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Huge Ratings For Abc's New Year's Eve Shows

You'd have to go back to December 31, 1999, the eve of the millennium, to find a New Year's Rockin' Eve show that attracted more viewers than Saturday's on ABC. The 11 35-12 32 segment...

Scientists Solve The Mystery Of The Birds

Scientists are confident they've solved a 50-year-old mystery that inspired director Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds.Following years of research into birds attacking humans and losing their bearings mid-flight, the boffins have ruled the creatures ate...

So What Did Xmas Shoppers Watch On Their New Tv's?

The week before Christmas featured nearly as many reruns on primetime TV as a typical week in midsummer -- with commensurate low ratings. There were a few exceptions. A repeat of CBS's NCIS drew 12.4...

Lady Gaga Will Lead New Year's Countdown

Lady Gaga has been chosen to lead the New Year's Eve countdown in New York's Times Square this year.The pop superstar - who is a proud New Yorker - has been personally chosen by Major...

Basketball Returns On Xmas -- No Audience Loss Evident

It would appear that the NBA lockout that delayed the start of the current season until Christmas Day had little or no effect on viewership -- that is, judging from ratings for Sunday's quadrupleheader carried...

Christmas Tragedy Hits Australian Tv Star

Australian TV chef Matt Golinski is in a critical condition in hospital after trying to save his family from a house fire which killed his wife and three daughters.Golinski's partner Rachel, and their three girls...

Football Crushes Xmas Competition

NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage of the Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers game averaged 20.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. Because of the live nature of the game, that figure is almost certain to...

X Factor Finale It Was No American Idol

Rival networks probably concluded months ago that the season finale of The X Factor would attract a huge audience, and they therefore programmed mostly reruns opposite it Thursday night. But that was when producer/judge Simon...

Mariah Carey's Twins Take Starring Roles In Xmas Video

It's been 17 years since Mariah Carey first topped the charts with her festive Christmas number, 'All I Want For Christmas'. This year, not only has the renowned diva recorded a new version of the...

Football Is Thrown For A Ratings Loss

The most-watched television show last week was not NBC's Sunday Night Football. In fact, the contest between Baltimore and San Diego ranked only fourth on the Nielsen ratings list for the week, presumably brought down...

Daniel Ewing Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

Australian actor Daniel Ewing has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge following an alleged bust-up with his fiancee.The Home and Away star was detained by police at the couple's apartment in Sydney earlier this...

Work It Bosses Under Fire For Mocking Transgender Community

Producers behind upcoming Us Tv series Work It have come under fire from gay rights advocacy groups for poking fun at cross-dressers.The comedy, which is set to premiere on 3 January (12), centres around two...

Whoopi Goldberg Passes Gas

Whoopi Goldberg broke wind on live television today (16.12.11). The 'Sister Act' star was interviewing Clare Danes on panel show 'The View' when she farted, and quickly owned up to the incident. Looking around to...

Broadcast Nets Down, Cable Nets Up In 2011

The major broadcast networks continued to see an erosion of their audience in 2011, while cable networks saw theirs expand, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. The website said on Thursday that while ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC...

Khloe Kardashian: My Family Have 'No Talent'

Khloe Kardashian admits her family have "no talent". The 27-year-old socialite - who rose to fame starring in reality series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' from 2007 alongside her sisters Kourtney and Kim, half-sisters Kendall...

Cbs Wears Two Ratings Crowns

CBS was not only the most-watched network among total adults last week -- a standing that it usually maintains -- but it was also the most-watched among viewers 18-49, a standing that often eludes it....

Katie Couric, 54, Splits From Boyfriend Brooks Perlin, 37

Former news anchor Katie Couric has split from her boyfriend Brooks Perlin after a five year relationship. She met Perlin, 17 years her junior, at a cancer research fundraising event in 2006 and the pair...

Football Posts Huge Ratings Score On Sunday

Once again football was the name of the game on primetime network television Sunday as NBC's Sunday Night Football (New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys) counted 18.6 million viewers, peaking in the 10 00 p.m....

Amanda Seyfried's Worries Over Linda Lovelace Role

Actress Amanda Seyfried is apprehensive about playing porn legend Linda Lovelace in a new biopic, insisting it's "really hard and kind of terrifying" to tackle the tough role.The Mamma Mia! star has replaced Kate Hudson...

Mccready Attacks Law Officials For Stand-off On Tv

Troubled country star Mindy Mccready has attacked the U.S. officials who took her son away from her following a stand-off at a home in Arkansas a week ago (02Dec11) in a new TV interview.The singer,...

Stones Had To Ditch Hollywood Icons Album Cover Over Copyright Rules

Mick Jagger is still sore about the fact he and his bandmates had to ditch cover art featuring movie stars like Doris Day and Joan Crawford on their album Some Girls.The 1978 album art features...

Jackson Set For Glee Treatment

Michael Jackson's relatives have given their personal approval for Glee bosses to make a special tribute episode featuring the King Of Pop's tunes.Co-creator Ryan Murphy has received the Jackson family's "enthusiastic support" after convincing them...

David Beckham Visits Sick Kids Down Under

David Beckham took time out from his soccer trip to Australia to visit sick kids at a children's hospital in Melbourne on Monday (05Dec11).The British sportsman is in the country with his Los Angeles Galaxy...

Cma Country Christmas Sees Jennifer Nettles Perform 'Silent Night'

The stars were out in force on Thursday evening (December 1, 2011) for the CMA Country Christmas broadcast on Abc. Newly-married Jennifer Nettles of acclaimed group Sugarland, hosted the annual event which saw live performances...

Market Soars; Media Stocks Soar Higher

The Dow Jones Average rose 490 points on Wednesday -- up 4.2 percent -- but many media stocks soared even higher. While none of them were directly affected by the major driving forces of the...

Dancing Waltzes Off With Ratings Victory

Dancing with the Stars' s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode -- Tuesday's results show -- landed...

Abc Bosses Deny Pan Am Will Be Grounded

Bosses at America's Abc network have assured fans of new TV drama Pan Am the show has not been grounded after star Karine Vanasse hinted it's facing the axe.The series, about the airline's jet-setting staff,...

Macy's Parade Rises Again In Ratings

The 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC drew the kind of ratings that primetime producers dream about. It was watched by 21.4 million viewers, off just 3 percent from the 22.1 million who...

Lady Gaga Got Naked For Tony Bennett Sketches

Lady Gaga has sensationally revealed how she stripped down for legendary jazz crooner Tony Bennett, who proceeded to sketch her for Vanity Fair magazine. The pop superstar revealed the news during her Abc special 'A...

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