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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...

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...

Former Wnt Producer Faults Vargas

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz Sunday, former World News Tonight executive producer Emily Rooney said that ABC's decision to add Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer to the show during Woodruff's absence betrays...

Steelers Won Game, But Who Won Ad Bowl?

Critics had high praise for the quality of the commercials that advertisers paid ABC $2.5 million apiece to be broadcast during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast. New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliot said they represented...

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...

Up In The Sky: It's Super Ratings

Sunday's Super Bowl XL telecast from Detroit between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks did not break ratings records, but it was close enough. According to Nielsen overnights, the ABC telecast scored a 41.8...

Disney Profits Likely To Show Huge Drop, Say Analysts

Analysts are predicting that the Walt Disney Co., despite showing a marked improvement at its ABC television division, will probably report a sizable drop in first-quarter profit. Bloomberg News reported today (Monday) that Merrill Lynch...

Billy(club) Idol

American Idol mowed down its opposition again Wednesday night, drawing a 17.3 rating and a 27 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour, beating the ratings of all the other major networks combined, and giving Fox...

Will Indie Movies Pummel Oscar Ratings?

Movie critics and commentators who originally questioned whether a romantic film about two gay cowboys would be able to attract a mainstream audience are now wondering whether it will doom the Oscar telecast. Brokeback Mountain,...

Diane Sawyer And Charles Gibson To Replace Woodruff

Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will take turns co-anchoring ABC's World News Tonight with Elizabeth Vargas while Bob Woodruff recovers from his injuries, the New York Times and the Washington Post reported today (Wednesday), citing...

Idol Gives Fox A Win, Except ...

American Idol attracted near-record ratings last week, with the Tuesday edition placing first and the Wednesday, second. And while they were enough to give Fox a win among all the younger demographic groups, CBS won...

The Unmaking Of A President

ABC's Commander in Chief , which seemingly has endured as many crises as the real-life one, will go off the air on March 7 for what the network is now calling a temporary hiatus. The drama,...

Still-unconscious Woodruff Returning To U.s.

ABC co-anchor Bob Woodruff was being flown to the U.S. this morning (Tuesday) to undergo further treatment for body and head injuries he received in Iraq on Sunday. ABC reported that Woodruff briefly opened his...

Abc Co-anchor Woodruff Undergoes Brain Surgery

ABC co-anchor Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured in Iraq Sunday when the convoy in which he was riding was hit by an explosive device, underwent extensive brain surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in...

Stuntmen Recovering After All My Children Accident

Four stuntmen are recovering after an explosive special-effects laden scene in US soap ALL MY CHILDREN backfired. Show bosses at ABC have confirmed the four stunt people were injured in the blast, adding, "All...

Will Abc Stand For Apple Broadcasting Company?

As a result of the Disney-Pixar merger, Pixar chief Steve Jobs, who will become the merged company's largest individual stockholder, is likely to influence future plans of Disney's cable and TV companies and bring them...

Anatomy Of A Super-bowl Berth

ABC's hospital drama Grey's Anatomy, which has already benefited greatly from having the hit Desperate Housewives precede it on Sunday nights, will get another boost come Feb. 5 when it airs following the Super Bowl....

Abc News Duo See Uptick In Ratings

After experiencing a dip in the ratings as it debuted with co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff two weeks ago, World News Tonight saw its numbers rebound slightly in the second week, averaging 9.09 million...

Longoria Defends Housewives

Actress EVA LONGORIA has slammed at TV critics who berated DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES for having too many storylines in its second season. The Latina beauty claims the show is now more popular than ever, and...

Twenty Commandments?

ABC is planning to broadcast a new mini-series version of The Ten Commandments in April, just days after its annual showing of Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 classic starring Charlton Heston as Moses. "We think it's...

Lost Cast Members Become Instant Millionaires

The members of the cast of ABC's Lost have found wealth. The Hollywood Reporter reported today (Monday) that Disney's Touchstone Television has offered them almost $80,000 per episode to return for a third season, up...

Nfc Title Game Tops, But Housewives Beats It

What Sunday night's NFC title game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers may have lacked in excitement, it made up for in ratings. The game scored a whopping 17.6 rating and a 25 share...

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