The Monday night ratings success enjoyed by "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" must have been written in the stars.
Pro basketball's much-criticized first-round playoff format has failed to boost the ratings on NBC, according to overnight Nielsen results for the weekend's games.
A million bucks and a magic carpet ride can take you only so far. ABC's Sunday programming strategy has helped it capture one of the first key nights of the May sweeps, although the net still finds…
Rolling out the big hitters for the May sweeps paid off handsomely for NBC and UPN. Boosted by the first of three guest perfs by Bruce Willis on "Friends," the Peacock has taken the early May lead.
With the May sweeps kicking off tonight, ABC's monster smash "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" continues to terrorize all competition in its path. But the Beast That Conquered Network TV may be…
ABC, already the No. 1 network choice among viewers this season, has begun to assert itself as a favorite of advertisers as well.
NBC's coverage of the National Basketball Assn. playoffs has gotten off to an encouraging start, with Sunday's tripleheader faring better than the opening Sunday of a year ago.
And on the seventh day, Regis rested. But Moses picked up the slack quite nicely.
The premiere of ABC's midseason comedy "Talk to Me" has slightly improved the net's standing in its Tuesday timeslot, although the show lost a big chunk of its lead-in audience.
Regis Philbin has helped ABC accomplish something that Marcus Welby, Fonzie and the Carringtons never could: win 15 straight weeks in the ratings.
The plan was anything but fail-safe. Sunday night's black-and-white airing of "Fail Safe" on CBS, the first live broadcast of a dramatic movie on television in nearly 40 years, drew solid Nielsens…