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Law & Order Cancelled

Long-running U.S. cop show LAW & ORDER has been cancelled after 20 years.DICk Wolf's highly-successful New York-based drama premiered in America in 1990 and went on to spawn two separate spin-offs - Law & Order:...

Comcast Chief Cable Is An "Industry People Love To Hate"

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts admitted Tuesday that his company is part of an "industry people always love to hate." As reported by today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times , Roberts, interviewed at the National Cable &...

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...

Regrets? Idol Producers May Have Had A Few

American Idol did it Sinatra's way last week and saw its ratings plunge to their lowest level since 2002, the year the show debuted. Tuesday's performance episode attracted 17.5 million viewers, to place third for...

Deleted Betty White Skits Posted On Hulu

Ordinarily sketches and other performances that are dropped from variety shows and specials because of time constraints never see the light of day. But that was before networks owned stakes in video websites. On Monday,...

Betty White Shines As Snl Turns Golden With Girls

Betty White brought Saturday Night Live its highest ratings since last year's pesidential election as she co-hosted the late-night show and appeared in virtually all of its satirical sketches. The episode scored an 8.8 rating...

Did Babies Violate Child Labor Laws?

An Associated Press report that speculated that the filmmakers behind the documentary Babies may have violated California child labor laws by including a California infant as one of the stars has been blasted by James...

Leno's Ratings Improve

After spending two weeks drawing ratings no better than those that Conan O'Brien averaged when he hosted NBC's Tonight show, Jay Leno moved up a bit last week. True, his ratings increased just a tenth...

Nbc Anonymously Hits Back At O'brien

NBC executives are continuing to defend the network and Jay Leno against remarks made by Conan O'Brien on CBS's 60 Minutes Sunday night but are doing so "on background," according to Chicago Sun-Times TV columnist...

Moonves Hints Rival Hulu May Be Failing

CBS chief Les Moonves said Wednesday that "there has been some rumblings about some dissatisfaction" among the partners in Hulu, who include the Fox broadcast network, NBC, and ABC. During a conference call with investors,...

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...

Fallon To Host Emmys

NBC announced today (Tuesday) that Jimmy Fallon will host the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29. In a statement released by the network, Fallon, who was a presenter at last year's awards telecast -- and...

Nbc (Unofficially) Says Conan Lied On 60 Minutes

Although NBC has not formally responded to Conan O'Brien's remarks on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday, the celebrity website TMZ has rounded up some unnamed network sources who have claimed that O'Brien lied throughout the...

60 Minutes With Obama Draws Big Ratings

Who says Conan O'Brien can't draw big ratings? His appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes Sunday night produced the highest ratings of the night. The newsmagazine averaged a 9.9 rating and a 17 share, translating to...

Comcast, Time Warner Lose Suscribers But Gain Profits

Shares of Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, were up 5.5 percent at midday today (Thursday) following the company's announcement that its first-quarter net income was up 12 percent from a year ago. The result...

Letterman Lets Zingers Fly At Leno Again

Goaded by guest Dr. Phil McGraw, David Letterman Tuesday night returned to tweaking his late-night rival, Jay Leno. The CBS late-show host acknowledged that he enjoyed every minute of NBC's Conan O'Brien-Jay Leno fiasco earlier...

Conan To Be Interviews On 60 Minutes

Conan O'Brien has granted his first post- Tonight show interview to CBS's 60 Minutes , the New York Times reported today (Wednesday). Speaking with the newspaper, Steve Kroft, who conducted the interview, said that while...

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....

Nbc Stands By Its Dateline Feature About Detroit

NBC has rejected complaints from the Detroit chapter of the National Assn. of Black Journalists and several community activists that it presented an unbalanced and sensationalized portrait of the city on a recent Dateline program....

Conan Returns To The Scene Of His .... Crimes?

Conan O'Brien brought his Legally Prohibited to be Funny on TV tour to the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios, a stone's throw away from the NBC studio where he taped The Tonight Show. During his...

Ex-fcc Chief Martin Advising Black Group On Comcast-nbc Merger

The Beverly Hills-based National Coalition of African American Owned Media has retained former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin in its battle to prevent the proposed NBC Universal-Comcast merger. (In February, the Communications Workers of America also...

Jay's Ratings Fall Below Conan's

For the first time, Jay Leno's average weekly ratings among 18-49-year-old viewers has fallen below Conan O'Brien's, departing TheWrap.com TV analyst Joe Adalian observed on Thursday. Adalian noted that Leno averaged only a 1.0 rating...

Another Msnbc Host Is Shown The Door

MSNBC continues to have problems with its 3 00 p.m. hosts. Only a week ago it booted David Schuster out of the time period after Schuster taped a pilot for a CNN series without telling...

Hulu's Free Ride May Be Ending

Hulu, the online site that offers shows from NBC, Fox, and ABC -- and is owned by the corporate parents of those networks -- may have attracted a sizable number of viewers after its launch...

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...

Ferguson Eyeing Tv Role

British royal SARAH FERGUSON is planning a new career as a full-time TV presenter in the U.S.The Duchess of York has already landed a number of small television jobs, including guest slots on The View...

Nbc To Air U.s. Open In Primetime

While NBC remains in last place in the ratings with its scripted programming, it continues to rise to the fore with special live telecasts, particularly its sports coverage. In recognition of that presumably, it announced...

Nbc Says It Lost Less Than It Thought From The Olympics

While NBC had forecast that it would lose $250 million in its Winter Olympics telecasts, the actual loss came in at $199 million, according to an SEC filing by parent General Electric today (Friday). The...

Goodbye, Betty

ABC's Ugly Betty aired its series finale Wednesday night, and the results weren't pretty. The episode drew 5.4 million viewers, slightly better than its season average but nevertheless putting in last place in its 10...

Broadcasters Form Consortium To Produce Mobile Content

Some of broadcasting's biggest players, including the Fox and NBC networks as well as ION Television (partially owned by NBC), Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Belo, Media General, Meredith, Post-Newsweek, Raycom, and Hearst Television, have...

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