Entries in Ratings (5)


"Bully" Gets PG-13 Rating Following Edits

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After weeks of openly protesting the "R" rating of its documentary Bully, the Weinstein Company announced Thursday that the film has been given a new rating. 

The distributor says the Motion Picture Association of America lowered the film's rating to PG-13 after three uses of the "F" word were removed.  The Weinstein Company stresses that a "crucial" scene in which a teenager is harassed on a bus was not edited.

The PG-13 version of Bully will be released on April 13, when the movie expands to 55 markets.

The Weinstein Company, which previously lost an appeal of the "R" rating, released an unrated version of Bully in New York City and Los Angeles last week.

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'American Idol' Ratings Suffer Big Drop from Last Year

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It appears that American Idol is not quite the ratings juggernaut it once was.

According to Variety, the 11th-season premiere of the Fox singing competition was seen by an estimated 21.6 million viewers Wednesday night, a significant drop from the 26.3 million who tuned into last year's season opener.  In fact, it's the steepest-ever decline in ratings for an Idol premiere from one season to the next.

Wednesday's audience was also the smallest for an Idol season premiere since the show's first season in the summer of 2002, when it had yet to establish itself as a major hit.

The good news for Fox: Idol was still the top-rated program on Wednesday night.

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'Jersey Shore' Breaks New Record With Latest Episode

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- MTV's hit reality series Jersey Shore broke another viewing record this week.

The show, which depicts the drama and debauchery of a group of young people vacationing in Seaside Heights, N.J., had a reported 8.9 million viewers Thursday. Jersey Shore's ratings had almost twice as many 18- to 49-year-old viewers as CBS's successful show The Mentalist, according to The New York Times. The 18-49 age bracket is considered valuable to advertisers.

The Mentalist actually attracted 5.9 million more people than Jersey Shore Thursday night, making MTV's achievement all the more remarkable.

These most recent numbers break Jersey Shore's record set last week by 300,000 people.  

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'Jersey Shore' Delivers MTV Mega Ratings

Photo Courtesy - MTV/Josh Kessler(NEW YORK) -- Has MTV’s Jersey Shore jumped the shark? Not yet, according to the record-breaking number of people who tuned in Thursday to the premiere of the show’s third season.

Snooki, the Situation, and the rest of the Jersey Shore crew pulled in a total 8.45 million viewers, according the network, making the show MTV’s most-watched series telecast of all time.

The group is back in New Jersey this season, after spending the second season in Miami.

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"CSI" Episode Featuring Justin Bieber Draws 14.7 Million Viewers 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It seems Justin Bieber fans would rather see him sing than act, judging by the ratings for his guest appearance on CSI last week. The season premiere of the CBS series reportedly drew 14.7 million viewers, which, by CSI standards, is a solid but unspectacular audience. By comparison, Taylor Swift's guest appearance on CSI last year attracted nearly 21 million viewers. Bieber is set to return to the series later this season.

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