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Gary Loder exits Gersh
Head of TV lit unit leaves agency after five years
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By The Numbers

Thursday, May 15
Top networks
Viewers CBS 13.4 million
18-49 demo ABC 4.5/12
Top shows
Viewers "CSI" (CBS) 17.7 million
18-49 demo "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC) 5.9/15
Viewers in millions. Source: Nielsen Media Research
1. American Idol (Wed.)
FOX 9.9/23
2. American Idol (Tues.) FOX 9.7/25
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. CSI CBS 6.6/15
5. Desperate Housewives
ABC 6.6/15
Week 33,May 5-11.  Source: Nielsen
1. American Idol (Tue.) Fox 6.3/20
2. Grey's Anatomy
ABC 6.0/17
3. American Idol (Wed.) Fox
4. Hell's Kitchen
Fox 4.4/13
5. Desperate Housewives
ABC 4.4/12
Week 33, May 5-11.  Source: Nielsen
Week 33: May 5-11
1. American Idol (Wed.)
Fox 22.9
2. American Idol (Tue.) Fox
3. Dancing With the Stars Results
ABC 18.4
4. Dancing With the Stars
ABC 18.0
5. CSI
ABC 18.07
Viewers in millions. Source: Nielsen Media Research
Week 33: May 5-11
1. American Idol (Tues.)
2. American Idol (Wed.) Fox 8.2/21
3. Grey's Anatomy ABC 6.4/16
4. Desperate Housewives
ABC 5.6/14
5. Hell's Kitchen
Fox 5.2/13
Rating/share for adults 18-49. Source: Nielsen Media Research

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A dimmer Screenings? Only if you judge it by the party lights
This year the party side of the L.A. Screenings will be downsized and the numbers of pilots screened will be greatly reduced, all fallout from the WGA strike, writes STEVE BRENNAN. » More
Biz's growth curve in Asia eclipsed only by its learning curve
New Asia ventures and co-ventures from the Disneys, Sonys, Viacoms and Warners of the world appear like pop-up ads on an almost daily basis. » More
Alchemy hopes to strike it rich
When Simon Beaufoy set out to write a global warming-themed script, he thought business interests would prove the biggest obstacle. Turned out it was broadcasters. » More

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Picture "The Bachelor" set amongst chickens and cow chips, and you've got a pretty good idea of the CW's "Farmer Wants a Wife." But don't give American producers credit for this rural mutation. The concept was imported by FremantleMedia North America after it was successfully deployed in Europe and Australia. » More


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The Mighty B!

Nickelodeon's new animated series has what every kid needs in order to grow up strong and self-sufficient in today's adult world: violence, nonsensical verbiage and, most importantly, a built-in idea that you rule the universe. » More

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Woody Allen may be more revered in France than in any other country, but this year is only his third visit to Cannes in 42 years, after 39 features as a director. » More

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