Rick Kissell

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Oscars a war casualty

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Against a backdrop of war, Sunday's telecast of the Academy Awards on ABC attracted the smallest audience on record for the kudocast. Preliminary Nielsen nationals show the Oscars averaging 33.1…

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Oscars take a tumble

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Against a backdrop of war, Sunday's telecast of the 75th annual Academy Awards on ABC attracted the smallest turnout on record for the kudocast, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, down…

Marketplace

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Auds do some laughing

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On a night that saw ABC and Fox stick with commercial-free coverage of the miltary attack on Iraq, NBC scored solid but unspectacular numbers for its two-hour comedy block Thursday, according to…

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War coverage begins

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Ratings information for most of Wednesday's primetime programs was unreliable in preliminary nationals from Nielsen due to break-in coverage for the outset of the war on Iraq.

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Two-hour 'Idol' rocks

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Fox again cleaned up with a two-hour "American Idol" on Tuesday, topping the evening's combined demo scores of the other major networks, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

NBC flock's on top

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Fox's "American Idol" and CBS' "CSI" were last week's top-rated programs among young adults, but it was a more balanced NBC that moved atop the network demo rankings for the first time since January.

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NBC takes Monday

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NBC grabbed a demo victory on Monday, although preliminary Nielsen ratings for individual programs on all nets were subject to change given President Bush's roughly 15-minute speech at the outset of…

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'Boomtown' hits ratings boom

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NBC's first-year drama "Boomtown" surged to best-since-premiere numbers on Sunday and easily defeated ABC's struggling "Dragnet." Night also saw a pair of new comedies, Fox's "Oliver Beene" and CBS'…

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