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Preliminary Ratings Show Oscars Up Over Last Year

The Associated Press

March 10

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

NEW YORK – Early indications are that an Academy Awards telecast where The Hurt Locker topped the popular Avatar for best picture was popular with viewers. The Nielsen Co.'s overnight measurement of the nation's 56 biggest...

Sutherland’s Illness Causes Brief Shutdown of 24

The Associated Press

February 17

Filed under Television

NEW YORK – Production of the Fox network thriller "24" has been temporarily shut down so that star and executive producer Kiefer (KEE'-fur) Sutherland can undergo surgery. Shooting is expected to resume next week with Sutherland's...

America’s Top Dog Show Starts with Razzle Dazzle

The Associated Press

February 17

Filed under Animals & Wildlife, Television

NEW YORK – By noon, it had been quite a day for Razzle Dazzle. She'd already walked off with a repeat ribbon as the best bulldog at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday, and now it was time for a catnap. So she put...

The Record is…M-A-S-H’ed! Super Bowl XLIV Outdoes 1983 Finale

Matthew Ezzo

February 17

Filed under Entertainment, Television

Was it the New Orleans Saints’ opportunity to revive a city that’s longing for some life? Or was it the league’s MVP trying to win his second Super Bowl ring? Or was it simply the fact that Americans love football? Whatever...

Super Bowl TV Spot Brings Leno, Letterman Together

The Associated Press

February 9

Filed under Television

NEW YORK – Super Bowl viewers were rubbing their eyes at the sight of a TV spot pairing CBS late-night host David Letterman with longtime NBC archrival Jay Leno, plus media magnate Oprah Winfrey. Appearing early in the CB...

Grammys Bring Amazing Night of Music

Erin Ennis

February 3

Filed under Music, Television

On Sunday, Jan. 31, millions around the United States hunkered down in front of their televisions at 8 pm, Eastern Time, to view the 52 annual Grammy Awards. The top names in the music industry swept up the red carpet, adorned...

Grammy Awards Ratings Are Music to CBS’ Ears

The Associated Press

February 3

Filed under Music, Television

NEW YORK – The Grammys have made sweet music in the ratings, with the show's biggest TV audience in six years. Preliminary Nielsen figures Monday show the CBS broadcast attracted 25.8 million viewers. That would be th...

NBC Debacle Causes Late Night to Lose Big

Matt DiGiovanni

January 28

Filed under Television

Recently NBC has had its hands full with the debacle between Jay Leno, of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show, and Conan O'Brien, of Late Night with Conan O'Brien and  The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. The...

Simon Cowell Says Goodbye to American Idol

Liz De La Torre

January 28

Filed under Television

Whether it’s “You are a complete and utter drama queen. I’ve never met anyone else in my life, with the exception of Paula, who was so desperate to be famous,” to a Top 36 contestant or “If it’s any consolation, you...

Jon & Kate Plus 8…Minus Jon

Michael Kelly

October 28

Filed under Entertainment, Television

The twisting tale of the Gosselin’s never seems to end. The local television network, TLC, is suing Jon Gosselin from the TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. The lawsuit was officially filed on Friday, Oct. 23. “He is the Father...

Tonight Show Hit Hurts Host

Michael Kelly

October 6

Filed under Television

Following a stunt-gone-wrong on The Tonight Show, the primetime talk show was forced to play a rerun episode. The popular and relatively new host, Conan O' Brien, had been ready for a “business as usual” Friday night before t...

Saturday Night Live Starts Seasons with F-Bomb

The Associated Press

September 30

Filed under Television

NEW YORK – Saturday Night Live has started the season with a bang, or, more precisely, an F-bomb. Newcomer Jenny Slate let the dreaded word slip during a parody of a talk show by biker women. Called "Biker Chick Chat," the...

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