May 25, 2007 |
ABC's "World News" is continuing to challenge "NBC Nightly News" for the title of top-rated evening newscast, winning the most viewers in the key May sweeps ratings period for the first time in 11 years. The ABC evening newscast, anchored by Charles Gibson, attracted an average of 7.95 million viewers for the survey period, beating out NBC's Brian Williams, who drew an average of 7.30 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
March 8, 2007 |
In its first acknowledgment that the expensive gamble on Katie Couric has not yet paid off, CBS removed the executive producer of "CBS Evening News" late Wednesday, six months after the newscaster joined the program as its anchor, according to people familiar with the situation. Rome Hartman, a longtime "60 Minutes" producer who has run the evening newscast since November 2005, is expected to be replaced by Rick Kaplan, a veteran news executive who has served as president of CNN and MSNBC.
August 2, 1985 |
Detroit-based Evening News Assn., target of a $453-million hostile tender offer this week by Hollywood television executives Norman Lear and A. Jerrold Perenchio, said it fired its top broadcasting executive Thursday for leaking confidential reports "to a person involved" in the takeover attempt. The association, owner of several television stations as well as the Detroit News and smaller newspapers, said Peter A.
August 8, 1985 |
Hollywood executives Norman Lear and A. Jerrold Perenchio suffered a setback Wednesday in their hostile takeover bid for Evening News Assn. in Detroit when a federal judge ruled that their tender offer for the company violated Michigan law. At the same time, shareholders and investment bankers say the offer already may have triggered a bidding war that could force Evening News Assn.
July 3, 1998 |
NBC's "Nightly News" has completed its first yearlong stretch on top of the evening news ratings since the days of the Huntley-Brinkley report. Tom Brokaw's broadcast beat its rivals at ABC and CBS for the second three months of the year, the fourth consecutive quarter it has won. That's the network's longest winning streak since mid-1967, when Chet Huntley and David Brinkley anchored the news.
June 18, 1986 |
"CBS Evening News" and Dan Rather climbed back into first place in the network news race last week without basketball to bounce the schedule around. CBS won the evening news race last week with a 10.3 rating and a 22 share, ahead of NBC with a 9.7 rating and 22 share (shares were the same, due to rounding) and ABC with a 9.4 rating and 21 share, according to figures released Tuesday by A.C. Nielsen Co. "NBC Nightly News" won the race the previous week with a 10.4 rating, edging CBS at 10.