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UNIVISION RECORDS ITS HIGHEST RATINGS EVER

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s World Cup match between Mexico and Argentina, won by Argentina 3-1, attracted the biggest audience in the history of the Spanish-language network, Nielsen Research said on Monday. According to the ratings company, more than 9.3 million viewers tuned in, 60 percent of whom were between the ages of 18 and 49. In cities with […]

“WORLD NEWS” PRODUCER “FRUSTRATED” AT BEING NO. 2

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ABC’s World News executive producer Jon Banner has acknowledged that he is “deeply frustrated” that the news program with Diane Sawyer at the helm has made such slow progress in overtaking NBC Nightly News, anchored by Brian Williams. This season, the program has averaged 7.6 million viewers versus NBC’s 8.8 million. Banner, who is quoted […]

PRODUCT PLACEMENTS GAIN U.K. APPROVAL

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TV producers in the U.K. will at last be allowed to include product-placement advertising in their programs under strict rules outlined on Monday by British regulator OFCOM. The ads would not be permitted at all in children’s, news, or religious programs and would also not be permitted on any program if they tout medicines, tobacco, […]

ICAHN MAKES FINAL PLAY FOR LIONS GATE CONTROL

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Investor Carl Icahn has warned shareholders in Lions Gate Entertainment that if they do not sell their shares to him at $7.00 a share, they will drop below that amount when his offer to buy them at that price expires on Wednesday. “I firmly believe that after the expiration of my tender offer – which […]

JACKSON — ER, DEREK — SAYS NOTHING’S DECIDED ABOUT “HOBBIT”

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Despite trade reports on Monday claiming that Peter Jackson is in talks with Warner Bros./New Line and MGM to direct the Hobbit prequels, Jackson is insisting that “nothing has really changed.” In an interview with Harry Knowles, who runs the AintItCoolNews.com website, Jackson said, “I’ve always said that me directing was one option, and so […]

“TOY STORY” STAYS AT NO. 1

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Final figures released late Monday showed the box office performing pretty much as studios had estimated the day before. Disney/DreamWorks Animation’s Toy Story 3 came in at $59.34 million, a solid figure for a second-week holdover. Grown Ups came in second with $40.51 million, a standard amount for an Adam Sandler comedy. But Knight and […]

ACTOR/DIRECTOR/COACH COREY ALLEN DEAD AT 75

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Corey Allen, best known for his role as Buzz in the James Dean starrer Rebel Without a Cause, but who appeared in numerous movies and TV series in the 1950s and ’60s before becoming an Emmy-winning TV director and sought-after acting coach, died Sunday at age 75. Allen directed more than 75 TV shows, winning […]

EMMYS GALORE FOR “AS THE WORLD TURNS [OFF]“

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Sunday’s 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies turned out to be a bittersweet affair for the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, which ends its 54-year run on TV on September 17. Michael Park won the best actor award; Mara West, the best actress award; and Julie Pinson, the best supporting […]

U.S.-GHANA WORLD CUP CLASH SETS NEW RECORD

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The U.S. soccer team departed the 2010 World Cup in style Saturday. Losing to Ghana 2-1 in a dramatic match that ended in overtime, the American team attracted 14.9 million viewers on ABC and another 4.5 million on Spanish-language Univision, for a total of 19.4 million, making it the most-watched soccer telecast of all time […]

BLACK JOURNALISTS DECRY ALL-WHITE PRIMETIME ON CNN, MSNBC

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The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8:00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. “The company missed another opportunity to place a person of color in prime time,” NABJ said in a statement. “Are you […]

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