Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses:1. Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU (Saturday, 5:07 p.m.), ESPN, 13.05 million homes, 20.56 million viewers.2. NFL Football: New Orleans vs. Atlanta (Monday, 8:29 p.m.), ESPN, 12.96 million homes, 19.14 million viewers.3. "BCS Bowl Studio" (Saturday, 8:15 p.m.), ESPN, 9.10 million homes, 14.55 million viewers.4. "BCS Bowl Showcase" — Fiesta...Read Full Story
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Dec. 27-Jan 2. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football (Tuesday): Minnesota at Philadelphia, NBC, 23.74 million.2. NFL Football (Sunday): St. Louis at Seattle, NBC, 19.36 million.3. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.06 million.4. "Tuesday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.51 million.5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.85 million.6. "The OT," Fox, 12.27 million.7. "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 12.19 million.8...Read Full Story
Gerry Rafferty's agent says the Scottish singer behind hit songs "Baker Street" and "Stuck in the Middle With You" has died. He was 63.Paul Charles confirmed Tuesday that his client, whose 1978 hit record "Baker Street" reached No. 3 in the U.K. and No. 2 in the U.S. music charts, had passed away following a long illness.Rafferty wrote hit single "Stuck in the Middle With You" in 1972, while performing as part of the Scottish folk-rock band Stealers Wheel. The ode — or mocking tribute_ to Bob...Read Full Story
After more than a decade spent guiding several of Marvel Comics' biggest characters as an editor, Axel Alonso has been promoted to editor-in-chief, Marvel Worldwide Inc. said Tuesday.Alonso will oversee all of Marvel's publishing aspects and will advise on their creative direction, as well as help develop new story lines and new initiatives for the heroes and villains that make up Marvel's roster, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, Punisher and Dr. Doom, among others.Alonso replaces Joe...Read Full Story
Huge hits such as "True Grit" and "Inception" will be up against smaller films such as "127 Hours" and "The Kids Are All Right" for screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America."Inception" and "The Kids Are All Right" were among guild nominees Tuesday for best original screenplay, along with "Black Swan," "The Fighter" and "Please Give.""True Grit" and "127 Hours are in the running for adapted screenplay, along with "I Love You Phillip Morris," "The Social Network" and "The Town."Some...Read Full Story
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