Treating its host rather rudely, ABC's first American Television Awards were dominated by two NBC series: "Seinfeld" and the canceled drama "I'll Fly Away."
Continental Cablevision Inc. said revenues increased 7% to $ 287.5 million in the first quarter, ended March 31, compared with the same period in 1992.
NBC and ABC were tied through three weeks of the May sweeps, with an 11.7 rating each, before "Cheers" turned the lights out on any suspense in the monthlong ratings survey.
The fare is in the basket and the light is green for "Tollbooth," a quirky love story to be produced by Steven Wolf ("Scorchers") and written and directed by Salome Breziner.
"A League of Their Own" and "Hero" star Geena Davis is in final negotiations to star in Columbia Pictures' big-budget swashbuckler "Mistress of the Seas," sources said Friday.
Black Entertainment Television Inc. is negotiating to buy a majority interest in a Santa Monica pay-per-view action movie channel, company officials said Friday.
Last Week…$ 66,000,000 1992…$ 41,800,000 1991…$ 49,700,000 Year to date…$ 1,468,500,000 *1992…$ 1,427,700,000 1991…$ 1,608,600,000 * one week less
Arrow Releasing has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "Combination Platter," which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriters Award at the Sundance Film Festival, sources confirmed Friday.
Sony's Electronic Publishing Co. announced Sunday the acquisition of Psygnosis Ltd., a Liverpool-based computer and videogame software developer and publisher.
Liberty Media Corp. has agreed to buy almost 16.3 million shares of Home Shopping Network stock under its expired tender offer, boosting its stake to 41.5%, Liberty said Friday.
Hemdale Communications Inc. acquired "The Seventh Coin" for U.S. theatrical and homevid distribution. The company name was incorrectly stated Thursday.