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O'connell Debuts Twins On U.s. Tv

17th January 2009

Actor JERRY O'CONNELL has given American audiences their first peek at his newborn twin girls with actress REBECCA ROMIJN. O'Connell was bursting with pride as a new dad during a stint as guest co-host on...

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Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

16th January 2009

Once again, as it had in Mumbai last month, television relied on "citizen journalists" for video coverage of the crash of a U.S. Airways flight into New York's Hudson River on Thursday. First images of...

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Soap To Be Recycled On The Web

15th January 2009

Fans of the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital who miss an episode no longer need worry about losing a key plot point. The network announced Tuesday that it would post each episode online, on...

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Ferrell's Tv Ad Gets Axe

15th January 2009

A controversial advert for WILL FERRELL's new Broadway show has been pulled from U.S. TV - after millions of outraged Americans complained the promo was too outrageous for its daytime slot. The foul-mouthed funnyman will...

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The Mentalist Becomes Top-rated Entertainment Show

14th January 2009

CBS's The Mentalist turned out to be not only the top-rated new show of the season but also the most-watched entertainment show of last week, according to Nielsen Research. The show attracted 19.6 million viewers,...

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Braff Scrubs Out Of Tv Series

13th January 2009

SCRUBS star ZACH BRAFF will bow out of the hit U.S. series after completing its next season to pursue a career in directing. The 33-year-old actor has starred in the show as Dr. John 'J.D.'...

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Chenoweth Returns To New York Stage

13th January 2009

Tony Award winner KRISTIN CHENOWETH is returning to the New York stage - two months after producers announced her U.S. TV show was facing cancellation. Pushing Daisies executive producer Bryan Fuller declared in November (08)...

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Walters Special Beats The Competition

9th January 2009

Barbara Walters' interview with Patrick Swayze, who is battling pancreatic cancer, was watched by 12.6 million viewers Wednesday night, making it the most-watched show of the night, according to Nielsen Research. But ABC, which carried...

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Reporting For Abc From Iraq The Bbc

8th January 2009

Challenged by cutbacks and forced to retrench, ABC News, which no longer maintains a full-time correspondent in Iraq, said Monday that it will now get breaking news reports in the country from the BBC, which...

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Big News Week -- Who Knows Why?

8th January 2009

Once again, unaccountably it was a big week for the nightly news shows with NBC averaging 9.5 million viewers for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. (The Associated Press observed that the figure would have...

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Nbc Back In First Place -- For Now

8th January 2009

The first week of the new year was dominated by football, with Saturday's NFL Playoff Game between the San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts watched by 27.8 million viewers. Indeed, while Saturday is ordinarily...

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Oprah's Weight Confession = Ratings

7th January 2009

There's one positive thing that can be said about Oprah Winfrey's 48-pound weight gain it's good for ratings. Monday's Oprah show in which she talked about packing on the pounds and what she plans to...

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Cancer Sufferer Swayze 'May Only Live Two Years'

7th January 2009

Actor Patrick Swayze has admitted pancreatic cancer may kill him in the next two years.The Dirty Dancing star gave his first TV interview since being diagnosed with the disease and revealed he was "scared" and...

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Who Says People Won't Watch Tv On Saturdays?

5th January 2009

The upset victory of the San Diego Chargers over the Indianapolis Colts in overtime drew 23.84 million viewers on Saturday -- a night that most broadcast executives have given up as hopeless, filling their Saturday...

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Cruise Credits Scientology With Fixing His Dyslexia

5th January 2009

TOM CRUISE has credited his Scientology faith with helping him overcome dyslexia - insisting he was illiterate until he followed the teachings of the controversial religion's founder L. RON HUBBARD. The Hollywood superstar struggled with...

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New Year Surprises In Tv Ratings

2nd January 2009

New Year's Day produced some surprising results in the primetime competition. At 8 00 p.m., the last half hour of the Rose Bowl Game drew 13.45 million viewers. While figures for the earlier hours were...

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Dick Clark Still Rings In Ratings

2nd January 2009

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest , which aired from 11 30 p.m. to 1 00 a.m., remained the most-watched New Year's Eve show Wednesday/Thursday although its ratings slipped slightly from last...

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Cbs Dominates Weak Week For Networks

31st December 2008

CBS's 60 Minutes was watched by nearly the same number of people who tuned in to NBC's Sunday-night football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers. The football game, the highest-rated telecast...

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Underwood: 'Dirty Sexy Money Is Cancelled'

31st December 2008

DIRTY SEXY MONEY star BLAIR UNDERWOOD has confirmed the struggling U.S. show is set to be axed - despite network executives refusing to admit it's been cancelled. The show, which airs on American network ABC,...

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Old Movie Captures Young Viewers

26th December 2008

The 62-year-old movie It's a Wonderful Life , broadcast annually by NBC, went head-to-head against the three-year-old The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , broadcast by ABC Wedneday, but it...

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News Shows See Ratings Rise -- But Why?

24th December 2008

Although it did not appear to be a particularly eventful week, last week drew big audiences for the network nightly newscasts. NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams was the leader with 10.06 million viewers. ABC...

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Monday Looked Like A Summer Rerun Night

23rd December 2008

With many people involved in last-minute shopping and otherwise making preparations for the Christmas holiday, ratings for the broadcast networks on Monday resembled those for a typical summer night. Indeed, CBS treated the day pretty...

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Networks Suffer More Saturday-night Fever

22nd December 2008

The networks' Saturday night ratings erosion continued unabated over the weekend, with Fox holding down the title of most-watched network with an average of just 5.31 million viewers. CBS placed second with only 4.93 million....

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Telemundo Soars, Other Networks Retreat

19th December 2008

While many broadcast and cable networks have experienced a significant audience exodus, NBC-owned Telemundo, the second-largest Spanish language network in the U.S., has seen its audience rise 13 percent from last year. Univision, the leading...

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Football Scores For Nbc

17th December 2008

NBC, which had resisted paying top price for NFL football when it was leading in the ratings with its entertainment programming, found a sort of saving grace in football last week. Its Sunday Night Football...

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Winfrey Lands New Tv/movie Deal

16th December 2008

TV queen OPRAH WINFREY has signed an exclusive new deal to develop movies and miniseries for cable network HBO. The talk show host will develop the projects as part of a three-year deal with her...

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Nielsen Lists Ten Top Shows Of 2008

12th December 2008

Nielsen Media Research listed the top-ten regularly scheduled TV shows of 2008 today (Friday), with Fox's American Idol taking the top two positions and ABC's Dancing With the Stars taking the next two. In fact,...

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Sag Strike Vote Due In January

11th December 2008

The Screen Actors Guild said Wednesday that it plans to hold a strike authorization vote next month, with ballots going out on January 2 and counted on January 23. The timing appeared to guarantee that...

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Networks Paid More To Cover Obama Than Mccain

11th December 2008

The news media spent a third more on travel during Barack Obama's presidential campaign than it did during John McCain's, according to a study of campaign finance reports by Politico.com. According to the study all...

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The Mentalist Tops Week's Ratings

10th December 2008

CBS remained the most-watched network last week as its new drama The Mentalist topped the Nielsen ratings list for the first time. No other new series has reached the top spot since Desperate Housewives did...

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