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General Hospital , Still Healthy, Claims 10th Emmy

General Hospital , which debuted in April 1963 and dominated daytime drama in the '80s, may have fallen in the ratings in recent years, but it received the Emmy for top daytime drama Friday night...

Teen Musical Dominates Ratings

In a word, Disney Channel's TV movie Camp Rock Friday night rocked. With 8.9 million viewers counted by Nielsen, not only did it beat everything on the broadcast networks but it...

Degeneres And Banks Dominate Tv Emmys

U.S. TV chatshow queens ELLEN DeGENERES and TYRA BANKS emerged triumphant at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday (20Jun08). The two stars - who both have hit talkshows in the U.S. - scooped gongs at...

Life On Mars– Pilot Has Life On Pirate Websites

The pilot of David E. Kelley's upcoming Life on Mars has suddenly appeared on pirate websites, TV Week reported Wednesday. The appearance of the video is likely to upset ABC programming...

Life On Mars Pilot Has Life On Pirate Websites

The pilot of David E. Kelley's upcoming Life on Mars has suddenly appeared on pirate websites, TV Week reported Wednesday. The appearance of the video is likely to upset ABC programming...

13.6 Million Watch Lakers' Debacle

The NBA Finals closer between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics -- a game that must have been painful for Lakers' fans to watch (the L.A. team was brutally trounced 131-92), drew strong...

Network Ratings Plunge

The TV networks offered up a night of virtually uninterrupted reruns Monday night -- and saw their ratings plunge to their lowest level of the year as a result. Fox led the pack with an...

Lyne Leaves Martha Stewart

Susan Lyne, who became CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia shortly after she was fired as president of ABC Entertainment in 2004 -- and at about the same time that Stewart herself was heading for...

Grey's Anatomy Star Blasts Scripts

Grey's Anatomy cast member Katherine Heigl is so unhappy with the quality of the scripts for this year's episodes that she has taken the extraordinary step of requesting that she not be considered for an...

Nba Finals A Clear Winner For Abc

Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night averaged 14.5 million viewers during primetime, 55 percent more than the 9.0 million who tuned in for Game 3 a year ago, according to Nielsen Media Research....

Only A Handful Of Viewers Watching Abc's Webcast

Despite its effort to attract younger viewers to the online version of ABC World News With Charles Gibson, only 145,000 people accessed the ABCNews.com webpage that links to the webcast, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Abc (W)hoops It Up

The first two games of the NBA finals produced the best initial ratings for the championship series in four years. Sunday's telecast, which drew 13.5 million viewers, attracted an audience that was 60 percent larger...

Paul Newman 'Doing Nicely' Following Lung Cancer Reports

Paul Newman has issued a short statement saying he is "doing nicely" after reports emerged that he is suffering from terminal lung cancer.A number of US television networks and websites had claimed on Monday that...

By on 11 June 2008

Candidates Reject Town Hall Invite From Abc

John McCain and Barack Obama have each rejected an offer by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ABC News to appear in a general-election town hall that would be hosted by Diane Sawyer. The two...

Cancer-stricken Swayze Returning To Work

Despite dire reports about his health -- he has been receiving treatments for pancreatic cancer -- and tabloid photos of him looking gaunt and haggard, Patrick Swayze plans to return to work on the A&E...

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...

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U2's Long Serving Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies

U2’s latest tour has suffered yet more bad news, with the announcement of the sudden death...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Campaign To Save Human Rights Act From Being Scrapped

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of a number of British actors to put their names to a new appeal...

Melissa McCarthy On How Malls Body Shame Plus-Size Women

Melissa McCarthy has taken a stand against the fashion and shopping industries...

Newport Folk Festival To Mark 50 Years Since Bob Dylan "Went Electric"

It was a three song set that helped the change the course of pop music history: Bob Dylan...

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Robert Rodriguez To Direct 'Jonny Quest' Movie

Robert Rodriguez has signed up to direct a live-action remake of the classic TV cartoon...

Twenty One Pilots Score First US Number 1 Album With 'Blurryface'

Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album...

Piers Morgan To Return As Guest Judge On 'America's Got Talent'

Four years after he left the show, Piers Morgan has announced that he’ll be returning...

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