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Mel Gibson Interviewed For Good Morning America

11th October 2006

Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Mel Gibson since his DUI arrest last July during which he made several anti-Semitic remarks. ABC said Thursday that the interview has already been taped and will...

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Abc Ignites Another Foley Controversy

11th October 2006

ABC failed to block the screen name of one of the Congressional pages who had a sexually explicit online conversation with former Florida Congressman Mark Foley, and, as a result, a blog was able to...

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Baseball Fails To Draw A Crowd

11th October 2006

Post-season baseball pretty much popped out Tuesday night as Fox's telecast of the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers American League playoff game averaged a 5.1 rating and an 8 share, according to Nielsen overnights. NBC also...

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How Much Did Abc Know And When Did They Know It?

11th October 2006

Conservatives charged Tuesday that ABC News was participating in "a calculated campaign" to keep the teenage sex scandal involving disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley in the news. On his syndicated radio show, commentator Rush Limbaugh...

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Downloading Doesn't Hurt Tv Dvd Sales, Says Disney Exec

11th October 2006

Making TV shows available for downloading online does not affect DVD sales of the same shows, according to Disney CFO Tom Staggs. As reported by Home Media Retailing magazine, Staggs told a British investors meeting...

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Networks In Tight Sunday-night Battle

4th October 2006

Sunday-night competition between the networks turned out to be as fierce asthe gridiron action on NBC’s NFL telecast. At 7:00 Mike Wallace’sinterview with Bob Woodruff about his latest book disclosing the Bushadministration’s purported misrepresentation of...

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Can't Air On Tv? Put News On The Web

4th October 2006

While ABC was unable to provide details on the air of Florida CongressmanMark Foley’s sexually explicit emails and instant messages to malecongressional pages because of FCC restrictions, it was able to publish themissives on its...

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Older Viewers Leaving Cbs Newscast, Younger Ones Coming

3rd October 2006

The CBS Evening News has lost some of its regular older viewers since Katie Couric arrived to anchor the program, but it has gained viewers in the 25-54 demographic group, NBC News President Sean McManus...

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Abc's Betty Far From Ugly

29th September 2006

ABC appeared to be sitting pretty with the premiere of Ugly Betty beating out CBS's survivor: Cook Islands Thursday night. Betty scored a 10.7 rating and a 17 share versus a 9.6/15 for Survivor. NBC's...

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Walters' Interview With Irwin Widow Takes Bite Out Of Ratings

29th September 2006

Barbara Walters' interview with Teri Irwin, the widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, drew nearly 14 million viewers, making it the most-watched news magazine telecast on ABC since May 2005, the Washington Post reported today...

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Jericho Dances To Its Own Tune

28th September 2006

CBS's new drama Jericho continued to draw solid ratings Wednesday night despite having to vie with the ABC hit Dancing With the Stars. Dancing scored a 10.5 rating and a 17 share in the 8:00...

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Jews Continue To Heap Criticism On Mel

28th September 2006

Mel Gibson's appearance in Oklahoma Monday to attend a sneak screening of his movie Apocalypto has prompted new questions about the sincerity of his promise to mend fences with the Jewish community, ABC News reported...

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Abc Makes Comeback At Season Start

27th September 2006

ABC, the seemingly forever-struggling broadcast network, wound up in first place for the first week of the new season among adults 18-49, according to the latest ratings from Nielsen Research. Much of the credit went...

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Heartbroken Irwin Broke Devastating News To 'Inconsolable' Children

27th September 2006

STEVE IRWIN's widow TERRI was heartbroken by the shocking news of her husband's death, but even more devastated at the thought of having to tell her two children their father was dead. Terri spoke with...

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Heartbroken Irwin Broke Devastating News To 'Inconsolable' Children

27th September 2006

STEVE IRWIN's widow TERRI was heartbroken by the shocking news of her husband's death, but even more devastated at the thought of having to tell her two children their father was dead. Terri spoke with...

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Posthumous Emmys Go To Peter Jennings

26th September 2006

"Iraq: Where Things Stand," a series of reports by the late ABC News anchor Peter Jennings that aired ten weeks before he disclosed that he had lung cancer, won two News & Documentary Emmy Awards...

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Audiences Desert Katie

26th September 2006

After claiming first place for her first two weeks as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric slipped to second place last week, 500,000 viewers behind Bryan Williams' NBC Nightly News. Her audience was...

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Football Throws In Towel To Housewives

25th September 2006

Even football proved to be no match for Desperate Housewives as the ABC drama made its season debut with the highest ratings of any show Sunday night, scoring a 15.8 rating and a 23 share....

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Clapton's Ex-wife To Publish Memoirs

23rd September 2006

ERIC CLAPTON's ex-wife LORI DEL SANTO is writing a book about the loss of their son CONOR. Four-year-old son Conor tragically fell to his death from the 53rd floor of a New York City skyscraper...

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Idol Costliest Show For Ad Buyers

22nd September 2006

Buying a 30-second spot on Fox's American Idol will set advertisers back as much as $700,000 when the show debuts at midseason, Advertising Age reported today (Friday), citing a survey of media agencies. It marks...

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Abc Improves, But Cbs Wins Wednesday

21st September 2006

For its second week this season, ABC's Dancing With the Stars once again scored strongly Wednesday night as the results episode posted a 10.2 rating and a 17 share. But unlike last week, it was...

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Musburger Reveals Usc Signal; Apologizes

20th September 2006

ESPN, which also oversees sports coverage on ABC, has apologized to the University of Southern California after receiving a formal complaint that during Saturday's telecast announcer Brent Musburger gave away a signal used by SC...

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Abc Wins Final Week Of Summer Season

20th September 2006

ABC, struggling to recapture past glory, was able to claim victory over its rivals last week, the prelude week to the fall season, thanks mainly to Dancing With the Stars, the top-rated show of the...

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Football Rules Sunday Night

19th September 2006

NBC's Sunday Night Football continued to devastate its rivals as Sunday's match-up between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys averaged 18.4 million viewers. That was 14 percent above the 16.1 million viewers who tuned...

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Couric Keeps Cbs Newscast In Lead

19th September 2006

The CBS Evening News with Katie Couricremained the most-watched evening newscast for the second week in a row last week, averaging 7.9 million viewers and edging out NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, which averaged...

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Nbc Wins First Night Of Fall Season

19th September 2006

The eyes of the TV industry were focused on Aaron Sorkin's new NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as the fall TV season officially got underway Monday. But the eyes of most viewers...

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Abc Taking Expensive Gambles To Compete

19th September 2006

ABC, which reportedly dropped Monday Night Football after years of earning $150 million less than it took in from the telecasts, apparently saw at least $30 million of its savings fly out the window when...

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American May Pull Ads From Abc Over 9/11 Miniseries

19th September 2006

Reverberations are still being felt from last week's airing of the controversial miniseries The Road to 9/11, as American Airlines confirmed that it is considering withdrawing all of its advertising from ABC and its affiliated...

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Hatcher Worried About Nipples Expense

18th September 2006

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star TERI HATCHER fears her producers have to waste thousands in editing suites - because she can't control her nipples. The actress' protruding nipples cause headaches on the set because producers are afraid...

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Vieira Attracts Big Numbers To Today

15th September 2006

Ratings for NBC's Today show shot up Wednesday as Meredith Vieira made her much heralded debut, replacing Katie Couric. Today didn't see the same sort of ratings rocket that Couric's debut on the CBS Evening...

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