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George Clooney And Denzel Washington Are 'Men On Fire'

George Clooney, Colin Firth and Denzel Washington have been named as the sexiest men over 50. The actors are among 21 hunks to make AARP magazine's 'Men on Fire' list of older heartthrobs. Other stars...

Ratings Plunge For Tv Talent Contests

Ratings for the penultimate week of the season were a virtual reflection of the season as a whole. Twelve of the top 20 shows of the week were broadcast by CBS. Of the eight that...

Talent Shows Not Going Out With A Bang

Last week ought to have been the week when the big talent-contest shows, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, were trouncing everything in sight. To be sure, they still represented potent factors on the...

Ncis Back On Top Of Ratings Heap

NCIS returned to the top of the Nielsen list as the most-watched show last week, eclipsing the top talent contests such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and The Voice , even as they...

Dwts, Idol Battle For No. 1

Their numbers may have looked battered compared with previous years, but ABC's Dancing with the Stars and Fox's American Idol dominated the Nielsen ratings chart last week as they headed into the stretch. Monday night's...

Idol Ratings Plummet -- Still No. 1

Even with its ratings way down from where they once were, Fox's American Idol , with three hours landing in the Nielsen top ten, gave the network a victory among the demographic that advertisers like...

Madonna Wants To Be Tougher Parent

Madonna wants to be a tougher parent. The 'Masterpiece' singer raises daughter Lourdes, 15, son Rocco, 11, and adopted son David, six, and daughter Mercy, also six, and admits she could be harder on them.When...

Cbs And Fox Split Ratings Honors

As usual, CBS was the most-watched television network last week, and its long-running drama NCIS was the most-watched television show. However, it came in second to Fox in the 18-49 age group, the demographic group...

A Slam Dunk Ratings Victory For Cbs

CBS's coverage of Kentucky's victory over Kansas in the NCAA basketball championship was watched by more than 20 million viewers, making it the highest-rated show of the week. and giving the network a slam-dunk victory...

Two Shows Tie For First Place In Ratings Again

For the second week in a row -- and the first time in memory -- the same two shows tied for first place in the Nielsen ratings. ABC's Dancing with the Stars and CBS's NCIS...

Ncis Beats Out Talent Contests

CBS's NCIS was back on top of the Nielsen ratings chart again last week, beating out such formidable competitors as ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Fox's American Idol and NBC's The Voice . Its margin...

Worst Ever Debut For An Nbc Comedy

NBC, it would seem, just can't catch a break. Although its new comedy Bent received decent reviews, it was watched by just 2.57 million viewers on Wednesday. Among the key 18-49 age group, it drew...

Fox Wins Week But Loses Viewers

Last week, Fox had only three shows listed in Nielsen's top twenty, its two American Idol episodes at No. 1 & No. 2, and a repeat of Touch at No. 19. Of the four major...

Rock Center Grows Rockier

While NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams outdraws nearly all of NBC's primetime programs despite being broadcast at a time when far fewer viewers make up the total TV audience, Williams's Rock Center continues to...

The Voice Beats American Idol -- Again

Fox's American Idol is no longer the top-rated talent contest on the air. NBC's The Voice is. For the fifth time in the last six weeks, The Voice came out on top among viewers 18-49,...

Idol Down But Still At The Top

Fox added an additional night of American Idol to its lineup last week and, along with a strong finish for its Daytona 500 coverage, was thereby able to claim the top spot on the Nielsen...

And The Winner Is ... Abc

Thanks to its annual broadcast of the Oscars, ABC wound up in first place on the Nielsen ratings chart for last week, averaging 10.68 million viewers. That figure was skewed by the 39.34 million who...

Ncis Fells American Idol

For the first time, a regularly scheduled entertainment show has knocked American Idol off its perch at the top of the Nielsen ratings chart as the most-viewed show among total adults. According to final figures,...

Idol Ratings Down Again But Still Potent

American Idol continued to dominate Wednesday night's ratings, even though its numbers remained significantly lower than they were a year ago. The first hour of the Fox talent show attracted 18.9 million viewers, while the...

Report Networks Using Tricks To Boost Ratings

Television networks often resort to chicanery and devious manipulation to boost the ratings of some lackluster shows, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing as a flagrant example, the decision of ABC to label...

Fox News Channel -- Ten Years At No. 1

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in...

Pro Bowl Ratings Da Kine

Scheduling the much-maligned Pro Bowl game (it's generally regarded as a Hawaiian holiday gift to the players at the end of the season) before the Super Bowl instead of after has certainly paid off for...

Lana Del Rey Hits Back At Critics Over 'Saturday Night Live' Performance

Lana Del Rey has hit back at critics who ripped into her performance on a recent episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' stating that she was perfectly happy with her rendition of first 'Video Games' and...

Nfc Title Game Scores Big

Allowing families all over the country to rehearse for February 5th's Super Bowl parties, Sunday night's telecast of the NFC championship game on Fox between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers attracted...

Afc Playoff Helps Cbs Trounce Rivals

Last week, CBS not only was the No.1-rated television network among total adults and adults 18-49, it also had the most-watched show of the week. Indeed, the network that has been beaten by NFL football...

Gawker Runs Brian Williams Email; Nbc "Freaks Out"

It all began when Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, a lively collection of gossipy blogs about the media, received a friendly email from Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News . Written on...

Bcs Game On Espn Tops Everything Else On Tv

Demonstrating yet again that a program televised on cable can rack up ratings that are every bit as dominating as anything offered by a broadcast network, ESPN's coverage of the Alabama/LSU BCS national championship on...

So What Did Xmas Shoppers Watch On Their New Tv's?

The week before Christmas featured nearly as many reruns on primetime TV as a typical week in midsummer -- with commensurate low ratings. There were a few exceptions. A repeat of CBS's NCIS drew 12.4...

Cbs Wears Two Ratings Crowns

CBS was not only the most-watched network among total adults last week -- a standing that it usually maintains -- but it was also the most-watched among viewers 18-49, a standing that often eludes it....

Fear Strikes Out Against Men

CBS's Two and a Half Men continued to produce commanding numbers Monday night, despite competition from the return of Fear Factor , which gave NBC the best ratings it has enjoyed on that night in...

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