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Baseball Dominates Ratings

The national pastime dominated the national primetime last week as Fox's coverage of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies scored strongly with viewers. In USA Today, writer Michael Hiestand,...

Rihanna To Break Silence On U.s. Tv

RIHANNA will break her silence and tell all about her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend CHRIS BROWN during two U.S. TV interviews this week (ends06Nov09).The Umbrella hitmaker was left battered and bruised after a...

Build A Ballpark And They Will Come

Despite the fact that the television networks have written off Saturday as hopeless and have programmed it in recent years mostly with reruns and reality shows, viewers returned to their sets en masse last Saturday...

Broadcast Networks Staging A Comeback?

All of the major networks with the exception of ABC have shown significant ratings boosts this fall, USA Today reported today, citing figures from Starcom Media. The researchers noted that much of the increase could...

New Abc-disney Studios To Go Up Near L.a.

The Walt Disney Co. said on Wednesday that it plans to build a massive studio for its movie studio and ABC-TV network in the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles. The proposed complex would...

Ncis On Top For Fifth Straight Week

CBS's NCIS reaffirmed its status as the top hit of the current season as it headed Nielsen's ratings list for the fifth consecutive week, attracting 21.3 million viewers. Its spinoff, NCIS Los Angeles also reestablished...

Leno's Ratings Sag Further And Now The Bad News

NBC's flagship station in Los Angeles has seen its ratings for its 11 00 p.m. newscast drop 26 percent since The Jay Leno show began airing nightly at 10 00 p.m. last month. At the...

Lost Star Cusick Settles Harassment Case Out Of Court

LOST star HENRY IAN CUSICK has settled out of court with a female crewmember who accused the actor of sexual harassment.Cusick, who stars as Desmond in the hit U.S. series, faced legal action from Chelsea...

Scherzinger Wants Out Of Controversial Comedy

PUSSYCAT DOLLS star NICOLE SCHERZINGER has demanded an interview she conducted to be removed from a controversial comedy programme.Australian funnyman John Safran chatted with the pop singer for his series Race Relations, but the skit...

Tv Kids Show Host Soupy Sales Dies At 83

Soupy Sales, who fronted a kids show in the '50s and '60s that attracted a sizable adult audience, died Thursday in New York at age 83. He is best remembered as the TV host who...

Dempsey Creates Hairdressing Show For Abc

ENCHANTED star PATRICK DEMPSEY has sold a new sitcom idea about hairdressing to U.S. TV network bosses at ABC.The actor created the show, tentatively called Coif, with his wife Jillian, who is a top stylist,...

Oprah Lands Palin For "World Exclusive Interview"

No doubt aware of Oprah Winfrey's influence when it comes to book sales, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has agreed to give Winfrey a "world exclusive interview" on Nov. 16, a day...

Cbs Looks Down Again On Its Rivals

CBS continued to dominate the ratings last week among both overall households and younger viewers, with its NCIS holding the top spot for the fourth week in a row and the spin-off, NCIS Los Angeles...

Reality Couple Face Charges Over Balloon 'Hoax'

Former U.S. reality TV couple RICHARD and MAYUMI HEENE are facing charges amid claims the runaway balloon drama was a "hoax" and a "publicity stunt".News networks halted programming to follow a homemade balloon across Colorado...

Balloon Boy Found - At Home

The concerned parents who made American news on Thursday (15Oct09) after fearing their son had taken off in a homemade balloon breathed a sigh of relief after finding the six year old hiding at home.News...

Reality Couple Caught Up In High-flying Drama

Former U.S. reality TV couple RICHARD and MAYUMI HEENE became part of a major American news item on Thursday (15Oct09) when their six-year-old son was feared to have taken off in a homemade balloon.News networks...

Leno Beats Eastwick ; Eastwick Likely To Go South

ABC's Eastwick continued to be the only network program that is drawing fewer viewers than Jay Leno's on NBC. On Wednesday, Eastwick drew just 5.09 million viewers at 10 00 p.m., while Leno attracted 6.16...

In Latest Ratings, Cbs Remains Powerful; Nbc, Weak

CBS's long-running NCIS and its spin-off NCIS Los Angeles dealt a powerful one-two punch to their competition last week. Together with The Good Wife , they captured every half hour of primetime last Tuesday night...

Dancing With The Stars Stumbles On Two Broken Feet

In a misstep as ungainly as anything executed on its studio dance floor, the selection of former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay as one of the contestants on ABC's Dancing With the Stars has contributed substantially...

Is Leno Helping Or Harming Nbc?

The continuously dwindling audience for the new Jay Leno Show appears to be having a domino effect on the rest of NBC's schedule, the ratings for the local newscasts that follow it, the Conan O'Brien-hosted...

Kimmel Moves On From Silverman With Staffer

U.S. funnyman JIMMY KIMMEL is laughing again after his split from fellow comic SARAH SILVERMAN - he's dating a writer on his hit show.Kimmel broke up with Silverman earlier this year (09) after five years...

Abc's Wednesday Lineup Losing Steam

ABC's new Wednesday-night programs, which started off promisingly, appear to be running out of steam. Modern Family, which debuted with 12.60 million viewers three weeks ago, was down 33 percent to 8.46 million viewers this...

Monkey Business Deleted From Dancing With The Stars

Responding to complaints by the animal rights group PETA that chimpanzees used for entertainment productions are often separated from their mothers, then abused during the training process, the producers of ABC's Dancing with the Stars...

Nbc Thrown For A Loss In New Season

NBC, which showed off some muscle during the summer and then made a grand entrance into the new season with its new Jay Leno Show, Sunday Night Football, and the wind-up of America's Got Talent,...

Espn's Mnf Sets Cable Ratings Record

Monday Night Football's telecast of the Minnesota Vikings/Green Bay Packers game attracted 21.84 million viewers -- the biggest audience for any telecast in the history of cable television, according to Nielsen Research. The ESPN telecast...

Networks Relieved By Early Ratings

Despite mostly negative critical reaction to the networks' new programs for the fall, ratings indicate that after the first two weeks of the season it all amounts to "so far so good." Broadcasting & Cable...

T-boz Reveals Brain Tumour Horror

TLC star TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS has been battling a brain tumour for the last three years.The hip-hop star, who also suffers from sickle-cell disease, reveals she was diagnosed with a non-cancerous acoustic neuroma in 2006...

All My Children Moving To Hollywood

In a kind of reversal of runaway production, a 40year-old television show that has always been produced in New York is moving to Hollywood. ABC said that All My Children will end production in New...

Fall Season Kicks Off With Cbs On Top

CBS remained the ratings leader as the fall season was officially launched last week -- but this time with a new/old show topping the Nielsen ratings list. NCIS, which returned for a seventh season, took...

Another Traumatic Night For Nbc

NBC suffered another blow to its new-season lineup Monday night when its much publicized Trauma made its series debut with a fourth-place 4.3 rating and a 7 share. Perhaps of even greater concern, the Jay...

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