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  • Fox's Tuesday Comedies Gobbled Up By the Olympics

    Fox's first-run comedies struggled to attract much of an audience Tuesday opposite the Winter Olympics as NBC again easily beat its combined broadcast competition. According to Nielsen estimates, Olympics action including figure skating, snowboarding and...
  • Meredith Vieira to Become First Woman to Host Olympics Primetime Show Solo

    Bob Costas will once again be forced to sit out NBC's Friday night coverage of the Winter Olympics and will be replaced by Meredith Vieira, the first woman to ever host the primetime coverage solo. Costas has been out sick all week with an eye infection....
  • Sochi Olympics: Meredith Vieira steps in for ailing Bob Costas

    With Bob Costas still recovering from an eye infection, former "Today" cohost Meredith Vieira will anchor NBC's prime-time and late-night coverage Friday of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.   "It's an honor to fill in for him," Vieira said Friday...
  • Joel McHale will host the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Joel McHale will host the White House Correspondents' Dinner
    It's still unknown if "Community" will reach its long-stated goal of six seasons and a movie, but Joel McHale will at least get an opportunity to plead his case to President Obama. The "Community" star and "The Soup" host has been announced as the host of...
  • Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'

    Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'
    Former "Saturday Night Live" performer Will Forte will star in the title role of a new Fox comedy "Last Man on Earth" that will premiere during the middle of the next broadcast season. Forte, who has earned positive notices for his supporting role in...
  • Sochi Olympics audience levels exceed NBC's expectations

    Sochi Olympics audience levels exceed NBC's expectations
    Despite Bob Costas' persistent eye infection, a heat wave in Sochi and slightly lower NBC prime-time numbers compared with four years ago, NBCUniversal executives are giving the Winter Olympics a high score. Audience levels have exceeded the network's...
  • TV ratings: Wednesday's Olympics down from Vancouver 2010

    TV ratings: Wednesday's Olympics down from Vancouver 2010
    NBC's prime time Olympics coverage Wednesday was down from the comparable night for 2010's Vancouver games, but it still put a dent in "American Idol."  NBC's prime time Sochi Olympics telecast, with Matt Lauer subbing again for Bob Costas, averaged 20....
  • NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return

    NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return
    NBC's prime-time Sochi Olympics ratings have failed to achieve the same high levels as four years ago when the games were held in a compatible time zone in Vancouver, Canada. The nine- to 12-hour time difference between Sochi, Russia, and the U.S....
  • NBCU's Olympics Coverage To Rely Heavily on Digital

    NBC Universal said it would transmit a whopping 1,539-plus hours of coverage from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics starting in February - more than it offered from similar events in Vancouver and Torino - in a testament to how much the media company intends...
  • Stick to your guns! -- except for Costas?

    Stick to sports. I've heard it often. So have many of my colleagues. NBC's Bob Costas just heard it in spades. Costas focused his halftime commentary last Sunday night on the horrific murder-suicide involving Jovan Belcher. The Kansas City Chiefs...
  • Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.

    Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.
    After the coffee. Before getting one of those Shia LaBeouf bags. The Skinny: I feel bad that I haven't been watching any of the Winter Olympics. Of course, I don't feel so bad that I'll tune in Wednesday night. Wednesday's headlines include Charter's...
  • Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night

    Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night
    Bob Costas has been tearing up a lot lately. The NBC sports broadcaster said so in a "Today" show phone interview Wednesday, blaming sensitivity to light due to a viral infection in both eyes. We suspect, however, it might have something to do with...