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Vieira Attracts Big Numbers To Today

15th September 2006

Ratings for NBC's Today show shot up Wednesday as Meredith Vieira made her much heralded debut, replacing Katie Couric. Today didn't see the same sort of ratings rocket that Couric's debut on the CBS Evening...

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Where Is Disney Chairman George Mitchell?

14th September 2006

Los Angeles Weekly columnist Nikki Finke has taken notice of the conspicuous silence of outgoing Disney Chairman George Mitchell concerning troublesome issues facing the company of late. In her column on Wednesday, Finke noted, for...

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Abc Can Target Viewers By City

14th September 2006

ABC knows at least the city in which each of its online viewers reside. That became obvious Wednesday as the network announced that it will be sharing advertising revenue for shows that are streamed online...

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Dancing With The Stars Wins Again

14th September 2006

ABC's Dancing With the Stars danced away with the top ratings of the night Wednesday, scoring a 12.2 rating and a 19 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour. ABC faired less well at 10:00 p.m.,...

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Couric Returns To No. 1

14th September 2006

After dipping back to third place on Monday, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric returned to the top of the heap on Tuesday with 8.6 million viewers, CBS said Wednesday. NBC Nightly News with...

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Woodruff To Return To Work Soon

14th September 2006

The ABC News blog, The World Newser, has posted a letter sent by former anchor Bob Woodruff's wife Lee in which she said that her husband is "planning to be back at work more regularly...

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Garcia Shrinks To Fit Action Figure

14th September 2006

Larger-than-life LOST star JORGE GARCIA is thrilled he is being turned into an action figure - although he's disappointed the makers wouldn't let him change his looks for it. Characters JACK (MATTHEW FOX), KATE (EVANGELINE...

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Warner Jumps Into Downloadable Tv Biz

13th September 2006

NBC, ABC, and Warner Television announced a deal Tuesday that would make programs produced by Warner available online in two different versions. Under the first, the shows would be available as streaming video with commercials,...

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Moonves Says Abc Was "Partially Misled" By 9/11 Producers

13th September 2006

CBS Corp. Chairman Les Moonves added his voice to the controversy over rival ABC's miniseries The Path to 9/11. Speaking at a luncheon of the Hollywood Radio & TV Society in Beverly Hills. While remarking...

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Espn Touts Its Best Day Ever

13th September 2006

ESPN claimed Tuesday that its takeover of Monday Night Football produced its biggest audience ever -- some 9.1 million viewers. ESPN also noted that it was the second biggest audience ever to watch a cable...

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Nbc Dances In The End Zone

12th September 2006

NBC boasted on Monday that the debut of NBC Sunday Night Footballoutrated every Monday Night Football opener on ABC since 2000. Thetelecast, which saw the Indianapolis Colts defeat the New York Giants 26-21,scored a 14.3...

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American Airlines Latest Critic Of 9/11 Miniseries

12th September 2006

American Airlines on Monday joined critics of ABC's The Path to 9/11,saying that the film was "inaccurate and irresponsible in its portrayal ofthe airport check-in events that occurred on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001."It...

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At&t To Offer Cable Channels Online

12th September 2006

ABC said today (Tuesday) that it had reached agreements with some 20 cableTV networks to provide their content online for a package price of $20 permonth. While none of the broadcast networks is included in...

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Couric Returns Cbs News To #1

12th September 2006

By any measure, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric turned out tobe a huge success last week. According to figures released Monday by NielsenResearch, the news program averaged 10.2 million viewers between Tuesday,when Couric...

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Nightline Grows Koppel's Audience

11th September 2006

Despite concerns expressed by Ted Koppel in his valedictory comments on his final Nightline telecast last year that ABC would fill the time period with comedy shows if viewers did not watch his successors, the...

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Abc News Pounds Abc Entertainment's Path

11th September 2006

ABC aired Pt. 1 of its controversial The Path to 9/11 miniseries largely intact Sunday amid protests from former government officials depicted in the film. It was immediately followed by a special edition of Nightline...

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Abc Garners Big Ratings For Path

11th September 2006

The first night of The Path to 9/11 performed strongly in the ratings, coming in second only to Sunday Night Football on NBC. The miniseries posted a 7.6 rating and a 12 share in the...

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Disney Edits 9/11 Mini-series After Complaints From Clinton Officials

11th September 2006

LATEST: Walt Disney bosses edited parts of its new 9/11 TV mini-series after high-ranking officials in former US President BILL CLINTON's administration complained about alleged inaccuracies. Former Secretary Of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT and Clinton advisor...

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Clinton Foundation Furious At Tv Slurs

11th September 2006

LATEST: The Clinton Foundation is still angry with the makers of ABC drama THE PATH TO 9/11, accusing the US TV network of "choosing fiction over fact and entertainment over education". ABC reedited the first...

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Degeneres To Host Oscars

8th September 2006

Ellen DeGeneres will host next year's Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. She has previously hosted or co-hosted the Emmys three times and the Grammys twice. The 79th Oscar Awards...

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Bumpy Road For Abc's Path

8th September 2006

ABC is reportedly making edits in its upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11 in response to numerous complaints from former members of the Clinton administration who claimed that the film included depictions of events that...

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Couric's Ratings Fall, But She Remains Ahead

8th September 2006

On her third night anchoring the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric saw her ratings plunge from the stratosphere that they reached on Tuesday and Wednesday but remain ahead of those for the NBC and ABC...

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Uproar Over Abc's 9/11 Miniseries

7th September 2006

ABC's upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11 was being denounced as an unabashed political polemic by liberals and supporters of former President Bill Clinton Wednesday even as conservatives were hailing it as "pro-American" In a...

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Couric Wins Second Night

7th September 2006

Katie Couric's ratings triumph in her debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night did not come at the expense of her two main rivals, analysts observed Wednesday. Compared with their averages from...

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Clinton Officials Fight Disney Bosses Over New 9/11 Miniseries

7th September 2006

High-ranking officials in former US President BILL CLINTON's administration are attempting to pull the plug on a new 9/11 TV miniseries over alleged inaccuracies. Former Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT and Clinton advisor DOUGLAS BAND...

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Suri Cruise Makes Her News Debut, Too

6th September 2006

Couric's big "get" for her first newscast was Suri Cruise, or at any rate the first photograph of the 5-month-old daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz for the...

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Abc's 9/11 Miniseries Comes Under Fire

6th September 2006

ABC's upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11, which airs next Sunday and Monday nights, is being criticized as biased and inaccurate from all sides, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday). Among the critics, the...

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Couric Draws A Crowd

6th September 2006

As expected, all eyes were on Katie Couric Tuesday night as her debut as anchor of The CBS Evening News registered a 9.1 rating and a 17 share, according to Nielsen Research. It was the...

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Abc To Air 9/11 Miniseries Sans Ads

5th September 2006

ABC has decided its miniseries The Path to 9/11 is so controversial and sensitive that it plans to air it next week without commercials, Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday), citing ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson....

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Housewives Producers Launch Investigation After Sex Scene Is Leaked

1st September 2006

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES producers have launched an investigation in an effort to find out how a sex scene from the upcoming season of the show were leaked onto Internet site YouTube.com. Executives insist the provocative scene,...

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