November 12, 2012 |
In a bid to continue its duet with its up-and-coming country crooner, ABC has given freshman drama "Nashville" a full-season order. The series, the latest to incorporate original songs a la "Glee" and "Smash," features Connie Britton as a chart-topping country singer, whose career is slumping just as her younger rival's (Hayden Panettiere) is blossoming. The critically acclaimed drama from "Thelma & Louise" scribe Callie Khouri took up "Revenge's" old time slot this fall. Though it was on par with its sudsy predecessor's debut, "Nashville's" October premiere numbers were soft when factoring in the buzz surrounding the series: its premiere drew 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among viewers 18-49.
August 21, 2012 |
Want to know why ABC is moving "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to 11:35 p.m. from its midnight home? Just follow the money. In 2010, Kimmel's late-night show took in almost $82 million in advertising revenue, according to consulting firm Kantar Media. Last year, it took in almost $100 million. Clearly, Kimmel is on the rise and ABC thinks that moving him to an earlier time slot, when a bigger audience is available, will mean higher commercial rates. Kimmel has his work cut out for him. NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" made $159.4 million in 2011, and CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" generated $154.6 million.
February 16, 2012 |
Flip through the radio dial any given afternoon and you might hear an angry-sounding white man railing against the government, Congress and dastardly politicians. No, not Rush Limbaugh. This one criticizes Congress for not giving more help to the poor, the government for cutting off unemployment benefits, and politicians for pledging to dissolve unions. Ed Schultz has, over the last two years, made a niche in radio and on TV by talking about the poor and middle class, solidly gaining in ratings while more and more Americans lost jobs, benefits and middle class status.
August 11, 2011 |
TBS asked comedian George Lopez to move his noisy and hip late-night program again — this time off the network. Last year "Lopez Tonight" became an unwitting player in a late-night domino game when TBS pushed back the talk show an hour later than originally planned to make room for Conan O'Brien — who had been shoved off his late night perch at NBC. On Wednesday, the cable network announced Thursday's show would be the last one. ...
August 9, 2011 |
In the battle for radio ratings, pop station KIIS and talk outlet KFI refused to budge as kings of their respective columns — each claimed exactly the same share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience in July as they held the previous month, according to figures released Monday. Meanwhile, after a slow start, morning-radio veteran Rick Dees increased his following at urban oldies station KHHT-FM (92.3), where he took over a.m. drive on May 4. With more than 4 million people tuning in for at least five minutes a week, KIIS-FM (102.7)
July 19, 2010 |
Aries (March 21-April 19): Thanksgiving is not the only day to take stock and be grateful. You'll do this today and find contentment. Taurus (April 20-May 20): A coincidence happens. Take it as a good omen. Opportunity is on the way. Gemini (May 21-June 21): You'll smile at new faces as though you were connecting with an old friend. There could be a future "old friend" in the making. Cancer (June 22-July 22): The way you present yourself will help others know how you want to be treated.