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Nbc Expands Nightly News -- On The Web

In an effort to make available more produced news material than ordinarily makes the cut for its nightly newscast, NBC News has announced plans to launch a new website Wednesday that will provide longer versions...

Couric's Loss May Be Gibson's Gain

For Katie Couric, the news has not improved -- the news concerning The CBS Evening News, that is. According to Nielsen Research figures reported by the New York Times, her newscast drew one million fewer...

Williams Says He Picked Michael Douglas As New Announcer

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams said Tuesday that it was his idea to replace the program's long-time announcer with Michael Douglas. The previous announcer, Howard Reig, retired two years ago. In an interview with...

Cbs Returns To Top Spot In Ratings

Ratings for CBS's Survivor: China may have been considerably lower than those for past Survivor series but they were strong enough last week to give the network an easy win over its rivals. Daily Variety...

Michael Douglas -- New Announer For Nightly News

With little fanfare except for the one that accompanies his voice, Michael Douglas became the new announcer of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams Monday night. "A word about the new voice you heard at...

Nbc Nightly News To Have Celebrity Announcer

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams closed Friday's newscast with the announcement that on Monday, the program will "be debuting our new announcer, a new voice at the very top of the broadcast you'll hear...

Nbc Newscast Edges Out Abc's

In the nightly news race, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams edged ahead of ABC's World News With Charles Gibson during the November sweeps month, with the NBC program averaging 9.2 million viewers and the...

Dancing Sweeps To The Top

Last week's penultimate Dancing With the Stars competition show on Monday night hoofed it to the top of the ratings as 22.85 million viewers tuned in. It marked the fourth time in the last five...

Fox's Smith Now Top-paid Cable News Anchor

Under a new three-year contract, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will be paid $7-8 million a year, making him the highest-paid news anchor on cable TV and giving him a salary close to that paid...

Fires Boost News Numbers

Last week's wildfires in Southern California fired up the ratings of each of the network nightly newscasts, with ABC's World News With Charles Gibson drawing its largest audience since February. (A Gibson-hosted 20/20 special on...

New York Local Newscast And Nightly News Teaming Up

NBC's flagship station in New York, WNBC-TV, is moving its 5:00 p.m. newscast anchored by veteran Chuck Scarborough to 7:00 p.m., renaming it New York Nightly News, and developing a transition from NBC Nightly News...

Singing Bee Loses More Viewers

NBC's The Singing Bee lost a lot of its sting last week as it lost its top spot on the weekly Nielsen ratings list, falling to No. 6. It was replaced by CBS's CSI: Crime...

Gibson Goes On Holiday; Williams Rises In Ratings

During a week when Charles Gibson was on vacation and was spelled on ABC's World News by the relatively youthful David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams took back the top...

Gibson Extends His Lead Among News Anchors

Among the nightly newscasts, World News With Charles Gibson expanded its lead over NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week as it drew 7.5 million viewers to NBC's 6.8 million. It was the widest...

Abc's Newscast Beats Nbc's For First Time In A Decade

ABC's World News With Charles Gibson was the top-rated nightly news program from April through June, beating out the traditional winner, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. It was the first quarterly win for an...

Anchors Fume Over Paris

Many local and cable news anchors abandoned any pretense of impartiality Thursday as they openly scorned a decision by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to release Paris Hilton from jail after only three days....

Couric Newscast Also Touches Bottom

Meanwhile, members of the audience for the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric continued to desert, dwindling to a new record low of 5,495,000 average total viewers, down 464,000 from a week earlier, the previous...

More Viewers Leaving Katie

The audience for the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric continues to erode. Last week, the total fell below six million viewers for the first time, averaging just 5,960,000, down 15 percent from the comparable...

Gibson Newscast Takes Second Sweeps Period

For the second consecutive sweeps period, ABC's World News With Charles Gibson beat NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, widening its lead significantly. The ABC newscast averaged 7.95 million viewers in May versus 7.3 million...

Rolling Stone

Stone Phillips, who has co-anchored Dateline since the NBC news magazine debuted in 1992, will be leaving the show next month, the network announced Tuesday. The cost-cutting move, which came as a surprise even to...

Couric Newscast Ratings Fall To Record Low

During a week that saw the ratings of all evening newscasts decline, the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric declined the most, falling to 6.05 million viewers -- the fewest ever recorded (or at least...

Will Brokaw Rescue Nbc Nightly News?

The slippage of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams into second place among the evening newscasts can be blamed on the overall ratings slide of the network, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw has told the...

Brokaw Congratulates Capus On Handling Of Killer's Tapes

As NBC News President Steve Capus was being lambasted by both liberal and conservative critics for airing the video sent to the network by Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-hui, he received a telephone call from...

World News -- With A Single Sponsor

One-upping (or perhaps three-upping) NBC, which broadcast an edition of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams with a single sponsor, Philips Electronics, last December, ABC announced Wednesday that ABC World News with Charles Gibson plans...

Gibson Forges Ahead Of Williams

In a neck-and-neck ratings race among the evening news shows, ABC's World News with Charles Gibson pulled ahead of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week. Gibson drew 8.64 million viewers; Williams, 8.32 million....

Williams Turns Up In Baghdad

Although it denied as "utter nonsense" speculation that it was motivated by a desire to boost its ratings, NBC has sent Brian Williams to Baghdad, making him the first network anchor to report from that...

After Reported Feud Ends With Reiss, Williams Makes Nice

NBC News confirmed Thursday that John Reiss is stepping down as executive producer of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams effective today (Friday). Although some reports indicated that Reiss was leaving because of friction between...

Gibson Rises

In a stunning upset, ABC's World News With Charles Gibson has apparently beaten NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams in the February sweeps, both in overall households and in adults 25-54, according to preliminary Nielsen...

Neck-and-neck News Race

In the nightly news race, NBC and ABC continued their mano-a-mano battle, with NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams claiming the largest number of overall viewers and ABC World News With Charles Gibson, the most...

Gibson Takes Lead In News Race

For the first time ABC's World News With Charles Gibson has overtaken NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams -- in total viewers as well as adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Research. "Reaching that point, if...

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