NBC stations dominate in late news

Remember when I said NBC stations get no help from their network lead-ins, hurting them? Turns out they don’t need them. NBC stations in Boston, Milwaukee, and Baltimore won the 11 p.m. late news races, according to recent July numbers from Nielsen. Among the highlights: Boston: NBC affiliate WHDH won the 11p.m. news race, but finished behind ABC affiliate WCVB-TV […]

Syndication Report

This week, Marc Berman in Mediaweek details what’s going on in the world of first-run syndication, in a report you can read by clicking here. (Adobe Acrobat required.) Among the findings: – Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are still tops in syndication (of course), with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire still performing well, and Family Feud taking it on […]

NATPE/TCA update

Here is the latest going on at NATPE in Las Vegas and TCA press tour in Pasadena, Calif.: -Warner Bros. has pulled its proposed new show, Celebrity Jury– for now. Warner Bros. was unable to come to an agreement with the Fox-owned stations on the program, but may be launched at a later date. Meanwhile, the chances for Dr. Keith […]

CBS Corp. Combines CBS Paramount, KIng World

http://www.cbscorporation.com/Roger King, who became rich in the 1980’s as the little company that could (Thanks to he and his brother Michael discovering Oprah Winfrey and acquiring the syndicated rights to “Wheel of Fourtune” and “Jeporady!”), will head the new CBS Television Distribution Group. The sales people will be selling CBS Paramount and King World syndicated product so they won’t have […]