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2005-08-31 01:42:04

By Andrew Wallenstein and Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Rome" roared out of the gate for HBO Sunday, as the $100 million historical drama drew 3.8 million total viewers to its premiere. Meanwhile, MTV's 22nd annual Video Music Awards the same night suffered a hefty drop in viewership from last year's event. "Rome" opened to a 9.1 household rating/13 share in HBO homes, making it the most highly rated program on the channel since the fourth-season premiere of...

2005-07-20 02:59:28

By Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Brats and baseball players carried the Nielsen freight during a mostly moribund week in primetime for the seven-day frame ending July 17. ABC had some traction Wednesday with the two-hour debut of reality series "Brat Camp," which was one of only a handful of programs to deliver more than 10 million viewers amid summer-light viewing levels last week. From 8-10 p.m., "Brat Camp" brought in 10.4 million campers...

2005-07-14 05:12:50

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Major League Baseball's All-Star Game reached a new bottom for the second consecutive year Tuesday, scoring the lowest ratings since 1970, when the game first aired in primetime. The game, which the American League won 7-5, started at about 7:30 p.m. EDT and lasted until after 11 p.m. on Fox. It averaged 12.3 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/13 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was well below...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'