• Prime-Time Nielsen Ratings (AP)
    Prime-time ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 20-26.
  • ABC, NBC to Air Dueling Michael Jackson Specials (Reuters)
    A tantalizing choice for television viewers during the February rating 'sweeps' -- dangling babies or dwindling noses.
  • Jimmy Kimmel's ABC Talk Show 'Bar' Closes (AP)
    It's last call at Jimmy Kimmel's new ABC talk show. After a boisterous premiere during which actor George Clooney passed around a bottle of vodka and an audience member vomited, the bar that serves drinks to audience members has been shut down.
  • New Campaign Against an Old Rival (NYTimes.com)
    A new winter campaign for home gas heat from KeySpan, the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast, continues the battle between gas heat and oil heat providers.
  • Hit Shows Restore Fox's Standing With Advertisers (LA Times)
    Fox Broadcasting Co.'s January hits -- "American Idol" and "Joe Millionaire" -- have erased the network's advertising blues. The network no longer owes advertisers free commercial time to make up for the lower-than-promised ratings for shows that aired in the fall.
  • Are TV Fans Sick of the Osbournes? (AP)
    There's some bleepin' bad news for the Osbourne family: Television viewers may be getting sick of them.
  • Super Bowl Ads Aim for Sensation, but Not Too Much (Reuters)
    Osbournes, Osmonds, Clydesdales, and rabid squirrels are on tap for this year's Super Bowl commercials, as marketers desperately vie to make an impression in front of the biggest television audience of the year.
  • The Web Rebound (Forbes Magazine)
    Even an Internet stock can turn into a bargain if it gets cheap enough.
  • Fox Will Debut Its New Shows in Summer (AP)
    Bucking decades of television tradition, Fox Broadcasting Co. plans to launch some of its new shows in the summer instead of fall.
  • NBC Chief Proclaims End to "Friends" is at Hand (Reuters)
    NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker finally did something on Friday he has long been reluctant to do -- proclaim the impending end of the smash hit sitcom "Friends."
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