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Ratings, Cancelations and Andy’s New Special Hosting Gig

Posted by ImaJustSaying on June 9, 2011


MTV cancels controversial ‘Skins’  Clink me to read more


It was one of the most talked about new dramas of the past year, and MTV’s most-discussed scripted show ever.

Yet the controversial Skins will not be back for a second season.

“Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped,” said MTV in a statement. “We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.”

When MTV first announced the acclaimed UK dramedy would get a U.S. revamp, fans were skeptical an ad-supported cable network could maintain the show’s rebellious and graphic nature.

Ratings rose for the show’s March finale to 1.2 million viewers and the series outperformed last summer’s first season of The Hard Times of R.J. Berger — which was renewed. But Skins was inaccurately bashed as “child pornography” by the Parents Television Council and bled advertisers scared off by the headlines and boycott threats.

The show’s creator had defended the series as a “rather old fashioned television series,” and says its content is “a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people’s lives. It tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.”



Who doesn’t like a good catfight? The drink-throwing, the shoving and rancor that culminated The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 6 finale drew a series-high 2.88 million viewers, a 17 percent increase over the previous season’s conclusion, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The Bravo program also attracted 1.86 million viewers aged 18-to-49, a 3 percent increase in the industry-prized demographic over last year’s season-ender.

That gave a boost to Watch What Happens: Live, which immediately followed Sunday’s show, as Andy Cohen hosted Season 6 newcomer Peggy Tanous and NHL journeyman Sean Avery, with 1.74 million people watching (1.13 million in the demo).


TV Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ battle on Wednesday    Clink me to read more

 TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent,' 'So You Think You Can Dance' battle on Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
Two-hour installments of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” dominated a repeat-filled Wednesday night. While NBC’s talent showcase had a comfortable advantage in total viewers, FOX’s favorite took advantage of NBC’s weak 8 p.m. hour and delivered solid demo numbers.
For the night, NBC and FOX both averaged a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, easily tops in the key demographic. ABC’s 1.3 rating and the 1.0 rating for CBS followed, with The CW trailing with a 0.4 rating.
Overall, though, NBC averaged an estimated 9.74 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share, having no trouble topping FOX’s 4.2/7 and 7.135 million viewers. CBS was third with 5.44 million viewers and a 3.6/6, which topped ABC’s 2.7/5 and 4.11 million viewers. The CW averaged 1.02 million viewers and a 0.7/1.
The official numbers are in regarding Oprah Winfrey’s farewell TV address, and they are staggering.

The “Winfrey Show” finale drew 16.4 million viewers, giving the media queen her highest ratings since 1993, according to Nielsen figures released on Wednesday.

The finale actually outdrew Oprah’s star-studded, two-part blowout from Chicago’s United Center, which reportedly grabbed 10.2 and 10.7 ratings.

As for Winfrey’s plans now that the show is over, THR says she plans to take an extended vacation before diving into her OWN Network full time.


Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic to host ‘Miss USA’    Clink me to read more

Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic to host 'Miss USA'

Bravo executive Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens: Live!” and all of those “Housewives” reunions will co-host the 2011 Miss USA Pageant with E! host Giuliana Rancic, according to an NBC press release.

Former “Dancing With the Stars” cast member Kelly Osbourne will provide fashion commentary throughout the telecast. Osbourne has served as a co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police.”

The competition will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and air on June 19. All that’ll be missing from the set is the clubhouse.


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