Wednesday, November 13, 2019

FRUITVALE IS THE BIG WINNER AT SUNDANCE

January 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the film that most critics thought would take top honors at the Sundance Film Festival did. Fruitvale, which tells the story of the seemingly senseless shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Fruitvale station in Oakland on New Year’s Day of 2009, came […]

OBAMA MAY BENEFIT FROM HUGE RATINGS FOR SECOND DEBATE (Update)

October 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Some 37.4 million viewers watched Tuesday night’s debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on the major broadcast networks, according to overnight Nielsen data. The figure does not include cable TV channels that also carried the debate. (The Democratic polling firm PPP found that a quarter of viewers in Colorado, regarded as a […]

MCCREERY WINS BIG; SO DOES AMERICAN IDOL

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s season finale of American Idol Wednesday night averaged 28.16 million viewers. Here’s a run-down by half-hours: 8:00 p.m.: 22.95 million: 8:30 p.m.: 27.78 million; 9:00 p.m.: 30.63 million; 9:30 p.m. (in which the winner, 17-year-old Scotty McCreery, was crowned): 31.27 million. In addition, Fox announced earlier in the day that 122.4 million votes were […]

THE KING’S SPEECH BIG WINNER AT U.K.’S BAFTAS

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The King’s Speech dominated Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film, which also is touted as a probable big winner at the Oscars in two weeks, received seven awards, including best film and best British film. Colin Firth was presented the leading actor award for his performance as the stammering King […]