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Brokaw Congratulates Capus On Handling Of Killer's Tapes

30th April 2007

As NBC News President Steve Capus was being lambasted by both liberal and conservative critics for airing the video sent to the network by Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-hui, he received a telephone call from...

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World News -- With A Single Sponsor

22nd March 2007

One-upping (or perhaps three-upping) NBC, which broadcast an edition of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams with a single sponsor, Philips Electronics, last December, ABC announced Wednesday that ABC World News with Charles Gibson plans...

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Gibson Forges Ahead Of Williams

21st March 2007

In a neck-and-neck ratings race among the evening news shows, ABC's World News with Charles Gibson pulled ahead of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week. Gibson drew 8.64 million viewers; Williams, 8.32 million....

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Williams Turns Up In Baghdad

5th March 2007

Although it denied as "utter nonsense" speculation that it was motivated by a desire to boost its ratings, NBC has sent Brian Williams to Baghdad, making him the first network anchor to report from that...

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After Reported Feud Ends With Reiss, Williams Makes Nice

2nd March 2007

NBC News confirmed Thursday that John Reiss is stepping down as executive producer of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams effective today (Friday). Although some reports indicated that Reiss was leaving because of friction between...

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Gibson Rises

1st March 2007

In a stunning upset, ABC's World News With Charles Gibson has apparently beaten NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams in the February sweeps, both in overall households and in adults 25-54, according to preliminary Nielsen...

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Neck-and-neck News Race

22nd February 2007

In the nightly news race, NBC and ABC continued their mano-a-mano battle, with NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams claiming the largest number of overall viewers and ABC World News With Charles Gibson, the most...

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Gibson Takes Lead In News Race

14th February 2007

For the first time ABC's World News With Charles Gibson has overtaken NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams -- in total viewers as well as adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Research. "Reaching that point, if...

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News Channels: All Nicole All The Time

9th February 2007

Despite the fact that few details were immediately known about the cause of death of Anna Nicole Smith Thursday, broadcast and cable news outlets were all over the story, leading Brian Williams to comment on...

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Abc's Newscast Gains On Nbc's

24th January 2007

A neck-and-neck race appears to be developing between the ABC and NBC nightly newscasts as ABC's World News With Charles Gibson continues to gain viewers and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams continues to shed...

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S.o.s.: Save Our Sawyer

12th January 2007

ABC executives have mounted an S.O.S. campaign -- for "Save Our Sawyer" -- to persuade Diane Sawyer to remain as co-host of Good Morning America following the current season, the Los Angeles Times reported today...

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News Execs Plan For A Funeral And An Execution

29th December 2006

Broadcast news executives were thrashing out plans for final coverage of the deaths of two former world leaders -- the funeral of Gerald Ford and the impending execution of Saddam Hussein. Coverage of the Ford...

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Nbc News Ahead Of The Pack Again

28th December 2006

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to hold the lead among the evening newscasts, averaging 9.48 million viewers. ABC's World News With Charles Gibson place second with 8.53 million viewers, while CBS Evening News...

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Couric's "Managing Editor" Role Questioned

14th December 2006

Katie Couric's editorial choices as managing editor of the CBS Evening News were being blamed today (Thursday) for the continued erosion of the program's ratings. Rachel Sklar, the media writer for Arianna Huffington's liberal blog,...

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Couric's Viewers Flock To Gibson

13th December 2006

The contest for ratings supremacy among the three network nightly newscasts increasingly looked like a two-man race last week as viewers continued to desert the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. Most of the disaffected...

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Single Sponsor For Nightly News: A Trend?

6th December 2006

Reminiscent of the early days of television when NBC's nightly newscast was titled The Camel News Caravan, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams aired with a single sponsor, Philips Electronics, on Monday and pulled well...

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Iraq's In A "Civil War," Nbc Judges

28th November 2006

NBC News anchor Brian Williams said on his blog, The Daily Nightly, Monday that NBC had decided to refer to the conflict in Iraq as a "civil war" after "much consultation over the weekend with...

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Philips To Become Sole Sponsor Of Nbc Newscast -- One Night Only

27th November 2006

Next Monday, Philips Electronics will stand alone as the sole advertiser on NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, allowing the network to cut commercial time on the newscast to one minute and 15 seconds, down...

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Al-jazeera English Launches Today -- But Who'll Be Watching?

15th November 2006

After numerous delays while it attempted to find cable outlets in the U.S., the English-language version of al-Jazeera is launching today -- without a single cable or satellite system in America carrying it. It will,...

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Ratings For Housewives Soar

15th November 2006

Like some of its characters, Desperate Housewives appears to be benefiting from the misfortunes of others -- the "others" in this case being CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS and Grey's Anatomy on ABC, last...

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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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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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Nbc Will Ask News "Talent" To Take Pay Cuts

23rd October 2006

As part of NBC Universal's planned budget cuts, some on-air news talent will be asked to take smaller paychecks, NBC News chief Steve Capus has told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Some of the salaries have gone...

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Gibson's Audience Continues To Grow

11th October 2006

Ratings for ABC's World News With Charles Gibson continued to rise last week, thanks in large measure to chief investigative reporter Brian Ross's disclosures about disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley and Gibson's own on-the-scene coverage...

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Williams Replies To Critics Of Iran President Interview

29th September 2006

NBC anchor Brian Williams said on his blog, The Daily Nightly, Thursday that he had received a "staggering number" of complaints from viewers about his interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Many of them argued...

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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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Couric Returns Cbs News To #1

12th September 2006

By any measure, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric turned out tobe a huge success last week. According to figures released Monday by NielsenResearch, the news program averaged 10.2 million viewers between Tuesday,when Couric...

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Couric Wins Second Night

7th September 2006

Katie Couric's ratings triumph in her debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night did not come at the expense of her two main rivals, analysts observed Wednesday. Compared with their averages from...

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Couric Draws A Crowd

6th September 2006

As expected, all eyes were on Katie Couric Tuesday night as her debut as anchor of The CBS Evening News registered a 9.1 rating and a 17 share, according to Nielsen Research. It was the...

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Nbc's Williams Attacked Right And Left

1st September 2006

NBC anchor Brian Williams said Thursday that he was "taken aback" by the overwhelmingly negative response to his interview this week with President Bush. Writing in his TheDailyNightly blog, Williams said that 70 percent of...

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