Posts Tagged Television ratings

NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit

In this image released by Spike TV, Jimmy Fallon  appears on the celebrity competition series, "Lip Sync Battle." When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars _ a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake. Fallon and his production partners instead brought "Lip Sync Battle" to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. (Scott Gries/Spike TV via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars — a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake.

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Another news victory for ABC over NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s “Nightly News” has lost to ABC in the ratings for the second straight week and only the second time since 2009, increasing pressure on the network to decide whether suspended anchor Brian Williams will return.

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