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America's Got Talent Is No. 1 -- And No. 1

It's a rare -- if not unprecedented -- occurrence when two television shows tie for first place in the Nielsen ratings. But in fact that's what occurred last week -- and the two shows had...

Hulu Worth $2 Billion?

A report in Monday's New York Times that the owners of Hulu are considering an IPO valuing the video website at $2 billion is being greeted with skepticism by some analysts, with some suggesting that...

Abc's Bachelor Pad Loses Out To Rivals' Reruns

A two-hour installment of ABC's Bachelor Pad Monday night failed to produce anything like the overwhelming ratings of its predecessor, The Bachelorette. The show attracted an average of 5.4 million viewers between 8 00 p.m....

Reality-show Shootout On Thursday

It was a battle of the reality shows on CBS and Fox Thursday night at 8 00, and it ended in a tie between the season finale of CBS's Big Brother and Fox's So You...

Network Audiences Growing Older, Says Study

Although network executives continue to maintain that they're constructing their schedules to appeal primarily to younger viewers, a new study by analyst Steve Sternberg suggests that they're actually doing just the opposite. As reported in...

Bachelorette Comes Up Roses In Ratings

ABC's The Bachelorette, which has always been a kind of bridesmaid and never the bride since its spinoff from The Bachelor in 2003, finally got the ring last week as it topped the Nielsen weekly...

Bachelor Pad Is Not Bachelorette

The season premieres of ABC's Bachelor Pad and Dating in the Dark did all right for ABC Monday night, but they did not draw audiences as large as those for The Bachelorette , which concluded...

At&t To Put Tv Shows On Iphones

AT&T on Monday expanded its U-verse package (TV, telephone, and Internet) to allow subscribers to download TV episodes onto Blackberry Torch and Apple iPhone mobile devices via wi-fi without additional cost. Some 52 TV shows...

Brother Is Bigger

Big Brother just keeps getting bigger. CBS said today (Monday) that the reality series posted its best ratings of the summer Sunday night, drawing 7.48 million viewers despite competition from the first NFL exhibition game...

Abc To Launch Third Magazine Series

Unlike NBC, which airs all of its primetime news magazines under the Dateline banner and CBS, which has two distinct news magazines, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours Mysteries , ABC continues to use two banners...

Vergara Will Go Streaking After Emmy Win

Sexy MODERN FAMILY star SOFIA VERGARA is preparing to stop traffic in Los Angeles after the Emmy Awards - she's promised to walk naked down Sunset Boulevard if her sitcom wins.The hit U.S. TV show...

Bachelorette ; Congrats Are In Order

ABC said Tuesday that Monday's season finale of The Bachelorette After the Final Rose brought it its largest Monday summer audience in over 10 years. Its 11.5 million viewers beat CBS and NBC programming combined...

007 Writer Mankiewicz Dead At 68

Tom Mankiewicz, who had screenwriting in his DNA (His father, Joseph Mankiewicz, wrote All About Eve , and his uncle, Herman Mankiewicz, wrote Citizen Kane ) died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 68. His...

Just-appointed Abc Entertainment Chief Enters Critics' Den

Noting that he had been on the job a mere 36 hours and was therefore "super unprepared" to be addressing the Television Critics Association about ABC's plans for the fall season, Paul Lee, the new...

Producer Wants Modern Family Yanked From Hulu

Despite numerous studies indicating that putting TV shows on the Internet does not cannibalize their audience, Modern Family creator-producer Steve Levitan says he thinks it does and has asked Disney-ABC TV Group president Anne Sweeney...

Cheryl Cole Looking For Hollywood Home

Cheryl Cole is reportedly house-hunting in Hollywood.The pop star - who flew out to Los Angeles on Friday (31.07.10) after overcoming malaria - is looking for a property in Los Angeles with the help of...

Report Departing Exec Mcpherson Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Multiple sexual harassment complaints against Steve McPherson were being investigated by ABC when he resigned as ABC Entertainment president on Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Thursday), citing an informed source. According to the trade...

Ask A Silly Question -- Get A Silly Column

Washington Post TV columnist Lisa deMoraes made fun of one of her fellow critics attending the TV critics summer "tour" in Beverly Hills, CA, where TV program execs discuss their plans for the fall. At...

The Bachelorette Rises To No. 1

ABC's hit summer reality series The Bachelorette rose to the top of the Nielsen ratings heap last week as it drew 7.55 million viewers. The number amounted to not a lot by ordinary standards and...

Abc Entertainment Chief Quits

After six years of front-office squabbling, ABC and Stephen McPherson, president of its entertainment division and head of ABC Studios, have parted company. He will be replaced by Paul Lee, head of the ABC Family...

Hulu Loses 45 Percent Of Its Viewers

Hulu, the video site owned by Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, and Fox and long regarded as the No. 2 video site behind YouTube, is actually no where near as popular as it was believed to be,...

60 Minutes Remains Timeless Winner

The highest-rated show on primetime television Sunday night was also the longest-running show on primetime television CBS's 60 Minutes . The magazine show attracted 7.58 million total viewers; nevertheless it ranked third among adults 18-49....

Rachelle Lefevre Heads 'Off The Map'

In reports still yet to be confirmed, RACHELLE LEFEVRE has joined the cast of ABC's latest medical drama 'Off the Map' says website ontheredcarpet.com. The series has been produced by 'Greys Anatomy' creator SHONDA RHIMES...

Bashir Leaves Nightline ; To Turn Up At Msnbc

In the latest round of musical chairs at the network news divisions, Martin Bashir is stepping down as one of the triumvirate anchors of ABC's Nightline and going solo in an afternoon slot at MSNBC...

Naomi Campbell's Evidence Date Set

Naomi Campbell will give evidence at the war crimes trial of Liberian dictator Charles Taylor.The supermodel has been ordered to face court in The Hague, Netherlands, on August 5 to testify as to whether or...

Cbs Is First -- And Last

CBS led again in the Nielsen ratings as the most-watched television network last week, but it was the least-watched network among the key group of adults 18-49. That honor fell to Fox, which has been...

The Bachelorette Helps Abc Win Again On Monday

ABC is grabbing ownership of Monday night away from CBS. Last night's two-hour edition of The Bachelorette averaged 9.93 million viewers, peaking in the 10 00 p.m. half hour with 10.67 million. The show also...

Abc Reporter Takes On Fox's Beck

Three years after launching a highly critical investigation of rival NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series on Dateline , ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross has trained his sights on another rival, Fox News, and...

Most Popular Tv Show On The Web Wipeout

Suggesting that television on the Internet does not attract a more highbrow audience than the regular kind, comScore on Thursday said in its first Video Metrix report on audience numbers for individuals shows that the...

Viewers Willing To Pay Extra For "Tv Everywhere"

Nearly 40 percent of TV viewers would be willing to pay an extra $5.00 per month to their cable or satellite provider in order to receive their TV programs whenever and wherever they want them,...

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