Posts Tagged ‘night’

Broadway Box Office: Columbus Day Drives Street-Wide Spike

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Columbus Day brought a surge of long-weekend tourism business to Broadway last week, with the holiday spurring major gains all along the Street at shows including newly anointed critical darling “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (pictured above). “Curious Incident” ($769,927), propelled by the strong reviews it earned after its Oct. 5... Read more

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Larry King Has Done Over 60,000 Interviews, but This Is the One He Really Wants

October 2, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Larry King's career stretches back nearly six decades, ranging from his early days as a radio broadcaster in Florida to 25 years at the helm of Larry King Live on CNN. He interviewed a staggering 60,000 people before retiring in 2010. But that retirement would be short lived.

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‘Stalker’ Solid As CBS Wins Wednesday; ‘Black-ish’ Falls in Week Two, ‘Red Band’ Steady

October 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CBS has won the second Wednesday of the television in key demos behind “Survivor” and the creepy crime tandem of “Criminal Minds” and “Stalker,” the latter of which had a solid but unspectacular premiere and won its timeslot. ABC’s “Modern Family” remained the night’s top show in young adults, but lead-out “Black-ish” took a bit... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Business Surges with ‘Curious Incident’ Off to Good Start

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Broadway bounced back from its annual post-Labor Day downturn last week, gaining steam in a frame that added three new shows — including the transfer of London hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” — and saw the return of one more. September is usually a fallow time on the Main Stem thanks... Read more

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Fox’s ‘Utopia’ Has Quiet Friday Debut Opposite Soft Competition

September 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s ambitious new reality series “Utopia” was hoping to recruit some new viewers opposite softer competition on Friday, but its premiere on the night produced more low numbers. Ratings for Friday shows are generally lower than other nights because fewer people are watching television, but last night also marked the first time that “Utopia” didn’t... Read more

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Shuffle: Michael Che to Replace Cecily Strong as ‘Weekend Update’ Anchor

September 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong on the “Weekend Update” anchor desk for “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th season. NBC confirmed the change late Thursday. Che will serve as co-anchor alongside Colin Jost, who joined the desk opposite Strong about halfway through last season. Strong and Jost were installed on “Weekend Update last season after longtime... Read more

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Emmys Host Seth Meyers: Jokes, Not Selfies, Will Determine Show’s Success

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Less than a year into his tenure at NBC’s “Late Night,” Seth Meyers will take the stage Monday night as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The job has plenty riding on it: Last year’s Neil Patrick Harris-hosted ceremony brought in the kudofest’s highest ratings in eight years, while this year’s Oscars– complete with Ellen DeGeneres’... Read more

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Robin Williams Joins Comedy Giants Who Died Too Soon

August 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Robin Williams was a whirling dervish – so fast, so funny, seemingly the life of any party. When he turned up on talkshows, the hosts always seemed to essentially take the night off, realizing that with a talent like that, all one really needed to do was wind him up and let him go. The... Read more

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Watch: First Trailer for Miles Teller’s ‘Two Night Stand’

August 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Never has someone been more eager to take the walk of shame than Analeigh Tipton in the first trailer for “Two Night Stand.” Tipton, who plays a woman desperate to get out of a rut, finds herself trapped in Miles Teller’s apartment during a snowstorm following a disappointing one-night stand. After much squabbling, the duo... Read more

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ABC’s ‘The Quest’ Off to Slow Start Thursday; CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Tops Night

August 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ABC’s fantasy-themed reality series “The Quest” opened to small numbers on Thursday, a night that saw fairly typical results for the original programs on all the broadcasters — led as usual by CBS’ “Big Brother.” According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Quest” averaged a 0.7 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 and 2.8 million... Read more

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