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Even With Lame Singers, Idol Beats Olympics

After being bested by the Olympics last Wednesday, American Idol roared back with a vengeance last night, rounding up 22.8 million viewers to the Olympics' 19.0 million. Idol peaked in its last half hour with...

Abc News To Cut 24% Of Its Employees

ABC News President David Westin has emailed employees that the news division plans to eliminate 24 percent of its workforce within a month via buyouts and layoffs. Calling the move part of a "fundamental transformation"...

All Seven Olympics Telecasts Make Top Ten

Seven Winter Olympics telecasts -- one for each day -- two American Idol telecasts, and one Undercover Boss telecast comprised the Nielsen top ten for last week. In fact, there was hardly any competition at...

Ferrera: 'Leaving Ugly Betty Will Be A Big Transition'

AMERICA FERRERA is dreading the end of hit U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY - because she's been on the series for almost her "entire adult life".The 25 year old has starred as lead character Betty...

Olympics Audience Falls; Still Substantial

Monday produced the smallest audience for this year's coverage of the Vancouver Olympics -- if an audience of 21.07 million can be judged "small." The three-hour telecast peaked during the 9 00 p.m. half hour...

Olympics Lift Nbc To No. 1

Thanks to the Winter Olympics, NBC found itself in the rare position of standing on the victor's platform in the weekly ratings race. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies was the most-watched program of the...

Newsy Week Helps Nightly Newscasts

Ratings for all three network nightly newscasts shot up last week thanks to the Vancouver Olympics (and the earlier tragic accident that took the life of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili), the East Coast snowstorm, and...

American Idol Wins The Gold; Beats The Olympics

Forget the competition in Vancouver. It was the competition on Fox that viewers were most engrossed in Tuesday night. According to overnight Nielsens, 23.64 million viewers tuned in to American Idol Tuesday night versus 20.41...

Olympics Race To Another Ratings Win

The Winter Olympics continued to dominate network television on Monday -- drawing an average primetime audience of 25.49 million -- 9 percent larger than that for the first Monday of the 2006 competition. Nevertheless, the...

Barbara Walters Abandoning Oscar Specials

Barbara Walters, who stepped down in 2004 as co-host of ABC's 20/20 magazine show after 25 years, is now stepping down as the host of her annual Oscar interview specials -- after 29 years --...

Pierce Brosnan Fights For The World

Pierce Brosnan is proud to be an environmentalist.The James Bond star says he cares deeply about what happens to the planet and is determined to fight for causes he believes in.He said: "I stumble into...

Pierce Brosnan Fights For The World

Pierce Brosnan is proud to be an environmentalist.The James Bond star says he cares deeply about what happens to the planet and is determined to fight for causes he believes in.He said: "I stumble into...

Dempsey Sneaks Auto-racing Clause Into Tv Contract

GREY'S ANATOMY star PATRICK DEMPSEY has turned his decade-long auto racing hobby into a part-time career - after he "slipped in" a new clause in his TV contract.The Hollywood hunk was worried network bosses at...

Letterman Gains From O'brien's Departure

The end of live Tonight show broadcasts with Conan O'Brien has given a big boost to NBC's rivals. On CBS last week, Late Show with David Letterman attracted 4.5 million viewers, up 18 percent versus...

Ratings There Was Super Bowl And Everything Else

It goes without saying that the Super Bowl telecast was the highest-rated show of the week last week. With 106.5 million tuning in, it also attracted the largest number of viewers of any show in...

Iger Let The Battle (With Cable) Begin

Disney CEO Robert Iger is plunging into the broadcast networks' battle with cable companies to secure increased "retransmission consent" fees for Disney's ABC television network and its owned stations. Speaking during a conference call to...

Walsh's Divorce Nears End After Reaching Financial Settlement

Actress KATE WALSH is celebrating after a Los Angeles judge denied her estranged husband ALEX YOUNG the right to spousal support in their ongoing divorce battle.The Private Practice star has been locked in a war...

Nightline Rolls Over Late-night Comics

Forget Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. The real champion in late-night television is now ABC's Nightline . For the week of January 25, the news magazine anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and...

Ratings Climb At All Networks

DVRs were no doubt humming (clicking?) across the nation on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week as intense competition among popular series on all four broadcast networks attracted big audiences. At 8 00 p.m....

Grammys Shine In Ratings

The Grammy Awards were back in the spotlight last week as 25.87 million viewers tuned in to CBS's Sunday-night telecast, up 35 percent from last year, when the telecast attracted 19 million, according to Nielsen...

Williams 'Devastated' By Ugly Betty Axe

VANESSA WILLIAMS is angry at U.S. TV bosses for axing her hit comedy UGLY BETTY, insisting the cast is "devastated" by the news.The U.S. version of the series turned Emmy winner America Ferrera into a...

Avatar, Hurt Locker Tie For Most Oscar Nods

James Cameron's Avatar has received nine Oscar nominations, far short of the 14 that Titanic, his previous blockbuster, received in 1998. Aside from nominations that the film received for best film, director, and score, the...

Hart & Lawrence Land Tv Sitcom

Fallen U.S. TV regulars MELISSA JOAN HART and JOEY LAWRENCE are heading back to the small screen as the stars of a new sitcom.The Sabrina The Teenage Witch actress and Blossom's Lawrence will team up...

Flockhart Not Quitting Brothers & Sisters

TV bosses have dismissed rumours CALISTA FLOCKHART is set to follow in ROB LOWE's footsteps by quitting hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS.The actor recently announced he will bid farewell to his TV family at the...

30.69 Million Watch Obama's State Of The Union Address

President Obama's approval ratings may be way down, but his TV ratings remained high Wednesday night as he delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. According to preliminary overnight figures,...

'Ugly Betty' Cancelled

'Ugly Betty' has been cancelled. The US show following the life of sartorially-challenged Betty Suarez working at Mode magazine, will end after four series. A joint statement by the show's executive producer Silvio Horta and...

Ugly Betty Cancelled

U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY has been cancelled.The cult comedy, which has become a global hit, debuted in 2006 and turned Emmy Award-winner America Ferrera into a household name. But there won't be a fifth...

Fox Crushes Rivals With Football, Idol

Scoring the highest ratings for a non-Super Bowl NFL telecast in 28 years, Sunday's telecast of the NFC Championship Game between Minnesota and New Orleans easily beat everything else on television last week as it...

Nbc Exec Insists He Had A "Logical" Late-night Plan

NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin admitted Tuesday that he expected everyone to go along with his plan to reshuffle the network's late-night lineup, putting Jay Leno on at 11 30 p.m, Conan O'Brien on a...

Paula Abdul's Million Dollar Deal

Paula Abdul has been offered a $1 million deal to appear on 'Dancing With The Stars'.The 47-year-old singer and choreographer has reportedly been offered the huge sum as a Development Deal by network ABC. If...

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