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Gibson Named Abc News Anchor

As ratings continued to fall for ABC's World News Tonight , ABC News chief David Westin announced Tuesday that Charles Gibson would become the sole anchor of the program next Monday, replacing Elizabeth Vargas and...

Fox Ends Season Leading With Young Viewers; Cbs, With Total Viewers

The 2005-06 television season appears to be ending pretty much the way the previous season did, with Fox capturing the ratings title among adults in the 18-49 demo and CBS in total viewers. Last week's...

30 Million Tune In To Idol

A predictably enormous audience tuned in for the final night of competition on Fox's American Idol Tuesday with finalists Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee each performing three numbers. The penultimate episode (final results are due...

Nbc News Widens Gap

After seeing ABC's World News With Charles Gibson creep closer in the ratings during recent weeks, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams widened the gap last week as it averaged 9.65 million viewers. The ABC...

Same Old Winners

Despite the disruption of the broadcast schedule on Tuesday night by President Obama's primetime news conference, the leaders on the Nielsen ratings list for last week were little changed from previous weeks. (If the news...

Abc To Join Nbc And Fox On Hulu?

ABC may join NBC and Fox on Hulu.com, the website paidContent.com and the Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend, citing no sources. The reports said that ABC's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., is...

Applegate Confident Samantha Who? Will Survive Network Cull

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE is confident her TV show SAMANTHA WHO? will survive the network axe a second time, and return for a third season later this year (09). Despite the cancellation of a string of ABC shows...

Abc Settles Primetime Lawsuit

ABC News has settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who was shown in hidden-camera footage being beaten by her father on a Primetime Diane Sawyer special five years ago. The woman, Kyle Nelson, who...

News Race Grows Tighter

Among the evening news shows, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams remained the most-watched network newscast last week, attracting an average of 8.60 million viewers. But ABC World News With Charles Gibson closed what had...

Idol, Dancing Way Ahead Of Madness

March Madness has not made its big move in the ratings yet -- although an overrun of Sunday's NCAA Basketball Tournament game helped push CBS's 60 Minutes , which followed it (with an interview with...

Obama A Stimulus To Tuesday Ratings

President Obama once again proved to be a big audience draw Tuesday night as his primetime press conference attracted a total of 29.32 million viewers on the broadcast networks alone, according to preliminary Nielsen figures....

Dancing Dominates

ABC's Dancing With the Stars continued to keep a lock on Monday-night ratings, averaging 20.02 million over its two hours, peaking in the final half hour with 21.03 million. The dance contest led into the...

Obama Address Tonight Will Disrupt Sweeps Week

President Obama plans a formal address to the nation tonight (Tuesday) concerning his economic recovery program, prompting a second major programming readjustment by the TV networks during the current sweeps month. Fox, for example, is...

Directv Gives Life To Canceled Shows

DirecTV is planning to rescue at least three more critically well-received shows that were ditched by their networks after only a few episodes aired. The three are Smith , which originally aired on CBS in...

Idol Up Against Rivals; Down Against Itself

American Idol once again proved to be unchallengeable Wednesday night as it drew 23.07 million viewers. The only program that it is doing poorly against is itself -- compared with its numbers during previous seasons,...

Ratings The Rich Get Richer

The same players that dominated the top of the Nielsen ratings list the previous week did so again last week, with Fox's American Idol taking the top two positions; ABC's Dancing With the Stars ,...

Carlisle First To Go-go From Dancing Line-up

Pop star BELINDA CARLISLE's dancing feet barely touched the ground before she became the first celebrity to be booted off hit U.S. talent show DANCING WITH THE STARS. The Heaven on Earth hitmaker took home the...

Degeneres Interviews New Wife On Seven-month Anniversary

Newlywed ELLEN DEGENERES celebrated her seven-month anniversary on Monday (16Mar09) by interviewing her wife, PORTIA DE ROSSI, on her U.S. daytime talk show. The actress was invited on the show to talk about her new TV...

America's Imus Reveals Cancer Battle

Controversial U.S. radio DJ DON IMUS is battling prostate cancer. The 68-year-old, who hit the headlines in 2007 when he referred to female basketball players as "nappy-headed hos", announced his health problems during his radio show...

Film Version Of Stephen King Horror It Planned

Stephen King's classic horror novel It is set for the big screen in a new Warner Bros adaptation, it has been announced.The 1986 book, which tells of a group of adults reuniting to battle the...

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Idol Captures Three Out Of Ten Top Spots

Three American Idol shows aired last week and took over three of the top-ten spots on Nielsen's weekly ratings list. Most of the leaders looked familiar, with the exception of the season finale of The...

Time Warner Cable Adding Tv Shows On Demand

Time Warner Cable has become the latest cable provider to offer subscribers TV programs on demand. While many of the shows being made available are already streamed online, the TWC programs can be viewed _...

Abc's Dancing Returns As Big As Ever

Ratings results for the return of Dancing With the Stars Monday must have had ABC execs dancing on their desks today (Tuesday). The two hour show averaged 22.50 million viewers, up from 21.15 million a...

Cbs Wins Tight Sunday Race With Abc

CBS dominated the first two hours of primetime on Sunday and ABC dominated the second two hours. When the night was over, CBS came out sightly ahead, with an average of 11.33 million viewers to...

March Comes In -- Like February

The February sweeps, which were bumped to March this year because it was thought that the (now delayed) digital transition would disrupt viewing, got off to an impressive start Thursday, as Fox aired an American...

Local News Shows Soar On Bad Economic News

Despite the fact that the newsrooms of local TV stations have been trimmed all over the country in recent months, ratings of local newscasts have soared. Broadcast & Cable magazine and Nielsen Media Research have...

Idol Dominates Tuesday Again

Performances by the last group of semifinalists on American Idol Tuesday night were watched by roughly the same number of viewers who tuned into the show a week earlier. Nielsen said that 24.2 million viewers...

Ratings This Week's Like Last Week

Except for the appearance of a Jesse Stone TV movie starring Tom Selleck on the list, Nielsen's top ten looked pretty much like most others since American Idol returned to the air. But in a...

Life On Mars Sent Into Orbit

HARVEY KEITEL, JASON O'MARA and MICHAEL IMPERIOLI's U.S. sci-fi TV series LIFE ON MARS has been cancelled - just five months after the show first aired. The American programme, adapted from a popular British series of...

Farewell To Mars

ABC has given producers of Life on Mars an early notice that it won't be renewing the show for next season, thereby giving them sufficient time to write and produce a definitive ending for the...

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