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Spanish Desperate Housewives On The Way

TV networks ABC and Univision have teamed up to produce a Spanish-language version of hit U.S. show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. The programme has begun filming in Argentina, with Latin stars Lucia Mendez, Scarlet Ortiz, Lorna Paz,...

Strike!

The board of the Writers Guild of America is expected to meet today (Friday) and announce a decision on when the guild will go out on strike. Several publications, citing sources close to the board,...

Cbs Sweeps Thursday On First Night Of Sweeps

CBS got off to a solid start on the first night of the November sweeps, with its Thursday-night lineup winning every half-hour of primetime. The launch of Survivor: China at 8:00 p.m. pulled an 8.2...

Change Of Minds Fails To Hurt Cbs

CBS's Criminal Minds made an easy transition from Mandy Patinkin to Joe Mantegna Wednesday night. Mantegna's debut on the show drew a 9.4 rating and a 15 share, making it the highest-rated show of the...

Karmazin Says He Tried Three Times To Buy Cnn

When Mel Karmazin presided over CBS and later, when he was the the No. 2 man at Viacom, he made three efforts to combine the network with CNN, he said in an interview on Fox...

Sox Rock Fox

For the second week in a row, post-season baseball gave Fox a hefty lead in the ratings. Three of last week's top-ten winners were Red Sox/Rockies World Series telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC's...

Rivals Dancing, House Each Tuesday Winners

Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars results show drew a 12.1 rating and an 18 share to put ABC ahead in the overall ratings for the night. But Fox's House, which also aired in the...

Fires Boost News Numbers

Last week's wildfires in Southern California fired up the ratings of each of the network nightly newscasts, with ABC's World News With Charles Gibson drawing its largest audience since February. (A Gibson-hosted 20/20 special on...

Abc's 20/20 To Return To Old Time Slot

After viewers were seemingly blindsided by ABC's decision to move its venerable magazine show 20/20 from 10:00 p.m. on Fridays -- where it had been established for 20 years -- to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays,...

News Orgs Ask Court To Allow Them To Cover Jena Trial

ABC News and CNN are the only two television news services to join a media group that has filed a First Amendment petition seeking to open to the press the trial of one of the...

Gibson, Williams In Virtual Dead Heat; Couric Up

In the three-way race between the network nightly newscasts, NBC retained the lead for a third week with 8.2 million viewers to ABC's 8.1 million -- a difference so small (1.2 percent) that it's considered...

Baseball Hits One Out Of The Park For Fox

The American League Championship Series playoff games, which went the full seven games and ended with the Boston Red Sox overcoming a three-game-to-one deficit against the Cleveland Indians, made ratings champions out of Fox last...

Abc News To Check Backgrounds Of Consultants More Closely

In a memo to staff, ABC News President David Westin has indicated that asecond internal investigation into former terror consultant Alexis Debat,who was fired last June, had found no further instances in which Debat hadlied...

Fox Scores With Football, Then Baseball

A one-two punch of football followed by baseball put Fox well ahead of its rivals in the Sunday night ratings race. An overrun of NFL coverage at 7:00 p.m. produced a 10.8 rating and an...

Rat Pack Survivor Joey Bishop Dies

Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, which also included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr., died Wednesday at age 89. He played the host of a TV...

Ratings For Craig Interview In The Toilet

Tuesday night's Matt Lauer Reports interview with Sen. Larry Craig, which appeared so soft-hitting to critics that it raised the question whether Lauer landed the interview by promising to be affable and polite, drew some...

Cbs Stays Ahead In Ratings But Abc Dances Closer

CBS's old standbys overshadowed new programming on rival networks as it captured 10 of the top-15 positions on the Nielsen ratings chart. But ABC gave it a close run for the money thanks mostly to...

Kimmel Cut From Monday Night Football

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's career as a color commentator on ESPN's Monday Night Football lasted for only two Mondays. According to the New York Times, Kimmel was relieved of his duties following his second...

Who Are Those Network Critics Raving About New Movies?

When a film is panned by most of the major critics, studios often grab positive reviews from local TV critics, tagging their names with the network that their station is affiliated with, the Washington Post...

Imus Set To Return To The Air In December, Says Report

Citadel Broadcasting, which now owns the ABC Radio Networks and the ABC owned-and-operated stations, is expected to announce this week that it has hired the embattled Don Imus to host a daily radio show on...

Samantha Rides Dancing's Coattails

Another night of solid ratings for ABC's Dancing With the Stars did wonders for the premiere of the network's new sitcom, Samantha Who?, which followed. The 90-minute Dancing took the night's top ratings with a...

Jay Wants To Remain On Late-night Tv, Says Report

Jay Leno is not likely to leave late-night television after his scheduled departure from NBC in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday), citing three people familiar with the situation. The newspaper observed that...

Nbc Nightly News A Big Rtnda Awards Winner

NBC Nightly News may have fallen to second place in the ratings and the network's magazine show, Dateline, may have been sidelined since the start of the season, but the two shows dominated the list...

Strike Threat Keeps Losers On Air

The increasing probability that a strike by the Writers Guild of America against the major TV and film studios will occur next month has redounded to the benefit of producers of new television shows that...

Murder Club Slays 'Em

ABC's new drama Women's Murder Clubkilled the competition in the 8:00 p.m. hour Friday as it debuted with a 7.3 rating and a 13 share, a solid performance for a Friday-night show. Unfortunately, the shows...

Csi Wins Thursday, But Grey's Is Close

Thursday night's tight ratings race wound up with CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation once again dominating in the overall household category with a 12.3 rating and a 19 share. But ABC's Grey's Anatomy was close...

Grey's Most-watched Show On Tivo

ABC's Grey's Anatomywas the most TiVo'd show during the first week of the new season, Todd Juenger, head of TiVo Audience Research and Measurement, said Thursday. Grey's was followed by CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,...

Deal Or No Deal Is Big Deal On Web

Of all the broadcast network TV shows that sported websites during the first week of the new season, NBC's Deal or No Deal was the one that drew the most traffic. In fact, according to...

New Tv Shows Fail To Draw Viewers

There was something for each of the broadcast networks to boast about in last week's Nielsen ratings race. CBS once again attracted the most viewers, but ABC and NBC tied for a win among the...

Dancing Light On Its Feet; Other Shows Stumble

ABC's Dancing With the Stars continued to dominate on Monday night, averaging a 12.8 rating and a 19 share between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Many of the shows on other networks, however, saw significant...

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