Posts Tagged ‘night’

Golden Globes Rule Sunday Night

January 13, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

NBC on Sunday posted a 10-year high with its presentation of the

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Diversity Done Wrong: How ‘SNL’ Mishandled Casting a Black Woman

January 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is being lauded this week for casting an African-American woman for the first time in many years. But the hiring of Sasheer Zamata leaves as much to condemn as there is to commend. Yes, there’s insufficient diversity of all kinds on TV. Anything that remedies that shortcoming deserves kudos. The prevailing whiteness... Read more

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Scares Up $1.2 Million in Late Night Shows

January 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” materialized with a respectable $1.2 million in the U.S. in its first late night shows Thursday at about 1,600 locations. Initial estimates range for the opening weekend range from $15 million to $20 million. Paramount’s “The Devil Inside” grossed $2 million in its late night shows and went on... Read more

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NBC Ends Fall With Dominant Weekly Performance in Demos

December 24, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC closed out a strong fall last week with another victory in key demos, this time blowing away the competish behind “Sunday Night Football” and the cycle finale of “The Voice.” The Peacock also got solid perfs from limited-run series “The Sing-Off” and kept the lights on with encores of holiday faves like “SNL Christmas”... Read more

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Skolimowski, Coixet, Lafosse, Makhmalbaf Tap Eurimages Coin

December 23, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON – Poland’s Jerzy Skolimowski “11 Minutes,” Spain’s Isabel Coixet “Nobody Wants the Night,” Belgium’s Joachim Lafosse “Les Chevaliers” and Iran’s Mohsen Makhmalbaf “The President” have won financing for new movies from Eurimages, Europe’s biggest co-production fund. Ranging up to around $750,000, and backed by the Council of Europe, Eurimages coin serves as vital completion... Read more

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America Still Loves ‘Lucy’ As 8.7 Million Watch Colorized CBS Special

December 21, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS dug into its vaults on Friday night and drew more than 8 million viewers for the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special.” The hourlong spec, featuring colorized versions of two episodes from the classic B&W series from the ’50s, averaged a 1.4 rating/5 share in adults 18-49, making it the top show of the night... Read more

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America Still Loves ‘Lucy’ As 8.7 Million Watch Colorized CBS Special

December 21, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS dug into its vaults on Friday night and drew more than 8 million viewers for the “I Love Lucy Christmas Special.” The hourlong spec, featuring colorized versions of two episodes from the classic B&W series from the ’50s, averaged a 1.4 rating/5 share in adults 18-49, making it the top show of the night... Read more

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Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

November 29, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Apple isn’t known for its sales, so when it does one, it’s news. Today it unveiled its Black Friday deals available both on its online store and at its retail stores around most of the world in a promotional email to customers. Basically if you buy an iPad, Mac or iPod, and you get an Apple gift-card worth between $50 and $150. And if you buy online but live near an Apple store, you have the option of picking up your purchase at the store today. Otherwise you can skip the crowds and take advantage of free shipping. While technically they’re not discounts, you can apply the value of the gift card to your purchase, and thus turn it into one. I started the process of buying an iPad Air plus a smart cover today from within the Apple Store app on my iPhone and by default, the app applied a $75 reduction. Here’s the rundown: Buying any iPad Air gets you a $75 gift card, while an iPad mini gets you a $50 card. Buy a Mac, either an iMac, a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, and you’ll get a $150 gift card. An iPod touch will get you a $50 a gift card; An iPod nano of Apple TV gets you a $25 gift card. The deal also applies for a few accessories, some Apple made, some from third parties. An Apple Time Capsule will get you a $50 gift card.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

November 28, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

What’s big and red (or yellow, or white, or black), makes calls and plays movies, and doubles as a butter dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Why, it’s Nokia’s latest Windows Phone device, the Lumia 1520 , of course. And I’m just kidding about the butter dish part — sort of. The Lumia 1520, which is available now from AT&T for $200 on contract, is Nokia’s first foray into the world of “phablets” — those hybrid devices that try to be both smartphone and tablet. Till now, the largest screen to appear on a Windows Phone handset measured 4.5 inches. But the Lumia 1520 ups the ante with a six-inch full-HD display, which I found great for watching movies, reading text and even working on documents. But, as one would expect, it also makes for a large device. Not Samsung Galaxy Mega big, but big enough that it’s cumbersome to hold and carry

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CBS Soars With Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 27, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

There are three certainties to be gleaned from the classic Rankin/Bass holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 1) Bumbles bounce ,

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