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Wholesomeness Wins On The Tube

The Disney Channel's High School Musical 2 became the most-watched basic cable TV program in history Friday as it drew 17.2 million viewers, well above the previous record of 12.5 million who watched the 2001...

Universal Creating Nbc Studio On Its Lot

In what some Hollywood observers regard as part of a plan to meld GE's Universal and NBC businesses, Universal's historic Stage 1, which had been used most recently to house the permanent sets for ABC's...

Abc News To Take On Nbc's Dateline Series

ABC News has confirmed that its news magazine 20/20 will air a critical feature about rival Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series. The feature will focus on Dateline's episodes filmed in Murphy, TX in...

Stephen King Mistaken For Book Vandal

Best-selling horror author Stephen King was mistaken for a book vandal in Australia after signing copies of his own novel.The writer was autographing his latest book, Lisey's Story, in an Alice Springs bookshop when customers...

By on 16 August 2007

Ratings Confusion

All three episodes of CBS's Big Brother made Nielsen's top-ten ratings list among 18-49-year-olds last week, but not one of them ended up in the overall household category. Indeed, while CBS dominated among overall viewers,...

Bbc 3 Gets Greek

BBC3 has acquired the UK broadcasting rights for the ABC family drama Greek, which portrays US college life.The 20-episode series is made by Disney-ABC International Television and follows young people trying to navigate the 'Greek...

By on 13 August 2007

Fbi Is Gangbusters About New Series

Former ABC newsman John Miller, who currently is the assistant director of the FBI's Office of Public Affairs, and Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer have struck a deal that will see Imagine producing a series based...

Nbc Singing Praise Of Talent Shows

NBC continued to notch up the kind of ratings during the summer that itprobably dreamed about getting during the regular season. Tuesday night's90-minute performance episode of the network's America's Got Talent,combined with The Singing Bee...

Record Low Ratings Being Recorded For Networks

The four major broadcast networks are recording some of their lowest ratings in history this summer, according to Nielsen Research. The ratings company said that the number of viewers tuning in to the networks has...

Gay Group Gives Abc High Praise

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has given ABC top marks for its portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters, citing especially the shows Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters. It's "GLAAD Network...

Anchor, Management Disciplined At L.a. Station

Mirthala Salinas, anchor for KVEA, the Telemundo TV station in Los Angeles, who was identified as "the other woman" in the break-up of the marriage of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, was suspended without pay...

Bridge Created From Public To Cable News Nets

In what Broadcast & Cable magazine described as a case of "you report, we decide," both Fox News and CNN relied heavily on video and cell-phone reports from citizens close to the scene of the...

Disney Touched By Tinkerbell

The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit increased 4.7 percent to $1.18 billion from $1.13 billion during the same period a year ago. The better-than-expected lift in earnings came despite a 20-percent...

Whoopi Replaces Rosie

The announcement Wednesday that Whoopi Goldberg had been selected to replace Rosie O'Donnell on ABC's The View received prompt approval from O'Donnell herself. In a statement, O'Donnell said Tuesday, "Whoopi is fantastic in every way....

Singing Bee Loses More Viewers

NBC's The Singing Bee lost a lot of its sting last week as it lost its top spot on the weekly Nielsen ratings list, falling to No. 6. It was replaced by CBS's CSI: Crime...

Nicole Richie 'Confirms Pregnancy'

Nicole Richie has reportedly confirmed that she is expecting a baby with her rocker boyfriend.The US reality TV star ended weeks of speculation about a possible pregnancy after making the confession in an interview...

By on 01 August 2007

Good Morning America Cohost Reveals She Has Cancer

Robin Roberts, the co-host (with Diane Sawyer) of ABC's Good Morning America disclosed on today's (Tuesday) program that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be operated on this Friday. She read a...

Abc's Infotainment Special A Bust

ABC's attempt to merge news and entertainment into a two-hour special, Six Degrees of Martina McBride, failed to attract a sizable audience Monday night. The show, a kind of combination talent contest, game show, and...

Pirated Pilots Appear Online

It may only be the end of July, but several pilots of next season's shows have suddenly appeared online -- including some which are not expected to debut until midseason next year, Television Week reported...

Beckham Turns Chat Show Host?

SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM is set to add talk show host to her resume after reportedly agreeing to a two week trial presenting U.S. programme The View. The 33-year-old singer, who moved to Los Angeles...

Whoopi Not Seeing The View -- Yet

Despite widespread Internet rumors that Whoopi Goldberg has been signed to replace Rosie O'Donnell as a permanent host of ABC's The View, ABC Daytime President Brian Frons told Daily Variety Thursday, "We have no closed...

That's Infotainment!

ABC News executive producer David Sloan has indicated that the network will be continuing to move toward the convergence of news and entertainment -- or "infotainment" as the controversial move has been branded. "My definition...

Beckham Ugly Betty Cameo Confirmed

SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM will cameo in the upcoming second season of UGLY BETTY, the show's executive producer has confirmed. The 33-year-old singer, who moved to Los Angeles earlier this month (Jul07), will star in...

Jennifer Lopez And Husband To Star In Film

Singer Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony are set to work together in a film about the relationship between a Puerto Rican salsa star and his wife.The film 'El Cantante' is about legendary dancer...

By on 27 July 2007

Bush Acknowledges Woodruff, But Won't Take His Question

Former ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, who was critically wounded while covering the war in Iraq last year, said Wednesday that he was "shocked" and felt "a little uncomfortable" when President Bush mentioned his name...

20/20 To Lose Its Time Period

ABC's newsmagazine 20/20, a fixture in the 10:00 p.m. hour on Fridays for 20 years, will be moving to 8:00 p.m. in the fall, the network announced Wednesday. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter,...

"Be A Man," Abc's Entertainment Chief Tells Nbc's

In a verbal assault rarely -- if ever -- unleashed by a top executive of one network against another, ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson blasted the decision by NBC's top brass to replace NBC Entertainment...

Nbc's A Must-see Again

For one week, it must have seemed like 2004 again to NBC executives. After falling into the ratings cellar during the regular season, three of the network's summer shows landed in the top ten, with...

Gibson Goes On Holiday; Williams Rises In Ratings

During a week when Charles Gibson was on vacation and was spelled on ABC's World News by the relatively youthful David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams took back the top...

Fifth Grader A Smart Move For Fox

Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? showed once again on Monday that it didn't need to ride the coattails of American Idol to garner top ratings. The show led the 8:00 p.m. hour...

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