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  • Weekly Nielsen Ratings

    Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for May 27-June 2. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total …


  • Abc Tops Nielsen List; Cbs Stays In The Cellar

    ABC grabbed first place for the week of May 27-June 2 and CBS continued to languish in the cellar. ABC edged into first place with a 9.0 rating and a …


  • Alan Alda May Take Lead In ‘Murder One’

    “Murder One” is getting another season, but its star, Daniel Benzali, won’t be back with it. ABC confirmed the actor will not appear next season. According to trade-paper reports, the …


  • Golly, Wally! I Have The Beaver’s Autograph

    It figures a herd of graying, nostalgia-driven Baby Boomers would line up to meet the star of a TV show that went out of production 10 weeks before John Kennedy …


  • Ratings Sweeps Victory Getting Closer For Nbc

    NBC, with the six most-watched shows last week, was cruising toward victory in the May ratings sweeps while CBS and ABC wrestled for the privilege of being second. NBC’s mighty …


  • C-Span-2 Launching Books Show

    C-SPAN, which has already made its mark with its long-running “Booknotes” Sunday evening author-conversation series, said last week that it is launching a new five-hour weekend programming block on C-SPAN2 …


  • Nbc Tops Ratings With 7 Of Top 10

    Like the giant squid of its third-ranked miniseries, “The Beast,” NBC crushed its competition in the first full week of the May ratings sweep with seven of the top 10 …


  • Author To Write Law School Series

    NBC has given best-selling author Scott Turow a six-episode commitment for a primetime series next season based on Turow’s first book, “One L,” about his experiences during his first year …


  • Nbc, As Usual, Wins Weekly Ratings Race

    NBC, with the six most-watched programs including the opening chapter of “The Beast” miniseries, handily won the weekly ratings battle as the latest “sweeps” war began. Based on Peter Benchley’s …


  • Miniseries, Movies Mark Sweeps Month

    The May sweeps period is quite literally one for the books. The final barrage of high-gloss programming before the summer doldrums boasts miniseries adaptations of three best-selling fiction writers. Better …


  • ‘My Guys’ Pulled After Two Shows

    They’re getting pretty fast on the draw at CBS Entertainment, which Monday canceled the sitcom “My Guys” after just two appearances and put “Good Company” on hiatus after just four …


  • Save That Show Networks Get Ready To Clear The Underachievers From The Schedule

    1. Drew Carey and his wacky gang of friends may be canceled if NBC decides to clear the dead weight. 2. “Almost Perfect’s” Kevin Kilner and Nancy Travis. 3. “Murder …


  • Nbc Narrowly Tops Abc

    NBC edged ABC by three-tenths of a point to win the weekly ratings title and keep the edge on its season-winning margin. As usual, the Peacock Web’s powerhouse Thursday accounted …


  • Weekly Nielsen Ratings

    Prime-time ratings from Nielsen Media Research for April 1-7, with week’s ranking, rating, season-to-date ranking in parentheses, and homes. An “X” denotes one-time-only presentation. A rating measures the percentage of …


  • Program Highlights People Involved In ‘Dead Man’ Story

    Tonight the PBS series “Frontline” takes a behind-the-scenes look at “Dead Man Walking,” the powerful Tim Robbins film that just won his significant other, Susan Sarandon, her first Oscar as …


  • Yankee Fun ‘Seinfeld’ Bats A Hit With Viewers In Its Entertaining Portrayal Of Baseball Team Owner

    The New York Yankees are a sometime subject on “Seinfeld,” such as when George (Jason Alexander), right, offers advice on uniforms to real-life team manager Buck Showalter. Photo by NBC


  • ‘Mst 3000’ May Move Its Wisecracks To Sci-Fi Network

    In the not-too-distant future, cable cult fave “Mystery Science Theater 3000” may pop up on the Sci-Fi Network. This week, Comedy Central announced that it has officially parted with the …


  • ‘Y&R;’ Most-Nominated Soap For Daytime Emmys

    The CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” pulled in 16 nominations, and the PBS children’s show “Sesame Street” was honored with 12, to pace nominations for the 23rd annual …


  • ‘Boston’ Helps Nbc Top Ratings

    NBC debuted its midseason comedy “Boston Common” at No. 3 and landed five other Thursday comedies in the Top 10 to squeak past ABC in the Nielsen ratings. For the …


  • ‘Murder’ To End 264-Episode Run

    After 12 seasons before an estimated 10 billion viewers, Angela Lansbury’s “Murder, She Wrote,” will shut down and air its last four original episodes in May. “At 70 years old, …


  • Nbc Holds Onto No. 1 Spot In Weekly Nielsen Ratings

    Top-rated NBC notched another week atop the prime-time summit, with three editions of “Dateline NBC” in the top 25 - but not the one that challenged “60 Minutes.” For the …


  • Nickelodeon Gives Kids Their Own Whodunit Series

    It doesn’t take a Jessica Fletcher to figure out why Nickelodeon is about to debut its first mystery series. Just look at the clues: “Murder, She Wrote” has had a …


  • ‘Dateline’ Premiere Has Little Effect On ‘60 Minutes’

    The great battle pitting “Dateline NBC” against CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday was cataclysmic for neither, but the news was, in fact, very good for “Dateline,” which launched its fourth edition …


  • 7 Of Top 10 Shows Push Nbc To Lead

    NBC had seven of the top 10 shows last week to lead the prime-time Nielsen ratings, with ABC a close second and CBS a distant third. For the week of …


  • Grammy Awards Push Cbs To Top

    CBS, third in this season’s ratings race, posted its first weekly win in nearly six months with help from the Grammy Awards and Elizabeth Taylor. Strong showings by “60 Minutes” …


  • Networks Increase Coverage Despite A Decline In Crime

    Led by the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy, the three network evening news shows featured a record number of crime stories in 1995 - about …


  • Nbc Claims Top Ratings For 14th Straight Week

    NBC, with seven of the week’s Top 10 shows, claimed victory Tuesday for a 14th consecutive prime-time week and for the February ratings sweep. The February sweep, one of three …


  • Nbc Maintains Ratings Lead; Cbs Repeats At No. 2 Spot

    NBC maintained a seven-week grip on the weekly ratings lead while CBS finished a convincing second with the help of “The Thorn Birds” miniseries and “60 Minutes.” CBS climbed out …


  • Nbc Dominates Nielsen Ratings With 7 Shows In Top 10

    NBC, with the finale of the “Gulliver’s Travels” in fourth place, put seven shows in the Top 10 and easily won the prime-time Nielsen ratings crown, but lowly CBS edged …


  • Forum Regulars Want Their Live TV Time Four Show Up At First Session Without Cameras; Second Session Draws No One

    The Spokane City Council calls it a public forum. This week there wasn’t any public for a forum.

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