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Jonas Brothers Reveal Jackson Influence At Mtv Emas

6th November 2009

The JONAS BROTHERS paid tribute to King Of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (05Nov09) - revealing how the JACKSON 5 were their first major influence.The trio introduced a tribute...

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Tv Series May Become "Sequel" To 2012

5th November 2009

While it may not be unusual for producers to be discussing a sequel to a blockbuster movie even before the original is released, it is unusual for them to suggest that the sequel ought to...

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Janet Jackson Set For U.s. Tv News Special

4th November 2009

JANET JACKSON is to give her first indepth interview since the death of her brother MICHAEL to U.S. newswoman ROBIN ROBERTS.Her In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts special will air on America's ABC network on...

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V Debuts With Best Numbers For Any New Show This Year

4th November 2009

Aliens reinvaded America's living rooms again Tuesday night -- en masse. According to overnight Nielsen ratings, ABC's V attracted 13.9 million viewers, providing some unexpected competition for the usual winner of the 8 00 p.m....

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Baseball Dominates Ratings

4th November 2009

The national pastime dominated the national primetime last week as Fox's coverage of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies scored strongly with viewers. In USA Today, writer Michael Hiestand,...

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Rihanna To Break Silence On U.s. Tv

2nd November 2009

RIHANNA will break her silence and tell all about her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend CHRIS BROWN during two U.S. TV interviews this week (ends06Nov09).The Umbrella hitmaker was left battered and bruised after a...

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Build A Ballpark And They Will Come

2nd November 2009

Despite the fact that the television networks have written off Saturday as hopeless and have programmed it in recent years mostly with reruns and reality shows, viewers returned to their sets en masse last Saturday...

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Broadcast Networks Staging A Comeback?

29th October 2009

All of the major networks with the exception of ABC have shown significant ratings boosts this fall, USA Today reported today, citing figures from Starcom Media. The researchers noted that much of the increase could...

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New Abc-disney Studios To Go Up Near L.a.

29th October 2009

The Walt Disney Co. said on Wednesday that it plans to build a massive studio for its movie studio and ABC-TV network in the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles. The proposed complex would...

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Ncis On Top For Fifth Straight Week

28th October 2009

CBS's NCIS reaffirmed its status as the top hit of the current season as it headed Nielsen's ratings list for the fifth consecutive week, attracting 21.3 million viewers. Its spinoff, NCIS Los Angeles also reestablished...

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Leno's Ratings Sag Further And Now The Bad News

28th October 2009

NBC's flagship station in Los Angeles has seen its ratings for its 11 00 p.m. newscast drop 26 percent since The Jay Leno show began airing nightly at 10 00 p.m. last month. At the...

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Lost Star Cusick Settles Harassment Case Out Of Court

27th October 2009

LOST star HENRY IAN CUSICK has settled out of court with a female crewmember who accused the actor of sexual harassment.Cusick, who stars as Desmond in the hit U.S. series, faced legal action from Chelsea...

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Scherzinger Wants Out Of Controversial Comedy

26th October 2009

PUSSYCAT DOLLS star NICOLE SCHERZINGER has demanded an interview she conducted to be removed from a controversial comedy programme.Australian funnyman John Safran chatted with the pop singer for his series Race Relations, but the skit...

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Tv Kids Show Host Soupy Sales Dies At 83

23rd October 2009

Soupy Sales, who fronted a kids show in the '50s and '60s that attracted a sizable adult audience, died Thursday in New York at age 83. He is best remembered as the TV host who...

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Dempsey Creates Hairdressing Show For Abc

22nd October 2009

ENCHANTED star PATRICK DEMPSEY has sold a new sitcom idea about hairdressing to U.S. TV network bosses at ABC.The actor created the show, tentatively called Coif, with his wife Jillian, who is a top stylist,...

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Oprah Lands Palin For "World Exclusive Interview"

21st October 2009

No doubt aware of Oprah Winfrey's influence when it comes to book sales, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has agreed to give Winfrey a "world exclusive interview" on Nov. 16, a day...

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Cbs Looks Down Again On Its Rivals

21st October 2009

CBS continued to dominate the ratings last week among both overall households and younger viewers, with its NCIS holding the top spot for the fourth week in a row and the spin-off, NCIS Los Angeles...

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Reality Couple Face Charges Over Balloon 'Hoax'

19th October 2009

Former U.S. reality TV couple RICHARD and MAYUMI HEENE are facing charges amid claims the runaway balloon drama was a "hoax" and a "publicity stunt".News networks halted programming to follow a homemade balloon across Colorado...

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Balloon Boy Found - At Home

16th October 2009

The concerned parents who made American news on Thursday (15Oct09) after fearing their son had taken off in a homemade balloon breathed a sigh of relief after finding the six year old hiding at home.News...

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Reality Couple Caught Up In High-flying Drama

15th October 2009

Former U.S. reality TV couple RICHARD and MAYUMI HEENE became part of a major American news item on Thursday (15Oct09) when their six-year-old son was feared to have taken off in a homemade balloon.News networks...

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Leno Beats Eastwick ; Eastwick Likely To Go South

15th October 2009

ABC's Eastwick continued to be the only network program that is drawing fewer viewers than Jay Leno's on NBC. On Wednesday, Eastwick drew just 5.09 million viewers at 10 00 p.m., while Leno attracted 6.16...

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In Latest Ratings, Cbs Remains Powerful; Nbc, Weak

14th October 2009

CBS's long-running NCIS and its spin-off NCIS Los Angeles dealt a powerful one-two punch to their competition last week. Together with The Good Wife , they captured every half hour of primetime last Tuesday night...

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Dancing With The Stars Stumbles On Two Broken Feet

13th October 2009

In a misstep as ungainly as anything executed on its studio dance floor, the selection of former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay as one of the contestants on ABC's Dancing With the Stars has contributed substantially...

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Is Leno Helping Or Harming Nbc?

12th October 2009

The continuously dwindling audience for the new Jay Leno Show appears to be having a domino effect on the rest of NBC's schedule, the ratings for the local newscasts that follow it, the Conan O'Brien-hosted...

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Kimmel Moves On From Silverman With Staffer

12th October 2009

U.S. funnyman JIMMY KIMMEL is laughing again after his split from fellow comic SARAH SILVERMAN - he's dating a writer on his hit show.Kimmel broke up with Silverman earlier this year (09) after five years...

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Abc's Wednesday Lineup Losing Steam

8th October 2009

ABC's new Wednesday-night programs, which started off promisingly, appear to be running out of steam. Modern Family, which debuted with 12.60 million viewers three weeks ago, was down 33 percent to 8.46 million viewers this...

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Monkey Business Deleted From Dancing With The Stars

8th October 2009

Responding to complaints by the animal rights group PETA that chimpanzees used for entertainment productions are often separated from their mothers, then abused during the training process, the producers of ABC's Dancing with the Stars...

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Nbc Thrown For A Loss In New Season

7th October 2009

NBC, which showed off some muscle during the summer and then made a grand entrance into the new season with its new Jay Leno Show, Sunday Night Football, and the wind-up of America's Got Talent,...

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Espn's Mnf Sets Cable Ratings Record

7th October 2009

Monday Night Football's telecast of the Minnesota Vikings/Green Bay Packers game attracted 21.84 million viewers -- the biggest audience for any telecast in the history of cable television, according to Nielsen Research. The ESPN telecast...

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Networks Relieved By Early Ratings

5th October 2009

Despite mostly negative critical reaction to the networks' new programs for the fall, ratings indicate that after the first two weeks of the season it all amounts to "so far so good." Broadcasting & Cable...

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