...Mike McGuire of Shenandoah is 47. Country singer-guitarist Marty Roe of Diamond Rio is 45. Actor Malcolm Gets (Caroline in the City) is 41. Comedian Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) is 32. Singer John Legend is 27. Actress Mackenzie Rosman...
...of whom exposes a suspect with an excellent motive for killing her. Next Friday (Jan. 21), Lea Thompson ("Caroline in the City") is on deck for "Jane Doe," playing a suburban wife and mom who leads a double life decoding crimes for the...
That silence you perceive is the buzz fading away from The Osbournes.
NEW YORK -- If NBC manages to come from behind and capture the year's Nielsen Media Research ratings crown, it can thank Noah's Ark for keeping it afloat. Opening night of the biblical miniseries on Sunday scored the highest ratings for a TV movie this year, leading NBC to an easy victory during opening week of the May "sweeps" period, where ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates.
LOS ANGELES -- Happy New Year, CBS. The network dominated the holiday week's Nielsen ratings, marking its fourth consecutive victory as the most-watched broadcast network. Touched by an Angel, 60 Minutes and an airing of the Harrison Ford film Sabrina on CBS Sunday night were the three highest-rated programs of the week. The Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston movie The Bodyguard also was a hit, ranking eighth.
LOS ANGELES -- News magazines and football dominated TV viewing in a holiday week of series reruns, according to Nielsen Media Research figures released Tuesday. ABC's NFL Monday Night Football, which featured the Miami Dolphins' 31-21 defeat of the Denver Broncos, was the top-rated program. Three of the top 10 shows for Dec. 21-27 focused on football. On the news side, a fresh edition of CBS' 60 Minutes, which included stories on a health-care-industry whistle-blower and gospel singer Shirley Caesar, was the second most-watched show.
60 Minutes Executive Producer Don Hewitt has found the perfect solution to the problem of costly political TV advertising -- ban it. For years, politicians have crabbed about the expense of buying TV time, and for years they've been trying to get the networks to cough up free air time. Selling no ad time to candidates would level the playing field in the same way that giving them equal amounts of free time would, Mr. Hewitt said last week at the Media Studies Center's 21st Annual Frank E. Gannett Lecture in New York.
NEW YORK -- A Thursday night airing of Forrest Gump and Rick Schroder's debut on NYPD Blue helped ABC to its first prime-time Nielsen Media Research win of the television season. ABC hadn't won the ratings competition since its March showing of the Academy Awards, but took advantage of a week full of holiday specials and reruns. For the week, ABC had a 9.6 rating and 16 share, Nielsen said Tuesday. CBS was second with a 9.3 rating and 15 share, NBC had an 8.2 rating and 14 share and Fox had a 6.3 rating and 10 share.
...Friends, NBC, 7.5 29. (X) Grace Under Fire, ABC, 7.3 30. (X) Boy Meets World, ABC, 7.2 31. Caroline In The City, NBC, 7.1 31. (X) Sabrina-Teenage Witch, ABC, 7.1 31. Sabrina-Teenage Witch, ABC, 7.1 31...
NEW YORK -- Whatever the future holds for NBC without Seinfeld and NFL football, the network can at least enjoy the present. NBC ended two weeks as the runner-up to reclaim the top spot in prime time for the week of Jan. 5-11, according to Nielsen Media Research figures released Tuesday. NBC had five of the top six shows in logging a 10.6 rating and 17 share. ABC, up a notch from the week before, logged a 9.5 rating and 15 share. And CBS, landing only three shows in the top 25, dropped to third with a 9.0 rating and 15 share.