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Broadcast networks encouraged by better than expected ratings
Broadcast networks encouraged by better than expected ratings

Fox needed help in the TV ratings this fall, and it got some from a nice kid named Bruce Wayne. "Gotham" is a live-action prequel that tells the story of how young crime victim Bruce grew up to become the comic superhero Batman. It also illustrates how many broadcast shows are piling up better-than-expected ratings this fall, thanks to heavy DVR usage. "Gotham" pulled in a decent 8.2 million total viewers for its premiere last month, according to Nielsen. But once viewers who watched over the next three days were added, "Gotham's" total sailed past 12 million, giving it one of the biggest DVR lifts of any show on TV. "That's a franchise that...

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