Thursday, November 14, 2019

CNN RATINGS HEAT UP FOR ANTHONY BOURDAIN SERIES

April 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TV chef Anthony Bourdain’s new series on CNN, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, debuted on Sunday with 747,000 viewers of whom 282,000 were in the 25-54 age group, the demo advertisers prize when it comes to news programs. Tellingly, that number was more than twice that of CNN’s principal rival, Fox News during the 9:00 p.m. […]

HBO QUICKLY REMOVES BUSH’S HEAD FROM THRONES EPISODE

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take long. Only a week or so ago HBO yanked DVD shipments of the first season of Game of Thrones and pulled the final episode from HBO GO and iTunes, because one of the producers admitted on the making-of soundtrack that he had used a replica of the head of George W. Bush […]

GEORGE W. BUSH’S HEAD? WHO KNEW?

June 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

HBO has gone beyond a mere apology following the revelation that it used a model of George W. Bush’s head held on a barbarian’s spike in a scene ending the first season’s finale of Game of Thrones. It has followed up with the announcement today (Friday) that it is yanking the episode from all its […]

FANSITE URGES: TAKE MY MONEY, HBO!

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You can borrow a friend or relative’s password to watch HBO’s streaming service, HBOGO, without signing up for the service, but if you’re not a cable-TV subscriber and you want to pay for it separately, you’re out of luck. Jake Caputo, a fan of HBO shows — in particular Game of Thrones and True Blood, […]

LOOKING FOR AN HBO GO PASSWORD?

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some fans of HBO series like Girls, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire have been watching those shows on mobile devices via the HBO Go app by obtaining the password from relatives, co-workers, and Facebook and Twitter friends, the New York Times observed today (Friday). They are taking advantage of HBO’s account-sharing feature that allows […]

IMMORTALS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON HOME VIDEO CHART

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Puss and Boots were meant for walking last week, as the DreamWorks Animation feature, scampered from No. 1 — where it had taken up residence for two weeks — down to No. 5, as new releases took over the top four spots. Twentieth Century Fox’s Immortals landed at No. 1, according to Nielsen VideoScan First […]

EMMY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday Night Lights, the critically praised but ratings-challenged drama, is going out with a bang. The show, which recently was able to stay alive by first being televised on DirecTV before being rerun on NBC, was nominated today (Thursday) as one of the five dramas in the best drama category in the 63rd Primetime Emmy […]