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Discover Gems In ‘Great Moments’

If you’re like a lot of people, you never have watched a single program all the way through on the Discovery Channel. Discovery is one of those cable networks that …


Comedy Central Going After Summer Laughs

Now that rerun season is lumbering along in earnest, Comedy Central is hoping to snare viewers with several new and insistently wacky series. The theory: Better you should laugh while …


Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 29-June 4. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses and total …


‘P.O.V.’ Looks At Alzheimer’s

Deborah Hoffman poses with some of the items from her mother’s “Suitcase Period.” Photo by Associated Press


Season-Enders Put Abc At Top Of Ratings

Back-to-back episodes of “Home Improvement,” the season finale of “NYPD Blue” and the last episode of “Full House” put ABC in first place in last week’s prime-time ratings race. NBC, …


All Too Real Its True-To-Life Relevance For Millions Of Teenagers Wasn’t Enough To Keep ‘My So-Called Life’ Alive On Abc

Claire Danes and Jared Leto starred in “My So-Called Life,” canceled by ABC this year despite critical acclaim and some 10 million weekly viewers.


This Isn’t Kid Stuff ‘In A New Light: Sex Unplugged’ Takes An Unblinking Look At Teenagers And Sex

Stephen Baldwin and Rosie Perez will host “In a New Light: Sex Unplugged.” The special airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC.


‘Er’ Patients Run Up Hefty Bills Amid Scant Mention Of The Bottom Line

Patients on the medical drama “ER” get treatment that is swift, certain - and apparently free. The rapid-fire series rarely pauses to acknowledge the cost of all those RNs and …


Comedies Rule New Fall Schedule

As the last network to get all its ducks in a row for fall, CBS officially unveiled its schedule Wednesday. That provides the opportunity to step back and look at …


Abc Sticks To Live Coverage

ABC, which has been telecasting the Indianapolis 500 auto race for 31 years, has turned that spectacle into a live spectacular the last decade. Before 1986, the network presented an …


Tnt Featuring Classic War Movies

Get ready to veg out, or set up the VCR if you’re going away. A Memorial Day Weekend Marathon on TNT will feature 20 classic war movies including “Ambush Bay,” …


Fox Going After More Laughs

Fox Broadcasting unveiled a new fall prime-time schedule Tuesday that included six new comedies (including a pair on both Sundays and Mondays), the surprise renewal of the low-rated drama “Party …


Hbo Welcomes Martina’s Views, And Gets Them

As an analyst, Martina Navratilova hopes to be critical without being negative. File Photo/Associated Press


The Real Liz Miniseries Tells Taylor’s Unauthorized Biography

1. Sherilyn Fenn stars in “Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story,” 9-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday on NBC. 2. Angus MacFadyen plays Richard Burton to Fenn’s Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra.”


Nbc Tops Nielsen Ratings, Leads In May Sweep

Take NBC’s hit Thursday troika of “ER,” “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” mix in a virus movie and the Judd family saga, and watch the network stroll away with the latest ratings …


‘Beat The Press’ Will Critique The Media

“Meet the Press” or “Beat the Press”? You make the call. “Meet the Press” began on NBC in 1947. “Beat the Press,” to be hosted by Camille Paglia, a “radical …


Prime-Time Schedule ‘Matlock’ And ‘The Commish’ Will Be Absent From The New Abc Lineup Next Season

Marie Osmond stars with Betty White and Ashley Johnson in “Mabye This Time.”


At&T;, Time Warner Consider Alliance

AT&T; Corp., the nation’s biggest long-distance telephone company, is reportedly talking with Time Warner Inc.’s cable television unit about a phone service alliance.


New Lineup If You’re Looking For Laughs, You’ll Want To Check Out The New Fall Schedule On Nbc

Lea Thompson stars in “Caroline in the City,” one of the new programs on NBC’s fall schedule.


Letterman In London For Ratings Boost, He Hopes

Here’s the latest dish on David Letterman, from his very own lips: “I ruined the Academy Awards show,” he concedes. “They’re not going to have it next year. From now …


May Sweeps? Must Be Time For Stephen King

Kimber Riddle stars in “The Langoliers.”


‘Rockford Files’ Keeps Its Endearing Qualities

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Big Leagues Rewarded

The nation’s major college conferences will receive a bigger share of the money CBS pays to televise the NCAA basketball tournament. “Everyone sees this pot of gold out there and …


Nbc Plans Short Special

Martin Short will return to NBC May 20 with a 90-minute special based on his short-lived “Martin Short Show.” It’s slated for “Saturday Night Live’s” 11:30 p.m. slot, Short’s former …


Tony Shaloub Accents The Positive In Roles

“Yes, most people assume I really do have an accent - and that I’m Italian,” says Tony Shaloub with a chuckle. But in real life, the classically trained actor speaks …


Thursday Night Carries Nbc To Ratings Victory

NBC’s Thursday night stronghold of “ER,” “Friends” and “Seinfeld” gave the network a weekly ratings victory and a solid May sweeps start. CBS, in third place for the week of …


Jay Leno May Be Vindicated Through Resurgence In Ratings

Jay Leno is gaining on rival David Letterman


Bombing Hikes Ratings For ‘Nightline’

The ratings validated the obvious: When there’s a big news story, late-night viewers turn in big numbers to ABC’s “Nightline.” For the week ending April 23, which included three nights …


Tyson Lacks Ko Punch As An Analyst

No surprise: Mike Tyson flopped as a Showtime boxing analyst Saturday night. Presumably only one buck from the $20 million advance Showtime paid him to box for SET Pay-Per-View applies …


Bombing Increases News Magazine Ratings

Widespread interest in the Oklahoma City bombing boosted viewership for most prime-time magazines last week, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Six magazines - CBS’ “60 Minutes,” …