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Piers Morgan Records Worst Ratings Ever For Cnn

28th June 2012

Ratings for Piers Morgan Tonight in the 9 00 p.m. time period on CNN have fallen to the lowest level in the history of the cable news channel. The ratings dive -- the show is...

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Welle's Citizen Kane Oscar To Go On Sale For About $1 Million

13th December 2011

The only Oscar ever won by Orson Welles -- for co-writing Citizen Kane -- is due to be auctioned off online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on December 20, and presumably between now and then,...

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Dish May Launch Netflix-like Streaming Service

13th December 2011

Taking to heart the old adage, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, the DISH satellite company is planning to launch an online video streaming service to rival Netflix's, CEO Joseph Clayton has told Bloomberg...

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Netflix Kicked While It's Down

26th September 2011

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

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O'donnell Walkout Boosts Morgan's Ratings

19th August 2011

Piers Morgan is likely to have concluded that Christine O'Donnell's decision to walk out on him during an interview Wednesday night was, as the English are wont to say, "brilliant." O'Donnell's appearance on the show...

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Tron Soars At Imax Venues

21st December 2010

Clearly moviegoers were primarily attracted by the whiz-bang special effects of Disney's Tron -- not what critics described as its muddled plot. Veteran box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian pointed out Monday that of the $44 million...

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Johnny Cash Auction Raises $700,000

7th December 2010

Johnny Cash's personal items have fetched over $700,000 at auction.The 'Fulsom Prison Blues' singer's possessions, including guitars, handwritten lyrics and costumes smashed original estimates to raise the huge sum at a Los Angeles auction over...

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Cbs To Overhaul The Early Show

1st December 2010

With its current combatants trapped in the trenches of the networks' early-morning wars, CBS News's The Early Show is about to receive fresh replacements. The network announced Tuesday that co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez...

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Glee -Fully, Fox Takes Over First Place

3rd November 2010

Ratings for last week's World Series may have fallen to near-record levels for Fox, but, combined with solid numbers for the hit new series Glee , with its "Rocky Horror Show" episode, the long-running The...

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Tonight 'S Rating Drop To Historic Low

3rd September 2010

Ratings for The Tonight Show over the summer have fallen to their lowest level in history, published reports observed today (Friday), citing Nielsen figures. Among 18-49 year olds, they're 23 percent lower than they were...

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Takers Takes First

31st August 2010

Fewer moviegoers turned up at theaters on Sunday than the studios had expected -- and far fewer decided to take in The Last Exorcism . While the movie opened strongly on Friday, well ahead of...

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Dvd Rentals Rise; Sales, Decline

30th March 2010

Home video rentals outpaced sales again during February, the research firm Centris said in a report on Monday. Centris, which calls itself a "market intelligence" company, said that 35.9 million households rented a new release...

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Friday-night Lights-out For Numb3rs ?

5th November 2009

In a sign that the onetime hit series Numb3rs may soon be 86'ed, CBS on Thursday cut back the number of episodes ordered for the current season to 16 from the previously announced 22. While...

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Will Nbc Affiliates Drop Leno?

19th October 2009

Some local NBC affiliates have become so concerned about the dreadful ratings of the new Jay Leno Show that they may bump the show and insert "alternatives" of their own choosing in the 10 00...

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Porn Filmmakers Hit Hard By Online "Vignettes"

8th July 2009

The Internet is not only wreaking untold damage on newspapers, television and movies, but it also has damaged the business of pornography, the New York Times indicated today (Tuesday). Whereas in the past, full-length pornographic...

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Pink Slips Rain Over Paramount

1st July 2009

Even as Paramount's top executives were cheering the rise of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen to the top of the box office on Tuesday, other executives at the studio were receiving notices that they were...

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G.e. Downrated -- But Not As Much As Expected

13th March 2009

General Electric, the corporate parent of NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal Pictures, was downgraded by Standard and Poors from its AAA credit rating to AA-plus. The company has been shaken by huge losses from its...

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G.e. Downrated -- But Not As Much As Expected

13th March 2009

General Electric, the corporate parent of NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal Pictures, was downgraded by Standard and Poors from its AAA credit rating to AA-plus. The company has been shaken by huge losses from its...

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Analog-only Homes Drop

18th February 2009

The number of households that are not ready for the switch to over-the-air digital broadcasting has fallen to 5 million, according to Nielsen Research. In a brief statement released today (Wednesday), Nielsen said that the...

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The Dark Knight Regains Top Spot At UK Box Office

19th August 2008

The Dark Knight has returned to the top of the UK box office charts after being unseated by The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.The Batman Begins sequel had fallen to number two after the...

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The Peacock Flies Again

13th August 2008

NBC, which once dominated the weekly Nielsen ratings but which had fallen to has-been status in recent years, was back on the victors' stand again thanks to its coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing....

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Networks "Switch Off" Iraq War

9th July 2008

Although the Iraq War was regarded as "Story of the Year" on television newscasts in every year from 2003 through 2007 (except in 2005 when Katrina took over), coverage "came to a screeching halt last...

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Sweeney Todd Slashes Its Way To Top Of UK Box Office

29th January 2008

Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has carved a bloodthirsty path to the top of the UK box office after its opening weekend.The gore-drenched musical, an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's famed...

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Nbc Nightly News A Big Rtnda Awards Winner

15th October 2007

NBC Nightly News may have fallen to second place in the ratings and the network's magazine show, Dateline, may have been sidelined since the start of the season, but the two shows dominated the list...

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Shooter Aims For The Top

6th July 2007

The Mark Wahlberg thriller Shooter from Paramount Home Entertainment took over the top spot on both the DVD sales and rental charts last week. As with most new DVD No. 1 releases, which have been...

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The Perils Of Covering Iraq

27th December 2006

With Western newsmen rarely able to venture outside the protected Green Zone in Baghdad, the U.S. TV networks are increasingly relying on freelance Iraqi cameramen to bring them pictures of what is happening in the...

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