Just over 12.3 million viewers watched the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, which resulted in a Nielsen 4.3 rating/13 share -- the lowest ratings since 1970 when the game was first aired in primetime. The show dropped 14 percent from last year, or 1.5 million viewers.
NBC Universal TV Group has hired its first-ever executive producer at large, more or less. Longtime sports and live event producer Michael Weisman will have the title of executive producer of the NBC Universal TV Group and will report to Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal TV Group.
You can blame too many perfect and less-than-perfect TV series of seasons gone by for some of these problems. The mass public has little interest in these efforts, but a niche audience might want to reminiscence or even buy them as gifts for family members. Anyone for "Cop Rock," "Sports Night," or "Central Park West"?
It comes oddly enough with all those full-houses, straights, two pairs, and three pairs references on TV. TV poker shows -- in case you have been under a casino slot machine for the past two years - have been a surging programming area. Professional, amateur, and celebrity poker tournaments have been seen on many a cable network, and some broadcast networks as well.
You might excuse Live 8 producers, as quickly edited MTV shows have been a staple at the network and its sister network, VH1, for some time now. MTV's programming intention has been clear for years: less actual music and ...
Recent press reports worry way too much about what the retirement of Lance Armstrong will do to OLN. The fact is even though OLN pulled its biggest numbers ever for a Tour de France last weekend, averaging 418,735 viewers per telecast -- up 80 percent from last year - the biggest bike race in the world is only three weeks long. The network has 49 other ...
Calming satisfaction is brought with the knowledge that Walt Disney's Bob Iger can get a brisk game of tennis with Viacom's Sumner Redstone. That's because a relaxed media mogul can only mean good things for the U.S. media consumer.