American Broadcasting Company

  1. 'Nashville' -- Rookie of the Year?

    October 15, 2012 9:39 AM EDT ABC's 'Nashville' pulls in viewers and sells a few songs in the process. The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log ...

  2. 'Nashville' Debuts to Strong Ratings

    October 11, 2012 6:41 PM EDT The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log on to iTunes after the premiere's conclusion on Oct. 10. Big Machine released three ...

  3. More Layoffs at Cumulus: Ladd, Buchmann Leave KLOS

    October 26, 2011 5:50 PM EDT On the heels of today's layoffs at Clear Channel Radio comes news that Los Angeles is the latest major-market Cumulus cluster to be hit with cutbacks, as the company streamlines staffing in the wake of its acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting. ...

  4. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  5. Adam Lambert's Sexually-Charged Act Draws Complaints

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC television said on Monday it had received about 1,500 complaints about the sexually-charged performance by "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Millions of viewers saw Lambert simulate oral s ...

  6. Shakira To Debut, Give Away 'She-Wolf' On ABC Music Lounge

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new single, "She-Wolf," will be available as a free download at the ABC Music Lounge from Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET until Monday, July 13 at midnight ET. "She-Wolf," written and produced by Shakira and John Hi ...

  7. ABC Music Lounge: No Cocktails, But Nonstop Music

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cocktails won't be served, but ABC says a new online "music lounge" will offer a full menu of songs and artists featured on its shows. The virtual ABC Music Lounge is aimed at making the most of the tunes included on "Grey' ...

  8. Beta Records Aims for TV Audience

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beta Records is looking to go from the Internet to the television. The user-generated site devoted to music has produced a half hour program that will begin airing in 140 markets in the U.S. starting Oct. 25. Dubbed "Beta Records TV," th ...

  9. 'High School Musical' Winner To Receive Disney Deal

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The winner of the ABC summer reality series "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" will receive a recording contract for two singles with Walt Disney Records. One of those singles will be a version of the song from the artist's w ...

  10. 'High School Musical' Reality Show Prize Revealed

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The winner of ABC's summer reality show based on "High School Musical" will appear in a music video that is shown over the end credits of the theatrical release of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." The announcement of ...

  11. Grammys Hit Low Note

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sunday night's Grammy Awards dominated primetime, but the telecast fell to its lowest ratings with adults 18-49 since at least 1992. The three-hour telecast averaged 18.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/16 share in the adults 18-49 demograph ...

  12. Iger Touts Digital In CES Keynote

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. president and CEO Robert Iger used old-fashioned star power to tout new-media strengths inside his company during his keynote address Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and "Lost" stars Ma ...

  13. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ABC, NBC, CBS support review. ABC, NBC, CBS support review. News ...

  14. ABC News: Payola Probe Shifts To Radio

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Report looks at nine radio groups. ABC News will air an in-depth “Primetime” report Thursday evening (Feb. 9) on New York State attorney general Eliot Spitzer’s investigation into the alleged participation in payola by nine of the nation's ra ...

  15. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally u The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Comp ...

  16. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New company third largest radio group in U.S. The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally un ...

  17. 'Walk The Line' Earns Five Oscar Nominations

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards will be broadcast live March 5 on ABC. Awards will be broadcast live March 5 on ABC. News ...

  18. Over The Counter: Carey, Green Day Offer Hope To Down Year

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sales lagging for the fourth time in five years, where can the music industry turn for solutions? Believe it or not, one answer popped up in the sports page As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sa ...

  19. Daddy Yankee To Host Weekly Radio Show

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. News ...

  20. Daddy Yankee To Host Weekly Radio Show

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. Daddy Yankee mania continues. The reggaeton star has signed a deal to host a weekly radio show that will be syndicated by ABC Radio Networks. The two-hour show is expected to run Saturday evenings beginning ...

  21. Report: Disney Radio Considering 'Reverse Morris Trust'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Goldman Sachs reportedly retained to explore possible sale. No, it's not an intricate new dive you'll be seeing at the summer Olympics. It is, however, a tricky financial maneuver that could spell the Walt Disney's Company's ex ...

  22. CMA Awards Head To ABC

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show spent 34 years at CBS. After a 34-year run on CBS, the Country Music Assn. Awards will move to the ABC Television Network in 2006. The new deal will keep the show on the alphabet network until 2012. The first show on ABC, set to air in Novemb ...

  23. Grammy Ratings Lowest Since 1995

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- With "Desperate Housewives" as competitors, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000799525">last night's Grammy Awards < LOS ANGELES ...

  24. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star An Emmy-winning makeup artist has su ...

  25. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up artist seeks $25M. An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star and his a ...

  26. Networks Puzzle Over FCC Indecency Calls

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to regulate indecency on broadcast TV drew sharp criticism during a gathering of the networks' entertainment chiefs. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communication Commission ...

  27. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Th ...

  28. Sinclair: 'Nightline' War Toll Politically Motivated

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eight ABC affiliates owned by Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group pre-empted last Friday's edition of "Nightline." WASHINGTON, D.C. (Hollywood Reporter)--Eight ABC affiliates owned by Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group pre- ...

  29. Music, Film Vet Haefeli Starts Production Firm

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music, film and video veteran Mark Haefeli has launched a production company that will develop and distribute original programming for concert films, musical documentaries and TV specials. Music, film and video veteran Mark Haefeli has launched a ...

  30. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...

  31. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...