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Peculiar List Of 50 Greatest Tv Icons

14th November 2007

In advance of a special to air on the nostalgia channel TV Land, the channel and Entertainment Weekly have issued a list of the 50 greatest TV "icons" of all time. The list is headed...

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Who Needs Writers? Abc Wins With Unscripted Shows

14th November 2007

Clearly ABC was not dependant on scripted shows last week as it easily defeated the opposition with huge ratings for Dancing With the Stars and the Country Music Awards. The network placed first in overall...

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News Magazines Set To Replace Struck Shows

14th November 2007

As the networks run out of fresh sitcoms and dramas in the coming weeks, news magazines are likely to replace them. "The reality is that 48 Hours is the utility player for the network, a...

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Thursday Night Sweeps Ploy Wins For Cbs

12th November 2007

CBS's Thursday-night crossover ploy, in which a story begun on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation at 9:00 p.m. concluded at 10:00 on Without a Trace, sent ratings up for each show but most of all for...

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Hasselbeck Has Baby Boy

11th November 2007

U.S. TV presenter ELISABETH HASSELBECK has given birth to a baby boy. The 30-year-old View co-host celebrated the birth of her son with American football star husband Tim on Friday (09Nov07) morning at an Arizona...

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Marston Leaves Soap Just Weeks After Assault Charges

10th November 2007

Actor NATHANIEL MARSTON is leaving U.S. soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE, less than three weeks after he was charged with attacking three people and fighting with police. The 32-year-old, who plays Dr. Michael MCBain in...

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Nbc Entertainment Chief Lashes Out At Rivals

9th November 2007

In a verbal volley fired at his competitors unlike any since Ted Turner's broadsides at Rupert Murdoch in the '90s, NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman has taken aim at ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson and...

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Disney Chief: Strike Could Cause "Indelible Damage"

9th November 2007

A day after News Corp. President and COO Peter Chernin said that the writers' strike could actually benefit his company since it has a number of non-scripted and animated shows in the works -- including...

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Strike Likely To Benefit Abc's Nightline

7th November 2007

ABC's Nightline, which had already been closing the gap between itself and NBC's Tonight show and CBS's Late Show With David Letterman, may overtake both those shows in the ratings during the current writers' strike,...

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No Misstep For Dancing

7th November 2007

ABC didn't miss a beat with last night's (Tuesday) edition of Dancing With the Stars. The first hour of the show registered a 13.8/20, while the second hour (actually 45 minutes) managed a 13.4/19 --...

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Nfl Game Oddly Blacked Out -- In Ratings

7th November 2007

In its release of ratings for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, Nielsen Media Research observed that the most-watched telecast of the week was Sunday night's 7:00 p.m. half-hour overrun of the New England Patriots-Indianapolis...

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Mondays Are For Dancing

6th November 2007

ABC again danced away with the ratings Monday night as its Dancing With the Stars recorded a 13.4 rating and a 20 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour and a 13.8/19 at 9:00 p.m., according...

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Imus To Return On "Rural" Network

6th November 2007

Don Imus's frequent appearance in cowboy hat, flannel shirts and boots may have been just what it took to get him back on television. Published reports indicated today (Tuesday) that Imus's new radio show, which...

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Spanish Desperate Housewives On The Way

5th November 2007

TV networks ABC and Univision have teamed up to produce a Spanish-language version of hit U.S. show DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. The programme has begun filming in Argentina, with Latin stars Lucia Mendez, Scarlet Ortiz, Lorna Paz,...

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Cbs Sweeps Thursday On First Night Of Sweeps

2nd November 2007

CBS got off to a solid start on the first night of the November sweeps, with its Thursday-night lineup winning every half-hour of primetime. The launch of Survivor: China at 8:00 p.m. pulled an 8.2...

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Strike!

2nd November 2007

The board of the Writers Guild of America is expected to meet today (Friday) and announce a decision on when the guild will go out on strike. Several publications, citing sources close to the board,...

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Change Of Minds Fails To Hurt Cbs

1st November 2007

CBS's Criminal Minds made an easy transition from Mandy Patinkin to Joe Mantegna Wednesday night. Mantegna's debut on the show drew a 9.4 rating and a 15 share, making it the highest-rated show of the...

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Karmazin Says He Tried Three Times To Buy Cnn

31st October 2007

When Mel Karmazin presided over CBS and later, when he was the the No. 2 man at Viacom, he made three efforts to combine the network with CNN, he said in an interview on Fox...

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Fires Boost News Numbers

31st October 2007

Last week's wildfires in Southern California fired up the ratings of each of the network nightly newscasts, with ABC's World News With Charles Gibson drawing its largest audience since February. (A Gibson-hosted 20/20 special on...

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Rivals Dancing, House Each Tuesday Winners

31st October 2007

Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars results show drew a 12.1 rating and an 18 share to put ABC ahead in the overall ratings for the night. But Fox's House, which also aired in the...

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Sox Rock Fox

31st October 2007

For the second week in a row, post-season baseball gave Fox a hefty lead in the ratings. Three of last week's top-ten winners were Red Sox/Rockies World Series telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC's...

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Abc's 20/20 To Return To Old Time Slot

26th October 2007

After viewers were seemingly blindsided by ABC's decision to move its venerable magazine show 20/20 from 10:00 p.m. on Fridays -- where it had been established for 20 years -- to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays,...

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News Orgs Ask Court To Allow Them To Cover Jena Trial

24th October 2007

ABC News and CNN are the only two television news services to join a media group that has filed a First Amendment petition seeking to open to the press the trial of one of the...

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Gibson, Williams In Virtual Dead Heat; Couric Up

24th October 2007

In the three-way race between the network nightly newscasts, NBC retained the lead for a third week with 8.2 million viewers to ABC's 8.1 million -- a difference so small (1.2 percent) that it's considered...

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Baseball Hits One Out Of The Park For Fox

24th October 2007

The American League Championship Series playoff games, which went the full seven games and ended with the Boston Red Sox overcoming a three-game-to-one deficit against the Cleveland Indians, made ratings champions out of Fox last...

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Abc News To Check Backgrounds Of Consultants More Closely

23rd October 2007

In a memo to staff, ABC News President David Westin has indicated that asecond internal investigation into former terror consultant Alexis Debat,who was fired last June, had found no further instances in which Debat hadlied...

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Fox Scores With Football, Then Baseball

22nd October 2007

A one-two punch of football followed by baseball put Fox well ahead of its rivals in the Sunday night ratings race. An overrun of NFL coverage at 7:00 p.m. produced a 10.8 rating and an...

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Rat Pack Survivor Joey Bishop Dies

19th October 2007

Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, which also included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr., died Wednesday at age 89. He played the host of a TV...

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Ratings For Craig Interview In The Toilet

18th October 2007

Tuesday night's Matt Lauer Reports interview with Sen. Larry Craig, which appeared so soft-hitting to critics that it raised the question whether Lauer landed the interview by promising to be affable and polite, drew some...

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Kimmel Cut From Monday Night Football

17th October 2007

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's career as a color commentator on ESPN's Monday Night Football lasted for only two Mondays. According to the New York Times, Kimmel was relieved of his duties following his second...

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