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SNOWDEN INTERVIEW IS A HIT IN PRIMETIME

May 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Primetime news shows nearly always garner bigger ratings among total adult viewers than they do among the the 18-49 age group. Such was not the case, however, when it came to Brian Williams’s interview with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Wednesday night. The special, titled Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden, was tops in its […]

NIELSEN SAYS IT WILL ENLARGE SAMPLE BY A THIRD

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Nielsen is planning to enlarge the sample audience it uses to calculate TV ratings by nearly a third, on average, it said on Wednesday. In Los Angeles and New York, the nation’s two largest TV markets, where it currently has installed about 1,000 “People Meters” in each it will add 300 more next year. By […]

CHINESE PRODUCER MAKES BIG INVESTMENT IN INDIE FILM

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China’s Kylin Films is putting up more than half the $40-million budget of the period drama The Moon and the Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan — the biggest financial contribution to a non-studio movie produced outside of mainland China, the British trade publication Screen International reported today (Thursday). Evergrade Pictures, another Chinese company, is contributing an […]

BLOCKBUSTERS TO FLOOD CHINA IN JUNE

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The Chinese box office will be top-heavy with Hollywood films in June with eight of the — count ’em — 21 features being released next month described as “foreign” productions. They include: Transformers: Age of Extinction, Godzilla, Maleficent and Edge of Tomorrow. Each of those films will be released on consecutive weeks, so that they […]

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT MAKES SOLID RETURN

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The return of NBC’s America’s Got Talent for the summer season drew the highest ratings of the night on Tuesday — 11.91 million viewers and a 3.0 rating and a 9 share among viewers 18-49. The talent contest peaked in the second hour with an average of 12.43 million. While the number of total viewers […]

STERLING TAKES THE OFFENSE IN HIS BATTLE WITH THE NBA

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Those racist remarks that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling unleashed during telephone conversation with his sometime companion V. Stiviano and later broadcast by TMZ amounted to “a jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published” and as such could not “offend the NBA rules,” The recording, he said, was made without his consent, […]

NBC’S WILLIAMS: SECRECY PLAYED ROLE IN LANDING SNOWDEN INTERVIEW

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Brian Williams has told the New York Times that he and his NBC colleagues engaged in their own version of cloak-and-dagger secrecy to land his interview with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that is scheduled to air as a one-hour special tonight (Wednesday). (The network said on Tuesday that the interview, which was conducted at […]

JAMES MURDOCH PREDICTS 20TH CENTURY FOX WILL RISE AGAIN

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“Last year, we didn’t have a great run,” 21st Century Fox Co-COO James Murdoch acknowledged today (Wednesday) about the 2013 output of the company’s film studio, 20th Century Fox. Speaking at the Sanford C. Bernstein 30th Annual Strategic Decisions conference in New York, Murdoch appeared to be referring to the disappointing performances of the Secret […]

ACTRESS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT KIDS FROM PAPARAZZI

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Actress Kristen Bell is spearheading a campaign aimed at barring images of children of celebrities from being posted on media outlets. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Bell’s No Kids Policy effort is “hitting the entertainment media where it hurts; celebrity access.” Bell, according to the wire service, has enlisted numerous stars in her […]

MALEFICENT: FIRST REVIEWS ARE IN

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Fear not, the lack of early reviews for Maleficent, as it turns out, did not represent a sign that Disney was worried about how critics would react to the movie by first-time director Robert Stromberg, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Disney simply decided to lengthen its usual embargo on reviews until today (Wednesday). The […]

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