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Bachelorette ; Congrats Are In Order

ABC said Tuesday that Monday's season finale of The Bachelorette After the Final Rose brought it its largest Monday summer audience in over 10 years. Its 11.5 million viewers beat CBS and NBC programming combined...

Report Cnn Had Hoped To Replace King With Couric

Unfavorable timing prevented CNN from naming Katie Couric to replace Larry King when he steps down in the fall, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing an unnamed person close to Couric, the newspaper...

The Bachelorette Rises To No. 1

ABC's hit summer reality series The Bachelorette rose to the top of the Nielsen ratings heap last week as it drew 7.55 million viewers. The number amounted to not a lot by ordinary standards and...

More Cbs Discussions About Dumping Couric?

Top executives at CBS have discussed the possibility of buying out the remainder of Katie Couric's contract in September and replacing her on the CBS Evening News this fall, New York magazine reported on its...

Cbs Is First -- And Last

CBS led again in the Nielsen ratings as the most-watched television network last week, but it was the least-watched network among the key group of adults 18-49. That honor fell to Fox, which has been...

Networks Share Ratings Spotlight

Each of the broadcast networks had something to boast about with the release of last week's ratings (delayed because of the Fourth of July holiday). Although it aired more repeats than any other network, CBS...

Odds Are On Morgan To Replace King

Despite repeated denials by CNN that it is in talks with America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan to replace Larry King, Morgan remains the clear favorite among online bookmakers. As of this morning (Monday), Morgan...

The (Live) King Is Dead; Long Live The (Taped) King

After weeks of rumors that he was about to end his CNN show because of plunging ratings and internal strife at the cable news network, Larry King posted this message on his Twitter account late...

Sawyer Narrows Gap With Williams

Among the nightly newscasts last week, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer continued to cut into the lead of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week. ABC said that compared to the same week...

Report Bp Blocking Reporters' Access To Oil Spill Sites

British Petroleum may be more effective at containing the news media than it has been at containing the Gulf oil spill, the Washington Post has suggested, noting that the company has, in effect, assumed control...

The 2009-2010 Season Is Over

The last full week of the 2009-2010 broadcast season was won by ABC, an also-ran through most of the season, among adults 18-49 and by CBS among viewers overall. ABC was helped by a full...

Idol Is Again Tv's Most-watched Show

Heading towards the final competition showdown, Fox's American Idol regained its position as the most-watched television show last week, with Wednesday's results show drawing 19.57 million viewers and Tuesday's performance show, 19.17 million. ABC's Monday-night...

Rather Says Cbs News/cnn Merger Would Be Advantageous

Dan Rather, who still occupied the anchor's desk on the CBS Evening News when CBS and CNN first began discussions about merging their news operations, has told a New York interviewer that there could be...

Will Cbs News And Cnn Merge At Last?

CBS News and CNN are once again talking about combining their operations, published reports said on Tuesday. The reports suggested that the talks, which have been ongoing for years, were likely to come to fruition...

Dancing Leads, Idol Steps Back

ABC's Dancing with the Stars retained its title as the most-watched television show of the week as it attracted 20.4 million viewers, edging out Wednesday's results edition of American Idol , which drew 20.1 million...

Dancing Trips Idol Again

Once again, Fox's American Idol was not the top-rated show last week. For the third consecutive week, it was beaten out by ABC's Dancing with the Stars , whose Monday edition attracted 21.07 million viewers....

Networks Stuck With Summer-like Ratings

It suddenly looked like summer last week as overall viewing plummeted to its lowest level since the week of July 13, 2009. To be sure, the biggest shows like Dancing with the Stars and American...

Ratings For Country Music Awards Drop

Although other awards telecasts and specials throughout this season have seen their ratings surge over last year, with some setting new records, such was not the case with Sunday night's telecast of the Academy of...

Sawyer Continues To Gain On Williams

ABC's Diane Sawyer narrowed the ratings gap between herself and NBC's Brian Williams further last week. Sawyer attracted 2.04 million 25-54-year-old viewers last week versus 2.40 million who watched Williams. CBS's Katie Couric drew just...

Abc's Sawyer Chasing Nbc's Williams

ABC's nightly newscast last week appeared to be narrowing the ratings gap between it and NBC's for the first time since Diane Sawyer took over as anchor last year. Among the key demographic group of...

Cbs And Fox Dominate Ratings

Once again, judging from Nielsen's top ten list, it looked like a two-horse ratings race last week as Fox landed the top two spots with its two editions of American Idol and CBS took the...

Fox's Idol Remains Top Show; Cbs, Top Network

All three American Idol episodes once again dominated the top-ten Nielsen chart among both overall viewers and those 18-49. But every other show on the chart aired on CBS, which won the week among overall...

Olympics Win Gold Ratings; So Does Idol

So far as the Nielsen top ten list was concerned last week, it was all either Winter Olympics or American Idol . Not another show made the list. Looking below the top ten, the standouts...

Cbs And Abc News Hard Hit By Downturn

Without a cable news site to help share the costs, the news divisions of CBS and ABC are continuing to lose money, with little relief in sight, except for the prospect of further downsizing, the...

All Seven Olympics Telecasts Make Top Ten

Seven Winter Olympics telecasts -- one for each day -- two American Idol telecasts, and one Undercover Boss telecast comprised the Nielsen top ten for last week. In fact, there was hardly any competition at...

Newsy Week Helps Nightly Newscasts

Ratings for all three network nightly newscasts shot up last week thanks to the Vancouver Olympics (and the earlier tragic accident that took the life of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili), the East Coast snowstorm, and...

90 Cbs News Employees Cut; Couric Keeps $14-Million Salary

As expected, another round of layoffs was officially announced at CBS News on Wednesday, but the number of employees immediately affected was larger than anticipated, with some reports indicating that as many as 90 persons...

Grammys Shine In Ratings

The Grammy Awards were back in the spotlight last week as 25.87 million viewers tuned in to CBS's Sunday-night telecast, up 35 percent from last year, when the telecast attracted 19 million, according to Nielsen...

New Wave Of Cutbacks Hits Cbs News

CBS News, whose nightly newscast anchored by Katie Couric has failed to make any significant gains against its rivals, is planning to fire as many as 100 employees, or 7 percent of its 1,400-person staff,...

Fox Crushes Rivals With Football, Idol

Scoring the highest ratings for a non-Super Bowl NFL telecast in 28 years, Sunday's telecast of the NFC Championship Game between Minnesota and New Orleans easily beat everything else on television last week as it...

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