TV News: Cable net draws 1 million viewers during primetime Saturday night — According to fast nationals, the newly launched Oprah Winfrey Network drew 1 million viewers during primetime Saturday night.
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Oprah’s OWN network off to solid start
TV News: Emmy-winning anchor will be based in Atlanta — CNN’s “American Morning” anchor John Roberts is leaving the net to join Fox News Channel as a senior national correspondent based out of Atlanta.
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John Roberts ankles CNN for Fox News
TV News: ABC originals return to solid numbers — The finale of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was below its season average but strong nonetheless for the last game of the year, dominating a night that included original episodes of ABC’s regular lineup.
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Football finishes big for NBC
TV News: Measure restricts growth of Berlusconi empire — The Italian government, under pressure from the communications watchdog Agcom, has renewed rules limiting ownership of media outlets that were due to expire on Jan.
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Italy extends media ownership law
TV News: Highest-rating series in France — He might not have caught Red John, but Patrick Jane’s certainly hypnotized France.
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‘Mentalist’ hypnotizes Gaul
TV News: ‘Life in the Ruins’ bows on Sunday — There will be no shortage of news retrospectives in the coming week on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan.
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Haiti disaster remembered
TV News: TCA press tour begins on Jan. 5 — There’s more to life in showbiz this month than awards jockeying.
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CES kicks off on Jan. 6
TV News: Station loses prominent VHF channel position after dropping PBS affiliation — As KCET dumped PBS and officially went indie Sunday, the station was downgraded by two Southern California cable operators.
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Cablers downgrade indie KCET
TV News: Primetime portion of Dick Clark special draws 9 million — Auds continue to flock to ABC and Dick Clark on New Year’s Eve.
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ABC tops New Year’s Eve ratings
TV News: Move comes amid protests from singer’s estate — Move comes amid protests from singer’s estate
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Discovery postpones Jackson autopsy special