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Photo: FLLewis/MediaCityG -- Ellen Degeneres host of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood March 2, 2014

2014 Oscars hit high ratings as “12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture

A lot of viewers tuned into see the Ellen Degeneres hosted 86th Academy Awards ceremony last night. The ratings are out today and they show 43 million watched the kudocast. It got a 12.9 rating among the most valued 18-to-49 demographic. This Oscar broadcast drew three million more viewers than the last time Degeneres handled the hosting duties in 2007, according to Variety. A lot of chatter today about the pizza giveaway, the celebrity group selfie, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” dance,  and Pink’s wonderful rendition of “Somewhere Over the... Read More →

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Photo:FLLewis/Media City G -- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" sign at the NBC Studios in Burbank Spring 2009

Talk of the Town: Another NBC “Tonight Show” drama

Here we go again. Rumors are flying and the Internet is buzzing with chatter about NBC replacing Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.” I don’t know what it is about Leno that makes NBC want to kick him around. Remember when then NBC honcho, Jeff Zucker, came up with the brilliant idea of pushing Jay Leno into a primetime show and handing over the “Tonight Show” to the younger, quirky, funnyman Conan O’Brien — at the time the host of “Late Night.” Leno was still at... Read More →

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2013 Super Bowl logo

Most watched Super Bowl ever !!!

What a game! Despite that lengthy blackout in the second half , the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. The Ravens had the momentum from the kick-of, but that weird power outage in the third quarter energized the 49ers — but not enough for the Niners to win it all. The early TVratings indicate the showdown in New Orleans had the biggest super bowl audiences ever, 48.1. Deadline has details on the numbers. More on the blackout on theRead More →

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Photo: Conan O'Brien from the TBS website

“Conan” debuts with solid ratings

Former “Tonight Show” Host/Comic, Conan O’Brien, appears to have made a triumphant return to late night TV. “Conan” debuted late night on TBS and according to The Wrap whipped the competition. In the Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, Conan rated a 2.8, Leno got a 2.7 , and Letterman a 2.5. On the TBS website today, the comedy network crowed about the late night talker’s young adult demographics as well. Here are those  numbers: 2, 451, 000 adults 18-34 watched 3, 285, 000 adults 18-49 watched 4, 155, 000 total viewers In a... Read More →

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Entertainment News Bits: Lakers win game 6, White House party crasher gets TV gig, Hollywood studios and agencies convene, Tony Awards recap

Lakers blow out the Celtics in game 6 of NBA Finals   Photo: Robert Gauthier/The Los Angeles Times — Actor and Devoted Laker fan, Jack Nicholson points to the Celtics bench during game 6 of the NBA finals at Staples Center, Downtown Los Angeles 06/15/10  The Los Angeles Lakers came out swinging and slamming in a must win game at Staples Center here in Los Angeles tonight. The Laker defense was awesome. Lakers trounced the Boston Celtics 89 to 67 in front of thousands cheering fans. But it ain’t over... Read More →

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