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ABC AND UNIVISION TO PARTNER ON AN ALL-NEWS SITE

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s now official: ABC and Univision have signed a deal to debut a new cable news channel in mid-2013 that will focus on events affecting the Latino community. Prior to that, the two television networks plan to launch a website in the fall of this year that will “provide news and information from a Latino […]

EMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

July 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Emmy awards nominations were something of a rerun in their own right. Like last year, AMC’s Mad Men garnered the most nominations for a dramatic series — 17 — and ABC’s Modern Family for a comedy — 14. Not a single show airing on the four major networks was nominated in the drama […]

ALL-STAR GAME A DECISIVE HIT FOR FOX

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last week’s Major League Baseball All Star Game helped lift Fox to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group and to second place among adults overall. CBS remained the most-watched network of the week, thanks to its summer reality series, Big Brother, and to solid rerun performances by its Thursday-night sitcom […]

HEAT’S VICTORY HEATS UP RATINGS

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the fifth and deciding game of the NBA finals on ABC, not only did the Miami Heat run hoops around the Oklahoma Thunder, but the network also did the same vis à vis its competition, averaging 12.91 million viewers in the overnight ratings, expected to rise to around 16 million when the final results […]

GLASS HOUSE SHATTERS IN DEBUT

June 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After an expensive and stormy legal battle with CBS, ABC finally debuted its The Glass House Monday night. But CBS, which had claimed that the show ripped off the format of its own Big Brother but could not get a federal judge to accept that view, no doubt took satisfaction with the ratings results. Glass […]

ABC AND NBA TOGETHER SPELL HUGE RATINGS

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC is trouncing its competitors with its coverage of the NBA Finals. With 11.4 million viewers tuning in, Thursday’s telecast of Game 2 between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder drew an audience that exceeded all of the other networks’ combined. Among the key age group of 18-49, the telecast outdistanced the combined […]

CBS THROWS LEGAL ROCKS AT ABC’S GLASS HOUSE; MISSES

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Federal Judge Gary Feess indicated today (Friday) that he is not likely to grant CBS’s request for a temporary injunction that would block ABC’s upcoming reality series The Glass House from debuting on Monday. CBS had argued that the show was a virtual copy of its own long-running reality series Big Brother and that it […]

ROBIN ROBERTS REVEALS SHE HAS BONE CANCER

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts disclosed on the show this morning (Monday) that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). “I received my MDS diagnosis on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today show for the first time in 16 years. Talk about […]

NIGHTLINE BEATS LENO, LETTERMAN IN MAY SWEEPS

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The late-night race remained tight during the May sweeps, but ABC’s Nightline once again eked out a victory over NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman for the second May sweeps period in a row. The ABC news program averaged 3.88 million viewers, with Tuesday’s edition (following the finale […]

NETWORKS IN LEGAL BATTLES ON TWO FRONTS

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Efforts by the major broadcasters to protect their business models against technological innovations hit legal roadblocks in two New York courtrooms on Wednesday. In one, a federal judge granted the DISH satellite service a temporary restraining order that in effect blocks Fox from pursuing a copyright infringement lawsuit against it over its ad-skipping Hopper DVR […]

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