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Iger Shaking Up Disney's "Partners"

19th May 2006

Disney's decision to begin offering its TV shows and movies online has created "a pretty interesting dynamic" between itself and its TV affiliates, DVD marketers, and movie theaters, Disney CEO Robert Iger said Thursday. Speaking...

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Finales Fail To Draw Big Ratings

17th May 2006

Series finales for such shows as Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Malcolm in the Middle and 7th Heaven showed an uptick in their ratings last week, but none produced ratings that came close to those...

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Abc To Air College Football On Saturday Nights

17th May 2006

ABC, which will be without Monday Night Football next season for the first time in 36 years, will go with Saturday-night football instead. The network said Tuesday that it plans to air 12 college football...

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Grey's Matters -- To Abc

17th May 2006

In a move that is likely to touch off a run on digital video recorders, ABC announced Tuesday that it will move its highest-rated program, Grey's Anatomy, from Sunday to Thursday when the season begins...

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Richards And Locklear To Battle On Tv

16th May 2006

Former friends HEATHER LOCKLEAR and DENISE RICHARDS are set to go head-to-head as they battle for a primetime TV slot for their new shows this autumn (06). Richards, 35, and Locklear, 44, fell out earlier...

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Reporters Warned They're Phone Calls Are Being Monitored

16th May 2006

ABC News investigative reporters Brian Ross and Richard Esposito say they have been warned that federal authorities are tracking the phone numbers that they call in an effort to seal leaks from their confidential sources....

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Veteran Shows Go Out With A Whimper

15th May 2006

Two TV shows aired their final episodes Sunday night, but neither captured a substantial audience. NBC's The West Wing finished its seven-year run with a 6.1 rating and a 10 share -- better than its...

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Who Needs Katie?

12th May 2006

CBS may not have to wait for Katie Couric to take over as anchor of the CBS Evening News in order for the newscast to move ahead of ABC's World News Tonight in the news...

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Idol Voters Oust Another Favorite

11th May 2006

Chris Daughtry, whom many critics described as the far-ahead frontrunner in the current American Idol contest, received the fewest votes from audience members this week and was booted off the show Wednesday night. As the...

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Disney: Film Studio Retreats; Tv Saves Day

10th May 2006

Although profits from Disney's film division plunged 39 percent and revenue, 22 percent, income from ABC, ESPN, and Disney theme parks more than offset the studio's losses in the second quarter. The media giant reported...

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Cbs, Fox Sweep Up

10th May 2006

CBS sailed to an easy victory in the first full week of the May sweeps last week among overall viewers, while Fox led among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Research. Not only was Fox helped...

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Consultant On Bird Flu Movie Says Abc Didn't Follow His Advice

9th May 2006

The ABC movie Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, which airs tonight (Tuesday), has been denounced by John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza, about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, who receives on-screen credit...

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Tv Reviews: Fatal Contact: Bird Flu In America

9th May 2006

ABC's sweeps special Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, which airs tonight (Tuesday), follows the template of most TV and movie disaster movies, critics observe -- just on a smaller scale. As Robert Lloyd observes...

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It's Official: Cooper To Serve Double Duty On Cbs And Cnn

9th May 2006

CBS confirmed Monday that CNN's Anderson Cooper will be brought aboard 60 Minutes to contribute up to five features a year beginning in the fall. He will also be permitted to rebroadcast the reports once...

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Abc Affiliates To Share In Download Revenue

8th May 2006

Hoping to pacify affiliates angered at having to compete with video-on-demand episodes of top ABC shows made available on the Internet, ABC said Friday that it will provide those shows to affiliates' websites in Dallas,...

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Anatomy Of A Sunday-night Win

8th May 2006

Once again, ABC's Grey's Anatomy surpassed lead-in Desperate Housewives to become the most-watched television show Sunday night and help give ABC a solid victory for the night. Grey's scored an overwhelming 13.5 rating and a...

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Shakira The Big Winner At Alma Awards

8th May 2006

Colombian singer SHAKIRA saw her successful music career recognised on Sunday (07MAY06) when she scooped two prizes at this year's (06) ALMA Awards. The WHENEVER, WHEREVER hitmaker was named Outstanding Musical Performer alongside reggaeton artist...

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Audiences Not Ready For (Return Of) Primetime

5th May 2006

ABC returned Primetime to its former Thursday-night spot after moving it to Fridays and installing Commander in Chief in the time period for two weeks. While the Geena Davis series bombed in the timeslot, the...

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Davis: 'I'm Still The Chief'

5th May 2006

LATEST: COMMANDER IN CHIEF star GEENA DAVIS is desperately trying to keep her critically acclaimed TV show from being cancelled. The series was pulled from US network ABC for a second time on Wednesday (03MAY06)...

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Abc Website Caught Offguard By Commander In Chief Cancellation

4th May 2006

ABC's website team was apparently kept out of the loop when the network decided to cancel Commander in Chief this week. Marketwatch.com observed Wednesday that the website had begun offering episodes of the show on...

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Fox Continuing To Run On Idol

4th May 2006

As it moves closer to the final round, the Wednesday "results" episodes of American Idol have begun to overtake the performance episodes. Wednesday's telecast drew a 16.6 rating and a 25 share and helped boost...

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Commander In Chief Cancelled?

3rd May 2006

GEENA DAVIS' critically-acclaimed show COMMANDER IN CHIEF has once again been taken off the air by US network ABC, after two low-rated episodes. The network immediately pulled the final three episodes of the show from...

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Spelling Bee To Get Live Coverage On Abc

3rd May 2006

Get ready for the sport of spelling. After airing for 12 years on sports channel ESPN and recently getting the sports-movie-like treatment in Akeela and the Bee, ABC announced Thursday that it plans to air...

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Abc Impeaches Commander In Chief

3rd May 2006

After witnessing approval ratings falling lower than those for the real president, ABC has pulled Commander in Chief from its Thursday night slot effective immediately and will return Primetime to the 10:00 period beginning this...

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Nbc News Show Pulls Well Ahead Of Abc

3rd May 2006

NBC Nightly News continued to widen its lead over ABC's World News Tonight last week. Nielsen figures indicated that the NBC news program attracted 8.64 million viewers versus 7.53 million for ABC's, a difference of...

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Cbs, Fox Hold Lead As May Sweeps Begin

3rd May 2006

CBS and Fox got off to strong starts in the May sweeps with CBS once again capturing the eyes of the most viewers overall, while Fox held onto its lead among the key 18-49-year-old demo...

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Abc Issues Apology Following Commander In Chief Episode

2nd May 2006

ABC has apologized to the citizens of Hyattsville, MD, a suburb of Washington DC in Prince George County, for Thursday night's episode of Commander in Chief in which the town was depicted as violent and...

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Abc Launches Web "Experiment"

2nd May 2006

ABC on Monday began making episodes of four dramatic shows available online for free at dynamic.abc.go.com. "Welcome to the only place online where you can watch full episodes of your favorite ABC television shows!" it...

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Daytime Awards No Nighttime Hit

1st May 2006

ABC's coverage of the Daytime Emmy Awards may have moved to Hollywood from New York and tacked on an additional hour, but it failed to improve its ratings, which sank to a record low last...

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Hollywood Catches Bird Flu

30th April 2006

American network ABC is cashing in on the world's bird flu fears by producing a TV disaster film starring JOELY RICHARDSON. FATAL CONTACT: BIRD FLU IN AMERICA, shot in New Zealand, was screened to critics...

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