Thursday, February 15, 2001
  • Downey Signs for 8 More Episodes

    Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to appear in eight more episodes of the Fox series "Ally McBeal." The deal was struck Tuesday, and terms were not disclosed. "Working on 'Ally McBeal' has been such a satisfying process that I am grateful to have been asked to continue on for the remainder of the season," Downey said in a Fox-issued news release. Downey, 35, plays the love interest of Ally McBeal, played by Calista Flockhart. The role earned him a Golden Globe award for supporting actor last month. Downey's first appearance back on the show will be Feb. 26. ...Read the whole story

  • CoolSavings Is Number One

    CoolSavings was ranked the number one incentive site in the January 2001 Media Metrix Report. With 7.8 million unique visitors in January, an increase of 13% over December 2000, CoolSavings was also listed as the 36th most visited website overall, as well as ranking 21st against the key shopping demographic of Women 25-54. ...Read the whole story

  • L90 To Offer Peer-to-Peer Marketing Opportunities

    L90, Inc. signed an exclusive representation agreement with Aimster, a combined file swapping and chat program. L90 will offer its clients peer-to-peer marketing solutions on Aimster, which registered 2.5 million users for its file sharing and instant messaging software in just 14 weeks of its initial beta testing. L90 will develop marketing supported file-sharing and instant messaging services for its clients. ...Read the whole story

  • E! Sets New High

    E! Online, the internet home of celebrity gossip channel E!, set a new high for single-month page-views this January. According to Media Metrix, the website had 108 million page views in January, breaking their previous high of 101 million that was set in August of 2000. Last January, E! Online users generated only 63 million page-views. A cross-promotion between E! Entertainment Television and E! Online is what is thought to be the main cause for the increase in page views. E! Online's content distribution partnerships with America Online and MSN also contributed to the high traffic volume and record-setting page-views. ... ...Read the whole story

  • New York Times News Heads to Yahoo!

    The New York Times Co.'s digital unit said Tuesday that it has agreed to provide content to Yahoo! News to broaden its readership. NYTimes Digital said in a statement it will provide select articles from the national, politics, business, international, technology and arts sections of NYTimes.com, newyorktoday.com and Boston.com. ...Read the whole story

  • Online Consumer Spending Up
  • Viacom Beats Wall Street
  • Elections Increased Popularity of News/Talk Radio Shows
  • Weekly Nielsen//NetRatings
  • CBS Seeks Survivor III Applicants
  • Grey Worldwide Wins DoubleClick Ad Account