Scripted Series Not a Big Summer Draw for Networks

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Television viewers aren’t too interested in scripted shows during the summer, at least not the shows that broadcast networks are offering. Mostly, they’re reruns, and viewers are looking elsewhere. Only three scripted series ranked among the Nielsen Co. top 10 last week: reruns of “NCIS” and […]

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Stanley Cup Final Is Most-Seen NHL Game Since 1973

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – The Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup-winning conquest of the Vancouver Canucks stands as the most-watched National Hockey League game on American television since 1973. The seventh game victory was seen by about 8.5 million people on NBC, the Nielsen Co. said. That’s the biggest audience since a […]

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Los Premios Billboard de la Música Latina Brillan con Estrellas

Esta noche Miami estará repleto de estrellas – pero no estarán en el cielo. Juanes, JenCarlos, Maná, Shakira y Enrique Iglesias estarán entre los astros musicales iluminando la tarima de los Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2011, transmitidos este jueves en la noche por Telemundo. Empezando con las festividades de la alfombra roja a […]

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Not Every New Show Is Ratings Winner For Networks

By David Bauder, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – What do ABC’s “Off the Map,” NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant” and CBS’ “Chaos” have in common? It won’t be longevity, based on last week’s Nielsen Co. ratings. Every television season has more failures than successes, and these new shows appear to be misses. The medical […]

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CBS’ Maggie Rodriguez Gives Birth to Son

NEW YORK – As if it wasn’t tough enough for Maggie Rodriguez of ‘The Early Show‘ to get enough sleep, now she’s a new mom. The CBS morning show co-host gave birth Sunday evening in New York to her second child, Michael Tobin Rodriguez Jr. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Rodriguez already […]

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30 Rock: “Generalissimo”

It’s official. Matt Lauer has gone from globe trotting morning host to TV-slash-movie deadpan comedian. Is he any good? As Will Ferrell says in “Land Of The Lost” – Matt Lauer can suck it! But, hey, as Jack Donaghy would say, you gotta push the brand. Last night on 30 Rock Jack’s product integration strategy […]

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