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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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Abc Next To Cut Jobs, Disney Cfo Predicts

10th December 2008

Walt Disney CFO Tom Staggs indicated Tuesday that his company is likely to be the next to announce major cost-cutting measures, with the ABC television network taking the brunt of the reductions. "We have a...

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Leno To Play Defensive End For Nbc

10th December 2008

NBC executives acknowledged Tuesday that a principal reason for turning over the 10 00 p.m. M-F time period to Jay Leno was to preclude the possibility of his jumping to ABC with a competing late-night...

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Braxton: 'Tv Eviction Saved My Life'

10th December 2008

Soul star TONI BRAXTON has credited her eviction from TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS with saving her life - because it allowed her to undergo vital surgery. The singer was booted off the hit...

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Knight 'Negotiating Grey's Anatomy Exit'

10th December 2008

Rumours surrounding T.R. KNIGHT's departure from GREY'S ANATOMY have resurfaced after multiple insiders confirmed the actor has asked show creator SHONDA RIMES to be released from his contract. A spokesperson for the medical drama was...

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Baldwin Begs Fans To Save Struggling Tv Show

9th December 2008

WILLIAM BALDWIN is begging fans to save his struggling U.S. TV show DIRTY SEXY MONEY - amid fears the show faces cancellation. The actor appealed to American TV audiences on Tuesday (09Dec08), appearing on morning...

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Mccain Refused To Allow Supporters To Air Anti-obama Ad

9th December 2008

More than a month after the presidential election, ABC News has unearthed a 30-second TV commercial produced by Sen. John McCain's supporters that criticized Barack Obama's association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The commercial, which...

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Grey's Anatomy Rep Blasts Rumours Of Knight's Departure

9th December 2008

A spokesperson for GREY'S ANATOMY has denied reports T.R. KNIGHT is set to leave the hit TV series. Internet gossips were whipped into a frenzy on Monday (08Dec08) after an entertainment lawyer posted on his...

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Arthur Joins Tv Hall Of Fame

3rd December 2008

Veteran actress BEA ARTHUR is to be inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. The Golden Girls star, 86, was approached in 2003 to join past inductees including Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson and Bill...

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Abc Dancing One Minute, Crashing The Next

3rd December 2008

Dancing With the Stars is clearly to ABC what American Idol is to Fox -- the most important weapon in its arsenal against rivals. The problem is that neither of the shows provide much rerun...

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Human League Team Up With Heaven 17

3rd December 2008

An electro music fest kicked off in Glasgow this week, with names such as HUMAN LEAGUE, HEAVEN 17 and ABC on its bill.Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh were the founding members of the HUMAN LEAGUE,...

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Networks Have Little To Give Thanks For On Thanksgiving

28th November 2008

Low ratings are as traditional on Thanksgiving evening as turkey and cranberry sauce, and this year was no exception. CBS -- alone -- managed to come up with respectable ratings, thanks mainly to a new...

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Cbs Wins Again

26th November 2008

CBS once again was the most-watched network overall last week, according toNielsen Media Research, but ABC attracted more viewers 18-49, the keydemographic group for advertisers. ABC's Dancing With the Stars attracted the most viewers, taking...

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