Thursday, November 14, 2019

NBC NEWS: FANNING THE TAIL OF THE PEACOCK

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the four major television networks, NBC remains a distant fourth in the ratings, but a week ago Sunday night, when coverage began of President Obama’s announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden, television viewers overwhelmingly punched up NBC on their remotes, relegating the other networks to also-rans. As reported by the New York […]

OBAMA: BIN LADEN PHOTOS WILL NOT BE SEEN ON TV

May 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

President Obama has told 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft that he will not release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body. A clip from the interview scheduled to air on the magazine show on Sunday was broadcast Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News. In it the president said, “It is important for us to make […]

BIN LADEN KILLING ANNOUNCEMENT DRAWS OBAMA’S BIGGEST RATINGS

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama drew his biggest audience ever Sunday night when 56.5 million viewers tuned in to watch his announcement that a U.S. Navy SEAL team had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The figure was more than twice the number who watched his March 28 speech on Libya — even though it did not begin […]

CBS BACK IN FIRST PLACE

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS returned to the top of the Nielsen ratings heap last week after striking out a week earlier against Fox’s World Series telecasts and a Glee “Rocky Horror Show” special. Fox fell to fourth place despite relatively strong numbers for Game 5 of the Series, edged out by NBC, whose only solid performance was exhibited […]

CONAN TO BE INTERVIEWED ON “60 MINUTES”

April 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien has granted his first post-Tonight show interview to CBS’s 60 Minutes, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday). Speaking with the newspaper, Steve Kroft, who conducted the interview, said that while it will highlight O’Brien’s description of the events surrounding his decision to leave NBC, he remains under legal restrictions not to disparage […]