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  • 'SNL' 40th anniversary bash watched by 23 million viewers

    'SNL' 40th anniversary bash watched by 23 million viewers
    The Nielsen ratings company says NBC's "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary bash has drummed up a huge audience. Preliminary figures indicate Sunday's retrospective special was seen by 23.1 million viewers. That makes it NBC's most-watched prime-time...
  • One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists

    One year after Ray Rice incident, impacts abound for Ravens, NFL, domestic-violence activists
    When Ray Rice left Baltimore one year ago this weekend for an outing with his then-fiancee, he could never have fathomed the seismic impact he was to set off with his actions. With a punch to Janay Palmer's face in an Atlantic City casino elevator,...
  • Work in sales prepared Denton for life as a struggling actor

    PASADENA, Calif. When James Denton decided to become an actor the world lost a desperate salesman. Denton had spent five years working on commission hawking ads for newspapers, radio, and television. He was used to walking into a room cold and selling the...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special' dominates TV ratings

    'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special' dominates TV ratings
    NBC won Sunday night in the TV ratings with help from its "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special." According to Nielsen ratings, about 23.1 million viewers tuned in to see to watch their favorite comedians, actors and musicians reunite at...
  • 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Mentalist' end runs

    This week the end comes for two CBS series, Donald Trump names the victor on "The Celebrity Apprentice," and ABC counts down 15 movies that changed America. The week's highlights: "Two and a Half Men" wraps up a bawdy 12-year run at 9 p.m. Thursday with...
  • TV picks for the week of Feb. 15-21

    Awards and celebrations pack this week's pre-Oscars television landscape like luxury items in an Academy Award presenter's gift bag. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday: "America's Funniest Home Videos 25th Anniversary," 6 p.m., ABC: That's a lot of...
  • Brian Williams' fall reminds networks on cost of ignoring journalism

    Brian Williams' fall reminds networks on cost of ignoring journalism
    Suddenly, there's money on the table in the world of network news — big money, tens of millions of dollars, waiting to be scooped up, thanks to the implosion of Brian Williams. As a result, the genre usually defined by the metaphor of dinosaurs...
  • 'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago

    'Saturday Night Live': What critics said about the show 40 years ago
    On Saturday, NBC will rebroadcast in full the first episode of "Saturday Night Live" as part of a weekend-long celebration of the show's 40th anniversary that culminates with a 3½-hour show Sunday night.  When the show premiered in October 1975, it...
  • NBA beats NASCAR, NBC

    NBA beats NASCAR, NBC
    The big winner Saturday night: TNT with coverage of the NBA State Farm All-Star Saturday Night. The NBA averaged 6.1 million viewers and upstaged everything on broadcast prime time. The preliminary averages there: NBC with 5.4 million, Fox with 4.7...
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • Legendary radio, TV personality Gary Owens dies

    Legendary radio, TV personality Gary Owens dies
    Gary Owens, the radio, TV and voice-over performer who appeared on the “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” TV series and created the phrase “beautiful downtown Burbank,” died Thursday surrounded by family in his home in Encino. Owens...