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Jay Wants To Remain On Late-night Tv, Says Report

15th October 2007

Jay Leno is not likely to leave late-night television after his scheduled departure from NBC in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday), citing three people familiar with the situation. The newspaper observed that...

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Murder Club Slays 'Em

15th October 2007

ABC's new drama Women's Murder Clubkilled the competition in the 8:00 p.m. hour Friday as it debuted with a 7.3 rating and a 13 share, a solid performance for a Friday-night show. Unfortunately, the shows...

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Strike Threat Keeps Losers On Air

15th October 2007

The increasing probability that a strike by the Writers Guild of America against the major TV and film studios will occur next month has redounded to the benefit of producers of new television shows that...

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Csi Wins Thursday, But Grey's Is Close

12th October 2007

Thursday night's tight ratings race wound up with CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation once again dominating in the overall household category with a 12.3 rating and a 19 share. But ABC's Grey's Anatomy was close...

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Grey's Most-watched Show On Tivo

12th October 2007

ABC's Grey's Anatomywas the most TiVo'd show during the first week of the new season, Todd Juenger, head of TiVo Audience Research and Measurement, said Thursday. Grey's was followed by CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,...

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Deal Or No Deal Is Big Deal On Web

11th October 2007

Of all the broadcast network TV shows that sported websites during the first week of the new season, NBC's Deal or No Deal was the one that drew the most traffic. In fact, according to...

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New Tv Shows Fail To Draw Viewers

10th October 2007

There was something for each of the broadcast networks to boast about in last week's Nielsen ratings race. CBS once again attracted the most viewers, but ABC and NBC tied for a win among the...

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Abc Anchor Gibson Claims Advertisers Keep Hands Off News

9th October 2007

ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson told students at the University of Pennsylvania Monday that corporate bosses do not influence the content of his nightly newscast. "We're circumspect that our ownership is Disney," the student...

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Dancing Light On Its Feet; Other Shows Stumble

9th October 2007

ABC's Dancing With the Stars continued to dominate on Monday night, averaging a 12.8 rating and a 19 share between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Many of the shows on other networks, however, saw significant...

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Imus To Return?

8th October 2007

Don Imus could be returning to radio by early next year, according to published reports, but there are no solid plans in the works to put the broadcast on television, as was the case with...

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Russia Allows Abc To Return To Moscow

5th October 2007

Two years after it was kicked out of Russia for airing an interview with a Chechen rebel leader, ABC is being allowed to send a reporter back to Moscow to head up its bureau there....

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Desperate Housewives Blasted For Filipino Gag

4th October 2007

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES has come under fire in the U.S. for poking fun at the Filipino education system. Angry viewers called the show's broadcaster ABC after Teri Hatcher's character Susan questioned the medical training in the...

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Abc Apologizes To Philippines For Housewives Remark

4th October 2007

ABC and the producers of Desperate Housewives apologized today (Thursday) for a remark in last Sunday's episode that appeared to belittle medical professionals from the Philippines. However, the network added, "There was no intent to...

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Cavemen Clubbed By Critics

4th October 2007

Turning Geico's provocative cavemen commercials into a TV series has apparently proved to be almost as difficult as inventing the wheel. Despite massive hype, ABC's series premiere of Cavemen drew just 8.9 million viewers Tuesday...

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Abc To Set Up One-person Bureaus In Asia And Africa

3rd October 2007

ABC News, which has been shutting down many of its bureaus in Asia and Africa in recent years, said Tuesday that it plans to open one-person bureaus in several countries. Each person assigned to the...

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Philippine Officials Angered Over Housewives Remark

3rd October 2007

The government of the Philippines is likely to demand an apology from ABC for a put-down of the country's medical professionals on the season premiere of Desperate Housewives, which aired Sunday. In one of the...

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Abc Dances To First-week Victory

3rd October 2007

ABC, which stumbled on the comeback trail last season, strode to the head of the pack in the first week of the new season, landing at the top of the Nielsen ratings lists among both...

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Ferrera Honoured As Latina Leader

3rd October 2007

UGLY BETTY star AMERICA FERRERA has been awarded a prize for her contribution to the Latina community. The influential actress has been honoured with a Latina Leader award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute....

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Grey's Is Greenest

2nd October 2007

An average 30-second spot on ABC's Grey's Anatomy costs $419,000 -- making it currently the most expensive on primetime television, according to a survey by Advertising Age. The figure tops the $394,000 that spots on...

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Dancing Dominates; Bang Fizzles, Chuck Chokes

2nd October 2007

The second week of ABC's Dancing With the Stars once again dominated Monday night's ratings as it drew a solid 13.2 rating and a 19 share between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Those numbers were...

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Group Wants Airlines To Clean Up Movies, Tv Shows

1st October 2007

The Parents Television Council, the organization principally credited with pressuring the FCC to step up and expand rules barring indecent language on TV and radio, is now taking aim an the airline industry. In Friday...

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Housewives Throws Football For A Loss

1st October 2007

NBC's Sunday Night Football, which has seen its ratings slip against last year's this month, saw them take a big tumble Sunday against the season premiere of ABC's Desperate Housewives. The nighttime soap recorded a...

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For Abc's Revival, It Takes Practice

27th September 2007

ABC's Practice Practice and NBC's Bionic Woman got off to promising starts Wednesday night, with Practice easily becoming the most-watched series premier so far this season. Of course, its 9.7 rating and 15 share owed...

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So Long, Summer

26th September 2007

Although a few early premieres punctuated the period, last week nevertheless was officially regarded as the last week of the summer season -- and looked it. Most shows continued to draw relatively tiny audiences, and...

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Tight Ratings Race On Tuesday

26th September 2007

Fox and ABC duked it out Tuesday night, with Fox's House scoring a 10.7 rating and a 16 share in its season premiere at 9:00 p.m. It also drew the largest number of 18-49-year-old viewers...

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Jensen's Ugly Regret

26th September 2007

Scottish actress ASHLEY JENSEN regrets signing a seven year contract for hit show UGLY BETTY - because she is dreading raising a child in the U.S. The 38-year-old - who plays stylist Christina MCKinney in...

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Abc Hot To (Fox) Trot On Monday

25th September 2007

ABC waltzed away with a ratings victory on the first Monday of the new season, thanks to a strong performance by the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. The 90-minute show recorded a 13.4...

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Dancing On Your Cellphone

24th September 2007

In a kind of reverse product placement, unaired footage from ABC's Dancing With the Stars will be available for viewing by AT&T Wireless customers on their cell phones following each week's broadcasts. AT&T is a...

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New Shows Hit Hard By Football

24th September 2007

The debut of a number of new series and new episodes of some old ones were hammered by NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. The game, and its...

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Us Networks 'Neglecting Diversity'

24th September 2007

Representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people in US primetime drama continues to fall, a survey claims.The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad), publishing its 12th annual study of diversity on American...

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