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Sawyer Narrows Gap With Williams

24th June 2010

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...

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Abc Scores Decisive Ratings Victory With Nba

24th June 2010

ABC's hoop dreams came true last week as its coverage of Thursday's seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals, in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, drew 28.2 million viewers --...

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Abc, Espn -- The Real World Cup Winners

22nd June 2010

The U.S. audience for the World Cup soccer telecasts has increased 64 percent from 2006, with ESPN and ABC averaging 3.35 million viewers per game, according to Mediaweek. Although those numbers may be skewed somewhat...

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Britain Gives Birth To Two More U.s. Tv Shows

21st June 2010

Two more audience-tested British TV series are jumping across the pond, this time into arms of MTV. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday) that MTV is planning to produce a U.S. version of Skins, about...

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Tiger's Still Not Out Of The Woods

21st June 2010

Tiger Woods was still a strong contender to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, but NBC's telecast of the U.S. Open drew only so-so ratings. While the telecast of the golf tournament dominated the ratings...

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Sawyer May Be Gone Form Gma , But Ratings Have Improved

18th June 2010

Allaying initial fears that the departure of Diane Sawyer from Good Morning America would damage the ratings for the ABC morning show, new Nielsen figures released Thursday show that its ratings are actually up slightly...

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America Ferrera Gets Engaged

18th June 2010

America Ferrera has got engaged to her boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams.The 'Ugly Betty' star's spokesperson confirmed the news after America was seen wearing a ring on her engagement finger at the Edinburgh Film Festival on...

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Nba Dominates Week's Tv Ratings

16th June 2010

The biggest stars on television last week were not actors but Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics as the NBA finals on dominated the ratings and gave...

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Sheridan's 'Assault Claims Dismissed In 2008'

16th June 2010

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN's assault allegations against DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator MARC CHERRY were investigated by TV bosses in 2008 and dismissed, according to a new report.The actress, who played Edie Britt on the hit show, filed suit...

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Nba Tips Off Against The Tonys; Nba Wins

14th June 2010

ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals Sunday night attracted an average of 14.26 million viewers in primetime, peaking at 10 30 p.m. with 16.20 million, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen Research. That figure is...

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Flashforward Fans Protest Cancellation With 'Blackouts'

11th June 2010

Fans of U.S. TV show FLASHFORWARD converged across the globe on Thursday (10Jun10) for a mass protest against the series' cancellation - staging fake 'blackouts' in cities including New York, London and Los Angeles.The programme,...

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Hulu To Begin Charging

10th June 2010

Hulu, the second-largest video website behind YouTube, plans to begin a paid subscription service within the next month or two, published reports said Wednesday. Although it has expanded at a fast clip over the past...

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Sports A Big Ratings Winner

9th June 2010

Sports specials continued to run counter to the downward trend of most broadcast network ratings as the first two games of the NBA championship series attracted the biggest audience in 16 years and the first...

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Tv Ads Cost Less In First Half Of 2010

9th June 2010

The average 30-second spot on network television cost $104,051 during the first six months of this year, down about 10 percent from the same period a year ago, according to MediaWeek magazine, which cited figures...

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Abc Admits Gross Distortions In 20/20 Feature

8th June 2010

A 20/20 feature that aired on ABC last Friday has blown up in the faces of the program's producers like a certain Icelandic volcano. The feature, about a British man, Daniel Tammet, who has accomplished...

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June Madness Arrives

4th June 2010

There's nothing like a basketball matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to lift TV ratings -- and Thursday's coverage on ABC did just that in spades. Game 1 of the NBA...

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Fox Wins Final Week Of Season

2nd June 2010

Season finales of American Idol on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week gave Fox an easy win for the final week of the 2009-2010 season. Wednesday's telecast, which saw the winner named and Simon Cowell...

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Carlisle's Madonna Envy Sparked Eating Issues

2nd June 2010

BELINDA CARLISLE was so jealous of her rival pop star MADONNA's lithe figure she embarked on a series of diets which ended in a dangerous eating disorder.The Heaven Is A Place On Earth hitmaker, who...

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Hockey Lifts Nbc To Demo Victory

1st June 2010

NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals continued to draw above-average ratings for Game 2 between Philadelphia and Chicago Monday night. The hockey game averaged 5.91 million viewers -- nothing to cheer about -- but,...

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Fox Wins On Speed

31st May 2010

Fox's coverage of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway topped the ratings Sunday night as the auto race averaged 6.2 million viewers. On a night of comparatively light viewing, the NASCAR race, won...

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Ghost Whisperer Gone For Good

28th May 2010

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT's GHOST WHISPERER is gone for good - negotiations to save the cancelled TV show have fallen through.The spooky CBS series became the latest victim of America's widespread TV cull when it was...

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Redstone Spells It Out -- He'll N-e-v-e-r Sell Cbs Or Viacom

27th May 2010

Sumner Redstone, whose National Amusements holding company controls CBS and Viacom, reiterated on Wednesday that he has no plans to sell either company. In fact, addressing shareholders in New York, Redstone spelled it out "I've...

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Spanish-language Station Tops In L.a.

27th May 2010

In yet another demonstration of the robustness of the Hispanic market, Nielsen reported on Wednesday that Univision's KMEX-TV was the top-rated station in the Los Angeles market among adults 18-49 during the May sweeps. The...

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Itv Expects World Cup To Lift Revenue 25 Percent

26th May 2010

ITV, Britain's leading commercial broadcaster, is predicting that its coverage of the World Cup will lift its advertising revenue by 25 percent in June and July. According to the London Daily Mail , ITV executives...

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The 2009-2010 Season Is Over

26th May 2010

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...

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James Blames Affairs On His Troubled Childhood

26th May 2010

SANDRA BULLOCK's estranged husband JESSE JAMES is convinced his troubled childhood contributed to his bad behaviour as an adult - alleging his father beat him as a kid.The Hollywood actress walked out on her partner...

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24 Has A Good Day

25th May 2010

The two-hour series finale of Fox's 24 Monday night drew better ratings than it had all season long, but clearly the show had seen better days. It averaged 8.85 million viewers, peaking in the final...

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There She Comes, Miss America -- Back To Abc

24th May 2010

The Miss America pageant is returning to ABC, the network that dropped it in 2004 because of low ratings. It has aired on cable since then, most recently on TLC, which earlier this year declined...

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Turmoil At Abc News?

24th May 2010

A report about the departure of ABC News executive Mimi Gurbst, a 20-year veteran, has precipitated a flood of angry denunciations of Gurbst and other ABC News managers on the New York Observer' s comments...

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Abc Chiefs Giving Ghost Whisperer A Lifeline

24th May 2010

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT's spooky TV series GHOST WHISPERER has been brought back from the dead - TV executives at ABC have given the show a lifeline.The long-running drama was axed last week (ends21May10) as part...

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