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Abc Ready To Dance With Paula Abdul

10th August 2009

Paula Abdul received an indirect invitation to appear either as a judge or a performer on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. The invitation was extended over the weekend by ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson as...

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Grey's Anatomy Bosses Hit Back At Heigl

9th August 2009

TV executives behind hit medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY have berated KATHERINE HEIGL for her recent outburst in which she criticised the show's "cruel and mean" work schedule.The actress spoke out in a bid to "embarrass"...

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At The Movies Critics Replaced

6th August 2009

Few moviegoers pay much attention to critics these days, but apparently ABC Media Productions has paid attention to the critics of their critics. The company has fired co-hosts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz who were...

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Nbc At Top Of Nielsens, But Cbs Wins Week

5th August 2009

NBC returned to the head of the class last week as America's Got Talent occupied the first, second and ninth positions on Nielsen Research's weekly network ratings chart. The network fared less well with the...

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Netflix To Stream Abc Series

3rd August 2009

Netflix subscribers may now begin to watch the first five seasons of ABC's Lost free as part of a deal announced today (Monday) between the online movie rental service and the TV network. Previous seasons...

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Disney Profits Plunge 26 Percent

31st July 2009

Add the Walt Disney Co. to the list of media conglomerates reporting big second-quarter losses. Its profit fell 26 percent in the quarter, but analysts noted that it was expected to report an even sharper...

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News Rankings Stay The Same

29th July 2009

Among the evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead with an average of 7.64 million viewers. ABC World News with Charles Gibson remained in second place with 6.68 million viewers, while...

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Nbc Looks Good In Summer

29th July 2009

Three editions of America's Got Talent put NBC among the top ratings contenders last week. Two AGT airings placed first and second on the Nielsen ratings list. Nevertheless, CBS continued to dominate the list, placing...

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Abc Reportedly Leaves Couple Stranded

28th July 2009

The couple whose wedding video showing them dancing down the aisle became a YouTube hit said Monday that ABC had canceled their airfare and halted further payment on their hotel room after they agreed to...

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Revamped Millionaire Returning For 2-Week Run

28th July 2009

ABC is bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire back to primetime for a two-week special run from August 9-23, the network announced Monday. It's also bringing back the show's original host, Regis Philbin. "ABC's...

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Glaad Study Praises Hbo

27th July 2009

A study by GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has concluded that HBO included more content reflecting the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people than any other the other broadcast or cable...

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Conan Is No Late-night King -- But Neither Is Dave<br>

24th July 2009

In what is increasingly looking like a seismic shift in late-night TV viewing, CBS's Late Show With David Letterman topped NBC's The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien for the second week in a row, according...

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Fox Tops Nielsens; Loses Viewers

22nd July 2009

Fox posted terrific ratings for its telecast of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game last week, but overall, its audience for the week shrank 13 percent from the comparable week a year ago. In fact, all...

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Gibson News Should Provide What Viewers Need To Know, Not Want To Know

21st July 2009

Interviewed by today's (Tuesday) New Orleans Times-Picayune about the death of Walter Cronkite, ABC News's Charles Gibson has lamented the current state of television news. "The distressing thing to me is the number of people...

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Conan, Meet Oprah

17th July 2009

If a fall in the Tonight show's ratings are a concern to NBC, an even greater fall in the ratings for The Oprah Winfrey Show may be generating even greater worries for CBS, whose syndication...

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Viewers Fleeing Broadcast Networks

17th July 2009

If the broadcast networks are experiencing a distressing drop in ad sales, they cannot blame the problem entirely on the recession, the latest Nielsen ratings indicate. While three of the four -- CBS was the...

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All-star Game Stars On Tues

16th July 2009

The number of viewers may have paled in comparison with the Super Bowl (98.7 million) or even the final game of the NBA championship series (16 million), but he 14.6 million viewers who tuned in...

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New Pictures Show Extent Of Jackson's Skin Damage

16th July 2009

New pictures of a scab-ridden MICHAEL JACKSON show the extent of damage caused to the superstar's skin as a result of his reported reliance on injected prescription drugs.The previously unseen snaps show the Thriller legend...

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Woodruff Returns To Iraq

14th July 2009

Former ABC World News co-anchor Bob Woodruff, who suffered critical brain injuries when the MT-LB he was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, has returned to the war zone...

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Producer Sues Abc Over Lost 'Rip-off'

14th July 2009

A veteran TV producer is suing U.S. network ABC, insisting the channel used his ideas and storyline for hit series LOST.Anthony Spinner, who has produced and written hundreds of TV episodes since the 1960s, claims...

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Black Journalists Rebuke Abc On Article About Jackson Kids

13th July 2009

The National Association of Black Journalists has condemned an article that appeared on the ABC News website titled "How Will Michael Jackson's 'White' Kids Get Along in a Black Family?" The article by Luchina Fisher,...

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31.1 Million (And Counting) Watch Jackson Tribute

9th July 2009

For a memorial service, Michael Jackson's was one of the most-watched in history, with 31.1 million tuning in in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen Media Research. But, as today's (Thursday) New York Times pointed...

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Walsh's Ex Wins Battle With Tv Network

8th July 2009

KATE WALSH's TV bosses will be forced to reveal the actress' wages and future earning potential to her estranged husband ALEX YOUNG as he fights for a share of her assets.The Private Practice star has...

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Cbs Dominates With Repeats

8th July 2009

NBC's America's Got Talent may have remained the hit show of the summer last week as its Tuesday edition ranked No. 1 with 8.7 million viewers and its Wednesday results episode ranked No. 2 with...

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Abc Debuts On Hulu

7th July 2009

ABC shows joined those from NBC and Fox on Hulu Monday, leaving CBS as the only major network not participating in the online video joint venture. First up was Grey's Anatomy, with Desperate Housewives, Scrubs,...

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Koppel Jackson Hysteria Good For The "News Business"

7th July 2009

In a commentary broadcast on National Public Radio today (Tuesday) former ABC Nightline host Ted Koppel observed that the media coverage of the Michael Jackson memorial is hardly unprecedented. "There's a reason it's called the...

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Tuesday All M.j. All The Time

6th July 2009

Coverage of Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday is likely to eclipse that of any such ceremony in history, published reports indicated today (Monday). All major broadcast networks...

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Rerun-heavy Cbs Wins Thursday Night

3rd July 2009

Reruns of CBS's crime dramas kept it in first place among total viewers during every half hour of primetime Thursday night. Fox led among adults 18-49, however, while NBC and ABC were virtually no where...

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Nightline Beats Tonight & Late Night Again

3rd July 2009

A year ago at this time, there was much speculation about the possibility that ABC would make a play to land Jay Leno after he left the Tonight show to compete against Conan O'Brien and...

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Nbc Rises To The Top Again

1st July 2009

NBC, whose peacock seems to rise like a phoenix out of the ashes of the regular season each summer, had the top-rated show on the air last week, the Tuesday edition of America's Got Talent....

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