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Slim-fast Opens Fat Wallet For Dancing

13th November 2006

Slim-Fast spent more money on a product placement deal on ABC's Dancing With the Stars than it did on any traditional advertising, Advertising Age indicated Friday. According to the trade publication, the deal calls for...

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Ed Bradley -- A Ratings Winner In Death

13th November 2006

60 Minutes paid tribute to one of its own Sunday night -- and the hour-long feature about Ed Bradley, who died earlier in the week, posted a 12.4 rating and a 19 share, beaten --...

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Ptc Demands Fcc Rescind Indecency Decision

9th November 2006

L. Brent Bozell's Parents Television Council, whose members generate virtually all the complaints of indecent programming to the FCC, is demanding that the commission reverse its decision to set aside two rulings regarding indecent language...

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Jericho: Will It Come Tumbling Down?

9th November 2006

CBS's new moderate hit Jericho will become the latest series to go on hiatus midway through the season rather than air repeats. The network said that the serial drama, which deals with the aftermath of...

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Election Returns: Tv News Calls It Close

8th November 2006

Almost as if they were each waiting to see who would make "the call" first, all of the major broadcast and cable networks reported at about the same time Tuesday night that the Democrats had...

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Vargas Returns From Maternity Leave

8th November 2006

Following a 12-week maternity leave, Elizabeth Vargas will return as co-host of ABC's 20/20 with a feature about the plight of working mothers, the Washington Post reported today (Wednesday). According to the newspaper, she will...

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Housewives, Football In Sweeps Victory

8th November 2006

A lot of couples must have watched television in separate rooms Sunday night. According to Nielsen Research, 22.65 million people watched Desperate Housewives on ABC, while 21.94 million watched Sunday Night Football on NBC. The...

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Gibson Dances Away With Election Viewers

8th November 2006

Although Brian Williams's nightly newscast on NBC has continued to outdraw Charles Gibson's on ABC and Katie Couric's on CBS, it was Gibson whom most viewers turned to Tuesday night for the climactic election results....

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Shrek To Transition From Movies To Tv

7th November 2006

In what is likely the first instance of characters created by computer animation for a theatrical motion picture showing up in a television special, ABC plans to air Shrek the Halls from DreamWorks Animation in...

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Cma Awards Show Sings Blues

7th November 2006

ABC's coverage of the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards averaged a 9.0 rating and a 13 share Monday night -- the lowest ever for the awards telecast and slightly below CBS's coverage of it...

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Fcc Clears Two Tv Shows Cited For Indecency

7th November 2006

Two television shows that the FCC had previously branded as indecent were given a clean bill of health Monday. The commission said that the use of the s-word during a broadcast of CBS's The Early...

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Football Scores Best Ratings; So Does Housewives

6th November 2006

Sunday Night Football registered its biggest audience of the season as the Indianapolis-New England contest scored an average 14.9 rating and a 22 share Sunday night. Nevertheless, it was not enough to beat ABC's Desperate...

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Abc And Cbs Duke It Out On Thursday

3rd November 2006

ABC and CBS waged a tight ratings race Thursday night, with ABC making a solid showing at 8:00 p.m. with its freshman Ugly Betty, which registered a 10.1 rating and a 15 share to beat...

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Hayek Thanks Prince For Jewellery Return

3rd November 2006

SALMA HAYEK has a real-life Prince Charming to thank for returning pricey jewellery to her when it ended up on the back seat of a taxi cab. The pretty Latina picked out $50,000 (GBP27,800)-worth of...

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Lost A Loser For First Time

2nd November 2006

Always a strong challenger, CBS's Criminal Minds edged out an original episode of ABC's hit series Lost for the first time Wednesday night, scoring an 11.6 rating and a 17 share in the overnight ratings...

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Dancing Dominates Tuesday -- But No. 2 Shows Shine, Too

1st November 2006

Last week's No. 1 show, ABC's Dancing With the Stars showed an uptick in its ratings Tuesday night as it dominated the primetime schedule with an average 13.7 rating and a 21 share, peaking at...

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Cbs Holds Back Strengthened Rivals, Wins Week

1st November 2006

Despite stronger competition this season than it has experienced in recent years, CBS continued to lead in the ratings race, with all three CSI shows landing among the top ten, according to Nielsen Research. The...

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Nbc Makes Ratings 'Jujitsu' Move Against Abc

1st November 2006

In order to prevent being toppled by ABC's Good Morning America on the days that it aired Diane Sawyer's exclusive interview with Mel Gibson last month, NBC pulled all of its national advertising from the...

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Big-three Networks Draw Big Sunday Audiences

31st October 2006

NFL football continued to generate solid ratings for NBC Sunday night, as the contest between Dallas and Carolina produced a 12.4 rating and a 19 share, roughly the average rating that the football telecasts have...

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Baseball, A Hit In The Stands, A Disappointment On Tv

30th October 2006

For the fourth time in seven years, last week's World Series coverage hit a new low in the ratings, attracting 15.8 million viewers, down from 17.2 million last year, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen...

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Fascinating Fact 2320

28th October 2006

WILLIAM SHATNER has signed on to host a new TV quiz show in America. The STAR WARS icon will front new ABC show SHOW ME THE MONEY.

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Vieira Scores Interview With Madonna

27th October 2006

The Todayshow's Meredith Vieira has landed an exclusive interview with Madonna, which is schedule to air on the morning program next Wednesday and Thursday. Parts of the interview will also be telecast on Dateline NBC...

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Online Tv Viewing Rising

27th October 2006

Ten percent of online consumers are now watching TV shows on their computers and two thirds of those are watching network newscasts, according to the Consumer Internet Barometer, produced by the research group The Conference...

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Aguilera To Ring In 2007

27th October 2006

CHRISTINA AGUILERA will ring in 2007 in New York's Times Square after signing on to headline US TV network ABC's annual DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE show. Ailing Clark, who appeared briefly during last...

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The Return Of Must-see-tv?

26th October 2006

Hoping to recapture the magic -- and the ratings -- of its once-dominant Must-See-TV night on Thursdays, NBC said Wednesday that effective November 30, it will air back-to-back comedies between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.,...

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Rejected Abc News Reports Turn Up Online

26th October 2006

The Internet can be a powerful agent for journalists to seek out sources for investigative reports, according to Brian Ross, ABC's chief investigative correspondent. In an interview with Mark Glaser, who runs a blog called...

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Grey's Pulls Ahead

25th October 2006

ABC's Grey's Anatomy has widened the distance between itself and CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, both of which share the same 9:00 p.m. time period on Thursday nights. According to Nielsen Research Grey's drew 22...

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Diane Sawyer, In N. Korea, Boosts Abc's Audience

25th October 2006

Indicating that TV news audiences have a greater interest in overseas news than is generally believed, ABC's World News with Charles Gibson, which last week featured reports by Diane Sawyer from North Korea, beat NBC...

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Court Rules Against Dish Network

24th October 2006

EchoStar Communications, which operates the DISH satellite service, said Monday that it plans to ask a U.S. district court in Miami to reconsider its decision not to lift an injunction barring DISH from providing the...

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Abc's Ugly Betty Gets Exposure On Soapnet

23rd October 2006

ABC has found a way to "repurpose" yet another one of its primetime shows. On Saturday, it aired a rerun of the new hit series Ugly Betty on cable's SOAPnet, which, like the broadcast network...

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