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Burn Off: Globes & ‘Gladiators’ Edition

January 14, 2008 4:40 PM

NBC's decision to choose Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell to host the Golden Globes after losing the event's celebrities and broadcast exclusivity to the writers strike was like running into a burning house and then soaking yourself with gasoline … Now NBC is offering some money back to Globes advertisers … Thankfully swag has not been impacted … Far more important to NBC is how “Gladiators” performs tonight. Armed with “Gladiators” premiere numbers, the New York Times says viewers are embracing reality and shrugging off the lack of scripted, though the ratings for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” could belie that notion if that show holds up as well … The Gladiators have tested negative for steroid use (well, at least since they’ve been with the show).


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