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PIERS MORGAN RECORDS WORST RATINGS EVER FOR CNN

June 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Piers Morgan Tonight in the 9:00 p.m. time period on CNN have fallen to the lowest level in the history of the cable news channel. The ratings dive — the show is down 27 percent in total audience since Morgan took over the time period from Larry King and 32 percent in the […]

HUGE AUDIENCES GATHER FOR EUROPEAN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

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Forget the crisis of the euro. It’s Euro 2012 that has everyone talking these days on the European continent. Wednesday night’s coverage of the Spain-Portugal matchup was watched by an estimated 100 million viewers. The victory of the Spanish team drew 87 percent of Spain’s viewers — making it the most-watched television program in the […]

MEXICO’S TELEVISA NETWORK DENIES NEWSPAPER’S ALLEGATIONS

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Mexican broadcaster Televisa has condemned a series of reports appearing in Britain’s Guardian newspaper disclosing a purported secret group set up within Televisa to commission videos promoting the candidacy of Enrique Peña Nieto and lambasting his rivals. “Grupo Televisa will not be intimidated by the Guardian and it will continue demanding a public apology given […]

THE AVENGERS CROSSES $600-MILLION MARK

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Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers crossed the $600-million mark at the domestic box office on Tuesday, and set its eyes on displacing Titanic as the second-highest-grossing film of all time. (Avatar has a secure hold on first place with $760 million in total ticket sales in North America.) In its initial run in 1997, Titanic earned $600.8 […]

JUDGE RULES MEGAUPLOAD RAID WAS ILLEGAL

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In a decision that must have come as a blow to the FBI and the MPAA, as well as to authorities in New Zealand, a court in Wellington ruled today (Thursday) that the search warrants used by local police to seize the computers and other property of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were illegal and that […]

SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL REMAINS TOP DVD SELLER

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows held on to the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert DVD and Blu-ray sales charts for last week. The Warner Bros. movie, which collected $186.8 million at the domestic box office and $543.8 million worldwide, had little competition. Project X, also from Warner Bros, brought in just […]

NBA FINALS MAKE NBC A RATINGS WINNER

June 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Network ratings may be down across the board — except the scoreboard. Sports continues to grab bigger and bigger ratings, as evidenced by last week’s strong numbers for the NBA Finals. Tuesday’s penultimate game of the series, which saw the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games, averaged 17.4 million viewers, while […]

U.K. GAME SHOW WINNER POCKETS $2.3 MILLION

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A contestant on Simon Cowell’s new game show Red or Black?, broadcast by ITV in the U.K., was awarded £1.5 million ($2.3 million) Monday night, the biggest winnings in British game-show history. (It pales compared to the $3.2 million won by Brad Rutter on Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions in 2005.) The contestant was referred […]

MOVIES STILL BASIC CABLE’S BASIC DRAW

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Original series may draw the most attention, but the bread and butter of most of the top entertainment cable-TV networks remains movies. According to researcher IHS Screen Digest News Corp-owned FX channel, while increasing the number of original series, like Sons of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seems justified in spending $20 million […]

REPORT: SAVANNAH GUTHRIE TO REPLACE CURRY ON TODAY

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NBC has offered Savannah Guthrie the job of co-host of Today, where she would replace Ann Curry, the Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the negotiations. The trade publication said that it is not known whether Guthrie, who is currently the news reader on the morning talk show, accepted the offer. […]

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