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Battle Between Cablevision And Disney Heats Up

3rd March 2010

Cablevision chief James Dolan on Tuesday blasted threats by the Walt Disney Co. to pull the signal of WABC-TV from the cable provider on Sunday unless it receives a substantial raise in retransmission-consent fees. "Fundamental...

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Baron Cohen Ousted From Oscars Again

3rd March 2010

Sasha Baron Cohen, who had been the first choice of this year's Oscars producers to host the ABC-televised ceremony but was dropped following objections by the motion picture academy, has now been dropped as an...

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Olympics Win Gold Ratings; So Does Idol

3rd March 2010

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...

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Giant Movie Poster At Oscar Site Ordered Removed

2nd March 2010

Los Angeles authorities on Monday jailed Los Angeles businessman Kayvan Setareh for posting an illegal "supergraphic" advertisement for DreamWorks Animation's upcoming feature How to Train Your Dragon over about eight stories of a building located...

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Miss America Evicted Again

2nd March 2010

There she goes, Miss America -- again. The 89-year-old beauty pageant, a staple on television since 1966, was carried on NBC for 30 years -- it attracted 33 million viewers in 1988 -- then moved...

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New Yorkers May Lose Oscar Telecast

2nd March 2010

Another showdown is brewing between a broadcaster and a cable company over retransmission fees -- and this time the Academy Awards appears to be held hostage by the adversaries. ABC said on Monday that it...

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Cbs And Abc News Hard Hit By Downturn

1st March 2010

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...

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Even With Lame Singers, Idol Beats Olympics

25th February 2010

After being bested by the Olympics last Wednesday, American Idol roared back with a vengeance last night, rounding up 22.8 million viewers to the Olympics' 19.0 million. Idol peaked in its last half hour with...

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Abc News To Cut 24% Of Its Employees

24th February 2010

ABC News President David Westin has emailed employees that the news division plans to eliminate 24 percent of its workforce within a month via buyouts and layoffs. Calling the move part of a "fundamental transformation"...

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All Seven Olympics Telecasts Make Top Ten

24th February 2010

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...

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Ferrera: 'Leaving Ugly Betty Will Be A Big Transition'

24th February 2010

AMERICA FERRERA is dreading the end of hit U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY - because she's been on the series for almost her "entire adult life".The 25 year old has starred as lead character Betty...

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Olympics Audience Falls; Still Substantial

23rd February 2010

Monday produced the smallest audience for this year's coverage of the Vancouver Olympics -- if an audience of 21.07 million can be judged "small." The three-hour telecast peaked during the 9 00 p.m. half hour...

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Olympics Lift Nbc To No. 1

18th February 2010

Thanks to the Winter Olympics, NBC found itself in the rare position of standing on the victor's platform in the weekly ratings race. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies was the most-watched program of the...

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Newsy Week Helps Nightly Newscasts

18th February 2010

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...

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American Idol Wins The Gold; Beats The Olympics

17th February 2010

Forget the competition in Vancouver. It was the competition on Fox that viewers were most engrossed in Tuesday night. According to overnight Nielsens, 23.64 million viewers tuned in to American Idol Tuesday night versus 20.41...

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Olympics Race To Another Ratings Win

16th February 2010

The Winter Olympics continued to dominate network television on Monday -- drawing an average primetime audience of 25.49 million -- 9 percent larger than that for the first Monday of the 2006 competition. Nevertheless, the...

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Barbara Walters Abandoning Oscar Specials

15th February 2010

Barbara Walters, who stepped down in 2004 as co-host of ABC's 20/20 magazine show after 25 years, is now stepping down as the host of her annual Oscar interview specials -- after 29 years --...

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Pierce Brosnan Fights For The World

15th February 2010

Pierce Brosnan is proud to be an environmentalist.The James Bond star says he cares deeply about what happens to the planet and is determined to fight for causes he believes in.He said: "I stumble into...

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Pierce Brosnan Fights For The World

15th February 2010

Pierce Brosnan is proud to be an environmentalist.The James Bond star says he cares deeply about what happens to the planet and is determined to fight for causes he believes in.He said: "I stumble into...

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Dempsey Sneaks Auto-racing Clause Into Tv Contract

13th February 2010

GREY'S ANATOMY star PATRICK DEMPSEY has turned his decade-long auto racing hobby into a part-time career - after he "slipped in" a new clause in his TV contract.The Hollywood hunk was worried network bosses at...

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Letterman Gains From O'brien's Departure

12th February 2010

The end of live Tonight show broadcasts with Conan O'Brien has given a big boost to NBC's rivals. On CBS last week, Late Show with David Letterman attracted 4.5 million viewers, up 18 percent versus...

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Ratings There Was Super Bowl And Everything Else

10th February 2010

It goes without saying that the Super Bowl telecast was the highest-rated show of the week last week. With 106.5 million tuning in, it also attracted the largest number of viewers of any show in...

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Iger Let The Battle (With Cable) Begin

10th February 2010

Disney CEO Robert Iger is plunging into the broadcast networks' battle with cable companies to secure increased "retransmission consent" fees for Disney's ABC television network and its owned stations. Speaking during a conference call to...

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Walsh's Divorce Nears End After Reaching Financial Settlement

5th February 2010

Actress KATE WALSH is celebrating after a Los Angeles judge denied her estranged husband ALEX YOUNG the right to spousal support in their ongoing divorce battle.The Private Practice star has been locked in a war...

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Nightline Rolls Over Late-night Comics

5th February 2010

Forget Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. The real champion in late-night television is now ABC's Nightline . For the week of January 25, the news magazine anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and...

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Ratings Climb At All Networks

4th February 2010

DVRs were no doubt humming (clicking?) across the nation on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week as intense competition among popular series on all four broadcast networks attracted big audiences. At 8 00 p.m....

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Grammys Shine In Ratings

3rd February 2010

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...

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Williams 'Devastated' By Ugly Betty Axe

2nd February 2010

VANESSA WILLIAMS is angry at U.S. TV bosses for axing her hit comedy UGLY BETTY, insisting the cast is "devastated" by the news.The U.S. version of the series turned Emmy winner America Ferrera into a...

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Avatar, Hurt Locker Tie For Most Oscar Nods

2nd February 2010

James Cameron's Avatar has received nine Oscar nominations, far short of the 14 that Titanic, his previous blockbuster, received in 1998. Aside from nominations that the film received for best film, director, and score, the...

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Hart & Lawrence Land Tv Sitcom

1st February 2010

Fallen U.S. TV regulars MELISSA JOAN HART and JOEY LAWRENCE are heading back to the small screen as the stars of a new sitcom.The Sabrina The Teenage Witch actress and Blossom's Lawrence will team up...

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