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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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Cbs Proclaim Victory In November Sweeps

25th November 2008

As far as CBS is concerned, the November sweeps are over and it has won -- bigtime. The network said Monday that it will wind up averaging 11.8 million total viewers this month, well ahead...

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24 Roars Back

24th November 2008

The two hour TV movie 24 Redemption drew solid ratings Sunday night, auguring well for a return of the 24 series in January. The telecast averaged 12.04 million viewers. Combined  with a half-hour football over-run...

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Tito Jackson Opens Up About Loan Lawsuit

22nd November 2008

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother TITO has broken his silence over a lawsuit from former pal, British martial arts teacher MATT FIDDES, insisting the legal spat over an unpaid loan is meritless. Fiddes, who has previously served...

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Pushing Daisies Cancelled, Eli Stone + Dirty Sexy Money At Risk

21st November 2008

Popular U.S. show PUSHING DAISIES has been cancelled, according to the series' executive producer BRYAN FULLER. The news comes amid reports TV executives at America's ABC network have scrapped a host of hit shows including...

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Spears To Make Surprise Appearance At Amas?

21st November 2008

BRITNEY SPEARS is reportedly set to thrill fans with a surprise set at the American Music Awards on Sunday (23Nov08). The Toxic hitmaker is rumoured to be taking to the stage at the event at...

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Cable News Audiences Go Through Slow Withdrawal

19th November 2008

The presidential election may have been held the previous week, but cable news outlets were continuing to draw relatively large audiences last week, with Fox News Channel finishing as the third most-watched cable channel, behind...

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Cbs Heads Again For Winners' Circle

19th November 2008

CBS was back on top of the Nielsen ratings last week in both total audience and the 18-49-year-old demographic. The network made solid gains with several programs. Its 60 Minutes , featuring an interview with...

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Lifetime Drama Outranks Two Broaddcast Networks

18th November 2008

The major networks may have all but abandoned offering new programming on Saturday nights -- thereby giving cable the opportunity to move in. That's what happened over the weekend when the women's-oriented Lifetime channel attracted...

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Pushing Daisies May Live Up To Its Name

14th November 2008

ABC's Pushing Daisies , which got off to a solid start last season,has apparently wilted and died in its second season, TVWeek indicatedThursday. Citing industry sources familiar with the situation, the tradepublication reported on its...

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Big Weekend For "Gets"

14th November 2008

Although only three primetime news magazines are airing these days -- 60Minutes and 48 Hours Mystery on CBS and 20/20 on ABC --two of them are almost certain to dominate the ratings this week with...

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Network Chiefs Deny Palin's Desperate Cameo

13th November 2008

TV executives at hit U.S. series DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES have denied claims they've offered a spot on the show to controversial former vice-presidential candidate SARAH PALIN. The show's stars Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman,...

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Three-way Ratings Tie

12th November 2008

For the first time in memory, ABC, CBS and NBC wound up in a ratings tie forfirst place last week among adults 18-49, the key group for advertisers. Thetie was attributed to interest among young...

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Fcc Chairman Hails Nascar Crash

11th November 2008

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin spoke enthusiastically Monday about the crash ofDavid Gilliland's car, Number 38, during a NASCAR race in Phoenix Sunday.The FCC had spent $355,000 to sponsor the car that sported a message toremind...

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Washington Hits Out At Grey's Anatomy Bosses

10th November 2008

Actor ISAIAH WASHINGTON has lashed out at his former bosses on hit U.S. TV series GREY'S ANATOMY - insisting their decision to write BROOKE SMITH's character out of the show is "disgusting". Washington's contract on...

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Will Oprah Quit In 2011?

10th November 2008

Oprah Winfrey's company quickly dashed speculation that she will end hersyndicated show when her current contract expires in 2011. The speculationwas touched off when Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said onFriday that he expected Winfrey...

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Dempsey Mocks Abc Sacking Comments

9th November 2008

GREY'S ANATOMY star PATRICK DEMPSEY made light of the recent axing of co-star BROOKE SMITH - by mocking the scripted comments TV bosses told him to repeat in interviews. Smith, who plays gay doctor Erica...

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Disney Caught Up In Downturn

7th November 2008

The Walt Disney company, which has resisted the economic downturn withgreater strength than most other media conglomerates -- its stock hasdropped only about 25 percent over the rocky past two months, while othermedia companies' have...

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Syndicated Drama Is First For Itunes

6th November 2008

Legend of the Seeker , which had its on-air debut last week, hasbecome the first syndicated television show to become available fordownloading from Apple's iTunes Store. Each episode will sell for $1.99 forstandard-definition versions and...

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Cnn Has Its Biggest Night Ever

6th November 2008

If coverage of the election results past primetime up to the concessionspeech by John McCain and victory address by Barack Obama after midnight istaken into account, CNN was the clear winner with an average of...

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Abc Wins On Election Night

6th November 2008

The election is over, and the vote that really matters to broadcasters andtheir advertisers is in. And the winner is ... ABC, which averaged 13.1million viewers in primetime for its coverage anchored by Charles Gibson,Diane...

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Cbs Remains On Top

5th November 2008

CBS continued its season-long dominance of the Nielsen ratings last weekamong overall households and in the advertiser-desired demographic of adults18-49. The network posted a 7.2 rating and a 12 share for the week. ABC,helped once...

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Gay Groups Praise Grey's Anatomy

5th November 2008

A leading gay rights group has praised bosses of hit TV show GREY'S ANATOMY for its recent lesbian plotline - despite the news that one of the gay characters it to be axed. Brooke Smith...

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King To Have A New Realm?

4th November 2008

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 hasbeen...

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High Marks For Obama Infomercial

30th October 2008

A total of 26.42 million Americans tuned in to Barack Obama's political infomercial on CBS, NBC and ABC Monday. NBC drew the most viewers, 9.85 million, followed by CBS, with 8.65 million. Fox, which aired...

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Pullman's Son Arrested

29th October 2008

The son of Hollywood actor BILL PULLMAN has been arrested on charges of assault, underage drinking and possessing moonshine. Jack Pullman, 19, was reportedly arrested with a 19-year-old friend in North Carolina on Monday night...

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World Series A Winner For Fox

29th October 2008

Fox's coverage of The World Series may have seen a 25-percent ratings drop from last year, but it was good enough to give the network a lead among adults 18-49 last week and also give...

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The View Denies Hasselbeck + Behar Are At War

29th October 2008

A representative for hit U.S. daytime show THE VIEW has been forced to deny rumours of an off-set feud between co-hosts ELISABETH HASSELBECK and JOY BEHAR. The relationship between the pair - famed for their...

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