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NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DRAWS BEST RATINGS EVER

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An average of 25.8 million viewers watched the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys — the highest ratings ever for the NBC primetime feature. That figure may rise further when final totals are announced later today (Monday). The telecast drew more viewers than all of the competing shows combined […]

FOOTBALL TO DOMINATE WEEKENDS FROM NOW ‘TIL SUPER BOWL

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Each of the major networks, with the exception of ABC, will have a piece of the NFL playoff action in the run-up to CBS’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. On Sunday, the NFL released its calendar of playoffs beginning with next week’s Wild Card weekend that, starting on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. […]

REPORT: INTEL PLANNING TO UNVEIL “VIRTUAL CABLE” BOX

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Intel is the latest company planning to get a jump on Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV set by launching a settop box in 2013 that will combine a number of broadcast and cable channels as well as streaming video-on-demand services at a price well below what a typical cable operator charges. According to TechCrunch.com, Intel’s “virtual […]

TRIBUNE EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY

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Tribune Co. is due to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today (Monday) with a new board composed mostly of TV and movie executives who have had little experience running either newspapers or television stations, Tribune’s principal properties. It owns eight newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the […]

FORMER BBC ANCHOR “ASHAMED” OF ITS CURRENT NEWS COVERAGE

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One of the BBC’s most respected and renowned journalists has unleashed a torrent of criticism at the publicly supported broadcaster. Writing in The Mail on Sunday, former anchor and foreign correspondent Michael Buerk said that while he watched its coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee, “I was so ashamed of the BBC I would have wept […]

THE HOBBIT NEARS $500 MILLION OVERSEAS

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took an expected journey to the top of the overseas box office over the weekend; what was unexpected was the profitability of the journey, now in its third week. The film dipped just 12 percent from a week ago in those markets where it was playing last week, and it […]

THE HOBBIT HOPS BACK TO FIRST PLACE

December 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may have taken a back seat to two newcomers, Les Misérables and Django Unchained on Christmas Day, but it came galloping back, overtaking both films over the weekend with an estimated gross of $32.9 million to record its third consecutive weekend box-office victory. It was down just 8.6 […]

REPORT: ZUCKER WANTS CUOMO TO BE NEW FACE OF CNN

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As he prepares to take over the reins of CNN, Jeff Zucker may be on a poaching expedition, with his eyes primarily on talent at ABC News, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Friday), citing unnamed insiders. He has already wooed the network’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, to jump ship. […]

WHICH COST MORE — TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS OR SUPER BOWL ADS?

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Following a report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal that billboards in New York’s Times Square can cost advertisers as much as $3.6 million a year, Advertising Age has chimed in by comparing those rates to those charged for a 30-second Super Bowl ad, largely thought to be the most expensive ad buys of all. AdAge […]

AMAZING! BRITNEY MAY BE OUT AS X FACTOR JUDGE

December 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Simon Cowell has reportedly concluded that he miscalculated when he added Britney Spears to the judging panel on The X Factor for a reported $15 million per season. A week after the show’s second season closed with disappointing ratings, Us Weekly has quoted an insider as saying, “Britney will get the boot. … Producers wanted […]

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