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Nfl, Loser Put Nbc Back Into The Running

Football continued to dominate the national ratings last week as NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage of the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles contest easily grabbed the top spot on the Nielsen list with 20.88 million viewers....

Lawrence Continued Scrubs For Crew

SCRUBS creator BILL LAWRENCE decided to extend the sitcom for another year to save the jobs of his loyal crew workers.The hospital comedy garnered a cult following after its launch in 2001 but its future...

Sawyer Departs Gma With Tears, Smiles

Diane Sawyer bade a teary-eyed farewell to her Good Morning America audience this morning (Friday) but assured her viewers that her "heart is smiling." She is due to succeed Charles Gibson as anchor of ABC's...

Top-rated Tv Shows Of 2009 Named

Nielsen today (Friday) released its annual list of top-rated TV series, with Fox's American Idol once again taking the top-two positions. Two new shows also made the list, CBS's NCIS Los Angeles at No. 6,...

Kiss Donate Instruments To U.s. School

Rockers KISS have teamed up with TV executives to promote music education in U.S. schools - by donating instruments to students in Oklahoma.The band formally presented 40 brand new musical instruments to youngsters at Wilson...

Musical Chairs At Abc News

A wild game of musical chairs is likely to be played out at ABC News within the next three days as Diane Sawyer departs Good Morning America on Friday to take over the anchor desk...

Football Fans Control The Remote

Sunday Night Football on NBC continued to trounce every other program on network TV last week as coverage of the Minnesota Vikings/Arizona Cardinals game attracted 20.89 million viewers. By contrast, the No. 2 show, CBS's...

Nightline Now Beats Rivals Even Among Adults 18-49

ABC's Nightline, which once faced the threat of extinction if ABC made a deal to hire Jay Leno after he left the Tonight show, now finds itself not only beating David Letterman and Conan O'Brien...

Lambert Invited To Abc's The View

Adam Lambert, who was kicked off ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve show, has found himself welcome at ABC's The View . "Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging...

Fox Hires Lambert For Live-tv Gig

Apparently Fox has few qualms about putting Adam Lambert back on live television. The network announced today (Monday) that Lambert will appear on the season finale of So You think You Can Dance , scheduled...

Axed Lambert Invited Back On U.s. Tv Network

ADAM LAMBERT has been invited to perform on U.S. network ABC - a week after TV bosses cancelled a string of his appearances in the wake of his controversial performance at the American Music Awards...

Stephanopoulos Tapped To Host Good Morning America

ABC News wants George Stephanopoulos to replace Diane Sawyer as co-host of Good Morning America when Sawyer takes over as anchor of ABC's World News evening newscast on December 21, the Washington Post reported today....

Will Nbc Go All-cable?

The credit ratings agency Fitch predicted Thursday that at least one broadcast network -- NBC and ABC would be "the most likely candidates," it said -- will likely attempt to regain ground by becoming a...

Lambert At Center Of Public Storm

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) late Thursday was forced to hurriedly backtrack on a statement it had issued earlier in the day in which it appeared to support ABC's decision to cancel...

Monday Night Football On Espn Beats The Nets

Once again ESPN's Monday Night Football outdrew everything on broadcast television Monday night as 21.4 million tuned in to the game between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans, where...

Susan Boyle Trounces Adam Lambert In Cd Debut

Move over, Adam Lambert. The TV talent show runner-up who dominated the record charts last week was Susan Boyle, who placed second in the U.K.'s Britain's Got Talent contest earlier this year. Boyle's album, I...

Lambert Loses Two More Tv Spots After Amas Uproar

ADAM LAMBERT's controversial performance at the American Music Awards last month (Nov09) has cost him two more appearances on U.S. TV after network bosses were flooded with complaints about his racy set.The openly gay star...

Ugly Betty To Get A More Appealing Time Slot

After audiences found the Friday-night time slot for Ugly Betty unattractive, the network has reportedly decided to move it to Wednesday nights at 10 00 p.m., taking over the slot being vacated by the failed...

Gibson Out December 18; Sawyer In December 21

Although there once was a time when TV newscasters held on to their jobs for generations, such is no longer the case. ABC announced Tuesday that Charles Gibson, who began anchoring ABC World News in...

Nielsen To Measure Viewers Who Watch Tv Online

Viewers who watch television shows online will soon be included in Nielsen ratings, the ratings service has reportedly told clients. According to Advertising Age , Nielsen plans to install meters in 7,500 homes later this...

31 Million Watch Obama Speech

Some 31 million viewers tuned in to President Obama's speech on Afghanistan on the broadcast networks Tuesday night. CBS roped in 10.16 million of them, according to preliminary figures released early today (Wednesday) by Nielsen...

Cbs, Fox Gobble Up Thanksgiving Week Ratings

CBS and Fox shared ratings honors during Thanksgiving week, with CBS once again averaging the largest number of total viewers and Fox coming out ahead among adults 18-49. CBS averaged 10.45 million viewers for the...

Lambert's Dad Wanted Public Apology For Racy Amas Show

ADAM LAMBERT's father urged the AMERICAN IDOL star to publicly apologise for his provocative performance at the American Music Awards last month (Nov09) after the media slammed his saucy on-stage antics.The openly gay star stunned...

Lambert Concedes He Made A Bad "First Impression"

Adam Lambert expressed regret but offered no apologies for his controversial performance at the 2009 American Music Awards last month. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres due to air today (Tuesday), the American Idol sensation...

Richie Gets Sitcom

NICOLE RICHIE is preparing to launch an acting career as the star of a new TV sitcom.The former Simple Life star is returning to the small screen for a half-hour show, which she pitched to...

Nicole Richie's Comic Role

Nicole Richie is to become a comedy star.The socialite - who starred in hit reality show 'The Simple Life' with Paris Hilton - has teamed up with US TV network ABC to create a new...

Leno's Loss Is Not Other Networks' Gain

Hopes by NBC's rivals that they would pick up viewers who deserted the network when it installed Jay Leno in the 10 00 p.m. hour have not materialized, according to an analysis of ratings research...

Lambert Victim Of "Double Standard?"

Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert continued to generate controversy Thursday after CBS blurred the image of him kissing a male band member during his performance at the American Music Awards Sunday night. Lambert had...

Leno's Ratings Improve

Jay Leno -- along with NBC programming executives -- may have felt especially thankful on Thanksgiving as the latest ratings appeared to indicate that the exodus of viewers from his primetime talk show had halted...

Williams Was Never Told About Mork & Mindy Cancellation

Comedian ROBIN WILLIAMS refuses to get complacent about his Hollywood success - because he will never forget the moment he found out his TV show MORK & MINDY had been scrapped.The funnyman landed his big...

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