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Olympics Set Record -- A Record Low

The 2006 Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy produced the lowest ratings since they were first recorded for the Games in 1968, Reuters reported Monday. The good news for NBC was that they averaged a 12.2...

Unions Battle Producers Over Ipod Residuals

It appeared Monday that the Internet was likely to become the new battleground between producers and film and TV unions. Unions representing writers, actors and directors each issued statements vowing to fight a decision by...

Will It Be The Real Deal For Nbc?

NBC will segue from contestants taking their chances on the ice and snow to contestants taking their chances on numbered suitcases this week as it revives the December hit Deal or No Deal, with host...

It's Strictly Ballroom As Olympics Fizzle Out

Faced with little competition from rival networks on Friday and Saturday, NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy easily dominated the ratings. But the Olympics ratings remained well off those produced by the...

Fascinating Fact 1085

Former MELROSE PLACE star HEATHER LOCKLEAR is in talks to play the lead in ABC comedy pilot WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Locklear would play a recently widowed woman who embarks on a new life...

Westin: Woodruff Is Sitting Up And Reacting To Family

ABC News chief David Westin has told staffers that World News Tonight co-anchor Bob Woodruff "continues to make good progress." In an email sent Thursday, Westin said, "The doctors are slowly bringing him out of...

Just Like A Must-see-tv Thursday

With CBS, the usual Thursday-night winner, drawing only so-so numbers with the new Survivor: Panama and two hours of reruns, NBC, which once dominated Thursday nights with its Must-See-TV lineup, was able to win the...

Tv News Blasted For Iraq Political Coverage

The editor of the New Republic has taken television news to task for shoddy reporting of the Iraqi political scene. In a column posted on the magazine's website on Tuesday, Peter Beinart observes that the...

New York Names Street For Peter Jennings

New York City today (Tuesday) renamed the street where ABC News is located Peter Jennings Way in honor of the ABC newscaster who died last August at age 67. The street was previously part of...

Lowest-rate Winter Olympics Ever?

As ratings for NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy remained substantially below the average that the network had promised advertisers, it appeared virtually certain that the network will be forced to give...

Idol Takes The Gold

Like a figure skater crashing to the ice, ratings for NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics tumbled Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The network's average for the two nights represented about half the viewers who tuned...

Bargain Bowl?

Advertisers who waited until the last minute to grab the remaining spots for ABC's Super Bowl telecast this year received 40-percent discounts, Advertising Age reported Tuesday. Moreover, in what amounted to taking money from one...

Olympics Ratings Reach A Peak -- On The Net

The number of viewers watching the Winter Olympics on NBC may be down significantly from the levels of 2002, but the numbers visiting NBCOlympics.com are up not only in comparison with the Salt Lake City...

Commander In Chief Gets Early Send Off

LATEST: US TV network ABC is pulling COMMANDER IN CHIEF off its schedule even earlier than anticipated, due to poor ratings. The GEENA DAVIS drama was scheduled to go on hiatus on 28 February...

Abc Likely To Lose Both Anchors For World News Tonight

Talk about a "complicated pregnancy" -- ABC is now facing the question of who will replace Elizabeth Vargas on World News Tonight when she gives birth to her second child sometime in August. The Philadelphia...

Olympics Beats Housewives, Loses To Anatomy

On Sunday night, NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics edged out ABC's Desperate Housewives in the 9:00 p.m. hour, as the Olympics scored a 14.7 rating and a 21 share versus a 14.5/20 for Housewives....

Vargas And Cohn Expecting A Baby

ABC news anchor ELIZABETH VARGAS and her singer/songwriter husband MARC COHN are expecting their second child together. The couple are already parents to three-year-old ZACHARY, while Cohn also has two children from a previous...

Teachers Union To Demonstrate Against Abc Commentator

The New York City teachers union has decided not to stage a demonstration at ABC's offices on Feb. 14 to protest John Stossel's recent 20/20 feature criticizing the public education system, Stossel said in an...

Cbs Cleans Up As Daytime Emmy Nods Are Announced

CBS, often an also-ran when it comes to Daytime Emmy nominations, led the pack Wednesday as it tallied 59 nominations. Syndicated shows collected 46, while ABC and PBS, which generally dominate at nomination time, placed...

Grammys Spin Down

Faced with competition from ABC's Lost and Fox's American Idol, CBS' telecast of the Grammy Awards produced disappointing ratings for the second year in a row. According to Nielsen overnights, the awards telecast averaged an...

Stones Blast Censorship Of Their Songs During Super Bowl

The Rolling Stones on Tuesday denounced the decision by ABC to censor the lyrics of two of the three songs they performed during Super Bowl halftime on Sunday. In a statement released by spokeswoman Fran...

A Super Week For Abc

ABC's telecast of the Super Bowl guaranteed the network a win for the week, but what may not have been so predictable was how big a lead it turned out to be. Not only did...

Abc's Nightly Newscast Comes Close To Overtaking Nbc's

With interest in the condition of co-anchor Bob Woodruff running high, ABC's World News Tonight came close to overtaking NBC Nightly News in the ratings last week. WNT, which usually attracts about 1 million fewer...

Operacion Triunfo Imported To Us

Spanish TV sensation, OPERACION TRIUNFO, is set to hit US shores. The reality show, a combination of AMERICAN IDOL and BIG BROTHER, has been a huge hit in Spain since launching in 2001, and...

Anatomy Scores Post-game Victory

ABC's Super Bowl XL telecast on Sunday averaged 90.72 million viewers making it the biggest audience draw on television since the Super Bowl telecast in 1996. At one time or another during the game, 141.4...

Disney Sells Off Most Of Its Radio Business

After shelling out $7.4 billion to purchase Pixar Animation, the Walt Disney will see its coffers partially refilled when it completes a $2.7 billion sale of its radio stations to Citadel Broadcasting, announced Monday. The...

Danza's Studio Flooded

Actor-turned-TV host TONY DANZA was forced to host his morning chat show without an audience on Monday (06FEB06) after his New York studio flooded over the weekend (04-05FEB06). The TAXI star, 54, arrived at...

Stones Agreed To Super Bowl Censorship

LATEST: Veteran rockers THE ROLLING STONES agreed to the censorship of sexually suggestive lyrics during their three-song set at the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday night (05FEB06). The band consented before the show...

Lost Finds Wga Awards For 23 Writers

Twenty-three writers will share the Writers Guild of America drama series award announced Saturday. They were last season's writers of ABC's Lost. By contrast only one writer takes home the comedy series award -- Larry...

Woodruff's Final Words Before Explosion Aired

The report that Bob Woodruff was broadcasting for ABC's World News Tonight when he was struck by shrapnel from a roadside explosion was finally broadcast on the program Friday night. The footage, rescued from a...

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'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...

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'Poltergeist''s New Cast Take On A Classic

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy

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Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December

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Brandon Flowers - I Can Change [Lyric] Video

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