buying firm Horizon Media, acknowledged being astonished that “Smash” had a 3.3. “That’s a good number for a show in any time period,” he said. “It’s especially good at 10 o’clock.”
The viewers that the show consistently added over seven days, Mr. Adgate said, meant that it surely deserved to be renewed for a second season.