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Peacock says it’s on track

Michael Phelps' record eighth gold medal catapulted NBC to its best Saturday night ratings since 1990, with almost 40 million tuning in around 11 p.m. EDT to watch Phelps and the U.S. team win the 4x100m medley relay at the Beijing Olympics.

Phil Griffin named president of MSNBC

NBC News said Wednesday that it had promoted Phil Griffin to president of MSNBC, a move designed to let Griffin focus full-time on the news channel.

Cheney, Romney shine at Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON -- On a night when Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were debating on TV and the pope was in the U.S., the place to be was annual Radio-TV Correspondents Dinner, complete with the comedy stylings of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Strike rewrites the TV business

The 2007-08 writers strike has lasted half as long as the walkout of 1988, but its short- and long-term effects on the television business could be more profound and longer-lasting.

Strike rewrites the TV biz

The 2007-08 writers strike has lasted half as long as the walkout of 1988, but its short-term and long-term effects on the television business could be more profound and longer-lasting.

‘Truth’ is out there: 23 mil

It's no lie: The premiere of "Moment of Truth" is a hit.

A day in NBC’s life as it wraps a news trifecta

At the recent Democratic presidential debate held at Drexel University, NBC used all its resources and personalities, including Brian Williams, Chris Matthews and Tim Russert, pictured, PAUL GOUGH writes.

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I'm thinking of getting a T-shirt that says, "I Survived Premiere Week 2007."

A month of Sundays in one ratings week

With changes in the basis of how ad rates are calculated having been instituted for the 2007-8 TV season, figuring out how well a show is doing almost takes the powers of "The Bionic Woman," PAUL GOUGH  writes.

Versus vies for eyes with competitive zeal

ESPN might get all the headlines and plaudits, but Versus -- the other  Stamford, Conn.-based sports channel led by Gavin Harvey, pictured -- is carving out a niche for itself in the unforgiving world of sports TV, PAUL GOUGH writes.

Ups, downs surround the evening newscasts

Although the impact of network evening news shows may be diluted, they can still make headlines, as the recent New York magazine article on the first year of "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric proved, PAUL GOUGH writes.

ABC doctors up sked with dozen

ABC on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious 2007-08 primetime schedule featuring 12 new series and a rebuilt-from-scratch Wednesday night.