In this era of "Jerry Springer" and "Leeza," the "fact-based" drama of a network telepic better deliver the goods: outrageous characters and actions, a juicy storyline, forbidden sex, extreme…
The hot marketplace for theatrical movies continues with the sale by Warner Bros. of "You've Got Mail" in a shared TV window to Turner Broadcasting and CBS. The deal also includes the sharing of the…
Real Entertainment, the company behind Jerry Springer's "Too Hot for TV" homevideo series, teams with ABC this week to launch a direct-response program for "America's Funniest Home Videos."
The webs are taking a somewhat calmer approach to midseason shuffling this year, launching fewer shows and making fewer dramatic sked changes.
Boosted by the turbulent bull market, biz news cabler CNBC turned in a boffo Nielsen performance in 1998.
Basic cable networks continued their steady, year-by-year climb as a category in the Nielsen ratings, shooting up another 2.8 million homes in 1998 to reach a record average of 22.7 million…
CBS rescued rerun-besieged holiday-week viewers with its Dec. 29 airing of "The Bodyguard," which chased off all Nielsen threats to earn CBS' best nonsports Tuesday adults 18-49 rating in more than…
Pointing to Tuesday's victory in a Delaware federal court, Playboy Television topper Jim English wants to get a running start when it comes to gaining back ground in the 14 million homes where…
The Peacock's Tom Brokaw-anchored "Nightly News" is on track to score its second consecutive yearlong Nielsen win -- despite losing the most viewers of all the evening newscasts.
Anticipating the demise of the entire 1998-99 National Basketball Assn. season, TBS has shifted its 12-year-old "National Geographic Explorer" series from its longstanding berth between 7 and 9 p.m…
Veteran TV journo Marcia Brandwynne is returning to the local TV news scene as exec producer of KTLA's "KTLA Morning News," starting Jan. 18.