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PELLEY SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA UNDERMINING SOLID REPORTING

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley had a response on Friday to those online critics of the mainstream media who say that they would rather get their news from social media than from CBS and the New York Times. “Twitter, Facebook and Reddit: that’s not journalism. That’s gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to […]

MOONVES PRAISES PELLEY, SNUBS OLD WHAT’S-HER-NAME

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four years ago, CBS chief Les Moonves went out of his way to praise Katie Couric even as her ratings continued to decline. Couric, he told a staff meeting in New York, “is my anchor today, tomorrow and in the future.” He insisted that he was “proud” of her and that the network was “lucky […]

SHOULD NAVY SEAL WHO SHOT BIN LADEN HAVE BEEN NAMED?

September 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Fox News has defended its decision to reveal the name of the Navy Seal who participated in the hunting down and killing of Osama bin Laden and who has written a book about that mission that challenges some of the official reports about it. Likewise, CBS has defended its decision not to reveal the name […]

RATINGS SHOW AMERICA’S READY FOR FOOTBALL

September 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viewers were clearly ready for the return of Sunday Night Football as the Pittsburgh-Denver matchup attracted an estimated 23.89 million viewers, peaking in the 8:30 p.m. half-hour with 26.61 million. An NFL football overrun on Fox at 7:00 p.m. drew 18.45 million viewers, and an overrun of the U.S. Tennis: Men’s Final on CBS at […]

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK AT NO. 1

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was only a pre-season contest between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets, but it returned NBC’s Sunday Night Football to the top spot on the Nielsen ratings list for last week. NBC nabbed two other spots on the top ten, the Tuesday performance edition of America’s Got Talent, which came in at […]

WILL NETWORKS BE COVERING THE RNC OR ISAAC?

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The anchors of the three major evening newscasts — Brian Williams of NBC, Diane Sawyer of ABC, and Scott Pelley of CBS — are set to command the troops of network reporters who will be covering the Republican and Democratic conventions beginning next week. None of them will be covering the opening night of the […]

ALL-STAR GAME A DECISIVE HIT FOR FOX

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Last week’s Major League Baseball All Star Game helped lift Fox to No. 1 in the ratings among the key 18-49 age group and to second place among adults overall. CBS remained the most-watched network of the week, thanks to its summer reality series, Big Brother, and to solid rerun performances by its Thursday-night sitcom […]

PELLEY AIMS FOR NO. 1 FOR CBS EVENING NEWS

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One year after Scott Pelley took over the anchor desk of the CBS Evening News from Katie Couric, the nightly newscast remains in third place among the three major networks, but it has gradually been increasing its total audience and especially those viewers in what advertisers regard as the all-important 25-54 age group. And, in […]

NCIS BACK ON TOP OF RATINGS HEAP

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NCIS returned to the top of the Nielsen list as the most-watched show last week, eclipsing the top talent contests such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and The Voice, even as they neared the end of the season. The drama, which drew 17.6 million viewers, helped CBS win the week among total adult […]

DWTS, IDOL BATTLE FOR NO. 1

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Their numbers may have looked battered compared with previous years, but ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s American Idol dominated the Nielsen ratings chart last week as they headed into the stretch. Monday night’s DWTS claimed the top status with a total of 17.62 million viewers, followed by the Wednesday edition of Idol with […]

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