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Mike Nichols Leaves $20 Million Fortune To Wife And Kids

4th December 2014

Beloved director Mike Nichols has left an estimated $20 million (£12.5 million) fortune to his newswoman wife Diane Sawyer and his three children.The Graduate filmmaker died last month (Nov14), aged 83, after suffering a cardiac...

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The Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dies

20th November 2014

Mike Nichols has died.The acclaimed filmmaker passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Wednesday (19.11.14) at the age of 83, an ABC spokesperson has announced.The Hollywood icon won the Academy Award for Best Director...

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Mike Nichols, Iconic Director Of 'The Graduate', Dies Aged 83

By Michael West | 20th November 2014

Mike Nichols, the legendary American director probably best known for helming hit movie The Graduate, has died aged 83. Nichols had been married to the actress Diane Sawyer for 26 couples, forming one of the...

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The Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dies

20th November 2014

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of The Graduate and husband of news anchor Diane Sawyer, has died at the age of 83.Nichols died suddenly on Wednesday (19Nov14) but no further details were available as Wenn...

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Katie Couric And Diane Sawyer's Rivalry. Oh, You Didn't Know?

By Michael West | 29th August 2014

You probably haven't heard of Sheila Weller's gossipy chronicle of women in television The News Sorority, but just wait. You just wait. The galleys for the new tell-all book - released in September - have...

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David Muir All Set For 'World News' Anchor Spot

28th June 2014

David Muir will replace Diane Sawyer as ABC's 'World News' anchor. The 68-year-old - who also acts as managing director - has handed her position over to David after 5 years in the role. David,...

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Diane Sawyer Steps Down As 'World News' Anchor In Big Abc Change Up

By Nick Hill | 25th June 2014

In the midst of ABC News making big changes, the veteran broadcaster Diane Sawyer is stepping down as 'World New' anchor.But the 68 year-old isn't leaving the network altogether.40 year-old understudy David Muir has been...

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Oprah Winfrey Surprises Barbara Walters On Final View

16th May 2014

Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on her final episode of 'The View'.The veteran American broadcaster will retire today (16.05.14) at the age of 84 and she was joined by a host of...

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Stars And Family Attend Wake For Philip Seymour Hoffman

7th February 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman's friends, family and co-stars attended his wake in New York on Thursday (06.02.14). The 46-year-old actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five,...

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Cbs Exits Summer Season On Top

25th September 2013

The summer television season ended last week with CBS on top of the ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 age group. However, NBC dominated the top ten, thanks to Sunday Night Football and...

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Football Lifts Lowly Nbc To The Top

18th September 2013

NBC executives must be hoping that ratings for its fall season will resemble the penultimate week of its summer season. (Ah, if only the regular football season could last past January.) The network was easily...

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Football Tackles Ratings Records

11th September 2013

All of that talk a week or so ago about how professional football may be inflicting permanent brain damage on most of its players seemed to have no effect whatsoever on the sports' ratings. The...

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Cbs Keeps Eye On First Place

5th September 2013

The CBS summer drama Under the Dome remained the most-watched television show of the week last week. With 11.12 million total viewers, it was also the only TV show what exceeded 10 million viewers, although...

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Cbs Has Best Ratings Of Summer Despite Blackout

28th August 2013

CBS not only won last week's ratings race among both total adults and adults in the 18-49 age group, it posted its best numbers of the entire summer, despite the fact that it couldn't be...

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Cbs Stays At No. 1 Despite Blackout

21st August 2013

The blackout of CBS stations in Time Warner Cable areas, including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, failed to impact the Nielsen ratings again last week as CBS remained far and away the most-watched network,...

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Ratings For Nightly News Unaffected By Williams's Absence

13th August 2013

rian Williams's rivals on ABC and CBS were unable to get the jump on NBC Nightly News last week, the first week of Williams's absence while her recovers from knee surgery. Hosted temporarily by Lester...

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Blackout? What Blackout?

7th August 2013

With the exception of preseason football, in the form of the Hall of Fame game between Dallas and Miami, getting into the mix, the weekly Nielsen primetime ratings were about the same last Sunday as...

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Brian Williams To Leave Nightly News For Surgery

2nd August 2013

One day after the latest Nielsen ratings indicated that ABC World News with Diane Sawyer had overtaken NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams among 18-49-year-old viewers the first time in 243 weeks and was barely...

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Under The Dome Remains On Top Of Ratings

31st July 2013

There was little change in the make-up of the top 10 shows on the Nielsen ratings list last week, nor in the number of viewers for each of them. The Stephen King/Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama...

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Three-way Tie For First Place In Ratings Race

24th July 2013

In a ratings rarity, there was a virtual three-way tie for first place in the Nielsen ratings for total adults last week. Topping the list were Fox's coverage of baseball's All-Star Game, the Wednesday (9:00...

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Under The Dome: It's Summer's Biggest Hit

17th July 2013

CBS's Stephen King/Steven Spielberg miniseries Under the Dome clearly became the hit of the summer last week as it topped the Nielsen ratings list for the third week in a row among total adults. The...

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Under The Dome Over The Top Again

11th July 2013

For the second week in a row, CBS's summer miniseries Under the Dome from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, topped the Nielsen ratings list with 11.82 million viewers. During a week when ratings usually plummet...

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Under The Dome On Top Of The Ratings

4th July 2013

The premiere of the Stephen King/Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama Under the Dome crushed the competition last week as it attracted 13.53 million viewers, according to Nielsen results for the week. It was the only show...

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Abc Remains Ratings Champ For Second Week

26th June 2013

It was a slam dunk for ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals in the Nielsen weekly ratings. Game 7 finished on top of the list with 26.3 million viewers, while Game 6 drew 20.6 million....

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Will Abc's Newscast Topple Nbc's?

12th June 2013

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer beat NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on two nights, Monday and Friday, last week but remained in second place for the week with an average of about a...

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Tv's Summer Doldrums Strike

5th June 2013

It certainly looked as if summer had arrived last week as the two weekly editions of NBC's The Voice topped the ratings chart among total viewers and those 18-49. Among the younger demo, Fox's Hell's...

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Three Networks Tie In Ratings Race

30th May 2013

As the broadcast TV networks transitioned to summer schedules, ABC, NBC and Fox ended up in a dead heat for first place, while CBS came in close behind among the key 18-49 age group. Among...

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Fox's American Idol Finale Collapses In Ratings

22nd May 2013

How the mighty has fallen -- Fox's American Idol, that is. For most of its history, the season finale of the talent contest has drawn more viewers than any regular weekly TV show, averaging around...

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The Voice Again Lifts Nbc

15th May 2013

Thanks in large measure to the continued ratings rise of The Voice, NBC was the only broadcast network to post higher ratings last week than it did during the comparable week a year ago. CBS,...

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Same Top Ten Shows -- But More Viewers

8th May 2013

The list of the top ten television shows for last week was virtually identical to the previous week's list -- although there was a noticeable increase in the number of viewers among most of them....

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