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Rupert Murdoch Defends Glenn Beck After Question About Boycott

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch called Glenn Beck a "terrific kickoff" for Fox News programs and denied that the network was "subsidizing" Beck's show due to decisions...

6 Ways To Fix The Mortgage Mess NOW

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

For all the talk of reform on Wall Street, a quicker and easier way to assure that big banks don't fail and small borrowers don't get screwed is to si...

Moody's Risk Committee Disappeared At Height Of Collapse

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As the bottom fell out of the housing market and complex mortgage-backed securities began tanking in 2007, a strange thing happened at M...

A $uper Super Bowl

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I just flew back from Miami, and boy, are my arms tired. But seriously. I loved the Super Bowl. The weather was great. The food was terrific. The mood...

Jay Leno Off 10 PM After Low Ratings, NBC Wants Him Back At Late Night Timeslot

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. — NBC said Sunday it decided to pull the plug on the Jay Leno experiment when some affiliate stations considered dropping the n...

DVR Ratings Bringing TV Networks Money

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Against almost every expectation, nearly half of all people watching delayed shows are still slouching on their couches watching messages about movies...

Leno Ratings Study: Lead-In Blamed For Drastic Drop In Local News Audiences

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. — A study emerged Wednesday illustrating just how damaging Jay Leno's prime-time show was to NBC's local stations. The researc...

Health Summit Reality Check

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The point of this post is probably obvious, but given the tendency among political junkies to assume that other Americans follow politics the way we d...

Coalition For Innovative Media Measurement: Networks, Advertisers Form Alternative Ratings System

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Fourteen media companies said they are joining forces to fund new ways to track viewership of television programming throughout vario...

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Your School Make the Grade?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

While the good folks at U.S. News and World Report ascribe certain measurements of prestige to their college rankings, we rated schools based on what matters most to us.

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.

Iran Coverage Ratings: Fox News On Top

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Since the beginning of the protests over Iran's presidential election began on June 13, Americans have tuned in in large numbers to Fox News for cover...

Obama's Snipe at Fox Aids and Abets the Network

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Fox will be Fox. It will continue to crusade against anything and everything Obama proposes. His snipe at the network won't do anything to change that. It will only shove Fox's ratings upward.

A Surprise In Obama's Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than looking at the overall picture of how Obama's doing in the polls, I have been noticing something interesting which I don't believe others have picked up on.

Rooting for Rush

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

The analysis on Rush is easy. Historically, he has had zero impact on the outcome of elections. The truth is, Limbaugh's political influence is not vast at all.

Is The Yelp Controversy Overblown?

Lawrence Coburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Coburn

There has been a flurry of controversy around the local business rating community Yelp.com. The allegations? That Yelp will remove or hide negative reviews for companies that advertise.

Third Lowest Rated Oscars in History: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer February 24, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The show's ratings increased 13% over last year, which was the lowest rated Oscars in the history of the program.

CBS Grammy Show Gets 7.1 Million Viewers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — CBS' Grammy nominations special wasn't a breakaway hit with viewers Wednesday night, but it didn't play off-key. The concert-and-ann...

Rosie's Variety Show Debuts In Last

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rosie O'Donnell gave NBC a real turkey. The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying ...

Veteran Report Card 2008: Who in Washington Really Support Our Troops and Vets? We'll Tell You

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Every politician in America wants you to believe they "support the troops." But actions speak louder than words.

57 Million Watched Presidential Debate: Nielsen Estimate

McClatchy | Glenn Garvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Preliminary Nielsen data from 55 cities where it operates so-called "people meters," set-top boxes that monitor television viewing, shows that a third...

Dontcha just love the MPAA?

Liz Perle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Perle

Kids don't care about Woody Allen (although my 14-year-old son did buy a ticket for this movie so he could then sneak into the R-rated Hamlet 2).

Why the Conventions Mattered

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

You may have seen these statistics on other political blogs by now, but Nielsen released some very helpful ratings statistics on the conventions that ...

26 Million (and Counting)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Following up on yesterday's post on the Nielsen ratings for the first night of the convention. A.C. Nielsen sends a press release pointing to their n...

Emmys Broadcast May Be Lowest-Rated In History

AP | Beth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A big loser at this year's Emmy ceremony? The Emmys broadcast, which may have been the least-watched in history. Preliminary figures from Nielsen Med...