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GOOD MORNING AMERICA SCORES ANOTHER RATINGS VICTORY

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That ratings bump that NBC’s Today show experienced during the two weeks of the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games has certainly deflated rapidly. ABC’s Good Morning America expanded its lead over Today last week by over 520,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Research. It also led Today on all five days of the week. Today […]

LET THE OPENING CEREMONY BEGIN

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has said that he is aiming to create a “live film” spectacular at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight (Friday) for his “Isles of Wonder” opening ceremony. While some news outlets have estimated that 4 billion people will be watching his production (the London Daily Mail put the possible number at 8 billion, […]

OLYMPICS LIKELY TO BURY OTHER MEDIA

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Olympic Games are likely to hit video store rentals, online streaming sites, and movie theaters hard, analysts have suggested. Executives at those media operations seem to agree. Studios are releasing to high-wattage blockbusters during the Olympics. The dance drama Step Up Revolution and the comedy The Watch head into theaters on Friday and next […]

NBC ICES $2-BILLION DEAL WITH NHL

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a deal that suggests that NBC Sports and Olympics chief Dick Ebersol is still firmly in the driver’s seat, the network has agreed to pay the National Hockey League $2 billion for rights to air its games over the next ten years. That amounts to $200 million a year compared to $75 million it […]