The Tribune, Paramount and Arby Communications station groups have grabbed Warner Bros.' new off-net sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for many of their stations, but at license fees far below the…
ABC is withdrawing its TV network membership from the National Assn. of Broadcasters effective Jan. 1.
Nielsen has de-listed all the stations in the nation's largest market for last Friday's access slot, due to a newspaper ad urging Nielsen families to tune into "You Bet Your Life."
An estimated 100 million people watched all or part of the Big Three's coverage of the election returns between the hours of 8 and 11 p.m., based on Nielsen national statistics for Tuesday night.
'Beverly Hills, 90210' 12.9/20 Fox's teen hit drew its best Wednesday rating yet thanks to its continuing storyline and the absence of "The Wonder Years," bumped to make way for an ABC News spec…
In a whopper of a win for the Big Three networks and Fox Broadcasting Co., a Chicago court yesterday rejected new financial interest and syndication rules adopted by the Federal Communications…
KCBS-TV confirmed yesterday it has licensed MTM Distribution's off-net, re-edited half-hour strip version of "Rescue 911" for next fall.
"It scared the s--t out of me, when Frank Sinatra announced that there would be no autobiography of his life. The television show would be it," recalls William Mastrosimone, the playwright credited…
NEW YORK--Viewers get a snapshot of Dylan Thomas, and those expecting a biographical look at the Welsh writer known for his boozing as much as his genius will be disappointed. But those who can sit…
Citing poor business conditions, Rainbow Programming Holdings will fold its three-year-old SportsChannel Los Angeles at the end of the year.
Selective spotlighting of showbiz legend Frank Sinatra in five hours may not include all the sunlight and shadows, but the result is a well-honed account backed with a first-class sound track and a…