Barker finale gets primetime rerun

We have to believe this is a first - a rerun in primetime of a program that aired in a daytime slot just a...

Tribune completes phase one of buyout

Yesterday was the deadline for shareholders to tender their shares for 34 bucks each in cash, a total of 4.3 billion, in phase one...

ABC says it did its homework

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Tom Tancredo have both fired off potshots at ABC News for airing a story about CIA plans to...

Dancing, singing and beauty close out TV season

The May sweeps and the 2006-2007 season closed out with reality TV competition shows driving strong ratings for three networks.  Jordin Sparks won "American...

Rigas convictions stand

A federal appeals court in New York yesterday upheld the convictions of former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas on charges of securities...

Dancing outdraws Idol

ABC is crowing over the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday, which topped Fox's "American Idol" in viewers on the same night...

King ties King again

The top 10 in syndicated television expanded to 11 again as the two "The King of Queens" syndication packages tied once again for 10th...

Creatures to invade CBS

CBS has announce Monday, June 4th as the debut date for "Creature Comforts," an animated series from Aardman Animations, the creators of the Wallace...

NFL in the alphabet soup with QVC, GSI

The National Football League likes to sell related merchandise, and has inked an agreement with cable direct-to-consumer sales channel QVC and with an internet...

Debate presidencial coming from Telemundo

NBC News and its cable wing, MSNBC, are carrying two of six Democratic presidential debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). NBC/Universal has...

Florida downturn taking its toll on Media General

Adding the contribution of the four new NBC affiliates purchased from NBC Universal, April revenues for Media General were up 7.7% to 93.3 million....

TV revenues dropped in Q1

No surprise, since there were no Winter Olympics this year, nor federal elections. The Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) reports that station revenues were...

Another week, another Idol victory

What's unique this week, though, is that while "American Idol" on Fox was the highest rated show of the week, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" snuck...

EchoStar wins patent lawsuit

A federal jury in Texas has ruled invalid a patent held by Forgent Networks, which had sued EchoStar for over 200 million bucks for...

CNN and Internet Broadcasting team up

CNN is now an equity investor in Internet Broadcasting, joining Hearst-Argyle, Post-Newsweek, McGraw-Hill and Split Rock Partners as owners of the nation's largest publisher...

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