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Fox 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 7/6/15)

15 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

A few years ago, Fox had some of the top-rated TV shows on the air. Now, the network is struggling. Which series will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned.

How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.

Fox shows this season (so far): American Idol, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Backstrom, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Boom!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bullseye, Empire, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, Golan the Insatiable, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, New Girl, Red Band Society, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, So You Think You Can Dance, Utopia, Wayward Pines, and Weird Loners.

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‘Chasing Life’ Exec Producer Teases Season 2: April’s Love Triangle ‘Ramps Up’

18 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chasing Life” returns with its second season, anchoring a drama-heavy Monday night on ABC Family’s summer slate.

The new season will head into “uncharted waters,” says exec producer Patrick Sean Smith, who teases April’s (Italia Ricci) wedding, career, health and love triangle with Leo (Scott Michael Foster) and Dominic (Richard Brancatisano).

The Season 1 series finale left off with Leo proposing to April in her hospital room, where she was recently re-admitted, due to her cancer coming back, which caused her to choose to leave her job as a newspaper journalist. Smith says, “The biggest change this season comes in April’s shift in ambitions.”

Smith, who also created the cabler’s former college hit “Greek,” tells Variety what to expect in “Chasing Life’s sophomore season.

Season 2 will see a lot of new movement in April’s life. What inspired all of the changes?

We felt like her »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Carrie Underwood Takes On Wiz Khalifa’s Rap ‘See You Again’ At Big Barrel Festival

5 July 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The seven-time Grammy-award winning country singer Carrie Underwood mashed up her song “See You Again,” with Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song of the same name at the Big Barrel Music Festival on June 28. Carrie Underwood Mashes Up “See You Again” The former American Idol winner began the performance with her own song “See You Again,”  from her 2012 […]

The post Carrie Underwood Takes On Wiz Khalifa’s Rap ‘See You Again’ At Big Barrel Festival appeared first on uInterview. »

- Keiry Sanchez

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Round-Up: Shout! Factory TV’s Summer of Fear, Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, The Last Survivors Blu-ray / DVD

4 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.

Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.

Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney, »

- Tamika Jones

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Relive 75 Years of Disney Songs in Just 5 Minutes With This Crazy-Good Mashup Video

2 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The best way to celebrate 75 years of Disney music? Listen to every single song from every single Disney movie and Disney TV series, of course. But we ain't go time for that. So how about watching 75 years of musical magic in just five minutes? That's doable, right? American Idol finalist turned YouTube star Todrick Hall (the man behind other Disney video creations like "Spell Block Tango," and "Cinderfella,") has created "The Evolution of Disney," which features classic songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Frozen and everything in between. Even High School Musical jams and the theme song from That's So Raven snuck in there. He covered all of them and he pulled it off »

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Nigel Lythgoe -- U.S. Soccer Ain't a Joke Anymore

1 July 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The U.S. isn't just some dumping ground for aging international soccer stars ... it's becoming one of the toughest places in the world to play ... so says TV titan Nigel Lythgoe.  The former "American Idol" honcho is a huge soccer fan ... and says he's fired up that ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has moved to the States to join the L.A. Galaxy.  But he has some advice for the 35-year-old ... "This is not an easy country. »

- TMZ Staff

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Upfront 2015: Fox Broadcasting to Close With Lower Volume; Fox Networks Volume Is Flat

30 June 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox Broadcasting will close its upfront sales having secured fewer advance advertising commitments from marketers, according to a person familiar with the matter, the result of ratings declines at the network due to a maturing “American Idol” and some programming misfires in recent seasons.

Meanwhile, Fox Networks Group, a broader unit that encompasses nearly all the entertainment TV properties of 21st Century Fox, will close with flat volume, this person said.

Fox Broadcasting’s tally is expected to be 3% to 5% below  the $1.51 billion to $1.61 billion in ad commitments it secured in 2014, which means the broadcast network likely secured between $1.43 billion and $1.56 billion this year.

To drive volume, and maintain advertiser interest at a time when Madison Avenue is focused more intently on emerging media such as streaming video and mobile devices, Fox lowered rates in the cost of reaching 1,000 viewers, a measure known as a Cpm that is integral to these annual talks. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Reality TV Emmy nominations: The problem with Betty White

30 June 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The problem with Betty White earning a reality TV Emmy nomination follows a pattern, overall, with the nods every year: the same predictable, safe, often inexplicable choices. I love Betty White. But she has been nominated for an Emmy the past three years in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program category for her work on "Off Their Rockers." Reading off a teleprompter for a few minutes as part of the hidden camera show apparently constitutes "outstanding" work as a "host," which is an insult to both words. But welcome to reality TV, the genre the industry loves to loathe. In 2007, the Emmys got it right, giving "Survivor’s” Jeff Probst the award for outstanding host. But then they kept giving it to him -- for four years straight. This is a problem beyond reality television, of course (I'm looking at you, "Modern Family"), but again, it's »

- Andy Dehnart

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10 Musical Highlights From Nymf 2015

30 June 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

This year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival, running July 7–27, features everything from rock operas to ass-kicking superheroes. Whether it’s the epic or the intimate you’re craving, these new productions will tickle your fancy, scratch your musical itch, and make your heart sing.  “Acappella,” July 7–14 Blending romantic comedy and nostalgia—as well as the genres of a cappella, gospel, and pop—this new musical from Greg Cooper, Vynnie Meli, and The Acappella Company asks a timeless question: Can you ever really go home? “Claudio Quest,” July 7–14 Ever feel like musicals are sorely lacking in love-starved platypuses? Directed by “Avenue Q’s” John Tartaglia, this musical comedy features a cast of superheroes facing killer eggplants and existential crises. It’s going to be a butt-kicking blast.  The cast of “Claudio Quest.” Photo by Jeremy Daniel. “Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera,” July 17–24 Funeral attire is recommended at this haunting rock ‘n’ roll musical, »

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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Makes a Splash

30 June 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 15,153 2 2 The Voice 11,757 3 5 America’s Funniest Home Videos 5,648 4 4 Empire 3,601 5 3 Glee 2,807 6 7 The Simpsons 1,644 7 8 Kitchen Nightmares 1,464 8 6 American Idol 1,367 9 9 What Would You Do? 1,108 10 10 Dancing With The Stars 1,016 –

Cable/Streaming Monday Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 5 Key and Peele 7,968 2 1 Pretty Little Liars 6,854 3 7 Dance Moms 3,727 4 4 Top Gear 3,668 5 3 Orange Is the New Black 3,546 6 8 Teen Wolf 2,909 7 10 Lip Sync Battle 2,780 8 9 Inside Amy Schumer 2,505 9 – Impact Wrestling 2,041 10 – The Last Ship 2,002 –

Late Night Monday Jun 22, 2015 – Sunday Jun 28, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 46,316 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 21,894 3 4 Conan 12,604 4 3 The Late Late Show With James Corden 8,914 5 – Late Night With Seth Meyers »

- Jason Klein

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Adam Lambert Slams Kanye West “Bohemian Rhapsody” Cover (Video)

29 June 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Adam Lambert was not a fan of Kanye West’s cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday. The former "American Idol" star took to Twitter on Monday to slam West's performance of the classic Queen song. "Oye Vey Kanye," tweeted Lambert, adding, "That Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury though... Ouch." Watch the video here! »

- Minyvonne Burke

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Upfront 2015: ABC Pushes for Price Lead in Tough Market

26 June 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS is the most watched TV network in the U.S., while NBC nabs the biggest crowd of viewers favored by advertisers, but in the annual haggle for TV advertising known as the upfront, it’s ABC that is gaining new sway with Madison Avenue.

The Disney-owned network is seeking some of the highest price increases for commercial time, according to media-buying executives and other people familiar with the pace of negotiations. The network, home to “Scandal” and “Modern Family,” has been pressing for increases in the cost of reaching 1,000 viewers — a measure also known as a Cpm that is central to these annual talks between advertisers and U.S. TV networks — of between 5% and just under 6%, according to these executives.

In most cases, those rates of change are higher than what is being sought by rivals, these people said.

The pecking order in this year’s negotiations highlights the »

- Brian Steinberg

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Could Your Favorite TV Show Become a Broadway Musical?

26 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Given all the musicals we've seen on TV recently -- NBC's live-performance versions of "Peter Pan" and "The Sound of Music," not to mention ABC's "Galavant" and all six seasons of Fox's "Glee" -- it's a wonder that the pipeline hasn't flowed in the opposite direction, from the small screen to Broadway.

That may change with the announcements that a couple of TV-based musicals are in the works. One is "Bombshell," the Marilyn Monroe biographical musical that was created and staged over the course of two seasons on NBC's "Smash." Bringing it to Broadway would seem easy enough -- the songs and choreography already exist; all that's needed is a book.

The other is a stage version of "Downton Abbey," which may launch after the British drama's sixth and final season wraps this winter. John Lunn, who composes the music for the series, says he envisions an international tour, starring »

- Gary Susman

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Top 9 Reality Competition Shows of All Time, Ranked: Watch the Video Now!

24 June 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When major moments in history occur, you always remember the exact location of where you were when the news broke. Naturally, the same goes for breakout milestones in reality TV competition shows.  That time when Tyra Banks dealt the explosive "We were all rooting for you!" tirade on America's Next Top Model contestant Tiffany? Check. What about when Juan Pablo admitted he just wasn't that into Nikki Ferrell on The Bachelor finale, but gave her the final rose anyway? You better believe it. Or that hilariously embarrassing rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" by tone deaf American Idol reject William Hung? How could we forget!  Read: Vote for TV's breakout stars »

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Will first time be the charm for Jennifer Hudson ('Empire') at Emmys just like Oscars and Grammys?

24 June 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jennifer Hudson is on the bubble for an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Guest Actress for her role as a gospel-inspired musical therapist in Fox's "Empire." She ranks eighth with 33/1 odds based on the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors, Users, and Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who racked up the best scores among the thousands predicting last year's Emmy nominations), but that's not where every group ranks her. Our Editors place her among the top six contenders with 16/1 odds. Will she make the cut? It would be foolish to count her out given her track record. -Break- Oscar champ Jennifer Hudson dishes show-stopping role on 'Empire' (Exclusive Video) Viewers were shocked during the third season of "American Idol" in 2004 when Hudson finished in seventh place, but she got the last laugh. Two years after her "Idol" ouster, she made her feature film debut in "Dr..."' »

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Upfront 2015: CBS, ABC, NBC Start to Sell Amid Pricing Pressure

24 June 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV’s annual upfront market has begun to move in earnest, but the networks are ceding some ground to Madison Avenue in the process.

CBS, ABC and NBC have all begun to secure advance advertising commitments as part of the market for commercial time on TV, according to media-buying executives and other people familiar with the pace of negotiations. These executives suggest the three networks are all jockeying for increases in the cost of reaching 1,000 viewers — a measure also known as a Cpm that is central to these annual talks — in the range of 2% to 5%.

The numbers suggest the TV networks continue to face pressures from advertisers that are exploring new opportunities to sponsor new kinds of media, including streaming video. For the fourth consecutive year, advertisers are lobbying to narrow the rate of increase they pay, and are, by several accounts, succeeding. In 2014, CBS secured a Cpm increase of »

- Brian Steinberg

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Kelly Clarkson Shares the Cutest Picture of River Rose Blackstock Kissing Another Baby—See for Yourself!

23 June 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kelly Clarkson already has her hands full with her adorable daughter! It turns out that the former American Idol winner's wee one, River Rose Blackstock, has a way with the boys—and she's only one year old! In the "Heartbeat Song" singer's latest Instagram pic, River is seen hanging out at a party with her famous mama when one guest in particular caught her baby blue eye. An equally adorable baby named Maverick—who appears to be around River's age—couldn't seem to get enough face time with the partygoer and even planted a wet one on his new lady friend! But according to Clarkson, and really, just take one look at the photos, there appears to be a »

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Fox Veteran David Hill To Step Down, Launch Production Company

23 June 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Longtime top Fox executive and close Rupert Murdoch confidant David Hill is stepping down. He will segue to a production venture Hilly, backed by 21st Century Fox, a move reminiscent of former News Corp COO Peter Chernin’s 2009 departure to start The Chernin Co. Hill, whose exit coincides with Murdoch’s pending departure from the helm of 21st Century Fox, most recently served as Senior Executive Vice President for 21st Century Fox, overseeing Fox’s American Idol, which is… »

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Digital Audience Ratings: Father’s Day Fuels ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

23 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Jun 15, 2015 – Sunday Jun 21, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 America’s Got Talent 13,986 2 2 The Voice 11,991 3 4 Glee 2,825 4 5 Empire 2,186 5 7 America’s Funniest Home Videos 1,846 6 6 American Idol 1,718 7 8 The Simpsons 1,531 8 9 Kitchen Nightmares 1,285 9 3 What Would You Do? 1,115 10 10 Dancing With The Stars 1,105 –

Cable/Streaming Monday Jun 15, 2015 – Sunday Jun 21, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 3 Pretty Little Liars 4,461 2 2 Game of Thrones 4,397 3 1 Orange Is the New Black 4,191 4 4 Top Gear 3,553 5 5 Key and Peele 2,781 6 6 Lip Sync Battle 2,762 7 7 Dance Moms 2,660 8 8 Teen Wolf 2,547 9 – The Walking Dead 2,366 10 10 WWE Raw 1,831 –

Late Night Monday Jun 15, 2015 – Sunday Jun 21, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 36,856 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 20,709 3 4 The Late Late Show With James Corden 10,241 4 3 Conan 9,769 5 – The Graham Norton Show »

- Jason Klein

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David Hill Ends Long Run at 21st Century Fox, Sets Production Banner (Exclusive)

23 June 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Hill, the veteran Fox exec and longtime member of Rupert Murdoch’s inner circle, is stepping down from his executive post at 21st Century Fox to launch a production banner focusing on live TV, reality shows and digital investments.

Hill’s company is dubbed Hilly and will be backed by Fox. Hill’s departure from his role as senior exec VP of 21st Century Fox and chairman of National Geographic Channels has been in the works for some time and is unrelated to the transition set for July 1, when James and Lachlan Murdoch take the reins of the media colossus from their father and president-coo Chase Carey.

“David is a dynamic and imaginative leader who has changed the experience of nearly all major sports on three continents,” said Rupert Murdoch. “Whether it was launching Sky Television, the Fox Network, Fox Sports or the Regional Sports Networks, we owe him »

- Cynthia Littleton

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