NBC is making it look easy in the key demographic races of the May sweep, topping its rivals by considerable margins for a second straight week.
An Alphabet exec once told "America's Funniest Home Videos" producer Vin Di Bona that his show couldn't be killed with a stick. He was right.
ABC will try to climb its way out of the ratings basement with an aggressive fall lineup that balances the net's need for massive changes while maintaining as much sked stability as possible.
CBS will add five dramas and two comedies to its fall schedule, including high-profile hours from feature helmers Michael Mann and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Trio, the popular-arts cable network that Vivendi Universal inherited when it bought USA Networks from Barry Diller last year, has tapped Lauren Zalaznick as its new president.
ABC has inked comic Jimmy Kimmel ("The Man Show") to host a new post-"Nightline" latenight talker -- effectively killing the Bill Maher-hosted "Politically Incorrect."
Telemundo is hoping to tempt younger auds this fall with reality skein "La Isla de Tentacion" -- with Fox World repurposing its own format for the Spanish-lingo network.
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media will cablecast five of the seven women's Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournaments this summer.
While its network rivals prepare to make some drastic overhauls to their lineups next fall, NBC will bank on stability.
Maybe the miniseries isn't extinct. "Dinotopia," ABC's big gun for the May sweep, was living large in the ratings Sunday night, towering in its two-hour block in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar