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October 7, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Football won the night for NBC among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night. But overruns from an explosive game between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys helped CBS score a victory in total viewership.  On NBC, the contest between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans drew about 14.4-million viewers and a rating of 5.7 in prime time in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The preliminary numbers for live football are not adjusted for time zones, so they are likely to change when the real stats come out later in the day.  Still, if the numbers hold, it looks like NBC won in the key 18-to-49 demo, with a rating of 4.9, for which a ratings point equals about 1.3-million viewers.
October 7, 2013 | By Meg James, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly is bright, beautiful and blunt when she needs to be. Just ask Karl Rove. Her willingness to take on all-comers, even conservative hero Rove - as she famously did on election night last November - is one reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has promoted Kelly to a plum prime-time perch. On Monday, the network's 17th anniversary, "The Kelly File" premieres between the opinion-heavy programs of the network's conservative firebrands Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
September 17, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Fox News is shuffling its prime-time lineup to make room for Megyn Kelly, who is moving there from daytime. Kelly's new show "The Kelly File," is being given the plum 9 p.m. Eastern time slot. The current occupant of that hour, Sean Hannity, will move to 10 p.m. and Greta Van Susteren will go to 7 p.m. to replace Shep Smith's evening newscast. The only show staying in place is "The O'Reilly Factor," hosted by Bill O'Reilly. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers The new lineup will take effect Oct. 7, which happens to be the 17th annniversary of the launch of Fox News.
August 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The time has come for Samsung's smartwatch. According to a report Tuesday by the Korea Times , a Samsung executive confirmed that the rumored device will make its premiere next week at a trade show in Germany. Lee Young-hee, an executive vice president for Samsung, said the device, which is called the Galaxy Gear, will be unveiled Sept. 4, alongside the Galaxy Note III smartphone/tablet hybrid device. "The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways," she said, according to the report.
August 21, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
"America's Got Talent" fell in ratings week-to-week Tuesday night, the last round of performances before the semi-finals, but still couldn't be touched. The two-hour telecast, which featured comedian John Wing, a gospel choir and a dance group called Catapult Entertainment, averaged 8.35 million viewers and a rating of 2.2 in the key 18-to-49 demographic, easily winning the night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The show's 18-to-49 rating fell 8% from last week. NBC won among networks with a 1.8 in that demographic and average viewership of 6.75 million.  PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" jumped 18% from last week to a rating of 1.3, beating Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" in the 18-49 demographic for the first time.
August 9, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The "Big Brother" house is getting considerably less crowded, but ratings are holding steady for the CBS reality series that sent two houseguests packing Thursday night.  "Big Brother," embroiled in controversy after a contestant made racist and homophobic remarks about her housemates and another made jokes about child porn, drew 7.08 million viewers and a rating of 2.5 in the key adult 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from...
August 8, 2013 | By Meg James
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is being coy about how he will restructure the network's prime-time lineup to make room for daytime anchor Megyn Kelly. "Megyn has earned a better time period; she will be in our prime-time lineup," Ailes said Thursday during a "fireside chat" with Fox News Managing Editor Neil Cavuto during an investor conference for parent company 21st Century Fox in Los Angeles. But Ailes stopped short of saying what time period Kelly, who will be returning from maternity leave, would occupy in the prominent 8 to 11 p.m. prime-time programming block or who she might replace.
July 2, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Megyn Kelly is moving to prime time. The longtime anchor of the popular Fox News daytime show "America Live" will get an evening show when she returns from maternity leave, the network said. What Fox News didn't say is what Kelly's show will be and where it will air. Fox News has long-term deals in place with its other prime-time stars including Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll There has been speculation that Kelly may take the 10 p.m. slot on Fox News that is currently held by Greta Van Susteren.
May 31, 2013 | By David Karp
After a month of mediocre early-season apricots, the prime varieties, sweet, juicy and flavorful, are here or will be soon. Beyond the celebrated Blenheim, there are other worthwhile varieties, and a few are even better. Here are the leading apricots and apricot-like hybrids, in order of ripening, rated on a scale of 1 to 10 for flavor. The crop is about a week early this year and looks good in size and quality. • Apache (5 rating). Season typically May 5-25. Introduced by Ledbetter, USDA, 2002; has Royal and Perfection in its pedigree.
May 24, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
Alyssa Milano has been in fairly racy series in her television career, such as the bed-hopping-crazy "Melrose Place," but she needed persuading to star in a drama called "Mistresses. " By its very title, not to mention its ongoing focus on infidelity, the ABC primetime soap seemed to the veteran actress to be a potential lightning rod. Milano, who eventually signed on as one of the four leading ladies, said she could just imagine the angry tweets when word leaked about a U.S. version of the hit BBC series.
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