CBS savors big week


NEW YORK -- CBS can savor its most-viewed week this season with an audience far bigger than its rivals'.

Averaging 13.28 million viewers last week, CBS beat the average weekly prime-time audience of any network this season, according to Nielsen Co. data.

Meanwhile, CBS scored with two scripted shows that each drew more than 20 million viewers -- "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" -- ranking second and third for the week, respectively. It was the first time CBS accomplished that feat since 2007, the network said.

For the week of Jan. 7, Fox could claim the top-rated show: the NFC Playoff game pitting the Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers. It drew nearly 31 million viewers.

NBC struck gold with "The Golden Globe Awards," which attracted 20 million viewers to rank fourth.

Two new NBC shows had modest premieres. The melodrama "Deception" ranked 46th place, while sitcom "1600 Penn" debuted in 80th place.

Overall, the week belonged to CBS, which could boast 14 of the top 20 shows.

Far behind in second place was Fox with 7.67 million viewers, followed by NBC 6.84 million, and ABC with 6.36 million.

For the week of Jan. 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships (in millions):

1. NFC Playoff: Green Bay at San Francisco (Fox), 30.8.

2. "NCIS" (CBS), 21.1.

3. "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS), 20.0.

4. "Golden Globe Awards" (NBC), 19.6.

5. "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS), 17.9.

6. "Person of Interest" (CBS), 15.6.

7. "Two and a Half Men" (CBS), 14.4.

8. "60 Minutes" (CBS), 14.0.

9. "Modern Family" (ABC), 12.0.

10. "Elementary" (CBS), 11.4.


New life for ‘The Killing'

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Killing" will live another season.

AMC and Fox Television Studios have announced the return of this crime drama for a third season after months spent in limbo.

The show's stars, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, will be back, as will executive producer Veena Sud. Production resumes Feb. 25 in Vancouver, which substitutes for Seattle, the show's setting. No premiere date was mentioned.

The first two seasons concentrated on the murder case of teenager Rosie Larsen. The 12-episode third season will focus on and solve a new crime.

"The Killing" premiered on the AMC network in April 2011.


GLAAD awards nominees announced

NEW YORK -- GLAAD has named the film "Cloud Atlas," AMC's reality show "Small Town Security," and the New Yorker magazine among its nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced on Wednesday 120 nominees in English-language categories and 33 nominees in Spanish-language categories.

Other nominees include the NBC shows "Smash" and "The New Normal," Frank Ocean for his "Channel Orange" album, the magazine People en Espanol, and Oprah Winfrey's interview with Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka.

The awards are meant to recognize and honor media for outstanding images of the gay and lesbian community. The winners will be announced March 16 in New York and at ceremonies in April and May in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


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