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Nbc Exec Insists He Had A "Logical" Late-night Plan

NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin admitted Tuesday that he expected everyone to go along with his plan to reshuffle the network's late-night lineup, putting Jay Leno on at 11 30 p.m, Conan O'Brien on a...

Mel Gibson Has Earplug Solution

Mel Gibson wears earplugs so his baby daughter can't wake him at night.The 'What Women Want' actor admits he allows three-month-old Lucia's mother Oksana Grigorieva soothe her when she wakes up in the early hours...

Nbc Skating On Thin Ice In Vancouver

NBC, which has already acknowledged that it expects to lose $200-250 million on its coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, has insisted that it won't attempt to save money on it by cutting corners. However,...

O'brien Leaves On A High Note

Total audience figures for Conan O'Brien's farewell appearance as host of The Tonight Show are not expected to be released until later today (Monday) but preliminary overnight ratings indicated that O'Brien not only beat his...

Conan Likely To Get Huge Send-off Tonight

Conan O'Brien is expected to draw a massive audience for his final appearance as host of The Tonight Show tonight -- the last night he will be able to fire humorous insults at NBC executives...

Nbc And Conan Sign Divorce Papers

It's all over but the joking. NBC confirmed early today (Thursday) that it had reached a deal under which Conan O'Brien will leave the network after his final Tonight show on Friday. Reports indicated that...

O'brien Continues His Laugh Assault On Nbc Execs

Conan O'Brien continued to milk his own predicament at NBC for laughs Tuesday night, saying during his monologue, "I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios' amusement park, enjoying their brand-new ride, The Tunnel of Litigation."...

Leno Presents His Case

On his show Monday night, Jay Leno set aside his jokes over the late-night mess and waxed serious to explain why he had remained loyal to the network. He recalled that in May 2009, he...

Leno's 2004 Tonight Comments Are Replayed

Jay Leno's 2004 comments on NBC's announcement that he would be replaced as host of The Tonight Show in 2009 may be coming back to haunt him. Over the weekend, the website FunnyOrDIE.com dug out...

Zucker It Will All Blow Over

NBC chief Jeff Zucker has dismissed criticism that the wrangling over Jay Leno's imminent return to The Tonight Show and the forced departure of Conan O'Brien from the time period have left Leno damaged goods...

Conan's Exit Papers May Be Delivered Today

NBC is expected to announce as early as today (Monday) that Conan O'Brien will leave The Tonight Show on Friday and that Jay Leno will return as host of the late-night show on March 1,...

Idol Slips -- But No Rival Comes Close

After roaring back with imposing ratings for its season debut on Tuesday, American Idol saw its numbers slump on Wednesday. Although Tuesday's ratings beat last year's opener, Wednesday's were down 11.6 percent from a year...

Nbc's Late-night Tumult Grows Nastier

NBC's critics were accusing network brass of speaking out of both sides of their mouths Thursday as the tumult over their late-night programming decisions grew louder. On the one hand, NBC Sports and Olympics Chairman...

Reports Conan Planning To Exit Nbc

Even as NBC executives remained stone silent on Conan O'Brien's stated refusal to go along with their plans to move The Tonight Show to 12 05 a.m., the Internet was rife with rumors about what...

Letterman "It's All About The Money"

David Letterman, who knows what it is like to have a run-in with NBC executives, got off what were arguably the most insightful comments about the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien muddle Tuesday night. "Now, here's the...

Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

Idol Returns -- With A Bang

Lingering worries that American Idol could be running out of steam were quickly dispelled Tuesday when the talent show's new season kicked off with ratings that were significantly above those for Idol' s last season...

Jay, Conan Bite The Hand That Feeds Them

NBC executives who have been pummeled by critics in recent days for their failed effort to move Jay Leno into the 10 00 p.m. primetime period and their current effort to salvage the situation by...

Jay Walking To Old Time Slot, But Where's Conan Going?

Aborting after four months what it had originally promised would be a one-year incubation of The Jay Leno Show at 10 00 p.m., NBC said Sunday that it will return to conventional programming in that...

Bcs Telecast Scores For Abc

Demonstrating that nothing -- absolutely nothing -- can beat football on television, ABC's coverage of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Texas Thursday night averaged a whopping 30 million viewers between 8 30 p.m....

Nbc To Invest In New Programs

After attempting to reduce the cost of developing new programs in general and avoiding the expensive production costs of pilots in particular, NBC is now planning to spend more than previously on promising projects and...

Leno Beats Reruns -- On Nbc

NBC has said all along that once television networks began airing reruns, The Jay Leno Show would shine. And Wednesday night proved the network right. The Leno show did shine Wednesday, but only when compared...

Leno's Rivals Begin Reruns, But His Ratings Remain Flat

NBC's hope that Jay Leno's ratings would surge as competitors went into rerun mode has not materialized. All of the Leno show's opposition this week have been repeats, and although their numbers have been down,...

Leno Improves Against Reruns -- Slightly

TV analysts will be keeping an eye on The Jay Leno Show for the next few weeks as it faces a slew of repeats by competitors in the 10 00 p.m. hour. NBC has said...

Top-rated Tv Shows Of 2009 Named

Nielsen today (Friday) released its annual list of top-rated TV series, with Fox's American Idol once again taking the top-two positions. Two new shows also made the list, CBS's NCIS Los Angeles at No. 6,...

Cable Continues To Expand While Broadcast Shrinks

Cable television viewing has continued to cut into the ratings for the broadcast networks this season and now accounts for 60.6 percent of the audience, according to the latest data from Turner Research and Nielsen...

Loser Makes Leno A Winner

Suggesting that ratings for The Jay Leno Show might be a whole lot stronger if its lead-in shows were as well, Tuesday night's episode drew 8.40 million viewers after it followed the season finale of...

Nightline Now Beats Rivals Even Among Adults 18-49

ABC's Nightline, which once faced the threat of extinction if ABC made a deal to hire Jay Leno after he left the Tonight show, now finds itself not only beating David Letterman and Conan O'Brien...

Monday Night Football On Espn Beats The Nets

Once again ESPN's Monday Night Football outdrew everything on broadcast television Monday night as 21.4 million tuned in to the game between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans, where...

Ugly Betty To Get A More Appealing Time Slot

After audiences found the Friday-night time slot for Ugly Betty unattractive, the network has reportedly decided to move it to Wednesday nights at 10 00 p.m., taking over the slot being vacated by the failed...

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