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Lowe Leaves Brothers & Sisters Behind

ROB LOWE is bidding farewell to his TV family on hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS after announcing he's quitting the series.According to Deadline Hollywood, the actor felt he was being underused as Senator Robert MCCallister...

Viewers Approve Heavy Coverage Of Haiti Disaster

Seeming to confirm that television viewers wish to see more hard news presented in their nightly news programs and less celebrity-oriented features, a new study released Wednesday indicated that 71 percent of the public approves...

Viewers Aren't Missing Paula

The loss of Paula Abdul has apparently not affected the ratings of American Idol one bit. The Fox talent show attracted 26.05 million on Tuesday night and 26.72 million on Wednesday -- on a par...

O'brien Continues His Laugh Assault On Nbc Execs

Conan O'Brien continued to milk his own predicament at NBC for laughs Tuesday night, saying during his monologue, "I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios' amusement park, enjoying their brand-new ride, The Tunnel of Litigation."...

Saturday Night Lives

Conventional thinking in the front offices of the television networks that few people are willing to spend Saturdays in front of their TV sets was dealt a blow last week when CBS coverage of the...

Leno's 2004 Tonight Comments Are Replayed

Jay Leno's 2004 comments on NBC's announcement that he would be replaced as host of The Tonight Show in 2009 may be coming back to haunt him. Over the weekend, the website FunnyOrDIE.com dug out...

Zucker It Will All Blow Over

NBC chief Jeff Zucker has dismissed criticism that the wrangling over Jay Leno's imminent return to The Tonight Show and the forced departure of Conan O'Brien from the time period have left Leno damaged goods...

Idol Slips -- But No Rival Comes Close

After roaring back with imposing ratings for its season debut on Tuesday, American Idol saw its numbers slump on Wednesday. Although Tuesday's ratings beat last year's opener, Wednesday's were down 11.6 percent from a year...

Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

Aniston Not Planning Trip To Cougar Town

JENNIFER ANISTON's representative has dismissed reports the actress will reunite with her FRIENDS co-star COURTENEY COX in the second season of her U.S. TV hit COUGAR TOWN.The He's Just Not That Into You star was...

Lambert Praises Liberal Parents

Gay singer ADAM LAMBERT is grateful to his parents for accepting his sexuality and supporting him throughout his younger years, insisting he is "fortunate" to have grown up in such a liberal household.The former American...

Bcs Telecast Scores For Abc

Demonstrating that nothing -- absolutely nothing -- can beat football on television, ABC's coverage of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Texas Thursday night averaged a whopping 30 million viewers between 8 30 p.m....

Report Leno To Return To 11 30

Only days after NBC executives were putting out the word that they had no plans to make changes to their 10 00 p.m. hour until they put the rest of their programming house in order,...

Nbc Again Has No. 1 Telecast -- But What Now?

NBC's coverage of the final NFL game of the regular season was the most-watched telecast of the week as it attracted 16.3 million viewers, but it did little to lift NBC out of the weekly...

30 Billion Videos Viewed In November, Says Study

Some 170 million Americans viewed a record 30 billion videos from the principal online video websites in November, according to a study by comScore Video Metrix. Google's YouTube was by far the leader, accounting for...

Gma Does Quite Nicely Without Sawyer

Diane Sawyer's departure from Good Morning America to anchor ABC World News has not cost GMA any viewers. In fact, during the first week after George Stephanopoulos succeeded Sawyer, the show gained viewers, cutting the...

Leno Beats Reruns -- On Nbc

NBC has said all along that once television networks began airing reruns, The Jay Leno Show would shine. And Wednesday night proved the network right. The Leno show did shine Wednesday, but only when compared...

Fox May Cease Howling At Midnight

While some areas of the country will hear the bang of fireworks as 2010 arrives tonight, other areas -- served by Time Warner Cable -- will likely hear a brief "pfffft" if they are watching...

Football Is Nbc's Biggest Xmas Present

During a typical week of pre-Christmas reruns, the broadcast networks last week saw a huge drop in viewers, save for the football telecasts. Some 19.04 million viewers tuned for NBC's telecast of the Dallas-Washington Sunday...

Smith Gives In To Movie Censors Over A Couple Of Dicks

Director KEVIN SMITH has been forced to change the name of his new BRUCE WILLIS cop comedy because studio bosses felt A COUPLE OF DICKS would lead to marketing issues.The Clerks filmmaker wanted to use...

Why Kevin Smith Agreed To Change Title Of His Movie

Kevin Smith agreed to change the title of his latest movie to Cop Out , after learning that his previous title, A Couple of Dicks , would face the same sort of rejection by TV...

Disney Cuts Iger's Take-home Check

Even the CEO of the Walt Disney Co. isn't protected against budget cutters, it turns out. After a dismal year at Disney's movie studio -- with the striking exception of Pixar-produced Up --a mediocre year...

Ratings Cbs Swamps The Competition

CBS made it almost a clean sweep in last week's ratings competition. Of the top 15 entertainment shows, CBS accounted for 14 of them. Its Monday-night Big Bang Theory and its Tuesday-night The Good Wife...

Leno Improves Against Reruns -- Slightly

TV analysts will be keeping an eye on The Jay Leno Show for the next few weeks as it faces a slew of repeats by competitors in the 10 00 p.m. hour. NBC has said...

Sawyer Takes Over As Permanent World News Anchor

Diane Sawyer took over on Monday from Charles Gibson as the headliner of ABC's World News nightly newscast without hoopla -- by design. Her first newscast as regular anchor could have been her 100th or...

Apple May Offer A La Carte Channels

Apple, via its iTunes store, could begin delivering to television viewers as early as next year what many of them have long demanded -- a la carte pricing of broadcast and cable programming, the Wall...

Disney's Sale May Have Been Citadel's Doom

In another case of a highly leveraged media acquisition collapsing under its own weight of debt, Citadel Broadcasting, which bought the Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio Networks and Disney's owned-and-operated radio stations in 2006, filed...

Bad Timing For Sawyer's Iran Trip

The timing could not have been worse for Diane Sawyer, who is set to take over the anchor's desk on ABC's World News tonight (Monday) with a much publicized interview with Iranian President Mohmoud Ahmadinejad....

Sawyer To Make Low-key Debut On World News

ABC is installing Diane Sawyer as anchor of its nightly World News evening newscast beginning on Monday without anything approaching the hoopla that surrounded Katie Couric's debut on the CBS Evening News in 2006. In...

Dvr's Changing Viewing Habits?

Appearing to clash with a study issued just last week by Nielsen Research indicating that fewer than 1 percent of viewers use DVRs to watch programs at a later time, Horizon Media issued its own...

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