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By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC got some early holiday cheer last week as the game show "Deal or No Deal" wrapped its five-night run with double-digit ratings improvements in the crucial 8 p.m. hour, where the network has lagged the most so far this season.
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.
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.
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.
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