Thursday Night Football

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Ratings: Scandal, Football Crush Gracepoint, NBC Comedies

Kate Walsh

New shows were no match for Scandal and football.

The ABC drama was Thursday's top-rated scripted show, drawing 10.4 million viewers and a 3.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, trumping the series premieres of Fox's Gracepoint (4.8 million, 1.2), and NBC's Bad Judge (5.9 million, 1.3) and A to Z (4.8 million, 1.2). All three were down ...
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Ratings: How to Get Away with Murder Kills; Scandal Hits Series Highs

How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away with Murder murdered the competition Thursday night.

Shondaland's latest drama opened to 14 million viewers and a 3.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the top-rated series debut so far. Murder also improved two tenths on Scandal's performance in the slot last year.

Vote: Which fall premieres are hits? Which are misses?

Now opening up ABC's night at 8 o'clock, Grey's Anatomy (9.8 million, 3.0) was down four tenths ...
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CBS Pushes Mom's Premiere Back, Doubles Up on Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory, Mom

Fans of CBS' Mom will have to wait a bit longer for the show to return for its sophomore season, but The Millers will kick off Season 2 sooner than expected.

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Video: What Makes Macho Former Football Pro Deion Sanders Weep?

Bill Cowher and Deion Sanders

What movie makes NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders cry?

Thursday Night Football stars share memories of their very first game

"Rudy! I cried, man, I cried," he tells us in this week's video with the stars of CBS' Thursday Night Football. "The reason I cried was because I was the dude at Florida State who took care of the Rudys; they were my guys and were treated horrible. So when I saw that movie and Rudy finally got in, man, I lost it."

Video: Which NFL stadium has the best grub?

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Video: Which NFL Stadium Has the Best Grub?

Jim Nantz, Mike Carey

What's the best NFL stadium to eat at? Hands down Lambeau Field, if you ask the hosts of CBS' Thursday Night Football.

"I've got four games at Green Bay this year [and] I'm already training," Jim Nantz tells us in our video. "Brats, sauerkraut, [we have] all the fixin's up there in the back of our both. I like to eat while I broadcast. It's a little known secret I mute my mic and I let Phil Simms just go."

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Rihanna to CBS: "F--- You" for Pulling My Song From Thursday Night Football

Rihanna

Rihanna has spoken out against CBS after the network pulled her song from the kickoff of Thursday Night Football last week.

Following the leak of a video showing former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious, CBS opted not to air an introduction segment featuring Don Cheadle narrating over the Jay Z and Rihanna duet "Run This Town." A comedy sketch was also scrapped.

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NFL Commissioner Tells CBS News He Never Saw Ray Rice Video Before It Was Leaked

Roger Goodell

The Ray Rice scandal that shook the world of sports and the public at large has not only damaged the reputation of the former Baltimore Ravens All-Pro running back, it has also raised questions of how the NFL handled the situation.Tomorrow, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will address the situation for the first time in an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS This Morning.

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NFL Preview: Can the Seattle Seahawks Repeat as Super Bowl Champions?

Seattle Seahawks

The National Football League's orbit has expanded so astronomically that it will elbow The Big Bang Theory from Thursday to Monday for several weeks this fall.

Thursday Night Football premieres Sept. 11 on CBS with its lead broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. The games will be simulcast on the NFL Network, which takes over the Thursday package at midseason with Nantz and Simms still in the booth.

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CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates in September and October

NCIS, Big Bang Theory

CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for SurvivorNCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.

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NBC Boss "Unhappy" with Thursday Struggles, Renews Parks and Rec

Amy Poehler, Michael J. Fox

NBC has learned its lesson. 

Last season, after a strong fall powered by The Voice and Revolution, NBC not only kept the shows off the air until March 2013, but chose not to launch any midseason series in January, cuing up a huge collapse.

"Essentially the momentum from last fall fell away. This year things are different," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews. "Of course, we've got the Olympics for 18 nights, but I also think we've also gotten smarter about how we've scheduled January and February. We didn't take The Blacklist off the air in January. ... Last Monday's episode ... saw a 60 percent jump in the demo."

Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon among Jay Leno's final Tonight Show guests

The Blacklist, Greenblatt noted, is the No. 1 drama and No. 1 new series in the 18-49 adult demo and No. 2 scripted series ...
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