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  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness
    No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all. In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating. Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...
  • Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night

    Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night
    Bob Costas still isn't out of the woods yet with his eye infection troubles. The NBC sportscaster called into "Today" on Wednesday to let anchor Matt Lauer know that he'd be filling in once again during the network's prime-time Olympics coverage. "You'...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

     Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair
    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson

    Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne might consider wearing name tags so that people can tell them apart. KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is still riding a wave of national ridicule and embarrassment the day after he mistook Jackson for...
  • Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial

    Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial
    Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...
  • Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night

    Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night
    Bob Costas had told Olympics viewers that the "minor infection" in his left eye should be cleared up by the weekend. Anyone watching NBC's coverage of the Sochi Games on Monday night knows that didn't happen. In fact, the ailment seems to have gotten...
  • ESPN, FOX Lead Sports Emmy Awards Noms

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominees for the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. ESPN leads with the most network nominations at 30, followed by FOX with 18. HBO has 15 noms, and NBC and NBCSN are tied with 14. Hulu...
  • Olympics on NBC End Recent Ratings Slide, Outperform Same Night From 2010

    Maybe it was the return of Bob Costas or the fact that viewers were gearing up for Jimmy Fallon in his "Tonight Show" bow later in the evening, but NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics on Monday outperformed the comparable night from four years ago --...
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers

    Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers
    Jimmy Fallon officially took over the "Tonight Show" Monday night — and brought in a big audience.  About 11.3-million people tuned in to Fallon's heavily publicized "Tonight Show" kickoff on NBC, according to early numbers from Nielsen, following...
  • TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down

    TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down
    Ratings for NBC's Monday prime-time Winter Olympics coverage rose from the same night four years ago, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The Sochi Games drew an average of 23.5 million viewers, up 11% from the comparable night of the 2010...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of

    Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of
    Jimmy Fallon debuts tonight as host of the revamped "Tonight Show." But when the comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, he was hoping to join the long list of "SNL" alums like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Will Farrell...