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Abc Says Kid's Diary Will Clear It In Makeover Case

A diary kept by one of five orphaned siblings after they moved into a home remodeled for them on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition may reveal that the children left the home voluntarily and were...

Spin-off For Grey's Anatomy

Taking a high-risk gamble, ABC is planning to remove the character of Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, played by Kate Walsh, from Grey's Anatomy and place her in a new, as-yet-untitled series, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Heather Mills Takes Part In Us Dance Show

Heather Mills McCartney is to take part in a televised dancing competition in the US.The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney and UN goodwill ambassador will be the first contestant to compete in Dancing With...

By on 21 February 2007

Looking Over Jordan?

A band of idols will be coming after Crossing Jordan beginning next month as the NBC Sunday drama, now in its sixth season, moves to Wednesday night opposite Fox's American Idol. The network also plans...

Abc Bets On Kimmel

A week after it was reported that ABC had taped two hour-long episodes of Nightline, touching off speculation that the network might be planning to dump Jimmy Kimmel Live, Broadcasting & Cable reported today (Monday)...

Cbs's Race Sees Amazing Audience Drop-off

Sunday night's premiere of CBS's Amazing Race: All Stars got off to a roaring start at 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, taking the lead with an 8.2 rating and a 13 share, but its audience dropped...

Oscar Ad Buyers Also Setting Up Websites

The score of advertisers who have purchased ads during ABC's telecast of the 79th Academy Awards show on Feb. 25 (at $1.7 million per 30-second spot) have launched elaborate websites in connection with their Oscar...

Grey's Matters Most

ABC has edged out CBS for a rare Thursday-night ratings win, thanks in large part to an overwhelming 16.4 rating and a 24 share for Grey's Anatomy in the 9:00 p.m. hour. It represented the...

Is Kimmel Goners?

ABC News last week secretly shot two pilots for an hour-long version of Nightline, one anchored by Cynthia McFadden, another co-anchored by McFadden and Martin Bashir, the New York Observer reported Wednesday, citing three unnamed...

Lost Loses More Viewers

Despite the fact that it was moved into the 10:00 p.m. hour to protect it against competition from Fox's American Idol, ABC's onetime hit Lost registered its lowest ratings ever Wednesday night. Its 8.5 rating...

Ancier Resurfaces At Bbc

Garth Ancier, who, as Fox's programming chief when the network was launched in 1987, introduced such shows as Married ... With Children and The Simpsons, and later went on to head programming for the now...

Abc Wins In A.m., Too

ABC's Good Morning America moved ahead of the usual weekday morning leader, NBC's Today, on Monday of this week, according to Nielsen Research. GMA, which aired the first part of an interview with Iran's Mahmoud...

Gibson Takes Lead In News Race

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...

Fox's Idol Remains At #1 & #2, But Cbs Wins Week

Thanks in large part to a ratings resurgence for the Grammy Awards and the overall strength of its regular programming, CBS remained the most-watched network last week, averaging an 8.8 rating and a 14 share....

Grammy Ratings: Music To The Eye's Ears

Sunday night's Grammy Awards scored strongly (no pun intended) for CBS, averaging a 13.7 rating and a 21 share -- well ahead of last year's results when the music awards show captured a 12.3/19. The...

Lost Makes Inauspicious Return

American Idol's ratings descended from the stratosphere for the final audition show, but Idol nevertheless beat everything else in sight Wednesday night. The show scored a 15.8 rating and a 23 share (27.59 million viewers)...

Missed Lost? Find Out What Happened Online

In advance of tonight's (Wednesday) return of Lost to ABC's schedule, the network has posted an, er, "survivor" guide to the series on its website. The hour-long clip show, which can also be viewed on...

Newly Counted College Kids Give Some Shows Big Boost

Analysts pointed out that several shows last week got a boost as a result of college-age viewers being included in the Nielsen survey for the first time. As Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes...

Super Bowl Reigns Supreme

Fox's American Idol may have attracted 33.65 million viewers last Tuesday and 31.5 million on Wednesday, but those two audience totals combined would not have come close to equaling the 93.18 million who tuned in...

Grant's Dance Tips From Abc Star

HUGH GRANT's embarrassing dance moves in new movie MUSIC AND LYRICS were the work of veteran pop star MARTIN FRY, who gave the actor lessons on the art of '80s dancing. ABC frontman Fry, whose...

Sawyer In Damascus, Interviews Syrian Ruler

Diane Sawyer reported live from Damascus, Syria for ABC's Good Morning America today, airing an exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. During the interview, Assad scoffed at the Iraqi elections, remarking, "What is the...

Super Bowl Gains Inches

Super Bowl 2007 was just as super as Super Bowl 2006 but not quite so super as Super Bowl 2005, according to preliminary ratings by Nielsen Research. Sunday's game between Chicago and Indianapolis averaged a...

Guerrilla Marketing Bombs In Boston

In full-page advertisements appearing in Boston newspapers today (Friday), Turner Broadcasting Co. apologized for a marketing stunt gone so wrong that the city was plunged into paralysis. The "guerrilla marketing" stunt involved placing battery-driven light...

Cbs Favored To Win February Sweeps -- Easily

Although the four major networks are planning a slew of impressive specials for the February sweeps, CBS is regarded as a shoo-in to win, thanks primarily to its coverage Sunday of the Super Bowl. The...

Idol Vs. Idol

With football -- both college and professional -- out of the picture last week, Fox's American Idol had only itself to compete against for the top spot in the ratings, and the outcome was close....

Abc's Woodruff Making "Amazing Recovery"

Coincidentally, CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier's return to the network's newsroom on Monday to meet with colleagues came one year to the day that ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was critically injured by another roadside bomb...

Sag Spreads Tv Awards Around

Hugh Laurie of Fox's House and Chandra Wilson of ABC's Grey's Anatomy took the top acting awards for TV dramatic series at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Alec Baldwin of NBC's 30 Rock and America...

Mills To Play A Soccer Wife?

HEATHER MILLS is being tipped to star in a new US TV drama about soccer players' wives. Television executives are keen to cash in on the rise in the sport's popularity stateside, following DAVID BECKHAM's...

Muslim Groups Protest Abc's Hiring Of Glenn Beck

Three Arab and Muslim groups have called on ABC to reverse its decision to hire CNN Headline News personality Glenn Beck as a commentator on Good Morning America. In a joint letter to ABC News...

Idol Steamrolls The Competition

Some 33.56 million viewers tuned in to Wednesday night's edition of Fox's American Idol, some 11 million more than watched the three other major competing networks combined. The two-hour talent contest attracted 27.72 million viewers...

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