It’s "Sunny" for stations

In the latest of a slew of off-cable programs hitting the broadcast syndication marketplace, Twentieth Television has cleared FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for Fall 2011 in 45 percent of the country. Clearing the show are a wide variety of stations, meaning no over-the-board group deals (which is good.) The clearences include WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, the CBS-owned CW […]

WHDH to Leno: Get lost

In a move that could put its fourteen-year NBC affiliation at risk, WHDH-TV in Boston has told NBC it plans not to run Jay Leno’s new weeknight show at 10 p.m. (ET) but instead run a prime-time newscast. Leno got the 10 p.m. time slot after losing his longtime 11:35 p.m. Tonight Show slot to Conan O’Brien. Leno leaves Tonight […]

WHDH’s turnaround

Once a laughingstock in the Boston news race (and the channel that had the dubious distinction of losing its FCC license – twice), NBC affiliate WHDH-TV (Channel 7) is one of the network’s best performing stations. Now meet the person who keeps the station at the top at 11 p.m. (who needs an NBC lead-in, anyway?) and very competitive with […]