The return of pro football dominated the list of top cable programs in the third quarter, while USA Network was No. 1 in total viewers and key demos.
USA Network Renewals
USA Network has solidified its drama bench, giving renewals to a trio of series stalwarts: "Royal Pains," "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs."
The job description of a senior TV programming executive includes making a lot of gut calls. Even in a world of online focus groups, viral trial balloons and algorithm-based trend spotting…
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Bazinga indeed. The off-net success of "The Big Bang Theory" propelled TBS to the top cable spot in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos for the first quarter of 2012, according to Nielsen data through March 18.
Starz has given a second season renewal to "Magic City," three weeks before the period drama's premiere.
Philip Matthys, senior vice president of business affairs, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios
Matthys oversees the team of business affairs execs who handle all talent and producer deals, licensing deals, development and series pick-ups as well as new business deals for Universal Cable…
Starz has given a second season renewal to its Kelsey Grammer starrer "Boss," a month before its first season bows on the pay cabler.
The made-for-TV movie, once considered to be on the endangered species list, is starting to make something of a comeback.
USA Network has rounded out its lucky seven.