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Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Nightly Show’ Trends, Countdown to ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Arrow’

27 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | 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 Jan 19, 2015 – Sunday Jan 25, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 10,833 2 2 Glee 5,253 3 4 America’s Got Talent 4,502 4 10 Supernatural 4,258 5 3 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3,203 6 5 Empire 2,787 7 - The Vampire Diaries 2,171 8 8 The Simpsons 1,412 9 - Arrow 1,344 10 6 Allegiance 1,167 -

Cable/Streaming Monday Jan 19, 2015 – Sunday Jan 25, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 2 Top Gear 6,004 2 1 Key and Peele 4,953 3 7 The Walking Dead 3,884 4 3 Pretty Little Liars 3,206 5 - Game of Thrones 2,353 6 10 Dance Moms 1,643 7 8 WWE Raw 1,624 8 - Impact Wrestling 1,428 9 - Impractical Jokers 1,412 10 - Untold Stories of the ER 1,395 -

Late Night Monday Jan 19, 2015 – Sunday Jan 25, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 35,134 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live 17,575 3 3 Conan 12,788 4 - Saturday Night Live 10,038 5 4 The Graham Norton Show 2,903 -

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to sign new Top Gear deals?

27 January 2015 3:40 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are reportedly close to signing a new deal with the BBC.

The presenters are negotiating contracts to return for three more years of Top Gear and other projects, according to The Mirror.

The trio's contracts are due to expire in April, and are seeking to extend their deals following the current 22nd series of the motoring show.

Digital Spy contacted the BBC about the reports, but its spokesperson declined to comment.

Top Gear producer Andy Wilman recently admitted that 2014 was a "horrible year" for the show, following several high-profile controversies.

Clarkson was alleged to have used two racial slurs while filming the series, while the cast and crew sparked a riot in Argentina after locals believed they purposely used a numberplate that referred to the Falklands War.

Top Gear's return on Sunday (January 25) was aired simultaneously across 50 countries, and attracted over 5 million viewers on BBC Two. »

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BBC director Tony Hall defends Top Gear: 'We should push boundaries'

27 January 2015 1:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC director-general Tony Hall has defended Top Gear after a string of controversies.

Speaking to Radio Times, he said it is "important" that the BBC "doesn't have just one voice".

Top Gear series 22 premiere recap: Victor Meldrew meets The Lad Bible

He explained: "It's a programme loads of people love and it's important that the BBC doesn't have just one voice... and I feel this about Top Gear... it's a different voice... why wouldn't the BBC represent it on its output and be pleased to have it there?"

Over the last 12 months, the motoring show has been at the centre of numerous flashpoints. The cast and crew were recently forced to abandon filming in Argentina after igniting political tensions over the Falklands.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Clarkson was also issued a warning by bosses after he was accused of using racist language. Ofcom later found him guilty of "deliberately" using a "pejorative »

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Top Gear helps Steve Harley's 'Make Me Smile' rise up iTunes chart

26 January 2015 8:53 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Top Gear fans have helped send Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel up the iTunes downloads chart.

On last night's (January 25) episode, Jeremy Clarkson urged fans to download the classic track 'Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)'.

The tongue-in-cheek 'Make Me Smile Foundation' was launched by Clarkson after Harley was caught speeding on the M25 in an area where the limit had been temporarily reduced to 40mph. He was fined £1,000 for the offence.

Clarkson said: "He's [making] a meagre living out of, let's be honest, one hit single. Everybody loves that song - you can't trust someone who doesn't like that song."

Richard Hammond added: "Imagine if everybody did it - he would wake up tomorrow and think, 'I'm number one, where did that come from?' It would cheer him up."

The song had reached as high as number 25 on iTunes on Monday (January 26).

Harley later tweeted a »

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Call the Midwife continues with 9m, Mr Selfridge returns to 3.4m

26 January 2015 3:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Call the Midwife topped the ratings on Sunday (January 25), according to overnight data.

The BBC One period drama attracted an average audience of 9.04 million viewers (34.1%) at 8pm, adding around 700,000 viewers on last week's premiere.

Earlier, Countryfile attracted 7.62m (35.1%) at 6.30pm, while Still Open All Hours aired to 7.85m (34.1%) at 7.30pm. Last Tango in Halifax continued with 6.32m (25.8%) at 9pm, while Match of the Day's Fa Cup round-up scored 2.43m (19.8%) at 10.30pm.

Over on BBC Two, Hugh Jackman's Real Steel appealed to 1.35m (6.2%) at 6pm, before Top Gear opened with 5.28m (20.2%) at 8pm. The new series of Dragon's Den averaged 2.35m (9.6%) at 9pm.

ITV's Get Your Act Together dipped to 2.49m (10.9%) at 7pm (108k/0.4% on +1), before All Star Family Fortunes entertained 2.58m (9.8%) at 8.15pm (93k/0.4%).

The new series of Mr Selfridge opened to low ratings in comparison to previous years. The first episode of the period drama was watched »

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Giant model of Top Gear's Stig goes on European tour on flatbed truck

25 January 2015 6:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

If you spot a huge version of The Stig travelling across Britain on the back of a flatbed truck over the next few days, your eyes are not deceiving you.

Giant Stig is due to depart from Top Gear HQ at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey and embark on a European tour in order to mark the launch of new global TV channel BBC Brit.

He will travel to Amsterdam, Holland and Berlin, Germany before arriving at his final destination in Warsaw, Poland. There, he will be erected beside the city's most famous landmark, the Palace of Science and Culture.

The 9-metre model is made from fibre-glass and took a team of three sculptors over two months to design, construct and paint. The Stig's head and torso alone are the equivalent height of a double-decker bus.

BBC Worldwide's chief brands officer Amanda Hill said: "BBC Brit will be the new »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge

25 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Call the Midwife: BBC One, 8pm

New arrival Barbara (Fresh Meat's Charlotte Ritchie) faces a challenge when she treats a first-time mother and the birth doesn't quite go according to plan.

Meanwhile, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is struggling with the increasingly desperate financial situation at Nonnatus House, until a mysterious benefactor comes to the rescue.

Top Gear: BBC Two, 8pm

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May are back for a new series of the motoring show.

The Top Gear boys start the series off in Russia, where they go up against The Stig - all with different methods of transport - for an exciting race across Saint Petersburg.

Mr Selfridge: ITV, 9pm

The period drama returns for a third series, starring Jeremy Piven as charismatic department store owner Harry Selfridge.

Picking up where the last series left off, Selfridge mourns the death of his wife »

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Top Gear's Richard Hammond: 'Despite controversies, it's a bloody good show'

22 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Richard Hammond has said that he's looking forward to bringing Top Gear back this weekend.

The presenter told Digital Spy that he wants to move on from controversies that surrounded the BBC Two show in recent months.

He said: "We've been busy making films for months now, so it will be nice getting that show back on air and remind people that despite all the controversies etc, it's just a TV show, and a bloody good one, so let's get it back to that."

Top Gear became the subject of a row between the BBC and the Argentinian government last year, when it was alleged that Jeremy Clarkson had intentionally used a number plate that referenced the Falklands War.

However, Clarkson and the BBC have insisted that the plate was a genuine coincidence. The Top Gear cast and crew were removed from the country during filming of their Christmas special. »

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Ed Sheeran spins off the race track on Top Gear challenge

22 January 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ed Sheeran did not impress The Stig as he crashed his car on the Top Gear race track.

The singer - who doesn't own a driving licence - skidded off the circuit at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, while attempting to complete the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' challenge.

Sheeran had earlier admitted on Twitter that it was the very first time he had got behind the wheel, saying: "I'm driving for the first time ever today, on a race track, on tv. Wish me luck."

His appearance will be shown on the BBC Two show's return on Sunday (January 25) at 8pm.

Will Smith and Kiefer Sutherland are also among the stars who will appear on Top Gear's 22nd series.

Ed Sheeran will be among the performers at this year's Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 8. »

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Sherlock, Top Gear help break BBC iPlayer record

21 January 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC iPlayer has set a new record.

There were over 3.5bn TV and Radio requests made in 2014, up from 3.1bn in 2013.

2.6bn TV requests and over 860m radio requests were made across all devices.

Shows such as Sherlock, Top Gear and Murdered By My Boyfriend proved the most popular on the service, with the programmes bringing in 4.2m, 3.8m and 3m requests respectively.

There was a 51% increase in requests on tablets with 801m, and a 32% increase in requests for mobiles with 662m in 2014.

Co-creators of Sherlock Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss said: "Really thrilling to see Sherlock at the very top of the iPlayer ratings. We always knew he'd survive jumping off that building, but we never thought he'd fly so high!"

Top Gear and EastEnders topped the BBC iPlayer request charts over Christmas. »

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National Television Awards 2015 winners in full - I'm a Celebrity, more

21 January 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The 20th National Television Awards took place at London's O2 Arena this evening (January 21), with David Tennant, I'm a Celebrity, Sheridan Smith and Ant & Dec all triumphant.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the ceremony welcomed a host of stars from the small screen in celebrating the best in British television.

National TV Awards 2015 - as it happened

A star-studded crowd saw performances from X Factor winner Ben Haenow, a late acceptance speech from an apologetic Sheridan Smith and appearances from most of the high-profile names in UK television.

Highlights from the glitzy ceremony also shed light on the ongoing 'Who killed Lucy?' EastEnders storyline with a new clue, Simon Cowell begrudgingly accepting David Walliams's TV judge award on his behalf and Pixie Lott's duet with The Proclaimers.

The National TV Awards winners in full:

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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Celebrity Big Brother

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! »

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Digital Audience Ratings: Fans Pledge ‘Allegiance’ Ahead of Premiere, ‘12 Monkeys’ Goes Viral

20 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | 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 Jan 12, 2014 – Sunday Jan 18, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 11,008 2 3 Glee 6,209 3 2 America’s Funniest Home Videos 4,857 4 4 America’s Got Talent 4,392 5 7 Empire 3,033 6 - Allegiance 1,953 7 6 American Idol 1,825 8 8 The Simpsons 1,653 9 - The Flash 1,526 10 - Supernatural 1,355 -

Cable/Streaming Monday Jan 12, 2014 – Sunday Jan 18, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 4 Key and Peele 5,590 2 3 Top Gear 5,463 3 2 Pretty Little Liars 4,688 4 - House of Cards 3,639 5 7 Man Seeking Woman 2,605 6 - 12 Monkeys 2,532 7 1 The Walking Dead 2,486 8 6 WWE Raw 1,614 9 - Eye Candy 1,425 10 - Dance Moms 1,327 -

Late Night Monday Jan 12, 2014 – Sunday Jan 18, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 41,452 2 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live 21,281 3 3 Conan 9,753 4 4 The Graham Norton Show 4,010 5 - Late Show With David Letterman 2,971 -

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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Taken' Repeats, 'Hobbit' Hits $800 Million

19 January 2015 2:05 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

For the second weekend in a row, Taken 3 took first place at the overseas box office.The final installment in the popular action franchise added $31 million from 48 markets, which brings its early international total to $97.6 million. It held on to first place in the U.K. with $5.5 million, and debuted in Germany ($4.4 million), Russia ($2.2 million) and Spain ($1.2 million). It also scored $2.5 million in the Philippines, which is the second-biggest opening ever for 20th Century Fox.Seventh Son added $21.7 million for a new total of $60.5 million. Most of that came from China, where it opened to a solid $15 million. It also took first place in Mexico with $2.9 million. The long-delayed fantasy movie reaches the U.S. on February 6th.Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb grossed $17.8 million this weekend, which includes a $3.9 million debut in South Korea. So far, the final installment in the franchise has grossed $178 million. »

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Most of Your Favorite British Shows Aren’t Leaving Netflix After All

19 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Good news for Anglophiles: More than a dozen British shows have been saved from streaming oblivion, as Netflix has renewed its contract with the BBC. Dr. Who, Luther, and Top Gear were among the lucky shows to earn renewal, and in the end, only four shows will expire from Netflix at the end of the month: Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Mi-5, and Red Dwarf. All credit to the new deal must go to the plucky British prime minister, who, at a conference in London shortly before Christmas, stood up to the American president with a brave speech extolling the virtues of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter, and David Beckham's right foot. »

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Thank God: BBC's Series Will Remain on Netflix

19 January 2015 3:22 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well this is a huge relief: the BBC and Netflix have hugged it out and the British series threatening to leave the streaming service at the end of the month (among them: "Top Gear," "Luther," the original "House of Cards" and, critically, "Doctor Who" and its spin-off "Torchwood") are secure. As The Best of Netflix points out, "these types of last minute deals are often very common." The site theorizes that the shows will be around at least for "the next several months," although points out that most of these contract re-ups last for a year or more.

We have actually just started making our way through the vast and complicated "Doctor Who"-niverse and are somewhere in the David Tennant years, so we would have to do a lot of cramming in order to make it through before Netflix pulled the plug. And we haven't even gotten into "Torchwood" yet! »

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Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Sets January Record with Stunning $89 Million Debut

18 January 2015 11:13 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Exceeding all reasonable expectations for an R-rated war drama, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper dominated the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend box office with an estimated $89.5 million.That's over twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record held by Ride Along ($41.5 million), and ranks second all-time for a rated R movie behind 2003's The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million).The Wedding Ringer and Paddington also had solid openings, while Michael Mann's Blackhat was a disaster.The Top 12 earned an estimated $184.6 million this weekend, which is up 20 percent from the same frame last year.American Sniper's $89.5 million opening ranks 41st all-time, which puts it in the same ballpark as last year's crop of superhero movies (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy). Considering Sniper didn't have the advantage of 3D pricing, it's likely that it actually sold »

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Weekend Report (cont.): Solid Starts for 'Ringer,' 'Paddington,' While 'Blackhat' Bombs

18 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Continued from "Weekend Report: 'Sniper' Sets January Record with Stunning $90 Million Debut"In a distant second place, The Wedding Ringer opened to an estimated $20.6 million at 3,003 locations. That's the fourth $20-million-plus debut in a row for Kevin Hart, following Ride Along, About Last Night (2014) and Think Like a Man Too. At the same time, it's slightly concerning that this only opened to half as much as Ride Along, which took in $41.5 million on the same weekend last year.More so than on previous movies, Kevin Hart was the primary selling point for The Wedding Ringer. This calls to mind last Summer's Tammy, which opened at the same level ($21.6 million) and was sold entirely on Melissa McCarthy's star power. In both cases, the $20-million-plus opening reinforces how popular the star is. As with Tammy, though, The Wedding Ringer's opening was a big drop off from Hart's previous movies. It »

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Top Gear executive producer: 'I feel the BBC doesn't trust us'

18 January 2015 10:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Top Gear's Andy Wilman has spoken out about the BBC.

The show's executive producer claimed that the programme doesn't always receive enough support from the broadcaster.

Top Gear was heavily criticised last year during filming for its Christmas special after a car number plate sparked controversy in Argentina, after it appeared to reference the Falklands War.

When asked by Broadcast magazine if the show is sufficiently supported by the BBC when such incidents occur, Wilman said: "Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

"If your show is a bit wayward and naughty, there's an attitude within it. We walk a tightrope most of the time. Sometimes we're going to fall off it. And if you do, that's when the BBC is not a fan.

"Sometimes, I feel they don't trust us at heart."

Listen to Andy Wilman's interview in full from the 14-minute mark:

Addressing the Argentina controversy, Wilman said: "The »

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Netflix renews BBC series including Doctor Who, Luther and more

17 January 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rumours that the BBC may have been parting ways with popular TV and film subscription service Netflix have been firmly silenced after an announcement confirming the renewal of deals for Doctor Who, Luther and a host of other BBC favourites.

Fans of British TV can officially put their worries to bed now that a Netflix Spokeswoman has confirmed new deals for the original The Office, Top Gear seasons 17-20, Torchwood, Robin Hood, Keeping up Appearances, House of Cards and Monach of the Glen alongside Doctor Who and Luther.

See Also: BBC announces start of production on Doctor Who series 9, guest stars revealed

After reports from Variety it seems that classic BBC sitcom Faulty Towers as well as Red Dwarf and Blackadder will sadly not be available after February 1st.

The post Netflix renews BBC series including Doctor Who, Luther and more appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Netflix Renews Deal for ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Luther,’ More BBC Series

16 January 2015 5:48 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans of British television can rest easy. Following numerous reports that Netflix and the BBC were parting ways, the streaming service has clarified that many of its most popular Brit series are staying put.

In response to headlines that beloved series “Doctor Who,” “Luther,” the original “The Office” and more were going to be dropped from the service at the end of the month, a Netflix spokeswoman tells Variety that such reports were false.

Among the shows that will still be available on Netflix are classic and current “Doctor Who” series, “Luther,” “Top Gear” seasons 17 through 20, “Torchwood,” “Wallander,” “Keeping Up Appearances,” and the original “Office” and “House of Cards” series.

The deal in question did not involve series including “Sherlock,” “Happy Valley,” “The Honorable Woman,” “Call the Midwife” or other series not up for renewal. These series will remain on Netflix.

Here’s a list of BBC series staying on »

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