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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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Flockhart Not Quitting Brothers & Sisters

1st February 2010

TV bosses have dismissed rumours CALISTA FLOCKHART is set to follow in ROB LOWE's footsteps by quitting hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS.The actor recently announced he will bid farewell to his TV family at the...

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30.69 Million Watch Obama's State Of The Union Address

28th January 2010

President Obama's approval ratings may be way down, but his TV ratings remained high Wednesday night as he delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. According to preliminary overnight figures,...

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'Ugly Betty' Cancelled

28th January 2010

'Ugly Betty' has been cancelled. The US show following the life of sartorially-challenged Betty Suarez working at Mode magazine, will end after four series. A joint statement by the show's executive producer Silvio Horta and...

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Ugly Betty Cancelled

27th January 2010

U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY has been cancelled.The cult comedy, which has become a global hit, debuted in 2006 and turned Emmy Award-winner America Ferrera into a household name. But there won't be a fifth...

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Fox Crushes Rivals With Football, Idol

27th January 2010

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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Nbc Exec Insists He Had A "Logical" Late-night Plan

27th January 2010

NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin admitted Tuesday that he expected everyone to go along with his plan to reshuffle the network's late-night lineup, putting Jay Leno on at 11 30 p.m, Conan O'Brien on a...

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Paula Abdul's Million Dollar Deal

27th January 2010

Paula Abdul has been offered a $1 million deal to appear on 'Dancing With The Stars'.The 47-year-old singer and choreographer has reportedly been offered the huge sum as a Development Deal by network ABC. If...

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Massive Ratings For Nfc Championship Telecast

25th January 2010

More than 52 million viewers tuned in to Fox's telecast of the Minnesota Vikings/New Orleans Saints NFC championship game Sunday night, producing a 27.6 rating and a 41 share in preliminary overnight ratings. The telecast...

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Grammy-winning Composer Wild Dies

25th January 2010

Grammy-winning composer EARL WILD has died, aged 94.Wild, who suffered from congestive heart disease, passed away on Saturday (23Jan10) at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was the first pianist to perform a...

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Lowe Leaves Brothers & Sisters Behind

22nd January 2010

ROB LOWE is bidding farewell to his TV family on hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS after announcing he's quitting the series.According to Deadline Hollywood, the actor felt he was being underused as Senator Robert MCCallister...

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Viewers Approve Heavy Coverage Of Haiti Disaster

21st January 2010

Seeming to confirm that television viewers wish to see more hard news presented in their nightly news programs and less celebrity-oriented features, a new study released Wednesday indicated that 71 percent of the public approves...

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Viewers Aren't Missing Paula

21st January 2010

The loss of Paula Abdul has apparently not affected the ratings of American Idol one bit. The Fox talent show attracted 26.05 million on Tuesday night and 26.72 million on Wednesday -- on a par...

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O'brien Continues His Laugh Assault On Nbc Execs

20th January 2010

Conan O'Brien continued to milk his own predicament at NBC for laughs Tuesday night, saying during his monologue, "I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios' amusement park, enjoying their brand-new ride, The Tunnel of Litigation."...

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Saturday Night Lives

20th January 2010

Conventional thinking in the front offices of the television networks that few people are willing to spend Saturdays in front of their TV sets was dealt a blow last week when CBS coverage of the...

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