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A NEW SCANDAL HITS THE BBC

March 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC has again fallen into a quagmire of controversy over one of its investigative news programs. The public broadcaster today (Thursday) postponed an episode of its flagship Panorama series after it learned that a member of its production team sent a message to a security consultant offering him a job with the BBC in […]

UNIMÁS DDRAWS RECORD AUDIENCE FOR SOCCER MATCH

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UniMás, the former Telefutura network, attracted 4.58 million viewers for its coverage of the Mexico-U.S. FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match, which ended in an 0-0 tie. The telecast, which originated in Mexico City, set a ratings record for the Univision-owned Spanish-speaking network, which upped its sports programming when it was rebranded in January. The […]

NETFLIX IN DEAL WITH WACHOWSKIS FOR SCI-FI SERIES

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Netflix has another original series in the works. Following the release of House of Cards, it is teaming up with the Wachowskis to produce a 10-episode sci-fi series titled Sense8, which, said the sibling directors, seeks to explore “the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us.” The series will be made available to Netflix’s streaming […]

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION MAKES EARLY BOW AT BOX OFFICE

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In an inverted version of “hurry up and wait,” Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is starting the Easter weekend a day early after being delayed nine months while it was converted to 3D. The film, which was originally scheduled to open in June 2012, was previewed in some venues on Wednesday, but it expands to 3,719 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the sort of film studio execs refer to as critic-proof. They dutifully arrange press screenings of the movie with the full knowledge that the reviews will be dreadful but won’t make a dent in attendance. The critics have not disappointed. For the most part, their reviews are scathing. Writes Peter Howell […]

CHRISTMAS BLOCKBUSTERS DOMINATE HOME VIDEO CHARTS

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Three blockbuster movies that arrived in theaters around the Christmas holiday period hit the video counters last week and quickly became best sellers. Topping the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart was Warner Bros./New Line’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. While the chart does not disclose actual sales figures, it did indicate that the No. […]

NCIS, AMERICAN IDOL SHARE RATINGS HONORS

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CBS’s long-running NCIS flew way above every other show on broadcast TV in the Nielsen ratings last week with 19.79 million viewers, but it ended up in a tie for second place (with ABC’s Dancing with the Stars) among viewers in the key 18-49 age group. The winner among younger viewers remained Wednesday’s American Idol, […]

NIELSEN RATINGS FOR WEEK OF 3/18-3/24, 2013

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. NCIS, CBS, 12.4/20; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 10.8/16; 3. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 10.6/16; 4. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 7.8/13; 5. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 7.5/12; 6. Castle, ABC, 7.3/12; 7. Criminal Minds, CBS, 7.2/11; 8. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, […]

NBC’S THE VOICE COMES IN LOUD AND CLEAR ON TUESDAY

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The first Tuesday edition of The Voice this season succeeded in doing what Monday’s edition did: lift NBC to first place in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group during the 8:00 p.m. hour. Among total adults it took second place to CBS’s powerhouse NCIS, which drew 18.1 million viewers to The Voice‘s 12 […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: CBS BUYS 50 PERCENT OF TVGN

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CBS on Tuesday confirmed widespread reports that it had purchased 50 percent of TVGN, formerly the TV Guide Network. The deal provides CBS for the first time with a basic-cable entertainment network that can be used as an outlet for its syndicated programming. As CBS chief Leslie Moonves put it in a statement: “This is […]

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