Dismal Ratings for FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special

TVbytheNumbers has published final Nielsen ratings for Sunday and “FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special” averaged just 4.32 million viewers and a 1.8/5 A18-49 rating from 8-10PM. It ranked fourth in viewers but third in the demo, beating Harry’s Law on NBC from 8-9PM and the first half of the latest Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm, Firelight, … Continue Reading →

Dick Clark (1929-2012)

Television icon Dick Clark, famously called the world’s oldest teenager, passed away today at the age of 82. To many, Clark is best known as the host of American Bandstand (from 1956 to 1989); to others, as the host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (1972-2011, excluding 1999 and 2004). Obituaries can be found … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Eight is Enough, The Ernie Kovaks Show

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

“Missing” Star Trek: The Next Generation Footage Found

I fully admit that the title of this post is misleading. No footage from Star Trek: The Next Generation was or is missing. However, back in November it was announced that while working on new, high definition transfers of the series, the original film elements for 13 seconds from the Season Three episode “Sins of … Continue Reading →

Kraft Television Theatre’s “A Night to Remember”

All but forgotten in the hoopla surrounding the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is the Kraft Television Theatre adaptation of Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember (published in 1955), which was broadcast live on Wednesday, March 28th, 1956. Broadcasting*Telecasting reported that the production would feature a cast of 107 (with 72 speaking … Continue Reading →