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Leno's Loss Is Not Other Networks' Gain

Hopes by NBC's rivals that they would pick up viewers who deserted the network when it installed Jay Leno in the 10 00 p.m. hour have not materialized, according to an analysis of ratings research...

Leno's Ratings Improve

Jay Leno -- along with NBC programming executives -- may have felt especially thankful on Thanksgiving as the latest ratings appeared to indicate that the exodus of viewers from his primetime talk show had halted...

Leno Gives Away A Car On Thanksgiving

JAY LENO gave a U.S. serviceman something to be extra grateful for on Thanksgiving (26Nov09) - the TV talk show host presented him with a brand new car.The funnyman invited men and women serving in...

Ratings Continue To Climb For Nbc's Mercy

NBC's hospital drama Mercy continued its impressive ratings rise Wednesday night as it averaged 7.8 million viewers and placed first in the 8 00 p.m. hour. One of the worst-reviewed new shows, Mercy has managed...

Nbc Stations Say Leno Hurts Their Morning News Shows, Too

Some station managers and news directors at NBC affiliates are complaining that the poor performance of The Jay Leno Show at 10 00 p.m. nightly has not only lowered the ratings of their local newscasts...

Producers Revamp The Jay Leno Show

Hoping to halt the continued exodus of viewers, producers of The Jay Leno Show have returned it to a format resembling Leno's Tonight show, with "signature" pieces being brought forward to the beginning of the...

Msnbc.com Runs Anti-leno Item

Now even MSNBC.com, whose corporate sibling, NBC, made the decision to broadcast The Jay Leno Show at 10 00 p.m. each night, has joined the number of media outlets criticizing that decision. In an article...

21.15 Million Watch Final Series Game

The New York Yankees' 27th World Series victory was watched by an average of 21.15 million viewers on Fox Wednesday night -- nearly as many as tuned in to the other three networks combined. During...

Tnt To Air All 13 Episodes Of Southland

It is now official The TNT channel has picked up Southland , the NBC show that initially drew solid ratings and reviews when it replaced E.R. last season, then was dumped when the Jay Leno...

Scandal Fails To Hurt Letterman

The scandal that followed allegations that David Letterman was being blackmailed by a CBS News producer who claimed to have evidence that he had been having sexual relations with female staffers has not hurt the...

Leno He's Heard The Naysayers Before

Jay Leno is taking a been-there-done-that attitude toward negative media reaction to his new 10 00 p.m. variety/talk show. "I've been through this a number of times," he told Broadcasting & Cable magazine. He said...

Octo-dad Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has become a father for the eighth time.The 'Lethal Weapon' actor's girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva gave birth to a baby girl on Friday (30.10.09) and both mother and daughter are said to be doing...

Phillies' Win Draws Big Crowd

A rain-soaked Game 1 of the World Series certainly didn't dampen the enthusiasm of baseball fans Wednesday night as they flocked to their TV sets to watch the Philadelphia Phillies clobber the New York Yankees...

Former Female Letterman Writer Speaks Out

A former female writer on David Letterman's talk show (when it aired on NBC) has claimed that not only was the talk show host having sexual relationships with female staffers at the time (1988) but...

Leno's Ratings Sag Further And Now The Bad News

NBC's flagship station in Los Angeles has seen its ratings for its 11 00 p.m. newscast drop 26 percent since The Jay Leno show began airing nightly at 10 00 p.m. last month. At the...

Tallying The Cost Of The Leno Move

NBC has lost 30 percent of its viewers in the 10 00 p.m. hour since it turned the hour over to Jay Leno last month, Advertising Age reported today (Tuesday), citing figures from a research...

Advertising Age Columnist Whacks Nbc On "Leno Strategy"

Advertising Age media columnist Simon Dumenco has excoriated NBC for its decision to replace its nightly 10 00 p.m. programming with The Jay Leno Show. In an article headlined "Top 10 Lessons to Learn from...

Football Tv's Most Expensive Ticket

This season, NBC is offering both the most expensive and the cheapest TV spots on network television, according to Advertising Age. The highest-priced 30-second spot averages #339,700 for Sunday Night Football, it noted. By contrast,...

Are Leno's Days Numbered?

In what appeared to be a direct acknowledgment that NBC's Jay Leno strategy has not succeeded, NBC Universal Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin said Thursday that "while we think we need to produce economically, the goal...

Boston Film Critic Calls Leno Show "An Experiment Gone Wrong"

The television critic for Jay Leno's hometown newspaper The Boston Globe has joined the chorus calling for NBC to pull the plug on The Jay Leno Show . In today's (Tuesday) column, the Globe 's...

Will Nbc Affiliates Drop Leno?

Some local NBC affiliates have become so concerned about the dreadful ratings of the new Jay Leno Show that they may bump the show and insert "alternatives" of their own choosing in the 10 00...

Leno Beats Eastwick ; Eastwick Likely To Go South

ABC's Eastwick continued to be the only network program that is drawing fewer viewers than Jay Leno's on NBC. On Wednesday, Eastwick drew just 5.09 million viewers at 10 00 p.m., while Leno attracted 6.16...

In Latest Ratings, Cbs Remains Powerful; Nbc, Weak

CBS's long-running NCIS and its spin-off NCIS Los Angeles dealt a powerful one-two punch to their competition last week. Together with The Good Wife , they captured every half hour of primetime last Tuesday night...

Comics Ecalate Obama Spoofs

For the first time in memory, winning the Nobel Peace Prize has become the subject of late-night lampooning by TV talk-show hosts and Saturday Night Live . The latest comedy attack follows an SNL sketch...

Is Leno Helping Or Harming Nbc?

The continuously dwindling audience for the new Jay Leno Show appears to be having a domino effect on the rest of NBC's schedule, the ratings for the local newscasts that follow it, the Conan O'Brien-hosted...

Southland Goes South

NBC on Thursday canceled Southland , the TV drama that replaced long-running E.R. on its Thursday-night schedule last season. Today's (Friday) New York Times reported that six new episodes of the series had already been...

Nbc Thrown For A Loss In New Season

NBC, which showed off some muscle during the summer and then made a grand entrance into the new season with its new Jay Leno Show, Sunday Night Football, and the wind-up of America's Got Talent,...

Universal's Latest Slasher Hits Front Office

The guillotine that several studio experts had been saying for weeks was poised over the heads of Universal Pictures' co-chairmen Marc Shmuger and David Linde finally fell Monday. The two were removed even as reports...

Letterman Zinged By Fellow Late-night Hosts

David Letterman got a taste of his own schtick from fellow late-night hosts and Saturday Night Live following his admission that he had had sex with members of his staff and was being blackmailed. Jay...

Will Comcast And Nbc Merge?

After initially expressing skepticism about a report that originated with Sharon Waxman's TheWrap.com, prominent business news media on Thursday confirmed from their own sources that General Electric, the principal owner of NBC Universal and Comcast,...

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