TCA: Fox

There is a lot to talk about regarding Fox in their press tour presentations, which took place Thursday and Friday: Fox – Of course, the big story is Paula Abdul leaving American Idol after eight years. At the Fox executive panel, executives Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice said they were talking to her for the last few months regarding a […]

"Top Model", "Shield" take it on the chin

The good news for The CW lasted just one day. America’s Next Top Model’s season-premiere last night set a personal ratings low with just 3.5 million viewers – down 32 percent from last year’s premiere (Sept. 19, 2007) in adults 18-49 and managed only a 1.9/6 among adults 18-34, also down from last year. Top Model was even beaten by […]

Can syndication find the next hit?

Quick, when was the last true first-run syndicated hit? Though many syndicators would argue, it was six years ago with Dr. Phil averaging a 4.4 Nielsen rating in its freshman season. Before that, you would have to go all the way back to June 1996 for the last breakout hit – Warner Bros.’ The Rosie O’Donnell Show. And if you […]