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Couric Returns Cbs News To #1

By any measure, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric turned out tobe a huge success last week. According to figures released Monday by NielsenResearch, the news program averaged 10.2 million viewers between Tuesday,when Couric...

Nightline Grows Koppel's Audience

Despite concerns expressed by Ted Koppel in his valedictory comments on his final Nightline telecast last year that ABC would fill the time period with comedy shows if viewers did not watch his successors, the...

Abc Garners Big Ratings For Path

The first night of The Path to 9/11 performed strongly in the ratings, coming in second only to Sunday Night Football on NBC. The miniseries posted a 7.6 rating and a 12 share in the...

Abc News Pounds Abc Entertainment's Path

ABC aired Pt. 1 of its controversial The Path to 9/11 miniseries largely intact Sunday amid protests from former government officials depicted in the film. It was immediately followed by a special edition of Nightline...

Clinton Foundation Furious At Tv Slurs

LATEST: The Clinton Foundation is still angry with the makers of ABC drama THE PATH TO 9/11, accusing the US TV network of "choosing fiction over fact and entertainment over education". ABC reedited the first...

Disney Edits 9/11 Mini-series After Complaints From Clinton Officials

LATEST: Walt Disney bosses edited parts of its new 9/11 TV mini-series after high-ranking officials in former US President BILL CLINTON's administration complained about alleged inaccuracies. Former Secretary Of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT and Clinton advisor...

Degeneres To Host Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres will host next year's Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. She has previously hosted or co-hosted the Emmys three times and the Grammys twice. The 79th Oscar Awards...

Bumpy Road For Abc's Path

ABC is reportedly making edits in its upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11 in response to numerous complaints from former members of the Clinton administration who claimed that the film included depictions of events that...

Couric's Ratings Fall, But She Remains Ahead

On her third night anchoring the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric saw her ratings plunge from the stratosphere that they reached on Tuesday and Wednesday but remain ahead of those for the NBC and ABC...

Couric Wins Second Night

Katie Couric's ratings triumph in her debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night did not come at the expense of her two main rivals, analysts observed Wednesday. Compared with their averages from...

Uproar Over Abc's 9/11 Miniseries

ABC's upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11 was being denounced as an unabashed political polemic by liberals and supporters of former President Bill Clinton Wednesday even as conservatives were hailing it as "pro-American" In a...

Clinton Officials Fight Disney Bosses Over New 9/11 Miniseries

High-ranking officials in former US President BILL CLINTON's administration are attempting to pull the plug on a new 9/11 TV miniseries over alleged inaccuracies. Former Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT and Clinton advisor DOUGLAS BAND...

Abc's 9/11 Miniseries Comes Under Fire

ABC's upcoming miniseries The Path to 9/11, which airs next Sunday and Monday nights, is being criticized as biased and inaccurate from all sides, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday). Among the critics, the...

Couric Draws A Crowd

As expected, all eyes were on Katie Couric Tuesday night as her debut as anchor of The CBS Evening News registered a 9.1 rating and a 17 share, according to Nielsen Research. It was the...

Suri Cruise Makes Her News Debut, Too

Couric's big "get" for her first newscast was Suri Cruise, or at any rate the first photograph of the 5-month-old daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz for the...

Abc To Air 9/11 Miniseries Sans Ads

ABC has decided its miniseries The Path to 9/11 is so controversial and sensitive that it plans to air it next week without commercials, Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday), citing ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson....

Housewives Producers Launch Investigation After Sex Scene Is Leaked

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES producers have launched an investigation in an effort to find out how a sex scene from the upcoming season of the show were leaked onto Internet site YouTube.com. Executives insist the provocative scene,...

Couric To Make First Appearance On Cbs Newscast Tonight

In a kind of unofficial passing-of-the-baton, Katie Couric is expected to appear for the first time tonight (Thursday) on the CBS Evening News to pay her respects to Bob Schieffer as he winds up his...

Emmy Falls But Remains On Top

Sunday night's Emmy Awards telecast may have tumbled sharply in the ratings from last year, but for a show airing in August -- prior to this year, it had usually aired in September -- it...

Echostar Sees Stars After Legal Clobbering

EchoStar continued to lose ground against its detractors Monday as first a federal judge delayed its countersuit against TiVo Inc., which already has won a patent-infringement suit against EchoStar (which produces digital video recorders for...

Emmys Slump In Ratings

August and Pirates conspired to knock down the ratings for this year's Emmy awards to an average 9.2 rating and a 15 share versus last year's 12.5/20. Last year, however, the awards show aired in...

Nightline Beats Letterman Three Weeks In A Row

With audience interest high in the recent conflict between the Hezbollah and Israel and the arrest of a man in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, ABC's Nightline has topped CBS's Late Show with David Letterman...

Cbs Returns To First Place On Wednesday

With NBC's America's Got Talent now out of the picture on Wednesday nights, CBS moved into the lead for the night on the strength of reruns of its two procedural dramas, Criminal Minds in the...

Talent Shows Take The Lead

Their ratings numbers may have paled compared with those for American Idol, but the summer-season finales of NBC's America's Got Talent and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance drew some of the biggest audiences...

Gma Lands Interview With Karr's Ex-wife

In its mano-a-mano battle with NBC's morning leader, the Today show, Good Morning America has scored a major "get," landing an interview with with Quintana Shotts, an ex-wife of John Mark Karr, the man who...

Former Abc Newsman Comes Up Empty Handed

Former ABC newsman Richard Gizbert, who was awarded only $180,000 after he successfully sued ABC News claiming that he was fired after refusing to travel to Iraq, found himself losing out entirely Monday when an...

Cuomo Goes To Gma But Won't Replace Gibson

Chris Cuomo will become a regular on ABC's Good Morning America, but he has apparently lost his bid to become co-anchor of the morning talk show with Diane Sawyer. Instead, he will become the news...

Cuomo Named Good Morning America Newsreader

PRIMETIME co-anchor CHRIS CUOMO will join anchors DIANE SAWYER and ROBIN ROBERTS as a newsreader on ABC TV's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Cuomo, son of former New York governor MARIO CUOMO, will read the news and...

Charvet And Burke Engaged

Former BAYWATCH star DAVID CHARVET and ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA host BROOKE BURKE are engaged and expecting a child together. Charvet proposed during a "summer party" he threw on Saturday night (19AUG06), according to Burke. She...

Gibson Describes Polite Jockeying For Abc's Anchor Post

Seeming to dispel earlier reports that he used strongarm tactics to beat Diane Sawyer out of the anchor's post on the ABC evening news program, Charles Gibson said Wednesday that he and Sawyer had several...

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