Tuesday, October 22, 2019

NBC OWNS HALF OF TOP-TEN RATED SHOWS

June 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Time was when NBC’s Thursday lineup alone would provide five contenders or more for Nielsen’s list of the top ten television shows of the week. These days, however, it is extraordinary when any five NBC shows land in the top-ten. But that’s what happened last week. Of course three shows were titled America’s Got Talent, […]

VIEIRA SEEKING A LIFELINE TO STAY ON MILLIONAIRE

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira has indicated that while she is stepping down as co-host of NBC’s Today show, she would like to keep her job as quizmistress on the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In an interview with today’s (Tuesday) New York Post, Vieira maintained that she does not know whether a deal with Valleycrest […]

VOICE OF AMERICA IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is planning to add a third singing competition to the airwaves in early 2011 to compete with American Idol and Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor. Produced by reality show mavens Mark Burnett (Survivor) and John de Mol (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), the new show, The Voice of America, is reportedly modeled after a […]

WHO WANTS TO BE A $269-MILLION MILLIONAIRE?

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney said today (Thursday) that it will appeal a ruling by a federal jury on Wednesday that it must pay the British creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $269 million in damages. The program had aired on Disney-owned ABC. The British producers, Celador, had accused Disney of cheating them out of revenue that […]