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Deal Cuts Idol's Numbers

13th April 2006

A one-hour results edition of American Idol that began at 8:30 Wednesday night was predictably the highest-rated show of the night. But the first half-hour, which faced NBC's game show Deal or No Deal, could...

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Disney's Iger Avoiding The Pitfalls Of The Music Business

12th April 2006

Disney chief Robert Iger said Tuesday that the decision to explore new online avenues for distributing ABC and Disney Channel programs was influenced in large part by watching the mistakes made by the music industry...

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Ratings Dribble Down For Ncaa Basketball Contest

12th April 2006

In the latest demonstration that sports on broadcast TV ain't what they used to be, the weekly Nielsen ratings indicated that the final game of the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament ranked sixth for the week,...

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Idol Running On Mercury

12th April 2006

Although Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes commented today (Wednesday) that she could hear "Puff! Puff! Puff! Puff -- the sound of Freddie Mercury's ashes churning in his urn during last night's one-hour mutilation...

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Ten Commandments Are More Like An 8.7

11th April 2006

Part One of ABC's new version of The Ten Commandments posted so-so ratings for the network Monday night. The first hour, at 9:00 p.m., won its time period with an 8.5 rating and a 15...

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Bolton Knew He Would Marry Sheridan

10th April 2006

Singer MICHAEL BOLTON knew he was destined to be with actress NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN, and immediately starting romancing her after she broke off her engagement last year (05). The pair dated in the 1990s and kept...

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Tv's And Pc's Reach Merging Point

10th April 2006

In its latest experiment in merging television with the Internet, ABC is planning to make most of its programming available for free on a revamped website beginning April 30, the Wall Street Journal reported today...

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Woodruff -- On Camera Again

7th April 2006

Three photos of ABC anchor Bob Woodruff released by the network on Thursday show him looking thin but with no visible vestiges of the injuries he received from a roadside bomb attack in Iraq last...

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Pbs Captures Four Peabody Awards

6th April 2006

PBS was the big winner at Wednesday's Peabody Awards presentations, receiving recognition for Martin Scorsese's documentary portrait of Bob Dylan, No Direction Home; its POV documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed; and the Vietnam War...

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It's Official: Vieira To Replace Couric On Today

6th April 2006

One day after Katie Couric's announcement that she will be leaving the Today show at the end of May to become anchor of the CBS Evening News, NBC confirmed this morning (Thursday) that she will...

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Kennedy Clan Actor Says Cuba Blockade Affects U.s. Filmmakers

5th April 2006

Actor Christopher Lawford, a nephew of President John Kennedy who confronted the Soviet Union during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, has told Australian interviewers that he has been trying to make a film about that...

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Vieira To Come Into View

5th April 2006

NBC is close to completing a deal with Meredith Vieira, co-host of ABC's The View, to replace Katie Couric on Today, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday), citing a person close to the negotiations....

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Deal Game Beats Basketball Game

4th April 2006

NBC continues to draw big ratings with its game show Deal or No Deal. Expanding to two hours Monday night, the show scored a 9.7 rating and a 15 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour,...

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Russ Mitchell To Anchor Cbs's Sunday Newscast

4th April 2006

CBS News has named Russ Mitchell sole anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News, making him the first African-American network news anchor since Carole Simpson was taken off the weekend edition of...

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All Eyes On Katie -- Especially The Big One

4th April 2006

Katie Couric's departure from NBC and her ascension as anchor of the CBS Evening News will come in two separate stages, published reports said today (Tuesday). She is expected to announce, possibly as early as...

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Stamos Joins Er Full-time

4th April 2006

Former FULL HOUSE actor JOHN STAMOS is set to become a permanent member of hit medical drama series ER. Stamos will make his debut as full-time ER 'resident' TONY GATES, in the opening episode of...

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Bates Terrified She Would Land Three's Company Role

4th April 2006

Actress KATHY BATES was terrified when she nearly landed a role on THREE'S COMPANY - because she hated the show. The MISERY star was living in New York when she received an offer from US...

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Housewives, Anatomy Overwhelm Rivals

3rd April 2006

ABC's one-two punch of Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy easily gave the network another victory Sunday night. Housewives scored a 13.7 rating and a 21 share, routing the competition at 9:00 p.m. Anatomy proved to...

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Gma Weekend Producer Suspended

3rd April 2006

Good Morning America weekend producer John Green has been suspended by ABC News for one month without pay following the release of years-old emails that he sent in which he remarked that President Bush "makes...

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Commander In Chief Set For Comeback

30th March 2006

The GEENA DAVIS drama COMMANDER IN CHIEF is coming back to screens sooner than expected. The White House show was pulled off the air by US network ABC in January (06) after scoring low ratings....

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Cbs Moves To Improve Its Morning Ratings

28th March 2006

With NBC's Today show apparently on the point of losing Katie Couric to the CBS Evening News and ABC's Good Morning America on the point of losing Charles Gibson to World News Tonight, CBS is...

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Cablevision To Offer Subscribers New Vod System

27th March 2006

Cablevision, the nation's fourth largest cable company (despite the fact that all of its customers are located in the New York metropolitan area), has launched a test of a new service that allows subscribers to...

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Hoopsters No Match For Housewives

27th March 2006

March Madness -- an overrun of the NCAA basketball tournament -- got things off to a fine start for CBS Sunday night, combing with the start of 60 Minutes to give the network a 9.8...

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Flockhart To Lecture Law Students

27th March 2006

Former ALLY MCBEAL star CALISTA FLOCKHART is set to deliver a speech to students at Pepperdine University Law School in California next month (APR06). HARRISON FORD's long-time girlfriend and mother of adopted son LIAM, five,...

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March Madness Scores Again

24th March 2006

Even though CBS's Thursday night coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament failed to draw the kind of overwhelming ratings that the network's regular lineup does, they were still good enough to give CBS an overall...

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Jackson And Alexander Rock Out In Los Angeles

23rd March 2006

KEVIN FEDERLINE's ex-girlfriend SHAR JACKSON took to the stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday (21MAR06) as her boyfriend, and BRITNEY SPEARS' ex-husband, JASON ALEXANDER looked on. Jackson, who shocked fans with her new heavyweight look,...

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Newscaster Bill Beutel Dies At 75

20th March 2006

Bill Beutel, a fixture on New York television for more than 30 years as the anchor of WABC-TV's nightly Eyewitness News, died Saturday in Pinehurst, NC from complications due to a neurological disorder. Beutel was...

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Abc Records Best Thursday Night In Ages

20th March 2006

Taking advantage of the usual relatively slow start of CBS's coverage of March Madness, ABC debuted its new American Inventor on Thursday and came away with its best ratings numbers for the night since the...

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Nbc May Force Couric To Decide

20th March 2006

In order to present advertisers with a solidified schedule during its "upfront" market presentation in mid-May, NBC is considering releasing Katie Couric from the contractual prohibition barring her from negotiating with other networks until her...

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News Anchor Bill Beutel Has Died

19th March 2006

American news anchor BILL BEUTEL died yesterday (18MAR06) of undisclosed causes. He was 75. Beutel hosted the AM AMERICA show which later became the ABC network's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and signed off with his trademark...

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