Tuesday, August 20, 2019

KIMMEL LOSES GROUND ON SECOND NIGHT AT 11:35 P.M.

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, it didn’t last long. Jimmy Kimmel’s debut show at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday may have posted some terrific ratings, but they quickly eroded the following night. On Wednesday, Kimmel attracted 2.86 million viewers versus 3.04 million for David Letterman and 3.55 million for Jay Leno. In the key 18-49 age group, he remained slightly […]

ESPN: TEAM DISNEY’S BIGGEST STAR

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be its least Disneyish business, but ESPN turned out to be the star of the Walt Disney Co.’s first-quarter earnings report, which saw a 54-percent leap in net income over the same period a year ago. Ad revenue at the cable sports network soared 27 percent, thanks in great measure to the ratings […]

IGER ORDERING OVERHAUL OF ABC

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney chief Robert Iger is focusing his attention on “remaking” the company’s ABC television network and is putting pressure on Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group and newly appointed ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee “to find hits and get them on the air fast,” the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), citing unnamed ABC […]

DVR USERS SKIP ADS, REMEMBER THEM ANYWAY

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Eighty-six percent of British viewers who watch TV shows on their DVRs always skip through commercials, according to a study prepared for the international accounting company Deloitte by market research firm YouGov. Respondents indicated that they would do less ad-skipping if both the commercials and the commercial breaks were shorter. Nevertheless, the study found that […]

JUST-APPOINTED ABC ENTERTAINMENT CHIEF ENTERS CRITICS’ DEN

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Noting that he had been on the job a mere 36 hours and was therefore “super unprepared” to be addressing the Television Critics Association about ABC’s plans for the fall season, Paul Lee, the new president of ABC Entertainment, said on Sunday that he has no intention of revamping the network’s fall schedule, at least […]

ABC ENTERTAINMENT CHIEF QUITS

July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After six years of front-office squabbling, ABC and Stephen McPherson, president of its entertainment division and head of ABC Studios, have parted company. He will be replaced by Paul Lee, head of the ABC Family channel. McPherson said in a statement that he plans to continue his wine business, add a new “entrepreneurial venture in […]