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RATINGS SLIDE FOR RYAN, ROMNEY

September 3, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Some 30.3 million people watched Mitt Romney deliver his acceptance speech on the closing night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on 11 broadcast and cable networks Thursday, according to Nielsen Research. That figure was down 22 percent from the 38.9 million who watched the closing night of the RNC in 2008 when John […]

FOX NEWS DOMINATES CONVENTION COVERAGE

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating its strong connection to its conservative audience, Fox News Channel drew significantly larger ratings for its coverage of the first night of the Republican National Convention than any other network, including broadcast giants NBC, CBS and ABC. During the 10:00 p.m. hour, when the broadcasters presented their coverage, FNC averaged 6.89 million viewers, far […]

PALIN AND TODAY TAKE LEAD OVER COURIC AND GMA

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If this week’s ratings competition between the guest hosts of NBC’s Today show and CBS’s Good Morning America were a horse race, Sarah Palin’s entry would be named Schadenfreude and Katie Couric’s would be named Perky, and Palin’s would be rounding the final turn kicking up dust at poor Perky, heading for an upset victory. […]

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 […]

HBO FILM ABOUT SARAH PALIN A RATINGS HIT

March 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The HBO film Game Change, which focuses on Sarah Palin’s role as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, chalked up the best ratings for the pay-TV channel for an original movie since 2004. Its initial airing on Saturday drew 2.1 million viewers. Three repeats added 1.3 million to the number. The Andrew Breitbart-founded conservative blog […]

HBO’S GAME CHANGE: HISTORY OR PROPAGANDA?

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Another controversy is brewing over HBO’s plans to air Game Change, a docudrama about the 2008 Republican campaign in general and the decision by John McCain to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in particular. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, producer Jay Roach said he committed himself to telling a true story […]

AILES RAILS OVER PALIN’S DISLOYALTY TO FOX

November 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Sarah Palin’s future as a Fox News commentator appears to be in doubt following a New York magazine report that she angered Roger Ailes, the conservative news network’s chairman, by making her announcement that she will not run for president on Mark Levin’s radio talk show instead of Fox News. The magazine, citing unnamed sources, […]

AILES COULD JUMP FOX NEWS’S SHIP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News chief Roger Ailes maintains that he has not made a decision yet about whether he will remain with the cable network after his contract expires in less than two years. In an interview with the Associated Press, he also left open the possibility of entertaining offers from competitors. “The bad news is, I […]

PALIN DOCUMENTARY WON’T CONCEDE DEFEAT

July 25, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

After attracting mostly Sarah Palin fans — and not many of those — during the past two weeks, Stephen K. Bannon is withdrawing The Undefeated from theatrical release and plans to release it on video on demand and pay-per-view beginning Sept. 1. It will then be released on DVD on Oct. 4, ARC Entertainment announced […]

SARAH PALIN FILM: A HIT OR A MISS?

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Stephen K. Bannon’s Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated may only have grossed around $68,000 in its limited debut in ten theaters over the weekend, but Bannon regards that amount as a big success. Bannon noted that the filmmakers used social media and word of mouth rather than expensive advertising and publicity to promote the […]

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