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NBC WANTS LENO TO REMAIN IN ITS STABLE

July 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC wants Jay Leno to stick around after he hands over the Tonight show to Jimmy Fallon early next year. Speaking to members of the Television Critics Association on Saturday, the network’s entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt said, “Nothing would make us happier than to have him, a la Bob Hope, stay at the network.” Hope, […]

RATINGS FOR THE VOICE TURN NO HEADS

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice appears to be on the verge of becoming the latest talent contest to be hit by exiting viewers. It dropped to its lowest ratings ever Monday night, giving NBC executives another reason to fret. The Voice is the network’s highest-rated entertainment series and when it’s on, it often keeps NBC out of the […]

NBC’S PEACOCK SHOWS ITS NEW FEATHERS — A LOT OF THEM

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt has unveiled his network’s schedule for next season — a schedule that appears to include a record number of new shows. But Greenblatt declined to hold a news conference to discuss his programming strategy or details of the shows in advance of the upfront presentation. He instead issued a statement […]

NBC DUMPING MOST OF ITS SITCOMS (Updated)

May 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which again wound up at the bottom of the ratings heap at the end of the fall season, is tossing out a slew of shows that were its worst performers, including 1600 Penn, Up All Night, Guys with Kids and Whitney. Two other comedies, 30 Rock and The Office are ending their runs, and […]

NY TIMES: NBC TO OUST LENO FROM TONIGHT AGAIN IN 2014

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has decided to replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon and return the show to the place where it originated in 1954 — New York City, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing several senior TV executives involved in the decision. The changeover is expected to occur no […]

MEDIA WRITERS SMASH NBC OVER SMASH DEBACLE

February 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

NBC executives who had stood by their expensive musical drama Smash despite plunging ratings last season and who insisted that it only needed some tweaking to make it a success were taking it on the chin from TV columnists Wednesday after the show’s two-hour season premiere tanked in the ratings. “Smash Ratings Smushed!” headlined Entertainment […]

NBC’S WINTER OLYMPICS TO KICK OFF A DAY BEFORE OPENING CEREMONY

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC announced plans on Tuesday to “jumpstart” next year’s Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 6, one day before the opening ceremony, with coverage of two new events, team figure skating and slopestyle snowboarding, as well as women’s freestyle moguls. Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, told a news […]

BIG BANG SHOOTS DOWN AMERICAN IDOL

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Thursday-night lineup returned with original episodes and easily polished off all the competition, including Fox’s American Idol. Although its ratings were clearly affected by the battle with Idol, The Big Bang Theory nevertheless drew 17.51 million viewers to Idol‘s 13.73 million. NBC’s 30 Rock finale wound up with 4.80 million viewers. At 8:30 p.m. […]

RATINGS FADE FOR PRO-BOWL TELECAST

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As football telecasts go, the annual Pro Bowl game has never grabbed big ratings. Sunday’s contest was no exception, as the contest averaged 9.9 million viewers, peaking in the 8:00 p.m. hour with 12.1 million, but fizzling to 7.1 million by the time the 10:00 p.m. hour came around, when it was overtaken by CBS’s […]

NBC, ANN CURRY WRANGLE OVER HER PLANNED EXIT

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

If NBC is going to allow Ann Curry out of her contract so that she can accept an offer from Jeff Zucker to join CNN as a primetime host, she is going to have to agree to stay off the air for six months, RadarOnline reported today (Thursday). However, the gossip website, citing an unnamed […]

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