- Freak lightning storm kills 1, injures many on California beach
- ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law
- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- Obama to Latin leaders: Help with border
- Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
Question of the Day
Richards‘ show a go
Denise Richards will headline her own reality show for E! Entertainment Television, with Ryan Seacrest producing, Variety reported yesterday.
The untitled project will focus on Miss Richards‘ life as a single mom (and tabloid staple) following her high-profile divorce from Charlie Sheen. Mr. Seacrest is producing via his overall deal with E! which already has yielded the popular “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
The show will debut this summer, Variety says.
‘SNL’ return date set
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” the only late-night show completely shelved by the writers strike, is planning a Feb. 23 return if the Writers Guild of America ratifies a contract agreement and its members head back to work, Associated Press reported yesterday.
No guests or host have been announced for the return.
‘Loser’ gains season
NBC is putting its weight behind another season of “The Biggest Loser,” Zap2it.com reports.
The weight-loss show, which has enjoyed relatively solid ratings in its latest incarnation, has earned a sixth season, which likely will premiere in the fall.
Fox No. 1 again
Fox had a dominant week in the ratings last week, averaging 12.4 million viewers in prime time, AP reports, citing data from Nielsen Media Research. CBS had 9.6 million viewers, and ABC placed third with 8.2 million. Following were NBC with 7.6 million, the CW with 2.3 million, My Network TV with 1.2 million and ION Television with 500,000.
Among the Spanish langauge networks, Univision led with 3.6 million viewers, Telemundo had 1.1 million, TeleFutura had 740,000 and Azteca had 140,000.
For the week of Feb. 4 through 10, the top five shows, their networks and viewerships were: 1) “American Idol” (Tuesday), Fox, 27.9 million; 2) “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 26.2 million; 3) “House,” Fox, 23.1 million; 4) “Grammy Awards,” CBS, 17.1 million; 5) “The Moment of Truth,” Fox, 16.6 million.
Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.
By Mark Davis
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