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TV Ratings: Movie Awards Stumble on MTV -- Even as Kudos Thrive Online

TV Ratings: Movie Awards Stumble on MTV -- Even as Kudos Thrive Online

The connection between Twitter and TV ratings is still quite tenuous. Six months into Nielsen's Social Guide, it's clear that a surge in tweets does not equate to a surge in ratings -- at least where the MTV Movie Awards are concerned.

Sunday's 8 p.m. telecast on MTV clocked in at 2.8 million viewers -- a 27 percent drop from last year's showing. Meanwhile, the show produced almost as many tweets: 2.4 million. That marked a 36 percent improvement from the previous years' tweets, per MTV. 

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WGN America's 'Salem' Full Trailer: Witch Panic Goes From Zero to a Hundred (Video)

WGN America's 'Salem' Full Trailer: Witch Panic Goes From Zero to a Hundred (Video)

Salem isn't afraid to go for it.

WGN America's first scripted series debuts in mere days and the full-length trailer has ups the creep factor. There's a desperation in the town of Salem to rid of any witchcraft or semblance of supernatural magic. Just in the first 10 seconds, you see a man publicly apologizing for his own "self-pollution" as he is whipped by the town seniors.

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Maya Rudolph's NBC Variety Special Lands Airdate, Guest Lineup

Maya Rudolph's NBC Variety Special Lands Airdate, Guest Lineup

Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show project has a guest lineup and an airdate.

The Saturday Night Live alum returns to the network with The Maya Rudolph Show special, which will air Monday, May 19 at 10 p.m. PT/ET on NBC, which also serves as a test run as the network toys with a series order.

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'Doctor Who' Comic Writers Discuss Plans for 'The Eleventh Doctor'

'Doctor Who' Comic Writers Discuss Plans for 'The Eleventh Doctor'

Beginning this July, Doctor Who is back — in comics, at least (The television series won’t return until the fall), with two new series following the Tenth and Eleventh incarnations of the long-running science fiction character being launched by U.K.-based publisher Titan Comics.

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'Late Show' Successor Stephen Colbert to Visit Letterman

'Late Show' Successor Stephen Colbert to Visit Letterman

Stephen Colbert is heading to the Late Show for the first time since CBS announced that he would be succeeding David Letterman as host.

The Comedy Central star was named the new Late Show host last week, replacing Letterman, who announced on the April 3 broadcast he would retire from the show sometime in 2015.

STORY: CBS Rules Out Chelsea Handler for Late-Night Show

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CBS Rules Out Chelsea Handler for Late-Night Show

CBS Rules Out Chelsea Handler for Late-Night Show

Chelsea Handler is not in the running for the 12:35 a.m. time slot, so says CBS.

The current host of E! late-night talker Chelsea Lately posted an Instagram photo Monday of her with a packet of papers, one of which prominently featured the CBS logo, alluding to the fact that she was in the market for a new project at the broadcast network. "Business meeting," read the image caption.

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'Everest Jump Live': Joby Ogwyn Explains How His Wingsuit Works (Exclusive Video)

'Everest Jump Live': Joby Ogwyn Explains How His Wingsuit Works (Exclusive Video)

Wingsuit jumper Joby Ogwyn is in the last few weeks before he makes his historic flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

For Ogwyn's May 11 stunt, Discovery plans to air two hourlong preshows revealing his training and preparations, followed by the live two-hour broadcast that will show Ogwyn's ascent to the summit and jump from the top. His custom-made wingsuit will be equipped with cameras providing a bird’s-eye view as he descends more than 10,000 vertical feet at speeds greater than 150 miles per hour.

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'Scandal' Stars Tease 'Shocking' Final Season 3 Scene: 'Twitter Will Explode'

'Scandal' Stars Tease 'Shocking' Final Season 3 Scene: 'Twitter Will Explode'

When ABC's Scandal closes its third chapter Thursday, the fast-paced political drama will have to trump the father of all season finales.

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Syfy's 'Defiance' Heads to Amazon

Syfy's 'Defiance' Heads to Amazon

Syfy's ambitious alien drama Defiance is now available on Amazon. 

Subscriber's to Amazon Prime can now watch the first season of Defiance exclusively through Prime Instant Video. That gives newcomers and existing fans a little more than two months to catch up on the 13-episode debut season before the series' season two premiere on June 19. 

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'Fargo's' Billy Bob Thornton on What TV Can Teach the Film Industry

'Fargo's' Billy Bob Thornton on What TV Can Teach the Film Industry

Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton returns to the small screen with FX's Fargo, an anthology series inspired by the "Minnesota nice" that helped the Coen brothers earn an Oscar nomination for the film starring William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi.

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'Biggest Loser' Creator to Bring New Wrestling Venture to TV (Exclusive)

'Biggest Loser' Creator to Bring New Wrestling Venture to TV (Exclusive)

The Biggest Loser creator Dave Broome is getting into a new ring.

Broome and his 25/7 Productions banner is teaming with Jeff Jarrett's new venture Global Force Wrestling to executive produce new matches as well as unscripted programming, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Neneh Cherry To Narrate Africa Music Doc

Neneh Cherry To Narrate Africa Music Doc

LONDON -- Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper Neneh Cherry has signed to narrate the music documentary Fonko about music revolutions that have come from Africa.

Switzerland based worldwide distributor and executive producer First Hand Films is selling the documentary which comes as one 90 minute film or a six or three part series.

The documentary explores the possibility that a fresh Africa-led musical revolution is about to arrive from the continent.

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'Glee's' Ryan Murphy on New Endgame: Final Season is Not 'New York-Centric'

'Glee's' Ryan Murphy on New Endgame: Final Season is Not 'New York-Centric'

Glee's sixth and final season is starting to take shape.

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'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding Episode Breaks Piracy Record

'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding Episode Breaks Piracy Record

HBO's Game of Thrones is at it again -- not just the shocking wedding celebrations, but also the shattered piracy records.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones': 20 Game-Changing Quotes

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