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Abc, Espn Find Gold In Triple Crown

In much of the recent discussion about the resurgence of interest in the televised Stanley Cup finals in hockey and expected record ratings for the NBA Lakers-Celtics championship series that begins tonight, the "sport of...

Sports Presenter Mckay Dies

U.S. TV sports presenter JIM MCKAY has died. He was 86. The pundit - who hosted ABC's Wide World of Sports for almost four decades - died of natural causes at his farm in Maryland...

Fast And Furious Star Vin Diesel Becomes A Father

Vin Diesel has become a father for the first time at 40, it has been revealed.His representative told People magazine that Diesel and his girlfriend Paloma Jimenez are the proud parents of a baby girl.Their...

By on 06 June 2008

Obama Runs Against Reruns; Reruns Lose

Many media critics were sharply scolding the nation's television networks Wednesday for their decision to ignore the results of Tuesday's Democratic primaries, which resulted in Sen. Barack Obama receiving enough delegate votes to guarantee his...

Network Newscasts In Dead Heat

The ABC and NBC newscasts once again ended in a photo finish, with Nielsen giving a slight edge to ABC World News With Charles Gibson which, it said, attracted 7.66 million viewers, while NBC Nightly...

Lost Finds Top Ratings

ABC's Lost, the one major network TV drama that did not air its finale during the May sweeps, emerged as the No. 1 show of the week last week as its final show of the...

Ratings For Nba Telecasts Soar

Ratings for the NBA playoff games on ESPN, TNT and ABC have seen some of their biggest jumps in history, with ESPN's soaring 35 percent through 19 telecasts, TNT's up 16 percent through 40 telecasts,...

Tv Reporters Weigh In On What Happened?

CNN congressional correspondent Jessica Yellin appeared to be backing away from her comments Wednesday night that in the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq, reporters, herself included, were "under enormous pressure from corporate...

Last-rated Network First With Nightly News

Among the evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead with a 5.5 rating and a 12 share representing 8.1 million viewers -- a bigger audience than most of NBC's primetime programs....

Idol Helps Fox Win Final Week Of Season

After much hand wringing over the erosion of ratings for American Idol during its latest season, the two final episodes last week -- Tuesday's performance show and Wednesday's results show -- wound up capturing bigger...

Popcorn Prices Puff Up

The increasing use of corn to produce ethanol for cars has sent prices of the staple soaring -- not only in the supermarket, but also at the concessions counters at theaters. The AMC theater chain...

Three Networks Set To Air Cancer Telethon

In an unprecedented one-night hookup, three major TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, have agreed to air a joint telethon on the first Friday night in September to raise money for cancer research. To demonstrate...

Grammer Goes Back To Tv

Former FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER is eyeing a return to primetime TV by starring in the pilot for a new show - just weeks after his latest sitcom was axed by U.S. network Fox. Grammer's...

Abc To Show Hi-def Video On Your P.c.

ABC said on Thursday that it has developed a new video player for its websites that, among other things, will allow online viewers to watch its programs full-screen and in high definition. They will also...

New York Station Claims Most Viewers In U.s.

WABC-TV, ABC's flagship outlet in New York, boasted Thursday that it now attracts more viewers than any other television station in the country. Despite the fact that Fox won the May sweeps nationally and CBS...

Nielsen Writes Season Finale

Nielsen closed the books on the 2007-08 broadcast season Wednesday by releasing a list showing how each of the major networks' regular programs fared. Not surprisingly, the top of the list was dominated by the...

Speed Network Garners Its Best Ratings Ever

The Speed Network turned out to be the highest-rated cable network Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. as it carried the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Its 3.74 household rating also set an all-time rating...

Yamaguchi Raises Mirrorball After Dancing Victory

Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi can add a mirrorball trophy to her collection of awards -- including an Olympic gold medal -- after winning this season's Dancing With the Stars competition. Yamaguchi received the trophy during...

Final Sweeps Week A Mixed Bag

The penultimate results episode of Fox's American Idol last Wednesday attracted 24.9 million viewers, making it the top-rated show of the week. But although Tuesday's performance episode of Idol came in second for the week...

Fallen Idol Still On Top

Even though it drew its lowest ratings in five years, last Tuesday night's American Idol still was the second-most watched show of the week last week, beaten only by the Wednesday-night edition of Idol, which...

Not Much New On Abc's Fall Schedule

Frustrated by a writers' strike which forced it to postpone many of its development plans for the fall season, ABC announced that it will only air one new drama in the fall, David E. Kelley's...

Oprah Cancels Big Give

Talk show host OPRAH WINFREY has cancelled her charity spectacular OPRAH'S BIG GIVE. The show, which recently completed its first run on U.S. network ABC, invited 10 members of the public to battle over who...

Delany Returns To Wisteria Lane

Actress DANA DELANY has confirmed she will feature in the next series of hit TV show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Delany joined Terri Hatcher and Eva Longoria Parker for the fourth season of the ABC show last...

Washington Fumes Over Grey's Anatomy Promo

Former GREY'S ANATOMY star ISAIAH WASHINGTON is fuming after the show's bosses used him to promote the latest episode - after he had been fired. Washington's contract on the ABC medical drama wasn't extended after...

Abc Setting Up Student Bureaus

In what amounts to a significant expansion of its existing intern program for college students, ABC News is planning to open actual student-staffed bureaus next fall at five universities. ABC News President David Westin said...

First A Strike, Now Runaway Production

ABC-TV production crew members, already experiencing sleepless nights as they worry about the possibility of an actors' strike shutting down the industry this summer, now have new reason for concern. The Los Angeles Times reported...

Sweeps Swept By Low Ratings

It certainly didn't look like a sweeps week last week as many ordinarily top-rated television shows recorded some of their lowest ratings ever. Even the No. 1 show, American Idol, saw a worrisome drop in...

Gay Rights Officials Praise Tv Wedding

U.S. gay rights activists are saluting TV bosses at ABC for staging the first same sex marriage between cast regulars in a hit TV show. The event will air on Brothers + Sisters this weekend...

Brothers & Sisters Season Closer To Show Gay Wedding

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD) has applauded ABC and the producers of the series Brothers & Sisters for its decision to feature a ceremonial wedding of two gay characters in the show's...

Lindsay Lohan Set For Six-episode Run In Ugly Betty

Lindsay Lohan is to make a guest appearance in hit sitcom Ugly Betty, it has been confirmed.The Mean Girls actress will appear in six episodes of the comedy show, debuting in the show's season finale...

By on 06 May 2008

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