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Sibling Rivalry Weakens

ABC had reason for concern as Brothers and Sisters, its Sunday-night replacement for Grey's Anatomy, fell to a season low, retaining only 60 percent of the audience for Desperate Housewives, which preceded it. Sunday's episode...

Bindi Irwin To Continue Career In Television

LATEST: CROCODILE HUNTER STEVE IRWIN's eight-year-old daughter BINDI will continue her father's legacy by taking over where his career left off. The animal lover is currently shooting BINDI, THE JUNGLE GIRL, a 26-part wildlife documentary...

Evans Accuses Husband Of Adultery And Abuse

LATEST: Country music singer and former DANCING WITH THE STARS contestant SARA EVANS has accused her estranged husband CRAIG SCHELSKE of adultery and abuse. On Thursday (12OCT06), Evans's representative released a surprise statement saying the...

Conservative Group Charges Media Exploiting Foley Case

The Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog headed by activist Brent Bozell, has accused the major television networks of using a "double standard when reporting the sexual proclivities of Republicans versus Democrats." In a report...

Injured Woodruff Visits Old Haunts In London

Former ABC anchor Bob Woodruff, who was critically wounded by a roadside bomb while reporting from Iraq last January, made his first trip abroad this week and visited his former colleagues at the ABC News...

Sara Evans Files For Divorce

LATEST: The reason behind country singer SARA EVANS' shock departure from US TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS has been revealed - she's divorcing her husband. The 35-year-old singer quit the ABC talent show yesterday...

Web Viewers Not Opting Out Of Tv, Says Study

Making serialized TV series available over the Internet does not cannibalize the TV audience, according to Albert Cheng, executive VP of digital media for ABC. "We don't see it as viewers are watching online and...

Sawyer Conducts Tough Interview With Gibson

Diane Sawyer, noted for her ability to land big "gets" on ABC's Primetime magazine show by purportedly assuring them of kid-glove treatment, has conducted a tough interview with Mel Gibson for Good Morning America, according...

Nfl Football Play One For The (Ratings) Books

The decision to move the NFL's NBC telecasts to Sunday night and its ESPN telecasts to Monday night has resulted in improved ratings all around. Even though the Sunday telecasts are being beaten by some...

Lights Out For Lights?

The lights continued to remain dim for NBC's Friday Night Lights as the football drama posted a fourth-place 4.1 rating and a 6 share Tuesday night. It was a rare case of baseball beating football...

Old-folks Ads Beget Old-folks Viewers, Says Gibson

Television networks create a kind of self-fulfilling expectation when they pack their news programs with ads for products appealing to older viewers, then watch the programs attract older viewers, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson has...

Gibson's Audience Continues To Grow

Ratings for ABC's World News With Charles Gibson continued to rise last week, thanks in large measure to chief investigative reporter Brian Ross's disclosures about disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley and Gibson's own on-the-scene coverage...

Late Night Variety Shows Down; Nightline Up

While ratings for CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman are down 11 percent and NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno are down 5 percent in 2006, those for ABC's Nightline are up 2...

Housewives Hold The Lead

For the third consecutive Sunday, ABC's Desperate Housewives has beaten back the challenge of NBC's Sunday Night Football. In fact the NFL contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Diego Chargers and its pregame...

Serial Dramas Become A Tough Sell

Serial dramas are suddenly finding audiences steering away from them, with CBS yanking Smith, starring Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen, from its schedule, NBC moving Kidnapped to the graveyard of Saturday night and ABC losing...

Mel Gibson Interviewed For Good Morning America

Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Mel Gibson since his DUI arrest last July during which he made several anti-Semitic remarks. ABC said Thursday that the interview has already been taped and will...

Couric's Ratings Slip Further

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric saw a further audience exodus on the first two days of this week, even as viewers tuned into the nightly news programs in greater numbers for news about...

Abc Ignites Another Foley Controversy

ABC failed to block the screen name of one of the Congressional pages who had a sexually explicit online conversation with former Florida Congressman Mark Foley, and, as a result, a blog was able to...

How Much Did Abc Know And When Did They Know It?

Conservatives charged Tuesday that ABC News was participating in "a calculated campaign" to keep the teenage sex scandal involving disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley in the news. On his syndicated radio show, commentator Rush Limbaugh...

Baseball Fails To Draw A Crowd

Post-season baseball pretty much popped out Tuesday night as Fox's telecast of the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers American League playoff game averaged a 5.1 rating and an 8 share, according to Nielsen overnights. NBC also...

Downloading Doesn't Hurt Tv Dvd Sales, Says Disney Exec

Making TV shows available for downloading online does not affect DVD sales of the same shows, according to Disney CFO Tom Staggs. As reported by Home Media Retailing magazine, Staggs told a British investors meeting...

Networks In Tight Sunday-night Battle

Sunday-night competition between the networks turned out to be as fierce asthe gridiron action on NBC’s NFL telecast. At 7:00 Mike Wallace’sinterview with Bob Woodruff about his latest book disclosing the Bushadministration’s purported misrepresentation of...

Can't Air On Tv? Put News On The Web

While ABC was unable to provide details on the air of Florida CongressmanMark Foley’s sexually explicit emails and instant messages to malecongressional pages because of FCC restrictions, it was able to publish themissives on its...

Older Viewers Leaving Cbs Newscast, Younger Ones Coming

The CBS Evening News has lost some of its regular older viewers since Katie Couric arrived to anchor the program, but it has gained viewers in the 25-54 demographic group, NBC News President Sean McManus...

Abc's Betty Far From Ugly

ABC appeared to be sitting pretty with the premiere of Ugly Betty beating out CBS's survivor: Cook Islands Thursday night. Betty scored a 10.7 rating and a 17 share versus a 9.6/15 for Survivor. NBC's...

Walters' Interview With Irwin Widow Takes Bite Out Of Ratings

Barbara Walters' interview with Teri Irwin, the widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, drew nearly 14 million viewers, making it the most-watched news magazine telecast on ABC since May 2005, the Washington Post reported today...

Jericho Dances To Its Own Tune

CBS's new drama Jericho continued to draw solid ratings Wednesday night despite having to vie with the ABC hit Dancing With the Stars. Dancing scored a 10.5 rating and a 17 share in the 8:00...

Jews Continue To Heap Criticism On Mel

Mel Gibson's appearance in Oklahoma Monday to attend a sneak screening of his movie Apocalypto has prompted new questions about the sincerity of his promise to mend fences with the Jewish community, ABC News reported...

Abc Makes Comeback At Season Start

ABC, the seemingly forever-struggling broadcast network, wound up in first place for the first week of the new season among adults 18-49, according to the latest ratings from Nielsen Research. Much of the credit went...

Heartbroken Irwin Broke Devastating News To 'Inconsolable' Children

STEVE IRWIN's widow TERRI was heartbroken by the shocking news of her husband's death, but even more devastated at the thought of having to tell her two children their father was dead. Terri spoke with...

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