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Cbs Wins Every Half Hour Of Primetime Monday -- With Repeats

Every show in its lineup Monday night was a rerun, but CBS won every half-hour of primetime nevertheless. The two top shows, Two and a Half Men , with 9.3 million viewers, and The Big...

Something For Everyone In Late-night Race

NBC on Thursday attempted to put a positive face on the latest late-night results, which showed Conan O'Brien's Tonight show trailing David Letterman's Late Show in total audience despite the fact that CBS's Letterman was...

News Reports Remain Aligned As Before

Among the evening newscasts, the results were little changed with NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams retaining the lead with 7.35 million viewers. ABC World News With Charles Gibson placed second with 6.74 million, while...

Nbc Has No. 1 Show; Cbs Is No. 1 Network

Although NBC scored solidly once again with its all-new editions of America's Got Talent, CBS remained the highest-rated network overall last week, both in terms of overall households and viewers 18-49, even though most of...

Solid Debuts For District 9, Time Traveler

District 9 's final weekend results were slightly better than studio estimates, while The Time Traveler's Wife were slightly worse. District 9 wound up with $37.4 million, while The Time Traveler's Wife took in $18.6...

Cbs Wins Monday Night -- With Reruns

Reruns of CBS's Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory managed to score ratings well above anything else airing Monday night, according to Nielsen Media Research. Men drew 8.7 million viewers at...

Report Abdul Negotiating A Return To American Idol

Rumors that Paula Abdul would appear as a contestant on next season's Dancing With the Stars on ABC were snuffed out Monday when the show issued the lineup of contestants -- sans Abdul. However, MSNBC.com's...

Kudrow Wants Mini Friends Reunion

LISA KUDROW is campaigning for a role in new comedy series COUGAR TOWN, so she can reunite with her former FRIENDS co-star COURTENEY COX.Cox plays an older women chasing younger lovers in the ABC show...

Nightline Wins Again

Chalk up another wild-card victory for ABC's Nightline. The late-night news show beat both CBS's The Late Show With David Letterman and NBC's The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien in total viewers last week and...

St. Elmo's Fire Reignited For The Small Screen

ST. ELMO'S FIRE has been reignited - TV bosses have signed a deal to adapt the Brat Pack movie classic into a small screen series.The original 1985 picture followed the lives of seven pals as...

Millionaire 'S Numbers Tick Upwards

America's Got Talent is not the programming juggernaut that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire once was, but neither is Millionaire. The return of the Regis Philbin-hosted quiz show on ABC edged out a "recap"...

Abdul To Star In Her Own Abc Show?

Gossip website TMZ reported Wednesday that Paula Abdul spent part of Tuesday afternoon with ABC entertainment chief Steve McPherson discussing a possible package deal. Citing "our spies," the website said that McPherson has proposed that...

Third Night Of Millionaire Is A Slumdog

The return of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is not giving the struggling ABC network any relief. Sunday and Monday's installments drew 7.2 million -- not bad for a summer show but millions below...

Abc's Ratings Fall To Historic Low

With The Bachelorette having concluded its summer run, ABC was left floundering in the ratings last week -- posting last-place averages among viewers overall and also among adults 18-49. Among the former group, ABC posted...

Dwts Pro Thinks Abdul Should Only Be A Contestant

One of the professional dancers who appears on ABC's Dancing With the Stars has weighed in on ABC Entertainment chief Stephen McPherson's indirect invitation to Paula Abdul to join the show. "I think we're good...

Abc Ready To Dance With Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul received an indirect invitation to appear either as a judge or a performer on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. The invitation was extended over the weekend by ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson as...

Grey's Anatomy Bosses Hit Back At Heigl

TV executives behind hit medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY have berated KATHERINE HEIGL for her recent outburst in which she criticised the show's "cruel and mean" work schedule.The actress spoke out in a bid to "embarrass"...

At The Movies Critics Replaced

Few moviegoers pay much attention to critics these days, but apparently ABC Media Productions has paid attention to the critics of their critics. The company has fired co-hosts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz who were...

Nbc At Top Of Nielsens, But Cbs Wins Week

NBC returned to the head of the class last week as America's Got Talent occupied the first, second and ninth positions on Nielsen Research's weekly network ratings chart. The network fared less well with the...

Netflix To Stream Abc Series

Netflix subscribers may now begin to watch the first five seasons of ABC's Lost free as part of a deal announced today (Monday) between the online movie rental service and the TV network. Previous seasons...

Disney Profits Plunge 26 Percent

Add the Walt Disney Co. to the list of media conglomerates reporting big second-quarter losses. Its profit fell 26 percent in the quarter, but analysts noted that it was expected to report an even sharper...

News Rankings Stay The Same

Among the evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead with an average of 7.64 million viewers. ABC World News with Charles Gibson remained in second place with 6.68 million viewers, while...

Nbc Looks Good In Summer

Three editions of America's Got Talent put NBC among the top ratings contenders last week. Two AGT airings placed first and second on the Nielsen ratings list. Nevertheless, CBS continued to dominate the list, placing...

Abc Reportedly Leaves Couple Stranded

The couple whose wedding video showing them dancing down the aisle became a YouTube hit said Monday that ABC had canceled their airfare and halted further payment on their hotel room after they agreed to...

Revamped Millionaire Returning For 2-Week Run

ABC is bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire back to primetime for a two-week special run from August 9-23, the network announced Monday. It's also bringing back the show's original host, Regis Philbin. "ABC's...

Glaad Study Praises Hbo

A study by GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has concluded that HBO included more content reflecting the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people than any other the other broadcast or cable...

Conan Is No Late-night King -- But Neither Is Dave

In what is increasingly looking like a seismic shift in late-night TV viewing, CBS's Late Show With David Letterman topped NBC's The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien for the second week in a row, according...

Fox Tops Nielsens; Loses Viewers

Fox posted terrific ratings for its telecast of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game last week, but overall, its audience for the week shrank 13 percent from the comparable week a year ago. In fact, all...

Gibson News Should Provide What Viewers Need To Know, Not Want To Know

Interviewed by today's (Tuesday) New Orleans Times-Picayune about the death of Walter Cronkite, ABC News's Charles Gibson has lamented the current state of television news. "The distressing thing to me is the number of people...

Conan, Meet Oprah

If a fall in the Tonight show's ratings are a concern to NBC, an even greater fall in the ratings for The Oprah Winfrey Show may be generating even greater worries for CBS, whose syndication...

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