October 12, 2013 |
The last coach to lead UCLA to victory in the Rose Bowl game - or any significant bowl contest, for that matter - still refers to the Bruins as “we” out of habit and affection. Terry Donahue's heart is still with UCLA, and he's an unabashed admirer of Coach Jim Mora and the coaching staff for pointing the team toward sustained success. Donahue, who won Rose Bowl titles after the 1982, 1983 and 1985 seasons, was at the Rose Bowl on Saturday for a ceremony that renamed the press box the Terry Donahue Pavilion.
October 10, 2013 |
It's been 30 years since the release of "The Big Chill," the ensemble drama about baby boomers pining for their lost youth while sprawled out on the floor of a vacation house and playing a lot of Motown music. If this reference eludes you, it's safe to say that you can consider yourself still young. If you remember this movie at all - especially if you remember the hype around its status as a cultural touchstone - I'm afraid you're tilting ever so slightly (or falling at a 90-degree angle)
October 9, 2013 |
Megyn Kelly is making the schedulers at Fox News look pretty smart. In her second day as host of the new 9 p.m. prime-time news magazine "The Kelly File," she averaged 2.8 million viewers and easily won the 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen. In both categories, the show beat the combined competition from CNN and MSNBC. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Kelly, who previously hosted a daytime show for Fox News, also improved greatly on her already solid Monday night premiere numbers.
October 7, 2013 |
Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly is bright, beautiful and blunt when she needs to be. Just ask Karl Rove. Her willingness to take on all-comers, even conservative hero Rove - as she famously did on election night last November - is one reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has promoted Kelly to a plum prime-time perch. On Monday, the network's 17th anniversary, "The Kelly File" premieres between the opinion-heavy programs of the network's conservative firebrands Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
October 7, 2013 |
Football won the night for NBC among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night. But overruns from an explosive game between the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys helped CBS score a victory in total viewership. On NBC, the contest between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans drew about 14.4-million viewers and a rating of 5.7 in prime time in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The preliminary numbers for live football are not adjusted for time zones, so they are likely to change when the real stats come out later in the day. Still, if the numbers hold, it looks like NBC won in the key 18-to-49 demo, with a rating of 4.9, for which a ratings point equals about 1.3-million viewers.
September 17, 2013 |
Fox News is shuffling its prime-time lineup to make room for Megyn Kelly, who is moving there from daytime. Kelly's new show "The Kelly File," is being given the plum 9 p.m. Eastern time slot. The current occupant of that hour, Sean Hannity, will move to 10 p.m. and Greta Van Susteren will go to 7 p.m. to replace Shep Smith's evening newscast. The only show staying in place is "The O'Reilly Factor," hosted by Bill O'Reilly. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers The new lineup will take effect Oct. 7, which happens to be the 17th annniversary of the launch of Fox News.
August 27, 2013 |
The time has come for Samsung's smartwatch. According to a report Tuesday by the Korea Times , a Samsung executive confirmed that the rumored device will make its premiere next week at a trade show in Germany. Lee Young-hee, an executive vice president for Samsung, said the device, which is called the Galaxy Gear, will be unveiled Sept. 4, alongside the Galaxy Note III smartphone/tablet hybrid device. "The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways," she said, according to the report.
August 21, 2013 |
"America's Got Talent" fell in ratings week-to-week Tuesday night, the last round of performances before the semi-finals, but still couldn't be touched. The two-hour telecast, which featured comedian John Wing, a gospel choir and a dance group called Catapult Entertainment, averaged 8.35 million viewers and a rating of 2.2 in the key 18-to-49 demographic, easily winning the night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The show's 18-to-49 rating fell 8% from last week. NBC won among networks with a 1.8 in that demographic and average viewership of 6.75 million. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" jumped 18% from last week to a rating of 1.3, beating Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" in the 18-49 demographic for the first time.
August 9, 2013 |
The "Big Brother" house is getting considerably less crowded, but ratings are holding steady for the CBS reality series that sent two houseguests packing Thursday night. "Big Brother," embroiled in controversy after a contestant made racist and homophobic remarks about her housemates and another made jokes about child porn, drew 7.08 million viewers and a rating of 2.5 in the key adult 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from...
August 8, 2013 |
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is being coy about how he will restructure the network's prime-time lineup to make room for daytime anchor Megyn Kelly. "Megyn has earned a better time period; she will be in our prime-time lineup," Ailes said Thursday during a "fireside chat" with Fox News Managing Editor Neil Cavuto during an investor conference for parent company 21st Century Fox in Los Angeles. But Ailes stopped short of saying what time period Kelly, who will be returning from maternity leave, would occupy in the prominent 8 to 11 p.m. prime-time programming block or who she might replace.