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SEINFELD’S WEB SERIES A HUGE HIT

January 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jerry Seinfeld can do no wrong. His TV sitcom “about nothing” was one of the most successful series ever, and his micro-budgeted Internet series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, also about nothing, has now hit 25 million streams as of its latest episode. The series offers six shows per season. Its third season airing currently, […]

LARRY KING: “CNN’S GOT PROBLEMS”

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Three years after Larry King’s departure from CNN after 26 years, the cable news network is facing even greater challenges than it did when he was forced out, something that King himself took note of in an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday. “CNN’s got problems,” he told the website. “I don’t know what they’re […]

COULD FROZEN RETURN TO NO. 1 AT BOX OFFICE?

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Disney Animation’s Frozen, which already has bounced back once into first place at the box office may do so again next weekend — in its tenth week of release (or its eleventh week if an advance preview in one L.A. theater is included), early ticket sales appear to indicate. A sing-along version of the family […]

MOVIE ACADEMY RESCINDS SONG NOMINATION

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The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the Oscar nomination for the song “Alone Yet Not Alone,” after learning that one of its composers, Bruce Broughton, had written to fellow members of the Academy’s music branch, saying that he wanted to make them aware of […]

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS SALES TO NO. 1 ON DVD CHART

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Giving a different meaning to the term “movie piracy,” Sony’s Captain Phillips, about the 2009 hijacking of a ship by Somali pirates, grabbed first place on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. Last week’s No. 1 film, The Butler, slipped to second place. Coming in third was the DVD debut of the […]

THE GREAT GATSBY SWEEPS AUSTRALIA’S OSCARS

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It was perhaps to be expected, given its Hollywood-Australia union and its box office success: the nearly clean sweep at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. The movie won in every category but two at the annual AACTA ceremony Thursday, including best film. Luhrmann, who was a […]

NBC PUNTS EMMYS TO MONDAY NIGHT

January 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in 38 years, the Primetime Emmy Awards will air on a Monday night rather than on a Sunday, NBC announced Tuesday. It will also air in August, rather than September. The four major networks air the awards annually on a rotating basis, and when it came to be NBC’s turn in […]

CBS TAKES COMMANDING LEAD IN PRIMETIME RATINGS

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CBS once again clobbered the competition in the ratings last week, coming in first among total adult viewers and among the key 18-49 age group. According to Nielsen Research the network averaged 11.3 million viewers for the week, around twice the number of viewers who watched either Fox, NBC, and ABC, which finished in that […]

THE TOP TEN SHOWS WEEK OF JAN. 20-26

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research (rating/share): 1. Grammy Awards, CBS, 15.9/25; 2. NCIS, CBS, 8.9/14; 3. 60 Minutes, CBS, 8.8/14; 4. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8.0/12; 5. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 7.8/12; 6. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 7.3/11; 7. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 6.7/10; 8. Criminal Minds, CBS, […]

ZUCKER’S CHANGES FAIL TO LIFT CNN RATINGS

January 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Those changes that CNN chief Jeff Zucker has brought to the cable news network over the past year have not drawn more viewers to it, according to Nielsen ratings. In fact, TVNewser observed on Tuesday that those ratings indicate that the network has lost more than a quarter of its audience in both total day […]

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