Category Archives: Television

Bears bumble, stumble, and fumble in the ratings

Loss to Miami Dolphins cements team as a punchline; ratings plunge  If you were to compare sitcoms to NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys would be like The Big Bang Theory (accurate [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Seattle’s KCPQ to stay with Fox after all

- Sun-Times reverses decision on endorsements – Premiere week shows cool off, but Jane The Virgin and Criestla debut to respectable numbers with cancellations coming from other places – Florida [..]

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Let’s go over the top

HBO, CBS bypass middlemen to provide content to you, the customer If there was a turning point in the cord-cutting movement, remember this week. HBO announced it was [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sunday belonged to Cutler, “Walking Dead”

- Also: other Sunday, weekend rating results – The Game to stick around, while another The Game ends – Goodbye, Everybody Loves Mancow Jay Cutler and the Chicago [..]

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“Monopoly Millionaires’ Club” comes to TV – but not in Chicago?

Illinois residents may not be able to join the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club  A new Monopoly-themed TV show is coming to a market near you this winter. But if [..]

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NBA re-ups with ESPN, Turner

Fox shut out of rights The NBA maintained the status quo when it came to the league’s television rights as both Turner Sports and ESPN renewed their respective deals [..]

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“Jerry Springer”, “Maury”, “Steve” to stick around

  It looks like there’s going to be more dysfunctional family fun for years to come. After reports saying Tribune was considering removing NBC Universal Domestic Television’s trio [..]

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Bears commit Epic Fail on field – and ratings take hit

Bears may be losing grip of city again After yet another agonizing baseball season which saw disinterest from Chicago sports fans, a lot of them hoped the Bears [..]

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Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin save Fox

Crossover classic, death of “Simpsons” character fuel Fox After a week where many of Fox’s new and returning shows tanked, the network received some much-needed adrenaline shots from [..]

Broadcast Networks, Television

How to get away with a hit show

Viola Davis and her students murder the competition The good news continued to roll on for the broadcast networks (except Fox) in the young television season thus far [..]

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“Black-ish” off to strong start

South Park beats Fox’s entire Wednesday night lineup  One of the season’s most anticipated – and most controversial sitcoms premiered last night to strong numbers. ABC’s new Black-ish [..]

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Tuesday’s ratings wrap: “Forever” stuns “Person Of Interest”

The second night  of the 2014-15 television season is in the books and it looks like we have our first upset. ABC’s new drama Forever – in its [..]

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Tribune, Fox headed for a Showdown In Seattle

Could have implications for Chicago’s WPWR  A brewing affiliation fight in Seattle could have implications for a local Chicago TV station. According to a story in Tuesday’s edition [..]

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