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CBS: BACK AT THE TOP

March 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS was back on top as the No. 1 television network among both total adults and adults 18-49 last week. Returning with an all-new episode, CBS’s NCIS was back as the most-watched television show of the week with 17.1 million viewers. The season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars lifted the fortunes of the […]

THE TOP TEN TV SHOWS MARCH 17–24

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. NCIS, CBS, 10.7/17; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 9.8/15; 3. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 8.7/14; 4. The Voice, NBC, 8.1/13; 4. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 8.1/13; 6. 60 Minutes, CBS, 7.3/12; 7. Person of Interest, CBS, 6.8/12; 8. The Blacklist, NBC, […]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO A SEX SCENE IN GIRLS?

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Judd Apatow’s recent talk to college students about the boundaries for showing explicit sex on television and in the movies has spawned an increasing number of saucy news reports in which the writers have seemingly attempted to out-sensationalize one another. The original report, published in the Hollywood Reporter on March 19, a week after the […]

LACHLAN MURDOCH RETURNS TO NEWS CORP — AS HEIR TO THE THRONE?

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Rupert Murdoch has brought his eldest son Lachlan back into the fold, seven years after Lachlan, at age 35, departed News Corp and set off on a rocky course of his own. He will become with his father non-executive co-chairman of both the entertainment group 21st Century Fox and the new News Corp, consisting principally […]

THEATER OWNERS TO TEST DISCOUNT DAYS

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Tuesdays generally represent the worst day of the week at the box office, but Canadian theater owners have had a degree of success in lifting revenue on that day by offering discounts on tickets. Now, U.S. theaters are considering the possibility of following suit. Speaking to reporters at the CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas […]

50 SHADES MOVIE SAID TO BE “TAME”

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In E.L. James’s 528-page 50 Shades of Grey, there is a sex scene — mostly of the S&M variety — depicted about once every 25 pages. On Tuesday at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas, reporters attending a sneak peak of scenes from the movie based on the book were likely curious to see how […]

DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE WAS FLAT IN 2013, SAYS REPORT

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About the same number of people went to the movies in 2013 as did in 2012. They went about as often and they spent about the same amount of money. That was the conclusion of the MPAA’s annual “Theatrical Market Statistics” report for 2013, released on Tuesday. The report indicated that the overall domestic box […]

ABC’S NEW PRESIDENT WILL BE ITS CURRENT NEWS CHIEF

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. has wasted no time in announcing the name of the executive who will replace Anne Sweeney as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group — even though her resignation does not become effective until next year. He is ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who, in four […]

FILM CRITICS COUNT FOR MORE THAN YOU THINK

March 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For years, the conventional wisdom in the movie industry has been that the relatively young moviegoing crowd place little value in the reviews of film critics, if indeed they read those reviews at all. Recognizing that apparent state of affairs, movie marketers and publicists have focused their attention elsewhere, principally on social media and TV […]

BLOOMBERG EDITOR QUITS OVER HANDLING OF CHINA STORY

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The resignation of a third editor at Bloomberg News has raised anew the question of whether the financial wire service and cable news network can continue to function as an organization that depends primarily on selling financial data terminals to government and business organizations while at the same time reporting unflinchingly on the various interests […]

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