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MEET THE PRESS RETURNS TO THIRD PLACE

October 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers of the Sunday morning interview shows gave Chuck Todd, David Gregory’s replacement on NBC’s Meet the Press, a look-see when he took over last month, lifting the show to second place behind the perennial winner, CBS’s Face the Nation. But the show returned to third place last weekend, down 22 percent from Todd’s debut […]

SHEEN WANTS TO RETURN TO TWO AND A HALF MEN

October 31, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently, Charlie Sheen is ready to do whatever is necessary to return to Two and a Half Men for the show’s final season, which began airing Thursday night. "They know that I want to do it, and I know that they’re open to it," he told the syndicated entertainment show Extra on Thursday. "So I […]

HALLOWEEN LIKELY TO SCARE AWAY MOVIEGOERS

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The box office will be competing with Halloween activities this weekend — and losing, analysts say. The biggest loss will, of course, occur tonight (Friday), but post-Halloween festivities on Saturday are also likely to distract moviegoers from moviegoing. At any rate, the major studios, apparently aware of the distracting amusements, have decided not to release […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: NIGHTCRAWLER

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Nightcrawler, say the critics, comes across as both a takedown of the sensationalistic, ratings-at-any-price TV news media and a compelling thriller. It’s getting terrific reviews, with the work of the writers, director, editor and stars receiving high praise. Several critics compare Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as an amoral freelance TV cameraman with those of Robert DeNiro […]

WHICH MOVIE IS SELLING THE MOST TICKETS?

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The movie that sold the most tickets on Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com on Thursday was not one of the films being released this weekend. It wasn’t even one of the films being released next weekend, when expected hits Interstellar (which actually opens in a limited number of theaters on Wednesday) and Big Hero 6, debut. In […]

REPORTS; STACY SNIDER TO BE NAMED CO-CHAIR OF 20TH CENTURY FOX

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Stacy Snider, currently co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks, is expected to be named co-chairman of 20th Century Fox, according to reports published on Thursday by Variety and the Los Angeles Times, which cited a person familiar with the situation. An actual starting date has not been set, since Snider’s contract with the Steven Spielberg studio […]

WORLD SERIES GAME 7 A BIG WINNER FOR FOX

October 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The seventh game of the World Series Wednesday night scored strongly for Fox. The game, which saw the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2, attracted an average of 20.17 million viewers, according to preliminary ratings. It also drew a whopping 5.7 rating and a 17 share among the key 18-49 age group. […]

MOST STILL VIEW TV AS IT’S BROADCAST

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Consumers by and large still prefer to watch television the old-fashioned way — as it’s presented on-air during primetime, according to a study ("The New Living Room") by Frank N. Magid Associates for Sony Pictures TV’s Crackle. Some 67 percent of those surveyed said that they watch live TV during primetime, while 31 percent said […]

RICHIE RICH RETURNING AS NETFLIX SERIES

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Netflix is reviving the Richie Rich franchise, which last saw Macaulay Culkin in the role of the richest kid in the world. That was in 1994, and the movie represented a single-shot attempt to bring the long-running comic strip to the screen. The Netflix series calls for 21 episodes to be produced. If kids "binge" […]

X-MEN SEQUEL STAYS NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO

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Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past remained at the top of the home video sales charts for last week, one of the few summer tentpole features to hold on to the top position during recent weeks as blockbuster after blockbuster makes its way onto retailers’ shelves. One reason for its No. 1 staying power is […]

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