Category Archives: NBC

NBC Fall 2010 Schedule

By | NBC | No Comments

NBC Fall 2010 Schedule:

8-9 p.m. – “Chuck”
9-10 p.m. – “THE EVENT”
10-11 p.m. – “CHASE”

8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
10-11 p.m. – “Parenthood”

8-9 p.m. – “UNDERCOVERS”
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES”

8- 8:30 p.m. – “Community”
8:30-9 p.m. – “30 Rock”
9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “OUTSOURCED”
10-11 p.m. – “LOVE BITES”

8-9 p.m. – “Who Do You Think You Are?”/”SCHOOL PRIDE”
9-10 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
10-11 p.m. – “OUTLAW”


7- 8:15 p.m. — “Football Night in America”
8:15-11:30 p.m. — “NBC Sunday Night Football”

SUNDAY (beginning March 2011)
7-8 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
8-9 p.m. – “Minute to Win It”
9-11 p.m. – “The Celebrity Apprentice”

Parks and Recreation
The Cape
Friends With Benefits
Perfect Couples
Harry’s Law
The Paul Reiser Show (formerly “Next”)
The Apprentice
The Marriage Ref
America’s Next Great Restaurant

Network Nightly Newscasts Reach New Lows

By | ABC, CBS, Journalism, NBC, Ratings | No Comments

New York — Via TVSpy: Frazier Moore of Entertainment Daily reports the Big Three Newscasts logged new lows in ratings last week. A major problem for ABC and CBS was that Katie Couric and Charles Gibson were off for the week. Over at NBC, Brian Williams was at the desk, and led the way with a three day average of 7.8 million viewers, even with a preemption on Thursday and Friday, due to coverage of the U.S. Open.

The CBS Evening News registered a new low, dipping below 5 million viewers, for the first time, with 4.9 viewers. ABC’s World News was off, dropping from a half-million viewers from last week, with 6.4 million.

NBC Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Schedule

By | Fall Schedules, NBC | No Comments


Fresh from the upfronts, NBC’s Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Schedule:

(New shows in UPPER CASE)


8-9 p.m. – “Heroes”
9-10 p.m.—“TRAUMA”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser” (two-hour edition)
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”

Read More

New York NonStop Launches

By | Journalism, NBC | No Comments

WNBC in New York on Monday launched the hyper local NY Nonstop  on WNBC DT  4.2. Here’s a sampling of  videos:

Identity Promos:

Network Launch:

NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough:

the old open:


My Take:

The best of luck to WNBC and and I hope this is a success; the industry right now needs more good news, and hopefully, if New York Nonstop is successful, that will help turn the tide. While I have some fundamental questions about how “news” oriented NY Nonstop is, I like what I see thus far.

WeatherPlus+ Shuts Down

By | KSDK, NBC | No Comments

NBC WeatherPlus+Officially, NBC WeatherPlus+ shut down on December 1st.  For viewers across the country, the only change is that you don’t see live weather segments.  There’s still the  615 Music-produced music, and weather maps.

What replaces WeatherPlus is the Weather Channel.  NBC purchased The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications earlier this year, and signaled in October that WeatherPlus was to be shuttered by the end of 2008.

However, the fact remains that several stations are still carrying the feed, and still brand their local weather segments as WeatherPlus.  KSDK in St. Louis, still brands weather as “WeatherPlus+.”

Additionally, many stations have not found alternate programming to fill the DTV sub channel, in the case of KSDK, 5.2.  KETC is the only other station in the market that has made significant use of digital sub channels.

I’ll root around and find out what will become of WeatherPlus+ in St. Louis.

NBC Fall 2008 Schedule

By | NBC | No Comments

For more information see BuddyTV.

NBC has a complicated schedule as Oscar Dahl explains;

NBC Fall 2008


September 15: Heroes will kick off with a three-hour event. First hour is a clip show, followed by the two hour season premiere.

For the rest of the Fall, Mondays will look like this:

8pm: Chuck
9pm: Heroes
10pm: My Own Worst Enemy (new drama starring Christian Slater)

Then, in January until the Super Bowl, Mondays will look like this:

8-9:30pm – American Gladiators
9:30-11pm – Deal or No Deal

Post Super-Bowl:

8pm: Chuck
9pm: Heroes
10pm: The Philanthropist (new drama described as “James Bond meets Robin Hood”)

Read More

Without Writers, TV loads Up on Reality, Reruns

By | ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC | No Comments

Steve Gorman of Reuters reports that viewers looking for new episodes of their favorite shows will find plenty of shows…just not scripted ones.

The writers strike has already affect more than 50 television shows, and has already forced late night shows into reruns. What do viewers have to look forward to?

On NBC, “American Gladiators,” A celebrity “The Apprentice,” “Baby Borrowers,” and “My Dad is Better than Your Dad.”

ABC has “Oprah’s Big Give” where Oprah Winfrey makes philanthropic donations.

FOX will have “American Idol,” the singing contest, now in it’s 6th season, along with two newcomers, “When Women Rule the World,” a social engineering experiment, where the traditional gender roles are reversed, and “The Moment of Truth.”

On CBS, “Survivor” returns, along with a winter edition of “Big Brother,” the British import reality series.

Returning to ABC are “Dancing With the Stars,” “Supernanny,” “Wifeswap,” and “The Bachelor.”

Industry experts think that FOX is in the best position during the writers strike with “American Idol” and “Sarah Connor Chronicles,” a Terminator spin-off series.

Maria Shriver Says She’s Not Returning To NBC News

By | Journalism, NBC | No Comments

Long Beach, CA–The Associated Press reports that Maria Shriver will not be returing to NBC News.

She cites the coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith overdose as a primary reason.

“It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I,” she said. “I called NBC News and told them I’m not coming back.”

Shriver had previously in 2004 announced that she was leaving NBC News because she felt unable to work as a journalist in addition to being California’s first lady to Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

NBC Universal to buy Oxygen Media for $925 million

By | Media, NBC | No Comments

NBC-Universal is going female demo hunting.  

NBC will buy the cable network Oxygen for $925 million, reports Reuters.

Oxygen Media, co-founded by Oprah Winfrey, is a female-oriented general enterntainment network that competes with Lifetime (owned by Disney and Hearst Corporation) and WE: Women’s Entertaiment (owned by Rainbow Media). Of the trio, Lifetime’s ratings are significantly higher.