Timeslot Battles Fall 2004 - Sundays
Timeslot Battles Fall 2004 - Thursdays
It's been a while since ABC was the net to beat on Sunday -- well, any night for that matter -- but it just might be looking over its shoulders at the competish for the night this fall.
Beantown has moved ahead of the Bay area and the Big Apple got a little smaller, according to Nielsen's updated local-market estimates for the upcoming TV season.
NBC shelled out $800 million for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and it appears to be getting its money's worth.
Although Saturday remains a night of diminished expectations and returns for the broadcast nets, you figure one of them will eventually find a way to bring auds back.
NBC is off to a solid ratings start with the Summer Olympics, as roughly 56 million Americans tuned in Friday night for some of the Opening Ceremonies from Athens.
Friday is quickly becoming the new Saturday for the broadcast nets, and none of their fall lineups looks capable of turning that around.
As CBS preps for the final season of linchpin laffer "Everybody Loves Raymond," it can rest assured that it has a rising comedy star on its bench.
NBC has no more "Friends," so its rivals are thinking the time is right to make some new Thursday pals of their own. And growth of any kind on Thursday, where there's loads of motion picture…
A third adventure with the "Simple Life" gals is looking like a good bet after the unscripted Fox skein went out a ratings winner Wednesday. Auds continue to be fascinated by the antics of Paris…