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WILL NICKI MINAJ SHAKE THINGS UP ON AMERICAN IDOL?

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Add yet another name to the list of celebrities who could replace Jennifer Lopez as a judge on American Idol: Nicki Minaj. Us Weekly on Monday cited several sources as indicating that it was a virtual done deal, with one say that she is “100 percent confirmed to judge American Idol.” Another source commented, “I’m […]

NBC, ABC BRING OUT BIG GUNS IN MORNING BATTLE

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A knock-down, drag-out fight between the two principal morning talk shows began this morning (Monday) with Katie Couric returning to the air on ABC’s Good Morning America at the same time of day that she did when she co-hosted NBC’s Today show. Couric, who will be filling in for Robin Roberts this week, acknowledged that […]

SENSATIONAL INTERVIEWS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN PRIMETIME

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the week when ABC’s Diane Sawyer was expected finally to beat her arch rival, NBC’s Brian Williams, in the ratings. Not on the evening news, where she trails Williams by about a million viewers, but in primetime, when her 20/20 interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was expected to clobber Williams’s new magazine show, […]

BRISTOL ET AL LIFT RATINGS FOR DWTS FINALE

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The season finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars shoved aside NBC’s Sunday Night Football last week as the results show attracted a whopping 24.2 million viewers and the final performance show drew 23.7 million. Helped by the controversy over the weekly return of Bristol Palin despite low marks by the judges and flak from […]

COMCAST SURVEY PRODUCES CURIOUS RESULTS

August 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A survey conducted for cable giant Comcast asking participants which of seven series they were most excited to see return listed The Prisoner among the seven. As Washington Post TV writer Lisa De Moraes observed today (Wednesday), The Prisoner was a 1960s series that starred Patrick McGoohan, who has been dead for more than a […]