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NBC sticking with 'Joey' despite slide in ratings

...We knew we were going to be in for a tough year this year in the post-'Friends' era," Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal Television Group president, said Friday. "It turned out to be tougher than we expected." NBC is third behind CBS and resurgent...

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Pro football now a friend to NBC

...never really regretted that decision, simply because of the price," said Randy Falco, president of the NBC Universal Television Group. "It wasn't because we didn't think that it had value, it was just what we thought that it was worth...

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Jimmy Fallon signs off from 'Saturday Night Live'

...had made it clear that he wanted to move on and we wish him all the best," Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group, said Monday. "SNL" gave Fallon a fond send-off, with a long skit featuring one of his signature characters...

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Universal to open "Fear Factor" attractions

...and theme parks. "We've always looked at 'Fear Factor' as kind of a theme park ride on television," NBC Universal Television Group chief Jeff Zucker said. "It made sense to extend that brand into the theme parks." The attraction will...

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NBC exec criticizes Fox as reality TV 'imitators'

...Quite frankly, they (Fox) used to be innovators and now they're imitators," Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group, told the Television Critics Association. Rushed rip-offs don't tend to succeed, he said. It all seems...

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Meredith Vieira to succeed Couric at 'Today'

...building a morning-show host from scratch, she would be the prototype," said Jeff Zucker, CEO of the NBC Universal Television Group. "She has the perfect combination of news background and talk background. She's got intelligence, grace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/07/tel_76369.shtml
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Fox denies accusations of reality show theft

...There's nothing new about it." In previous sessions with the critics' group, Jeff Zucker, president of NBC Universal Television Group, and ABC primetime entertainment chief Stephen McPherson accused Fox of hijacking reality show concepts...

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NBC says its programs seeing big boost from Olympics

...nearly invisible: an average of 34,000 people. "Our plan worked," said Randy Falco, president of the NBC Universal Television Group. "The strategy coming into the games was to use all of our platforms to aggregate the largest possible audience...

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NBC to run fall TV promos on YouTube

...television and video is becoming murkier and murkier," said John Miller, chief marketing officer for the NBC Universal Television Group. "Rather than putting our heads in the sand and saying this doesn't exist, we're trying to jump in...

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NBC adding two new comedies, three dramas in the fall

...line is we are so much stronger than we expected to be at this point," said Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group. As previously announced, Matt LeBlanc's "Friends" spinoff, "Joey," will take over his old show's...

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