Saturday, August 23, 2014

LAWSUIT: GORE HAD DOUBTS ABOUT SALE TO AL JAZEERA

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore had "serious reservations" about selling his Current TV cable channel to Al Jazeera but decided to do so because he believed that the Arab news channel’s entrance into the U.S. marketplace "could help foster deeper mutual understanding" with the Arab world, according to court papers filed in connection with Gore’s […]

ALL EYES WERE ON MO’NE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday night’s Little League World Series telecast on ESPN averaged a record 4.99 million viewers, peaking at the the 8:30 quarter hour as viewers tuned in to watch 13-year-old sensation Mo’Ne Davis, the first Little Leaguer ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, pitch for her Pennsylvania Taney Dragons team. With some sports writers […]

REPORT: WHOOPI AND ROSIE ARE FIGHTING

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell are reportedly feuding over who will preside as moderator of ABC’s The View in the coming season and beyond. Goldberg took over as moderator when O’Donnell left the talk show in a dispute with Elisabeth Hasselbeck in 2007. Now, O’Donnell wants her old seat back, RadarOnline reported on Thursday, quoting […]

BRITAIN GIVES WARNING TO VIEWERS OF FOLEY EXECUTION

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Metropolitan Police (aka Scotland Yard) has warned that even viewing the video of James Foley’s beheading is regarded as a crime under the country’s anti-terrorist laws. Reports have indicated that while the video has been shared by hundreds of Twitter users, who expressed shock and horror over it, it has not been posted on […]

ROBIN WILLIAMS NEWS SPECIAL LANDS IN TOP TEN

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Robin Williams would have been pleased. His return to TV with The Crazy Ones may have produced meager ratings on CBS and ended up canceled after its first season, but ABC’s 20/20 special about him, slapped together following his death, made it into Nielsen’s top ten list for last week. It was the sixth most-watched […]

THE TOP TEN SHOWS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. America’s Got Talent (Wednesday), NBC, 3.4/9; 2. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 3.3/9; 3. NCIS, CBS, 2.8/8; 4. 60 Minutes, CBS, 2.7/8; 5. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 2.6/8; 6. 20/20: Robin Williams, ABC, 2.5/7; 7. Under the Dome, CBS, 2.3/7; 8. Big […]

NBC SETS U.S. RATINGS RECORDS WITH SOCCER

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This summer’s record ratings for the World Cup has apparently given the regular season of international soccer a big boost in the U.S. NBC’s coverage of the Arsenal-Crystal Palace match on Saturday morning averaged 885,000 viewers, not huge by most U.S. sports telecasts but the most-watched opening weekend soccer match in U.S. history. On cable […]

CNN TRIPLES ITS RATINGS WITH FERGUSON COVERAGE

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s controversial coverage of the events in Ferguson, Missouri put it ahead of Fox News in the ratings among the key 25-54 age group on Monday night, according to Nielsen. The cable news network averaged 356,000 viewers in that demo for the day and 423,000 during primetime. Fox drew 302,000 total day and 405,000 during […]

DEADLINE & VARIETY OWNER BUYS MAGAZINE BUNDLE

August 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Penske Media, the company that owns the Hollywood trade publications Deadline.com and Variety, among others, is acquiring Fairchild Fashion Media’s trade magazines, including Women’s Wear Daily, from Condé Nast Publications, the companies announced on Tuesday. The New York Times said that Jay Penske had paid $100 million for the publications, a price that reflects the […]

STANDOFF BETWEEN PRESS AND POLICE IN FERGUSON

August 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Video of CNN anchor Don Lemon being shoved by a police officer while reporting live from Ferguson, Missouri went viral following the incident on Monday. Later, Lemon told Anderson Cooper: "I’m in the middle of a live shot and this officer comes and just starts to push me along with the other people. … I […]

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