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Daily Archives : Dec 1, 2009

‘The Media Ruined Our Lives’

The plot thickens in the case of Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the now infamous White House state dinner party crashers who made their first television appearance on the "Today" show Tuesday morning. The Salahis, a social-climbing couple who reportedly are…

Fox Wins November Sweeps; ABC Takes Second Place

A compelling World Series broadcast propelled Fox to victory in the November sweeps contest, reports MediaLife. Fox averaged a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and 9 share for the period, according to Nielsen data, up 17 percent over last year. ABC finished second with a 3.1/9,…

White House ‘Crashers’ Obligated to Appear on ‘Today’

No money changed hands between NBC and White House "gate crashers" Tareq and Michaele Salahi for their appearance on the "Today" show this morning, according to Gawker.com. The couple’s contract with Bravo to appear on "The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C."…

‘FlashForward’ Gets an Unplanned Preview Thanks to Australians

Fans of the ABC drama "FlashForward" got an advance viewing of this week’s episode of the sci-fi show when it showed up — leaked from Australia — on the Internet, reports the New York Post. The show that’s slotted for this…

‘American Idol’ Star Gets VH1 Docu-Series

 A past "American Idol" favorite will be starring in her own life story on VH1. The eight-episode docu-series "Fantasia for Real" will focus on the singer’s life as she balances her career with single-motherhood and the release of a new album. The half-hour reality…

Syndicated ‘Cold Case’ Renewed Through 2012-13 on CBS Stations

CBS stations in 16 markets have renewed the syndicated off-network "Cold Case" through the 2012-13 season, B&C reports. Leading stations included in the group are  WCBS in New York, KCBS in Los Angeles and WBBM in Chicago.  The show, distributed in syndication…

Fox and CBS Reruns Score in Monday Nielsens

A new episode of  "House" on Fox led Monday night in the Nielsen ratings, earning a 4.8 in preliminary adults 18-49 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At 9 p.m., "Lie to Me" managed a 2.7 for the network. On…

Ratings Should Be Off for Tiger-less Golf Weekend

In the wake of his recent car accident, golfer Tiger Woods has decided not to appear in the televised Chevron World Challenge tournament this weekend, and the ratings will suffer as a result, reports TVBytheNumbers.com. A comparison of ratings for past tournaments, one year…

Investigation Discovery Orders Second Season of Zahn Show

Investigation Discovery has ordered a second season of "On the Case With Paula Zahn," reports B&C. Just six episodes into its first season, the magazine-format show has become the network’s highest-rated series to date, averaging approximately 400,000 total viewers. — Allison J….

B&C and Multichannel News Acquired by NewBay Media

Three Reed Business Information media publications — Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) — have been purchased by NewBay Media, reports B&C. The publications join the NewBay lineup that includes TV Technology and Television Broadcast. Steve Palm, CEO…