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BROADCAST NETWORKS MAKE STRONG SHOWING AT EMMYS

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being trounced by the cable networks for years, the broadcast networks made a comeback Sunday night, collecting a slew of Emmy awards for such shows as ABC’s Modern Family, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and The Good Wife. One would be tempted to add DirecTV’s Friday Night […]

EMMY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday Night Lights, the critically praised but ratings-challenged drama, is going out with a bang. The show, which recently was able to stay alive by first being televised on DirecTV before being rerun on NBC, was nominated today (Thursday) as one of the five dramas in the best drama category in the 63rd Primetime Emmy […]

TUESDAY IDOL SPECIAL IMPACTS RIVAL NETWORKS

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A special Tuesday edition of American Idol boosted Fox to a first-place finish in the ratings as it averaged 21.26 million viewers from 8:00 -9:30 p.m. While CBS, the usual Tuesday-night winner, drew solid numbers, they were nevertheless down significantly as a result of the stiff competition from Fox’s Idol. NCIS attracted 19.19 million viewers, […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

TUESDAY NFL GAME SCORES FOR NBC

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast of a game played on Tuesday night was the highest-rated program of last week, according to Nielsen Research. The Minnesota Vikings/ Philadelphia Eagles game that had been delayed because of blizzard weather conditions in Philadelphia on Sunday, attracted 23.7 million viewers. The actual Sunday Night Football telecast — that is, […]

CBS PRESIDENT VOWS TO ADD MORE GAY CHARACTERS

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS President Nina Tassler conceded Wednesday that she is “very disappointed” with her network’s progress in incorporating gay characters into its scripted shows. Asked about the failing grade that CBS received from the gay activist group GLAAD, Tassler told television critics meeting at their annual “tour” in Beverly Hills, CA, “We know, and we will […]