or


[05/07/07 - 11:14 AM]
The NBC Universal Cable Group Claims 60 of Basic Cable's Top 100 Prime Entertainment Telecasts for the Year to Date
The cable networks of NBC Universal have delivered chart-topping results for the opening four months of 2007, with USA, Bravo and Sci Fi accounting for more than half of the top 100 primetime entertainment basic-cable telecasts of the four-month period.

[via press release from NBC]

THE NBC UNIVERSAL CABLE GROUP CLAIMS 60 OF BASIC CABLE'S TOP 100 PRIME ENTERTAINMENT TELECASTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

THE NBC UNIVERSAL CABLE GROUP CLAIMS 60 OF BASIC CABLE'S TOP 100 PRIME ENTERTAINMENT TELECASTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

USA, SCI FI AND BRAVO COMBINE TO ACCOUNT FOR MORE TOP-RATED TELECASTS IN ADULTS 25-54 THAN ANY OTHER CABLE GROUP

NBCU ALSO CLAIMS SIX OF THE TOP 10 BASIC-CABLE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES IN 25-54 FOR THE YEAR TO DATE

APRIL IS A BREAKOUT MONTH FOR THE NBCU GROUP, WITH USA RANKING #1 AND SCI FI AND BRAVO NABBING BEST-EVER APRIL NUMBERS

BURBANK, Calif. � May 7, 2007 - The cable networks of NBC Universal have delivered chart-topping results for the opening four months of 2007, with USA, SCI FI and BRAVO accounting for more than half of the top 100 primetime entertainment basic-cable telecasts of the four-month period, according to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks have claimed 60 of the top 100 individual entertainment telecasts on basic cable through the first four months of the year, more than any other cable group. (Note that each individual hour of "WWE Entertainment" is counted as one telecast.) The Discovery networks were second behind NBCU with 20 of the top 100 telecasts.

That top 100 list included numerous editions of "WWE Entertainment," all six original telecasts of "Monk," all seven originals of "Psych," the three telecasts of USA's "National Treasure" "three-peat" on April 13, 14 and 15, the January 28 telecast of SCI FI's "Battlestar Galactica" and all five original telecasts of Bravo's "Top Chef."

Of the highest-rated primetime entertainment series on basic cable so far this year, the NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks account for the top four and six of the top 10, more than any other cable group (counting both originals and encores, must be more than five telecasts, excludes sports, acquired movies and specials*). The six top-10 series are "WWE Entertainment" (#1), "Psych" (#2), "Monk" (#3), "Battlestar Galactica" (#4), "Nashville Star" (#6) and USA telecasts of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (#9).

April was a stand-out month for the NBCU Entertainment Cable Networks. USA was the #1 network for the month in households, total viewers and all key demographics, delivering 1.1 million adults 25-54, 1.1 million adults 18-49, 517,000 adults 18-34, 1.8 million households and 2.4 million total viewers.

USA was #1 among adults 25-54 three out of the seven nights of the week for April. USA was #1 on Monday with "WWE Monday Night Raw," on Wednesday with "Law & Order: SVU" and on Saturday with a combination of "Law & Order: SVU" and acquired movies.

In April, SCI FI Channel delivered its best performances ever for the month among younger viewers. Compared to the same month last year, SCI FI was up 29 percent in adults 18-34, 20 percent among men 18-34, and 41 percent among women 18-34, marking the ninth consecutive month SCI FI has grown among adults 18-34. SCI FI posted gains on six of seven nights of the week versus April 2006 averages.

The SCI FI Original Movie premiere of "Lake Placid 2" on April 28 delivered 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 1.4 million adults 25-54, SCI FI's best Saturday original movie performance since October 8, 2005 ("Dungeons and Dragons:Wrath of Dragon God") in both demographics. It was also the fifth SCI FI original movie of 2007 to top 1 million adults 25-54.

BRAVO delivered its best April ever in total-day adults 18-49 and total viewers, with an 11 percent jump versus April 2006 in 18-49 (154,000 vs. 139,000) and a 12 percent increase in total viewers (259,000 vs. 232,000). In primetime, Bravo was up 5 percent in 18-49 and 17 percent in total viewers versus April 2006.

In May, Bravo's Tuesday original sophomore docu-drama "Work-Out" and Wednesday freshman competition series "Shear Genius" both continue to post impressive ratings gains. "Work Out's" dramatic and emotional episode last week (5/1) set a series high among adults 18-49 (731,000), increasing the 18-49 demo by 50 percent from the previous week. Additionally, last week (5/2) "Shear Genius" improved 23 percent among adults 18-49 from the previous week and through four episodes, Shear Genius is outpacing Top Chef's inaugural season one by seven percent in total viewers.

All figures are for January 1-April 29, 2007 in "most current" ("live plus seven days" through April 15 and "live plus same day" for April 16-29).

* Excludes Discovery's "Planet Earth," which was listed by Nielsen as a special with no uniform series title.





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 2: WRATH OF THE DRAGON GOD (SYFY)
· LAKE PLACID 2 (SYFY)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· PSYCH (USA)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
· WORK OUT (BRAVO)
· WWE RAW (USA)









[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.