<p>Joe Earley</p>

Joe Earley

Credit: FOX

Fox Television Group ups David Madden, Joe Earley to key executive posts

FTG gets a new COO, while FBC gets a new Entertainment President

Newly minted Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced a couple key executive appointments on Thursday (August 14), filling two roles with companies whose very similar names will confuse me for a long time.

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<p>Halle Berry of &quot;Extant&quot;</p>

Halle Berry of "Extant"

Credit: CBS

TV Ratings: 'Extant,' 'Talent' and 'Dance' all lose Wednesday viewers

NBC wins overall, while CBS splits the key demo crown

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

"Extant," "America's Got Talent" and "Taxi Brooklyn" were all down week-to-week, but NBC still led Wednesday overall and tied with CBS in the key demographic.

It was, in fact, a series low in the key demo for "America's Got Talent," while "Extant" and "Taxi Brooklyn" only dipped overall, but were flat in the key demo.

FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" was down in both measures.

On the slightly-more-positive side, CBS' "Big Brother" added a few viewers, as did The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us."

All of the gains and declines are pretty much within the margin of typical variation, though.

On to the numbers...

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TV Ratings: Robin Williams special boosts ABC, as 'Talent' leads NBC Tuesday
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TV Ratings: Robin Williams special boosts ABC, as 'Talent' leads NBC Tuesday

NBC tops the night overall and among young viewers

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

"America's Got Talent" led NBC to its normal Tuesday wins, but ABC got a bump from the hastily scheduled "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams" special.

The Robin Williams tribute came in far ahead of the summer's earlier "20/20" special, a June hour dedicated to Hillary Clinton.

Other Wednesday notables saw "Extreme Weight Loss" stay flat and "Food Fighters" slip a hair in the key demo from last week.

On to the numbers...

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 241

Dan and Alan discuss Robin Williams, review 'The Killing' Season 4 and 'Legends'

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls.

It's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg podcast.

Even though this week's only new show is TNT's "Legends," this still ended up being a long podcast. 

We honored the legacy of the late Robin Williams and we answered some mail and we also both watched the final season of "The Killing" on Netflix. Note that the "Killing" segment is a spoiler-y segment, because we watched all six episodes.

And we also had two very eventful "Friday Night Lights episodes to talk about.

Today's breakdown:

Robin Williams (00:01:00 - 00:21:05)
"Legends" (00:21:06 - 00:31:50)
Listener Mail - "Arrested Development" (00:32:10 - 00:38:40)
Listener Mail - SimpsonsWorld implications (00:38:40 - 00:46:15)
"The Killing" Final Season (00:46:15 - 01:00:15)
"Friday Night Lights" Rewatch (01:00:15 - 01:41:00)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 

 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

 

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<p>Channing Tatum ran wild with Bear Grylls</p>

Channing Tatum ran wild with Bear Grylls

Credit: NBC

TV Ratings: 'Running Wild' rises as 'MasterChef,' 'Dome' lead Monday

'Mistresses' and 'Whose Line' were among Monday's risers

Fast National ratings for Monday, August 11, 2014.

With "MasterChef" and "Under the Dome" leading the way, FOX won Monday night among young viewers, while CBS was victorious overall.

While "American Ninja Warrior" was down for a recap episode, Monday night saw positive results for "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Mistresses" and The CW's "Whose Line Is It Anyway." 

The CW notes it was actually the network's best Monday 8 p.m. hour since 2010.

FOX's "Hotel Hell" was down week-to-week and "MasterChef" also dropped among young viewers.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;Homeland&quot;</p>

"Homeland"

Credit: Showtime

Showtime doubles up 'Homeland' return, pushes up 'The Affair' premiere

Season 4 will now start with a double-dip of Carrie and Saul

Showtime is doubling down on the fourth premiere of the Emmy-winning drama "Homeland."

The cable network announced on Monday (August 11) that "Homeland" will now return with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, October 5.

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<p>Rory McIlroy celebrates his PGA Championship win after dark</p>

Rory McIlroy celebrates his PGA Championship win after dark

Credit: AP

TV Ratings: PGA Championship, 'Big Brother' lead CBS Sunday domination

The Teen Choice Awards are basically flat for FOX

Fast National ratings for Sunday, August 10, 2014.

The tight conclusion to the golf calendar's final major, featuring many of the sport's biggest names, stretched two full hours into primetime on Sunday, preempting "Unforgettable" and "Reckless," but leading CBS to domination in all measures.

CBS' only Sunday originals were a golf-bloated "60 Minutes" and "Big Brother," which delivered below-average numbers in a 10 p.m. airing for much of the country. 

Sunday's other semi-major notable was FOX's Teen Choice Awards telecast, which appears to have been basically flat with last year's show.

On to the numbers, which are very subject-to-change...

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<p>&quot;The Mysteries of Laura&quot;</p>

"The Mysteries of Laura"

Credit: NBC

Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC's 'The Mysteries of Laura'

Debra Messing's character is a detective AND a mother. Crazy, right? Not very good, either.

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]

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<p>&quot;The McCarthys&quot;</p>

"The McCarthys"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: CBS' 'The McCarthys'

If you like gay jokes and Boston punchlines, maybe this multicam is for you?

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]

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<p>&quot;How To Get Away With Murder&quot;</p>

"How To Get Away With Murder"

Credit: ABC

Take Me To The Pilots '14: ABC's 'How To Get Away With Murder'

Shonda Rhimes/Viola Davis vehicle wasn't created by Shonda Rhimes and is more of an ensemble

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]

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