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Jones Reynolds: 'Producers Told Me To Make Up A Story'

30th June 2006

LATEST: US talk show host STAR JONES REYNOLDS has accused ABC bosses of telling her to "make up a story" about her shock departure from THE VIEW. Jones Reynolds, 44, announced that she was leaving...

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Walters Says Star Jones "Betrayed" Her

28th June 2006

Barbara Walters, who produces The View, said Tuesday that she felt "betrayed" when Star Jones announced during the show that she was leaving the show. It had earlier been reported by People magazine that Jones...

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Cable Movie Beats The Networks

28th June 2006

In a rare instance of a cable television show beating the broadcast networks in the ratings, Sunday night's telecast of Broken Trail, starring Robert Duvall, wound up as the highest-rated program of the night, drawing...

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Walters 'Betrayed' By Jones Reynolds

28th June 2006

US TV veteran BARBARA WALTERS feels "betrayed" by her THE VIEW co-host STAR JONES REYNOLDS following her shock on-air announcement of her departure from the talk show. Walters, 74, was stunned when Jones Reynolds, 44,...

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Jones Reynolds Refutes Walters' Rating Claims

28th June 2006

LATEST: US TV presenter STAR JONES REYNOLDS has hit back at former THE VIEW co-host BARBARA WALTERS' claim she was 'fired' from the show due to poor individual ratings. Walters, 74, was stunned when Jones...

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Big Ten Signs Big Contracts

23rd June 2006

The Big Ten college conference signed two major TV contracts Wednesday. In one, it renewed its deal with Disney's ABC and ESPN for another 10 years. In another, it signed on with News Corp's Fox...

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Nbc Nearly Sweeps Murrow Broadcast Awards

22nd June 2006

NBC News won six of the ten Edward R. Murrow Awards announced Wednesday by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). The awards included Overall Excellence, Newscast (NBC Nightly News, "Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans in Turmoil),...

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Another Talent Show Is Hot On Arrival

22nd June 2006

The debut of the Simon Cowell-produced America's Got Talent delivered huge ratings (for a summer show) for NBC over two hours of primetime Wednesday night, giving the fourth-place network an easy win for the night....

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A Slam Dunk For Abc's Nba Telecasts

21st June 2006

The big ratings winner last week was the NBA Finals, whose audience soared 12 percent from last year. Not only did ABC's coverage of Sunday's Game 5 between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks...

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Abc Declares Free Internet Test A Success

20th June 2006

ABC's two-month Internet test -- in which it allowed viewers to watch a handful of hit shows online for free at any time during the week after they aired -- turned out to be a...

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Fry Revives Abc

20th June 2006

MARTIN FRY has reformed his popular 1980s band ABC and hit the road for a summer (06) tour. The band enjoyed a number of hits in the 1980s including THE LOOK OF LOVE and POISON...

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Winkler Flashes Back To Fonzie

19th June 2006

HENRY WINKLER experienced a flash-back while filming his latest movie CLICK, as he was made-up to resemble his iconic character FONZIE. The 60-year-old star had to age from 24 to 86 during the movie and...

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World Cup Beating Stanley Cup

16th June 2006

Although there has been much debate in recent years over whether Americans have much interest in soccer, one thing has certainly emerged from the TV ratings over the past week: they're more interested in soccer...

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Woodruff Returns To Abc Newsroom

14th June 2006

ABC newsman Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured in Iraq last January, returned to the ABC newsroom Tuesday to visit his colleagues, telling them tearfully, "I've missed you all." He said that after spending 36...

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Bbc Shuts Down Outdoor World Cup Screens In England

13th June 2006

Avid British soccer fans, who have a reputation for what the British call "hooliganism," have forced the BBC to turn off giant TV screens showing World Cup matches in London and Liverpool after violent clashes...

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Report: Gibson Schemed To Land Abc Anchor Pot

13th June 2006

A lengthy article in the current New York magazine has depicted ABC's World News Tonight anchor Charles Gibson as a cunning opportunist who rode roughshod over colleagues including Diane Sawyer, Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff...

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Dateline Puts Nbc On Top Wednesday

8th June 2006

ABC and CBS may be cutting back on their output of news magazines, but NBC is increasing the number of hours of Dateline -- at least during the summer. On Wednesday night NBC offered two...

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Gibson Lifts Abc Newscast Back To Second Place

7th June 2006

Charlie Gibson's first week as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight saw the news program regain second place from the CBS Evening News. However, both programs saw a downturn in audience numbers with ABC drawing...

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Nbc Returns To Top Of Ratings Heap

7th June 2006

NBC executives must have waxed nostalgic Tuesday as one of its shows topped the weekly Nielsens among total viewers for the first time since the network aired a Dateline report about Hurricane Katrina last September....

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Vargas Says She Wasn't Pushed

6th June 2006

Elizabeth Vargas has responded to feminists who have expressed harsh skepticism over statements by ABC and Vargas herself about why she was replaced last week by Charles Gibson as anchor of World News Tonight. In...

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Telenovelas: The New Reality?

6th June 2006

Next season appears to be shaping up as the season of the telenovelas -- soap-opera-type serials airing from beginning to end over five days of an entire week. ABC announced Monday that it has entered...

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More Morning Strain Hits Good Morning America

5th June 2006

The morning TV upheaval has become more turbulent with the announcement that Good Morning America executive producer Ben Sherwood is quitting effective Oct. 1. In a message to the show's staff on Friday, Sherwood said...

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Gibson Travels Into Controversy

2nd June 2006

Only days after signing on as the new permanent anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, Charles Gibson was under fire for remarks made in New York magazine that seemed to suggest that there was little...

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Nbc.com Is Top Network Website

2nd June 2006

NBC's game show Deal or No Deal has not only helped lift the network's sagging ratings, it has also drawn a huge number of visitors to its website, making it the most visited website operated by...

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Correspondent Logan Anxious To Return To Baghdad

1st June 2006

CBS Correspondent Lara Logan says that the killing of two of her colleagues and the critical wounding of another won't deter her from returning to Baghdad. Now working on a story in Sudan, Logan told...

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Sawyer Quitting Abc?

30th May 2006

Diane Sawyer may be planning to leave Good Morning America and perhaps the network itself next year, the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), citing reliable reports, including an item in the trade magazine Broadcasting...

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Injured Cbs Reporter Flown To Germany

30th May 2006

The CBS Evening News, which had featured correspondent Kimberly Dozier's reports from Iraq, provided some details about her condition Monday after she was critically injured by a car bomb earlier in the day. Her cameraman,...

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Nbc May No Longer Lead Off "Upfronts"

29th May 2006

NBC, which has traditionally been the first network to unveil its fall programming to advertisers in the so-called May "upfronts," may give up the lead-off spot next year after seeing its rivals quickly target its...

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Getting "Gitmo"

29th May 2006

Lara Setrakian, an off-air ABC reporter who scored a major beat last week by interviewing a group of five recently freed Guantánamo detainees, has criticized TV coverage of the "Gitmo" camp. In an interview with...

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Nbc Won't Pull Out Of Thursday Heavyweight Battle

26th May 2006

NBC has apparently given up hope of regaining Thursday-night supremacy. After first slotting the new Aaron Sorkin series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip into the 9:00 p.m. time slot, for years its highest-rated period...

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