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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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Moses Rules On Saturday

13th April 2009

The 53-year-old movie The Ten Commandments took a commanding lead for ABC on Saturday as it led in every half hour in primetime and averaged 6.81 million viewers for the night. It has drawn far...

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The $42-Million-a-week Show

10th April 2009

With ads each costing $623,000 per 30 seconds, Fox's American Idol brings in about $7 million for each 30-minute segment, or $42 million on an average week when it airs a two-hour performance show and...

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Light News Week = Light News Ratings

8th April 2009

All nightly newscasts showed significant audience erosion last week. NBC Evening News With Brian Williams averaged 8.74 million viewers. ABC World News With Charles Gibson narrowed the gap with NBC as it averaged 7.95 million...

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Shades Of "Must-see-tv" Night!

8th April 2009

NBC was able to place a scripted show in the top ten last week, thanks to the two-hour finale of E.R. And while the episode drew the largest audience for any closer of a drama...

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Was Fox.com Columnist Friedman Fired?

6th April 2009

It was unclear, even as of today (Monday), whether FoxNews.com's entertainment columnist Roger Friedman had been fired for writing a review of 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins Wolverine based on a pirated copy of a...

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Country Music Awards Scores For Cbs

6th April 2009

CBS's three-hour telecast of the Country Music Awards Sunday night averaged 14.8 million viewers, down from the 15.9 million posted last year and the 16 million in 2007 and 2006. Nevertheless, combined with another strong...

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Tv Personality Braden Dies

6th April 2009

American writer TOM BRADEN, whose autobiography inspired U.S. television series EIGHT IS ENOUGH, has died. He was 92. Braden passed away at his home in Denver, Colorado of natural causes on Friday (03Apr09). In 1975 he...

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Tv Personality Braden Dies

6th April 2009

American writer TOM BRADEN, whose autobiography inspired U.S. television series EIGHT IS ENOUGH, has died. He was 92. Braden passed away at his home in Denver, Colorado of natural causes on Friday (03Apr09). In 1975 he...

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Cbs Remains On Top

1st April 2009

CBS continued its season-long dominance of the Nielsen ratings last week among overall households and in the advertiser-desired demographic of adults 18-49. The network posted a 7.2 rating and a 12 share for the week....

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King To Have A New Realm?

1st April 2009

In what could have been headlined "The King Is Dead, Long Live the King," Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Tuesday) that ABC is likely to pick up King of the Hill, which...

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