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60 MINUTES DOMINATES SUNDAY’S RATINGS

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s 60 Minutes was again the most-watched show on television Sunday night, drawing 11.4 million viewers. Riding the news magazine’s numbers, a two-hour season finale of The Amazing Race was the second-highest-rated show of the night with an average of 9.4 million viewers. On the other hand ABC came out on top among viewers 18-49, […]

GCB DEBUTS; TV SURVIVES

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

GCB, based on Kim Gatlin’s saucy novel Good Christian Bitches, premiered … ahem … modestly on ABC Sunday night, a sort of Southern companion to the network’s Desperate Housewives, which precedes it. The show drew 7.60 million viewers, losing 7 percent of Housewives’ audience. Nevertheless, that was enough to edge out the second hour of […]

TRUMP LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump said on Monday that he has his “ducks in line” to run as a third-party candidate for president when the new season of Celebrity Apprentice ends. (Season 3 premieres on Wednesday.) Appearing on Fox and Friends, Trump was asked about the group of supporters who filed paperwork in Texas to establish the Make […]

HORROR MOVIE STAR FIRED; TIME FOR A REWRITE?

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The producers of an independent horror movie are facing the question of what to do when your star reportedly becomes so erratic that you are forced to fire him half way through the filming. According to the gossip website TMZ that’s the issue that production companies Elusive Entertainment, Welcome Home Productions and Dream Cinema Productions […]

UP FRONT AT THE UPFRONTS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It is that time of year when the networks unveil their plans for the coming season to advertisers in hopes that they’ll be impressed enough with many to buy a schedule of commercials in them in advance (or “upfront”). NBC, the lowest rated network, was first out of the gate and is likely to be […]

NEW EMMY DEAL STRUCK WITH TV NETWORKS

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has approved a new deal with the broadcast networks for its annual Emmy awards show that will put $66 million in its coffers over the next eight years. The Academy also announced that this year’s telecast will be produced for the first time by reality show maven Mark […]

TWITTER SCOOPS TV ON BIN LADEN DEATH

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday, a day when broadcast and cable news operations are notoriously lean and lacking, it was Twitter that initially spread the word that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a 40-minute military operation at his secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Twitter frontier was ablaze with the news more than an hour before […]

SHEP SMITH: BIRTHER COVERAGE “IS FROM CRAZYLAND”

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith risked alienating the radical fringe of conservative viewers that his channel often attracts when he castigated Donald Trump for his victory proclamation on Wednesday. Following the release of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate, Trump held a news conference to say, “I’m very proud. I’m honored. I have accomplished something […]

TRUMP MAY BE CLOSING IN ON A PRESIDENTIAL RUN

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump may use the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice on May 22 to promote his presidential ambitions and is considering how to do so without running afoul of the FCC’s Equal Time rule. In an interview with today’s (Friday) New York Times, Trump said “I believe I can say I will be announcing my […]

DESPAIR OVER DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES RATINGS?

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for ABC’s Desperate Housewives dropped to their lowest level in history Sunday night, falling below 10 million viewers for the first time. The onetime powerhouse captured just 8.83 million viewers, coming in third opposite CBS’s coverage of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. A year ago, against the […]

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