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Storm Weathers Tough Times

Riddock Bowe provides the thump on “Thump and Gump” night. Photo by Associated Press


‘Dweebs’ Canceled; ‘Bonnie Hunt’ On Vacation

On the heels of an absolutely disastrous performance by the network on Friday night, CBS on Monday announced the cancellation of “Dweebs” and a vacation until midseason for “The Bonnie …


‘Mtv Mega-Dose’ Looks At Modern Health Care Problems

MTV seizes upon the prominence of health issues in the news with a half-hour special, “MTV Mega-Dose,” running Monday night at 10:30. Hosted by U.S. National Soccer Team player Cobi …


World Series Helps Bat Nbc Into Ratings Victory

NBC’s stellar Thursday night lineup and solid World Series viewership gave the network its third weekly ratings win in a row, according to figures released Tuesday. Six of the top …


Weekly Nielsen Ratings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Oct. 16-22. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes. …


Fox Ready To Give ‘Goosebumps’ Network Hopes To Keep Young Viewers Glued To Scary New Series

The skin is already starting to tingle. “Goosebumps” is ready to enter “The Twilight Zone.” Fox Broadcasting gets into the Halloween spirit Friday night with a prime-time dose of R.L. …


Nickelodeon Laying Claim To ‘Family Hour’

Nickelodeon, cable’s top-rated basic network, announced Monday a $30 million programming investment that, beginning next fall, will seek to pick up where the big broadcast networks left off when they …


Peacock Rules The Roost On Thursday Nights

Maybe NBC doesn’t own Thursday nights, but it sure seems to have an ironclad lease. Last week, NBC’s Thursday lineup occupied five of the top six slots. NBC’s Tuesday hit, …


Prime-Time Baseball Ratings Down

Instead of rising because of regional telecasts, ratings for the baseball playoffs declined 1 percent from the prime-time average two years ago. The six nights of league championship series games …


‘Monroes,’ ‘Charlie Grace’ Gone For Good

ABC has axed its Thursday night dramas, “The Monroes” and “Charlie Grace,” sources said. The future of the two shows began to look dim last week when ABC pulled them …


Cbs Scrambling For Ratings

CBS, trying to get some ratings traction for its four new drama series, will air the pilot episodes of “Central Park West,” “New York News,” “Courthouse” and “American Gothic” on …


Intense Rush Compels Q6 To Call Audible

The peril in asking people what they want is that they’re going to tell you. And in opening up a Cityline extension to allow football fans a say in the …


Nielsen Rankings

Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Sept. 18-24. Top 20 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week, season- to-date rankings in parentheses, and total …


Abc Tops Weekly Ratings

Though NBC’s Thursday night powerhouse gave it five of the week’s six most-watched shows, ABC did even better to top the ratings in the second week of the new season, …


Let’s Call A Foul On This ‘Showdown’

If you ever needed proof of how phony the world of pay-per-view television is, consider Saturday’s Shaquille O’Neal-Hakeem Olajuwon one-on-one “Showdown.” Three impressive names in basketball broadcasting - Los Angeles …


Nbc Dominates Thursday Night

On Thursday, ABC got a taste but only a taste - of how CBS has been feeling so far this new TV season, finishing fourth for the night behind the …


Bit-Time Payday Nbc Hauls In Over $15 Million Of Advertising Revenues From Two Hours Of Programming

NBC, like the stars of ‘Seinfeld,’ has plenty to ba happy about from the show. Photo by NBC


Doctors Vs. Lawyers Thursday Nights Will Be TV Battleground As Medics Of ‘Er’ Go Against Legal Beagles Of ‘Murder One’

“Murder One” producer Steven Bochco didn’t ask for the time slot opposite retings-monster “ER” on Thursday nights at 10 p.m., but he’s (nervously) ready for the challenge.


Root Returning To ‘Newsradio’ As Eccentric Owner Of Station

The sitcom actors are back in town - back from filming TV movies or treading the boards of summer theaters or simply vacationing someplace where they hope autograph hunters will …


Look For These Changes In Your Favorite Shows

Lecy Goranson, left, returns to “Roseanne” in the role of Becky, replacing Sarah Chalke. Sara Gilbert, sitting, will join Goranson in the season preniere of the show. Photo by ABC


Let’s Hope He’s No Ordinary Joe

There are times when you wonder what goes through the minds of TV sports executives. This year, they have foisted some strange choices on the American football viewing public, as …


Court TV Airing Documentary Series

Court TV is running its excellent video documentary series “The System” in a 24-hour marathon starting at 9 a.m. EDT on Labor Day. With very few missteps, the series guides …


‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Launches Into New Season With Mulgrew At Helm

Age-old questions endure in the 24th century. Of these, many are raised anew by “Star Trek: Voyager,” which is the fourth “Star Trek” to boldly roam (and to boldly split …


Leno, Letterman In Tight Race

It took almost two years, but it can now truly be said that Jay Leno and David Letterman are running neck and neck. According to preliminary Nielsen statistics for last …


Nerds Of Terday Are Sex Symbols Of Today

“Dweebs” is a new comedy series for CBS, playing to the new nerd trend.


Double Doses Help Nbc Tie Abc In Weekly Ratings

Second helpings of NBC’s Thursday night hits “Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “ER” finished 1-2-3 to put NBC in a tie with ABC in the prime-time ratings race. For the week of …


Nickelodeon Will Explain ‘Guts’ For The World

If you ask a child in Spain to define guts, he will likely point to his belly and giggle. Guts, as a casual word for derring-do, is, it seems, a …


Turner Backs Away From King World Deal

Turner Broadcasting System Inc. said Monday its board had decided against pursuing the acquisition of cash-rich King World Productions Inc., a move that could have helped it finance a rival …


High Road Leads ‘Donahue’ To Uncertain Future

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Abc Will Lengthen Its Morning News Program

Reflecting increased interest in early-morning news at local stations around the country, ABC News confirms it will expand its “World News This Morning” broadcast to a full two hours and …