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Scrubs Returns For Ninth Series

17th May 2009

The US medical comedy Scrubs is to return for a ninth series, it has been announced.The eighth, and what had been expected to be the last, series of the show had received low ratings after...

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Fox Rises To The Top

15th May 2009

Two weeks before the official close of the 2008-2009 season, Fox has taken the lead in the ratings among all major age groups, while CBS leads among total viewers according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Fox was able...

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Will Nightline Rule Late-night Tv?

15th May 2009

ABC, which once hoped to land David Letterman and later Jay Leno to host a late-night talk show, has discovered that what it already has been airing in the time period is more potent than...

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Nbc Narrowly Wins Nightly News Race

13th May 2009

The number of viewers who tuned in to the network nightly newscasts last week fell sharply from the previous week, but NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead ABC World News With Charles...

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Same Old, Same Old Ratings, That Is

13th May 2009

Until Fox's American Idol and ABC's Dancing With the Stars end their runs this season -- and they will in the coming weeks -- the weekly list of top-ten rated shows will continue to look...

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Tomlin & Joosten In Talks For Housewives Spin-off

12th May 2009

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actresses LILY TOMLIN and KATHRYN JOOSTEN are in talks to star in their own spin-off show. The pair - who will both turn 70 this year (09) - are negotiating a deal with ABC...

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Abc's Two-hour Dancing Has Legs

12th May 2009

Struggling ABC, seemingly seeking to milk its highest-rated show, aired a two-hour edition of Dancing With the Stars Monday night. Although it indicated that it meant the first hour to serve as a wrap-up, it...

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Jamie Oliver To Take On America's Fattest Cities

11th May 2009

British chef Jamie Oliver is to take his healthy eating initiatives to the US for a new television series, it has been announced.The Naked Chef, famed for revitalising school dinners in the UK, is to...

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Pixar To Open Vancouver Studio

8th May 2009

Taking advantage of Canada's and British Columbia's generous tax incentives -- as well as an extensive talent pool of local filmmakers -- Disney's Pixar's unit plans to launch a 20,000-square-foot animation studio in Vancouver by...

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Moonves To Advertisers Prepare To Pay More

8th May 2009

CBS, which was the only network to increase its ratings among young adults during the 2008-2009 season, plans to increase its rates to advertisers for next season, the network's president and CEO said Thursday. During...

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Nielsen Rolls Out Its Ratings Again

8th May 2009

Nielsen's ratings logjam, created by what it described as "server issues," was slowly being cleared away Thursday as the company finally released data for Monday and Tuesday's primetime programming. The company released Wednesday's and Thursday's...

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Abc Chicago Station Not Jumping Into The Pool

7th May 2009

The ABC station in Chicago has pulled out of a precedent-making arrangement with other local stations to pool their news footage for such events as news conferences, government hearings, and planned ceremonies. The Chicago Sun-Times...

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New Ratings Produce No Surprises

7th May 2009

Delayed ratings for last week, released on Wednesday, turned up nothing surprising, at least so far as the top-rated shows were concerned. Fox's American Idol once again led the field -- by a distance comparable...

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Disney Drops Again

6th May 2009

For its shareholders, the Walt Disney Co. was not the happiest place on earth Wednesday as the giant media conglomerate reported a 46-percent drop in profits for the last quarter, including a 97-percent plunge at...

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Tnt Scores With Nba

6th May 2009

TNT's coverage of Game 7 of the first-round series between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls attracted 6.99 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That made it the most-watched NBA game in opening-round...

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Where Did Thursday's Audience Go?

1st May 2009

The collapse of Thursday-night ratings became even more obvious this week as every major network except Fox recorded double-digit percentage drops from a year ago. NBC, which once owned the night with its Must See...

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Disney To Join Hulu

30th April 2009

In a surprise announcement, Disney said today (Thursday) that it had agreed to join NBC and Fox as a full equity partner in Hulu, the popular online video site. Previously Disney had insisted on delivering...

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Obama A Bigger Draw Than Fox Drama

30th April 2009

After being saved two weeks ago by the new one-time-only judges' vote that overrules the audience's, Matt Giraud was eliminated from the American Idol competition Wednesday night. The talent contest attracted 21.85 million viewers and...

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Fox Won't Air Obama's Primetime News Conference

28th April 2009

Fox Broadcasting has refused a request from the White House to provide an hour in primetime on Wednesday for a news conference in which President Obama plans to discuss his first 100 days in office....

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Sunday Ratings Dive

27th April 2009

Ratings for the major broadcast networks continued to erode Sunday night, with CBS and ABC virtually tied for first place with an average rating of about 10 million for the night in primetime. ABC's Desperate...

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Lost Star Sued For Sexual Harassment

25th April 2009

LOST star HENRY IAN CUSICK is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a female crewmember on the hit show, according to reports. The actor, who plays Desmond in Lost, is accused of touching Chelsea Stone's...

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Can Millionaire Revive Abc Again?

23rd April 2009

ABC, which is slogging through another year of lackluster ratings, is planning to revive the show that rescued it when it was last in a ratings bind ten years ago -- Who Wants to Be...

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Leno Represents Opportunity For Rivals, Abc Exec Says

22nd April 2009

NBC's decision to air a five-night-a-week Jay Leno variety hour at 10 00 p.m. will give rival networks a chance to make important gains in that hour, ABC affiliates board chairman Darrell Brown has predicted...

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And The Hits Keep Staying The Same

22nd April 2009

The top ten shows on Nielsen's weekly ratings list appeared little changed this week from last week or the week before that or the week before that. Once again, the American Idol shows trounced everything...

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Sheridan's Exit Ratings Less Than Electrifying

22nd April 2009

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN's departure from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES failed to pull in the ratings TV bosses had hoped for - the episode attracted 1.3 million less viewers than the season average. Sheridan bowed out of her role as...

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U.s. Congressman Fuming About Cohen's Bruno

17th April 2009

British comedian SACHA BARON COHEN has incurred the wrath of a U.S. politician - after tricking the congressman into appearing in his new movie BRUNO. Ron Paul, who was Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election,...

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Abc News Fires Its Muse

15th April 2009

ABC reporter Bob Brown, famous for his inspirational features for the network -- particularly on its magazine shows, Primetime and 20/20 -- has been fired by the network after 22 years but told that he'll...

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Networks Give Up Viewers For Lent

15th April 2009

Adding to the networks' current woes, the number of viewers for their current fare dropped again last week amid numerous reruns and failing new series. Even Fox's American Idol , which continues to pull in...

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Unhappy Sheridan Was Axed To Cut Costs

14th April 2009

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN was axed from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES to save money, show creator MARC CHERRY has revealed. The actress' man-eating character Edie Britt bows out of the hit show on Sunday night (19Apr09), in a bizarre car...

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Dna Show Raises Ethical Questions

13th April 2009

Ethical questions are being raised about an upcoming series due to launch on Investigation Discovery April 28 that shines a light on efforts by the Dallas county District Attorney to employ DNA testing in dozens...

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