The passing of Labor Day marks the unofficial end summer. So we went back, week by week, and have linked to the 20 most popular stories you’ve read here at TVWeek between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
It’s been quite an eventful season, as you’ll see. Some of the stories you’ll probably expect to find on the list, some not. But they are all they ones that you, our readers, have made the most popular on a weekly basis over the summer. So check out any of these newsmaking stories that you may have missed, or to remind yourself what happened.
The one story that we actually published before the summer that made the list was our story, by Jon Lafayette, on the name change at the Sci-Fi channel. It’s on the list because even though it was published in the spring, it became the most popular story on our website the week the name change actually happened this summer. This Sci-Fi channel name-change story is our most read story of the year, and it has elicited more comments–over 700–than any other story we have published.
The list is in chronological order:
16) Video: Richard Hatch, The First ‘Survivor’ Winner Who Went to Prison For Over Three Years For Tax Evasion Finally Talks; He Tells ‘Today’s’ Matt Lauer That The Reason he Got Jail Time Was Because He is Gay; UPDATE: Hatch Re-Arrested After Being on ‘Today’
20) Finally, Someone Does the Math: Why ‘Mad Men’ Can Be a Success for AMC With Less Than 2 Million Viewers While a Show Like Fox’s ‘Arrested Development’ Was a Failure With 4 Million Viewers (Hint—Ah, to Be a Cable Channel)
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