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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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Nbc Unveils Yet Another Download Plan

20th September 2007

NBC's digital strategy became embroiled in new confusion and controversy Wednesday as the network announced that it will begin beta testing NBC Direct, employing an online player that will allow PC users to view for...

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Loser Wins Tuesday

19th September 2007

NBC's The Biggest Loser was the biggest winner Tuesday night as it averaged a 5.8 rating and a 9 share over two hours, peaking in the final half hour with a 6.7/10. By contrast, the...

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Cbs To Remain At Apple's Core

19th September 2007

CBS has no intention of following NBC's lead in pulling its TV shows out of Apple's iTunes Music Store if it is not allowed to control pricing, CBS chief Les Moonves indicated Tuesday. Speaking at...

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Us Audience Turns Off Emmys

19th September 2007

This Sunday's Emmy primetime awards may have been one of the least-watched ever, initial figures suggest.According to statistics released by ratings analysts Nielsen Media Research, the prize-giving ceremony attracted 13.1 million viewers when it aired...

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Elvis Special To Be Hosted By Former News Anchor Vargas

18th September 2007

One of the oddest exhibitions of "infotainment" ever broadcast is due to air tonight as a two-hour ABC-TV special, Elvis: Viva Las Vegas, emceed by 20/20 co-host and former ABC World News anchor Elizabeth Vargas....

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O'donnell Snubs Winfrey

18th September 2007

ROSIE O'DONNELL has turned down the chance to appear on OPRAH WINFREY's show to promote her new autobiography. The actress-turned-U.S. TV personality, who is currently promoting her memoirs Celebrity Detox, will snub a slot on...

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At Emmys, It's Mob Rule For Final Time

17th September 2007

Last season's lowest-rated network was the biggest winner at Sunday night's 59th annual Emmy Awards bash, while last season's top-rated network took only a single trophy. NBC took home seven awards, including best comedy series...

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Sopranos Hope For Emmy Farewell

16th September 2007

Hit US TV drama The Sopranos is favourite to scoop up the Emmys for its last ever season at this year's awards.The mob drama wrapped up the final episode of its eight-year history earlier this...

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Abc Probing Possibility Of Further Phony Stories By French Writer

14th September 2007

It was alleged Thursday that numerous interviews published under the byline of Alexis Debat, a former ABC News consultant, may never have taken place. Following Senator Barack Obama protest that he had never been interviewed...

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The View Making Whoopi -- And Vice Versa

14th September 2007

Whoopi Goldberg's first week as a full-time panelist on ABC's The View captured an average of 3.5 million viewers, some 70,000 more than tuned in for Rosie O'Donnell's first week a year ago, according to...

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Degeneres Banned From Using Her Own Sitcom Clips

14th September 2007

U.S. chat show host ELLEN DeGENERES has been refused access to clips from her own former sitcom. The comedienne asked ABC/Disney bosses to let her show a segment from her old programme, which featured a...

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Zwick Revives Dead Tv Show For Internet Venture

14th September 2007

Movie mogul ED ZWICK is to co-direct and co-produce a revival of ill-fated U.S. TV series QUARTERLIFE to air on social networking website MySpace.com. The show, about a group of young friends living and working...

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Abc News Opts Out Of Journalists' "Club"

13th September 2007

ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross said he was surprised by NBC's refusal to cooperate with his probe of the Dateline NBC "To Catch a Predator" series. In an interview with the New York Observer,...

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No Surge For Couric's Ratings In Iraq

12th September 2007

Katie Couric's trip to Iraq did not help win her new viewers. In fact, according to Nielsen Research, even more viewers fled The CBS Evening News as it set a new record low average of...

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Nbc Kicks Off Season At No. 1

12th September 2007

What a difference football makes for NBC's standing in the ratings. Two NFL games last week, on Thursday and Sunday, pushed the network to the top of the ratings list with an average 5.4 rating...

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Sherri Shepherd Joins View, Talks About Her Nude Photos

11th September 2007

Sherri Shepherd joined the panelists on ABC's The View Monday but failed to generate the controversy that Whoopi Goldberg did when, during her debut on the show a week earlier, she defended football star Michael...

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Former Gma Producer Takes Over Cbs's Early Show

11th September 2007

In yet another major shake-up at CBS News, Shelley Ross, the former producer of ABC's Good Morning America, has been named senior executive producer of CBS's third-place morning talk show, The Early Show. She replaces...

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Did Nbc Pervert Justice?

10th September 2007

ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross has claimed that Murphy, TX police sent a SWAT team to the home of an assistant district attorney in a nearby county to stage a dramatic arrest of the...

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Trump Hits Back At 'Liar' O'donnell In New Book

10th September 2007

Tycoon DONALD TRUMP has attacked ROSIE O'DONNELL in his new book THINK BIG AND KICK ASS - calling the U.S. TV personality a "loser". The pair have been feuding since Trump's appearance on O'Donnell's former...

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Univision Claims It Was No. 1 Among 18-34-Year-olds

7th September 2007

Spanish-language network Univision boasted Thursday that in the first week that Hispanics were included in Nielsen's overall ratings -- not as just a niche segment -- it ranked #1 among adults 18-34. In a statement,...

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Abc To Air Exposé About Nbc Exposé

7th September 2007

In a rare instance of one network's news magazine program criticizing another's, ABC's 20/20 is scheduled to air a Brian Ross investigative feature about Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series tonight (Friday). ABC has...

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First Asian Oscar Winner Umeki Dead At 78

6th September 2007

Miyoshi Umeki, who became the first Asian performer to win an Oscar -- as best supporting actress for 1957's Sayonara -- died in Licking, MO on Aug. 28 of cancer at age 78, the Associated...

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Abc In Online Deal With Warner's

6th September 2007

ABC Entertainment has struck an elaborate two-year deal with Warner Bros. TV Group for online distribution of the four Warner's-produced shows that the network will air this season. Under it, viewers will be able to...

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Whoopi Is Gold On The View

6th September 2007

Overnight ratings indicated that 3.4 million people watched Whoopi Goldberg's controversial debut on The View on Tuesday. That compares with about 4.4 million who watched Rosie O'Donnell's debut on the ABC talk show a year...

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Peacock Takes Swan Dive

6th September 2007

Last week, the average ratings for NBC programs sank to their lowest level since Nielsen's current method for determining audience size was instituted some 20 years ago. The network averaged just 4.17 million viewers per...

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Liberal Filmmaker Oliver Stone Supports Conservative Filmmaker

5th September 2007

Liberal filmmaker Oliver Stone has expressed anger over the decision by ABC not to release on DVD a controversial miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which was condemned by fellow liberals as right-wing propaganda directed at...

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