All Entries in March, 2010

Week 26: Broadcast 90, Cable 10

Discovery Channel’s new “Life” series about the spectrum of life forms on earth earned two spots in the top 50 and helped cable/satellite channels...

Pacings keep getting better for Belo

Belo CEO Dunia Shive spoke to another investor conference on Thursday and reported that TV pacings have gotten even better since her previous positive...

Robert Culp dead at 79

As an actor, Robert Culp had many acclaimed roles, including that of “Bob” in the 1969 movie “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.”...

Fox rules Wednesday

Audience numbers were up for “American Idol,” so Fox coasted to an easy ratings win on Wednesday. Wednesday Overnight Nielsen ratings Ratings/Share Adults 18-49...

25-Seven introduces Program Length Manager

25-Seven Systems announced the availability of its new Program Length Manager (PLM)—the next best thing to being able to stop the clock or add...

March 15-19; ‘Jay Leno’ ‘Jimmy Fallon’ winner of Late-Night TV

NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has won the week of March 15-19 in adults 18-49 and total viewers over all cable and...

Spike TV, UFC launch UltimateFighter.com

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV have joined forces in a new digital partnership with the launch of UltimateFighter.com.  The ad-supported (Burger King,...

Noncom buyer for troubled Idaho AM

KDJQ-AM Meridian ID is being sold out of receivership to a noncommercial Hispanic religious licensee. The station is in the Boise area, and the...

Senate panel may create job openings at the FCC

There will be five employment opportunities on the FCC’s 8th Floor if a bill passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee continues to move...

Television spectrum space gets a bipartisan defense

During opening remarks at the House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, two key members expressed...

PBS sets debut for “The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That!”

PBS Kids and Random House have joined to support science learning for preschoolers nationwide with the premiere of The Cat in the Hat Knows...

Nielsen Supports Television. Arbitron Pays Itself Millions

Why is Nielsen so active in showing the continued relevance of television, while Arbitron pockets millions and does nothing...

Universo Radio celebrates 15 years

The science radio program Universo will celebrate its 15th anniversary of daily Spanish-language broadcasts on skywatching and astronomy on 4/1. The program includes a...

Q4 was less awful for US newspapers

Revenues declined 23.73% in Q4 for US newspapers, according to data from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). Even so, that was the best...

CW’s ‘Top Model’ slipped a touch but still walking

The first one-hour ANTM telecast of cycle fourteen ranked second in W18-34 (2.2/7) and tied for third in A18-34 (1.4/5).  Facing a special SURVIVOR,...

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