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Viewers Fleeing Broadcast Networks

If the broadcast networks are experiencing a distressing drop in ad sales, they cannot blame the problem entirely on the recession, the latest Nielsen ratings indicate. While three of the four -- CBS was the...

All-star Game Stars On Tues

The number of viewers may have paled in comparison with the Super Bowl (98.7 million) or even the final game of the NBA championship series (16 million), but he 14.6 million viewers who tuned in...

New Pictures Show Extent Of Jackson's Skin Damage

New pictures of a scab-ridden MICHAEL JACKSON show the extent of damage caused to the superstar's skin as a result of his reported reliance on injected prescription drugs.The previously unseen snaps show the Thriller legend...

Woodruff Returns To Iraq

Former ABC World News co-anchor Bob Woodruff, who suffered critical brain injuries when the MT-LB he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, has returned to the war zone...

Producer Sues Abc Over Lost 'Rip-off'

A veteran TV producer is suing U.S. network ABC, insisting the channel used his ideas and storyline for hit series LOST.Anthony Spinner, who has produced and written hundreds of TV episodes since the 1960s, claims...

Black Journalists Rebuke Abc On Article About Jackson Kids

The National Association of Black Journalists has condemned an article that appeared on the ABC News website titled "How Will Michael Jackson's 'White' Kids Get Along in a Black Family?" The article by Luchina Fisher,...

31.1 Million (And Counting) Watch Jackson Tribute

For a memorial service, Michael Jackson's was one of the most-watched in history, with 31.1 million tuning in in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen Media Research. But, as today's (Thursday) New York Times pointed...

Walsh's Ex Wins Battle With Tv Network

KATE WALSH's TV bosses will be forced to reveal the actress' wages and future earning potential to her estranged husband ALEX YOUNG as he fights for a share of her assets.The Private Practice star has...

Cbs Dominates With Repeats

NBC's America's Got Talent may have remained the hit show of the summer last week as its Tuesday edition ranked No. 1 with 8.7 million viewers and its Wednesday results episode ranked No. 2 with...

Abc Debuts On Hulu

ABC shows joined those from NBC and Fox on Hulu Monday, leaving CBS as the only major network not participating in the online video joint venture. First up was Grey's Anatomy, with Desperate Housewives, Scrubs,...

Koppel Jackson Hysteria Good For The "News Business"

In a commentary broadcast on National Public Radio today (Tuesday) former ABC Nightline host Ted Koppel observed that the media coverage of the Michael Jackson memorial is hardly unprecedented. "There's a reason it's called the...

Tuesday All M.j. All The Time

Coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday is likely to eclipse that of any such ceremony in history, published reports indicated today (Monday). All major broadcast networks...

Rerun-heavy Cbs Wins Thursday Night

Reruns of CBS's crime dramas kept it in first place among total viewers during every half hour of primetime Thursday night. Fox led among adults 18-49, however, while NBC and ABC were virtually no where...

Nightline Beats Tonight & Late Night Again

A year ago at this time, there was much speculation about the possibility that ABC would make a play to land Jay Leno after he left the Tonight show to compete against Conan O'Brien and...

Nbc Rises To The Top Again

NBC, whose peacock seems to rise like a phoenix out of the ashes of the regular season each summer, had the top-rated show on the air last week, the Tuesday edition of America's Got Talent....

Boyle Not Set To Get Ugly

UGLY BETTY TV bosses have shot down reports British singing sensation SUSAN BOYLE will be making a guest appearance on the hit show.Boyle shot to international fame after appearing on U.K. TV programme Britain's Got...

Broadcasters Dominate Video Ad Sales Online

When it comes to selling advertising on web video, the traditional broadcasters have YouTube beat by a mile. According to media researchers Screen Digest, more than half the ad revenue from online video was produced...

Farrah Specials Beat The Jackson Ones

All four major TV networks aired news specials about Jackson Thursday. In addition, NBC reran its recent documentary about Farrah Fawcett, who also died Thursday and ABC also aired a 20/20 special about the actress....

Michael Jackson Obituary

The news of Michael Jackson's death brings to a close the story of arguably the greatest entertainer of the last 30 years. Michael died after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles...

Walsh's Ex Wants All Financial Prospects Revealed

KATE WALSH's estranged husband ALEX YOUNG has filed a court motion requesting the actress' TV bosses detail her future earning potential as he fights for a share of her assets.The Private Practice star has been...

Oscar Nominees To Number 10 Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the annual Oscar awards, touched off an industry-wide controversy Wednesday when it announced that it is doubling the number of nominees for...

Cbs, Abc Newscasts Sink To Lowest Level Yet

Not only were the ratings down for the networks' entertainment programs, but so, too, were the numbers for their nightly newscasts, particularly for CBS and ABC. CBS Evening News drew just 4.89 million viewers, its...

Tv Stations Not Paying Their Bills

CBS's syndication unit sent out a clear signal to its customers Monday that, regardless of the economic challenges local stations are facing, it still expects to be paid for the programming it provides them. CBS...

Judd Thrilled With Husband's Father's Day Race Victory

Actress ASHLEY JUDD celebrated Father's Day and the summer solstice by watching husband DARIO FRANCHITTI race to victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250.The driver became the first ever repeat winner of the IndyCar Series...

Lohan And Seacrest Hatch Plans For Reality Tv Series

LINDSAY LOHAN is teaming up with U.S. TV personality RYAN SEACREST for a big-money show - they will give a lucky contestant $1 million (£667,000) to turn their life around.The pair was spotted out together...

Gibson's Audience Disappears, Then Reappears

On Friday, the day of the transition from analog to digital television, Nielsen reported that some 2.5 million people were still "completely unprepared" for the switchover. But, to read Nielsen's ratings for the network evening...

Abc Rejects Conservative Ad Critizing Obama's Health Care Package

An advertisement by a group called Conservatives for Patients Rights opposing President Obama's health-care plan and proposing an alternative plan was rejected by ABC prior to next Wednesday night's "Town Hall" telecast on health care,...

Reporters Being Tossed Out Of Iran

Foreign journalists who arrived in Iran last week to report on that country's election are being forced to leave the country after authorities refused to renew their one-week visas, the New York Times reported today...

Abc Draws Viewers; Hbo Draws Blood

What entertainment programs have been unable to do for ABC recently, basketball has -- lifted the network to first place in the weekly Nielsen ratings. Although viewership was down slightly from last year's NBA series...

No Ratings This Week

Nielsen Media Research said today (Monday) that it is delaying the release of all primetime program ratings from last Friday through this coming Thursday following the Friday's switch from analog to digital television. "The 'hold'...

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