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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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T-boz Reveals Brain Tumour Horror

3rd October 2009

TLC star TIONNE 'T-BOZ' WATKINS has been battling a brain tumour for the last three years.The hip-hop star, who also suffers from sickle-cell disease, reveals she was diagnosed with a non-cancerous acoustic neuroma in 2006...

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All My Children Moving To Hollywood

1st October 2009

In a kind of reversal of runaway production, a 40year-old television show that has always been produced in New York is moving to Hollywood. ABC said that All My Children will end production in New...

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Fall Season Kicks Off With Cbs On Top

30th September 2009

CBS remained the ratings leader as the fall season was officially launched last week -- but this time with a new/old show topping the Nielsen ratings list. NCIS, which returned for a seventh season, took...

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Another Traumatic Night For Nbc

29th September 2009

NBC suffered another blow to its new-season lineup Monday night when its much publicized Trauma made its series debut with a fourth-place 4.3 rating and a 7 share. Perhaps of even greater concern, the Jay...

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Michael Moore Claims Cbs Canceled Him

28th September 2009

Michael Moore claimed on Sunday that CBS had canceled his appearance on The Early Show scheduled for this morning (Monday). In a posting on Twitter, Moore said "Backlash Begins CBS has cancelled [sic] me on...

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Football Pummels Sunday Rivals

28th September 2009

Sunday night was again dominated by football, beginning with an overrun on CBS at 7 00 p.m. that drew 17.5 million viewers. NBC took over the ball at 8 00 p.m. with Football Night in...

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Abc's Nightline Continues Moving Up

25th September 2009

NBC's late-night programming strategy -- handing over the Tonight show to Conan O'Brien and moving Jay Leno to 10 00 p.m. -- may have had the unintended effect of allowing ABC's Nightline to take the...

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Abc's Flashforward Gets Off To A Fast Start

25th September 2009

ABC's much-hyped FlashForward made a big flash in its debut on Thursday as it averaged 12.5 million viewers and beat CBS's usual winner in the 8 00 p.m. timeslot, Survivor , which rounded up 11.9...

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Abc To Showcase New Shows With Fewer Commercials

22nd September 2009

With the most new shows of any network being introduced this season, ABC has decided to cut the opening commercial "pod" and extend the content on such series as Cougar Town, The Middle, FlashForward and...

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Leno's Numbers Plummet

22nd September 2009

NBC, which had much to cheer about last week as more than 18 million viewers tuned in for the debut of the Jay Leno Show , must have been stunned after getting word today that...

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Fox News Ticks Off Rivals

21st September 2009

The major broadcast networks and cable news channels CNN and MSNBC were up in arms over the weekend after Fox News Channel purchased ads in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New...

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Chenoweth's Bittersweet Emmy Win

21st September 2009

PUSHING DAISIES star KRISTIN CHENOWETH fought back tears after her bittersweet Emmy win on Sunday (20Sep09) as she begged the star-studded crowd for work in wake of the comedy's cancellation.Chenoweth's show was among a list...

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Nightline Again Beats David, Conan

18th September 2009

ABC's Nightline has done it again -- beaten both The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman in total viewers. Moreover, it appears to be widening the gap between them....

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Actor Henry Gibson Dies At Age 73

17th September 2009

Henry Gibson, best remembered for his portrayal of the meek poet on NBC's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in the late '60s and early '70s, died Monday in Malibu, CA at age 73. He was also...

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Nbc's Peacock Flies Again

16th September 2009

It was just like the old days of "Must See TV" last week as NBC dominated the top of the Nielsen ratings list with seven of the top ten shows. Those shows were either episodes...

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Leno Scores Again In Second Inning

16th September 2009

The second night of The Jay Leno show averaged 10.74 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights. That was down from a final figure of 18.42 million for the show's opener on Monday -- but it...

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Swayze Interview To Air Tonight

15th September 2009

ABC plans to air a Barbara Walters interview taped last January with Patrick Swayze, who died Monday in California at age 57 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The network says the interview...

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Obama Caught Chastising West Over Vma Stunt

15th September 2009

U.S. president BARACK OBAMA has waded into the KANYE WEST debate, reportedly branding him a "jacka**" for crashing TAYLOR SWIFT's MTV acceptance speech during an off-air TV interview.West has come under scathing criticism from fans...

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Stossel Jumps From Abc To Fox Business News

11th September 2009

John Stossel, one of the few broadcast network newsmen who wear their off-center politics on their sleeves, is leaving ABC, where he has worked for nearly 30 years, and heading to the fledgling Fox Business...

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Ex-abc Anchor Simpson "Tv News Is Dying"

10th September 2009

Former ABC World News Sunday anchor Carole Simpson has suggested that she is somewhat cynical about the fact that two women, Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric, will be anchoring the nightly news. Simpson, the first...

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Ratings Remain In Gutter As Summer Season Draws To An End

10th September 2009

The broadcast networks are ending their summer season on a low note. In fact ratings for some shows were so low last week that they were easily bested by some cable fare. Once again, NBC's...

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Leno "Tv Is Ultimately A Disappointing Business"

7th September 2009

Jay Leno insists that he doesn't worry about the possibility that his new TV series will fail. In an interview with Sunday's Boston Globe , Leon remarked, "You just do the best you can do....

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Football Draws Crowd On Saturday

7th September 2009

Although the television networks have written off Saturday as a day when few people -- particularly young people -- watch TV, viewers can often turn out in droves for specials and sports programming, it seems....

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Arquette Calls On Cox For Cheesecake Charity Cause

7th September 2009

DAVID ARQUETTE was determined to make his hunger charity fundraising drive a success - and called on his wife COURTENEY COX and her COUGAR TOWN co-stars to donate to the cause.The actor is a spokesperson...

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Who'll Replace Sawyer On Gma?

4th September 2009

While ABC's decision to assign the World News anchor position to Diane Sawyer come January, when Charles Gibson steps down, may have solved one problem, it may have created a more serious one -- filling...

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Gibson's Departure Leaves Abc News In Flux

3rd September 2009

The largely perfunctory manner in which it was announced that Diane Sawyer would replace Charles Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News has left many analysts questioning the timing of Gibson's announcement and the network's...

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Even With Top Three Shows, Nbc Can't Beat Cbs

2nd September 2009

NBC took the top three spots in the Nielsen ratings last week, with two episodes of America's Got Talent , followed by pre-season football. But it was all CBS after that among the top ten...

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Sawyer To Replace Gibson As Abc Anchor

2nd September 2009

Charles Gibson will step down as anchor of ABC's World News in January and be replaced by his onetime Good Morning America and Primetime co-host Diane Sawyer, ABC News President David Westin announced today (Wednesday)....

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Few Viewers For Daytime Emmy Awards

1st September 2009

Mirroring the sad state of affairs (no pun intended) of daytime television in general, Sunday night's telecast of the Daytime Emmy Awards hit an all-time low in the ratings on the CW network. The awards...

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