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Fox Tops 5th Season Among 18-49

Fox has topped its fifth season as the winner among adults 18-49, while CBS ended the 2008-9 season as the most-watched broadcast network for the sixth time in seven years, Television Week reports. Still, comparisons were made difficult by the…

Are the Jonas Bros. Fading?

The new Disney Channel show “Jonas,” featuring the Jonas Brothers, has had a bumpy debut, the New York Times reports. That’s leading some to wonder if the band might be cooling as a franchise for the Walt Disney Co., the…

Fallon Starting Strong in Late Night

Jimmy Fallon, three months into his new gig as host of NBC’s “Late Night,” has won every night among viewers 18 to 49 as audiences find him likable, the New York Times reports. During his first month on the job,…

Susan Boyle May Be Hard to Monetize

While videos of Scottish singer Susan Boyle performing on “Britain’s Got Talent” have been viewed 220 million times on YouTube, she has made little money for the television program’s producers or distributor, the New York Times says. It’s another example…

Questioning Van Susteren’s Palin Ties

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren’s ties to the Palin family are raising questions at a time when her ratings are also spurring talk that her show may be shifted from its coveted 10 p.m. time slot, the New York…

Baseball Ratings Suffer Slump

Ratings for televised baseball games have continued to slump, with household ratings for Fox Saturday Baseball down 9% compared with last season, the Wall Street Journal reports. Fox executives will meet with Commissioner Bud Selig next week to brainstorm on…

Twitter to Develop TV Show

Twitter is pairing with Reveille Productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to create an unscripted televisions series based on the service, Associated Press reports. The program would use Twitter, which allows people to post messages in 140 characters or less, to…

Fox Hires Sloane for Drama Role

Fox Broadcasting has tapped USA Network development executive Lindsay Sloane to run drama development with Terence Carter, Television Week reports. Ms. Sloane and Mr. Carter have been appointed co-heads of drama and will seek new one-hour projects for the broadcaster,…

Turner Crashes Broadcast Upfront

Turner Broadcasting announced new original series projects with Steven Spielberg, Steven Bochco and Kevin James, Television Week reports. Turner, which is crashing the broadcast networks’ upfront advertising sales week with a presentation of its own today, has been pumping up…

Upfront Video Player – Network Sneak Peeks

Television Week is aggregating all the video clips from new shows that TV networks are showing advertisers at the upfront in New York. Check out TVWeek.com’s New Season Preview video player to get a taste of what next season has…