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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 […]

FEW VIEWERS ATTEND FOX TV’S ANNIVERSARY PARTY

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV threw itself a 25th anniversary party on Sunday night, but relatively few people showed up. At 7:00 p.m. it aired the original pilot for its classic, long-running series Married … With Children, its first big sitcom hit. But only 2.9 million viewers tuned in, according to Nielsen Research. A half-hour later, it aired […]

TWO MORE YEARS FOR THE SIMPSONS

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV and the actors who voice the characters on The Simpsons have reached an agreement on a new contract that will keep the animated series, whose 23rd season begins on Oct. 30, on the network for an additional two years, published reports said tonight (Friday), citing unnamed sources. The Los Angeles Times reported that […]

BART AND KOBE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The actors who provide the voices of The Simpsons and the athletes who compete in the NBA are clashing with the powers who write their paychecks — and it now appears that they’re losing and that both the next season of The Simpsons and at least the first weeks of the basketball season will be […]

MGM RETURNS TO MAKING CARTOONS

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MGM, once the home of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s Tom and Jerry characters and a slew of additional cartoon creatures created by the likes of Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, and Bob Clampett, is getting back into the business of animation. Daily Variety reported that the studio will produce a feature-length animated movie, Punk Farm […]

BILL O’REILLY AND THE SIMPSONS: THE FEUD GROWS

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly took another swipe at The Simpsons Tuesday for its recent barbs directed at Fox News. The Simpsons airs on the Fox TV network, a News Corp sibling of Fox News. “I don’t care about The Simpsons,” O’Reilly said during an interview with Don Imus, whose morning show airs on another […]

BILL O’REILLY VS. THE SIMPSONS

November 24, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Writers of The Simpsons have delighted in taking swipes at Rupert Murdoch, the Fox Network, and Fox News over the years — biting the hand that feeds them dozens of times, if a list of such swipes posted on a fan website is any indication. But last Sunday’s show, which began with a Fox News […]

THE VATICAN CONVERTS THE SIMPSONS

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its 22nd season, The Simpsons has not only received the blessings of the Vatican, but the family has now also been taken into the church itself. In an article headlined, “Homer and Bart are Catholics,” L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Catholic Church, commented on Sunday that the animated sitcom — the longest-running […]

IDOL ADS COSTING MORE THAN FOOTBALL

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It would appear that advertisers are not expecting ratings for American Idol to fall significantly following the departure of Simon Cowell this season. Advertising Age observed that Fox is selling 30-second spots on the show for $467,617 — making it the most expensive ad buy on television. It tops NBC’s Sunday Night Football, whose spots […]

BART GOES VIRAL

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Claiming copyright infringement, Fox TV on Monday yanked off YouTube a copy of the opening sequence of last Sunday’s The Simpsons telecast, created by U.K. graffiti artist Banksy. It was quickly uploaded again by several YouTube users, and the original version reappeared this morning (Tuesday) with the notation that the one-minute, 44-second video has been […]

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