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CRITICS SAY GERVAIS CHARACTER MOCKS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

April 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Political correctness may prove to be the undoing of Ricky Gervais yet. The British comedian, who stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy when he hosted the Golden Globe Awards last year (his appearance as host again this year was notable for its lack of controversy) was due to appear Thursday night as the dimwitted […]

FOOTBALL TURNS LIGHTS OUT ON GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Sunday night’s telecast of the Golden Globe awards on NBC had to contend with a massive audience for the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers on Fox. According to overnight Nielsen ratings, the runover at 7:00 p.m. drew 40.1 million viewers, reducing the audience for the Globes’ red-carpet […]

CBS AGAIN DOMINATES WEEKLY RATINGS

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 50.55 million viewers tuned in to CBS’s telecast of the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on Sunday, and while Nielsen did not include the primetime runover from 7:00 p.m. to 7:48 p.m. in its primetime ratings for the week, it did include the 12-minute postgame […]