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Couric Newscast Ratings Fall To Record Low

9th May 2007

During a week that saw the ratings of all evening newscasts decline, the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric declined the most, falling to 6.05 million viewers -- the fewest ever recorded (or at least...

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Idol Can't Lift Fox Out Of Third Place

9th May 2007

Despite placing three shows in Nielsen's top five, Fox came in third behind CBS and ABC in the ratings last week. The top two shows were Wednesday's American Idol results episode, which attracted 28.8 million...

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Gibson: Newscasts Can't Draw Young Viewers

9th May 2007

Charles Gibson suggests that his successful rise to the top of the ratings among the network news anchors has come as a result of doing "nothing" -- his word -- to achieve that goal. In...

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Disney Looking Good In First Quarter, Say Analysts

8th May 2007

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to report first-quarter revenue of $8.1 billion, up from $8 billion for the year-ago quarter, following the close of trading today (Tuesday), a figure likely to cheer investors given...

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Dc Madam Demands Abc Name U.s. Prosecutor Who Phoned Her

8th May 2007

ABC News, which decided to disclose the names of only two clients of so-called DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey -- names that had already been revealed in advance publicity -- during a 20/20 exposť Friday...

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Muhammad Ali To Support Daughter On Us Tv Show

7th May 2007

Legendary boxer MUHAMMAD ALI will make a guest appearance on US TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS tonight (07May07) to support his daughter. The 65-year-old former heavyweight champion plans to cheer on Laila Ali, 29,...

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Desperate Housewives Remains Tops On Sunday

7th May 2007

Its ratings may not be what they once were, but ABC's Desperate Housewives remained the most-watched TV show Sunday night, scoring an 11.0 rating and a 17 share. A two-hour Saturday Night Live in the...

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Hyping The Hooker Fails To Score

7th May 2007

ABC's promise to present an explosive exposť revealing the names of high-placed government officials who were patrons of Deborah Palfrey, the alleged DC Madam, appeared to fizzle Friday when a report on the network's 20/20...

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Lost Creators: 'End In Sight'

7th May 2007

LATEST: Hit castaway show LOST will end after three more seasons, fatigued executive producers have confirmed. In January (07) DAMON LINDELOF and CARLTON CUSE revealed they envisioned the endpoint for Lost around episode 100. However,...

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U2 And Oasis Blasted In Worst Lyrics Poll

4th May 2007

U2 and OASIS have been criticised for their hits in a British radio poll to find the worst song lyrics ever written. "I've got no self control/ Been living like a mole" from U2's Elevation,...

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Bushnell At War With Sex And The City Producer

4th May 2007

Sex And The City writer CANDACE BUSHNELL is reportedly at war with former best friend DARREN STAR, after he sold a TV show based on one of her novels to a TV network without telling...

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Barr Tipped To Replace O'donnell On The View

1st May 2007

Comedienne ROSEANNE BARR is being tipped to replace ROSIE O'DONNELL on US talk show The View when she leaves in the summer (07). Other stars in the running to take over from the entertainer include...

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N.y. Times' Rsvp To White House Correspondents Dinner: Regrets

30th April 2007

In what could force a reexamination of what often is regarded as an all-too-chummy relationship between the administration and the "fourth estate," the New York Times has confirmed that it will no longer attend the...

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Report On D.c. Call-girl Ring Expected To Boost Abc Ratings

30th April 2007

An ABC 20/20 report about a Washington D.C. "escort service" is expected to draw top ratings when it airs Friday night during the May sweeps. The exposť has already resulted in the resignation of Deputy...

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Rosie Was Offered $10 Million Per Year To Stay, Says Report

27th April 2007

Rosie O'Donnell had sought $10 million to continue on The View for another year, but ABC had insisted on a three-year deal or nothing, according to a FoxNews.com report Thursday. The report said that ABC...

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Abc And Cbs Wage Tight Ratings Race

27th April 2007

ABC and CBS engaged in a neck-and-neck ratings race Thursday, and when it was over, CBS came out ahead in households while ABC held a slight lead among viewers 18-49, according to overnight Nielsens. At...

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Jackson And Boy George To Play Retrofest?

27th April 2007

Music superstar MICHAEL JACKSON and eighties singer BOY GEORGE are being tipped to perform at Scotland's Retrofest outdoor music festival this summer (01-02Sep07). The duo are currently in talks to appear alongside The Human League,...

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O'donnell To Leave The View

25th April 2007

Outspoken television personality ROSIE O'DONNELL will leave the American daily talk show, The View in June (07) after failing to agree on a contract with the studio ABC. O'Donnell has constantly made front page headlines...

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Mills Dances Off Show

25th April 2007

Heather Mills last night shimmied her way off the US show Dancing with the Stars.The estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney was voted off ABC's celebrity talent programme despite being ranked fifth out of...

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Us Soap Scraps Hostage Plot

25th April 2007

An upcoming storyline in hit US soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE has been scrapped because it involves a college campus hostage situation, which producers felt would upset the families of those killed in the recent...

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Mills Entertains Flight Passengers

20th April 2007

HEATHER MILLS was reportedly embarrassed on her transatlantic flight earlier this week (17Apr07) when her mile-high dancing skills failed to impress passengers. Fresh from appearing on US TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS on Monday...

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Playboy Model Cast In Anna Nicole Smith Film

12th April 2007

A former Playboy model will portray the late Anna Nicole Smith, a former playmate herself, in a new movie of her life.Willa Ford will play Smith, who died from an accidental drugs overdose on February...

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Heather Mills 'In Demand From Us Tv Networks'

10th April 2007

Heather Mills is being inundated with job offers from US television networks, the Daily Mirror reports.According to the tabloid, Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife is being lined up by CNN as a stand-in host on...

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Ant And Dec 'Takeaway £40m Pay Deal'

7th April 2007

Television duo Ant and Dec have secured a £40 million golden handcuffs deal with ITV, reports claim.If confirmed the vast figure would place the pair at the top end of the television personality market, alongside...

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Ant And Dec 'Takeaway £40m Pay Deal'

7th April 2007

Television duo Ant and Dec have secured a £40 million golden handcuffs deal with ITV, reports claim.If confirmed the vast figure would place the pair at the top end of the television personality market, alongside...

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Jackson Considering Legal Action Against Family Item Sale

5th April 2007

Pop star MICHAEL JACKSON is considering taking legal action to stop the sale of over a thousand of his family items at an auction in Las Vegas next month (MAY07). The Jacksons Auction is scheduled...

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Dribblers Vs. Dancers Tonight

2nd April 2007

The NCAA men's basketball championship game on CBS will tip off against the last half-hour of ABC's Dancing With the Stars tonight (Monday), then face the network's season premiere of The Bachelor. Still, the basketball...

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Movie Reviews: Meet The Robinsons

30th March 2007

The addition of 3D to Meet the Robinsons apparently hasn't succeeded in making the film the equal of Pixar's best, according to the critics. (Actually, the film was already nearly finished by Disney when the...

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Donny Osmond Gets Wake-up Call

30th March 2007

After only one week on the air, ABC's Great American Dream Vote has received a no-confidence vote from ABC executives and has been dropped from the network's schedule. Hosted by Donny Osmond, the show offered...

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Sawyer's "Get" Downplayed By Rivals

29th March 2007

Diane Sawyer has scored an interview with the ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned in 2004 after admitting that he had been having an affair with a male staffer. The interview...

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