Thursday, September 19, 2019

SHOOTING COVERAGE TOPS FRIDAY’S RATINGS

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, NBC, and ABC on Friday dumped scheduled programming to present news specials dealing with the theater massacre in Colorado. Final ratings figures on Monday revealed that none of the specials individually drew a sizable audience, but together they accounted for more than 17 million viewers. CBS led off at 8:00 p.m. with a 748 […]

CASEY ANTHONY: TRIAL BY TV?

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Legal analysts have raised ethical questions about a CBS 48 Hours Mystery report Saturday about the upcoming murder trial in Orlando of Casey Anthony, who is charged with murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Appearing on the Sunday-morning program Flashpoint, which airs on the CBS affiliate WKMG-TV, the station’s legal analyst Mark O’Mara criticized the program’s […]

ABC TO LAUNCH THIRD MAGAZINE SERIES

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Unlike NBC, which airs all of its primetime news magazines under the Dateline banner and CBS, which has two distinct news magazines, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours Mysteries, ABC continues to use two banners interchangeably for its primetime news magazines, Primetime and 20/20. Those two programs often borrow the talent and sometimes the stories that […]

S.F. MAGAZINE IN A DAYS OVER CBS THREAT

June 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The publisher of a San Francisco magazine put together on weekends, and therefore called 48HR Magazine, has agreed to change the name of the magazine after receiving warning letters from CBS attorneys that their publication violates CBS’s trademark on 48 Hours, the long-running CBS news magazine that now calls itself 48 Hours Mysteries. The problem […]