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BROADCAST/CABLE by Marauder
November 2, 2009, 11:56 PM
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BROADCAST/CABLE

Media-watchers say the big story of the the 2009-10 television season is the rise of the Fox network, up 3% in viewers thanks largely to its new musical comedy “Glee” and the strength of medical drama “House.” Fox is the only broadcaster that is “up in all demos.” (Iwantmedia 11/2, Reuters10/30)

Glee


Comcast is closing in on a deal with General Electric that would give the country’s largest cable provider majority control of NBC Universal. According to unnamed executives, the two sides arrived at a tentative agreement Friday and the deal could be signed in the next week. The New York Times(11/1) , Reuters (11/2)

 

Several weeks after David Letterman was shaken by an image-rocking scandal, CBS‘ “Late Show With David Letterman” has shown little sign of weakening audience support. Far from hurting the host’s popularity, the sex-and-extortion headlines seemingly have had little impact on his late-night show and possibly even

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