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Without Dancing, Abc Trips

Without either Dancing with the Stars or Lost on its schedule, ABC plunged from first place to last, as replacements Show Me the Money and Day Break flopped Wednesday night. Show Me the Money drew...

Abc Will Have To Pay $1 Million For Killing Walters' Simpson Interview

Negotiations were so far advanced for ABC'S Barbara Walters to interview O.J. Simpson for his book If I Did It, that ABC will now be required to pay ReganBooks, the publisher of the Simpson book,...

Cbs Eyes Another Ratings Sweeps Win

CBS is a sure bet to win the November ratings sweeps, which end tonight (Wednesday), giving it its sixth straight November win in overall households and viewers. In a press release it noted that 85...

Madonna Concert Special Fails To Score Ratings

The controversial broadcast of MADONNA's CONFESSIONS tour special on US TV failed to lure viewers and ended up finishing fourth in its time slot. US network NBC made headlines when it censored the concert and...

Transgender Character To Be Introduced On All My Children

Beginning on Thursday, ABC's All My Children will feature a transgender character named Zarf who is planning a sex-change operation. The Associated Press reports that although there have been a handful of post-surgical transgender characters...

Abc Yanks The Nine

20/20 cohost John Stossel announced at the end of the ABC magazine program Friday that he will return next Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. with a 20/20 special entitled, "Who Gives? Who Doesn't?" Fans of The...

Transgender Character Joins Us Soap

A transgender character will appear in US daytime TV soap opera ALL MY CHILDREN, for the first time in American TV history. Actor JEFFREY CARLSON will play rocker ZARF, who is in the process of...

Grey's Can't Put Abc In Black At 10:00 P.m.

ABC tried a new tactic Thursday to boost its ratings at 10:00 p.m.: It ran a "supersized" version of its hit, Grey's Anatomy. True to form, Grey's pulled the highest ratings of the night at...

Abc's Day Break Appears Broken

In its second week as a replacement for Lost, ABC's Day Break appeared truly broken Wednesday night, as it drew a meager 3.4 rating and a 6 share in the 9:00 p.m. hour. By contrast,...

Nbc To Add Third Night Of Dateline

Despite much publicized cuts in its staff, including the firing of regular correspondents Rob Stafford and Edie Magnus, Dateline NBC is being expanded to three nights per week beginning December 26. The network said that...

Disney Narrows Window For Pay-per-view

Confirming widespread rumors, the Walt Disney Co. said on Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, to release its movies on pay-per-view TV as soon as 15 days...

Barbara Walters Might Have Interviewed O.j., Says Report

Despite her previous assertions that she had turned down an interview with O.J. Simpson about his book If I Did It, Barbara Walters had in fact expressed interest in conducting the interview but was overridden...

Dancing Sweeps Ratings Gold

ABC must have been positively starry eyed Monday as ratings revealed that last week's two episodes of Dancing With the Stars had helped produce the network's highest-rated week of the season. The network also came...

Huge Audience For "Undefeateds" Contest

Saturday afternoon's Michigan-vs-Ohio State football matchup (won by the Buckeyes 42-39) scored the biggest rating for a regular-season NCAA game in 13 years, ABC said Sunday. According to overnight figures, the game between the previously...

Fox News Vs. Fox Tv

Fox News Channel commentator Bill O'Reilly has attempted to distance the channel from corporate sibling Fox Broadcasting, which announced this week that it will carry an interview with O.J. Simpson about how, "if [he] did...

The News Isn't Good For Katie

Although Katie Couric has said that she is paying no attention to her ratings, the latest from Nielsen Research might induce a shudder if she does take a peek at them. On Thursday it was...

Luke And Laura Tie The Knot Again

Twenty-five years after the biggest event ever in daytime television -- the marriage of Luke and Laura on ABC's General Hospital, the couple are renewing their wedding vows on the program today (Thursday). The Associated...

Abc's Dancing Draws Season's Top Ratings

Emmitt Smith could dance in the end zone without constraint if he were playing football rather than competing in a dance contest. His victory on Dancing With the Stars Wednesday night drew the highest ratings...

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

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,...

Ratings For Housewives Soar

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...

The Last Dance

ABC's Dancing With the Stars pulled gigantic ratings Tuesday night, averaging a 17.7 rating and a 26 share between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday night for the final performance episode of the season. In...

Cbs May Harden Couric Newscast

Bowing to critics who have complained that under Katie Couric the CBS Evening News lacks sufficient "news" and that its nightly Free Speech segment often amounts to poorly written harangues, CBS announced Monday that the...

Lights To Stay On For Friday Night Lights

NBC said Monday that it will stick with another new show that has performed better with critics than with general audiences. It announced that it has given the football drama Friday Night Lights a full-season...

Rather Returns

Dan Rather says he intends to focus on investigative reporting as he launches Dan Rather Reports on Mark Cuban's HDNet tonight (Tuesday). In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Rather said that such reporting "has...

Bbc A Big Winner With Dancing

The success of ABC's Dancing With the Stars is likely to result in a global network of production bases for BBC Worldwide, which produces the show, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday). The program, based...

Slim-fast Opens Fat Wallet For Dancing

Slim-Fast spent more money on a product placement deal on ABC's Dancing With the Stars than it did on any traditional advertising, Advertising Age indicated Friday. According to the trade publication, the deal calls for...

Ed Bradley -- A Ratings Winner In Death

60 Minutes paid tribute to one of its own Sunday night -- and the hour-long feature about Ed Bradley, who died earlier in the week, posted a 12.4 rating and a 19 share, beaten --...

Ptc Demands Fcc Rescind Indecency Decision

L. Brent Bozell's Parents Television Council, whose members generate virtually all the complaints of indecent programming to the FCC, is demanding that the commission reverse its decision to set aside two rulings regarding indecent language...

Jericho: Will It Come Tumbling Down?

CBS's new moderate hit Jericho will become the latest series to go on hiatus midway through the season rather than air repeats. The network said that the serial drama, which deals with the aftermath of...

Vargas Returns From Maternity Leave

Following a 12-week maternity leave, Elizabeth Vargas will return as co-host of ABC's 20/20 with a feature about the plight of working mothers, the Washington Post reported today (Wednesday). According to the newspaper, she will...

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