The suicidal tendencies of network programmers will be on full display come Tuesday nights this fall. You'd think webheads would have learned their lesson by now: The quickest path to ratings success…
n network television, winning means a lot, but it's not everything. When victory isn't possible on a given night, sometimes execs will settle for signs of improvement over where they were a year ago.
NBC continued its dominant summer last week, racking up its 16th straight victory in young adults behind best-yet scores for reality series "Fear Factor."
One year after putting out the "gone fishin' " sign, NBC is the clear winner of this summer's reality sweepstakes. Sure, the net has thrown a lot of the stuff against the wall, but most of it has…
NBC topped the young adults demo last week for the 15th week in a row, while ABC returned to the top in total viewers for the first time in four months.
Two new alternative series bowed with largely uninspired results Tuesday, as Fox's "Murder in Smalltown X" won its hour in key demos but hardly slayed its competition, and NBC's "Downer Channel" was…
NBC continued to rule the primetime ratings in key demos last week behind its unscripted Monday hits, while CBS surged to the top in overall audience in an otherwise dreadful week for the broadcast…
The "Fear Factor" continues to escalate nationwide on Monday nights, as NBC's gross-out reality series surged to yet another new ratings high.
Even a gross-out series like "Fear Factor" won't knock NBC off its perch as the most upscale broadcast net this fall, but keep an eye on a hard-charging CBS in this category.
NBC won for a 13th straight frame in young adults last week, boosted by a new high for unscripted series "Fear Factor" and a rebroadcast of "Jurassic Park," which chomped on its Saturday competish.
The demographic profiles of the networks generally oscillate with the swiftness of polar ice caps melting in the dead of winter, but reality series and other non-scripted programming have contributed…