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Market Soars; Media Stocks Soar Higher

1st December 2011

The Dow Jones Average rose 490 points on Wednesday -- up 4.2 percent -- but many media stocks soared even higher. While none of them were directly affected by the major driving forces of the...

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Dancing Waltzes Off With Ratings Victory

30th November 2011

Dancing with the Stars' s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode -- Tuesday's results show -- landed...

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Abc Bosses Deny Pan Am Will Be Grounded

30th November 2011

Bosses at America's Abc network have assured fans of new TV drama Pan Am the show has not been grounded after star Karine Vanasse hinted it's facing the axe.The series, about the airline's jet-setting staff,...

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Macy's Parade Rises Again In Ratings

28th November 2011

The 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC drew the kind of ratings that primetime producers dream about. It was watched by 21.4 million viewers, off just 3 percent from the 22.1 million who...

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Lady Gaga Got Naked For Tony Bennett Sketches

25th November 2011

Lady Gaga has sensationally revealed how she stripped down for legendary jazz crooner Tony Bennett, who proceeded to sketch her for Vanity Fair magazine. The pop superstar revealed the news during her Abc special 'A...

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Reportedly Triggers Epileptic Seizures

25th November 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Part 1, the penultimate movie in the huge grossing Twilight movie franchise, is being blamed for triggering a number of epileptic seizures in theatres across America.Californian resident Brandon Gephart was rushed...

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Lady Gaga Stripped Down For Tony Bennett Nude Sketch

25th November 2011

Lady Gaga released her special festive EP 'A Very Gaga Holiday' following a 90-minute Thanksgiving special on Abc last night (24 November, 2011). The show, titled 'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving' was conceived and directed by...

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Thanksgiving Knocks Stuffing Out Of Ratings

24th November 2011

The night before Thanksgiving usually attracts some of the lowest midweek ratings of the entire regular season, and Wednesday was no exception. ABC's Modern Family , the network's highest-rated scripted show, lost 20 percent of...

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Nbc First With Football, Last With Everything Else

23rd November 2011

Once again NBC's Sunday Night Football ranked No. 1 for the week with 20.3 million viewers tuning in -- but football was all she wrote for the struggling network, whose second-highest-rated show, Law and Order...

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Another Ratings Sour Note For American Music Awards

22nd November 2011

After last year's worst ratings ever, producers of the American Music Awards on ABC attempted to boost them this year by turning the awards presentation into more of a musical/variety show. It didn't work. The...

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Michelle Obama Booed At Nascar Event

21st November 2011

Michelle Obama may have been in attendance at the Nascar event in Miami recently in aid of a charitable campaign to support military veterans and their families, but she was spared little good will by...

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Regis Philbin Hosts Last Episode Of 'Live With Regis And Kelly'

19th November 2011

Regis Philbin hosted his last episode of 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' yesterday (18 Nov 2011). 80-year-old Regis Philbin said his final goodbyes after a huge number of tributes came in by a variety of...

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Recycling Queen Kendra Wilkinson

18th November 2011

Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett recycle "every single thing we have". The reality TV star and her NFL player spouse - who have a 22-month-old son Hank Baskett Jr. together - are both...

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Modern Family Tops Wednesday Ratings

17th November 2011

Modern Family is giving ABC a potential foothold on Wednesday night. Now, all it has to do is find some additional programs that can benefit from its strong ratings. On Wednesday the show drew 12.9...

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Abc A Contender Again

16th November 2011

ABC, a ratings also-ran except during Academy Awards week, became a strong contender last week as it posted its best ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 demographic in moire than two years. The...

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Warner Bros. Tv In Deal With Abc.com, Hulu

15th November 2011

Warner Bros. Television has agreed to allow any of the shows it sells to ABC to be available on ABC.com and on Hulu the day after they are broadcast. Each episode will continue to remain...

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Ashley Greene Set To Board A Plane On Abc Drama Series 'Pan Am'

12th November 2011

Ashley Greene is preparing to appear in the Abc drama series 'Pan Am'. Even though she is promoting the release of 'The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I', Ashley Greene has booked a three-episode arc...

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Cma Awards Dominate Wednesday Ratings

11th November 2011

The 45th annual Country Music Association Awards show drew 16.3 million viewers Wednesday night, improving its ratings over last year by 2 percent and giving ABC a rare win on a Wednesday night. The strong...

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Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

10th November 2011

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

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Nick Jonas To Play Unemployed Dad On 'Last Man Standing'

10th November 2011

Nick Jonas is to appear on the Abc network sitcom 'Last Man Standing', the show which also stars former 'Tool Man' Tim Allen and Nancy Travis. Abc of course were also broadcasters of Allen's most...

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Nobody Watches Tv On Saturday -- Wanna Bet?

9th November 2011

Who says there's no audience for television shows on Saturdays? Demonstrating that massive numbers will tune in if they're given something appealing to watch, CBS's college football telecast -- LSU vs. Alabama -- attracted 20.01...

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Jennifer Nettles Opens Up About Indiana Tragedy

9th November 2011

Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles wept openly after a stage collapse claimed fans' lives in August (11), admitting the tragedy put her faith to the test and forced her to "face her own mortality".The country duo...

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Kanye West Axed From Music Festival Line-up

9th November 2011

Rapper Kanye West has been dropped from three legs of a multi-venue music festival Down Under, reportedly due to financial cuts.The hip-hop star was previously scheduled to perform at all of the Big Day Out...

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Nbc Under Comcast Its Woes Worsen

8th November 2011

Despite cleaning out NBC's old management, increasing the budget for fall shows, and introducing some costly new shows supported by equally costly marketing, Comcast, which now controls the network, not only hasn't seen ratings improve,...

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Eva Longoria To Produce Tv Remake

8th November 2011

Actress Eva Longoria is stepping behind the camera to serve as executive producer for a new TV sitcom.The Desperate Housewives star is developing an English-language version of hit Mexican show Soy Tu Duena for U.S....

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Kate Middleton Pregnant? Duchess Declines Peanut Paste

7th November 2011

Kate Middleton has sparked rumours she is expecting her first child after refusing to eat peanut paste during a royal visit to Copenhagen with husband, Prince William. The Duchess of Cambridge sent tongues wagging after...

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Andy Rooney Passes Away, Aged 92

6th November 2011

Andy Rooney has passed away, aged 92. '60 Minutes' show commentator Andy Rooney passed away on Friday (4 Nov 2011) due to complications following a recent minor surgery.The news commentator had undergone a minor surgery...

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Plans To Bring Canceled Soaps To The Web Hit A Snag

4th November 2011

Plans to bring the canceled ABC soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live to the Internet remain in limbo as the producers struggle to find enough financial backers who believe that such...

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World Series Soars In Week's Ratings

2nd November 2011

The seventh game of the World Series attracted an average of 25.4 million viewers to Fox last Friday, making it the most-watched baseball contest since 2004. Overall, the series between the Texas Rangers and the...

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James Garner Labels Steve Mcqueen 'A Poseur' In New Memoir

1st November 2011

Esteemed actor James Garner has written a new memoir in which he promises to hold nothing back. The 83 year-old has had one the more glittering careers in film and television since making a splash...

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