Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AN UNEXPECTED WAKE-UP CALL IN MORNING TALK-SHOW BATTLE

April 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

All eyes on Monday were supposed to be on ABC’s Good Morning America, where Katie Couric was co-hosting for the week, or on the morning leader, NBC’s Today show. But, as it turned out, ratings for both shows were down from their season’s average. Could the reason have been that viewers were attracted by the […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

AILES COULD JUMP FOX NEWS’S SHIP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News chief Roger Ailes maintains that he has not made a decision yet about whether he will remain with the cable network after his contract expires in less than two years. In an interview with the Associated Press, he also left open the possibility of entertaining offers from competitors. “The bad news is, I […]

CONAN RULES LATE NIGHT IN TBS DEBUT

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien launched his “second annual first show” on TBS Monday night, drawing 4.2 million viewers, 3.3 million of them in the 18-49-year-old demographic. In a statement, Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said, “Conan delivered an extraordinary audience and stands out as the youngest late-night talk show on television.” Monday night’s premiere received […]