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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 …


Nbc On Top Of Ratings With ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

NBC got gigantic ratings for Part I of its “Gulliver’s Travels” miniseries. “Gulliver’s Travels” was the No. 4 show for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, which NBC won with …


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.


Edwin Newman One Wild And Crazy Guy

There was Edwin Newman, for nearly 35 years at NBC News, reporting live on assassinations and elections and moderating two presidential debates. Here is Edwin Newman, anchoring “Weekly World News,” …


Tnt’s Ratings Explode With Magic

Magic Johnson’s return to the NBA gave Turner Sports its highest late-night NBA rating ever, the network said Wednesday. TNT made some late changes to televise Johnson’s return to the …


Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 22-28. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …


Fox Selects Three Announcers

Fox Sports picked Joe Buck, Thom Brennaman and Chip Caray as its three play-by-play announcers for baseball next season. Buck and Brennaman already were on the Fox payroll as football …


A&E; Plans Tour Of Historic Homes

A grand tour of spectacular American homes makes up “Bob Vila’s Guide to Historic Homes in America,” debuting on the A&E; Network Sunday night. The host of the original “This …


Super Bowl Scores Big With TV Viewers

The Super Bowl on NBC was watched by more people than any show in TV history, the network said Monday, crediting a blockbuster game and good production decisions. NBC said …


Nbc Tops Weekly Ratings

NBC’s Thursday night lineup, led by “Friends,” finished 1-2-3-4-5 in the latest weekly ratings. The network also had the No. 8 show, the Tuesday midseason hit “3rd Rock from the …


Top 40 Rankings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Jan. 15-21. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …


Cbs Joins Abc In Rejecting Gop’s Request To Delay Response

CBS became the second network to turn down an unusual request from Republican leaders, who want their response to President Clinton’s State of the Union speech to air a day …


Jennings Hopes ‘Bosnia 101’ Enhances Understanding

Veteran ABC anchorman Peter Jennings describes “Bosnia 101: Who Lives There, Who Died There, Why Are We There?,” his latest news special for kids, as “a modest exercise in trying …


New Lpga Tour Commissioner Satisfied By Cbs Decision

Jim Ritts, the new commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, said Wednesday he was satisfied with CBS Sports’ decision to remove commentator Ben Wright from future golf coverage and …


Cbs Moves Up In Weekly Ratings

NBC had seven of the Top 10 prime-time shows in the first week of 1996, but CBS clawed its way into second place with the national collegiate football championship game. …


‘Remember Wenn’ Offers Endearing Re-Creation Of Radio’s Heyday

How to describe “Remember WENN”? To say it is charming sounds so lame, but it is charming. Sweet is so bland a term, but it is a sweet show. More …


Wright Banished By Cbs Out-Of-Bounds Golf Analyst Runs Out Of Mental Mulligans

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Kids, Parents Go Bananas On ‘Wild Animal Games’

Lions and tigers and bears … and smiling horses and roosters that play the piano and primates that drink Pepsi … and snapping turtles and zonkeys (a cross between a …


Time Up For ‘60 Minutes’ As Ratings Leader

ABC’s “20/20” has overtaken CBS’s once-untouchable “60 Minutes” as king of the TV news magazines, but Victor Neufeld is in no hurry to wear the crown. “We want to wait …


Football Kicks Abc To Top Rating

“NFL Monday Night Football” led ABC to a weekly win over NBC’s reign, according to Nielsen ratings released Wednesday. As the No. 1 network, ABC garnered a 9.7 rating, followed …


‘Politically Incorrect’ Makes It Ok To Laugh

Every Sunday morning from 8 to 10, Comedy Central repeats a batch of “Politically Incorrect” episodes, either from that week’s cycle of Bill Maher-hosted talk shows or, if Maher and …


Vcr-Plus Users Need To Make Changes

TV viewers who use the VCR-Plus remote device and VCR-Plus numbers to program their VCRs will need to reprogram their remote devices starting today. Some of the Cox Cable channels …


Endangered Series Putting Another News Magazine Opposite ‘60 Minutes’ Could Damage An American Institution

Would the power of Mike Wallace be diminished if “60 Minutes” face direct competition? Perhaps it’s best we not find out.


Three ‘Frasier’ Episodes Help Nbc Top Weekly Ratings

A triple helping of “Frasier” and a special featuring its star, Kelsey Grammer, helped NBC offset an “ER”-less week and win the latest network ratings contest. Although its top-ranked medical …


Weekly Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Nov. 6-12. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …


‘60 Minutes,’ ‘Streets Of Laredo’ Bolster Cbs’ Ratings

The “60 Minutes” tobacco story flap may have been bad for journalism, but it turned out to be good for ratings. CBS’ news magazine drew its biggest audience of the …


‘Murder 1’ Retreats From ‘Er’ Assault

ABC’s “Murder One,” the most hyped, praised and doomed show of the 1995 fall season, will finally get out of the line of fire: The network has announced that the …


They Were Just A Couple Of Rookies

The date was Oct. 18, 1981. John Madden and Pat Summerall were in the first year of their long broadcast partnership, and Howie Long was a Raiders rookie taking the …


Critics Saddened Cbs Throttles ‘60 Minutes’

The CBS News program “60 Minutes” offered its own explanation Sunday night for why it decided not to broadcast a planned interview with a former tobacco industry executive, saying on …


Albert-Collinsworth A Good Fit

Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire and Phil Simms sat three-across in the Giants Stadium press box for their on-camera halftime chat, and the temptation was to ask: Which one’s Moe? Only, …