When it comes to politics and TV, you probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that liberal Democrats favor The Daily Show or Colbert Report.
Snooki, George Lopez
Just two years ago, MTV was struggling to find its footing. Network staple TRL had ended, onetime hit The Hills was on its way out, and ratings were in a downward spiral. MTV faced its biggest identity crisis yet — then along came Snooki and Co.
Now, led by the crass stars of prime-time phenomenon Jersey Shore, MTV can easily be crowned the biggest winner of the summer of 2011. Jersey Shore's Season 4 premiere averaged 8.8 million viewers, and the show landed five of the top seven cable telecasts of summer. "Thank God for Jersey Shore," says MTV programming head David Janollari. Those ratings translate to big advertising bucks for MTV, notes Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate. "I think in the 30-year history of MTV, this has been...
The Closer's seventh and final season premiere closed the deal for 7.23 million viewers, basic cable's biggest audience for a drama series, year to date. But Monday's biggest audience on cable? History's Pawn Stars, delivering 7.58 million at 10:30.
Ryan Seacrest has topped The Hollywood Reporter's fourth annual Reality Power list.
The multi-hyphenate moved up four spots from last year to oust his former American Idol comrade Simon Cowell, who held the No. 1 spot in 2009 and 2010. Cowell dropped to ...
Pawn Stars co-host Corey Harrison was arrested after a run-in at a bar, The Associated Press reports.
Harrison, 27, reportedly shoved a...
Grace Park, Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, and Daniel Dae Kim
Between the cop shows, medical dramas and reality farces, Americans watched more television than ever in 2010 (and we here at TVGuide.com thank you for your patronage).
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A new Nielsen report indicates that total viewing of broadcast and cable channels rose 1 percent to an average of 34 hours per person per week, according to The New York Times.
CBS was the most-watched network among all viewers for 51 out of 52 weeks, with three of its freshman series — Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and Mike & Molly — landing in the top 20 for the year. (Incidentally, they were also the ...
The Walking Dead
As time goes on, more viewers will no longer know the difference between broadcast and cable networks (just ask Conan O'Brien). The disparity in ratings is disappearing, too. Here are the channels that provided the big ratings successes — and busts — of 2010...
If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup:
(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)
Thursday, Nov. 25
The Haunted (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Animal Planet)
Millionaire Matchmaker (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bravo)
Mythbusters (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Discovery)
Since the late 1990s, British imports such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol have become ratings blockbusters in the United States. But stateside success has eluded one of the biggest Brit hits of them all.
It's Top Gear, the rollicking reality/talk-show hybrid from the BBC that features three British automotive journalists gabbing about cars and performing elaborate and occasionally breathtaking stunts and challenges. The series, which has been shown here on BBC America, has been a worldwide sensation for almost 10 years and was recently the subject of a 60 Minutes profile. The studio ...
Corey Harrison, Rick Harrison, and Richard Harrison
Now in its third season, History Channel's buy-and-sell reality series, Pawn Stars (Monday, 10/9c), is hotter than a stolen diamond ring. With help from hock-eyed pawnbroker Rick Harrison—who runs the family business with his pop and son—we got the lowdown on the guys.